The Oppo Enco W51 is an inexpensive pair of True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones with noise cancellation feature. At Rs 4,999, the Enco 51 is one of the few TWS earphones with an in-ear design for noise isolation, an array of six microphones for digital noise cancellation, and an ingestion protection rating (IP54) for water and dust resistance. Earphones are considered as good for participating in voice calls as for listening to music. Is this? let’s find out:
Looks similar to the Oppo Enco W51 Oppo Enco W31 (Review), Which is another budget in-year TWS earphones, but without the noise-canceling feature. The earphones look premium and have a touch of novelty. Being in-ear earphones, the Enco W51 is safe and snug fits in addition to good passive noise isolation. However, the hard silicone tips and oval design of the earphones make them unsuitable for extended use as they cause discomfort in the ears after some time.
Like earphones, the charge-less-storage case of the Enco W51 boasts a premium design. It is a small case that is convenient to carry and fit easily, even in the tightest places like a pocket of jeans. Made of plastic, the case features a glossy texture with the Oppo printed on top and a USB Type-C charging port at the back. Unlike the case of the Enco W31, it supports a Qi-based wireless charging.
The Oppo Enco W51 is a capable set of earphones with decent audio output. In addition, its noise-canceling feature works optimally to filter out ambient noise, improving the experience of both music-listening and voice-calling. For audio quality, it is neither loud nor muted but balanced. Thankfully, it is tuned for both voice and music, and seems to have a neutral output and is not bass-heavy which is its highest offering.
Earphones support touch control for basic operation – double-tap the right earphones to move to the next song, triple-tap any earphone to activate and wake up the digital assistant, and activate noise cancellation. Double-tap the left earphones to enable / disable. . Touch controls are customizable, but only if you have an Oppo smartphone with ColorOS 7 and higher. The reliance on Oppo smartphones here reduces its usefulness to some extent by hindering the user experience for non-OPPO smartphone users.
The earphones keep you running for about three hours on a single charge with ANC enabled. It extends for about four hours without ANC. The case has a 480mAh battery, which is at least three times as good for charging earphones three times. With the case, the earphones depart one day before asking for a second charge. Charging time is slow, via both wired and wireless charging. Through a wired charger, the unit takes about two hours to charge. Wireless charging increases the charging time by about one hour.
The OPPO Enco W51 is a value-for-money product despite its limitations. It is a good pair of TWS earphones that are suitable for listening to calls and listening to music. Comfort is a subjective thing and tough silicone tips with oval design may not cause discomfort for everyone. That said, the Enco W51 is a capable pair of earphones for music and calls. In addition, it looks exclusive and premium, and is priced at Rs. The package has to maintain a round protection rating to make it a solid contender in the 5,000 earphones segment.