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Absolutely amazing! The dynamics of my swimming life have completely changed! I no longer get bored swimming length after length instead I get spured on by my music which sounds fantastic on this small SYRYN waterproof mp3 player. It's very easy to use, wires etc never get in the way of me thrashing about in the water and a bonus is that the battery appears quite substantial and I have only had to charge it once so far, over a period of 2 weeks (I swim 3 times a week) The headphones come with about 25 different pairs of different fitted ear cushions and so far mine have stayed in all the time I have been in the water. I'v never had a problem to date with any of the ear pieces being loose or coming out as they are a snugg and comfortable fit. This SYRYN mp3 player really is the bees knees. Delivery was very prompt and the sellers communication has been fab too... very happy gal am I :)
Missing adapter/ usb cable. You could tell the box this product comes in had been opened before but that wasn’t too off putting. I didn’t however notice that the usb cable/ connection wire was not present until I’ve gone to load it for a Christmas present! Cannot see an option for receiving a missing piece. Do not need a full refund if I can salvage this present for Christmas.
Bought this as a present for my daughter, she is over the moon about this. Her headphones fit a treat as she could find the ones that fit her ears with comfort. She uses this while she is swimming lengths and has said that it is perfectly waterproof and works really well. She is so pleased with this she has recommended my niece to get one.
I purchased swimbuds and MP3 player before a recent vacation. I was in the pool twice a day for a week. I found these to be an excellent product. The sound quality in the water was surprisingly good. I used the medium fins and found them a good fit. Over the week they never came out. The battery life on the MP3 player was about 3 hours. I highly recommend these as they made swimming lengths a whole lot more enjoyable.
After much research, I chose the Syryn mp3 player, and so far I have been very satisfied with the product. The headphones fit perfectly in my ears (many earbud tips included), and the sound while swimming is very good concerning that you are listening to music underwater. I have been using them in salt water for swimming, and their condition is still the same as the time I received them.
I picked this up a couple weeks ago. My typical pool work out is 30 minutes or longer - 1500 yards plus. I wanted to wait a couple of weeks before writing this. Will cover 3 areas. Interface, fit and controls, and use. 1. Interface. I am a network engineer by trade so I am used to very confusing difficult to use electronics. THIS IS SIMPLE. I got it. Plugged it into my Windows computer and left it there for a while to make sure that it charged. The device shows up as a USB drive. Drag MP3 files to it and it is ready to go. I have not tried anything fancy like play lists. The random play suffices for me. I have loaded 2 gig worth of music. Data transfer speeds are USB 2.0 so not as fast as I would like but it works. Most of the music I have is encoded at 128 bits but some are higher. There does not seem to be any issues between the different levels of encoding. I charge it up once a week and it runs great. 2. Fit and controls. There are three buttons. On/Off/mode, forward/volume up, reverse/volume down. Very straight forward. The device fits on the back of the goggle strap very comfortable and is not noticeable in terms of weight. .63 grams. The ear buds are really were there is work to be done. And the Tree design is the best at keeping a water tight seal, however this can be uncomfortable. I STRONGLY suggest that before attempting to swim with this you test which ear piece fits best. My ear canals are not exactly the same size and some work was needed to get the best fit. Also by getting the ear pieces wet first they insert more easily and seal better in the canal. WARNING the ear pieces can come off in your ear. DO NOT PANIC. It may be useful to have tweezers on hand to aid in removal. This has NOT happened to me. The ear buds are tight and seal well. I strongly suggest that after a pool swim you wipe them down with fresh water and the ear pieces with a sanitizer of some kind. Music reproduction is great for what it is. This is NOT an audiophile head set like Shure or B&O or even Bose. You are swimming in water which significantly impacts the acoustics. That said the bass response was surprisingly deep and the highs very crisp. 3. Use. Like I said. Test fit before you try to use in a workout. It is needful to very carefully tuck the wires under the goggle strap. I use the method in the manual kind of a S with the plugin to the player pointed downward towards my neck. I swim front crawl. Flip turns are possible BUT I hope you are better at them than I. I suspect a well executed flip turn will have better results than my clumsy attempts. In addition if you are not careful in your strokes your exhaust air and how your shoulders move can impact how well the ear buds stay sealed over the course of the workout. Conclusion. For the money hands down BEST MONEY I have spent on tech in a long long time! Very impressive. Simple, elegant and easy to use. GREAT PRODUCT!!!!!
I swim in the ocean several times a week, and I've been using waterproof ipod shuffles for ten years. Recently they've become much more expensive. When my latest shuffle died (after 100+ ocean swims), I decided to try the SYRYN instead. Here's what I found:
SOUND QUALITY: They sound the same. Sound quality is all about the earbuds, and the swimbud sport are the best-sounding waterproof earbuds I've tried (and I've tried most of them). Don't expect audiophile quality, but they are much fuller than the tinny baseless sound of most other waterproof earbuds. Be sure you use the correct-sized tips for your ears to get a good seal. The large 3-flange tips work best for me.
VALUE: This is where this package really shines, and why this gets 5-stars. The swimbud sport earbuds alone are worth $70 (which is the price I've paid for them in the past), so getting the SYRYN mp3 player for $20-$25 more is incredible value!
SIZE & WEARABILITY: As you can see from my pics, the SYRYN is small but much thicker than the ipod shuffle. At first I was worried that the thickness might be a problem, but it turns out that it feels just fine when clipped to my goggles strap. The SYRYN has a really nice swiveling clip, which lets you swivel it to the desired orientation after clipping it. It "clicks" through 20 swivel point positions in 360 degrees, and feels very solid. Bravo to the engineers who designed this clip.
BATTERY LIFE: I haven't yet done a formal measurement, but it seems to be decent-- it lasted through around ten swims before needing to recharge. I'll update this review when I've had a chance to do a real battery test.
CONTROLS/ERGONOMICS: the buttons are easy to find and press while the device is clipped to my goggles/mask. They are rubberized and make a nice tactile click when pressed. There are only 3 buttons so it's easy to control the device "by feel" while swimming. The middle button is play/pause (and hold it down to power on or off). The outer buttons are skip forward/back, and hold them down to adjust volume. A convenient LED light on the front shows you whether the device is on or off. Overall, I think the controls are an improvement over the ipod shuffle, which is harder to use "by feel".
FEATURES - the SYRYN lacks a low battery warning :( On the shuffle, a voice cuts in to your music to let you know your battery is low, and then there is still enough battery to finish your swim. The SYRYN just stops working mid-swim with no warning, which can be a real bummer (it's HARD to swim without music after you get used to always having music!). As much as I miss that feature, I'm still rating it 5-stars, because everything else is great about this device. E.g. the SYRYN's song shuffle feature works better than the ipods-- I always noticed that the ipod would "randomly" select the same songs over and over, even though I had dozens of songs loaded, whereas the SYRYN seems more random.
IMPORTING MUSIC - unlike the ipod, you can't use itunes. The device appears as a drive on your computer, and you just drag your music files onto it. Not as convenient as itunes, but it works. I was never a fan of itunes, anyhow.
WARRANTY & SERVICE - the ipod and SYRYN both have a 12-month warranty, which is really important with underwater MP3 players because they tend to stop working after awhile. I typically would have to return my ipod for a replacement after 8-10 months of near-daily use. This was probably due to the compromise of waterproofing a device not meant to be waterproofed, then submerging it in salt water several times a week. Underwater Audio customer service is very responsive, and they ship the replacement as soon as you show them your return tracking number, so you don't have to wait long for it. The SYRYN feels much more solid and "built for the water" than the shuffle, so I'm hoping that it lasts longer. UPDATE Nov 16, 2019: the SYRYN stopped working after the first time I charged it-- sounds now comes out muffled in one ear (it's not the earbuds but rather the audio jack). Underwater Audio is already shipping me a replacement. I'll update this review after I've tried the replacement for a month.
OK, this is an update, I got ahold of Underwater Audio and spoke with CHelsea. She was a wonderful customer care agent (for lack of a better title) and took care of all of my needs very nicely and efficiently. She was familiar with the product and was willing to do whatever she had to to make things right and me happy! I was impressed to say the least! I will be sent a new unit Express Mail and when i get it I can use the same box/packaging to send my broken unit back. Not only did she know all about the product, she was exceptionally nice and friendly, making me feel as though there was no fault on my part and that once and awhile a bad unit can be produced. Underwateraudio didn't insist that they receive the bad unit back before sending out a new one and they did not make me pay for any shipping. My new unit should be here in about 2 days. I thought that the express shipping of the replacement was an especially nice touch, that and the way i was treated to not feel as though i had done something wrong to the unit to make it not work. No probing questions, just good old fashioned customer service and with a person who spoke English , American English, that was totally understandable and she was very sincere, not at all condescending as many return specialist/customer service agents can tend to be (in my experience.) I would recommend this company to anyone who is looking for any product they sell. I am expecting the replacement unit to function as the other reviewers units have, flawlessly. She told me there was a way to switch playlists if more than on was loaded in the unit, but we got chatting and i forgot to get the instructions on how to do it, i will write an e-mail in order to find out the procedure, that way it will be in writing. This is a great feature I think they should mention in the description as it's storage capacity is so large. Maybe they could write a small insert to the product explaining how to do it for future customers and post one on AMAZON as well.
This MP3 is an incredible tool for swimming laps. I bought it about six months ago and it has helped to encourage me to swim longer and faster laps. Because I have issues with my neck, I only swim with a snorkel so I don't have to come up for air, which means that my head is always under water. Prior to getting the SYRYN, I started to get bored swimming, but now it's like when you hear music and start dancing! Of course the sound quality isn't stereo, but it's quite good, especially under water. I wear a swim cap over my ears which helps the ear piece to hold into place and helps the sound to be very clear. The device is very, very lightweight and clips anywhere without weighing anything down. I clip it to my bathing suit, my swim cap, etc. The wires are short enough when swimming, and you can add the extension if you want it to be clipped lower, like a belt at your waist for running, etc. While I'm at the gym I leave them on and go swimming, then the jacuzzi, into the steam room and the sauna. Although I am quite technically inept, downloading music is simple with your computer or laptop. The only issue I have is keeping the earphones in my ears after swimming for awhile. That's because the water starts to seep under the suction bud around the earpiece. Hence, the swim cap over the ear to keep the water out. But when in the jacuzzi or sauna there's no need for a cap..You're going to love these if you swim and want to listen to music. It certainly enhances your motivation to work out longer and enjoy it to boot.