I recently fell in love with Bluetooth earbuds. When I checked out the Panasonic RZ-S500W, all my fears about losing one disappeared, and the comfort and freedom made me feel like a …comfortable…free… thing.
They should have sent a poet.
So given the Oppo-tunity to check out an Oppo take on noise-cancelling earbuds, I was all in.
The Oppo X-Factor
One thing Oppo has excelled at for a long time is their devices battery life, which has always been a big factor in our love of their phones. This was so obvious when both Brian and I were shocked with the poor battery life of the Oppo Watch.
You should’ve seen us. Like a couple of bingo grannies seeing a punk rocker in the pharmacy we were.
Well Oppo has come back to their insane battery ways with the Oppo Enco X. I charged these bad boys on a Thursday, and using them a normal amount, with noise cancelling on and keeping them in their cradle when not in use, it is now next Thursday and they still have life. This is multiple hours a day use, and even more on the weekend.
It is absolutely insane that I haven’t charged these all week. Brian once mentioned his theory that a tiny wizard lived in a phone to keep it charged. Well, clearly they brought a friend this time.
There are two things to note with earbud comfort. The first is that, fresh out of the box, I popped them in and couldn’t have been happier. The box comes with a couple of different sized nibs in case you have smaller or bigger ear holes, but I apparently have the most average of ear holes; couldn’t have been comfier.
But the design of earbuds in ears aren’t anything new right?
Well, the cradle is something new. This may seem trivial but it is significant. The cradle is a sleek, curved edge masterpiece that lets the buds sit in your pocket comfortably. If you are going to be using them as your main pair, and therefore kept in your pocket almost all the time, then this is an awesome feature.
No awkward edges sticking in your leg, or strange shapes appearing in your pocket any more. At least, not from the cradle.
I REALLY like these earbuds.
Earbuds that co-Oppo-rate with you
My only annoyance with the earbuds was that double tapping the ear buds skips songs, and the way to pause music or podcasts was to take a bud out. A cool feature, no doubt, but sometimes my hands are full and I want to pause it so I can hear the cashier without risking swallowing one of the things.
Well, I was surprised to find it was super easy to customise the prompts. In the bluetooth settings on your phone you can change what the double tap does. I changed it to pause and life got SO much smoother.
I can’t say how easy this is on other branded phones because our house only has Oppo phones. But honestly, if you aren’t using one, then why not? Did you see Brian’s review of the Oppo Find X2 Pro? He was heartbroken sending that glorious phone back.
Brains note: I am editing this, so I’m remembering it now. My heart is breaking again; seriously, it’s that good.
But back to the earbuds.
I Enco-rouge you to buy these earbuds
I am trying to find anything to knock these earbuds on, but I am struggling. The noise cancelling isn’t the best I have experienced, but they were good. The sound quality is excellent, the battery life is excellent, the comfort is excellent, the Oppo Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones are excellent.