H2O Audio was founded in 2003 in San Diego, California just as a new era of digital music and portable MP3 players began to give people outstanding on-the-go audio quality. As an avid watersports lover, founder Kristian Rauhala wanted to extend this MP3-use to the pool and the ocean. Over the past ten years, H2O Audio has perfected a line of waterproof headphones and cases that are guaranteed to give swimmers and watersport enthusiasts the best possible sound experience.
Today, H2O Audio is a leader in the field of waterproof headphones and iPod accessories, creating products with superior underwater sound. H2O Audio partners directly with leading MP3 manufactures to offer a line of rugged 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. The product design and development is based on years of prototypes and close collaboration with top athletes like Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin, triathletes Greg and Laura Bennett, and surfer Laird Hamilton.
H2O Audio's corporate headquarters are just feet from the ocean (in other words, testing grounds) in Pacific Beach, California. The company continues to offer something that functions well in any conditions, providing water-based athletes with nothing less than an exceptional audio experience, no matter the conditions.