‘If music be the food of love, play on’
The bard & master wordsmith never overstated. Music is our ever-companion. Any mood, any occasion, any day music fits right in. Now with the hurried lifestyle, everyone has, we try & squeeze in music even when we are travelling en route to work or back, at the gym or while on a long trip. For these needs, music needs to be on the go. Headphones, especially weatherproof headphones are a godsend in such cases.
You, nowadays, can choose from a range of sweat-proof, splash-proof, waterproof, dustproof & weatherproof headphones. With the plethora of headphones available offering all the services, we are demystifying the concept in its entirety for you.
If you are interested to know which Bluetooth headphones are best for your needs, you might like to pay attention to its IPX ratings. For many, it would be common to see this rating on the latest cellphones models, Bluetooth earphones, wireless headsets, smartwatches and many more.
What is IP Rating?
It is short for Ingress Protection mark. The IP rating is a 2-digit grading system to define the resistance of the item/product against various intrusion (in this case dirt, water, moisture etc) and other environmental pressures. Which helps you define your item’s resistance durability.
The first numeric after IP indicates the level of protection against solid particles such as dust. The second numeric after the IP indicates the level of protection against liquid elements such as water.
In some products, you might have seen IP ratings as IPX7, IPX5X, IPX6 or so. The X simply indicates that the numeric rating is only provided for one of the two ingress types (foreign bodies or liquid). For example, products with IPX4 means it will resist water splashes from any direction, whereas IP6X means it’s completely dustproof, but not certified for moisture (liquid) resistance.
What does a different level of IP Ratings indicate?
Higher the IP rating, Higher the resistance. The below list will clarify the IP rating and what does it indicate.
IP Ratings for dust protection (IP0X, IP4X, IP5X, etc)
IP Ratings for liquid or moisture protection (IPX0, IPX6, IPX9K, etc)
In other words, there are water-resistant, waterproof and dust-proof headphones. Many of our buyers get confused with IP ratings. Therefore, you might have to have a closer look at the product details, specifically the IP rating if that’s your one concern.
This IP rating is given by the International Electrotechnical Commission and is applicable worldwide. IP ratings will help you understand how much durability to expect from your Headphones or other devices.
IPX0 too IPX3 rating devices are not for workouts or water splashes, But IPX4 is best for working out or sports activity or in rains. IPX5 and 6 are good for environmental conditions unless you’ll be jumping in a pool with it, IPX7 is highly recommended for such activities.
We hope this article might have helped you before you go shopping for your Bluetooth or wireless headphones. Also below are the finest pairs which we have tested, have a look.