Near the end of the year, OPPO once again launched a TWS noise cancelling headphones product——OPPO Enco Free2i. It can be understood from the naming that this product should be the OPPO Enco Free2 Lite version.
Contrasting color design, more integrated look and feel
First of all, in terms of appearance design, the overall appearance of the OPPO Enco Free2i true wireless earphones continues the design language of the previous generation, but has been adjusted in many aspects to make the overall look and feel more integrated. The color contrast design used for the first time also adds a touch of artistic conception to the use of the switch cover, but at the same time the product layering and texture have been reduced to a small extent.
The OPPO Enco Free2i charging case still has a cobblestone-shaped oval design, and the front fading surface provides a very convenient opening and closing experience, which can be opened and closed with one hand. An indicator light is also provided to feed back the remaining power information of the charging case.
The charging case cancels the ring-shaped silver waistline of OPPO Enco X to the semi-circular waistline design of OPPO Enco Free2, bringing a more integrated look and feel and a smoother and more rounded holding experience. But at the same time the texture is relatively reduced.
Open the charging case cover, there will be a bright and fresh feeling. OPPO Enco Free2i uses a creative blue and white contrast design for the first time. The external white color is matched with the internal light blue to express the artistic conception of “closing the white clouds and opening the blue sky”.
OPPO Enco Free2i earphones also continue OPPO’s simple and clean dual-track circular geometric splicing design. The body texture is consistent with the charging case, with a smooth and round body curve and touch, which fits the auricle very comfortably when worn.
The earphone is equipped with a total of three different sizes of soft silicone eartips to provide users with the best audio and noise cancelling experience. And the eartips also added blue color accents, echoing the charging case of the creative blue and white contrast design.
The OPPO Enco Free2i headphone handle still uses the dual-track design, which makes the appearance of the headphone more layered and recognizable. The outer track is decorated with lines, and the inner track is the touch area. The graphic design is adopted to effectively improve the accuracy of blind operation. But compared to the previous generation, the optical coating material is eliminated, and the same process as the body is used.
After actual measurement, the overall weight is about 46g, and the weight of the two earphones is about 8.7g. Lightweight body provides portability and comfort when going out.
In terms of wearing effect, the OPPO Enco Free2i true wireless earphones is based on the OPPO professional ear database. The ergonomically designed body curve provides a comfortable and stable fit to wear. In the experience, daily use can guarantee 1-2 hours of wear-free, longer-term use will gradually experience discomfort in the supporting position of the auricle, which just reminds you that it is time to let your ears rest.
-42dB depth noise cancelling, personalized private order
Noise cancelling is one of the features recognized by consumers in TWS headphones in the past two years. Active noise cancelling and call noise cancelling functions have become the primary factors considered by many consumers when buying TWS headphones. The OPPO Enco Free2i true wireless earphones completely inherits the excellent experience of the previous generation in the noise cancelling function, and also supports the personalized noise cancelling function, providing a customized noise cancelling effect.
In terms of configuration, from the official data, OPPO Enco Free2i also uses a three-core ANC chip to provide strong computing power support. The previous generation of three-core noise cancelling chip is BES BES2500YP ultra-low power bluetooth audio SoC, which supports adaptive ANC (active noise cancelling) function, and integrates high-fidelity audio DAC and ADC. It is speculated from the function and experience that OPPO Enco Free2i has been used. Please look forward to the follow-up teardown report for details.
OPPO Enco Free2i is also equipped with 3 microphone units. When the active noise cancelling function is turned on, the feedforward noise cancelling microphone on the top of the earphone handle and the backfeed noise cancelling microphone inside the sound outlet will be activated. The dual microphones pick up the environmental noise inside and outside the ear canal and work with the noise cancelling chip algorithm to eliminate the environmental noise in real time.
In terms of overall experience, OPPO Enco Free2i provides a very clean noise cancelling effect, which is very thorough in suppressing low- and medium-frequency steady-state noise such as ambient noise, exhaust fans, and air-conditioning roars. It can also weaken the irregular sounds of vocals, keyboards and other medium and high frequencies. It also has a good control of the noise at the time of noise cancelling, and it can be used comfortably without music during lunch break.
Personalized noise cancelling is a privately customized noise cancelling curve technology developed by OPPO for two years. By optimizing the noise cancelling deviation caused by the ear canal size, shape, wearing state and other factors when different people wear the earphone, it provides a customized and personalized noise cancelling experience. So that different groups of people can enjoy the best noise cancelling effect provided by OPPO Enco Free2i.
OPPO Enco Free2i true wireless earphones also support transparency mode, which allows you to easily obtain external information while enjoying music. With active noise cancelling and normal mode, the three modes can be switched freely to meet the needs of different scenarios.
During a voice call, OPPO Enco Free2i earbuds will use three microphones to synergize to eliminate external environmental noise and enhance the subject’s voice. The third inward microphone can better capture the human voice in the environment of wind noise and strong noise cancelling, and provide a clear call effect.
OPPO Enco Free2i also adopts a unique anti-wind noise duct design, combined with an intelligent anti-wind noise algorithm that automatically turns on under wind noise scenarios, to effectively noise cancelling the impact of wind noise on active noise cancelling and call use.
Cancel Dynaudio joint tuning and support system-level sound quality compensation
The change in acoustic configuration may be the most important factor in the difference of 200 RMB compared to the previous generation. OPPO Enco Free2i true wireless earphones still uses a 10mm dynamic driver, polymerized polymer titanium-plated diaphragm, but canceled the joint tuning with Dynaudio, and no longer supports personalized listening functions.
Sound quality is the most basic function of TWS headset products, and it is also a very subjective aspect. Ordinary users’ perception of music will be affected by many factors such as the original audio quality, connection signal, music literacy, and mood when listening. It may be possible to distinguish between poor sound quality and good sound quality, but the line between good and better becomes very blurred.
In terms of music experience, OPPO Enco Free2i true wireless earphones have canceled the joint tuning with Dynaudio, which makes the sense of hearing lack the corresponding taste, but still maintains the audio quality of the three-band balanced. It also provides a system-level sound quality compensation solution to avoid sound quality damage after the active noise cancelling function is turned on.
When experiencing the music of “The Party—Pampa Folks”, the low-frequency drums are deep, the mid-high-frequency vocals and instruments are clear, and the conversion between true and false sounds is more comfortable and natural. OPPO Enco Free2i true wireless earphones also have three equalizers: dynamic bass, clear vocals, and bright and transparent, which can be preset according to your preferences.
HeyMelody APP, custom presets, extended function applications
In addition to the main functions, OPPO has equipped its TWS headphone ecology with the “HeyMelody” APP. You can use or preset functions such as headphone control, personalized noise cancelling, game mode, equalizer, device dual connection, and fit detection, as well as update the headset’s firmware. OPPO mobile phone users and other brand mobile phone users can have the same experience.
In terms of earphone touch operation, OPPO Enco Free2i true wireless earphones have a complete touch operation scheme, supporting all modes of single-click, double-click, triple-click, long-press, and slide up and down. It supports switching noise cancelling mode, previous/next, volume-/volume+, wake up voice assistant and many other options, which can be fully satisfied without the need of a mobile phone. It also supports the double-tap remote shooting function, and the shooting distance is no longer limited to the length of the arm.
Long-lasting power to ensure battery life for various functions
In terms of battery life, the OPPO Enco Free2i true wireless earphones has no gap with the previous generation products in terms of battery capacity and battery life. At 50% volume, a single music playback time of the earphones can reach 6.5 hours, and the comprehensive battery life of the charging case is 30 hours. Turn on the active noise cancelling function to support a single 4 hours and 20 hours overall battery life. Supports fast charging, but does not support wireless charging.
This time, I will give you a detailed introduction to the OPPO Enco Free2i true wireless earphones compared to the previous generation in terms of differences, as well as the many features of this product. It can be understood that the two products have their own characteristics in terms of appearance design. OPPO Enco Free2i is more integrated, and the creative blue and white contrast design adopted for the first time makes the product form more lively and smart.
In terms of functional configuration, the OPPO Enco Free2i true wireless earbuds retains the noise cancelling function that is currently attracting more attention, and provides the same high-quality experience as the previous generation products. It supports personalized noise cancelling, transparency mode, three-microphone call noise cancelling, and intelligent wind noise prevention functions to meet the needs of different scenarios.
The biggest change is in the music experience. OPPO Enco Free2i is equipped with a 10mm polymer polymer titanium-plated diaphragm dynamic driver, which supports system-level sound quality compensation and provides a three-band balanced sound quality effect, which can meet the daily use of ordinary users. However, the cancellation of Dynaudio’s joint tuning and personalized listening functions will have a certain impact on users who have high demand for sound quality.
Other aspects are based on OPPO’s complete TWS headphone ecology, providing users with convenient control and device switching, low-latency game mode, wearing detection, fit detection and other functions, which enrich the user experience.