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Best Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones for Swimming & Running

Before getting to our ‘Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones for Swimming’ guide, let us first dig a bit about swimming in general. An average adult can burn about 750 or more calories just by swimming for an hour, which is beyond what running could do to your body. Although swimming is one of the most efficient ways to burn body fat, lose weight, or gain strength, it can be extremely tedious. Especially if done for longer durations. What if I say you can make it less strenuous with a dash of music? Yes, you heard it right.

Best Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones for Swimming, Running & Shower

Music gels well with workouts, as it has a reputation for keeping your motivation intact while you face physical or emotional challenges. From distracting people from pain and fatigue, elevating one’s mood, to increase endurance, music has everything in its bag for you to explore. All this is okay, but how do you submerge your music with you to your swimming sessions? Well, your best bet is decent waterproof Bluetooth headphones.

Choosing a decent pair of headphones for your swimming sessions can be a tough job as many considerations come into play.  The biggest of all is the IPX rating. IPX rating is the industry standard for waterproofing, ranging from IPX0 to IPX9. The IPX rating is awarded to a device/material depending on its resistance towards water damage. More about IPX rating at the end of this article.

We often tend to confuse water-resistant devices with waterproof ones. Devices susceptible to water droplets and sprays of moisture are commonly termed water-resistant devices, while those that can withstand complete immersion in water with increasing depth are termed waterproof.

Devices rated as water-resistant are only suitable for activities like running and working out in gyms, while activities like swimming and showering require strictly waterproof devices. Following this, we have handpicked a few good options for waterproof Bluetooth headphones in the market. These are not only the best in terms of performance, but also don’t lighten your pockets much. Here’s the list of the best Wireless Waterproof Headphones.

#1. SONY Walkman NW-WS623 – The Best Waterproof Headphones

ProductSONY waterproof and dustproof Walkman
ConnectivityBluetooth, NFC
Internal Storage4 GB
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours
Stand-alone MP3 playerYes
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, WMA
Waterproof rangeUp to 2 meters (6.56 feet)
Dimensions0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches
Weight1.13 ounces
Pros of SONY Walkman NW-WS62
  • Excellent design and build quality
  • Decent battery life with quick charge support
  • Comes with a built-in music player and onboard storage
  • Bluetooth and NFC support
  • Waterproof
  • Ambient mode
Cons of SONY Walkman NW-WS62
  • The cord might fall short for people with big heads
  • A little bit costly.

SONY Walkman NW-WS623 Wireless Waterproof Headphones Review

The SONY Walkman NW-WS623 is by far the best waterproof headphones for swimming & running that we have ever tested. Besides the Bluetooth functionality, it can also function as a stand-alone music player with onboard storage support of 4 GB. This makes it more convenient for swimming, as wireless protocols including Bluetooth don’t function effectively underwater. I personally use this for myself and I really love it.

Unboxing SONY Walkman NW-WS62 and Package Contents

Unboxing the SONY Walkman NW-WS623 Headphone

The SONY Walkman NW-WS623 waterproof Bluetooth headphones ship inside a beautiful white colored box. We have the SONY’s branding towards the front, with the headphones being visible from the transparent cover on top.

They are offered in white, black, and green colors. The one we opted for is a black variant. Inside the box, we have a user manual, a charger base, a micro-USB Cable, additional ear tips, and the obvious headphones. The ear tips came in two different packs, one for normal use and swimming.

Device Overview and Build Quality

As far as the initial impressions are concerned, the SONY Walkman NW-WS623 has a rather stylish design and an excellent build quality. There are plenty of spare ear tips provided in the box to match your ear size. The ear tips made of soft silicone are super light and comfortable on the ears.

Unlike most other headphones, you do not find a charging port on the WS623. Instead, you get to see Pogo-styled charging connectors on one of the earpieces. This ensures complete waterproofing, as traditional USB charging ports can serve as passages for liquids into the device.

SONY Walkman NW-WS62 Connectivity

On the connectivity side, the SONY Walkman NW-WS623 offers a USB 2.0 connection to transfer audio files to its onboard 4 GB storage. The device has native support for MP3, WMA, and AAC audio formats.

Besides being a stand-alone audio player, the device can also stream music from your smartphone using Bluetooth connectivity. It also comes with NFC functionality for quick one-tap pairing with your smartphone.

SONY Walkman NW-WS62 Music Quality

The driver on these waterproof Bluetooth headphones does a decent job with balanced mid and high frequencies on the music quality. There is no distortion seen even at the higher volume levels. The ambient sound mode works flawlessly on this device.

Battery Life of SONY Walkman NW-WS62

Music playback time is yet another important aspect. Especially if you do not wish to stay adhered to a wall socket all the time or do not plan on postponing your workout sessions for a nifty piece of hardware. The Sony Walkman NW-WS623 can yield up to a whopping 12 hours of music playback using its built-in audio player.

Not to mention, the device also boasts ambient sound functionality that lets you hear surrounding sounds without a hassle. As it uses microphones mounted on either of the earpieces, keeping your ambient sound turned on can consume a lot of battery power, impacting the overall playback time.

One good thing about the WS623 is, a three minutes quick charge can give you an hour of music playback. This comes in handy, especially when you are in a rush to your workout session while the charge is critically low on your device.

Final Verdict SONY Walkman NW-WS62

The Sony Walkman NW-WS623 is the best waterproof Bluetooth headphones for swimming that we have ever tested. It has an excellent build quality and design aesthetics. The device comes with a hefty price tag but, trust us, it brings along all the bells and whistles that you don’t see in most close competitors. If the quality waterproof headphones is what you want then Sony NW-WS62 is for you.

However, if you are looking for something at a little lesser budget, the JBL Endurance DIVE is your go-to option.

#2. JBL Endurance Dive – Best for Bass Lovers

ProductJBL Headphones
ModelEndurance Dive
ConnectivityBluetooth, Built-in Music Player
Internal Storage1 GB
Battery LifeUp to 7.3 hours
Stand-alone MP3 playerYes
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, WMA
Waterproof ratingIPX7
Dimensions3.75 x 1.97 x 6.3 inches
Weight9.4 ounces
Pros of JBL Endurance Dive Headphones
  • Waterproof design
  • 1 GB of onboard storage
  • Decent build quality
  • Good for bass lovers
  • Bluetooth
Cons of JBL Endurance Dive Headphones
  • Micro-USB port
  • Can’t activate voice assistants

JBL Endurance Dive Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones Review

As the JBL Endurance Dive are rated to IPX7, they are a better choice for water sports including swimming. The device comes with an onboard 1 GB storage that can let you store up to 200 soundtracks and listen underwater where Bluetooth struggles to connect.

Unboxing and Package Contents of JBL Endurance Dive

The device came inside a fancy all-black cardboard box. It has a flap that opens up to a transparent compartment hosting the device. The headphones and the accessories are seen sitting comfortably inside. Opening the transparent box, we are greeted with a silicon pouch. The quality of the pouch is pretty impressive and feels extremely soft on the hands.

Moving further, we have a standard micro-USB charging cable along with a few pairs of additional ear tips of different sizes. Not to mention, we also have the very obvious warranty card and a user manual to help quickly guide you through the setup process.

JBL Endurance Dive Device Overview and Build Quality

The device feels fancier with modern aesthetics for the initial impressions, and the build material is good. The device powers on itself as soon as you remove the right earpiece from the hook and powers back off as soon as it gets in contact with the hook. This is magically magnetic.

Waterproof bluetooth headphones for swimming - JBL endurance dive

Though this is a waterproof device intended for underwater usage, they still have retained the physical charging port. If taking calls wirelessly is your thing, the right earpiece also has a microphone. The quality of the pouch that came with this device is decent.

It has touch-sensitive control buttons on its ear-hooks. The controls include play/pause, track skipping, call management and volume adjustment. These controls are fancier but not very convenient to use.


Like the SONY Walkman NW-WS623, the JBL Endurance Dive also comes with a built-in music player that can play audio tracks without being connected to a smartphone. However, the onboard storage on this device is only limited to 1 GB.

Besides being a stand-alone music player, the JBL Endurance Dive also connects to your smartphone for playing music and taking calls. The quality of the microphone on this device is acceptable.

JBL Endurance Dive Music Quality

The JBL Endurance Dive does a fairly decent job when it comes to music quality. It has excellent frequency response consistency and offers decent bass accuracy. On the other hand, it also provides commendable treble accuracy. The noise isolation on the Endurance Dive is better than that of the Sony NW-WS623. Speaking of the microphone quality, it does its job. However, we have seen it struggling in noisy environments.

One downside about the Endurance Dive is, they can only be connected to one device at a time, while most Bluetooth headsets support multiple connections. If connecting to various devices is your thing, the Bose SoundSport Wireless Earbuds can be a decent choice. However, unlike the JBL Endurance, Bose SoundSport earbuds cannot survive complete water immersion. You can still use them for running and shower activities.

JBL Endurance Dive Battery Life

The JBL Endurance Dive comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can last up to 7.3 hours at 60% volume. Charging the battery from 0 – 100% took about 1.9 hours. When you are in a hurry, quickly charging it to 10 minutes can yield an hour full of music playback.

Final Verdict of JBL Endurance Dive

The JBL Endurance Dive is one of the good waterproof Bluetooth headphones options under $100. As it is rated to IPX7, you can happily use it underwater for swimming. Speaking of the fit, they seal your ears well, blocking air and cutting down on the ambient sounds to a greater extent. However, they are not very comfortable, especially when used for longer periods.

#3. Pyle Flextreme Bluetooth Headphones – Cheap IPX8 Pick

ProductPyle MP3 Player Bluetooth Headphone
Internal Storage8 GB
Battery LifeAbout 10 Hours
Stand-alone MP3 playerYes
Supported formatsMP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, WMV
Waterproof RatingIPX8
Dimensions5.51’’ x 1.69’’ x 4.33’’ inches
Weight0.96 ounces

Pyle Flextreme Bluetooth Waterproof MP3 Player Review

The Pyle PSWP28BK is a pretty impressive choice for those who aim at listening to music underwater. One good thing about these Bluetooth waterproof headsets is that they are rated to IPX8 waterproofing standards, while most other competitors in this price range only come with IPX7 compliance.

Unboxing and Package Contents

The product is shipped inside a white-colored cardboard box. Inside the package, we have some paperwork that includes a user manual and a warranty card, a few pairs of extra ear tips, and the very obvious headphones.

Device Overview and Build Quality

At first glance, the earpieces appeared bigger and might not be suitable for people with smaller ears. The band on the other hand is thin and flexible enough to withstand any type of hard handling. Together, I would say, it has an acceptable design.

On the quality side, the earpieces are made of hard plastic and seem promising to last some time. Pyle has provided a few additional pairs of ear tips of multiple sizes. I have used medium-sized ear tips. They offer a pretty impressive fit and seal to your ears well, keeping ambient sounds to a bare minimum.

Unlike the JBL Endurance Dive, the Pyle Flextreme waterproof Bluetooth headphones come with pogo charging contacts on one of the earpieces. They have also provided a charging accessory inside the package. The bummer with this approach is that it is hard to find a replacement if you ever lose or damage your charging cable. However, these pogo pin connectors have an advantage over traditional ports when it comes to water sealing your device.

Pyle Flextreme Controls

Speaking of the controls, the device boasts touch button controls on one of the earpieces. Be it on land or underwater, answering calls and skipping music tracks is no hassle with the Pyle Flextreme, thanks to its IPX8 rating.


The device can stream music from your smartphones or computers wirelessly using Bluetooth connectivity. However, radio signals are ineffective underwater. That is where the built-in audio player on the Pyle Flextreme comes to your rescue. The Pyle Flextreme PSWP28BK comes with 8 GB of onboard storage. You can directly connect the device to a computer using the provided cable to transfer MP3 files onto it for stand-alone playback.

Music Quality

The device has an acceptable music quality with balanced mids, lows, and highs. As the buds are a tad larger for an average headphone, they give you discomfort if put on for longer hours. However, the in-ear design worked flawlessly and didn’t let a single drop of water inside the ears while minimizing pool noise to a greater extent. We have experienced a bit of distortion at maximum volume, usually at volume beyond 80%.

Battery Life

Pyle Flextreme Waterproof Bluetooth headset yields a decent battery backup while playing music using the built-in music player. The battery life, however, reduces drastically with the Bluetooth in use.

The device boasts a 200mAh battery on board, which gives up to 10 hours of playback time with the built-in music player. Charging the device completely from 0 to 100% took us a little over 2 hours. A quick charge for 10 minutes can give you a playback time of an hour when in a hurry.


  • IPX8 waterproof rating
  • Cheaper option
  • Flexible band
  • Good battery life
  • Built-in MP3 player
  • Touch controls are sensitive to press
  • Decent design and build quality


  • Heavy design
  • One band size for all head sizes
  • Some users have complained about the Bluetooth range.

Verdict of Pyle Flextreme Bluetooth Headphones

The Pyle Flextreme is the best yet cheap Bluetooth waterproof headphones that you can find for under $50. Do not let its price tag limit your expectations from the device. It has everything you would typically expect from any other expensive device in the line-up. Besides these, you also get to see IPX8 waterproofing, which is a feature most competitors in the same price segment lack. Be it for swimming, running, surfing, or showering, the Pyle Flextreme Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones can be a bang for your buck.

#4. H20 Audio Sonar Underwater Headphones – With Bone Conduction Technology

ProductH20 Audio
ModelSonar underwater headphones
ConnectivityBluetooth, Built-in Music Player
Internal Storage8 GB
Battery LifeUp to 7 hours
Stand-alone MP3 playerYes
Supported formatsApple iTunes music format (.m4a) and MP3
Waterproof ratingIPX8
Dimensions1.38 x 0.79 x 0.79 inches
Weight5.3 ounces

H20 Audio Sonar Bone Conduction Waterproof Swimming Headphones Review

The H20 Audio Sonar Underwater is yet another IPX8 rated waterproof Bluetooth Headphones for Swimming. It is similar to the JBL Endurance Dive in terms of battery life. On the contrary, the H20 Audio Sonar comes with an impeccable 8 GB of internal storage, only 1 GB on the JBL counterpart.

One bummer with the H20 Audio Swim is, as these are essentially made for swimming, you cannot use them on land. Additionally, these are meant to be combined with your swimming goggles. You cannot just put on these headphones like you usually do with your regular ones.

H20 Audio Sonar Unboxing Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones for Swimming 2

Unboxing and Package Contents of H20 Audio Sonar

The headphones took a little longer than the usual delivery time. I have mixed assumptions, seeing the size of the package they are shipped with. However, the headphones didn’t disappoint me. They are not the smallest I’ve tested, but not the bulkiest either.

The box had a pair of swim goggles, a swim cap, a Pogo pin charging cable, and the obvious H20 Audio Sonar Swimming Headphones.

Device Overview and Build Quality of H20 Audio Sonar

To my surprise, the earpieces aren’t that bulkier. They are connected by a thin flexible neon-like tube. Although the device is made in plastic, the build doesn’t seem cheap in any way. It has a solid construction and seems promising to last a while.

The device boasts larger control buttons on both earpieces, making them more convenient for operation, especially during swimming sessions. You get to see a pogo pin charging contacts on one of the earpieces, they have gone with this approach instead of a USB port to ensure water tightness.

Connectivity Features of H20 Audio Sonar

The device offers Bluetooth connectivity if you are looking for it. However, Bluetooth, or, essentially every other radio communication protocol becomes ineffective underwater. This effectively limits the communication to a very short range. However, if you still wish to use this device connected via Bluetooth, the only way is to pair it with an Apple or, essentially, any smartwatch. Provided, the watch should be within the range of 4” from these headphones. 

It is only possible if you attach your watch to your head with a supportive band. There are many headband options online for your smartwatches if you wish to buy one. Nevertheless, the H20 Audio Sonar waterproof Bluetooth headphones also come with onboard storage of 8 GB and a built-in audio player. You can directly connect your headphones to a MAC or a Windows PC, drag and drop files from Apple iTunes, or load it with your favorite MP3 tracks.

Music Quality

The H20 Audio Sonar Bluetooth Swimming Headphones use bone conduction technology unlike your traditional headphones. You cannot expect the same level of audio quality that you usually get from in-ear or over-ear headphones.

These headphones are not directly plugged into your ears and transmit sound into your ear canal. Instead, they sit on top of your cheekbones and conduct sound into your inner ear, using vibrations where your jaw and skull bones act as a carrier.

Battery Life of H20 Audio Sonar

Regarding the battery life on the device, it isn’t because these headphones are only meant for wearing underwater. It typically gives about 7 hours of music playback time. From 0 to 100%, charging the device took us about 2 hours.

Pros of H20 Audio Sonar

  • Decent design and build
  • Ships with a swimming cap and goggles
  • IPX8 Waterproofing
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Decent audio quality
  • 8 GB of onboard storage
  • Built-in audio player
  • Decent battery life

Cons of H20 Audio Sonar

  • Not suitable for use on land
  • Little expensive

Verdict of H20 Audio Sonar

The H20 Audio Sonar waterproof Bluetooth headphones have an impressive build quality and can withstand any type of hard handling. Most in-ear earphones can cause discomfort to your ears, especially when put on for longer durations. On the flip side, the Audio Sonar comes with bone conduction technology that doesn’t essentially require it to be plugged inside the ear. Instead, they sit comfortably on the cheekbone. This waives any form of discomfort that you usually face with traditional headphones.

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Furthermore, these waterproof headphones are rated to IPX8 standard, meaning, they are completely submersible. Altogether, the H20 Audio Sonar can make pretty impressive waterproof headphones for showering and swimming.

#5. Tayogo IPX8 Waterproof Headphones – Best Waterproof MP3 Player

ProductTayogo Swimming Headphones
ConnectivityBuilt-in Music Player
Internal Storage8 GB
Battery LifeUp to 7 hours
Stand-alone MP3 playerYes
Supported formatsMP3 (8 to 320kbps), WMA, DRM, OGG, WAV, and AAC-LC
Waterproof ratingIPX8
Dimensions4.72 x 4.72 x 0.98 inches
Weight1.13 ounces

Tayogo IPX8 Waterproof MP3 Player for Swimming Review

Suppose you are in the market for a pair of decent waterproof headphones for swimming,  and you wouldn’t mind missing out on Bluetooth connectivity. In that case, the Tayogo IPX8 waterproof MP3 player is your go-to accessory. The device boasts a funky design and is offered in multiple colors to match your liking.

Unboxing and Package Contents

The device ships inside a tiny yet well-made white-colored box with a picture of the device printed on its top. We have a card with the setup instructions as we opened the packaging. We have the actual product underneath the card, along with a USB extender cord and a few pairs of additional ear tips.

Device Overview and Build Quality

Considering the price bracket the device is offered at, I don’t have any complaints with Tayogo’s waterproof MP3 player. The entire body is made up of hard plastic and is sturdy. However, the design aspect is something to be considered. It has a bulkier neckband design with an utterly boring control panel. Though the buttons on the band are larger, providing easier accessibility, they can be tough to reach, especially if put on your neck.

Tayogo IPX8 Waterproof Headphones Device Overview and Build Quality

Speaking of connectivity, the device lacks wireless capabilities, unlike most competitors. However, that is not going to be a big deal if you only plan on using this for your swimming sessions. Wireless protocols like Bluetooth are ineffective underwater.

The device boasts 8 gigs of internal storage, which is quite decent for storing music onboard and carrying it with you in your endeavors. The device can play MP3 songs up to 320 kbps when it comes to audio support. It also has support for other audio formats, including WMA, DRM, OGG, WAV, and AAC-LC.

Music Quality

I’m pretty impressed by the music quality on the Toyogo IPX8 waterproof Mp3 player. Honestly, considering the price point the device is offered at, I didn’t pretty much imagine that the sound quality of these headphones would be this great. It has perfectly balanced mids, lows, and highs with a good bass. The headphones sit well inside the ears by providing a good air seal.

Battery Life

When it comes to music playback time on the Tayogo IPX8 waterproof headphones, it can yield a good 8 hours of battery backup. Charging the device took us a little over 2 hours. A quick 10 minutes charge can get you over an hour of music playback time at times of emergency.

Pros of Tayogo IPX8 Waterproof Headphones

  • Cheap waterproof MP3 player
  • Good for swimming, running, showering, and workouts
  • Built-in music player and onboard storage
  • Decent build quality for the price
  • Well-balanced mids, lows, and highs
  • IPX8 Waterproofing

Cons of Tayogo IPX8 Waterproof Headphones

  • No Bluetooth connectivity
  • Plasticky build

Verdict of Tayogo IPX8 Waterproof Headphones

The Tayogo IPX8 Waterproof MP3 player is a gem for those looking for good waterproof headphones and wouldn’t mind missing out on Bluetooth connectivity. It has an abundance of bass while rightly balancing mids, lows, and highs. If you are a bass lover, you will not be disappointed.

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#6. AfterShokz Aeropex Open-ear Headphones – Best for Land Sports

ProductAfterShokz Aeropex
ConnectivityBluetooth 5
Internal Storage
Battery Life8 hours
Stand-alone MP3 playerNo
TechnologyBone Conduction
Waterproof ratingIP67
Dimensions5.31 x 3.69 x 6.65 inches
Weight0.92 ounces

AfterShokz Aeropex Bone Conduction Headphones Review

The AfterShokz Aeropex Bone Conduction Open-Ear is a decent choice if you are in the market for a good pair of waterproof Bluetooth headphones. Though these are not meant for swimming, you can still use these headphones for running, showering, surfing, or working out.

What makes these headphones the best is their unique design aesthetics. How cool is it listening to people talking while still keeping up with your favorite music tracks? Thanks to the bone conduction technology on this nifty accessory.

AfterShokz Aeropex Open-ear Headphones Unboxing and Package Contents

The device comes nicely packed inside a jazzy little box with ‘AEROPEX’ printed on top. It has a book-like design that opens up to reveal the actual product sitting comfortably inside. We get a soft carrying pouch loaded with other accessories. The accessories include two charging cables and a pair of foam earplugs (for plugging into your ears).

You don’t get to see any extra ear tips in other boxes, as these headphones are based on bone conduction technology. Furthermore, you also get a user manual to guide you with the usage.

Device Overview and Build Quality

Unlike most other wireless Bluetooth headphones we have tested, the AfterShokz Aeropex uses bone conduction technology. They do not require to be plugged inside your ears, instead, they sit on top of your temples and conduct sound directly into your inner ears without bothering your ear or your eardrum.

AfterShokz Aeropex Open-ear Headphones Unboxing and Package Contents

These headphones are water-resistant and are not waterproof. Meaning, they cannot withstand submerging directly into the water. However, they are susceptible to water splashes, including sweat, rain, and showers. The device proffers a pretty impressive build quality, design and also seems durable.

It has two buttons on the right lobe when it comes to controls on this device. This helps turn the device on/off, adjust volume, pairing the device, and check the battery status. The one on the left earbud helps in playing, pausing, track skipping, and accessing the voice assistant on your phone.


The AfterShokz Aeropex boasts Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, giving better range, bandwidth, and battery backup. It can connect to two devices simultaneously and switch back and forth between them. This comes in handy if you have it connected to your laptop and mobile phone, and you keep changing your headset between them.

Performance and Music Quality

As the AfterShokz Aeropex headphones are based on bone conduction technology, you cannot expect them to be as good as the in-ear, on-ear, or over-the-ear headphones. Although it is a limitation by the technology itself, bass performance on these Headphones is extremely poor. The mids and trebles are turned out average. These headphones are designed to let you listen to music as you hear ambient sounds outside, they completely lack noise isolation.

Battery Life

The device does extremely well in terms of battery life. It yields an impeccable 13 hours of battery life, which is way greater than the company claimed. Charging the device took about 2 and a half hours. The only bummer is with the charging pins. As they use a proprietary charging pin, it is highly possible to find a replacement easily. However, they provide two cables inside the package.


  • Bone conduction technology
  • Sweat-resistant and splash-proof
  • It comes with a soft pouch and earplugs
  • Built-in microphone
  • Decent battery backup


  • Poor bass
  • On the expensive side
  • Poor noise isolation

AfterShokz Aeropex Open-ear Headphones Verdict

The AfterShokz Aeropex Open-Ear Bluetooth Bone Conduction Sport Headphones are a decent option for those looking for a pair of headphones for running, surfing, showering, and other water activities. Though they aren’t completely waterproof, they can still survive water splashes, making them the best sports Bluetooth headphones.

As they come with bone conduction technology, they do not require to be plugged inside your ears. This makes them an ideal choice for outdoor sports in which listening to ambient sounds is a necessity. They have also included two foam plugs inside the packaging. When plugged. Inside your ears, these plugs can block ambient noise to a greater extent.

#7. Jabra Elite Active 75t – Best Wireless Headphones for Running

ProductJabra Elite Truly Wireless Headphones
ModelActive 75t
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
Active Noise CancellationNo
Battery LifeAbout 26 hours with the case
Stand-alone MP3 playerNo
CodecSBC, 16-bit, 48kHz
Waterproof RatingIP57 
Dimensions0.86 x 0.76 x 0.64 inches
Weight0.60 lbs

Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless earbuds for Running Review

Jabra Elite Active 75t

The Jabra Elite Active 75t is the best truly wireless earbuds on the market that you can find for under $100. They come with impressive design aesthetics while being extremely light on the ears. If you are in the market for a decent pair of earbuds that sound not only good but also look great, the Active 75t can be your go-to option.

Unboxing and Package Contents of Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds

The device came inside a simple, neat, and elegant yellow and gray-colored box packaging. On top, you get to see the image of the device and its branding printed. Opening the box, we are greeted with a welcome card and the actual earbuds on the top. To my surprise, they have gone very creative with the packaging.

Beneath the welcome card, you get to see the case, which also doubles up as a backup power bank to charge the buds when they are not in use. Besides these, you also get to see a few pairs of additional ear tips to match different ear sizes and a type-C USB cable to charge the device.

Device Overview and Build Quality of Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds

Speaking of the design, these chunky little headphones are godly in appearance. Jabra has gone with a minimalistic design approach for these nifty pieces of hardware. They are solidly built to withstand hard handling and seem pretty durable.

The Jabra Elite Active 75t earbuds is well-tuned to provide good stability and decent comfort levels, making it an ideal choice for those who jog, lift weights, or do intense cardio workouts. You can also wear it to your showering sessions. However, these are not meant for swimming as they are only made to withstand water damage up to 1-meter depth.

Jabra Elite Active 75t Wireless Waterproof Headphones
Jabra Elite Active 75t Wireless Waterproof Headphones

It has fairly intuitive and very responsive touch controls on both earbuds. With these controls, play or pause your music, skip tracks, answer and reject calls, mute your microphone during a call, and control volume levels.

Connectivity of Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds

The connectivity on the Jabra Elite Active 75t comes with Bluetooth 5.0 that allows it to pair with two devices simultaneously. Though we haven’t experienced any latency with these devices, these are not meant for gaming.

Music Quality of Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds

The Jabra Elite Active 75t offers very good music quality, with an impressive balance between different tones. If you are a bass person, you cannot refrain from admiring these waterproof Bluetooth headphones. The device comes with a mobile application that lets you customize the sound profile with a five-band EQ for those who love to tinker with sound profiles.

It is very consistent in frequency response and gives a very good audio output. On the other hand, the microphone is a pretty good addition to the device. Taking calls on the go is made easy. However, you cannot expect the microphones on this device to be exceptional in terms of noise isolation. The noise isolation profile on this device isn’t the best we have seen so far. Moreover, you do not get to see active noise-canceling (ANC) functionality on this device.

Battery Life of Elite Active 75t Earbuds

The earbuds can yield a continuous playback time of up to 6.5 hours on a single charge. When paired with the case, they cumulatively give a battery life of around 26 hours.

Charging the battery took us a little over two hours. The device also boasts a power-saving feature that turns off the machine after 30 minutes of inactivity while connected to a device.

Pros of Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds

  • Compact and portable
  • Impressive bass
  • In-app EQ
  • Decent build quality
  • Good call quality
  • The case can charge the earbuds three times

Cons of Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds

  • Not suitable for gaming
  • It doesn’t come with an ANC feature

Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds Verdict

The Jabra Elite Active 75t is the best for those looking for compact, lighter, and good-sounding waterproof Bluetooth headphones for running, jogging or showering activities. Though these headphones don’t come with active noise cancellation support, they can still block ambient sounds to a greater extent, thanks to the fit and seal.

Things to Consider Before Buying Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones for Swimming

There are sundry options when it comes to Bluetooth headphones in the market. However, not each of them can be used for swimming. Water sports like swimming and surfing require devices with complete waterproofing. Below are a few considerations that you need to consider before buying a headset for your swimming sessions.

IPX Rating of the headphones

The IPX rating is the industrial standard for measuring the tolerance of a device concerning liquid damage. It ranges from IPX0 to IPX8. The devices rated to IPX8 are more susceptible to liquid damage than the devices below the order. Different IPX ratings and their implications are given in the tabular form below.

IPX0Zero/no protection
IPX1Protection against dripping water
IPX2Protection against vertically dripping water
IPX3Protection against sprays up to 60°
IPX4Protection against splashing water
IPX5Protection against water jets
IPX6Protection against powerful water jets
IPX7Protection in water up to 3 feet
IPX8Protection when immersed in water over 3 feet

Connectivity of Wireless Headphones

Connectivity is yet another important factor in choosing the best waterproof Headphones for swimming. The Bluetooth protocol becomes ineffective underwater. Wireless headphones are not a good choice for swimming. However, a few brands let you connect your headphones to an Apple Watch strapped around your head. It is your call to choose the one according to your convenience.

Built-in Audio Player

As Bluetooth is ineffective underwater, headphone brands have come up with this ingenious idea of manufacturing waterproof headphones with built-in MP3 players that can store music and play it onboard.

Build Quality of the Waterproof Earbuds

A challenging sport like swimming puts you through a lot of trouble. The conditions might not be favorable all the time. A sport of such demands to have tough accessories. It is essential to pick your headphones wisely.

Battery Life of Bluetooth Earbuds

You do not want to spend your essential time adhering to a wall socket and keep charging your device often. There is an umpteen number of waterproof headphones which can get you over 10 hours of playback time. Moreover, a device with quick charging support can always be a savior, as 10 minutes of charging time can give you hours of playback time. This comes in very handy when you are short on time.

Fit, Comfort, and Sound Quality

As you put on these headphones for longer durations, it is advisable to go with those with a better fit and offer great comfort. The sound quality is another important factor to consider.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you swim with Bluetooth headphones?

Not all Bluetooth headphones in the market are susceptible to water damage. However, you can swim with a waterproof Bluetooth headset with a decent IPX rating. Please refer to the article on this page to know more about Bluetooth headphones.

Are there waterproof Bluetooth headphones?

There are several waterproof Bluetooth headphones in the market. If you want to get one for your swimming sessions, the JBL Endurance Dive can be a decent option.

Can I take a shower with Bluetooth headphones?

You cannot take a shower with any Bluetooth headphones. If you are looking for a Bluetooth headset to take with you to your showering sessions, the AfterShokz Aeropex Open-ear Headphones can be a good choice.

What is the best IPX rating for swimming headphones?

As swimming requires you to move to depths beyond 3 feet, we suggest you go with headphones rated to IPX8.

Are Apple AirPods good for swimming?

No, Apple AirPods are not meant for swimming. However, they can withstand splashes of water, making them .ideal for outdoor activities like running, jogging, etc.

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