9 Best Waterproof Earbuds for Swimming in 2019

While there are enough electronic accessories that can be used for running or working out, there are very few of them that work while swimming. Sure, almost every fitness tracker and smartwatch today works underwater, but what about music? Well, this is where waterproof earbuds come into the equation. These offer you the versatility to take your music with you even while swimming. This is usually done by attaching your music player with a clip on your swim goggles.

ProductBrandNamePrice
SwimbudsSwimbuds SPORT Waterproof HeadphonesBuy on Amazon|$70(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:31 ET)
H2O Audio100% Waterproof Stream MP3 Music PlayerBuy on Amazon|$79.99(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:32 ET)
SonySony NWWS413LM 4GB Sports Wearable MP3 Player (Blue)Buy on Amazon|$68(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
H2O AudioH2O Audio Surge+ Over Ear/in-Ear Noise Isolating Sweatproof Waterproof Sports HeadphonesBuy on Amazon|$39.99(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
Underwater AudioHydroActive Short-Cord Waterproof HeadphonesBuy on Amazon|$90(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
SwimbudsSwimbuds Fit Waterproof Headphones by Underwater Audio (Wired 3.5 mm Jack)Buy on Amazon|$50(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
JBLJBL Endurance Dive Waterproof Wireless In-EarBuy on Amazon|$71.95(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
PylePyle MP3 Player Bluetooth HeadphoneBuy on Amazon|$48.99(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
AGPTEKAGPTEK Waterproof MP3 PlayerBuy on Amazon|$39.99(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)

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Keeping this in mind, we’ve decided to compile a list of quality waterproof earbuds for swimming. We’ve also made sure to include a couple of surprises on the list. So without waiting any further, let’s have a look at our list.

9 Best Waterproof Earbuds for Swimming in 2019

Swimbuds Sport

Swimbuds is a company synonymous with underwater headphones and has multiple products in the market. This particular offering, aptly named the Sport, comes in pretty much the same form factor as a standard set of earbuds but with some significant differences. The earbuds are slightly bigger with the plethora of ear tips options allowing the user to get the best fit possible for their ear. The company mentions that the overall construction of the earbuds is rugged and designed to keep water out of your ears.

The actual earbuds itself is pretty short at 4 centimeters. However, the company also provides a 1m extension cord along with the earbuds to help you extend the length of the cable if you want to. The company is only offering the earbuds in White at the moment, with no color options to choose from. However, Swimbuds makes several other earbuds in Black as well, so the lack of color options is perhaps limited to this particular model. While there are several water resistant earbuds in the market, Swimbuds and other brands have stood out by offering quality earbuds for swimming enthusiasts.

Sony NWWS413LM

When we speak of audio accessories, it’s hard to leave companies like Sony out of the discussion. The Japanese manufacturer has made several audio equipments in the Walkman segment, but this one perhaps is the most functional. It comes with native storage, so this is a music player that also comes with its own adjoined earbuds. It works completely wirelessly, so you’re going to have to charge it up to continue enjoying music. Luckily, Sony has crammed in a decently sized battery that can last you up to 12 hours on a single charge. Moreover, you can get 1 hour of usage with a 3-minute charge, giving you that last bit of juice to continue your workout.

The charging mechanism is somewhat unconventional, which means you can’t simply plug in any cable onto your earbuds. It uses a proprietary adapter that needs to be latched onto one of the earbuds to enable charging. It’s slightly complicated, but doesn’t take too long to get used to. The retail packaging consists of regular ear tips as well as designated swim ear tips to use only while swimming. The earbuds also come with an ambient noise function to keep you aware of your surroundings. Sony offers these earbuds in Black and Blue variants.

H2O Audio Surge+

Like Swimbuds, H20 Audio is also a very busy company in the waterproof headphones segment. The company has several products in its lineup, but the Audio Surge+ deserves a seat on the top for being one of the best waterproof earbuds out there. The earbuds come with a standard design and since these are wired, it is imperative that you invest in a water resistant music player to use it underwater. The earbuds can last submersion of up to 12 feet, so you’re good as long as you don’t use these for diving in deep oceans.

To provide maximum flexibility to the users, the company offers five set of ear tips with the product. This gives you the freedom to pick the size that fits you the best. Even despite the waterproof nature of the Surge+, the audio quality is not compromised one bit. The company offers a 1 year warranty with the product as well, so you’re well covered if something should go wrong with the Surge+.¬† The company doesn’t provide an extension cable with this, so you’re limited to using the default 3.6 foot cable. As far as waterproof headphones are concerned, this is definitely one of the cheaper ones available in the market today. The earbuds are only available in Blue right now.

HydroActive Waterproof Headphones

This product comes from Underwater Audio which specializes in earbuds designed for swimming. These are wired earbuds, which means you will probably need an iPod or any other waterproof music player to use this underwater. It might also be a good idea to check out waterproof cases for your smartphone or music player. Despite being wired earbuds, the design somewhat mimics wireless earbuds, especially with the way it’s contoured around the ears. This allows for a stable fit while swimming, while the ear tips keep the water from getting inside your ear.

The company offers multiple ear buds, so you can pick the one that fits best. Compared to previous iterations of the earbuds, the company has included multiple protection chambers to maintain a watertight seal. The audio quality doesn’t change much while underwater and offers a pretty good performance overall. The company also provides an extension cable which is commonly with in wired underwater headphones. You will need a smartphone or music player that has a 3.5mm headphone jack to use these headphones. In terms of color options, the company is only offering the White version at the moment.

Swimbuds Fit

The second Swimbuds offering on this list is not too different from the earbuds we’ve discussed already. However, it is one of the only earbuds of its kind to be sold in Black, which is quite relieving given that most waterproof earbuds are offered in White. In terms of performance, you get the same Swimbuds assurance of decent audio quality and comfortable wear for prolonged intervals. It comes with a standard sized cable, but the company offers an extension cable if you need to increase the length of cable between the source device and your earbuds.

The design is particularly interesting, especially in comparison with the Swimbuds Sport. The Fit comes with pliable ear hooks which will help keep the earbuds in place. Earbuds like these can make sense if you’re using a small music player like the iPod. Swimmers usually attach the music player onto the swim goggles, which greatly reduces the need for lengthy wires. If you’re looking for a hassle free swimming experience with music, earbuds like the Swimbuds Fit make a great deal of sense. The company offers a decent 1 year warranty with the product, so you’re well covered. Much like other Swimbuds offerings, this is much cheaper than conventional underwater headphones.

JBL Endurance Dive

JBL is a company synonymous with quality audio products. The company’s dedicated underwater headphones, the Endurance Dive is an excellent addition to this list. These are not just earbuds, but a proper music player. It comes with a miserly 1GB of storage, which the company claims can store up to 200 songs at a time. So if you have a swim playlist set in your mind, this is the perfect device to use it with. As you would expect, it comes with all the controls on the earbuds, including volume controls (touch) and a dedicated power button.

Since these are designed for swimming, the earbuds come with a cleverly designed ear hook that keeps the ear buds safely in place even during the most rigorous swim session. In terms of water resistance, the Endurance Dive is IPX7 certified, so you get support for full submersion. However, the company doesn’t make it clear as to how long it can remain underwater. Barring the limited storage space, the Endurance Dive is a worthwhile option and definitely worth considering if you’re looking for a music player with built-in headphones. The company offers the Endurance Dive in Black, Red, Blue and Teal colors. Be sure to have a closer look on Amazon.

Pyle Waterproof Headphones

These wireless waterproof headphones are designed to be your only swimming accessory as it also has an MP3 player embedded into the body. Much like a few of the earbuds we’ve discussed in this article, this can function independently. These headphones by Pyle comes with 8GB of internal storage, so there’s plenty of room for your music. The wire is perfectly designed, and the earbuds are thick to ensure that they stay in place while swimming. Transferring files onto the music player is as easy as dragging and dropping files from Windows or Mac computers.

The retail packaging of these headphones are equipped with 2 pairs of water blocking ear tips and three “Active Sport” earbuds for regular use. This is important to remember as water might seep through if you don’t use the right kind of ear tips. The only downside here is that you’re stuck with 8GB of storage with no provision to expand the storage. But on the flip side, you have 8GB of storage here, which is adequate enough for any playlist. As you would imagine, this requires a charger to keep it running. The company claims that one full charge can eke out 10 hours of usage, which is pretty decent.

One of the key advantages of having a set of headphones that also double as a music player is that you don’t require to attach a separate music player like an iPod to your swim cap or goggles. The company only offers the earbuds in Black, so there aren’t enough color options available here.

H2O Audio Stream

The second H20 Audio product on our list is aptly named the Stream as it can work fully underwater. The reason why it’s better than conventional headphones is due to the fact that it also comes with a built-in music player. Unlike other earbuds though, this one has a slightly bigger music player which needs to be clipped onto your swim goggles. This means that all the controls are on the music player and not the earbuds or wire. This can be a bit of an inconvenience since you’re required to reach out to the music player each time you want to skip a track or rewind.

But this aside, this is a pretty stellar music player and earbuds combo, offering clear audio even underwater. As each underwater earbuds are different, this one too differentiates itself with its form factor. However, the ear tips that you see here are pretty identical to most submersible headphones. This is to ensure a secure fit even during rigorous swimming activity. The Stream comes with 8GB of storage, which is adequate enough for any large playlist you have. The MP3 player also comes with Bluetooth, although this function doesn’t work underwater. As far as the submersion threshold is concerned, the earbuds work at up to 3.6 meters for an “unlimited amount of time”. It only comes in Blue, so there’s not much in terms of color options.

AGPTEK Waterproof MP3 Player

This is pretty similar to the offering we mentioned above, with the only differentiating factor being the price. This model lacks Bluetooth, however, which is not a big omission as it can work completely underwater with the supplied headphones. It’s pretty simple to get started. All you have to do is plug the music player onto a computer, drag and drop music, and you’re good to go.

Given that it has no power source, the music player needs to be charged after 18 hours of use. This is pretty amazing considering the battery life of some headsets. Charging the music players takes a total of 90 minutes, which is pretty decent.

It clips onto your swim cap or goggles just like any other underwater headset. AGPTEK offers multiple varieties of underwater headsets + music player combos, but this one takes the cake for the storage as well as its versatility.

ProductBrandNamePrice
SwimbudsSwimbuds SPORT Waterproof HeadphonesBuy on Amazon|$70(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:31 ET)
H2O Audio100% Waterproof Stream MP3 Music PlayerBuy on Amazon|$79.99(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:32 ET)
SonySony NWWS413LM 4GB Sports Wearable MP3 Player (Blue)Buy on Amazon|$68(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
H2O AudioH2O Audio Surge+ Over Ear/in-Ear Noise Isolating Sweatproof Waterproof Sports HeadphonesBuy on Amazon|$39.99(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
Underwater AudioHydroActive Short-Cord Waterproof HeadphonesBuy on Amazon|$90(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
SwimbudsSwimbuds Fit Waterproof Headphones by Underwater Audio (Wired 3.5 mm Jack)Buy on Amazon|$50(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
JBLJBL Endurance Dive Waterproof Wireless In-EarBuy on Amazon|$71.95(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
PylePyle MP3 Player Bluetooth HeadphoneBuy on Amazon|$48.99(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)
AGPTEKAGPTEK Waterproof MP3 PlayerBuy on Amazon|$39.99(Price as of 06/24/2019 18:33 ET)

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