Our seasons are changing, which means an end to summer and a welcome to the rain. Some people enjoy spending their time outdoors or walking to work but this also means there is a chance that their expensive headphones could get wet. This is the same issue for people who enjoy being active and sweat often while wearing their headphones. Regardless of why you’re looking for a waterproof headphone, it’s important to know what headphones are out there to help suit your needs.
We are going to take a look at eight different wireless earbuds that are all waterproof. All of these headphones range in price and how well they hold up to water. From there, you can determine which headphone is best suited for your lifestyle. Let’s take a look.
1. Jaybird X4
The Jaybird X3 wireless Bluetooth headphones are a great option if you’re looking for a durable pair of sports headphones. They come with an IPX7 water-protection, allowing you to spend 30 minutes underwater without damaging the headphones. The headphones are lightweight and slightly wrap around the back of your neck to keep them in place while wearing them. The earbuds don’t enter the ear canal as deep as other earbuds, which can make them more desirable to users. They come with noise isolation technology, helping you block outside noise, which is helpful during a workout.
The headphones come with an in-line remote. This remote helps you set the volume, skip or pause tracks, and manage your calls. The battery lasts up to 8 hours and can quickly recharge when not in use. The sound is excellent for these headphones. The bass is deep, and they come with an app that allows you to change the sound exactly how you like it. The headphones are designed for more active users, great to runners, especially if it is raining.
2. Sony MDR-XB80BS
If the ear hook design is what you like in a wireless headphone, then the Sony MDR-XB80BS is a excellent option. The headphones designed with athletes in mind and have a rubbery ear hook that helps keep them in place. The headphone is lightweight, and the ear hook makes them comfortable to wear for a long duration. The ear hooks also feature a remote button that helps you navigate through music and calls. The waterproof feature includes IPX5 protection, which helps keep them safe from sweat or the rain, but they’re not ideal for being submerged.
The headphones come with a 7-hour battery life, which is enough time to get a workout in and walk home and still have extra juice to spare. The headphones also contain a lot of basses. They offer an additional bass feature, so if you’re into EDM or hip-hop music, these are a great pair of headphones.
3. Jabra Elite Active 65t
The Jabra Elite Active 65t offers a truly wireless experience, plus the sound is excellent, and they have a nice design. The earbuds are small and compact, easy to travel with but lightweight enough to wear for long periods. They come with a water resistance of IPX6, which is great for super sweaty workouts or even torrential rains. They have great stability, so if you’re walking down the road in the rain, they won’t slip out of your ear. There are two main buttons located on the headphones that help you manage calls or control Siri or Alexa.
They have a slightly smaller battery life than other earbud headphones. They offer 5 hours of battery life, but you can get an additional two charges in the case. The case is also a great space to store your headphones and use them to travel around in your backpack. The sound is balanced, and the Bluetooth helps add to that. The bass is clear, and it helps push you through that sweaty workout or if you’re running down the street to work.
4. Origem HS-1
The Origem HS-1 wireless headphone is an excellent headphone for being waterproof. They come with around the neck design to help keep the headphones in place, plus they’re affordable. The headphones have an IPX7 water-protection, making them great for sweat sessions or heavy downpours. They have a comfortable fit and are great for extended wears. They come with a few options on the ear wings, so make sure to pick the correct one. The microphone that comes with the headphones offer a clear sound, and they come with a remote that makes it easy to control audio, tracks, and calls.
The headphones can last for up to 10 hours, plus they have a quick charge feature that will get you up and going again within 30 minutes. The Bluetooth does have issues when it comes to walls though, so be cautious if you’re wearing them at home or work and you’re walking around. The audio quality is great, as well. They come with aptX support, making you have even better sound options.
5. Plantronics BackBeat Fit 350
The Plantronics BackBeat Fit 350 cannot fully submerge in water, but the IPX5 water-protection does a pretty good job at keeping them safe from water damage. They do well with sweat and heavy rain, great for athletes or anyone who enjoys walking to work. They come with an ear hook design to help keep them in place for people who are always on the move. The headphones also have a noise isolation feature, perfect for gym-goers or busy offices.
The battery can last for up to 6 hours, and they have a quick charge option. A 15-minute charge will give the headphones a 1-hour listening time. The earbuds also have a small bass boost, significant for low frequencies that provide more of a kick. The frequency bass is excellent, and they come with a reasonable price tag. They offer a lot of stability which is perfect for the person on the go.
6. Senso Bluetooth Headphones
If you’re looking for a price-friendly pair of waterproof headphones, the Senso Bluetooth Headphones are it. They offer an IPX7 water-protection, keeping the headphones sturdy and lasting during the wettest of situations. They have a sporty design with ear hooks to help keep the headphones in place when you’re on the move. The tips of the headphones do not enter your ear so that you can wear them for an extended period without ear fatigue. The headphones have a simple control for play/stop audio and to take calls.
The battery life lasts for 8 hours per charge, which is good for an earbud-style headphone. The bass with these headphones is powerful, but it can get muddy at times. The sound quality is decent, but they are a more affordable headphone, so don’t expect anything spectacular.
7. VAVA Moov 28
These headphones are under $30 and offer a ton of great features. They have an IPX6 water-protection so that they will last through the heaviest of rains or the sweatiest of gym workouts, and you can also clean them off with water and have no damage. The headphones made out of rubber wires and lightweight metal casing that helps protect them from any water damage. They have an in-line microphone and a remote that is easy to use. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 and aptX, they are great in both the sound and wireless department. The headphones have a CVC 6.0 noise-canceling microphone that has excellent sound quality for music and talking.
The battery lasts between 8 to 9 hours, which is excellent for all the features the headphones offer. The sound quality is loud and balanced with these headphones. They have good bass, but occasionally you can hear some noise if not properly put on.
8. Anker SoundBuds Slim+
The Anker SoundBuds Slim+ is another tremendous affordable waterproof headphone. The headphones come with IPX5 waterproof protection which is great for cleaning but don’t dip them underwater. They are made with good quality, and the features that go along with the headphones are amazing as well. They are lightweight and comfortable to wear for extended periods, plus they come with a good selection of ear tips so everyone can get a good fit. The headphones include a hard carrying case for secure storage and easy transportation. The Bluetooth connection is also excellent with these headphones. They range around 33 feet, and the connection is stable. Even if you go behind a wall, the connection is still there.
The battery lasts a solid 7 hours with music and can last even longer if you’re using them for phone calls with the in-line mic. They are stocked with aptX Bluetooth codec which offers terrific sound quality. The sound is well balanced, and great for all music genres.
Between these eight fabulous headphones, you should be able to find a waterproof one that works the best for you. Remember, the higher the IPX, the more water-protection you’re going to get from your headphones. Not all headphones can withstand submerging underwater and survive, so check with the manufacturer before taking a swim with any of these headphones on.