Update 6/29/15: The Audio Surge 2g have been discontinued by H2O, but you can still find them in limited supply on Amazon. You may also want to check out our top picks for best swimming headphones as an alternative to these.
With the invention of waterproof sports headphones you can literally take your music anywhere. H2O Audio has seamlessly made the transition for great sports headphones to great swimming headphones with their H2O Audio Surge 2G. Prepare to take your tunes under water!
Sound Quality. Non stop music whether ABOVE or BELOW water.
Comfort and Fit. Ergonomic fit means comfort and staying power, and absolutely no leaks.
Price. Still unsure how H2O Audio can offer such a cool product at such a low price.
Before we move onto the cons we want to add a couple sentences of disclaimer. These are one of the best swimming headphones on the market currently, but if you’re not planning on using them for swimming only there are definitely better workout headphones available. With that said, while we listed a few pros above, the product has similar cons that we’ve mentioned so that people’s expectations aren’t let down. The end result is we still think these are great swimming headphones or we wouldn’t have put them on the site.
Comfort and Fit. Some consumers have complained of the earbud loosening up, but that’s another reason they give you 5 pairs.
Sound Quality. There are better quality headphones for workouts that don’t involve water, for cheaper.
If you love to swim for one of your workouts during the week, but hate not being able to listen to music, these will be perfect for you. The first time you go under water with your favorite tunes pumping in your ears is truly awesome. The great thing about the H2O Audio Surge 2G is the sound quality doesn’t change whether you’re performing underwater laps or running through a series of strokes taking your in and out of the water.
The only drawback we had was using these headphones consistently out of the water did not compare to the sound quality of other workout headphones like the Bose IE2.
We recommend these for people including a swimming workout at least once a week in order to get your money’s worth. These will also be perfect for any triathlon trainers or surfers. Just make sure you take care of the earbuds by cleaning them if exposed to saltwater.
One last question you may want to answer before buying, “Want to be like Mike?” Michael Phelps that is.
- 100% waterproof (up to 15 feet deep)
- Warranty: 1 year
- Weight: 0.5 ounces
- Cord length: 44 inches
- Dynamic drivers for improved sound while underwater
- Standard 3.5mm headphone jack
What’s in the Box
- H20 Audio Surge 2G
- Personalized fit – includes 5 sets of elastomer earplugs
Where to Buy
Amazon is your best bet for sure.