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Sports MP3 player:Sony walkman nw ws413 MP3 player review

Nov 14,2023 | David

People who like SONY should be familiar with one of its product--walkman nw ws413 MP3 player. It is a wearable music player, specially designed for sports, without the constraints of headphone cable. It has the waterproof and dustproof performance of IP65/68, and can withstand various tests such as high temperature and hot summer seawater immersion.So what about its experience and various functional performances? The following is a compilation of some real user reviews for reference.

Product parameter:

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Item Weight:1.13 ounces


Item model number:FBA_NWWS413B

Batteries:1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

Memory Storage Capacity:4GB

Connectivity technologies:Wired

Special features:Sports-and-exercise, Sweat-proof, Water-resistant, USB connectivity

Audio Jack:Usb

Form Factor:In Ear


Sony walkman nw ws413 MP3 player review from users:

Product name:FBA_NWWS413B  Price: $139.89

Rating: 3.8 Where to buy: Amazon or official website.

User review 1:

User: DonDon Nation:United States

“They are the best sports headphone I bought. Already had the two versions before, and he lasted longer than any other. Usually any other lasted me between 8 months, even if they were sports oriented. Even high end headphones for sports didn't work as good (Bose, Beats). From this Sony line, the one that lasted me the least worked for 2 years and the other for 3 years.

If you follow the instructions to take care of them, the last a lot. I do Triathlon with them and the battery fully charged works in full training day.”

User review 2:

User:Sam Nation:France

“I hesitated to make this purchase for a long time given the mixed reviews about it.

I finally made it through, and I am absolutely not disappointed!

After a month of daily use, I find the swimming sessions awfully sad on the days when I forgot to recharge it...

As it is often said, the sound is not very loud, but more than enough to be heard while swimming! And here I am talking about any type of music: metal, rock, rap, or even radio podcasts, everything can be listened to and heard clearly or almost clearly.

This allows you to have a constant background sound, which is very pleasant when, like me, you tend to quickly get bored while doing sports.

As for the use, it is very intuitive, there is no problem with it.

The only downside is that when I'm crawling and I tend to put my arm too close to my ear (which is normal in this swim unfortunately), there is a risk of taking the earpiece along the way (this happened to me 3 times in 1 month, I think that's reasonable).

The earbuds don't go away with speed or depth.

For all the people who are still hesitating, buy it! The price may be a deterrent, but given the technology in place, it is not absurd. (Plus it's Sony, which necessarily adds a few euros to the real price...)”

User review 3:

User:Tommi88dr Nation:United States

“I give 3 stars only for the audio, which is actually not very loud while running. In other words, I don't know if it depends on the size of the earplugs but if I put them too small the bass is practically not there. Having said that during the run (in my case) if you put on the silicone strap to tighten it it won't move and it fits perfectly. After putting it on you will feel completely free and for that I give it 5 stars. Before, I used an aukey hi res that feels like God, but you have to hold it in your hand. However, the only flaw in my opinion are the buttons to press while running. If you are willing to spend twice as much, take the model with the controls on your finger. The isolation is scary, you don't hear noises from outside, e.g. if I run to hear traffic I have to activate ambient mode. I just hope that x the amount spent will last for me over time. Finally, from a brand like Sony I would have expected at least one case to store it in, oh well it's dustproof, but the materials of the plates are a bit smooth and tend to get scratched.”

User review 4:

User:GERMINAL30081877 Nation:France

“Very good product for listening. Perfectly functional, intuitive and well-thought-out use (especially for trail running).

The sound is very good for sports (for daily use there is certainly something better, but I am talking about athletes here).

The product is beautiful, simple and refined, perfectly ergonomic and comfortable. It replaces an old mp3 player with wired headphones. The support offered to the athlete is very appreciable. You will have to choose among the ear tips for a better sound result (among the many pairs offered in the kit).

This Sony is a real technical advance for musical comfort in sports practice.

I recommend to anyone looking for a reliable and operational product during their sessions.

I only use it for endurance racing. Not used in swimming as coach guidelines take precedence over everything else.

It can be used during a strength training session, but be careful with series of bench press, inclined or declined press because the contour cable at the neck can be annoying when the head is resting on the bench.

Other than that, I have nothing to say about this excellent product.”

User review 5:

User:deedee75 Nation:France

“Really very practical and easy to use; indeed, we say to ourselves that it is the best on the market... except that as far as I am concerned, I am on my 4th... which I just threw in the trash like the previous three, after which, not even a month of use! The first one lasted me a long time (six or eight months); the others let go after a month or two; the connectivity stopped responding: the reader no longer turned on or no longer took charge. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT, especially for such a price: almost 100 euros! It's frankly theft, so unless you want to throw your money out the window: ABSOLUTELY AVOID IT!!!”

User review 6:

User:Julia Machado Nation:Italy

“Everyone's crazy about modern headphones, at 'AirPods', but I was still hoping to find the perfect headphones for running, that is, headphones that would allow me to listen to music without carrying my phone with me and especially headphones that don't fall off with the strongest movements.

I found these from Sony and I'm having a great time. Just spend some time and upload your favorite songs in.mp3 format and ready, you're good to go! How nice it is to run with nothing in your pocket... It seems trivial but everything changes.

The sound quality is very good, with Sony level noise isolation. You even have to pay a little attention on the street but nothing dangerous, there is an 'environment' function specifically to increase the perception of sounds from the outside.

The feeling of comfort in the ear is great, super soft, it does not cause any kind of discomfort. The silicone material makes the headphones stand still and won't wobble while you run.

One of the best things is that I feel great even when I use loose hair. I have them long, curly, and I put my headphones under my hair, near my neck and they don't fall off at all. A pleasant experience I had never experienced with the usual cordless headphones, they always fell...

I would have preferred to have other color options but considering that they almost don't see each other is not a problem.

The only flaw in my opinion is the price, a bit out of the benchmark... But in the end the quality is paid and I think I paid the price to free myself from the phone when I run and to have headphones resistant to my long curls. I would buy it back a thousand times”

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User review 7:

User:Skatklaus Nation:Germany

“I actually bought the headphones for swimming to comfortably swim laps during early swimming. In general, the whole thing works quite well; I'm thinking again whether I should buy a swimming cap so that the plugs don't fall out during quick turns. However, this may happen 2-3 times in half an hour...

Unfortunately, as some have already described, the sound is too quiet. I have other Bluetooth headphones for running which are in comparison more bass and considerably louder. Even if you turn off the volume protection, the volume is not sufficient (for me) both under and above water.

Unfortunately, there are not enough cheap options... it will work: |”

User review 8:

User:S Nation:Germany

“I already had the previous model. I still use it for sports to this day. It charges quickly for a training session. Sweat and water resistant There are extra attachments for swimming and the back headband is useful in the water. The previous models always had some problems with water ingress. This model is already an improvement, but there is also water in the headphones from time to time. Great for jogging, fitness training, etc., swimming training can still be improved.”

User review 9:

User:Client d'Amazon Nation:France

“I personally use this product for several sports (cycling, running, and swimming).

I am delighted with this product when practicing each of them.

The product is sturdy, well-finished, and easy to use.

Until then, I had always run and swam without music but I must admit, the addition of it makes the task less monotonous.

When it comes to running, the product fits the head well. Deactivating the microphone really allows you to isolate yourself, be careful, not hearing this breathing can tend to make you get carried away.

For swimming, as expected, the sound of water is of course always present, however the music remains clearly audible.

For cycling, no problem during the day on the bike path, however at night or in the city, watch out for cars. Without a microphone you are cut off from the world, and with it, the microphone amplifies the sound of the wind.

In particular, I highly recommend this product to great swimmers who spend hours and hours in the water.”

User review 10:

User:Martin Nation:Germany

“I wanted a waterproof MP3 player for swimming.

This product serves the purpose perfectly. The plugs seal quite well and the sound under water is absolutely okay. Unfortunately, after 3 years and less than 20 swimming times, the product is defective.

Apparently, this “waterproof” product is NOT suitable for swimming. According to Sony Support, this is an “external influence” that has destroyed the product. In my case, water ���

I would still have bought the same player again but would refrain from doing so for two reasons

  1. Quality of the series (I'm not the only one who has this or a similar problem)

  2. Pricing policy: in the 3 years, the price has been raised by almost 100%

For anyone who needs an MP3 player to swim, I would recommend other products.”

According to the user review of Sony walkman nw ws413 MP3 player, it is a good sports audio product that can satisfy users. But at the same time, it also has some problems: Its MP3 capacity is not enough, only 4G.MP3 usually has no Bluetooth connection mode, which means the usage scenarios are limited.If you want to find a multifunctional audio device suitable for various sports scenes, Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphones with both Bluetooth mode and MP3 mode are a cost-effective substitute.

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The overall performance of Wissonly Hi Runner is roughly the same as that ofSony walkman nw ws413 MP3 player, but it only costs $99.99.Then let's take a concrete look at its performance in all aspects.

As the flagship model of Wissonly,the waterproof grade of Wissonly Hi Runner Sports Bone Conductivity Headphone reaches IPX8 waterproof grade higher than the industry standard. It allows the wearer to work normally when swimming or diving, not to mention sweat prevention or ordinary waterproof.It is also equipped with 32G body memory, which can store 5,000 songs, and supports Bluetooth and MP3 working modes. You can use it as a Bluetooth MP3 player for underwater sports or scenes without a mobile phone.

It has a long battery life, can last 10 hours, and supports magnetic fast charge, full charge takes only 2 hours.

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In terms of fit and comfort,the whole frame of Wissonly Hi Runner is made of adjustable aviation grade titanium steel, which can adapt to different sizes of head circumference and ensure the stability of wearing. Its earphone surface is made of high-tech low-sensitivity silicone material, which contains no chemical components to avoid allergic phenomena. The overall touch of the earphone is as silky as baby's skin, avoiding uncomfortable situations when worn for a long time. Moreover, its weight is very light, less than 30g, and it will not feel heavy when worn.As the flagship model of outdoor sports of Wissonly brand, it is the most comfortable and cost-effective one among all bone conduction at present.

In terms of sound quality, this bone conduction headphone uses the latest research results of wissonly laboratory, which increases the vibration area of the vibrator by 35%. At the same time, it also optimizes the sound transmission direction to make the sound more concentrated and the music more spatial, and it has a good performance in both high and low notes.

Wissonly has made a lot of efforts to reduce its sound leakage. Its all-wrapped design reduces the vibration of the shell, and through structural optimization, the sound waves of the sound leakage are cancelled, thus avoiding 90% of the sound leakage. Wissonly Hi Runner's sound leakage performance is much better than that of the same gear bone conduction headphones on the