Hey gang, Valkor here. And we’re back with another TechView treat from the company that brought us audio awesomeness in the form of the PaMu Slide Mini–Padmate. This round we’re taking their latest earbuds, the PaMu Quiet, for a spin. And the TOV jury is out! These buds are all that and more!
From the jump, the casing, which not only houses the PaMu slide buds but also keeps them charged when not in use, impressed me. It looks like a classic stopwatch, which differentiates it from other cases. Already, Padmate gets props for that. Back to the buds, the design of the Quiet looks almost the same as the Slide, except the Slide is rounder, more bulbous at the top. They follow the same scheme with the controls, with one exception–press and hold the right earbud switches on/off the noise canceling, while the left ear does voice assist. Either bud can play/pause, answer a call, change tracks, or raise/lower the volume. Padmate touts the Quiet as having 10 hours of battery life when combined with the charger. The longest I’ve worn/used the buds have been three hours total, which includes setting them in the charger for a bit.
I recently upgraded to the Samsung Note20 Ultra, so it was the perfect device to test out the PaMu Quiet. I fed the buds a mix of gaming and music, with some light video watching (though I should have gone heavier). What I noticed straight away was that the buds did well with passive noise canceling rather than using the active. But when turned on, there’s a noticeable difference, plus you get a nicer bass. However, I found myself with the “quiet” option mostly turned off. And now, let’s dive into the TOV Breakdown!
Let’s give it up to Padmate for scoring another TOV win in the Val-Cave with the PaMu Quiet noise-canceling earbuds. Audio-wise, the sound quality is amazing, even at the highest volume, as vocals are clear, the bass is on point, though not as rich as the PaMu Slide, it still sounds incredible and well-balanced. With music, I enjoyed how “Sia - Cheap Thrills” or “Ava Max–Sweet But Psycho” are presented, as they show off the power behind the buds in terms of how the vocals come across and how the beats pump, which got me swaying. On the gaming side, the sound quality matches with the music as you get clear, crisp vocals, excellent clarity on the sound effects, and the beats shine! The PaMu Quiet is smaller than the PaMu Slide, so they sit well in my ears for better comfort. And they can go the distance, whether it’s on a long commute or if you’re just relaxing at home. Finally, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love the stopwatch case design. It’s so unique, yet it’s easy to bring along with a sweet carrying case to match. So far, Padmate is killing it with their latest earbuds, the PaMu Quiet. They look and sound great and are the perfect take-along audio accessory, no matter where you go.
The same issue I had with the Slide is the same issue I have now with the Quiet, and it’s the tap controls. It's really is a minor issue since you can use the controls on your device. But sometimes tapping the buds doesn’t get the response you’re looking for. I might want to forward a track, but the music pauses. Once, I was looking to turn on the noise canceling but it didn’t follow through. It takes some getting used to the bud’s controls. But I found the whole thing with tapping the buds and getting the wrong response more of an annoyance.
Forget the minor “Slack” gripe because you can’t go wrong if you snag yourself a pair of Padmate’s PaMu Quiet earbuds. I’m crazy about the case, but what you’ll want is that sweet audio goodness these earbuds provide. I highly recommend them. If you’re looking to snatch up a set, then click that logo to the right! And out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving Padmate’s PaMu Quiet buds a 4.5!