This year, Apple introduced AirPods 2 and Powerbeats Pro, the latter with its IPX4 waterproof and race resistance, but some users have questioned this

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The IPX4 standard means that Powerbeats Pro speakers can withstand water spray for at least 10 minutes, which is suitable for athletes in general, even if they are sweating

MacRumors tests included exposing the speakers to a stream of spray in the tub, dropping the speakers in the toilet, and immersing them in a vase with water for different periods (minutes, 5 minutes, 20 minutes)

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What was the result of the tests

According to the MacRumors website, the sound from the Powerbeats Pro speakers was muted immediately after each test but once the water was released the sound returned naturally

Powerbeats Pro speakers were not affected by all the tests. The sound did not change, the buttons worked efficiently, the charging was also normal

In any case, it is not recommended to expose the Powerbeats Pro speakers to water, swimming or using them in the rain unless you have to, and it is not recommended to repeat the tests described in the article at home if you get the speakers