The box of Padmate Tempo T5 is quite familiar. Outside is white paperboard, black inner box, surrounded by company name, product name imprinted like many other TWS products of Padmate. Inside includes a headset with a charging case, an HDSD book, and a microUSB charging cord. Stylized folding detail, looks similar to the roof design of ancient architecture of Huizhou, China. Overall outside the headphone box firmly, certainly. The body size is quite thick, large, designed in vertical form instead of horizontal like many other PaMu Earbuds lines.
Padmate Tempo T5 case cover is designed to open. Under the body of the case is attached magnets, the ability to hold the lid firmly, hard to slip out. The intersection between the lid and the case body is bent in a soft wave pattern, quite good looking.
The middle of the case cover and the body have an LED attached to indicate the remaining battery life. The light only lights up when you take the headset out of the box and put it back in place. The interior is nothing special, similar to many other True Wireless headset series. Open the lid of the box and you can see the sparkling housing pair that fits neatly inside, stylized lines, creating strange, good-looking, honeycomb-like patterns. These patterns are concave, creating a sparkle when light shines on. Padmate’s headset uses a touch sensor, similar to Pamu Scroll and Pamu Slide Mini.
Its surface is also angled to increase exposure for navigation operations. In addition, if you notice, on the facepalte there is a small hole that plays the role of the receiver of the built-in microphone. Housing is made from ABS plastic, the level of finishing is quite good, firm and especially lightweight, only 4.8g on each ear. Housing size is moderate, not too big, fits many ear sizes. The ear canal has been lengthened to allow deep penetration into the user’s ear cavity, while increasing its ability to soundproof the environment. Inside is the 6mm driver, though not large but powerful enough to provide a good sound quality in the price range.
First, considering the feeling of wearing on the ears, Tempo T5 is quite light, accompanied by an ergonomic design that helps the housing hold the ear firmly, good fit, and feels comfortable to wear. Like the Pamu Scroll, the circular design, without the extra tail of the Pamu Slide, helps the T5 record an extra appearance when worn on the ear.
The connectivity is really good, almost no lag phenomenon even when the battery is low when listening to music. Relatively low latency, does not affect the gaming experience. The ability to pair with the transmitter is also, very good. Perhaps when talking about the issue of bluetooth connection, there is probably not much to criticize about Padmate’s products.
However, it still has a minus point, that is sometimes the two sides of the housing are not connected at the same time or only one ear can be connected. You have to put it back in the box and then take it back to fix this error.
In terms of sound quality, I’m not too impressed with the sound quality of a True Wireless headset, priced at $49, but I can say that Padmate did well with this version. Its mid range is standard, clear, solid, especially for vocals. Although the lack of sweetness creates the soul of the lyrical music, but I think it should not require too much in this price range headset.
The mid range is probably the highlight and is best perfected, but for the treb, let’s say it rounds the shoulders. Treb of this headset is not too good, it just stopped at a temporary level, lacking the necessary brightness of a good treb strip.
The bass is also quite good, hitting quite force, even though the driver is only 6mm but the bass range is fully shown, round, compact, not pulled tail. Although not going deep, not enough violence, I still appreciate the ability to recreate the bass of Tempo T5.
Overall, I can say that I am satisfied with this sound quality, it is okay enough for me. Combined with that is the inheritance of outstanding advantages such as compact design, fit, hold ears; Water resistant up to IPX6, CVC technology and 2 noise-canceling microphone, Bluetooth 5.0, good sound quality, Undoubtedly the T5 is now worth buying a lot.