- PaMu Scroll earphones
- Charging case
- USB-Micro USB cable
- Pair of medium rubbers (inserted in the earphones)
- Pair of small rubber pads
- Pair of large rubber pads
- Instruction sheet
- Introduction and impressions
The PaMu Scrolls are Bluetooth 5.0 headphones made by Padmate, a Chinese company that since 2010 has been dealing with the production of smart headphones and accessories on behalf of other companies (OEM / ODM for Monster, Huawei, Xiaomi and many others). The previous model, called PaMu X13 and launched last year, has met with great success among fans. Both projects were funded through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, which allowed them to be purchased for a limited time at a promotional price.
The characteristic of these earphones that immediately catch the eye is the case: made of leather and cylindrical (from which the name of the headphones, “roll”), to the touch immediately returns a feeling of high quality. Inside we find a 500 mAh battery, capable of supplying two additional recharges to the headphones and fully charged in about 1 hour via the side Micro USB port. You can also purchase a small side plate for $ 19, which will act as a receiver for wireless charging of the case.
It is available in four colors (Graphene, Rock’n’Roll, Glory Edition and Sakura), each with a different texture, with a definitely original appearance, engraved on the outside. To open the case and eject the earphones you need to “browse” the roll, held in place by a magnetic bar.
Now we come to the headphones. These are two completely independent earphones, equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and IPX6 certification, therefore perfectly resistant to rain (but not to immersion). We don’t find any cable that connects them, and you can use them individually or simultaneously. All you need to do is pull one or both earphones out of the case and wait for the acoustic signal to be connected.
Of course at the beginning it will be necessary to carry out the pairing for each headset. However, if you intend to use both, just pair your smartphone with the right one only. He will then independently communicate with the left earpiece. Both earphones have a microphone, which allows you to make calls freely even wearing one. The quality of the microphones on call is very good, any interlocutors will be able to hear us loud and clear.
On the back they have a tactile sensor that can be used to issue certain commands:
- Play / Pause – Single tap
- Next track – Double tap on the right earpiece
- Activate Siri / Assistant – Double tap on the left earpiece
- Answer the call – Single tap
- Reject the call – Double tap
Battery in music playback is about 3 and a half hours, as reported by the manufacturer. Thanks to the case it is possible to make two additional recharges, which guarantees about 10 hours total battery life. On call the 5 hours are touched, while in stand-by it reaches 100 hours.
As for sound performance, the basses are present and well balanced (those used to headphones with very intrusive basses could initially think the opposite) even in the lower part of the spectrum, where the Air Pods are a little more in difficulty. The mids have a discreet answer, even if they tend to go back a little. The headphones are generally “dark”, that is the higher frequencies are little present, probably also due to the codec responsible for the compression of the transmitted audio information. It’s definitely not a problem, considering however that it’s still a good improvement over Apple’s AirPods. The frequency response range goes from 20 Hz to 20 KHz, in any case.
Latency is almost imperceptible. It is indeed possible to enjoy movies and videos without running into synchronization problems.
The sensitivity, of about 97 dB, allows the 6 mm drivers to reproduce any track at a rather high volume. Potenza is certainly not lacking, even during calls, which will be impeccable. However, we do not believe that they lend themselves more to electronic music, while they performed well with genres such as jazz and hip-hop.
The insulation of the headphones, even when turned off, is quite good. They have been tested during numerous train journeys and have lent themselves well to masking external noise. There is no need to raise the volume of the music more than usual.
The PaMu Scrolls are undoubtedly excellent headphones considering the promotional price, which is around 79 dollars. As for the full price, however, the competition is fierce and it is difficult to advise them. The sound quality is good, the yield is certainly higher than that of the AirPods (which, however, enjoy excellent integration with other Apple devices).
They are suitable and recommended for different categories of people. From those who practice sports to those who spend a lot of time on public transport, from those who are often in cars to those who work a lot on the PC. Battery life, insulation capacity, protection from water splashes and the possibility of using them individually make PaMu Scrolls suitable for all tastes and needs. We strongly recommend the purchase.