28 Olympic Medals later and swimming has made it’s comeback as one of the top sports 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 waterproof you can take your workout to a whole new level.
Our Top Pick
USTEK WP-593 Wired Waterproof Earbuds
Before we move on to our top 10 list, we’ve first got to cover one important piece of information: IP ratings.
IP ratings or IP code stands for International Protection (marking), and is the standard by which electronics (in this case headphones or earbuds) are measured to resist or protect against dust and water.
For the purpose of swimming headphones, we’ve limited it to the following 3 ratings:
- IPX8. Submersible over 3 feet (usually up to 10-12 feet).
- IPX7. Submersible up to 3 feet.
- IP67. Not submersible, but can withstand high velocity water/dust
Here’s a closer look at how each rating is determined.
You’ll notice in the table below instead of giving you the IP rating we’ve gone ahead and listed the depth to which the headphones can be submerged.
Also note that there are 1 pair of headphones that have a 0 feet submersible depth. That’s not a mistake. We wanted to keep one pair on there for people who might be looking for waterproof headphones in case they sweat profusely, or just want to use them in the shower, etc.
Now onto the list.
Top 10 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 10 swimming headphones for the next time you hit the pool. You won’t be disappointed in any of these.
|Rank||Picture||Name||Submersible Up To||Where to Buy|
|1||USTEK WP-593 Wired Waterproof Earbuds||3 feet||Check Price|
|2||Edelin Bluetooth Headphones||3 feet||Check Price|
|3||Alpatronix HX250 Waterproof Bluetooth Headset||3 feet||Check Price|
|4||Swimbuds 100% Waterproof Headphones||10 feet||Check Price|
|5||SENSO Bluetooth Headphones||3 feet||Check Price|
|6||LEOPHILE EEL Wireless Neckband Headphones||0 feet||Check Price|
|7||HydroActive Short-Cord Waterproof Headphones||10 feet||Check Price|
|8||Otium Sports Wireless Waterproof Earphones||3 feet||Check Price|
|9||X-1 CB1-PK-X Flex All Sport Waterproof In-Ear Headphones||3 feet||Check Price|
|10||Pyle Waterproof Mp3 Player for Swimming||10 feet||Check Price|
|BONUS||Bragi The Dash||3 feet||Check Price|
Not only did we include a wide array of IP ratings (aka submersible depth), but we also included a wide range of prices, headphone styles, colors, features (i.e. built-in MP3 player), and so on.
Here’s our thoughts on each in a little more detail.
Going all in. The Bragi Dash are the only pair of completely wireless earbuds, but they’re still rather new and not as proven as the other styles. But man are they cool.
Now go hit the pool!