OPPO is known for its innovative smartphones, but when it comes to the crowded world of earbuds will the new OPPO Enco Air3 Pro be able to survive?
What is the OPPO Enco Air3 Pro?
The OPPO Enco Air3 Pro is a true wireless earbud with adaptive active noise cancellation that comes with the Industry’s first bamboo-fiber Diaphragm.
The bamboo diaphragm boast of a lighter frame which enables it to reproduce clear high – frequency details over 40kHz. 56% more rigid and 63% more elastic than industry norms which allows great internal damping and effective deformation resistance. All of which are encased in an optimised front and rear chamber which enhances high and low frequencies.
What’s more! The OPPO Enco Air3 Pro has everything you wanted in a true wireless ANC earbud with 360-degree surround sound technology, IP55 dust and water resistance, AI powered algorithm to block out background noise for calls, HeyMelody support APP and ultra low latency 5.3 bluetooth with up to two simultaneous connection for all your daily needs.
The Enco Air3 Pro also boast of LDAC hi resolution codec with a top tier 49dB Active Noise Cancellation. The OPPO Enco Air3 Pro is available in White or Green as can be purchased at OPPO’s online store for SGD 129.00.
|Size||33mm x 20mm x 23mm (earbuds)|
65.84mm x 50.45mm x 24.81mm (Case)
|Frequency range||20,000 – 40,000 Hz|
|Bluetooth version||Bluetooth 5.3|
|Battery capacity||43mAh (earbuds)|
|Battery life||7hrs (earbuds)|
30hrs (with charging case)
|Charging time||1.5hrs (earbuds)|
2hrs (with charging case)
|IP rating||IP55 water and dust resistance|
|Software support||HeyMelody (Oppo music app)|
Design and Comfort.
The first thing that I notice about the Enco Air3 Pro was how light it was, at just 47.3g it weighs and feels like I am holding a small bar of soap. The refreshing green color almost gave out a calming bamboo scent just by looking at it!
The charging case has a smooth shiny surface which tend to get smudge easily, but it is also easy to clean by just wiping with any cloth. I love how small and compact the whole unit is and it fits easily in my pants and even my shirt pocket.
Flipping off the top lid will unveil the two freestanding earbuds, the earbuds itself are similar to apple’s air pods design with touch control on both earbuds. The OPPO Enco Air3 Pro’s earbud does have a longer stem which allows for better handling for people with bigger hands like me.
OPPO’s Enco Air3 Pro comes with a total of three industry standard ear tips which will most definitely give you a good fit. I had been using the standard medium size ear tips for two weeks and it is really comfortable to use. The longer stem allows a better grip and even while jogging I never felt that the earbuds are going to fall off anytime soon!
Audio heads out there will know if you want high quality sound its either you get an IEM or the next closest will be an earphone which supports 24-bit music. LDAC is one of the leading codec for 24-bit music and to find it in OPPO’s Enco Air3 Pro was a joy!
Needless to say, I enjoyed every moment with the Enco Air3 pro. But what makes it better is the OPPO alive audio immersive surround sound, it provides a 360 degree surround sound coverage which makes you feel like you are in the theater. Make sure you activate the Golden Sound feature that customised the sound to your ear canal structure and hearing characteristics to get the best music experience.
“Can’t Stand The Rain” by the Rescues show great midrange with quality sound separation between the multiple instruments and natural background sounds. Treble was clean and goes well with the strong mid range to give me a perception of the instruments used, especially when I was watching the MTV. However the bass can get a bit fuzzy when I was jamming to Linken Park’s “In the end”.
The OPPO Enco Air3 Pro is equipped with a top tier 49dB Active noise cancellation that can be personalized or you can use the four preset modes; smart, max, moderate and mild. The Smart mode will automatically reduce noise based on the surrounding therefore I need not adjust the ANC level as I transit between places with different background sounds.
I tried it while jogging along the road and at a busy cafe, it works fine while outdoors effectively blocking out noises of the elements like wind. However even when I maxed out the ANC, sound like keys jingling, barking of dogs are still quite obvious. While in the busy cafe, unless I blast the music the surrounding sounds will be quite audible.
The Enco Air3 Pro comes with a transparency mode too, once activated it will produce a low hissing sound which enhances the ambient noises. I would usually use just one of the earbud and keep my other ear open just in case my wife yells at me (I reckon I would be able to hear her with both buds on).
Controls are pretty standard and you will be able to change the setting via the OPPO MyMelody app. The Enco Air3 Pro also comes with a sensor that would pause the music if you take the earbud out and resume playing after you place it back.
It is highly encouraged to use the Enco Air3 Pro with the MyMelody app to fully utilize its full potential.
How about the battery life? The specifications said you can do 7 hours of basic function with one full charge and a further 30 hours of reserve in the charging case. From listening to podcast, music and playing mobile legends on my phone daily, I had been clocking about 5hours of usage before charging them again. With the charging case you should be able to last a full days of usage with no issue.
The Bottom Line.
OPPO’s Enco Air3 Pro was a real surprise for me, for just SGD129.00 I can actually get a solid sounding true wireless earbud with ANC! While other than a lacklustre ANC, the surround sound feature was a solid 8 out of 10. It was a joy reviewing this unit with it’s lightweight and zesty looking color and not to mention a strong MyMelody app with multiple customisable features.
Powerful audio in a small package and budget.
- Great audio.
- Awesome price to value.
- Lacklustre ANC.
- Weak on the bass.