Updated: January 13, 2017
16 Olympic Medals later and swimming has made it’s comeback as a top sport in the United States thanks to Michael Phelps. Not only has swimming become more popular on a competitive level, but it has also become a staple for a balanced workout.
The problem for a lot of people, however, was the fact that swimming laps wasn’t all that exciting. Well you can put that behind you, because with the introduction of submersible MP3 players and swimming headphones that are completely water resistant you can take your workout to a whole new level.
Top 3 Picks for Swimming Headphones
Swimming headphones are still fairly new to the scene of workout headphones, so there aren’t a whole lot of choices, and there are tons of mixed reviews. So, we felt it would be helpful to tell you about the top 3 swimming headphones for the next time you hit the pool. You won’t be disappointed in any of these.
It’s kind of hard to argue with the world’s number 1 swimmer on what the number 1 swimming headphones are…
- Personalized Fit. You’ll get 5 sets of different size earplugs (ear-buds) to ensure an amazing waterproof and comfortable fit.
- Designed and tested by world class athletes such as Michael Phelps.
- Lightweight. When swimming headphones first hit the scene they were pretty bulky. Surge has managed to slim these down quite a bit while still providing quality sound.
If you’re interested in reading a more detailed review check out our full review here.
*While these next 2 swimming headphones, it should be noted they are also MP3 players. There weren’t a whole lot of good swimming headphones to choose from so we elected to choose 2 pairs that we felt were high quality, but were also MP3 players than vice versa.
Of all the waterproof headphones we researched and reviewed the JLAB Go Waterproof Headphones received the most consistent positive reviews.
The WAVE is very similar in style to SURGE in terms of fit and quality of sound.
- 7 sets of “tips” as they call them, or ear-buds, which allow for you to adjust your fit until it is comfortable.
- Up to 10 hours of play time. If you’re swimming for 10 hours, we hope to see you giving Michael Phelps a run for his money in 2012.
- Drag and drop to add songs easily, many have commented that it’s even easier than using iTunes.
The FINIS SwiMP3 seems to be by far the most popular swimming workout headphones.
What makes these headphones different from the rest?
Unlike inner ear headphones the FINIS SwiMP3 utilizes something called bone conduction. Essentially the headphones are pressed up against your temple and the music is passed through the bone in your upper cheek to the bones in your inner ear and converted to sound.
Now that is pretty awesome!
Check out the video below for some more details.
We recently found out that due to the popularity of the FINIS SwiMP3.1G, FINIS is now coming out with their second line in underwater MP3 players the FINIS SwimP3.2G.