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H2O Audio Interval Waterproof Headphone System for iPod shuffle (3rd gen)

H2O Audio Interval Waterproof Headphone System for iPod shuffle (3rd gen)

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  • H2O Audio's product development team collaborated with Olympian Natalie Coughlin to develop their latest swim-specific music solution for the iPod shuffle. Featuring a wide variety of earplugs sizes and styles, a secure swim goggle attachment system, and a sleek ergonomic design, the new H2O Audio Interval 3G makes it easier than ever for you to enjoy your music variety in the pool.

    • Made for the 3rd Gen iPod shuffle only
    • 100% Waterproof
    • Exceptional Sound
    • Submersible to 12ft underwater
    • Convenient easy-access controls
    • Volume and playback control
    • Developed for swimmers
    • Easily attaches to any swim goggle
    • Personalized fit
    • Includes 5 sets of Elastomer earplugs (XS-XL)
    • 2 sets of Foam earplugs (S/M and M/L)
    • Powerful neodymium drivers
    • Outstanding sound clarity and dynamic bass response
    • Imported


  • 4 star rating (67 Reviews)

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  • 9/6/2011 Music makes swimming a breeze.

    rating star By Jimmy G.

    The H2O Interval fits easily on my goggles strap and I can listen to music or podcasts of my choice while swimming laps. It makes doing those laps a lot more enjoyable. And if you don't have an ipod shuffle third gen it's easy to pick up a used one cheap.

    Jimmy G.

  • 8/4/2011 Mixed

    rating star By cozmom

    I LOVE having music to listen to when I swim laps.  It has made all the difference.  I went from swimming 1/2 mile a day to 1 mile a day all because I wasn't bored.  HOWEVER, the first headphone lasted 2 months before one of the ear pieces went bad.  I'm on my second one and one of the earpieces doesn't put out the same volume as the other, so it sounds like all the music is coming from one side.  I should probably return it and get another brand.

    Baltimore, MD

  • 7/19/2011 Inconsistant

    rating star By John R.

    Product sounds great when working but after a few weeks one ear bud went muffled then rarely worked.  It would cut back on on occasion but mostly stopped working.  SwimOutlet was great about replacing this with a new device but after a few weeks the new device developed the same problems.  I also had trouble with ear buds coming out about a mile into my swim.  If they even come partially out the sound is shot and will not improve until its had hours to dry out.  I think its just a manufacturer issue.    

    On the bright side, SwimOutlet has offered outstanding service in resolving these issues.  Thanks!

    John R.
    Irmo, SC

  • 6/10/2011 some trouble with headphones

    rating star By gretchen f.

    this is a really cool item, but they need to do some work on the headphones as I have ahad trouble with another unit and one of the headphones going out

    gretchen f.
    batavia, IL

  • 5/10/2011 Cool Product

    rating star By Swimmer

    love it! You have to configure it exactly to your liking, otherwise the ear pieces will keep falling out. I put them on and put my swim cap over them just for extra protection. Otherwise, the sound is great! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who swims!

    Rhode Island

  • 4/24/2011 Sounds good. Easy to use.

    rating star By JM

    It rarely falls out of my ears.  It sounds surprisingly clean but does become inbalanced on occasion, which is easily fixed per directions.  It's compact and easy to use.  You just have to remember to open it and turn off the player.


  • 4/22/2011 Ear buds 'hit or miss'

    rating star By Tom

    Some days the ear buds fit just fine, but mostly I find that after 20 laps, they just won't stay in. I resorted to wearing a swim cap to cover over my ears and ear pieces. This despite trying all of the included ear bud sizes. Works just fine doing pool running, but once I get my head wet actually swimming, it's a crap shoot. Sound quality is very good when it does work.

    Eugene, OR

  • 4/22/2011 Waterproof Headphone for Ipod shuffle

    rating star By linda

    So far so good -- only problem thus far is awkwardness in turning on and off and earphone fit.

    Myrtle Beach, SC

  • 3/15/2011 After 3 months of use, I love it!

    rating star By JMac

    I bought this product 3 months ago and given several concerning reviews I read, I did not know what to expect.  After 3 months of use, I am happy to report that I LOVE this product!  It is not, however, perfect (hence the 4 stars instead of 5).
    Given a back injury (& surgery), I started putting on the pounds and am not able to do exercises that I used to.  That is why I started to lap swim - only problem was, I got bored very quickly.  The waterproof iPod system has turned my swims into real workouts.  I am now swimming three times longer (and loving it) and have even lost 30 lbs!  

    While I love the system, it is NOT perfect.  I have NOT had any problems with keeping the ear buds in my ears (as others reported), but some times the music sounds muffled or one ear will randomly stop working (usually around 40 mins into my swim).  I just try to ignore it and find that the next swim both ears are working fine again.  Despite the imperfections, I would recommend this product to anyone looking to take their swimming to the next level!

    Boston, MA

  • 2/17/2011 LOVE IT!

    rating star By Krista B.

    I have only used it a couple of times so far, but I can't wait to get in the pool and swim some more laps!  It made swimming so much more fun, and with the upbeat music on my ipod I don't think I ever swam that hard before.  I have had no problems with the ear phones at all.  I wear a swim cap so they stay in my ears just fine, and I have had no problems with the volume.  Like I said it makes swimming so much fun.  I'm telling all the swimmers I know about it.  And swimoutlet has the best price!

    Krista B.
    Crystal Lake, IL

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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.