Difference between IPX0 IPX1 IPX2 IPX3 IPX4 IPX5 IPX6 IPX7 IPX8

This page compares IPX0 vs IPX1 vs IPX2 vs IPX3 vs IPX4 vs IPX5 vs IPX6 vs IPX7 vs IPX8 and mentions difference between IPX0, IPX1, IPX2, IPX3, IPX4, IPX5, IPX6, IPX7 and IPX8 terminologies.

IPX rating defines degree of protection against water. The two characters "I" and "P" are used to indicate "Ingress Protection". IPX rating is used to define various protection levels of earbuds against sweat and water. Following table mentions comparison between IPX0, IPX1, IPX2, IPX3, IPX4, IPX5, IPX6, IPX7 and IPX8.

IPX version Description
IPX0 No protection
IPX1 Protected against water drops. Headphones with these ratings would not be suitable for exercise.
IPX2 Protected against water drops at a 15 degree angle.
IPX3 Protected against water spray at a 60 degree angle.
IPX4 Your earbuds are sweat proof. 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 1 m /3 ft of water for up to 30 minutes.
IPX8 Protected against continuous submersion. This is common for swimming headphones.


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