MWC 2022 | The OPPO Enco X2 launch as the world's latest "ultra-wide-band ANC" TWS earbuds
OPPO has made a fairly comprehensive array of new mobile-ecosystem devices official today (February 24, 2022), even if some of their more interesting examples did not technically launch worldwide. Returning to something with a better chance of going global, the OEM has announced new premium TWS earbuds to go with its new top-end smartphones.
The company has now confirmed a number of leaks and teasers in debuting the Enco X2s, and has now also confirmed that they support Bluetooth 5.2 and have an IP54 ingress-protection rating. OPPO has conferred its latest SuperDBEE in-house "HiFi" audio tech on the X2s, which consists of a multi-layer system, including an 11mm "dynamic" driver, an ultra-light diaphragm for "immersive" bass and a "quad-magnet planar tweeter" for highs.
They come in an earbud package not hugely unlike the first-gen Xs in looks, although OPPO asserts their new quad-mic system for ANC with "a high signal-to-noise ratio" that might block out a greater range of unwanted noise to the tune of up to 4,000Hz in frequency.
This noise-cancellation, which apparently comes with a new Smart Adaptive mode for all-day sound-proofing, is rated to be enhanced further by the X2 buds' new SoC, which also incorporates a DAC for an up to "25% improvement" in sound quality.
OPPO also claims that its new flagship TWS earbuds can adapt to the wearer's ear canal and correct for sound leakage for a "Golden" personalized sound setting. The Enco X2s are rated for LHDC 4.0, which can support playback at 900 kbps/24 bits/96 kHz, or "3x" that of conventional wireless earphones without this codec.
Finally, the Enco X2 TWS earbuds have been unveiled as the "world's first TWS headsets equipped with the Dolby binaural recording feature", which apparently allows for audio storage right from the buds should the user really want to capture their audio surroundings at any given time for whatever reason.
The buds are shipped with a Dynaudio-branded case that confers up to 40 hours of battery life per charge. They can use USB type C cables, or wireless chargers (even reverse-charging phones like, say, those of the new Find X5 series). OPPO has indicated that they will ship some time in March 2022 for a recommended price of €200 (~US$227)