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Silicone Skin plus Swimcap

$25.00

Consistent, quality sound for swimming.

The headphones and silicone skin combination, is a tested design that delivers noise isolated music, of quality, above and below the water.

Click here to watch how to use the silicone skin with the headphones.

Click here to see the VRX headphones.

What is the current technology for waterproof mp3 players?

Waterproof mp3 players are now commonplace. Manufacturers have mainly taken an mp3 player, made it fully waterproof and said “Hey, you can swim with this now!” It’s not quite that simple.

Here are the current issues with other waterproof mp3 players:

  • In ear: Massively dependent on the fit. If not perfect, water enters your ear and the sound is muffled. Results in a constant fiddling with the ear pieces.
  • Bone conduction: Poor music quality when the swimmer’s head is out of the water. Often low volume.
  • Generally “average” music quality. Waterproof mp3 players and waterproof headphones need waterproof speakers. These have to be resilient to water damage and the music quality is significantly compromised.
  • Product reliability and resilience: Waterproof mp3 players are usually waterproofed based on an IPX7 [1m depth for 30 mins] or IPX8 [usually stipulated, but often 2m depth for 1 hour] rating. The problem is that this does not take into account strong movements through water whilst swimming. The result is that after a relatively short time, you have a faulty unit and have to buy another. This doubles your cost and you still have a product with a short life span.

So why is the FX-Sport system better?

  • We have found that by far, the best system for audio whilst swimming, is to use an external speaker rather than in ear. Using the headphones and earplugs [see below], great quality sound is delivered consistently, regardless of whether the user’s head is under or over the water.
  • The FX-Sport headphones are sweatproof and rainproof, but not designed to be fully submerged [without their accessory]. This means air can get to the speaker and we have great BASS.
  • The flexible silicone case gives excellent water protection, to a device which is already water resistant. This makes for a much better “financial investment”.
  • The remaining air in the case is used by the speaker, so we experience the bass.
  • Soft sponge earplugs are provided, to wear underneath, which help block water, but allow sound through. That material can also slightly enhance the bass.
  • The end of each arm of the case is slightly thinner [but still resilient] to allow sound through optimally.
  • The silicone swim cap [provided], keeps everything completely secure. It is custom made and a little larger to accommodate the silicone case. Recently we have found that stretch nylon/spandex caps work possibly even better. Those will also be available.
  • You will have access to completely unique functionality for swimming. Coaching comments, instruction and time notifications can all be input and personalised.

The system works fantastically well. If you are looking for an mp3 player for swimming, we believe this is the best – and we have tried everything out there! Especially with the VR1/VRX model, these headphones will take your swimming enjoyment and training, to a whole new level.