OPPO Enco X. Photo by Kenneth M. del Rosario.

Travel and music have always had an interesting link. Whether it’s jamming to your favorite music on a long road trip or perhaps even being inspired to travel to a destination because of a particular song.

Personally, I’ve travelled to different countries to see Mariah Carey in concert (Australia, the US, Singapore). So I’m living proof that music can and does move people and get them travelling.

When going on a road trip (or a long flight), I always prepare my playlist. It entertains me and my friends on the way to our destination (and can provide fun karaoke moments along the way, too), as well as helps set the mood for whatever we’re up to.

OPPO Enco X. Photo by Kenneth M. del Rosario.

As a music lover, I also never fail to bring a good set of earphones. Not only are earphones useful when you want to listen to a different type of music to what your friends want to listen to while in the car, having a pair of earphones that shuts out the noise around me helps me get to sleep on a long ride (when I’m not the one driving, of course).

I recently got to test the OPPO Enco X, wireless earphones that have a one-of-a-kind design that allows it to produce a very rich texture of music, expected of a product that was made in partnership with renowned Danish loudspeaker brand Dynaudio.

It was actually the first time that I ever got to try wireless earbuds as I am not a very big fan of such. I always felt that I’d drop them and lose them or that I’d run out of battery in the middle of listening to an album. But, alas, none of those happened.

In fact, the several months that I got to use the OPPO Enco X changed my perspective. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to using wired earphones again.

First of all, kudos to the earbuds’ noise-cancelling function that works quite well. I also like its low-latency bluetooth transmission. Once paired to your phone, it automatically connects the next time you use it. Also commendable is that the earbuds do not disconnect to my phone even if I walk 30 steps away from it, thanks to its Bluetooth 5.2 which provides a more advanced transmission protocol.

OPPO Enco X. Photo by Kenneth M. del Rosario.

And for a traveler, it helps that its battery lasts really long. During my test, I had used it continuously for six hours—listening to music or watching videos on YouTube—without needing to charge it once. 

At P6,999, it’s not a cheap pair of earbuds, but nor are they ridiculously super expensive. You get your money’s worth with this one.