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SKU: H1-9A1
Product Code: 4611

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H2O Audio's waterproof headphones won't fall out of your ears. The earbuds even double as ear plugs! These headphones are specifically designed to be waterproof - the sound quality is much better under water than on land. Use with your H2O Audio iPod housing! Also compatible with standard 3.5mm audio jacks.

•  Submersible up to 10ft/3m (when paried with H2O Audio Housings)
•  Waterproof speakers designed for complete submersion
•  Durable neckwrap keeps headphones in place during active watersports
•  Silicone earplugs included

**Also compatible with Otterbox and other third party enclosures. However, when used with third party enclosures, H2O Audio cannot guarantee a water-tight seal.**


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    By from
    on 4/27/2009

    they are pretty good. the sound gets a little muffled while you are swimming but you can fix that with some ear wax. The ear phones are pretty large and they make your ears sore if swimming for more than 30 min.

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    By from
    on 3/4/2009

    like the other reviews, they wouldn't fit in my ears.  I ended up getting the pioneer "splash proof" headphones instead. Works just as well and they stay in my ear

  • rating star
    By from
    on 2/4/2009

    Despite all my efforts these would not fit snugly in my ears. I don't have a huge head, so think it's simply poor design. I am sending them back. If you purchase a pair, please keep all packaging in case they don't work out for you.

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    By from
    on 11/18/2007

    I'm buying again only because I can't find anything that has worked any better.  I had great sound, however the cord kept shorting out which was extremely annoying.  When it did work, it made swimming absolutely incredible, so I'm back even if I get to use them only for another 4 to 6 mo. before it shorts out the music was worth it.

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    By from
    on 11/18/2007

    I use these with an Otter box and 1st Gen iPod Shuffle (512Mb).  It's a bit awkward to put on and the ear pieces need to be aligned correctly.  I use it with a Finis snorkel when swimming, and keeping your head submerged and steady makes for pretty good sound quality.  I really like the spring coiled cord that stays out of my way - I use it with my mp3 player under an arm band or tucked under my suit's waistband at the small of my back.  I've used another waterproof ear plug set, but they often get knocked out during flip turns or sprint speeds.  I wish there was a bone conducting headphone set like the Finis SwiMP3v2 that didn't force you to buy the integrated mp3 player...

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    By from
    on 10/4/2007

    I've been using it while I swim for a little over a month and am not impressed with the headphones. Dont get me wrong, it looks really cool and was somewhat uncomfortable at first but I got used to it.

    Problem is that water somehow still manages to get in your ear and you have muffled sound. I think it would be great if you were in a kayak or sitting by the pool with kids splashing in the water but its not great for swimming. Sound quality isnt that great either.

    So if youre looking for great audio and constant sound while your swimming, I wouldnt recommend it.


H2O Audio

H2O Audio, now known as X-1 Audio, features a line of rugged casings for MP3 players, which allows for the use of expensive and delicate digital music players during water sports activities. Partnering directly with leading MP3 manufactures, H2O Audio has created a line of sturdy and practical casings, patented waterproof headphones, and underwater accessories. Established by athletes for athletes, H2O Audio is made up of a team of avid swimmers, surfers, wake-boarders, sky-boarders, and kayakers.

H2O Audio began in 2001 as a graduate project at San Diego State University that aimed to bring music to Scuba divers. It just didn’t seem fair that runners and other terrestrial athletes could train with the benefit of music, while swimmers, surfers, divers, and other aquatic athletes were bound to silence. The company's beginnings pre-dated the widespread popularity of the iPod® and other MP3 players, so the first dive case was designed to house a portable CD player.

After many prototypes and adjustments, the first production model case was made for the iRiver MP3 player in 2002. It came equipped with the power-amplified diving headphones similar to those that are integrated into the current, state-of-the-art "iDive Underwater Apple iPhone/iPod MP3 Housing." More recently, H2O Audio incorporated in-ear technology into the "Surge" and "Surge Sportwrap" headphones.

In 2005, the company designed the first waterproof cases for iPod. For the first time, swimmers and surfers could take their music into the water. As the iPod evolved so did H2O Audio, which led to the innovation of the "Interval Waterproof Headphone System," which fits both the 3rd and 4th generation iPod Shuffle™. In a constant effort to improve sound quality and comfort, H2O Audio also introduced the "iPod Shuffle Swimbelt" and the "Amphibx Armbands," which come in three sizes to accommodate many sizes of MP3 players.

H2O Audio product design and development is based on years of prototypes and close collaboration with top athletes like Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin and triathletes Greg and Laura Bennett, and surfer Laird Hamilton.

Today, H2O Audio's corporate headquarters are just feet from the ocean (in other words, testing grounds) in Pacific Beach, California. The company is committed to developing the best high-performance waterproof and sweat-proof sport headphones, armbands, and other accessories on the market. H2O Audio doesn't want to be limited to producing a cheap, featureless player simply because it's waterproof. The company strives instead to create something that functions well in any conditions, providing high-quality sound, easy control of the audio device, and access to music no matter the conditions.