As we all know, headphones are used by thousands of young people to listen to music or play games. When you are a swimmer or want to bath with headphones or earbuds, you have to know if your headphones are waterproof. And this post is the answer of “Are Skullcandy wireless earbuds waterproof? Which is asked by a user.
Skullcandy has been released a lot of model of headphone and earphone with different facilities. If you are a swimmer or want to use earbud at time of bath, you will find waterproof best headphone or earbuds. Are wireless earbuds waterproof? I would like to share some information about different level of waterproof headphones from their products.
Understanding IP ratings (Code breakdown)
The water and dust protection certificate contain a code. This code contain –
|Code letters||First characteristic numeral: Solid particle protection||Second digit: Liquid ingress protection|
|IP (Ingress Protection)||Single numeral: 0–6 or letter X||Single numeral: 0–8 or letter X|
Various Skullcandy wireless earbuds and their Resistance
There are so many wireless Skullcandy Earbuds model are in the market. Some of wireless Earbuds are chosen randomly and checked their water and dust protection grade (IPX grade) and ability. The final result are given below –
|SkullCandy Wireless Earbuds Model||Water and Dust Protection|
|Push Active true wireless earbud||IP55 water and sweat resistance|
|Indy ANC- Noise canceling True wireless||IP55 water and dust-resistant|
|Grind True wireless Earbud||IP55 water and sweat resistance|
|Indy Evo||IP55 sweat, water and dust resistant|
|Skullcandy X Budweiser (Dime)||IPX4 sweat and water resistant|
|Sesh Evo||IP55 sweat, water and dust resistant|
|Dim 2||IPX4 sweat and water resistant|
|Grind Fuel True wireless Earbuds||IP55 water and sweat resistance|
Skullcandy earbuds each have a different IP rating, which you can see in the table above. This rating shows how well electronic devices are protected from water and dust. It is based on the International Electrotechnical Commission’s rating system.
Details About these IP rating
The first number after IP, is 5 which means it is Dust Protected. Prevents ingress of dust sufficient to cause harm. It can tolerate dust type very light weight particle. But does not tolerate heavy pressure like object more than 1mm thick such as- figure, book, etc.
The second number after IP is also 5. From the second number explanation, it is mean that, Protected against water jets from any angle.
Overall, an IP55-rated device is protected against dust intrusion that might be damaging to the product’s regular functioning, but it is not completely dust tight. It is safe from solid objects and water jets that come from any direction thanks to a nozzle (6.3mm).
The first later after IP is “X” which refers Degree of protection against solid states is not performed. The how much pressure can tolerate this type of earbuds (SkullCandy Dime & Dime 2) is not clear. Due to lack of sponcership, we enable to check it in our lab.
The second number after IP is 4 which refers Protected against water splashing from any angle.
So, this is a overall low grade protection. It can be also called partial water protection.
Are Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds Waterproof? What is the final result?
Yes, among the randomly chosen 8 wireless earbuds, all are waterproof. But they are waterproof at various level. Some are highly waterproof which can be used with shower, but when you came to low budget its become less waterproof.
These Earbuds are fully sweat resist, so you can use these when you are playing any game indoor or outdoor. IP55 is also dust protected.
Can You Take a Shower with Skullcandy Earbuds?
Unfortunately, all of Skullcandy’s earbuds with an IPX4-IPX5 rating are unable to survive the exposure to water that occurs while showering or bathing. Push Ultra True Wireless, which is waterproof, can only work if it is submerged for at least 30 minutes or more in its working range.
Moreover, prolonged contact with soaps, shampoos, and other bathing products through any of the openings in your earphones might result in irreparable damage. Make certain that you’re constantly utilizing your earphones in the appropriate setting.
What Happens if my Skullcandy Earbuds Get Wet?
Despite the fact that the majority of Skullcandy’s earbuds are water-resistant, this does not imply that they are waterproof. In other words, if your earphones with an IPX4-IPX5 rating come into contact with more water than they are designed to handle, they could get hurt in a very bad way.
You would want to immediately dry up your earphones with a microfiber towel if they have been exposed to a significant volume of water, which in the case of IPX4-IPX5 ratings is water projected by a nozzle (6.3mm). As a last step, you should look at the microphone and speaker meshes to make sure there hasn’t been any water in them. Then, you should gently wipe them with a piece of cotton to remove any remaining moisture.
The longer your earphones are exposed to water, the greater the danger that they may be destroyed, so act quickly if they become wet. Do not put the item back in the case until the water has totally dried off of it. As an alternative, place them outside to dry and make sure they are not linked to your Bluetooth device.
Can I swim with my Skullcandy earbuds?
No, you should swim with your SkullCandy Earbud. Because IP55 or IPX4 protection can not protect enough to swim.
Do Bluetooth headphones work underwater?
No, Bluetooth devices lost connection under water.
How do you make earbuds waterproof?
You can follow these to make your earbuds waterproof –
1. use polythene protection
2. Standing under unreal.