Oppo Enco Q1 review: Elegant design, long battery life and impressive noise cancellation tech
The earphones are sturdy and comfortable enough to stay on neck for the entire day.
Highlight: Active noise cancellation
Think Oppo and the first thing that pops into one’s head is a smartphone. The Chinese company’s plans to change that notion, entering the crowded Indian headphone market with the Enco Q1. These in-ear wireless headphones with neckband are Oppo’s first shot at a market dominated by Sony and Audio Technica and several other brands.
What makes these headphones special are their active noise cancellation or ANC capacity. Here, ANC is not another tech jargon but a feature that does appear to improve the user’s audio experience. It is triggered as soon as you switch on the earphones, keeping away ambient noise.
This not just makes the video and audio content immersive but enhances the bass, midrange and treble. The components that power the ANC includes two inward and outward microphones along with a digital noise cancellation chip.
The Enco Q1 is sturdy and comfortable enough to stay on neck for the entire day. You also get a dedicated microphone for calls. Calls are loud and clear and the microphone is effective.
The Enco Q1 is priced at Rs 7,990 and comes in three colour variants.
One downside is that the ear tips are not as snug as advertised. Some may have a hard time keeping them on as they slip off often. Oppo gives you three sizes of ear tips, which should do the needful for different types of ear shapes.
Enco Q1’s other strong feature is its long battery life as compared to other wireless headphones in the market. On average, the earphones deliver 10-12 hours of playback time. This includes streaming music and taking calls with ANC. However, you will nearly two hour to charge the device.
Yet, with an elegant design, good audio delivery and battery life, the Enco Q1 may just have what it takes to beat established brands.