What do IP ratings mean

and why should I care?


Wireless sports earbuds from Jabra are crafted to withstand the toughest training conditions. Whether you’re out running in the rain or getting sweaty at the gym, our sports headphones can take whatever you throw at them.

All of our sports headphones are built towards US military standards for dust and water protection. The Jabra Coach and the Jabra Pulse are both rated IP55 while the Jabra Pace has a rating of IP54. But what do those ratings mean, exactly? And how do they benefit you?

In short, the IP rating stands for “Ingress Protection” and measures just how well a device is protected from solid objects and liquids getting through. The first digit tells you about protection from solid particles; the second digit rates water resistance. The higher the number, the better a product is protected.

For example, Jabra Pace’s IP54 rating means the headphones are dust resistant and can withstand splashes of water from any direction. The Jabra Coach and Jabra Pulse are also dust resistant, but they can take even more punishment from water in the form of low-pressure jet sprays.

If you’re curious to learn more, please read our blog post about IP ratings and the durability of our Jabra Sports earbuds.