If your headset has a built-in waterproof feature, the manufacturer will clearly note on the box about the device’s waterproof ability via IP parameters. Usually, there will be two digits following the IP symbol. For example, IP68, “6” is dust resistance and “8” is water resistance. Because the framework of the article only explains about water resistance, we will temporarily ignore the dust resistance index and the caption “X“.
There are eight levels of water resistance according to the IP index, the waterproofing ability of the device will gradually increase from 0 to 8. You can observe this index to know how well your headphones are waterproof:
– IPX0: The headset is not waterproof, you need to be careful when using it.
– IPX1: Low water resistance, withstand vertical dripping.
– IPX2: Withstands water dripping vertically or at an angle of 15 degrees.
– IPX3: Your headset will withstand water jets at a 60-degree angle from a vertical position without damage.
– IPX4: Good resistance to all water jets from different angles.
– IPX5: Within a radius of 6.3mm from the headset, water sprayed from any direction will not affect the durability of the headset.
– IPX6: At this index, the headset is more resistant to water pressure, can “live well” even under the nozzle from a distance of 12.5mm from different directions.
– IPX7: If the headset you are holding in your hand meets IPX7 standard, the product will still be durable even if it is submerged for half an hour in 1 meter deep water.
– IPX8: This is the highest waterproof rating that a headset can achieve. It ensures the device can be submerged for 30 minutes in water up to 1.5 meters deep.