OPPO Enco W31 Review
May 26, 2020

Let’s check out OPPO’s first wireless headphones.

Released a few weeks ago, the OPPO Enco W31 joins that growing list of earbud-style wireless headphones that have been the new trend in audio. The Enco W31 might look like other wireless earbuds out there, but for 299 AED we actually enjoyed its performance.

The Enco W31’s is familiar, yet there are subtle traits that make it unique. The concentric design easily fits inside your ear which helps with noise reduction and also stays in place when you use it for workouts. OPPO says it’s the perfect fit and while can’t assure that for everyone, wearing it is definitely comfortable.

The earbuds are made of plastic with a matte and glossy finish and actually looks nice design-wise. The earbuds are housed inside a rounded case where it gets charged via USB-C. It’s small and lightweight, and can easily fit inside your pocket. The Enco W31 also has an IP54 rating meaning that it’s perfectly capable of handling water splashes and sweat.

The OPPO Enco W31 is compatible with iOS and Android devices and I didn’t have any problems pairing it with any of these smartphones. With the 7mm dynamic drivers, the headphone is able to deliver deep bass without compromising the trebles. The Enco W31 also lets you choose between two modes: Balanced Mode and Bass Mode. While Balanced Mode offers a more rounded tone, I preferred using Bass Mode while listening to my music. Music can be flat at times, but adjusting the EQ on my music player somehow resolved it.

The Enco W31 includes dual microphones that help drown out background noise. Using AI, it can separate noise from your voice so talking in loud surroundings won’t be a problem. I used this during my daily run outside and noticed that calls are clearer – the person on the other end of the line said he can hear the sound of vehicles but only at a minimum.

As for the battery, you’re getting around 3.5 hours on a single charge and up to 15 hours when used with the charging case. It’s not the best, but again it’s acceptable considering the cost and how good it performs. One thing to point out though is that the LED of the Enco W31 is located inside the case. This means that I have to keep opening the case to know if its fully charged or not. A small annoyance, but not really a deal-breaker.

Overall, the OPPO Enco W31 delivers what you’d expect from a 299 AED pair of wireless headphones: decent sound output, good design, and of course, affordable. 

We Love:

+ Decent audio output

+ Affordable

+ Good battery life

We Hate: 

– None to mention

Final Rating: 4/5

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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