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The Best Waterproof Swimming Headphones

Updated on October 4, 2011

Choosing The Best Waterproof Headphones For Swimming

What should you look for when choosing the best waterproof headphones for swimming? This page was created to answer that question, provide a little bit of consumer information that I hope will be useful to you, and to present my selection of the best swimming headphones with a very short review / description of each one of the products that I have picked out to feature here. You will also find some other resources, such as links to other ipod / mp3 and waterproof gadget pages here on squidoo and on other websites that you might like to check out.

OK, first things first, when you are choosing a set of headphones for use while swimming you really do need to make sure that they are waterproof. I know that sounds like a ridiculously obvious thing to say, but there are some sets out there that may describe themselves as 'water resistant', which means they will never be effected by rain, while almost certainly be fine in the shower, but probably won't stand up to repeated use in the pool. So make sure you do not fall into that trap and make a silly mistake with the product that you choose.

Secondly you should think about comfort - and generally the type of product you lke to use in normal day to day situations, either in-ear or with a band of some kind - will be the type that are more confortable for you in the pool (or sea, or wherever) as well. There are good quality products of each type available.

And the third and final thing is to ask whether you want to buy something for a specific mp3 player such as the ipod. Some products, like the one for the ipod featured below, include waterproof cases for the actual mp3 player as well, and give you external controls so that you can make adjustments without having to get out the water, dry yourself off, open up the case, and generally faff about for 10 minutes just to turn the volume down slightly.

My Top Picks Of The Best Waterproof Headphones For Swimming

With a short description of each one written by me, and a link to the amazon website for more info and to buy now.

Speedo Waterproof Aqua Beta MP3 Waterproof Headphones, Black
Speedo Waterproof Aqua Beta MP3 Waterproof Headphones, Black

If it's got anything to do with swimming, you can bet that a Speedo brand product is right up there near the top for quality, and these are no different.

GSI Waterproof 2 GB MP3 Player for Underwater Swimming/Sports And Outdoor Biking, Includes Pair Of Quality  Goggles And Waterproof In-Ear Headphones/Earphones - Connect to all Audio, iPod/iPhone/iTouch/MP3 - Upgraded Model
GSI Waterproof 2 GB MP3 Player for Underwater Swimming/Sports And Outdoor Biking, Includes Pair Of Quality Goggles And Waterproof In-Ear Headphones/Earphones - Connect to all Audio, iPod/iPhone/iTouch/MP3 - Upgraded Model

If you need to get a waterproof mp3 player at the same time as the ear phones, then this is a good option. The player itself is small, streamlined, and fits neatly onto your goggles.


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FINIS Tempo Trainer

This is an excellent training aid that I found recently. Basically the idea is to take the guesswork out of pacing yourself during training by programing the device to give you a beep in the ear for each lap (you where it under your cap or attached to goggles). You can then perfect your race strategy and swim the perfect times for every lap over and over again in training, increasing your chances of getting it just right in the race.


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      stormy1990 4 years ago

      Haha, you can stop "shameless begging for likes" now, you got more than 20. Good job and good lens. ;)

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      lillygordon 5 years ago

      Listening music while doing a workout or training truly boost up your performance. The list for waterproof headphones is really helpful.

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      allcoffee 5 years ago

      Fantastic idea, never thought of taking headphones for swimming, I have a set for running and one for being on my computer listening to music. I guess I'll need a third one, summer is here!

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Very informative lens. Well done!

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Very informative lens. Well done!

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      oakstreet 5 years ago

      swimming headphone. What a cool idea. Mmmm... I think i am going to get one. Thank you for this great len and I "like" it. God bless you.

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      forerunner310xt 5 years ago

      I appreciate the information in this lens. Nice to be able to listen to some tunes while getting in my laps. I'm going to check out a few of these headphones. Thanks.

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      rockhardtreats1 5 years ago

      If your passion is swimming tons of laps in the pool, then this might keep you sane.

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      umarumay 5 years ago

      It's a must have item for the swimmer,Cool !!

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      Clairissa 6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Interesting, must make doing laps a lot more enjoyable!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      For swimming, if you use regular waterproof headphones, the sound gets muddled as you turn your head to breath AND as the earbuds get loose.

      The answer...

      BONE CONDUCTION - instead of soundwaves (which can damage ear drums and get distorted in the water because they are designed to travel through air)

      bone conduction headphones reverberate against your bones.

      - It is safe

      - won't damage ear drums

      - the sound wont get distorted


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      bharat01 6 years ago

      Wow, Waterproof Headphones....???, I have never heard about this before, Superb...., I am going to purchase that, thanks for this informative lens....:)

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      seosmm 6 years ago

      Very nice lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i used to train in the pool and music certainly wouldn't have helped me

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      KandH 6 years ago

      I never heard about these before, my kids are at the pool every day and they always have to hand over their iPods when they get out the car - this is a great gift for them this Christmas!!

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      agent009 6 years ago

      I'm not one for listening to music while I'm swimming (water and electronics don't mix!) but if this is certified waterproof and won't electrocute me if it breaks, it'll be worth it!

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      travelerme 6 years ago

      I never thought of earphones like that

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @ayejayjay I didn't know swimming headphones existed either! I happened upon them at Workout Headphones . Now I'm just trying to figure out which pair to buy!

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      ayejayjay 6 years ago

      I never thought to listen to music while swimming, ...why!?!! <3

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      mredway 6 years ago

      I didn't even know that waterproof headphones existed

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      MsBrightside LM 6 years ago

      I didn't even know these existed! I'm trying to swim more -- may add these to my Christmas list. :) Thanks for a great lens.

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      mermaidlife 6 years ago

      I've used these before and really like them. The quality really matters though so it's good that you have it laid out here and easy to understand which is the best.

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      menskincaretips 6 years ago

      I never knew about waterproof headphone until I read this lens, thanks! Now I can listen to music when doing some laps in the pool!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Very neat! I like it!

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      NevermoreShirts 6 years ago

      Amazingly enough, I have never even see these before - but it's a fantastic idea! Great lens!

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      whoisbid lm 6 years ago

      I have tried quite a few and think it is difficult to make really good ones. Thumbs up!

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      jessicahoward 6 years ago

      Wow!..Vey cool...It is really very wonderful lens......I never thought of listening music while swimming.....Well done...Thank you for sharing such a nice lens..........:)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Do you know of any bluetooth waterproof headphones? I would like to keep my iphone in my backpack while im swimming and listening to my tunes via bluetooth.

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      caketech 6 years ago

      Interesting! Featured on My Favorite Swim Vests and Floaties for Kids lens.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I never thought of listening to music while swimming. Guess I don't swim long enough, but I can imagine if you don't get a good seal that you would get strange sounds from the movement of the water. Must need to put a cap over them too so the pressure of the water doesn't pull them off.

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      Experimental_Blogging 6 years ago

      I am sure that I would not make it two laps without a pair of waterproof headphones on! They certainly make exercising more enjoyable!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Who wouldda thought?! These are very cool. =)