Finally an MP3 player which works while swimming !
by Hacobo Juan on 2014-07-18
Have not written too many reviews about purchases on Amazon. Well, in this case again, I just feel compelled to do so ! I have searched for an MP3 player that I can swim with for a very long time. Tried a number of others but this is the ONLY one which works well and consistently while swimming. First tried a product from Speedo, then the so called waterproofed ipod shuffle (waterfi). All of them worked for a few days (yes days only !!), then just died. This Sony product works like a charm and my swims have never been the same - makes my time in the water something to look forward to.
Note that you will need to install the Sony Media Go software onto your laptop to easily transfer songs to the Walkman unit. This review is for the 4 GB product which stores a good many songs but not a large collection. One last tip - even thought it sounds counter intuitive, I found that keeping the wire strap OUTSIDE my swim cap helped immensely. Happy swimming !!
by Anu V Nambalikkaran on 2015-09-14
Big Mistake. It doesn't work. I was fooled by reviews & bought it. Controls don't work. Tried contacting the supplier for assistance , no use.
lost my money.
by saurav chowdhury on 2015-04-23
It often doesn't gets detected in computers, tried everything, all is hit and trial, I got three laptops, tried with different ports, rebooted all the laptops. Reset the Walkman, everytime, it takes around 30 mins for this hit n trial practice to get this thing detected. Awful product purchased. Need a replacement.
by Vimal Kirthi on 2015-04-03
Very disappointed. My laptop doesn't detect it anymore and charging it is like taking a lottery.
by jay on 2014-11-14
Amazing product. Delivered as per next day promise for an extra charge. The packaging did however come with the product open. Was not happy with that. Besides these service concerns. The product is amazing for swimmers. Highly reliable and clear audio.
Not so good! Had to return it! Audio quality not even comparable with any samsung mobile!
by Amit on 2015-01-10
I used to be a Sony fan! But not anymore....I ordered it....listened to some of the songs but I didn't liked the quality at all. My Samsung Note 1 sound quality is way better than this device. Design is very good but audio is not good enough. Bass is totally absent. I recommend to listen it in Sony showroom and then if you like then only order from Amazon.
Amazon service was very awesome. They deliver and picked up parcel right in time! Thumps up to Amazon but unfortunately thumps down for Sony!
Sound is decent not great. Bass is low
by Rajath Ramesh on 2015-06-22
Its a decent mp3 player. Not the flagship sony product. Sound is decent not great. Bass is low. Fits very well to ear. Best for running and swimming.
Ear buds of size is good. Besides its damm costly for a 4gb standalone player. Again sound quality is not great but decent. But serves the purpose of running and swimming. Battery backup is very good. Buttons seem cheap and make querky plastic sound while pressing. The older version was awesome compared to this.
by SuGeorge on 2014-11-13
1. Decent sound quality - Bass & Treble
2. Fit well and does no fall off. You need to get used to it (ensure the right buds are used so that it does not go deep into the ear)
3. Looks good & sturdy.
4. You can avoid all the "wire" hassles while doing your jogs or exercise.
There are negligible limitations like when you run you can hear the thump along with the music etc. but they can be overlooked. I like this product.
4/5 No Complaints with working
by Amazon Customer on 2016-08-24
Great quality.. I wouldn't say its the best music player I had. But it surely became my fav one!! Also, its water resistance feature adds 1 more star to the ratings. I drawback can be said as its charger is specific to the model only. I will deduct a star jus for charger.
regarding music.. it would have been better with more bass.. clarity is awesome though
reg seller... no complaints!!
After all it is SONY. Sound quality is too good.
by Ashish Deshpande on 2015-06-26
I am using this device for my workout in gym. This device is awesome.
No wires - gives you so much freedom to workout. Device quality is good, does not fall while intense workout and running.
Sound quality - too good. Don't worry about other reviews who said bass is not good. The sound quality is just too good. Bass is good.
After all it is SONY :)
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