H2O Audio Surge Waterproof Sport Headphones Review

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What keeps you entertained when you hit the gym?  I’m sure most of your answers would be a mp3 player or flirting with that gorgeous guy/girl next to you.  But let’s stick with audio for this review.  Wearing headphones when working out is very common these days.  But the main problem is that most headphones aren’t sweatproof or waterproof.  I’v had many headphones ruined because of heavy sweat that gets into the headphones causing a short.  That’s where H2O Audio Surge Waterproof/Sweatproof Sport Headphones come in.

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The H2O Audio Surge Headphones were designed by athletes for athletes.  It solves the problem of having to replace sweat ruined headphones.  It’s designed to be 100% waterproof/sweatproof and submersible down to 12 feet underwater.  The cable length is a comfortable 3.9 feet.

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These headphones comes with 5 different sized ear plugs to ensure a perfect fitting for any type of ears.

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The audio jack is totally waterproof also.  I did find the jack a bit long and stiff but I think they designed it that way so that it will have less problems with bending and breaking from overuse.

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My pool has already been winterized and closed for the season so I’ll be using a glass of H2O for the water test.  I submerged the Surge headphones for 30 minutes while playing music through it.  I could hear the music resonating through the glass jar.  After 30 minutes, the Surge headphones still work as advertised.

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The Surge headphones were pretty comfortable to wear for an extended amount of time.

8mm dynamic drivers with a max power of 5mW drives the Surge headphones.  Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have enough bass to provide great sounding audio.  It’s probably caused by the fact that the audio drivers are sealed to be waterproof and sweatproof.

The H2O Audio Surge Waterproof/Sweatproof Sport Headphones cost $49.99 direct.

 

Product Information

Price:$49.99
Manufacturer:H2O Audio
Pros:
  • Waterproof
  • Sweatproof
Cons:
  • Not enough bass
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5 comments… add one

  • Tetsubo January 2, 2011, 4:43 am

    How well do they survive being put through the wash? My wife likes to wash her earphones…

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  • Jackie Cheng January 2, 2011, 9:07 pm

    @Tetsubo – What do you mean by “wash”? Like just rubbing it under the water? Or do you me throwing it with the laundry?

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  • Tetsubo January 3, 2011, 7:35 am

    I mean she keeps leaving the earphones in her pocket and they go through a laundry cycle.

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  • Dubi January 5, 2011, 4:08 am

    I think that most of the modern ear-bud Headphones will show same results… I have a pair of SURE and Sennhiser Headphones…
    They are working just fine although they went through few good gallons of sweat..

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  • Jackie Cheng January 5, 2011, 10:23 am

    @Tetsubo – I’m pretty sure it can survive a laundry cycle if it stays in the pocket. No guarantee though if it falls out and gets all tangled up with the laundry.

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