Summer’s Best Waterproof Earbuds


These earphones are ideal for exercising, traveling, and swimming, among other activities.

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Earbuds are a practical and easy method to host your own private listening party. If you are in the market for a new pair this summer, waterproof and water resistant styles are ideal for exercising, traveling, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

However, not all waterproof earphones are created equal. Before you begin browsing, it is critical to understand the difference between waterproof earphones, which are meant to keep out water, and water resistant earbuds, which provide less protection against water-related malfunction. And, of course, there are headphones designed just for swimming. Seven of the best waterproof and water resistant headphones available right now are listed below. For other audio ideas, see our roundup of the best Bluetooth speakers for every budget.

The Jabra Elite Active 75t waterproof earbuds are designed to deliver exceptional sound quality whether you are listening to music, making a call, or using them for sports activities. The headphones have active noise cancellation, four microphones, and are voice-activated, allowing you to utilize Siri, Google Assistant, or Alexa. Apart from being waterproof, these slim ear buds are dust and sweat resistant and have a battery life of up to 24 hours (a 15 minute charge gives you an hour of battery power). The earbuds come in a variety of colors, including blue (shown), gold beige, black and copper, sienna, and gray.

When it comes to value for money, the Tozo T12 waterproof earphones are quite good. They are waterproof to IPX8 standards — but only up to one meter deep and for roughly 30 minutes, so you will want to avoid submerging them completely. Tazo T12 are equipped with Bluetooth 5. 0 technology and connect quickly and simply to a smartphone or other Bluetooth device.

Klipsch has been mentioned in discussions about earbuds that can compete with Apple’s Airpods. The T5 II True Wireless earbuds have great consumer evaluations for their secure fit, dramatic sound, and 8-24-hour battery life. Waterproof and dustproof, these earbuds include 5mm bespoke drivers and four beam forming microphones for crystal clear phone calls. The T5 II True Wireless ergonomic earbuds are available in gun metal and silver, and each set includes six color-coded ear tips for mixing and matching.


The SOUL electronics Sync Anc earbuds deliver on all fronts: amazing sound, long battery life, and a comfortable fit.

Active noise cancellation, audio transparency mode, and an ergonomic design are all included with the Sync Anc true wireless earbuds. Additionally, the Bluetooth 5.1 technology provides a range of up to 35 feet; 12mm drivers with sophisticated audio coding provide immersive sound; and an IPX5 waterproof rating. The earbuds include an Active Noise Cancellation mode that allows you to block out unpleasant noises, while the Audio Transparency mode magnifies your environment, which is ideal for when you are on the go. The battery lasts up to five hours and provides up to 25 hours of gameplay on a single charge.

Sony’s WF-1000XM4 noise canceling warless earbuds deliver superb sound quality and crystal-clear calls. The sweat- and water-resistant earbuds have a Sony-developed Integrated Processor V1 and a minimum of eight hours of battery life (they are also Alex-enabled). Additionally, customers noted that these are excellent earphones for Android users and may potentially compete with the Bose Sport True Wireless Earbuds.

Powerbeats Pro are sweat and water resistant and provide up to nine hours of listening time (more than 24 hours with charge case). While the earbuds have an Apple H1 headphone chip and Class 1 Bluetooth for increased range and fewer dropouts, they are also compatible with Android. The Beats are protected by AppleCare, which includes accidental damage coverage and priority tech support 24 hours a day.

Are you looking for a hardwired option? Underwater Audio’s HydroActive waterproof earbud headphones have a one-of-a-kind unique design. The earbud tip’s ridged design secures the buds to the headphones and prevents water from entering the headset and ear. Additionally, the funnel form enhances the audio quality by amplifying the sound. If water does penetrate the headphones, a second chamber serves as a barrier between the sound and your ear. For a more affordable Underwater Audio option, consider the popular Swimbuds, which are now on sale for $60.


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