Wireless earphones with water resistance ratings

By Alvin Andrew Cabral | Published on 16 Feb 2021
Wireless earphones with water resistance ratings
Wireless earphones with water resistance ratings

Millennials are always on the move and continuously connected via mobile technology. Hence, they rely on microphones/headphones that are not connected to their devices (hands-free), whether to listen to pulsating music during their workouts or for calls on smartphones. Being on the move means there is a high probability of sweating or exposure to moisture/water, which could adversely affect the headphones. Let’s have a look at the following wireless in-ear headphones with water resistance ratings that are available on Amazon. Each has an inbuilt microphone for hands-free speaking and a micro USB charging cable.    

boAt Rockerz 255 Bluetooth Neckband Earphones

The boAt Rockerz 255 has a playback/talk time of 6 hours and a standby time of 150 hours, after which it needs 1.5 hours for a full recharge. It is compatible with both Android and iOS, supports Bluetooth 4.1 and has a range of 10 metres. Its water resistance rating is IPX5, which means that it is safe even from low-pressure jets of water from any direction. The free ends of the earplugs are magnetic, so that they don’t dangle (or get entangled) like two helpless pendulums when not in use. The sports-friendly design ensures that the Volume and Play/Pause/Skip controls are easy to use. Finally, the set’s HD sound and Super Extra Bass are geared towards intense workouts, and it supports voice assistants with integrated controls.

Realme Wireless Pro Bluetooth Headphones

Realme’s Wireless Pro headphones feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC up to 35 decibels so that any ambient noise doesn’t interfere with your listening experience. Its Transparency Mode allows you to be audio aware of your surroundings should you wish it. It offers 22 hours playback time and takes 1.5 hours for a 100% recharge. Its talk time is 17 hours with ANC off and 13 hours with ANC on. Its earbuds feature Magnetic Instant Connect (bringing the buds together acts as Pause while separating them again acts as Play). The set’s fantastic sound quality is due to Sony LDAC Hi-Res Audio technology and its 13.6mm Bass Boost driver. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and has a 119 ms Super Low Latency Gaming Mode so that your game’s audio and visuals are in perfect sync. Finally, it is IPX4 water-resistant, meaning that it is unaffected by splashes of water from any direction.       

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bluetooth Headphones

The Bullets Wireless Z features Warp Charge technology (10 minutes of charging for 10 hours of use) with a playtime of 20 hours on a full charge. It supports Bluetooth 5.0, is easy to connect via its Quick Pair, and its Quick Switch allows you to switch between two paired devices. Its Magnetic Control permits you to play (or pause) by separating (or clipping together) its two magnetic earbuds. Each bud is fitted with a 9.2mm dynamic driver, giving it its amazing tonality, and with its latency reduced to 110ms, your game’s audio and video stay in sync. Lastly, its water resistance rating is IP55, and so it is protected from low-pressure water jets and limited dust ingress. 

Noise Tune Active Plus

An attractive sapphire blue, this set of earphones gives you 10 continuous hours of listening on a full charge, with 6 hours after a 15-minute recharge and a 320-hour standby time. Using Bluetooth 5.0 technology, this device has a range of 10 metres. The silicone fin tips fit smoothly along the curve of your ears and the 10mm speaker drivers deliver fantastic bass. It is IPX5 rated, meaning that it can withstand water jets, so don’t worry about sweat affecting it. Its dual pairing feature allows you to attend to calls hands-free. The remote controls are in-line, of course, and the earbuds themselves magnetic. Lastly, Siri and Google Assistant are supported.    

Boult Audio ProBass X1-WL

The ProBass X1-WL gives you 12 hours of playing time on a full charge, which takes an hour and a half to reach. These earphones isolate the listener from external noise as each bud is angled at 60 degrees to the driver’s axis, thus channelling the sound directly into the ear canal. It also has inbuilt micro-woofers, which emit a clear, deep bass. Supporting Bluetooth 5.0, they offer smooth hands-free use since each earbud is equipped with a microphone. Finally, these earphones are IPX5 rated, so sweat away at your workout while wearing them.

Ant Audio Wave Sports 525

The Wave Sports 525 is truly a powerhouse with 12 hours of continuous use after a 2-hour charge and up to 350 hours of standby time. Using Bluetooth 5.0 technology, these noise-cancelling earbuds deliver hi-fi stereo, not to mention better signal strength and lower power consumption. At the same time, the set’s highly sensitive mic makes you heard clearly on a call. Compatible with a wide range of phones, TVs and computers, these headphones can simultaneously support two devices, automatically reconnecting them the next time they’re within range. Lastly, this set is IPX4 rated, and so can withstand not just your sweaty gym sessions, but even a walk in light rain.   

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