PaMu Slide 2 Wireless Audio Earbuds – Active Lifestyle Audio Review

PaMu Slide 2 wireless active noise cancelling audio earbuds

BUDS FOR EARS: There are buds who are our pals. Then “this Bud’s For You.” Can’t forget the aromatic buds which can find their way into baked sweets inducing a euphoric effect. Yet the only immediate relief within the bounds of bustle are the earbud audio speakers. Whether for the active lifestyler or the individual seeking contemplative solace with a good book, among a litany of choices, editors now share their impressions of a new, affordable wireless active noise cancelling audio earbud, the Padmate PaMu Slide 2 .


PaMu Slide 2 wireless active noise cancelling audio earbuds
  • PaMu Slide 2 Bluetooth wireless earbud stereo headphones – 1 pr. Left and Right
  • Compact gloss polycabonate sliding drawer USB-C earbud / fast charging case (color matches earbuds)
  • USB-C to USB cable
  • Rubberized earbud sleeves – 4 sizes
  • Available in 3 colors: black, white or green


PaMu Slide 2 wireless active noise cancelling audio earbuds
  • NOW $79.00 (normally $159 USD) + shipping, available at
  • Bluetooth version 5.2
  • Bluetooth transmission range: < 10 m
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, Sensitivity: 97 dB, Impedance: 32 Ohms
  • Earbud driver dimension: 10 mm PEN, titanium
  • Playback time: up to 6.5 hours (26 hrs. w/ charge case), Talk time: up to 10.5 hours, Standby time: up to 60 hours
  • Charge time: < 20 minutes USB-C fast charging, 1.5 hrs. (full), 2.0 hrs. (wireless charger, full)
  • Charge capacities: earbuds = 45 mAh, charging case: 450 mAh, inductive wireless charging
  • IPX4 moisture / splash resistance
  • Three Knowles microphone active noise cancellation -42dB
  • Qualcomm QCC5124 APT-X and AMS 3460 noise cancellation microchips
  • +30dB voice ehancement
  • Touch swipe activation and control w/ phone call interruption
  • Microphone for Siri and phone calls
  • User manual w/ illustrative pictures
  • Weight: (each earbud) 5.8 grams;
  • Dimensions: (earbuds external) 27.0 x 22.0 x 25.5 mm LxWxH; (charging case): 70.0 x 44.5 x 32.0 mm


  • Connect white polycarbonate slide out tray charging case to 110 V AC wall outlet via USB-C to USB electronic device input or 2-3 amp USB AC plug (not included)
  • Push on back of charging case to open charging tray
  • Insert Left and Right PaMu Slide earbuds into corresponding marked charging wells
  • EZ magnetic docking
  • Sequential white LEDs indicate percentage of charge – Solid white LED = charge percentage complete
PaMu Slide 2 wireless active noise cancelling audio earbuds

PaMu Slide 2 wireless active noise cancelling audio earbuds

  • Remove earbuds from sliding tray charging case
  • Activate Bluetooth on wireless source, then Search for Devices
  • Locate PaMu in Device list, then Connect
  • Insert PaMu earbuds into ears with microphone oriented lowest
  • Check for fit in outer ear canal – select another of the 4 supplied earbud sleeves for improved fit


PaMu Slide 2 wireless active noise cancelling audio earbuds
  • Left or Right earphone (customizable via Android / Apple iOS device application)
    • One Click – Play / Pause, Answer phone call (in call mode)
    • Two Clicks – Decline phone call (in call mode)
  • Left earphone – Double Click for previous track
  • Left earphone – Touch slide up or down for volume attenuation
  • Right earphone – Double Click for track advance
  • Right earphone – Click and hold to activate / de-activate Noise Cancellation


Wireless Audio Source: OnePlus 9 featuring Dolby® Atmos

Music Selections:

    • “Rescuerdos de la Alhambra” – Francisco Tárrega performed by Nana Mouskouri – bright strings, goose bump Soprano vocals
    • ” ‘Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers” – Jeff Beck – long guitar note sustains mixed with fret board tapping blues
    • “That’s How You Know” – Lari White – sweet harmonics of vocals and autoharp
    • “1983…A Merman I Shall Turn To Be” – Jimi Hendrix Experience – epic psychedelic mellow leads to Mitch Mitchell’s frenetic snare drum and Hendrix’s Stratocaster amp feedback.


  • Spatial without forced presence
  • Modest volume
  • Distortion free
  • Plethora of bass, flat percussion
  • -1 Brassy horns
  • -1 Mid frequency vocal emphasis masks some highs


  • Simple Bluetooth pairing
  • Easy Unplug and Play use
  • -1 Slightly heavier than the PaMu Slide earbud predecessor
  • +/- Now on par size-wize with competition due to active noise cancellation
  • Good earbud sleeve fitments
  • -1 Earbud position adjustment accidentally triggers touch actions
  • Decent ear comfort duration: 30 minutes
  • Secure fit during jog at decent clip
  • Active noise cancellation meaningful improvement over passive



  • Value buy for $79.00 USD (now on sale from $159.00 for limited time)
  • update to the PaMu Quiet Active with the PaMu Slide‘s charging case form factor
  • Lightweight
  • Charging case battery holds 2 additional full charges
  • Easy to secure in ear
  • Multiple settings via soft touch adjustment
  • Extended wear time comfort
  • Status audible notifications
  • Auto activate when inserted into ears
  • Active noise cancellation switchable and effective
  • Android / Apple iOS application customizes individual earphone controls
  • Acceptably long playback time
  • Low quick charge time < 20 min. = full charge
  • IPX4 moisture resistance


  • Average playback and standby duration
  • Audio quality shy of more expensive competition, with weak bass
  • Over sensitive device touch controls
  • Use of mobile device app tedious

Just in time for back to school, Padmate PaMu Slide 2 Bluetooth earbuds are available for sale at their Indigogo crowd funding website: Pamu Slide 2 Indiegogo now priced at a limited time promotional discount!!

****The manufacturer provided a courtesy sample of the product used in this review. makes no warranty representations other than those by the manufacturer.****

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