Six months ago, Pamu introduced a new wireless earphone called Slide, which received very good reviews and bought up like hot spirits. Now the manufacturer listened to user reviews and released an updated version, which was called the Pamu Slide Mini.
As it turned out, both models look identical, but there is a difference, namely in the charging case. Judging by the name, it is not difficult to guess that the prefix Mini is not just inserted, but more on that later.
At the moment, you can buy Slide Mini earphones in the official store at a bargain price for only $75. According to rumors of some sellers from the Aliexpress store, this model will go to them for sale.
In terms of technical specifications, the new Slide Mini model got a Qualcomm QCC3020 chipset, support for the aptX codec, IPX6 standard water protection, good battery life with an 85 mAh battery and much more.
In this article, I will tell my opinion about the quality of sound and microphone, but first I want to talk about the configuration and appearance.
Pamu Slide Mini: Specifications
|Pamu Slide Mini:||Specs|
|Driver unit:||6mm dynamic driver|
|Bluetooth protocol:||aptX, AA, and SBC|
|Charging Time:||120 min|
Pamu Slide Mini: Unboxing
In a small white box on the front, I see a drawing of earphones and a charging case, the name of the model and company, as well as the Qualcomm and aptX logos.
Under a white glossy box, there is a very nice black cardboard box, and in it, I found separate earphones with a charging case.
Under the cardboard insert, I also found an additional protective portable pouch, Type-C cable, manual and two bags of three sets of earpads.
I liked the package bundle, it does not look poor and is definitely worth the $70 spent. I want to pay special attention to six pairs of ear cushions, as this is a good solution from the manufacturer so that the user gets the most comfortable comfort during prolonged wearing.
Pamu Slide Mini: Design
The earphones Slide Mini in form factor reminiscent of Airpods Pro, but I can not name an exact copy. In the design, they are made very flawlessly, they sit well in the ears and do not fall out of the ear canal during running or other activities.
The build quality at a high level, Pamu wireless earphones received a pleasant and non-marking matte plastic. It is also worth noting that there is an insertion of a rubber element on the body of the sound guide and I think that it is necessary for a better grip in the hands.
On the front of the device, there is a touch panel for control, an LED indicator that flashes every 5 seconds during operation and a hole for the microphone.
The inside of the earphone has two contact holes for charging and the headphone channel designation is the right or left channel.
The sound guide has a good length and the earphones sit in the ear canal without any problems. I want to note that the sound guide has an oval shape, so picking up earpads outside the kit will be problematic. Of course, the sound guide received a protective net from dust and dirt.
Protection against water is present under the IPX6 standard. Literally, this means that the earphones are not afraid of even a strong jet of water, so bathing in the shower will not be a problem, but I would not recommend completely wetting.
As I said, the main difference from its predecessor is the compact size of the charging case. If you look at the previous Pamu Slide model, then he just had a huge case and it was problematic to wear it.
On the front of the box, you can see four indicators of the battery level. On the back, there is a Type-C port for fast charging.
The lid has a magnetic connection and the earphones sit well in their places, so I did not have any accidental drops. Another plus is the availability of wireless charging.
I did not find strong complaints about the appearance of the Pamu Slide Mini, and the build quality and materials are at a decent level considering its price of $70.
Pamu Slide Mini: Connection and Control
As I wrote above, the earphones are equipped with Qualcomm QCC3020 chipset and have support for aptX codec. There is no problem wirelessly, as the device uses Bluetooth with version 5.0. During testing of the Pamu Slide Mini earphone, I did not notice any communication problems and there were no disconnections.
The connection is standard and will not cause you any difficulties. At the first connection, you need to get the earphones out of the case, turn them on and go to the Bluetooth settings menu on your device and connect to the Slide Mini.
The control remains the same, as with the previous version. One-touch on any earphone – causes a play/pause or to accept/hang up. Double-tap on the right is the next track, and on the left is the call of the voice assistant.
If you hold the touchpad for several seconds on the right channel – increase the volume, and on the left – decrease the volume. One minus is the lack of switching the trackback.
Pamu Slide Mini: Sound
The sound quality, like his older brother, remained almost untouched, except for a compact appearance.
The low frequencies have a good and clear sound, and the bass will fill your ears with good and warm shade. Indeed, the earphones sound very dynamic and voluminous, despite their low price, I would appreciate them for $ 200 or more.
Compared to Airpods Pro, then the Pamu Slide Mini has every chance of winning, but the main competitor is the Sabbat E12 Ultra. Also, if you like an armature driver rather than a dynamic one, then the Mifo O7 earphones will suit you.
The mids and highs perform their work very efficiently and the sound is filled with a pure and crystalline character, which is not typical for this price category.
Similarly, I can say about the quality of the microphone. Thanks to its design and the good location of the microphone, I can say that the microphone is at a high level, even taking into account its main competitors. The interlocutor will hear you well, and so you yourself will hear him.
Pamu Slide Mini: Battery
Of course, another main feature is the battery life, due to the 85 mAh battery capacity. To be honest, this is the biggest battery capacity I’ve seen on wireless earphones.
Due to the high capacity of the battery, the headphone operating time at maximum volume was approximately 8 hours and 40 minutes.
Naturally, if you listen to music at 60-70%, you can get the result for up to 10 hours, as the manufacturer indicates. The total battery life will be up to about 40 hours, thanks to a charging case with a battery capacity of 400 mAh.
The charging time will be 1.5 hours, if through wireless charging then 3 hours. It is also worth noting that 5 minutes of charging the earphones will allow you to get 1 hour of listening to music.
Pamu Slide Mini: Conclusion and Reviews
My opinion remains positive after spending a few days with the Pamu Slide Mini. These are really high-quality wireless earphones that have good sound and a comfortable fit.
Of course, there were some minuses, and I can relate to them – this is a blinking of the LED every 5 seconds, and I didn’t find the function of switching the trackback to control. In addition, I wanted to note that accidental clicks are not inevitable, so you need to get used to controlling the touch panel.
The pros are much more influential than the cons and the main ones are high-quality and pleasant sound, a multifunctional touch panel with volume control and a good runtime of up to 10 hours at the same charge level.
Pamu Slide Mini: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Already now you can buy Pamu Slide Mini earphones on the official website at a price of $74.99 for the black version with a discount of 33%.
Slide Mini has received an update for the better, and now these are my favorite earphones which I will use in the future.