MP3 players and sweat (do they mix)


Established Member
hiya folks, i couldn't really think of anywhere else to post this as it isn't really a problem.

My dad goes to the gym a lot, and he also sweats a lot, i mean bubucket loads.

He's just bought himself a cheap 256k usb mp3 player, (not great, i know, but he seems happy) however, after a while his headphones (neckband ones) become soaked and the player cuts out (the actual player, not just the headphones).

Does anyone know if this would be caused by the sweat or just a fault on the player???

i'd take it back, but he doesn't want to unless i can say whether it's faulty or not.... cheers guys.


Distinguished Member
If you sweat a lot and you're wearing headphones, the sweat will run down the wire and potentially into the player. I suspect this does not bode well for an electrical appliance.


Established Member
I'd say it was the sweat. I am on about my 8th mp3 player now. They have been baked, soaked, tsunami'd, and superceded. I do take one into a sauna every day almost. I found that even if wrapped, the water gets in and damages it eventually. I find an aquapac solves the problem most admirably!

Member 55145

Distinguished Member
or for a really fancy option get a bluetooth headset :D


Established Member
I find THESE to be very good. I didn't mention above that I also use them in a steam room as well as sauna almost every day. I've had a pair for a year now, and they are fine. They regularly get so wet that there's water dripping off them. They take it fine.

The latest video from AVForums

Tribit StormBox Blast Bluetooth Speaker: Review Coming Soon
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom