The need to listen to audio on underwater has been there for some time now but never been fully met till now. These underwater audio headphones help you listen to audio while swimming or diving without any problems. However, these products also help in protecting your ears from getting wet.
While some underwater waterproof headphones are able to store data in their memory cards and work independently, most of them need a connection to an external sound source. In fact, most of these audio headphones have a single stereo audio source with a 8GB memory card and a headphone jack. Other than this, there is another interesting accessory known as the “Dovecam”. This accessory is not used by all models but it allows you to take video pictures with your waterproof headphones.
However, if you are using earphones underwater, then the chances are that your hands are going to get wet and stay there for some time. This will lead to water that may enter your ears causing some degree of discomfort. So, it is important that you use a good pair of earphones that keep your ears dry. There are two basic types of earphones available in the market – water resistant and water proof. If you want to be absolutely sure that your ears are completely protected, then you should opt for waterproof earphones. However, if you do not want to take any chances, then go for waterproof ones.
Waterproof earphones use various techniques and technologies that help them seal up your ears completely from water and keep it dry. Most waterproof earbuds have built-in MP3 players and there is a clip-on microphone attached to the ear buds. This makes it very easy for you to use the waterproof earbuds even when you are underwater.
A good waterproof mp3 player is an essential part of your underwater listening enjoyment. These players have the advantage of being water and shock resistant. They also have better sound quality than ordinary earbud headphones. The main problem with most of the waterproof audio players is that their sound quality sometimes deteriorates over time. This is especially observed when one is constantly exposed to water while swimming or diving. Over a period of time, the swimbud’s water resistance capacity reduces significantly.
However, the waterproof earbuds that have built-in waterproofers have longer battery life and they do not lose their sound quality even when they are exposed to water for long periods of time. Some of the latest models in the market also feature an internal rechargeable battery. This means that you need not purchase another set of batteries to power up your underwater audio listening system. If your phone battery runs out of charge, you can simply plug in your MP3 audio player and enjoy hours of soothing underwater audio.
When buying the latest waterproof earbuds, make sure that you buy them from reputed brands. There are numerous Chinese-based companies that manufacture inferior quality audio devices. They use cheap components and low quality Bluetooth technology that even the price of a normal pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones is double. Even if you spend a bit more, the quality of the audio will go down considerably. You should also check out reviews posted by users of the particular product you are interested in to ensure that you do not end up buying a substandard audio device.
Another way of ensuring that you get good waterproofing is by using a good quality waterproofing kit. The main advantage of using these kits is that they include all the necessary components that you need to waterproof your earbud. Some of the important items in such kits include replacement clip-in cable, ear buds with microphone and water proof cases. It is a good idea to read user reviews before buying any earphones or any other audio device. This will ensure that you do not end up wasting your hard earned money on substandard audio equipment.