Padmate Tempo T5 Headphones Reviews
Since the launch of Apple Airpods, a lot of iFan have been spending heavily on expensive Airpods and later on Airpods 2 with minor hardware improvements. For the average user who still wants to buy wireless headphones, not inferior to Airpods but more affordable whether there is a viable option or not. Today we will look at the cheap True Wireless headphones from Padmate (the brand behind the great success of Pamu Scroll) – the Padmate Pamu T5. This is the latest product just released by the company in 2019.
The function and usability of the headset are always important, but that is not all when we are in a beautiful era from the outside to the inside. The appearance of a product that wants to create sympathy, first have to be beautiful. At this point, Padmate Pamu T5 will surely impress everyone at first sight.
This makes the box look very fancy but has a traditional classic in it. However, after a period of experience, I felt that the box of Padmate Pamu T5 was more like the face of a cute cat. If Padmate gave you another sticker to paste on, that’s perfect.
On the front of the charging box is a small row of 4 battery status lights. When the headset is placed inside, the light will light blue to show the remaining battery level in the charging box. This part of the light will also automatically turn off after a few seconds rather than showing the charging status of the headset. The only way to see if the headset is being charged is to look at the red indicator light on the housing of the headset.
The charging port on the case still uses the old Micro-USB standard and is located at the bottom of the box.
The housing of Padmate Pamu T5 is finished from pearl white ABS with a faux metal band surrounding it to create accents.
As for the faceplate, the Padmate Pamu T5 is created with a strange surface texture. It is also raised and sloped to one side to manipulate the headset more accurately. Part small holes on the surface faceplate is the hole of the integrated microphone.
And traditionally, the Padmate Pamu T5 is still designed in a buttonless style like Apple Airpods. All control operations will be touch on the faceplate surface. This design seems very similar to the older Pamu Scroll elder. The entire side of the drain is also kept nearly intact. The location for charging contacts is the same. In addition, due to Pamu Scroll’s secure design, Padmate Pamu T5 will not come with earhooks. However, the ear-wearing experience of this design has been proven experimentally so we don’t need to worry too much.
Padmate Pamu T5 inherits all the advantages of the previous Pamu Scroll.
Bluetooth 5.0 connection standard allows better signal transmission. Specifically here is a significant reduction in latency when watching videos or playing games. Outgoing signals are also more stable, very rarely disconnected. However, to take advantage of this power, your device, smartphone must also play Bluetooth 5.0. This is very important because if the transmitter is a lower standard, the Padmate Pamu T5 will still be able to work normally but the delay will be significantly increased.
IPX6 water resistance allows you to comfortably wear headphones and walk in the rain “Like a Boss” or even accidentally fall into the water (take out immediately). It can be said that Padmate Pamu T5 is a true sports headset.
Automatic connection, of course. Padmate works exactly like the Apple Airpods in this paragraph. Just connect the transmitter for the first time. From the next use, just pick up the headset and enjoy.
Convenient touch controls, just like Apple Airpods. There is a difference to note in the Double Tap feature with the Left / Right ear. The left ear when tapped 2 times in a row will invoke a virtual assistant, such as Siri or Google Assistant. Right ear double tapping will transfer the song. When touching once on any ear, the operation will correspond to Stop / Play music as well as receive calls. Canceling the call will be touched twice in a row. Sadly, the volume up and down feature has yet to be included in the Padmate Pamu T5.
Calling with both ears, this feature is not much attention, but for anyone who hears calls will find it very necessary. The experience of listening to a call will become more complete and more comfortable when the sound is spread evenly on both sides of the ear rather than mono phenomenon like some other cheap True-Wireless headphones.
EXPERIENCE AND SOUND
My personal judgment, who has worn the Pamu Scroll before, is almost no different at all. Extremely light and comfortable. The weight of each ear is only about 5g. I can wear a comfortable Padmate Pamu T5 for a few hours in my ears without any problems. A little note that the ear grip of this headset will depend in part on the eartips used. Remember to choose the right size tips for your ears or if it is possible to upgrade to more advanced eartips like Spinfit or Final Type-E, the feeling of ear grip will be much more solid and great.
With IPX6 waterproof and very good ear-holding, Padmate Pamu T5 is confident to be a companion for anyone who loves sports, has an active lifestyle. I tested running for about 20 minutes in the rain (fortunately, I am not sick), Padmate works completely normal, without any technical problems at all.
One thing I like more about this headset than Pamu Scroll is the textured faceplate. This makes the operation more accurate than previously smooth and curved surfaces. The touch is still very responsive, even when exposed to water.
The problem of wave and connection of Padmate Pamu T5 is very stable. Reconnect quite quickly when removing the headset from the charger box. No signal drop, very low latency when I tested on the VIVO Z3 that supports Bluetooth 5.0 playback. Switch to the iPhone 6s, but the sound quality and stability does not decline but the lag when watching videos increases noticeably, especially when playing games.
Padmate Pamu T5 ‘s battery life is at an acceptable level. 3.5 hours on a single charge and the charging box comes with a 1000mAh capacity for an additional 14 hours of music playback. Practical experience is about 3 hours for each time I fully charge. You can also check the battery status of the headset right when connected to the phone. The battery percentage will be displayed next to the headset icon or in the Bluetooth connection category (each carrier will display differently).
In the sound quality, I have only experienced Padmate Pamu T5 for about 60 hours. Although using a small diameter driver of only 6mm, when compared to the same True-Wireless headphones , the Padmate Pamu T5 proved to have quite good sound quality. The singer ‘s voice advances and stands out against the background. The mid range is thick and full, so Padmate Pamu T5 has a better male voice than the female one. The female voice proved lacking in the inherent elegance. Small details in the music such as the singer’s swallowing sound are not shown. The bass range has power, quite good quality, neat and round. Focused on mid-bass, sub-bass doesn’t go deep. Performance trebs stop at a moderate level, which will be a lack of brightness for treb-heads. The jingle or cymbals lack sharpness.
Padmate Pamu T5 will suit rap / hiphop, R&B or Pop genres. At this price, it’s hard to ask for more sound quality at Padmate Pamu T5.
With a price of less than $50, Padmate Pamu T5 is a True-Wireless that satisfies the Ngon- Ton -Cheap criteria. Rugged, IPX6 waterproof than most headsets, Bluetooth 5.0 is fast and stable, simple connection, touch control, good battery life, good sound quality bronze. If supported by a few additional codecs such as Aptx or the feature uses two independent ears, Padmate Pamu T5 will become an True-Wireless that is hard to deny from the middle price range.