Black 4GB Walkman Sports MP3 Player
NWZ-W273 - Left speaker not fully working
Nice products.... But NOT for swimming .. The left speaker always turn off... i have mine replace 3x... but still having problems... Just this morning tried again... playing the song.. suddenly left speaker turn off... I need to reformat per techonli... now is working... but will try again going swimming tomorow.... BEWARE when you buy NWZ-W273 for swimming..
February 21, 2014
Great for swimming
As the reviews say, it does take awhile to adjust the earpiece to get that solid snug fit. My left ear is the standard ear bud that comes with the product, but my right ear is smaller so I had to switch the right side to one of the smaller attachments they give you. It took almost a half hour to figure out the right fitment...including using some cleaning agent to clean your ears and ear wax because the oil does make the headphones slip out.
All that being said, finally when I got it to work and went to the pool, these were amazing. I've swam for 20 years, 15 competitive, in silence. Now I can listen to music like if I was at a gym, it makes recreational swimming enjoyable! Like the other reviews, if you accidentally hit one side and water goes in, you cant hear anything even if you get the snug fit. But overall, it did what it was supposed to do, and lasted my entire hour of swimming.
February 14, 2014
Works as advertised
By far the best thing I've bought for the gym. Nothing like going right from lifting weights to the pool without a pause in the music. While you're swimming the sound quality does dip a little. I did have to turn up the volume while swimming to drown out the sound of bubbles as I blew air out. BUT, you're still listening to music while swimming...I'm still impressed. I also didn't have them come out of my ears at anytime during my workout. I wasn't going all out but they felt secure enough to support a really active workout.
As for complaints about getting music onto it...I'm surprised those people figured out how to navigate the internet to leave a bad review. When you plug them into your computer they show up as a removeable drive. Open it up find the file labeled "Music" and drag and drop your music files right in. Then, like any removable drive, make sure you properly eject it. That's it.
February 8, 2014
Legit investment is you swim frequently!
I bought this based on reviews. I swim 4 times a week and needed something to help the boredom from swimming for long duration. I will admit after the first time using it i was skeptical as some water got in, but its all about adjusting and customizing to your ears and head. 2nd time on, not one drop of water has gotten in and i love them. Watch the 4 min you tube video (they give you link in box) that help show u how to customize fitting. Legit investment for swimmers that get bored after so many given laps...
February 7, 2014