questionsdo you use a waterproof mp3 player during…

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While you can only set one playlist (as far as I know), I really like using my JLAB Go Waterproof MP3 Player/Headphones that I picked up during an Amazon Gold Deal:

http://www.amazon.com/GO4GB-BG-Waterproof-Sweatproof-Sports-Headphones/dp/B00689BUOM/

I haven't used them for swimming yet, but they seem to stay in place really well while I jam out in the shower. =)

Also, I've always had a good experience when dealing with JLAB. (anyone else experienced differently?)

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Personally, I much prefer nature sounds. Plus, I need my ears free to hear the warning music if a shark approaches...da doom da doom da doom.

Oh, you mean in swimming pools. Nope, hate the chlorine and the crowds (and the idea that I am sharing weeks-old bathwater) in the public pools and don;t have one of my own. The only time I swim is when I am on vacation, mostly swimming in the ocean.

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Curious to hear replies on this too. Good question!

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how do you get the headphones to stay in when your swimming ?

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I use products from H2O Audio (http://www.h2oaudio.com/) and I love it. It makes the laps go by faster and helps me keep my pace up. I have one for my Shuffle (previous generation) and one for my iPhone 4s. I haven't swum with the phone yet, but I love using the shuffle. I like the seal on the new case for the iPhone better. I highly recommend and frequently there are groupons/coupons or Active.com "Schwaggle" deals for good discounts on them.

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To answer @djbowman I find I have to tuck the headphone cords in my suit straps (I'm a woman) to keep my watch from pulling them out and also I keep them under my swim cap. Usually the waterproof earbuds are the type with multiple size endcaps that you can customize to fit in your ear better so they will stay in. That is what I find to work best. There are also some models that are the more rigid style where you mount the mp3 player directly on the earbuds on the back - they probably work well but I have no experience.

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While never used for an mp3 player, I use an Aquapac brand case for my insulin pump when swimming, it has never leaked, and I have full access to all the buttons:
http://usstore.aquapac.net/explore-product-range/medical-equipment-cases/insulin-pump-case-uss158a.html
They have ones for mp3 players and things as well:
http://usstore.aquapac.net/explore-product-range/waterproof-ipod-mp3-cases.html

The pump one comes with a "belt" that can attach it to your waist or leg, but i find putting it in my swim trunks's pocket it more efficient

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Thanks for starting this thread, I really want to get back in the pool but I know that I can't do it without music now.

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@djbowman: I was more curious as to where @cruelnv fastens their player in the shower. :)

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No, I don't use a waterproof MP3 player during swimming; maybe that's why I have to buy a new one after every day of swimming?

(i must be in a snarky mood today)

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While swimming I use an H2audio waterproof case. I originally used one for a older gen iPod before I got the iPod nano. Much lighter and effects my shoulder much less.

I have an older style of headphones from them that wrap around the back of the head. It took me a bit to get used to the head phones to hear the music properly, but once I get them placed properly it works great.

I currently use: http://www.h2oaudio.com/store/waterproof-armbands/amphibx-fit-waterproof-armband-for-nano-shuffle.html

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@moondrake: You're trading weeks-old bath water in the swimming pool for aeons-old water in the ocean! It has fish poop and penguin poop and floaty bits and bloody stumps and whatever is in Davy Jones' Locker all mixed up in it.

Clearly your ocean choice is the sane one. :-)

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@rlapid2112: Snark is legal on Thursdays...or so I've heard.

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@lumpthar: LOL. Don't think that hasn't occurred to me. I am totally that OCD. You should see me squirreling out of the way every time a little bit of seaweed or something floats near me. But the ocean is HUGE, so the nastiness density is still much, much lower than that little bucket of chemicals and water with wall-to-wall people in it all summer. And unlike the artificial swimming pool, the ocean is designed to break down all that stuff into its component parts and use it to feed the creatures that live there. The swimming pool has a filter for big stuff, but the little stuff remains till it's drained. Ironically, I do get in the public pool once a year. They have a doggie swim day just before they drain the pools, so when they are at their absolute nastiest I get in there with my dog. It's the only place he gets to swim, they won't let him come on the cruise. So I steel my will and just get in there with him-- no face dunking though. And then immediately shower. :)

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@jsimsace: Haha, I hadn't really thought about that aspect of a waterproof mp3 player. Luckily, the JLAB player is part of the headset, so there aren't any cords to sort out or fasten. =)

...but now I'm trying to figure out what I would do if I did have to fasten something - an arm band seems both uncomfortable and hygiene inhibiting...