Water-Resistant VS Waterproof, Explained

Water-Resistant VS Waterproof, Explained - Tranya
If you are looking for a new pair of earbuds, you must keep a reason to buy one. At first be specific with purpose that either you are buying it for casual use, or you need it during your hardcore gym workouts, running or during swimming. You must be wondering how well these waterproof/resistant earbuds can handle water, you would have come across many earbuds that claim to be protected against sweat, water and everything in between. We know that good music is enough to boost you to run extra laps during your workouts but while you are working out you must be worried about sweat that can harm your new earbuds, for the sake of this issue this incredible technology is introduced in earbuds to save you from these kinds of situations. We strongly believe that you must enjoy nature without getting interrupted or annoyed.

On the other hand, when the weather hits up, and the summers get started, it’s time to go outside! That means your earbuds will be going outside as well, exposing them to a variety of potential hazards, including water. Whether it is the ocean, rain or that cold drink you are having, keeping your earbuds from exposure to water moisture is a must. With water resistant / waterproof earbuds you can enjoy a sunny day at the beach or at a poolside enjoying and listening to e-readers or your favorite music collection without getting worried about the moist and or the water.

As these words seem a bit technical, some people often get confused about the difference between waterproof and water/sweat resistant technology. Know exactly what kind of waterproof technology you are buying when shopping for wireless earbuds, after all you are spending your hard-earned bucks. Below are the different IPX ratings that you need to read and understand before getting your hands on any earbuds with waterproof or sweat resistance technology:


  • IPX0- No protection against water drops and or any kind of water exposure.
  • IPX1-Protected against water drops, these types of earbuds are not suitable to be used during workouts.
  • IPX2- Protected against water drops at an angle of 15 degree.
  • IPX3- Protected against water spray at a 60-degree angle.
  • IPX4- These types of earbuds are sweatproof, however, they are not waterproof.
  • IPX5- Protected from water splashing at any angle.
  • IPX6- Protected from water jets at any angle.
  • IPX7- Protected when immersed in 1m / 3ft of water for up to 30 minutes.
  • IPX8- Protected against continuous submersion. These types of earbuds are best to be used during long swimming sessions.

The most important thing to keep in mind about the above IPX ratings is that these do not apply to fabrics, like those used in jackets, camping tents, or hiking packs. It does, however, apply to things like earbuds, smartwatches, phones, and various other high-tech gear. If you are planning to get something like earbuds and it doesn’t have a rating mentioned on it, you can safely assume that it’s rated at IPX-0 and there is  absolutely no water protection present at all.

The terms waterproof and water resistant are mistaken by most of the consumers whereas there is a big difference in between both. If something is waterproof, a dunk in the washroom is not going to harm the earbuds as the waterproof earbuds are usually rated to IPX7 standards and will resist water ingress up to the pressure of being stationary under 1 meter/3.3 feet of water for about 30 minutes. These types of earbuds are most important and useful for those looking for swim-safe earbuds. But keeping the fact in mind that when moving through the water or impacting it, say when you jump into a pool, the pressure can be a lot higher than simply being immersed in it. It might survive, but it also might break a seal, and at that point it’s probably game over for your expensive earphones.
While on the other side, sweatproof earbuds simply refers to IP second digit 4 up to 6, ranging from splashing water to water jets.


Tranya has introduced many earbuds that have waterproof as well as sweat resistance technology. Some are good for routine use like doing daily chores, responding to important phone calls or for your work. Our newly introduced Tranya T10 earbuds are loaded with the most optimistic features and revolutionary designed and equipped with CVC 8.0 noise reduction, 12mm driver to provide the best performance and high definition sound with amazing battery life of total up to 32 hours of playtime to meet your daily needs. T10 definitely gives you a great fit and comfort with great sound quality and the best part is that a short ten minutes of charge will give you an hour of fun so no need to worry about getting disturbed in between your workouts. With these earbuds, you can watch your favourite movies or any season that is trending while being completely relaxed sitting or laying on your couch, having caramel popcorns. T10 has the advanced waterproof technology with IPX7 rating that means a sudden rain won’t affect your earbuds. These are the perfect piece of fitness equipment and for your most vigorous workouts like HIIT classes, bike rides or the marathon you are training for, you really need a pair of earbuds that does not get affected with your sweat or becomes super slippery because of your sweat.


With the evolution of technology, we have come across great features that are very helpful and important in keeping our gadgets and other equipment safe and sound. Saving your earbuds from water, moisture, dust or sweat is no doubt an incredible thing. Tranya is serving premium earbuds with different water and sweat resistance technology and one of the finest earbuds in terms of sweat resistant and waterproof we have up till now is our T10 earbuds coming soon- Stay tuned and be the first one to have it in your ears.

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