Some people do their best thinking in the shower. And other people do their best grooving and crooning while getting cleaned up. I remember back in the day when your only option was to get one of those analog shower radios. These days there are way more options, mainly because of technology. Here we list what we think are the 6 best ways to listen to music in the shower.
Shower Head Speakers
What better way to integrate music into your shower experience than by having speakers that are installed directly in the shower head itself? There are a range of different product lines, such as the Kohler Moxie Showerhead that actually come with preinstalled speakers in the head. Shower head speakers have Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to easily sync your phone or tablet with the speakers. These speakers are also detachable so they can be taken out and used in other rooms if you want. Depending on the model, shower head speakers can be purpose built and a bit pricey.
Bluetooth Shower Speakers
Waterproof Bluetooth shower speakers are another cost-effective way to bring your favorite music to the shower or bath tub with you. There are a wide range of wireless speaker systems on the market that can be placed in your shower or near your bath tub. Shower speakers have Bluetooth connectivity, meaning that you can easily and quickly sync the speakers to your tablet, computer, or phone and play your favorite music. Many come with suction cups so you can stick them on your shower wall. Some even have built-in microphones so you can use the speaker for conversations as well (probably works better with a bath than a noisy shower!). They come with a variety of levels of water resistance.
This is not a particularly new concept, as there have been waterproof and shower appropriate radios on the market for awhile. Be that as it may, this is still an effective way of being able to listen to music in the shower. There are newer radio options out there that allow you to connect to your favorite satellite radio stations. These don’t have as much utility as the other options that we review here as not many people listen to local radio.
Though often designed with swimmers in mind, there are actually quite a few different options when it comes to waterproof headphones. These are well suited for use in any water-based environment, whether it is a pool or the bath tub. Most of these waterproof headphones are Bluetooth connected and wireless, allowing you to easily connect the headphones to your phone or tablet, making it simple to bring your music with you everywhere you go. The versatility of these headphones makes them a great option, as they are perfectly well suited to being used as all purpose everyday headphones. Another advantage of headphones is that no one else will hear it, so you can keep all those embarrassing songs to yourself!
Waterproof Case for Cell Phones
You can buy hard or soft waterproof cases for cell phones. This will allow you to bring your cell phone into the bathroom and just play music from there. I’m not sure how well the sounds will carry through the case though, particularly hard cases.
You can always try the old phone and speaker in a ziplock bag as a means of having music in the shower. This is a bit of a risky option as it is not entirely waterproof and there is no guarantee that your phone or speakers will not get wet. But you can place it next to the shower on the floor and it should be fine. This is probably the easiest, lowest cost option here.
As you can see there are a range of options for listening to music in the shower. Some are simple creative ways just using your existing gadgets and household products. It doesn’t always have to be hi-tech. But showers can be noisy, so having a speaker system that can properly carry sound can make big difference. And another thing – it’s not just about listening to music. You can listen to podcasts, audiobooks and even have phone conversations (if the speaker has a mic) over these devices too!