Waterproof headphones are one of the many new kinds of audio equipment to spring up in recent years as we look for more and more listening experiences. Nowadays, you can even listen to your favorite tracks underwater! These models are great for swimming, taking to the beach or running or working out in the rain. Of course these are also washable which is a little extra bonus. Check out the models below and their specifications in order to decide which are best for your needs.
Dry Buds Comfortable Fit
From the manufacturers of the dry case for iPhones, iPods and other smartphones, these drybuds are a great, affordable underwater headphone, offering…
- Three earbud sizes for the best fit (no awkward fiddling around underwater)
- Submersible up to 3 meters (almost 10 ft)
- Excellent sound quality for the price (and considering their use)
- A long cord
- Durable and long lasting – the shelf life of waterproof headphones is usually not the longest but these ones are built to last.
- Comfortable – no irritation while swimming or working out.
These sporty headphones are designed for the ultimate in durability, promoting themselves as the perfect earbuds for extreme sports and, yes, you’ve guessed it, going underwater. They clip around the ear to stay on, a swivel nozzle that means they stay comfortable in even the most extreme sports. Not only are these headphones extremely durable for all kinds of sports, they even claim that they can be thrown in the wash and come out again looking and sounding brand new!
H20 Audio X-1
One of the best reviewed waterproof headphones on Amazon and other retailers, the X-1s are completely waterproof and sweatproof. You can submerse them up to 12 feet and their ergonomic design means that they have a band going round the back of your head supporting the cable into your audio device. Perfect for swimmers. Features include:
- Multiple sizes for the best fit from XS to XL
- Dynamic bass to provide a boost while you exercise.
- Coiled, high quality audio cable.
- Durable for use in extreme sports.
H20 Waterproof System for iPod Shuffle
iPod Shuffles are a swimmers best friend, and this, the second on our list from H20, accounts for both MP3 player and headphone needs with its awesome waterproof case which cleverly still allows you control of your shuffle while swimming, you can turn it up or down and change tracks whilst still swimming. As we have already explored, H20 offer good sound quality and the included surge S2 model of earbuds are a large contributing factor to the excellent reviews and popularity of this exceptional underwater listening system.
The market for waterproof headphones is very different to the rest of the audio market, it has a real sports orientation and a lot of the manufacturers you’d normally see here on the site don’t even enter the market. That said, the niche is covered by some high quality brands who offer great quality at reasonable prices. The truth is you are not going to get studio quality out of the above brands, but for a good listen during a swim or other workout these will more than cut the mustard.