About Us


H2O Audio was founded in 2003 in San Diego, California just as a new era of digital music and portable MP3 players began to give people outstanding audio quality on the move. As avid watersports lovers, we wanted to extend that use to the pool and ocean. We now lead the field in waterproof headphones and iPod accessories, creating products with superior underwater sound.     


Designed by athletes for athletes, we originally developed H2O Audio products for our own use. Over the last ten years, we have perfected a line of waterproof headphones and cases guaranteed to give swimmers and watersports enthusiasts the best possible sound experience. We stand by them as the best on the market.


Some say music tames the beast, but we all know music helps you channel it. Runners and bikers have long recognized the benefits of training to music, be it to banish boredom, maintain cadence, help you relax or focus the mind. At H2O Audio, our raison d’etre is to design and build products that give water-based athletes nothing less than an exceptional audio experience.  Your Sport - Your Music!


The bright spark behind H2O Audio is Kristian Rauhala, an entrepreneur with a knack for turning his passions into businesses. A fervent athlete—mountain biker, surfer and Ironman triathlete—he knows a thing or two about endurance and watersports. And understands how high quality audio can elevate your workout.


Kristian previously co-founded Ohmlop, LLC, a tech company that focuses on eco-friendly alternatives for consumer electronics products, and is a Co-founder of PEAR Sports, a personal coaching app.

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