Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pens), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. And while we’ve written about the best wireless headphones on Amazon, rounded up the best wireless workout headphones, even raved about the best waterproof phone case before, here, we’re going deep on the best waterproof headphones, according to the people (note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity).
Best-rated waterproof headphones
“These are the best earphones to use while swimming — and I have had many, many different sets of waterproof earphones over the years. The short cord is such a great idea. I can’t tell you how often I would be walking to the pool and that long, dangling cord would get snagged on a door handle, or while in the shower, it gets caught around the faucets. And if you don’t realize it, and you move away, the wires get pulled so hard that they stop working. This design is just the right length that you can clip the waterproof player to your goggles strap and the earbuds go right in your ear, without having to worry about how to keep the rest of the wire out of the way. Also, it comes with several choices for the style and size of the earbuds. Delivers good sound, too!”
Best waterproof earbuds for swimming
“I have been using these for three months now, and they have functioned the best of all the three sets of waterproof earbuds ([from a] different brand) that I have had. I swim a few days a week in the ocean in Hawaii, and these are perfect for my waterproof iPod Shuffle. The chord is a bit long, but one can wrap it up so it doesn’t get in the way as much. I wish they came with another shorter chord and a wider range of earbud rubber earpieces, but overall these are the best I have used yet.”
Best water-resistant Bluetooth headphones
“I use these for running and working out. I have had them in the rain, sauna, and steam room with no issues. They are lightweight and well-constructed, and the sound is way better than you would expect from this price point. I choose these over my Beats, especially with their water resistance. Keep it up, Senso!”
Best waterproof headphones with waterproof MP3 player
“This is a life-changing product for me. I like to swim laps three to four times a week for an hour each time. Having music makes the time pass so much faster. And I’m able to hook [the MP3 player] up to my speaker at home, too. I can’t say I’m a fan of the goggles, but nice to have an extra pair. The MP3 player is super easy to download music to and clips onto my suit easily. I tested this out in the tub before I took it swimming and found that I prefer the larger earplugs to get a good seal easily. I like that it came with so many options. Couldn’t be happier, especially with the fair price.”
Best waterproof headphones with waterproof iPod Shuffle case
“This waterproof case that protects the iPod Shuffle makes swimming unbelievable. Swimming laps can be very boring, but when you’re able to listen to your music in this easy-to-use case, it’s a game changer. I wear a cap to keep the earbuds in place and as much water out as possible. The H2O Audio slides easily onto my goggle’s strap and stays in place. There are convenient buttons to control all the functions on your iPod. Occasionally, the sound gets weak, but it’s usually because the iPod is at the end of its charge. I highly recommend this product.”
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