3 FAQs About Waterproof Speakers—Answered!
Are you that guy who spends half the party worrying about his speakers? Does the fact that your friends are splashing around your JBL Clip 3 make you panic?
Don’t worry. If you still have questions about waterproof speakers, our speaker-obsessed team at Speakers Daily can answer all your speaker-related questions. from the review of the best Bluetooth speakers under 150 to the best DAC under 500- we’re covering it all.
Here are some FAQs you need to know about Bluetooth waterproof speakers.
Question 1: Is It ‘Really’ Waterproof?
So here is what we mean when we say waterproof. It means it will survive if it gets splashed with a little water or even submerged in a bucket full of water.
However, in general, waterproof speakers are not intended to be immersed in water because this might cause permanent harm to the device.
Having said that, not all waterproof devices are created equal. How deep a waterproof speaker can go depends on its IPX rating.
Question 2: What Is An IPX Rating?
If a speaker has an IPX0 rating, it means it has no water resistance capabilities. Buy one of these if you just plan to place it on the nightstand or a classroom.
Question 3: Do I Pick An IPX 8 Rating Speaker Then?
If your Bluetooth speaker has an IPX8 rating, you can just sit back and relax while your friends push each other in the pool. Toss it in the pool, and it will survive. An IPX8 Bluetooth Speaker can be fully submerged at depths of more than 1 meter in all circumstances.
But that doesn’t mean an IPX7 won’t work either.
An affordable option in IPX7 is the Philips S3505 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Bold Sound. It is shower ready, small in size, and can again be fully submerged in water up to 1 Meter deep.
So it’s a big yes for stress-free water pool parties for you and your crazy buddies.
Another great option for a travel party we recommend is the Fiodio IPX6 Waterproof Portable Speakers.
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