OPPO Enco W31 review: true wireless waterproof earbuds with touch control


</ img>

Smartphone manufacturers try to provide a complete set of all additional accessories that

can be useful to users. This applies not only to banal cases and power banks, but also to headsets. OPPO is no exception, the company already has several models in different form factors, including the OPPO Enco W31 headphones that came to us for review. It should be noted right away that they have nothing to do with the excellent OPPO planar magnetic headphones, which are known in the circles of high-quality sound lovers. For example, OPPO PM-3, which once visited our review and left an indelible impression. OPPO Enco W31 is an inexpensive wireless model for the mainstream consumer who listens to music from a smartphone and wants to get rid of wires.

  1. What is it?
  2. What is in the box?
  3. What does OPPO Enco W31 look like?
  4. How convenient and how to use?
  5. What about the sound quality, microphone and sound insulation?
  6. What about autonomy and signal stability?
  7. In the dry residue

What is it?

OPPO Enco W31 - In-ear TWSheadset with dynamic emitters, Bluetooth 5.0, splash protection and touch control. Equipped with dynamic 7-mm emitters, additional microphones to eliminate ambient noise during calls, so that the interlocutor hears you well. It is important to understand that this is not a real active noise canceling system. Of the pleasant chips, there are sensors that determine that the user has pulled out the earpiece and automatically pause playback.

</ p>

What is in the box?


</ img>


</ img>

OPPO Enco W31 come in a small squarewhite box with a picture and model name. The set is quite standard, without any bonuses. Headphones in a charging case, replaceable ear tips, USB Type-C charging cable and documentation.

</ p>

What does OPPO Enco W31 look like?


</ img>

OPPO Enco W31 are made of plastic and presentmade of very small in-ear headphones with a “leg”. The design is reminiscent of AirPods Pro. We reviewed the white version, the model is still available in black. Although white seems to me personally more successful, in particular because of the glossy outer part of the headphones, which is clearly more easily soiled in the black version. Overall, the headphones look nice, stylish and no-nonsense.


</ img>

On the outside of the headphones there are decorative silver inserts and holes for additional microphones:


</ img>

The inner part of the headphones is made of matteplastic. There are more interesting things from this side. On the "legs" the designations L and R flaunt, as well as contacts for charging. On the main part there are sensors that detect that the earpiece has been pulled out of the ear (Wearing Detection) and two small holes. Perhaps compensatory. The sound guide is thin and short, closed with a mesh. There is a ledge along the perimeter of the sound guide edge for better attachment of the tips.


</ img>

The charging case is flat, round and resembles a pebble. It is made of very nice matte plastic. The OPPO logo flaunts on the top cover:


</ img>

There is a small recess in front for openingcase. The lid does not have an auto-finishing mechanism, but it keeps quite well in the desired position and does not open spontaneously. Under the cover, we see the headphones themselves, the LED indicator and the button that you need to hold down to go into pairing mode. The headphones are fixed in the desired position with rather strong magnets and do not fall out even if you specifically shake the case.


</ img>

There is a Type-C charging connector at the back:


</ img>

How convenient and how to use?

The shape and weight of the OPPO Enco W31 is very successful inOverall: the headphones do not interfere at all during prolonged use. They are easily shoved into the ears, and then even more easily removed. And they do not fall out, which is especially important if you run them, for example. For what I mainly used them and what the protection against moisture according to the IP54 standard contributes. But there is one controversial point: standard complete nozzles are very small in height, only the diameter changes with size. As a result, it is simply impossible to get a deep landing. What's more, the tubes are thin and my favorite SpinFit tips didn't fit. Therefore, a bag with attachments from old headphones was removed from the cabinet and a suitable pair was selected, which allowed the OPPO Enco W31 to be “seated” deep enough into the ear canals.


</ img>

The first time you connect, you need to translate OPPO EncoW31 into pairing mode, which is done by long pressing the button inside the case. Subsequent connection is lightning fast, you just need to open the case. Thanks to Bluetooth 5.0, pairing takes place in parallel with each earbud, rather than sequentially as it used to be. The headphones feel great with Android and iOS smartphones, there were no problems with connection. And owners of OPPO smartphones on Color OS 7 will receive a small bonus in the form of a fast connection with beautiful animation that displays the charge of each earphone and case. A la iOS with AirPods. There are also no complaints about the reliability of the signal: you can move 7 meters away from the source, while there may be an obstacle in the form of a wall and no interruptions are noticed.


</ img>

No additional headset appsnot provided. There are not as many management options as we would like. When you remove any earbud, playback automatically pauses and resumes when you push it back into your ear. Works accurately, no mess. Touch control perceives only three gestures. Double tap on the right earpiece switches to the next track, triple tap activates the voice assistant. Double tap on the left earphone switches the sound modes: "balanced" and "bass boost". Also, with a double tap, you can answer the call and end it. As you can see, there are not enough gestures: I would still like to be able to pause / play without removing the earpiece from the ear or the smartphone from the pocket. The same applies to volume control and the ability to return to the previous track.

</ p>

What about the sound and microphone quality?

At the very beginning of the review, it was not for nothing thatpositioning OPPO Enco W31 as a mass low-cost model. This is roughly how you can characterize the sound in headphones: mass and “youthful”. The headphones are suitable for lovers of a variety of modern electronics, hip-hop, dance and pop music. The headphones are very bass, even in the so-called “balanced” mode. There are a lot of low frequencies. So much so that the mid-range and treble can hardly break through the massive wall of bass, not the most detailed, it is worth noting. Physically, there are midrange and high frequencies, but they are very failed and, for example, live instruments sound flat and secondary. We are not talking about detail. In the "bass boost" mode, the situation, of course, is aggravated. In short, if you love the aforementioned modern "trendy" styles of music and a lot of bass, then you will love the OPPO Enco W31. For instrumental music, and indeed for those who are picky in terms of sound quality, it is worth looking at other models. With the quality of voice transmission, things are going well: additional microphones really intelligently cut off external noises and the interlocutor hears you well even on a noisy street.

</ p>

What about autonomy?


</ img>

Each earphone has a battery25mAh each. They promise 3.5 hours of battery life from a single charge at 50% volume. 50% was very little to me, I listened to headphones at almost maximum volume. At the same time, one charge was enough for about 2 hours of work. Which is quite good and it is enough to get, for example, to work and back without the need to recharge. The charging case is enough for 6-7 headphone charges. Accordingly, in the aforementioned mode of listening to music on the road, a fully charged kit will be enough for a week. A full charge of all this stuff takes about two hours.

</ p>

In the dry residue

The TWS headset segment is now overcrowded,the assortment is amazing and is able to satisfy almost any user. There are both expensive and sophisticated models of well-known A-brands, and a lot of cheaper non-name models from AliExpress. Which, by the way, sometimes sound very good. Among all this choice, it is difficult to recommend (or not recommend) OPPO Enco W31: the headphones turned out to be light, cute, with good microphones for high-quality sound transmission and a very good battery life. The touch control is also implemented well, although I would like more gestures. The only significant factor against buying is the OPPO Enco W31 sound, which well does not suit me at all. Although I am sure that fans of more bass, so much so that their brains are massaged, will like everything. The cost at the moment is 2000 UAH.

4 reasons to buy OPPO Enco W31:

  • comfortable and lightweight design;
  • moisture protection according to the IP54 standard;
  • high-quality voice transmission;
  • decent battery life.

2 reasons not to buy OPPO Enco W31:

  • sound quality for discerning listeners;
  • I would like more touch control options.

OPPO Enco W31

In-ear TWS headset with 7mm dynamic emitters, Bluetooth 5.0, splash resistant and touch control

Rozetka

Foxtrot

Allo

Citrus

Portativ

OPPO Enco W31

Emitters
7mm dynamic

Frequency range
20 Hz - 20,000 Hz

Way of wearing
intracanal

Impedance
32 ohm

Sensitivity
95 dBA

Connection
Bluetooth 5.0, SBC, AAC

Battery
2x25 mAh (headphones, up to 3.5 hours), 350 mAh (case, up to 15 hours)

Additionally
IP54 protection

For those that want to know more:

  • Samsung Galaxy Buds + review: miniature TWS headphones with wireless charging
  • Mixcder T2 sports TWS earbuds review: a day of work is not for all the money in the world
  • Sony WF-1000XM3 review: true wireless noise canceling headphones
  • Huawei FreeBuds 3 Review: Active Noise Canceling TWS Headphones
  • MPOW T5 review: TWS cordless headphones with long half-price
  • Overview of vivo TWS 1: true wireless headphones with the flagship Qualcomm QCC5126 processor
  • Kinera SEED Review: Universal Hybrid Headphones With A Delicious Price Tag