Only a few decades ago, the idea of the waterproof headphones seemed to be incredibly futuristic and oftentimes, simply impossible. And it was not only due to the fact that wireless technologies were in their incipient stage, but also the very concept of water-resistant devices was yet to come.
Innovative technologies, however, are hard to predict. And nowadays, there is a variety of choice of water-resistant headphones. Everything started with the introduction of waterproof electric watches and then, gradually moved to the cutting-edge water-resistant cameras. But the latest know-how in this fascinating portable appliances field is linked to the waterproof Bluetooth headphones. Fortunately, our team of experts has got a brilliant chance to test several models in action during the traditional in-store tests.
What Did We Discover About These Intriguing Devices?
To start with, we want to highlight that the waterproof headphones on offer today are actually much more reliable than their previous options. In fact, the first models used to be simply sweat-proof. And the latest devices allow you to listen to tracks in both MP3 and MP4 and even audio books with maximum safety and sound quality while swimming or just at risk of your headset exposition to water hazards.
And the latest innovation is certainly the waterproof Bluetooth headphones featuring the inbuilt Bluetooth port, which additionally allows you to answer your calls via a regular cell phone you insert in a waterproof casing (the latter precaution is also relevant for your MP3 player or iPod protection). Suppliers recommend attaching the casing next to your ear, preferably, on your swimming goggles whenever you go swimming.
Still, no casing will provide the 100% protection. That is the reason why some suppliers offer their waterproof players and even cell phones together with water-resistant headphones. Nevertheless, this certainly makes the gadgets considerably more money-consuming.
It has to be underscored that not all waterproof Bluetooth headphones are capable of withstanding high water pressure. That is why we recommend opting for a special sport option whenever you plan diving at more than 3 meters depths, not to mention going into water sports. The sport models traditionally withstand the water pressure at the up to 13 or even 300 meters depths. But one can find an exclusive option that handles the 9000 meters pressure.
And finally, the waterproof Bluetooth headphones usually come in a regular one-ear piece. But the sport version requires a stronger support design with the behind-the-neck constructions.