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A look at how the OPPO Enco W51 fits the pocket, budget, and millennial lifestyle

During stressful days, it’s normal to feel the need to escape for a quick breather. However, since we can’t physically escape due to travel constraints at the moment, turning our environment’s noise off to enjoy the ideal world we want to be in is one of the quickest ways to de-stress. What better way to do so than to drown ourselves in happy music, binge-watch our favorite shows, or talk to our friends through video calls – all of which we can enjoy better with trusty True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds that fit both our budget and lifestyle.

Meet the OPPO Enco W51 – the latest TWS device from OPPO that promises hybrid active noise cancellation, triple-mic noise reduction during calls, and up to 24 hours of playback. We took this device for a test run for almost two weeks and I must say that I am impressed with how well it was able to keep up with everything that I’ve been doing – from meetings for work, quick workout sessions, to chill indoor concerts on my own.

FOR THE HEALTH BUFFS

It can be annoying when earbuds fall off during workout or while taking a quick run outside, so it’s good that the OPPO Enco W51 is ultracompact, lightweight, and it comes with three different eartips to choose from so it can fit anyone’s ears perfectly. The device is designed for ear canal structure with G3 ear curve for a comfortable fit, too! Jumping, running, or walking won’t make it fall off as well even while wearing a cap or dangling earrings.  

Even as it started drizzling outside while I’m using the Enco W51, I was confident enough not to remove it from my ears right away since it’s IP54 dust and water resistant – something that protects the device even from sweat.

FOR BUSY BEES ON THE GO

Not everyone has time to spare – and this includes the devices needed on a daily baisis. The Enco W51 only needs around 15 minutes of charging to keep it going for 9 hours straight, while it would need more or less 2 hours for it to be fully charged. For people like me who use earbuds for a few hours daily – during meetings, workouts, and quick leisure breaks, the device can keep up for almost an entire week of use.

Shortcuts or intuitive tap controls are easy to remember – tap left earphone twice for noise reduction, tap right earphone twice for next song, tap once to play/pause the video or audio, and tap three times to activate Voice Assistant. These can also be customized based on the user’s preference, but it’s worth noting that it doesn’t have an auto mute-unmute function.

FOR THE SOCIAL BUTTERFLY

Online meetings, sudden calls, or phone interviews? All check! The Enco W51 was able to provide clear audio both for me and the people I’m talking to. I was able to attend meetings without people telling me that I’m not audible. It doesn’t work very well during windy days, though, but I don’t think I’d be taking calls outside that often anyway.

Thanks to its advanced hybrid active noise cancellation feature, it’s also easier for me to focus on what I’m listening to without being bothered by noisy vehicles passing by our street or by the crows of roosters from a few blocks away. The only downside I can think of is that we won’t be able to hear people calling us during an emergency because the noise cancellation feature works well.

FOR THE GAMER AND BINGE-WATCHERS

Of course, millennial lifestyle wouldn’t be complete without gaming and binge-watching movies and series. With this in consideration, an important factor to consider when choosing earbuds is its latency. The Enco W51 has a binaural low-latency Bluetooth transmission for little to no lags when watching videos and playing games. It reduces audio delay so it’s easy to pin-point the smallest changes in the audio – including your enemy’s footsteps – during game time.

It’s also easy to bring anywhere we go since it’s only 55.5g – even lighter than our compact powder of the same size!

SPECIFICATIONS

Model (headphones)ETI21
Product color/sFloral White
Model (charging case)ETI22
Driver7mm dynamic driver
Driver sensitivity103dB @1KHz
Frequency response range20Hz ~ 20kHz
Microphone sensitivity-38 dBV/Pa
Bluetooth version5.0
Wireless range10m
Battery typeRechargeable lithium-ion battery
Battery capacity25 mAh (headphones) / 480 mAh (charging case)
Music play time (50% volume)ANC on: 3.5h (single charge) / 20h (with charging case)
ANC off:4h (single charge) / 24h (with charging case)
Wired Charging time80min (with charging case)
Wireless charging time2.5h (with charging case)
Charging portUSB Type-C
Dust and water resistance (headphones)IP54
Weight (Entire device)55.5g

The OPPO Enco W51 is now available in OPPO Concept Store nationwide for only Php 3,690 – relatively more affordable than other TWS earbuds of the same specs and features. Every puchase already comes with 3 extra eartips of different sizes and a cable for charging. This device is compact, affordable, and versatile enough to suit the lifestyle of busy millennials so I’m giving it a thumbs up!


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3 Replies to “A look at how the OPPO Enco W51 fits the pocket, budget, and millennial lifestyle”

  1. Wow i was stunned by how this OPPO Enco W51 was actually performing. Just wow! One of the specs that i liked about this is that it fits perfectly to your ear so that it won’t be falling whenever your are running or jumping and oh! It’s dust and water proof? Wow and it only needs 15 mins of charging and it can last about 9 hours. Wow this is an amazing earbuds from OPPO.

  2. I am amaze on this earbuds, each earpiece has three microphones and it can fit to anyone’s ear, there’s no doubt that it is pretty secure on ears and it didn’t budge too much even during intensive physical activities.

  3. Wow! I’m so impressed of this earbuds that really fits perfectly to your ear that it won’t falling while jumping or running. I really loved this specs. It only needs around 15 minutes of charging to keep it going for 9 hours straight, this is so cool earbuds. 😍❤

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