Excited to be featured by Good Housekeeping article of "6 Best Waterproof Earbuds, According to Testing."
If you're looking for earbuds specifically designed for swimmers, look no further than this pair from H2O Audio. These unorthodox buds don't actually sit inside the ear but rather rest alongside your head in front of it (secured by goggle straps), transmitting sound through their speakers and bone vibration. The standout feature on these buds is the inclusion of "Playlist+", an on-board MP3 player that lets you pre-load songs to the headphones so you don't have to worry about going out of Bluetooth range, though Bluetooth is still an option.
Though we were wowed by the durable, innovative design of these headphones, the sound quality left something to be desired. Lab tests showed steep cuts in the high and low frequencies and a good amount of distortion, though in practice we found they weren't too low quality to perturb us. Analysts were also impressed with the IPX8 rating, meaning they're protected against continuous submersion in water, and H2O audio claims they can be submerged up to 12 feet deep.
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