Quick Answer: How Do Waterproof Earphones Work?

Flanged Earbuds

The tips on the Swimbuds waterproof headphones work like a cork: they fit deep into the ear canal, and the soft, malleable plastic flanges push out to fill the space and create a watertight seal.

The interference fit works really well to keep air in so that the sound quality is clear and undistorted.

How do I make my earphones waterproof?

How to Waterproof Headphones

  • Place foam covers over the headpieces on your headphones.
  • Wrap all the wiring of the headphones with electrical tape.
  • Place the headphones onto your head and slide a winter hat over them.
  • Stand under an umbrella or any shade possible to reduce the amount of water that reaches you.

Is there a way to listen to music while swimming?

If you want to listen to your favorite music during swimming, the best and most reliable solution is a waterproof MP3 player, like a waterproof iPod Shuffle, and waterproof in-ear headphones. This technology is very basic but works best underwater. See why you can’t use Bluetooth headphones underwater below.

Can you wear headphones while swimming?

#1 Best Swimming Headphone 2020: Swimbuds Flip SYRYN

The Swimbuds Flip + SYRYN mp3 player are some of the best waterproof headphones for swimming you can find. Both the Swimbuds Flip and the SYRYN MP3 player have a waterproof rating of IPX8. They can be immersed in water as deep as 3 meters without any issues.

Can Bluetooth headphones work underwater?

All BT devices use 2.4GHz radio frequency—which does not work well in water. This is due to laws of physics, as water molecules attenuate the signal. When any Bluetooth device is put underwater, the range is just few inches. Also, Bluetooth is a low-power system and the range in air is about 30ft/10m.