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Swimming headset:Agptek waterproof in-ear headset review

Oct 10,2023 | David

The AGPTEK Waterproof Headphones are some of the most affordable, yet complete earbuds for swimming. These earbuds deliver crisp audio with everything else tailored specifically to meet the needs of avid swimmers..There are many related review articles on the Internet, but all of them are from the third-party perspective.This article collects some real user reviews of agptek waterproof headset for analysis.

Basic information of Agptek waterproof in-ear headset:
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Item Weight:0.64 ounces

Fit Type:In-Ear

Connectivity Technology:Wired



Item model number:SE11B


Item Weight:0.64 Ounces

Units:1 Count

Number Of Items:1

Cable Length:35 Centimeters


Agptek waterproof in-ear headset review from users:

Product name:SE11 IPX8 Price: $14.99

Rating: 4.1 Where to buy: Amazon or official website.


User review 1:

User:mbrdlik Nation:United States

“I almost returned these - in fact I had printed out a return label because no matter which size of the silicone ear buds I used - they kept getting pulled out of my ears when I was swimming laps. I was fiddling with them every lap and was so frustrated. I tried stretching the coils to make them longer but it didn't help. I purchased some different swimming ear buds but the cord was almost 48" long and not usable for swimming. I finally attached the two clips and positioned them so they were in the middle of the coils and clipped them to my goggle strap - then these worked incredibly well. I was thinking that the coils were pulling the ear buds out of my ears but now I think that maybe the coils had enough drag in the water that there was a continuous tug on the earbuds. I love them now and returned the 48" long useless pair. BTW - I didn't see any instructions or even a picture showing the clips being used with these ear buds. Just now I see another brand of short swimming ear buds that do not have a coil and their photo shows the clips being used.”

User review 2:

User:Big TS Nation:United States

“I swimming every day and use a waterproof iPod clipped to my swim goggles. The ear buds that came with the player eventually broke and I needed a replacement. These fit the bill.

Pros: multiple size choices to fit different people. Music is clear and the snug fit also keeps water out of you ears

Cons: the coiled wire seems thin. It has not broken yet after over 50 swims, but I will continue to monitor.”

User review 3:

User:H2OFall Nation:United States

“The sound quality of these earphones is good and they are inexpensive. BUT the earbud part is longer and the cord comes out at an obtuse angle compared to h2oaudio and Swimbuds in which the cord comes out at a right angle. (See photos for comparison. The AGPTEK ones have the black silicone earbud.) When I put them in my ears and then wear a swim cap over them, they stick out more, the cap pushes on the back, and they lose their seal and rock out of my ears. I use a dab of vaseline on the silicone and this usually forms a nice tight seal. But it doesn't help with the AGPTEK ones. This might not be a problem for a larger person. I am a 5'1" petite female and have small ears.”

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User review 4:

User:Windows phone 7 user Nation:United States

“I know the coiled cable is probably a hit or miss for some, but I like it a lot. No wires that can get tangled while I swim. I had used longer headphone wires for my waterproof player, but there was a few times where I accidentally ripped it off my ears and they broke after 3 or 4 times it happened. This doesn't have that problem for me. Quality is about stereo audio quality when I swim. It's not great, but its good enough for an hour of swimming, maybe two.”

User review 5:

User:jeff Nation:United States

“I don't normally review products on amazon but I felt I had to let folks know about this one. Have been trying to listen to audio books on my syryn to overcome the mind dulling activity of swimming distances in the pool. The original headphones that came with the syryn was a bit too quiet and never seemed to fully seal the water out. Felt I was spending more time adjusting my headphones vs actually swimming. Didn't want to spend another grip of cash on phones that had the same problems then I came across these on amazon. Felt that for the price I'd give them a go. Compared them to my old underwater phones once they arrived and they looked identical. As for sound, the cheaper ones are louder and I don't have water seepage into my ears like the more expensive ones. So as of now I am very happy with the purchase as it solved my problem of audio being too quiet and water messing up the sound as well. The durability of these phones are yet to be seen but at the price I'm not terribly concerned, we all know that chlorinated water tends to chew up anything it come in contact with for long periods of time.”

User review 6:

User:Bill ISTT Nation:United States

“I swim every day so it is important I find products that work. I have purchased a lot of different products claiming to be waterproof only to have them get muffled and then fail in the water. I tried out the earphones today and was happy to hear them working properly. My only complaint is that the rubber could be a bit softer or better configured for more comfort. Not unbearable but not real comfortable either. But still, I would definitely recommend these earphones.

Just bought two more sets of these earphones. They work. That is the best part about them. Since I swim every day the fact that you can rely on the quality of these earphones is great. As mentioned before, I just wish they would come out with an earphone that is a little softer and doesn't need to go as deeply into your ear. But unlike any other swimming earphone I have tried these do not fail after a short period of time.”

User review 7:

User:Drischord Nation:United States

“I've only had these for a few weeks, but so far I'm quite happy. I bought these to replace $70 Swimbuds, a popular but expensive brand of waterproof headphones.

So far these produce better sound and (with the large tips) provide a better seal than the Swimbuds. I used to have to constantly re-seal my earbuds while swimming. While these aren't perfect, the re-sealing has been cut way down -- maybe only 1/5th of what I used to have to do.

Like others, I don't love that the cord is as short as it is, but you can make it work if you position your goggle strap in the right way.

The real test will be durability. My Swimbuds' cord got brittle and eventually it broke in half after about 2 years of use. But because these were less than 1/4th the price of the Swimbuds, I'd only need them to last 6 months to provide a better value in terms of longevity per dollar spent. So we shall see, but so far so good...”

User review 8:

User:Dani Nation:United States

“I'm very hard of hearing and I have tried to look for earbuds that are louder than most but never found any. I bought these because I was looking for swimming headphones and I was very pleasantly surprised to find that they are by far the loudest earbuds I've ever had! The sound quality is very good, they're very comfortable, they're quite durable, and the price is very reasonable!

I bought another pair as soon as I could afford it. I will be trying to buy a third and fourth pair as soon as I can afford them just in case these go out of stock or they stop making them. Because these are so perfect for me that I know if these go out of stock or they stop making them it's going to be a long time before I can find a pair of headphones that have such good sound quality, high volume, durability, and waterproof for this cheap! In fact, I probably won't find such an item!! Thank you, seller, for selling me an exceptional item at an exceptional price!”

User review 9:

User:South Austin Girl Nation:United States

“Bought these to replace the headphones that came with my underwater MP3 player. Replacement headphones were 2/3 as much as the price of the original player, so I started searching around for replacements and I found these. The price was right, so I gave them a try and have not been disappointed.

I've had them for several swims now, and the sound quality is better than my original headphones, and the earbuds stay in my ears much better. I honestly forget I have headphones on and just concentrate on the swimming, which is the goal.

Yes, the cords are short, but they are designed to clip on goggles at the back of the head. If you wear them that way, they are sufficiently long yet don't drag in the water. (I'm a medium sized female and my husband is a large male and we are both happy with the fit.) Not sure how people who complain about the cord length are wearing them, but without the extension they AREN'T long enough to clip on the hip or waist.”

User review 10:

User:Smashley Nation:United States

“I don't think I have small ears and I absolutely cannot wear these earbuds. They are way too large. Cannot fit 'into' my ear, so they always end up trailing behind when I'm swimming. I've tried all the different sizes of rubber covers, and none work. I even tried trimming down some, but it's the actual plastic part of the earbud that won't fit.

Today I tried tucking them under my swim cap to keep them in place, and my ears are so sore they're tender to the touch. What the heck!”


The above is the real user review of Agptek waterproof headset, which shows that it is a good product. However, it still has some problems, it does not support wireless and or the Bluetooth feature, which to be the only drawback of this device.If you expect to find swimming headphones that are more easy to use, comfortable, stable and practical in the market, Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphone is worth your consideration.

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It is a swimming headphone worthy of your consideration. Although its name is Hi Runner,it has an IPX8 waterproof rating higher than the industry standard, which allows it to work normally during swimming and diving.This also shows that it has many use cases and high practicability. It can be used not only for swimming, but also for activities of daily life, such as running, hiking, and stretching for swimmers before and after swimming.

Just mentioned the stretching exercise before and after swimming, after all, it is a headphone that needs to be charged, and you may worry about whether its battery life is strong enough.Its battery life is very strong, it can be used continuously for 10 hours, and it supports magnetic fast charging,which takes only 2 hours to fully charge.As a result, it is able to accompany the swimmer throughout the swim.

Hi Runner uses a 5.0 Bluetooth chip for smoother connectivity.However,when you use Bluetooth mode while swimming, because there is still a certain distance between the connected device and the headphone,so the connection may be poor and the sound will be intermittent.Don't worry,Hi Runner equipped with 32G built-in storage, which can store 5000 songs, and supports two working modes of Bluetooth and MP3. In the scene of underwater sports or without a mobile phone, you can completely use it as a Bluetooth MP3 player.

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When it comes to fit and comfort, theWissonly Hi Runner features an adjustable aerospace-grade titanium frame that can accommodate different head sizes and also works well with swimming glasses and swimming caps, ensuring a stable fit. The headphone surface is made of high-tech, low-sensitivity silicone material, free from any chemical components, to avoid allergic reactions. The overall feel of the headphones is as smooth as a baby's skin, preventing discomfort during extended wear. Moreover, weighing less than 30g, they are lightweight and won't feel burdensome. In addition, the design of the Hi Runner bone conduction earphone is open-ear, which means that swimmers can wear earplugs to protect their ears while swimming with headphones. This intimate design makes swimmers' ears cleaner,less susceptible and better sound quality to infection while swimming.