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Miss travelling? This playlist—complete with airport ASMR—is for you!

Miss travelling? This playlist—complete with airport ASMR—is for you!

Audio escape

Text: Rachel Au

Image: Amos Yip
Image: Oppo

What songs remind you of a city? Check out our playlist to see if your picks are on it!

Remember that 30-minute ASMR clip by Malaysia Airlines that went viral? Who would have thought that we would miss something as small as boarding announcements? But, then again, do you even know where you last stashed your passport? So, while we all sorely miss the anxiety of packing luggage, the excitement of embarking on a trip to a new (or a frequently-visited) city, and the pride of posting photos on Instagram, we're at least comforted by alternatives.

Watch a movie that features stunning landscapes or exotic cities. Go on a virtual walking tour. Browse through Instagram for travel inspiration for when the borders reopen. Disconnect from reality, put on some noise-cancelling earphones, select a playlist that reminds you of a favourite city. Even better, close your eyes when you do it for a virtual escape that will also destress you from the anxieties of the current everyday life. To help you get started, we collaborated with Oppo to curate an 'Audio Escape: Travel through songs' playlist, complete with familiar sounds of boarding a plane and getting off it. We don't know about you, but escapism is a much-needed hobby these days, and our playlist will take you from the airport to bustling New York to romantic Paris to a tropical island (that's not in Malaysia). Safe travels!

Like our playlist? Send us your recommendations if we've missed out on some gems! Of course, to have the best listening experience, you'll need a pair of noise-cancelling earphones that can truly deliver—like Oppo's latest flagship wireless earphones, Enco X.

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With premium Danish speaker manufacturer Dynaudio's expertise and Oppo's acoustics mastery, listeners are treated to first-class, high-definition audio quality with natural depth—and more. For starters, the Oppo Enco X earphones are built with a coaxial dual-driver design, which helps balance and control high and mid-low frequencies. In addition, supported by the new Binaural Low-Latency Bluetooth® Transmission, the earphones have greater stability and strong latency reduction, so you'll find almost zero lag and connection interference.

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With four settings on the Oppo Enco X earphones, you can control the exact level of noise cancellation to match your environment. Thanks to a dual-core Bluetooth noise reduction chip, the hybrid active noise cancellation ranges from 'max noise cancellation' to 'noise cancellation' (softens ambience noise in a cafe or office environment) to 'transparency mode' (allows users to be aware of surrounding sounds without removing the earphones) to 'off'.

Switching between modes (or songs) is super easy with its touch controls. With a simple double-tap, you can skip to the next song or answer/end a call. Slide up or down to change the volume. Press and hold for a second, and you can switch between two selected noise reduction modes.

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Apart from using it for entertainment purposes like listening to music, the Oppo Enco X will come in handy for those conference calls too. With its triple-mic noise control algorithm, the user's voice can still be clearly heard despite background sounds or wind noise interference.

In terms of battery life, the charging case enables up to 25 hours of music playback or 15 hours of call time. Minus the charging case, and you'll still get five and a half hours of music playback or three and a half hours of call time. While it's expected that activating the 'max noise cancellation' would take up a lot of battery, the truth is that the gap isn't too far apart—20 hours with the charging case.

The Oppo Enco X earphones are available in White and Black, and are priced at RM699. It is available at Oppo Concept Stores, Oppo’s Shopee and Lazada Flagship Stores as well as authorised retailers.

Alternatively, you can win one from us!


#BUROGiveaway

We're giving away three (3) Oppo Enco X earphones! All you have to do is:

  1. Follow us at @buromalaysia on Instagram
  2. 'Like' the #BUROGiveaway Instagram post above
  3. Comment with a song that reminds you of travelling/your favourite city
  4. Share the post on Instagram Story for a bonus entry (make sure your account is public).

Terms & Conditions

The BURO x Oppo runs from Mondayy, 16 August 2021 till Sunday, 29 August 2021. Winners will be announced on Thursday, 2 September , and will be contacted via Instagram. Other terms and conditions apply*.

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12. Incomplete entries will be deemed void.

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