Overboard Waterproof Headphonesby OverBoard

  • Overboard Waterproof Headphones
  • Overboard Waterproof Headphones
  • Overboard Waterproof Headphones
  • Overboard Waterproof Headphones
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
85%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • OverBoard's headphone is advertised as both waterproof and sweat proof.
  • The product is guaranteed to work at water depths of up to 19 feet.
  • The headphones ship with three sizes of comfortable silicone earbuds that do not penetrate the ear canal.

CONS

  • Although audio quality does not degrade when the headphones are submerged, the quality isn't much better than you'd get with the standard earbuds that ship with your smartphone.
  • The earbuds might fall out if you try to use this headphone for swimming laps or diving.
  • The cable that comes with the unbundled product is only 4 feet long.
On the market for nearly a decade, OverBoard's product is still picked consistently by reviewers for Top 10 lists of waterproof headphones. OverBoard touts its Waterproof Headphones as able to withstand aquatic athletics ranging from extreme kayaking to swimming in shark tanks. Critics tend to be more impressed with the product's ability to submerge and its comfort on the ears than with its ruggedness. A Pro Sports bundle of the headphone adds a detachable neckband and reactive coiled cable with an optional 3.3-foot extension. OverBoard also manufactures waterproof cases for smartphones and MP3 players.
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Techwalla Score
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List Price$44$60$70$160$40
90%

Pretty good waterproof headphones for the money. I use them riding a PWC at speeds up to 80 mph and they sound good at all speeds. My only c…

Pretty good waterproof headphones for the money. I use them riding a PWC at speeds up to 80 mph and they sound good at all speeds. My only complaint is they don't stay in your ear as well as others

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80%

We sat these 100 per cent waterproof earphones in a cup of water and wore them in the bath with no bother at all - they truly sound as good …

We sat these 100 per cent waterproof earphones in a cup of water and wore them in the bath with no bother at all - they truly sound as good underwater as they do on dry land. In fact they even sound a bit better underwater, because there's bugger all ambient noise about and you get this kind of enclosed acoustic privacy that's hard to match with even the best noise cancelling designs.We didn't take them into the sea but OverBoard says they will work to depths of six metres...

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Sound quality is alright, about a nudge better than the run-of-the-mill earphones you find at the grocery store check-out line. Overboard is…

Sound quality is alright, about a nudge better than the run-of-the-mill earphones you find at the grocery store check-out line. Overboard is advertised as having a Neodymium Bass response driver, but I couldn't tell any added bass. Then again, waterproofing not sound quality is the key selling point with the Overboard headphones. On the plus side, sound quality doesn't diminish when your listening underwater (or at least in the tub that is).

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These...bad boys from Overboard though will let you listen to your tunes while you're out on the water without causing you any undue aural p…

These...bad boys from Overboard though will let you listen to your tunes while you're out on the water without causing you any undue aural pain (unless you're listening to Katy Perry that is). You get a neck band so they won't get drowned when you fall–in and a coiled cable that won't cause any annoying tangles when you're doing your thing.

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We’re impressed with their sound quality, especially that [it] didn’t diminish when taken underwater. Overall, instruments and vocals stayed…

We’re impressed with their sound quality, especially that [it] didn’t diminish when taken underwater. Overall, instruments and vocals stayed clear and precise even when played at high volumes. But we did notice that the buds don’t stay in place during vigorous activities like diving.

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If you like to lounge on your back in the water and while away the hours,then OverBoard provides a comfort-oriented build that isn't as toug…

If you like to lounge on your back in the water and while away the hours,then OverBoard provides a comfort-oriented build that isn't as tough or stiff as its peers, giving you slightly improved aural exerience along with a fit that is more traditional and less invasive. Instruments and vocals sound nice at low and high volumes, and the tips don't breach your ear canal like Germany invading, well...everybody.

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