14 Best Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones In 2018

(Last Updated On: January 13, 2018)

If you’re looking for a decent pair of headphones without long cables limiting your movements, which don’t show signs of malfunction the moment a drop of water falls on them, our article about 14 best waterproof Bluetooth headphones will give you the necessary information. We will not only present 14 different models of headphones that have different level of water resistance. We will also explain what are the most important characteristics of waterproof and Bluetooth headphones, and how and where every model can be used.

Why Do You Need Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones?

There are so many reasons for purchasing waterproof Bluetooth headphones that we don’t where to start explaining. You need them mostly because they make your life easier and more interesting.  Everybody loves music. It moves us and pushes forward no matter what we are doing. Music can help us relax, or fall asleep and when you are dancing, music helps you get rid of excessive, especially negative energy that piles up because of everyday problems and work tasks. Music follows us when walking, working out or traveling and the main reason why music is in every part of our lives is the good energy that music gives us. It has been scientifically proven that we achieve better results at sports and even at learning if we listen to the music that we love.

So, why shouldn’t we be able to listen to music and wear headphones whenever we want, no matter if it is raining, snowing or we want to swim in a pool or even in the sea/ocean. Engineers have worked really hard to enable customers to wear headphones anywhere they want, even under the water. Thanks to IPX rating and all the kinds of protection that headphones can have (Kevlar, Teflon, nano coating), people can normally work out in the gym or outdoors or wear their headphones while swimming or doing any other sports activity like water skiing, surfing, etc. Waterproof headphones are made mostly for active people that don’t stick to one place and that’s the reason why they are usually more durable than indoor headphones. They are made from sturdier plastic, they often have metal parts or magnets and they are covered with special materials that protect them from damaging due to falling, throwing and being severely used.

Our list consists mostly of regular wireless headphones that are sweat proof, waterproof, even dustproof, and have certain IPX rating. Depending on the rating, you will know whether you can use them only when working out, or you can take a shower while listening to your favorite music. Some of them can also be used when swimming, and the water won’t damage them, but the main problem is Bluetooth that doesn’t work under the water. You can only use these headphones for swimming in case you hold your head above the water. They are more expensive than the models with weaker protection, but you will see that it is not impossible to find great pair of waterproof Bluetooth headphones for a decent price.

Best Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones In 2018 – Top 14

Waterproof Bluetooth HeadphonesModelRatingPrice
Senso S-2504.2$20 - $40
Treblab XR5004.1$30 - $50
Otium4.0$15 - $30
SoundWhiz4.3$30 - $40
Zeus4.3$30 - $40
TaoTronics BH-164.1$30 - $40
Anker SoundBuds4.1$20 - $30
Vava Moov4.3$30 - $40
Small Target4.3$20 - $30
Leophile EEl4.0$40 - $60
Hopday U84.5$20 - $30
Plantronics4.0$70 - $110
Hussar3.8$20 - $30
BlueAnt Pump3.6$20 - $40

In the text below, we will explain to you what are the most important things you should pay attention to when buying headphones like these, so you can realize what kind of headphones do you need and how much money you have to spend on them.

The Most Important Features of Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones

  • IPX rating

IPX rating is the most important thing you should pay attention to when buying headphones that you are going to use in different situations from working out to swimming. That is the rating system that shows you what kind of protection your device has. As the time passes by, more and more IPX ratings have appeared and today we have even 8 levels of water resistance and here are the short explanations for each of them:

IPX0 – that means your device is not protected from any kind of liquid falling on it

IPX1 – that means your device can survive a few drops of water falling only vertically

IPX2 – is similar to the previous one, the only difference is that the drops can fall at 15-degree angle

IPX3 – If your device has this rating, you can consider that it has some kind of real protection. This rating means your device can survive spraying with water at 60-degree angle for a few minutes.

IPX4 – is improved version of IPX3. If your device has this rating, it can survive to splashes of water from any angle. IPX4 means your device is splash-proof.

IPX5 – that means that your device is protected from water jets (approximately 12 liters per minute)

IPX6 – that means your device can survive serious water jets (approximately 100 liters per minute)

IPX7 – it offers serious protection to your device as the device with this rating can resist complete submersion to water for 30 minutes but only up to 1 m depth

IPX8 – this is the newest rating and it means your device can survive being fully submerged into the water of up to 3m depth.

From the list above, you can see that any rating from IPX5 to IPX8 can be considered waterproof, but you have to take care of how you use your headphones and to what amount of water or sweat you expose them. IP rating also defines protection from dust and the device that has both types of protection usually has two numbers next to IP abbreviation. The first number defines the level of dust protection and the second defines the level of water resistance. There are only 6 levels of dust protection, so you can consider that your device is fully protected if it has IP6 rating.

In case you want to buy a device with the best protection, you should be looking for products that have IPX7 or IPX8 rating. On the other side, if you’re looking for product that is both waterproof and dust-proof, you should be looking for something that has IP67 or IP68 labels on the box.

Of course, you can always buy a product that has lower level of protection. In that case, you should know how and when you will be using the device. If you don’t want to swim with your headphones and you need them only for workouts or walking, IPX4 or IPX5 should do just fine.

  • Comfort (stability, battery life, Bluetooth range)

Comfort is one of those words that have different meaning for every one of us. However, there are some things that can increase or decrease comfort level of a device like headphones, especially wireless models, and we have decided to mention them.

First, we should start with stability, as this is general problem with most of the headphones. As you are going to see from our choices, most of these headphones are in-ear models and many of them have ear hooks and ear wings that ensure better fit in your ears, improve stability and prevent the headphones to slide or fall out of ears. In addition, seal is important factor that has impact on any in-ear headphones. The perfect seal ensures better sound quality and lowers the chance (possibility) of falling out from your ears. Stability is so important because waterproof Bluetooth headphones are usually used for different kinds of physical activities, which require full concentration and it is not a great option to readjust the position of your headphones all the time.

Second, one of the most important features of any Bluetooth device is battery life. It’s not like you are going to sleep with these headphones, but they might come in handy when traveling and you certainly don’t want to recharge them every time you go for a jog or to the pool. That’s the reason why you need a decent battery and all the products on our list have it. On average, their battery can last more than 6 hours (from 7 to 9 hours), but there are also some examples of more durable batteries that can last for 12 hours or more.

The last but not least, there is Bluetooth range. The quality of sound partially depends on the version of Bluetooth technology as well as Bluetooth range. When you are running, you usually have your phone or player in your pocket or securely attached to your arm. However, if you use headphones when doing regular exercises in your gym or doing house chores, you certainly don’t want to move your device from one place to another if it has good Bluetooth range and can maintain great signal at 33 feet distance or more.

Besides these usual features, you should also pay attention to some other things such as weight, accessibility, etc. Most of them can be used under water, they are lighter and their controls are easier to access because you don’t really want changing tracks or adjusting the volume to distract you or to interrupt your workout or swimming.

The List of 14 Best Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones


Senso ActiveBuds S-250 Bluetooth Headphones

Approximate Price: $30.00

Senso ActiveBuds S-250 are affordable headphones made for active people. They have quite simple design, but it is obvious that the manufacturer made an effort to make quality product. They come in black color with red elements. They have red Senso logo on the front side of the earpieces and the cord is either black or red. The earpieces have ear hooks that improve stability of the headphones and they aren’t as bulky as the hooks on some other headphones. The power button and remote controls that enable skipping tracks and volume control are on the right earbud. The headphones also have built-in mic, so that the user can easily answer and make calls while working out, walking, driving or doing anything else.

S-250 come in a heavy package that contains the headphones, three pairs of ear tips in S, M and L sizes, car charger, one short charging cable, one 3 foot long charging cable and even one cable clip and sturdy carrying case.

ActiveBuds are quite durable and well-built headphones, even above the average for this price range. They are made from good quality plastic and nothing from the package content feels cheap at all. The ear tips are made from very soft and comfortable silicone, the flat audio cable is nicely rubberized and tangle-free, and the following equipment is also nicely built, especially the car charger, which is made from good-quality metal. Some users had problems with earpieces falling apart, but those are rare cases. Besides, Senso return policy is great because you can use 30-day no-question return policy or 1-year warranty period and get new headphones. S-250 also have IPX7 rating, so you don’t have to worry about sweating while wearing them or even using them in your shower, although they aren’t supposed to be used in swimming pool.

Senso ActiveBuds S-250 are very comfortable headphones that stay perfectly snugged in your ear canal no matter what you do. That kind of stability exists because of the ear tips that come in three sizes so that most of the users can find the perfect size for themselves and because of the comfortable ear hooks that provide extra stability. The headphones are very lightweight (they weigh only 0.2 ounces) and they won’t put any pressure on your head and ears. When it comes to Bluetooth technology, S-250 use Bluetooth 4.1 CRS technology with 30-feet range and long battery life. It only takes 1.5 hours to fully recharge the battery, which can work actively for up to 8 hours or even 240 hours on stand-by.

ActiveBuds have surprisingly good sound quality for a pair of relatively cheap headphones. They have deep bass and nicely shaped highs. Although the mids aren’t perfectly clear, we can say that most of the users would be satisfied listening to any music genre on these earbuds. S-250 also offer 6.0 CVC noise cancellation technology, which manages to passively isolate surprisingly great amount of ambient noise.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Simple yet nice and practical design

Great sound quality

Bluetooth 4.1 with 30-feet range and 8 hours of battery life

Extremely comfortable and stable earbuds

Quite durable

IPX7 rating

Good passive noise cancellation

Compatible with Android, iOS, and other Bluetooth devices

Not made for swimming

Some customers had problems with earpieces falling apart

Mids aren’t very clear


Treblab XR500 Bluetooth IPX7 Waterproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $40.00

Treblab XR500 are relatively affordable waterproof wireless headphones that offer more than many other headphones in this price range. Their design is quite simple and it reminds us on Senso S-250 and some other wireless earbuds, but Treblab has enabled their customers to choose between 6 different vivid colors (black, white, green, violet, black/silver, and pink). These headphones have Treblab logo on the front side of the earpieces. The ear hooks are there to ensure better stability and secure fit. They also have built-in mic as well as three buttons on the right earbud that enable you to play/pause songs, answer/end calls and control the volume. One small status indicator on the side will change colors in order to warn you if your battery is going low and you have to recharge the headphones.

XR500 come in a rich package that contains the headphones, sturdy carrying case, 6 pairs of ear tips, charging cable and one small cable clip that allows you to shorten or fix the cord if necessary.

These headphones have solid built. They are made from plastic mostly, but there were only a few complaints regarding earpieces falling apart. Most of the customers were more than satisfied with this product. The audio cable that connects the earpieces is flat and tangle-free. It is also covered with very soft and pleasant rubber that seems quite durable. These headphones come with three pairs of silicone ear tips and 3 pairs of expandable foam tips. They come in different sizes, so you can choose the one that makes the best fit and seals your ear perfectly. XR500 should be able to survive severe usage, but in case something happens, you have 30-day return policy and lifetime warranty that you can use. They also have IPX7 rating, which means they are resistant to water and sweat and they can even be fully submerged into shallow water.

Treblab XR500 are probably one of the most comfortable headphones of this kind and in this price range. They weigh only 0.6 ounces, which makes them very light and comfortable for wearing even for many hours straight. The hooks won’t hurt your ears and the tips are very pleasant for wearing, although it might happen that they slip out occasionally if covered with much sweat. Otherwise, they stay in their place and they shouldn’t cause more important problems. They use Bluetooth 4.1 CRS technology that enables 38-feet range and good-quality signal that can be lost from time to time, usually during making calls. XR500 have long-lasting battery that can work for up to 9 hours straight and it requires 2 hours to fully recharge.

These headphones also have slightly better sound quality than average. We don’t say they are high-end headphones and they certainly aren’t trying to become one of those. Their main goal is to provide clear and crisp sound with slightly emphasized bass and distinctive mids, so the user can enjoy his favorite music while working out. XR500 have CVC noise cancelling technology that is enabled by good tips that seal ear canal perfectly and prevent ambient noise from interrupting your calls and listening to music.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Simple and attractive design

Good sound quality

Bluetooth 4.1 and long-lasting battery

 IPX7 rating

Very comfortable

Very durable

Good noise cancellation technology

Compatible with Android, iOS, and other Bluetooth devices

The tips can sometimes slip out if covered with too much sweat


Otium Bluetooth Waterproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $20.00

Otium Bluetooth headphones have very simple but effective design that reminds us of the previous two models on our list. They are available in black and black/red colors and they also have ear hooks that make them more stable. These headphones have sport-friendly design as they are made to be used for different types of physical activities. The audio cable is not too long so it won’t distract you or pull the earpieces out from your ears. All the controls (play/pause, volume controls, answering/ending calls and skipping tracks) are on the right earbud as well as USB charging port. The headphones also have built-in mic that allows you to answer calls without taking out your phone.

Otium Bluetooth headphones come with many accessories. There are USB charging cable, rounded sturdy carrying case, cable clip and three pairs of silicone ear tips that come in three different sizes.

These headphones are made from quality materials. The earpieces are made from quality plastic that can survive being used in severe conditions as well as the flat tangle-free rubberized audio cable. The tips are made from soft silicone and they seal nicely ear canal and stay there no matter how much you move, run, jump or do anything else. The headphones are also completely waterproof and they have IPX7 rating, which means they can survive severe raining, showering or sweating, although it is not recommendable to use them for swimming.

Otium wireless headphones are one of the most comfortable headphones in this price range. They are stable enough to enable you to do whatever you want without constant adjusting and repositioning the earpieces. The remote controls are extremely accessible and easy to use, so you won’t have any problems skipping tracks or answering calls while working out. They are very light (0.6 ounces), their weight is evenly distributed all over your ear, so the headphones won’t put pressure or hurt them. They use Bluetooth 4.1 CRS technology with 30-feet range (without obstacles) and 10-feet range (with obstacles). Their battery can last for up to 8 hours of listening and even 240 hours on stand-by.

These headphones don’t have only sport-friendly looks; they are entirely made for active people and that proves their sound. We can’t say that Otium headphones have perfect high-end sound, but they are mostly made for listening to energetic music that easily motivates people to work out harder and achieve better results. Their bass is deep and strong, the mids are quite distinctive and the sound, in general, is quite clear. They also have good passive noise cancelling technology mostly because of the great seal that ear tips provide, especially if you choose the right size.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Simple and good-looking design

Good sound quality for this price range

Quite durable

IPX7 waterproof rating

Compatible with Android, iOS, and other Bluetooth devices

Bluetooth 4.1 and long-lasting battery

Very comfortable

Good noise cancellation technology

Some users had problems with earpieces falling apart

Not recommended for swimming

They have only 10-feet Bluetooth range if used in a place with obstacles such as walls


SoundWhiz Wireless Noise Cancelling Waterproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $33.00

SoundWhiz Wireless Headphones are one more model of affordable headphones that offer more comfort, more durability and better sound quality than expected. The design is not really distinctive and original, and it is similar to many other Bluetooth headphones, but the headphones can’t be called unattractive. They are available in black/silver and black/red color combinations. They belong to the group of earbuds that have ear hooks, which improve general stability. The earpieces have SoundWhiz logo on the front side and the rounded button on the right earbud is multifunction button. The volume controls are on the top of the earbud and the USB charging port on the bottom. The headphones also have built-in mic, which is not so great for long conversations in noisy environment, but it can come handy in case of necessity.

SoundWhiz Bluetooth headphones come with USB to micro USB charging cable, zippered sturdy carrying case and 6 pairs of ear tips in different sizes that enable you to find the size that fits best your ears, make perfect seal and enable the best possible sound quality.

These headphones are made from plastic and rubber, but they certainly aren’t easy to break. There were some complaints about earpieces falling apart, but it happens really rare and the company has 30-day return policy as well as 1-year warranty period. The earpieces are made from quality plastic, while the ear hooks are made from rubber. They are so flexible and soft that some people find them too flimsy. The tips are made from soft silicone, while the audio cable is flat and tangle-free and it has nice and soft rubber finish. The headphones have IPX7 rating, which ensures extra durability and normal use in rain, in shower or for sweaty workouts. They can also survive to be shortly submerged into water, but they aren’t good for swimming, mostly because the Bluetooth doesn’t work very well under water.

SoundWhiz headphones ensure extra comfort for the users. The ear hooks and ear tips make the earpieces stay in your ears no matter what you do or how much you move. They are so stable that not even great amounts of sweat will make the tips slip out. These headphones use Bluetooth 4.1 with 30-feet range. The battery requires 1.5 hours to fully recharge and it can last for up to 9 hours of constant work and 240 hours on stand-by.

The headphones offer great sound quality. They are made for listening to motivation music, although you can really listen to anything you like. They don’t have very strong and deep bass, but the mids and highs are very clear and accurate. The mic is not perfect and it easily picks ambient noise, so that passive noise cancellation doesn’t work perfectly when conversation is considered, but it does its job quite well when you’re listening to music.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Simple and attractive sport-friendly design

Good sound quality

Bluetooth 4.1 and long-lasting battery

Durable earbuds

Comfortable

Easily parable with two devices at the same time

Compatible with Android, iOS, and other Bluetooth devices

IPX 7 rating

Some people find ear hooks a bit flimsy

Mic picks up ambient noise


Zeus Outdoor Wireless IPX7 Waterproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $33.00

Zeus Outdoor headphones have simple but effective design that reminds us of the previously presented models of waterproof headphones. They come in black and white colors and they have ear hooks that improve the level of stability. All the controls, as well as USB port, are placed on the right earbud. The multifunctional button with Zeus logo is used to power on/off the headphones, but also to play/pause songs or answer/end calls. The volume controls that can be used to skip tracks are on the top of the earbud. There are also battery status indicator and the built-in mic for hands-free answering calls.

These headphones come with USB charging cable, one sturdy carrying case, user manual, 2-year warranty card, 3 pairs of silicone ear tips in three sizes, one pair of foam ear tips and one cord clip.

Zeus Outdoor headphones are made from plastic and rubber. The earpieces are made from plastic and the ear hooks from rubber. They are soft and pleasant for wearing, although they might seem a bit flimsy for those who are used to more sturdy hooks. The tips are made from silicone and foam, while the audio cable is flat, tangle-free and covered with nice layer of rubber. The headphones should be able to survive severe usage and most of the customer reviews confirm that, although there were some complaints about earpieces falling apart. However, these are good-quality earbuds with IPX7 rating that enables you to wear them when it’s raining or snowing, in shower or in the gym during sweaty workouts.

These headphones offer great comfort for all the active people who don’t want to readjust the position of their earbuds and push them back in ear canal over and over again. Zeus Outdoor will stay in your ears no matter what you do and if you find the tips that make perfect seal, you can be sure that the listening experience will be very pleasant. They use Bluetooth 4.1 technology and their signal range is approximately 33 feet, although some drops of signal were reported by some customers. The battery is quite good and it offers up to 8 hours of constant listening. It takes 2 hours to fully recharge it.

When it comes to sound quality, we must admit that the sound is a bit muffled, but it is good enough for an ordinary person who needs the headphones mostly for activities like working out. The bass is a bit emphasized, while the mids and highs aren’t as distinctive as they should be. However, the mic is bigger problem because it picks up too much of the ambient noise and if you turn up the volume while speaking with someone in noisy environment, the other person will hear echo and he/she won’t hear you clearly. In spite of the mic problems, passive CVC noise cancellation technology works quite well when listening to music.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Attractive design

Bluetooth 4.1 and long-lasting battery

Relatively durable earbuds

IPX7 rating

Very comfortable and stable

Ear hooks feel a bit flimsy

The mic picks up noise and creates echo

Mids and highs are muffled


TaoTronics BH-16 IPX5 Waterproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $36.00

TaoTronics BH-16 are the improved version of the older and also popular BH-07. They have simple but appealing looks and they are available only in matte black color with grey/silver TT logo on the front of the earpieces. These headphones have ear wings that improve general stability and make sure ear tips don’t slip out from your ears. The audio cable is rounded and there are an inline mic and remote controls on it. The controls and the mic are on the right side of the cable that goes behind your back. That way, the cable won’t distract you and the controls will still be highly accessible. There are multifunctional button in the middle (used to power on/off the earbuds and answer/end calls) and the volume controls that can be used to skip tracks. The status indicator is also there and it will show you when the headphones are on (interchanging red and blue lights) and when they are paired with your device (blue light). On the side, you will find the USB charging port, protected with a cap.

BH-16 come in a simple cardboard box with very short USB charging cable, user manual, 30-month warranty card, two spare pairs of ear wings and ear tips in different sizes.

These headphones are made mostly from plastic, but they have quite satisfying durability. The earpieces and the cable seem able to survive any normal usage and the reactions of the users confirm that. The headphones also have IPX5 rating, which means they are splash proof, so they can be used when it’s raining or snowing when you’re excessively sweating and they can even survive water splash.

When it comes to comfort, we must say that these headphones are really light as they weigh only 0.5 ounces. The tips are made from soft silicone, they make great seal and they don’t hurt your ears, just like the ear wings. However, if the tips and wings that originally come on the headphones don’t fit you, you can always try on spare ones and find those that fit you best. BH-16 also use Bluetooth 4.1 technology and their signal range is improved by built-in ceramic antenna. The battery life is slightly below the average for this type of headphones and their price range, but 7 hours of playback time is also quite good. They can survive more than 170 days on stand-by and they need 2 hours to fully recharge. One of the most interesting things, which is already tradition for TT products, are magnets built in the earpieces that enable you to wear the headphones around your neck when you’re not using them.

BH-16 have good sound quality for this price range. The bass is quite strong and the sound, in general, is quite clear and pleasant. They also use CVC 6.0 noise cancellation technology that helps reduce ambient noise while listening to music or talking on the phone.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Simple yet interesting design

Good sound quality

Bluetooth 4.1 and durable battery

IPX5 rating

Accessible controls

CVC 6.0 noise cancellation technology


Anker SoundBuds Curve IPX5 Waterproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $20.00

Anker SoundBuds Curve are definitely one of the best choices you can make when buying wireless waterproof headphones. They have nice design and they are available in black, red, green and blue colors. These headphones have ear hooks and removable ear tips and ear wings (stabilizers) so you can find the most adequate way of using them. They have all the controls, inline mic and charging port placed on the right side of the audio cable that can be worn on the front or behind your head. When it comes to the control buttons, you have two buttons on the sides (volume controls, skipping tracks) and one multifunction button in the middle (power on/off, pairing, answering calls). A small light indicator will always tell you if your headphones are paired or not.

SoundBuds Curve come in a simple box with many spare silicone and foam ear tips in different sizes, two spare ear stabilizers in different sizes, two cable clips (one for adjusting cable length and the other for attaching the cable to your clothes), one charging cable, user manual and 18-month warranty card along with a sturdy carrying case.

These headphones are mostly made from plastic and silicone, and they are soft and well-built at the same time. They have nano coating that makes them resistant to splashes of water as well as rain and sweat. The cable is soft and rubberized, but it is rounded, a bit too long and prone to tangling. Otherwise, there are really no major complaints to the built quality of these headphones, which have proven to be more durable than expected for 20-dollar headphones.

SoundBuds Curve are also very comfortable for wearing. They are heavier than the other headphones on our list of 14 best waterproof Bluetooth headphones. They weigh 6.4 ounces, but there were no major complaints about their weight affecting comfort. You can choose the size of the ear tips and ear wings that fits you most or you can simply take the wings off if you feel more comfortable without them. They use Bluetooth 4.1 technology with signal range that goes up to 40 feet. The battery is pretty amazing compared to the competition as it can last for up to 12.5 hours and it can be charged completely for only 1.5 hours. If you’re in a hurry, connect them to the power supply for only 10 minutes and they are ready to work for the next hour.

Their sound quality is not perfect, but they work just fine concerning the price. The bass is a bit too emphasized, but the vocals are surprisingly clear. They also have CVC noise cancellation technology, which makes your listening experience and making calls clearer and almost noise free.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Simple and nice design

Good sound quality

Durable

Comfortable

Bluetooth 4.1 and amazing battery life

Heavier than average

The audio cable tangles a lot


Vava Moov Bluetooth IPX5 Splashproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $34.00

Vava Moov Bluetooth headphones have rather simple but interesting and ergonomic looks, and they are available only in black color. They have angled ear pieces so that the ear tips can go deeper into your ear canal and make better seal. They also have ear stabilizers that improve general stability. On the right side of the flat tangle-free audio cable are inline mic, multifunction button (power on/off, pairing, answering/ending calls) and volume controls (also used for skipping tracks). There is also mini USB charging port covered with a small cap.

Vava Moov Headphones come with user manual, spare ear tips and ear wings (stabilizers), USB charging cable, textile carrying bag and one cord clip that you can use to attach the cable to your clothes and prevent it dangling around.

These headphones are plastic, but they are surprisingly durable concerning the price and the materials used. They have nano coating and IPX5 rating that make these headphones able to survive being used in rain or during sweaty workouts.

Vava Moov are very comfortable headphones. Except for the angled earpieces, there are removable tips and wings in different sizes provided so you can try them all and pick the ones that make your headphones most stable and comfortable. When you’re not using them, you can put them in their bag or in your pocket. You can also put them around your neck because they have small magnets built in the earpieces. The magnets lock the buds around your neck in order to keep them safe from losing or damaging. They use Bluetooth 4.1 technology and durable battery that can provide you with up to 8 hours of playback or talk time. The battery requires 2 hours to fully recharge.

When it comes to sound quality, Vava Moov are quite good concerning the price. They don’t sound perfect, but they are pleasant enough for listening to any music genre. They also isolate ambient noise quite well, so you shouldn’t have problems with listening or talking even in noisy areas.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Simple yet interesting design

Very comfortable and lightweight (0.6 ounces)

Durable for the price

Good sound quality

Bluetooth 4.1 and durable battery

Compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices

IPX5 rating


Small Target BH01 Bluetooth IPX7 Waterproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $25.00

Small Target BH01 are waterproof Bluetooth headphones that you can get for a small amount of money and still have great performance, comfort and durability. They have simple design and they are available in black color with black or red audio cable. The earpieces have ear hooks that provide you with more secure fit and more stability. The controls are easily accessible and they are all placed on the right earbud. On the front side of the bud, you will see big round power on/off button. On the top of the earbud are two buttons used to control the volume and skip tracks. USB charging port is on the bottom and on the inside part of the bud, you can see small mic. These headphones also have small indicator that warns you that the battery is charging or that it is too low.

BH01 come with three pairs of silicone ear tips in three different sizes, one USB charging cable, one cable clip, user manual and one year warranty.

These headphones have proven themselves to be quite durable. They are made from plastic and rubber and they are covered with silicone gel that ensures IPX7 waterproof rating. The audio cable is rubberized, very thin and flat, which makes it tangle-free. The build quality and IPX7 rating make these headphones highly usable in almost all situations (snowing, raining, severe sweating, showering). They can also be accidentally submerged into water, but they are really not made for swimming.

Small Target BH01 are extremely comfortable. Silicone tips ensure good seal, especially if you manage to find the right size for your ears. There are also ear hooks that improve general stability. Both hooks and earpieces might feel a bit flimsy but they stay in your ears no matter what you do and they don’t slip out if you sweat. The audio cable is not too long, but as you have the clip, you can easily set the length that suits you best. BH01 support Bluetooth 4.1 technology with more than 30 feet signal range in open space. The battery can last for up to 9 hours straight and it takes only 1.5 hours to fully recharge it. You can activate voice controls and pair the headphones with two devices at the same time and even transfer calls from one phone to another.

These headphones deliver average sound, but with slightly emphasized bass, the music will have enough energy to motivate you to work out harder. They also use CVC 6.0 noise isolation technology that isolates great amount of ambient noise. It does its job well, but it should be improved for conversations and for the situation when people use only one earpiece because they want to be partially aware of their surroundings.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Attractive design

Bluetooth 4.1 and long-lasting battery

Relatively durable earbuds

IPX7 rating

Very comfortable and stable

Extremely lightweight (0.6 ounces)

Compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices

Can be paired with two devices at the same time

Ear hooks and earpieces feel a bit flimsy


Leophile EEl Wireless Neckband IP67 Waterproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $50.00

Leophile EEL are neckband headphones that allow you to do any physical activity including water sports and get good quality sound and satisfying comfort for only $50. These headphones have very attractive design. They are available in black and dark red colors and the matte finish makes them look really elegant. As these are neckband headphones, they have thicker neckband that goes behind and around your neck and the cables with earpieces will go on the front. All the controls are on the left side of the headband as well as the mic and USB charging port. There are three buttons; volume controls that can be used to skip tracks and multifunction button in the middle. There’s also a small status indicator that lets us know if the headphones are on or off and if the battery is low.

These headphones come in a really nice box with safely packed equipment. You will find there the headphones, USB charging cable, user manual and two spare pairs of silicone ear tips in different sizes and cable clip, but, unfortunately, there is no carrying bag.

Leophile EEL headphones have great build quality and they can be used in almost any situation without fear that they will break. The headband is made from silicone and it is fully bendable, so you can even wear the headphones around your arm wrist or in your pocket. They also have IP67 rating, which means they are dustproof and waterproof, so you can even surf with them.

These headphones are very comfortable, although they have some flaws. They weigh only 1.3 ounces and as most of the weight is on the neck, they don’t put any pressure on your head or ears. They have cable clip provided and you can use it to shorten the cable or stop them dangling around when not in your ears. However, it would be better if the cables were retractable. Some customers have also noticed that the headband moves and slides when in contact with sweat or water. Otherwise, the headphones are very stable and they stay securely in your ears no matter how much you move, jump, run, etc. Leophile EEL use Bluetooth 4.1 technology, signal range is approximately 33 feet, the battery can last for 9 to 10 hours and you will spend 2 hours charging it.

Leophile EEL don’t have high-end sound, but any ordinary customer will be completely satisfied with them. They sound great with electro and pop music, but you can also listen to other genres without problems. The headphones have very good ear tips that seal nicely ear canal and offer good passive noise cancellation. They block most of the ambient noise, so you can walk down noisy streets without hearing engines or use subway and be able to isolate yourself from the rest of the people there.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Elegant design

Light and comfortable

Good sound quality

Good sound isolation

Compatible with all kinds of smartphones

Very durable

IP67 rating

The neckband tends to move and slide when the body is wet

The cables aren’t retractable

Disconnecting when paired with notebooks


Hopday U8 Bluetooth Noise Cancelling IP68 Waterproof Sweatproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $27.00

Hopday U8 are one of the best options if searching for budget wireless waterproof headphones that are good for physical activity as well as other situations. They don’t have unique design and if there weren’t for the Hopday logo on the earpieces, you could easily mix them with some similar models of wireless earbuds. They come only in black color with Hopday red logo on the power button. The button can also be used to answer/end calls and all the other control buttons are placed on the same (right) earbud. There are volume controls that are also used to change tracks. USB charging port is on the bottom and in the same earpiece is built-in small mic. Earpieces have soft and flexible ear hooks that provide the headphones with extra stability and prevent slipping out.

U8 come in a simple packaging and inside the box, you can find the headphones as well as USB charging cable, two spare pairs of ear tips in different sizes and one sturdy carrying case. Sadly, there is no cord clip, although some people might need it.

These headphones have IP68 rating, which means they should be able to survive more severe usage than regular headphones as they are resistant to dust, sweat, and water. They are made from silicone and plastic, which makes them flexible and durable. The audio cable seems well-built, it is flat and is not prone to tangling.

When it comes to comfort, we can confirm that Hopday U8 are very comfortable headphones that weigh only 0.8 ounces and that means they won’t put any pressure on your head and ears. The tips are made from soft silicone, they make great fit and seal in your ear canal if you pick the right size and they won’t fall out no matter how severe are your activities. The headphones use Bluetooth 4.1 technology and the signal range is about 33 feet. The battery takes 2 hours to fully recharge, but it can last for up to 9 hours of playback and talk. The headphones are easily connected to any Bluetooth device (even two at the same time) and it is really easy to pair them.

Hopday U8 offer average sound quality that wouldn’t impress any audiophile, but any ordinary customer would be satisfied. They also use CVC 6.0 noise cancellation technology that allows you to talk and listen to music without ambient noise interfering and annoying you.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Simple design

Good sound quality

Comfortable

Durable

Bluetooth 4.1 and long-lasting battery

Compatible with all Bluetooth devices

Can be paired with two devices simultaneously

IP68 rating

Cord management clip is not included in the package


Plantronics BackBeat Fit Wireless Waterproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $90.00

Plantronics BackBeat Fit headphones are waterproof wireless headphones that don’t block external noise at all. They are made for active people who don’t like to be shut out from the world and like to be aware of everything that’s going on around them.

BackBeat have interesting sporty design and they can be bought in many colors such as black, grey, blue, green or even pink. They have one-size ear tips that can’t be replaced. Above the tips are small loops that help maintain secure fit. The earpieces are connected with durable neckband that goes behind your head. On the left earpiece, you will find play/pause button, which is used to answer/end calls at the same time. On the right earbud are volume controls also used for skipping tracks. There is also USB charging port hidden safely under the bud. The headphones have built-in mic that enables making hands-free calls during workouts.

BackBeat Fit headphones come with one USB charging cable and reversible armband big enough for keeping the headphones, iPhone or S3, but not all smartphones will fit, so you might have to buy the case separately.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit headphones are supposed to be very durable, especially because they are made from bendable and durable silicone. They have IP57 rating, which allows them to be submerged into 1-meter deep water for 30 minutes, to be covered with sweat or used when it is raining heavily. However, some customers had problems regarding durability, which is not tightly connected to the material they were made from. Those problems were mostly caused by some system malfunctions. Sadly, many customers reported that their headphones (mostly control buttons) stopped working after a year or so, and that’s not enough since you are paying $100 for a pair of headphones.

When it comes to comfort, we can say that these headphones sit nicely in ears and they won’t fall or slide out of your ear canal no matter what you are doing. They weigh only 0.8 ounces and they won’t put any pressure on your ears or become too uncomfortable. However, the size of the tips isn’t adjustable, so they might not fit every user perfectly. The neckband is too sturdy to be adjusted with a clip, so you should get used to the fact that you will feel it slightly dangling if you’re running or moving a lot. They support Bluetooth 3.0 technology, but it allows you to be more than 30 feet away from your device and still have great signal. The battery can last for 8 h of playback, 6 hours of talking on the phone, and it takes 2 hours to fully recharge it. If you are in a hurry, you can charge it for only 15 minutes and they will be able to work for an hour. These headphones also receive wireless firmware updates that you receive without any effort, but only if you install some free apps.

Sound quality is not remarkable, especially because their tips don’t make perfect seal and let in so much ambient noise that lower down general impression. That means these headphones don’t isolate sound so they are adequate only for people who want to stay completely aware of their surroundings. All in all, the highs are really exposed, while the mids and lows are smoother and these are pretty good for listening to any music genre as well as making calls.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Interesting sport-friendly design

Good sound quality

Durable battery

Very light and comfortable

Quick charge available

Control buttons tend to become unresponsive after a year or so

No sound isolation

The size of the neckband can’t be adjusted

One-size ear tips

A bit pricey for the quality


Hussar Bluetooth IPX7 Waterproof Headphones

Approximate Price: $27.00

Hussar Magicbuds are wireless earbuds that can be used for indoor or outdoor activities, even in rain as they are sweat proof and waterproof, and you get them at the very reasonable price. They have simple sport design and they remind us of many other Bluetooth waterproof models on the market. They are available in black/red and black/grey color combinations. The control buttons are on the right earbud where you can find multifunction button as well as volume controls (which can be used to skip tracks) and USB charging port. There are also built-in mic and light indicator that shows you whether the headphones are pairing or charging. The left earbud is preserved only for Hussar logo.

Magicbuds come in a decently looking package that contains the earbuds, two spare parts of silicone ear tips in different sizes, short USB charging cable, one sturdy carrying case and user manual that explains how to pair, charge and maintain the earbuds.

These headphones are made from plastic and silicone and they do feel a bit flimsy. They have nano coating that makes them sweat proof and waterproof. They have IPX7 rating, which means they can be used in all weather conditions, but it is not advisable to use them for swimming. Generally, they don’t have bad construction quality, but we advise you to use them carefully because some customers complained about bad quality of control buttons that stop working after some time and top layer peeling off.

Hussar Magicbuds offer high level of comfort for almost all users. The ear hooks are very soft and pleasant for wearing while the silicone ear tips make great seal without hurting your ears. They are very stable, mostly because of the curved design and the ear hooks that prevent tips sliding out of your ear canal no matter what you are doing or how much you move, jump, etc. They use Bluetooth 4.1 technology and their signal range is 33 feet, although some customers have even better experience. The battery is also quite good and it can last up to 9 hours, while you have to charge them for 2 hours in order to completely recharge them. The headphones are easily paired with all Bluetooth enabled devices and it takes only two seconds of holding power button pressed to start pairing.

The sound quality can be described as “very good for the price”. They aren’t high-end headphones, but they deliver strong bass and relatively clean mids and highs, and they are extremely loud, so listening to electro music will be extremely pleasant. Apart from the fact that they are loud, they use CVC 6.0 noise cancellation technology, which enables shutting out of the ambient noise.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Attractive sport design

IPX7 rating

Nano coating protection

Good sound quality

Very comfortable

Bluetooth 4.1 and durable battery

Problems with durability (control buttons not responding and top layer peeling off)


BlueAnt Pump Wireless HD Sportbuds

Approximate Price: $30.00

BlueAnt Pump are wireless earbuds made for active people and their sport-friendly design confirms that. They are attractive and they come in three colors (black, blue and green). Pump headphones have removable ear wings or stabilizers that should improve stability. The hooks and the audio cable go behind user’s head, but the cable is a bit shorter than the average, so you won’t feel it dangling around. Remote controls are located on the right earbud and they are soft and easily accessible. There are power button, which is also used for pairing and answering calls, the built-in mic and micro USB charging port.

These headphones come in a really nice box with all the elements safely packed. There are the headphones, USB charging cable, one cable clip, two pairs of ear stabilizers and 6 pairs of silicone and foam ear tips in different sizes and shapes.

BlueAnt Pump have decent build quality, but sadly you shouldn’t expect them to last you several years. This may be the main reason why the manufacturer has lowered the price from more than $100 to only $30. Anyhow, these headphones are made from soft materials and the earpieces are covered with Kevlar and Teflon that make these headphones sweat proof and waterproof. As they have IPX7 rating, you can use them in rain, in the gym or even in shower. They can be easily washed or submerged into 1-meter deep water, but they are not made for swimming, mostly because Bluetooth wouldn’t work, unless you keep your head above the water. They also block any kind of dirt (sand, salt, etc.) from entering the earbuds.

These headphones are lightweight (1.1 ounces) and very comfortable. The only complaint many customers and reviewers have is connected to the stabilizers. As we have said, the headphones come with many different ear tips, so that everyone should be able to get the perfect seal and fit. The stabilizers are there to prevent the ear tips from sliding out from your ear, but it seems that they annoy most of the people as they are made from too sturdy silicone that hurts their ears. However, you can always take the stabilizers off and try to achieve maximum stability with the tips only. The headphones use Bluetooth 3.0 with approximately 100 feet signal range, which is much more than any pair of headphones in this price range. The battery is quite durable and it can last for up to 8 hours while it takes 2 hours to fully recharge.

BlueAnt Pump have satisfying sound quality, but that’s all. Generally, the sound quality depends on the seal you get with your ear tips. When we say “sound quality” we mean “bass quality”, so if you love bass headphones, try to find the most fitting pair of tips.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Attractive design

Easily accessible controls

IPX7 rating

Don’t have the advertised HD sound

Uncomfortable ear stabilizers

Not very durable


Other Things You Should Pay Attention to When Buying Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones

In the first part of our article, we have emphasized the most important features of waterproof wireless headphones. In our opinion, the most important features in this case would be IPX rating and comfort level as well as everything that affects it. However, there are many things that should be considered when purchasing any kind of headphones and here they are.

  • Durability

Waterproof Bluetooth headphones have better build quality than regular headphones. These headphones have better resistance to outdoor conditions and severe usage. They are made from good quality plastic and covered with the finest layers of rubber. They won’t fall apart as easy as ordinary pair of headphones will when used in severe conditions, they are corrosion free and chlorine or saline water shouldn’t be able to destroy them.

  • Sound quality

Some people think these headphones have better sound quality than regular headphones. The main reason for that is the perfect seal and stability that waterproof headphones offer as well as better noise cancellation that some models have. They offer better seal because if they are used under the water or under the shower, the water shouldn’t enter your ears at all because that can distort the sound and ruin your listening experience. If the ear tips of your headphones make such a good seal, they automatically provide better sound isolation because they don’t allow ambient noise to enter your ears.

On the other hand, it is the fact that Bluetooth headphones often deliver worse sound than wired headphones and if you think twice, it is quite normal. Bluetooth headphones are supplied with power only from their batteries and they can’t have the same characteristics and possibilities as wired headphones. There are also highly possible connection drops that never happen with wired devices and they can annoy the user very much.

However, technology is developing and Bluetooth devices are becoming better. Today, almost all modern devices use Bluetooth 4.1 or 4.2 technology that offers great possibilities and we are slowly preparing ourselves for the 5.0 version that will give us much more in comparison to all the previous versions. Theoretically, we will get 48Mbps of speed/data rate and the signal range will increase to the incredible 800 feet in a space without obstacles.

  • Price

Price range is something you should always define before you start searching for any product, not only headphones. When you define the maximum amount of money that you want or can spend on headphones, you will shorten the time that would be otherwise spent on the search. As you can see from our list, you don’t have to pay a few hundreds of dollars to get a decent pair of Bluetooth headphones that can contact with water and last for a long time without bigger changes of sound quality.

In the end, we have to strongly advise to take care of your headphones no matter how expensive and strong they are. Don’t test them if you don’t have and don’t intentionally submerge them in water if you don’t have to, especially if they have some rating below IPX7.

Every model has its limits and you have to respect them and maintain the headphones according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer. If you do so, you can be sure that you device will serve you for a long time.

Our list of 14 best waterproof Bluetooth headphones offers 14 good-quality models with different levels of protection and different features. We have tried to find something good for everyone’s pocket. Hopefully, we have managed to do that.


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