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First, the positives. It is extremely comfortable. I am blown away by how comfortably it wraps around my head and just sits there, no matter how much I move. It is almost imperceptible. I have tried three similar players, and this one is by far the best in terms of comfort of wearing. The sound quality is good. Now, the negatives. As many other reviewers here have pointed out, technical issues happen way to often. For example, my first unit would stop playing after some time and keep saying "data error". Erasing all music files and replacing them would solve the problem, but it would re-appear later. Other reviews mentioned multiple other technical glitches. Luckily, Amazon is extremely good at sending replacements when this happens. However, this is a very expensive player and Sony is a reputable brand, so I would expect much better reliability. I also hate the charging dock. It would have been so easy to place a USB port directly on the unit. USB cables are universal and can be easily replaced. Instead, I have to worry about not losing this stupid separate piece of equipment which, if lost, will render this expensive player inoperable. The ambient sound function is completely useless. You have to pause the music by pressing a button on your right ear and then press a different button on your left ear to turn the mike on. Both buttons take some time to find. It is much faster just to take the unit off when you need to hear someone. The more buttons the unit has, the more difficult it is to find the right one. Speaking of which, the dedicated on/off button is also unnecessary and could have been easily replaced by press and hold the pause/play button. Overall, I decided to keep it because it is more comfortable than anything I had tried. But there is a lot of room for improvement, especially in terms of reliability. And especially at this price point.
Aunque se pierde un poco la calidad del sonido al sumergirse la verdad es que estos audífonos de entrenamiento son maravillosos y de los mejor en el mercado. Me equivoqué al pensar que eran bluetooth, tienen suficiente memoria y es muy fácil cargarles la música
Works excellent, love it! Makes swimming laps enjoyable. The first time I used them, it took a while until I figured out the fit and the controls; now that I have that sorted out, I love them. Make sure that you don't make the seal in your ears tight. I found that a loose fit in the ears is more comfortable, and gives a much better sound quality. Once you get used to where the controls are, they're very easy. I basically, put it on shuffle, and then leave it alone while I do my laps. The sound quality is perfect for my purposes. After all, I'm not expecting top quality sound with lots of base, etc when I'm in the pool, with the noise of the water and my breathing going on. Highly recommend this product.
Really really enjoying this for lane swimming. Only use them in the water and I have yet to have any electrical problems yet. Have been using it consistently for 3 months. Get about 4 swims out of it before I have to charge it. Charges quickly. Sound is good. My only complaint with this is how bulky it can be. I wear these, a swim cap and goggles and by the time I have everything on, it's pretty bulky. The ear pieces fall out of my ear or need readjusting regularly. It could be that I need to change the size of plugs, but I also feel like the bulkiness causes the water to pull them out a bit. Occasionally I get my swim cap in the perfect place and they don't move.
If you're looking for something to use for swimming, I would definitely check these out
Update. Unit has turned into a paper weight. All of the sudden it's decided to NEVER EVER play my songs in the right order. Followed ALL help suggestions and there's nothing to be done. It's decided that it will only play songs out of order even when set on normal play. Worst money I've ever spent on a player. I'm so %$^&* angry right now...
This is great. Totally waterproof and reliable. If I could change anything about it, I’d want to be able to up the volume, and I wish the fit was a little better, but after having tried a half dozen cheap options to have waterproof music that all failed, I’m in love with this one. I’ve had it for weeks now and I’m in the water 3x a week. Zero issues so far and I’ll update here if things change.
I had bought the no name cheaper version which was hard to hear / keep in place and ended up melting while charging! So bought this well known brand. Better sound however after 20 uses am still struggling with a great sound / high enough volume. I have figured if you half cover the ear pieces and the back wire with the swim cap you have it in place. But then getting the ear pieces in the EXACT place to hear the music as a Sony would play. I can flip turn 3 times without dislodging, yet sometimes before, after, one ear, etc... I swim deep at times and have no issue with sound. Changing songs up and down while swimming is one click easy during a stroke. For me, if I can hear my music to work out to vs the 'interesting pool music' Im good. So this is a better option, still shifts and needs readjustments frequently, kinda annoying but the others swimming dont get to listen to their own music / stride :) I charge once a week on habit, not for need, its easy, clips on easy and plugs in as my fit bit does. So 3 stars? I would love to hear the deep Sony music with no issues, its better when I mow the lawns! I have downloaded music from all different years so the volume of each song may vary, yet it still is not loud enough on max.
Purchased for use at the gym. Very comfortable to wear and no chords to snag on equipment, etc. Used for approximately 7 hours before amber light started flashing indicating low charge. Sound is very good. Plug and play with home computer to upload music was a breeze. Only issue was that these don't come with a carry case, which, in my opinion, for the price I paid they should.
Muy buenos audífonos, nadar fondo puede llegar a ser muy aburrido. Son los terceros que compro de esta marca y me encantan, el tiempo de vida es de aproximadamente un año, los uso de lunes a sábado, entrenado dos horas diarias. También los he usado en mar y en río y su funcionamiento no ha disminuido. No sirven para nadar a velocidad, pues se salen del oído, yo los uso dentro de la gorra para nadar fondo y son excelentes, tienen buen volumen y además sirven como tapón para que el Agua no entre a los oídos. Son de buen tamaño y no estorban al brasear
I swim everyday and ordered these for the pool. Sound is good, they work as described but I find them a bit uncomfortable under my swim cap, and they are bulky. I find key pop out when I push off the wall into the water, I’m not diving but, the push of seems to loosen them. I have used all sizes that the headphones come with and the issue still persists. I find I’m fiddling with them quite a bit which is inconvenient. Overall, I just want to hear music while I’m swimming so they’ll do, but not the best.