Swimming Headphones Are Now a Reality

by Pool Builders on 03-16-2010 in Articles

Up until a few years ago, the very idea of swimming headphones was patently absurd. First there's the issue of water and electronics - the kind of mix you certainly do not want to experience first hand. And then there's the problem of dealing with cords around your neck as you try to move your whole body through the water, without getting tangled in the cords from your swimming headphones.

Technological advancement is a marvelous thing though, and over the past few years a number of swimming headphones have been created that specifically allow you to listen to music and audiobooks, as you swim, surf, or do any other aquatic sport you like.

The first, most common, solution requires you to wear waterproof headphones that are attached to a waterproof case for your iPod Shuffle or other brand/type of MP3 player. The case is then attached to your swimming goggle, so that your arms have the leeway they need to properly glide through the water.

Honestly, the majority of such protective cases don't do a very good job of actually protecting your iPod or MP3 player. Establishing a 100% waterproof system is far from an easy task. There are, however, companies that specialize in making such swim-proof systems available. Such systems should always favored over cheap, knock-off protective cases.

The second solution for swimmers and water lovers is to purchase an all-in-one set of headphones that include a waterproof MP3 player. If you're not too attached to the MP3 player that you already have (or if you're fine with having one that you've designated specifically for when you're in the water), there are a few different models that come complete with both a waterproof set of headphones and a waterproof MP3 player.

In short, today's technology allows swimmers to enjoy their favorite music while working or just playing around in the water. For music lovers who really enjoy spending time at the pool or beach, having options like the ones mentioned above can be a dream come true.

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