Sony - Walkman NW-WS413 4GB* Wearable MP3 Player - Blue

Slip on this comfortable Sony wearable Walkman, and head off on adventures by land or by sea. This durable MP3 player resists saltwater and freshwater up to 2 meters, letting you run your laps without missing a beat or a note. With 4GB of storage available, this Sony wearable Walkman is ready for your favorite tunes.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Sony Walkman NW-WS413; Headphones; USB cable
  • USB dock
  • adjustment band
  • ear-buds
  • swimming ear-buds

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (68 out of 75)

Features


4GB* internal flash memory


Offers ample space for storing media.

Compact design


Weighs only 1.13 oz. so you can take it wherever you go.

Waterproof


So you can listen to your favorite tunes while you swim (do not use in salt water, since it is highly corrosive).

Supported formats


Include WMA, AAC, MP3 and more audio formats so you can enjoy your music collection.

Dynamic normaliser


For rich, textured sound.

USB 2.0 interface


Enables easy connectivity.

Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery


Provides up to 12 hours of MP3 playback or 10 hours of LPCM playback per charge.

PC and Mac compatible


For multifunctional use.

*Formatted capacity may vary.


Customer rating

4.4
91%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

3.5

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    From a daily swimmer:

    Posted
    Whitelines
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Ok, so I swim daily at 24 hour fitness. At minimum I swim a mile a day. And for the longest time I would get frustrated and bored about thinking of day to day stress. So I looked into the headphones and reviews out on the internet. All of them led to failure and no BIG company has the interest to make headphones waterproof for swimmers. So I'm so happy Walkman from Sony finally stepped up. The headset is good it works perfect under water. The only issue I've had is the ear piece. I think with a swim cap and the goggles i can hold them in place. But the second I go for the turn and push off. They fall off. But it still holds in place enough to hear the music. So there is that. Either way its really close to perfect. but needs some tweeking. All in all I love them. They charge fast and hold a good amount of music. It does come with a ton of bloatware but sony is known for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    modest but nice upgrade

    Posted
    micah

    I came to these replacing NWZ-W273 that I lost. These guys have a more streamlined shape and feel and some nice UI improvements. The buttons also offer a much more positive feel, an actual click instead of "I hope I pressed it". The voice feedback is nice too. Slightly stiffer neckband means the little rubber doohickey is no longer needed, although they include one in the package. There is a new feature that pipes outside sound thru the phones so they can be sealed but you can still hear. This works nice while walking around but was useless to me on the run - I had the normal weird thumping you get running with sealed headphones, PLUS wind noise - worst of both worlds. I just ended up pulling one headphone partway out like I used to. This might be more useful for others. Overall a nice choice until somebody comes out with a bluetooth streaming running watch that's useful for audiobooks/podcasts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Makes running more enjoyable.

    Posted
    HealthyRunner
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I use the headphones while running. With wired headphones, the cord is a nuisance and has to be attached to some sort of device (phone or mp3 player). Wireless headphones are a little better (no cord) but I'd still need to carry a device. Neither the wired or wireless phones will stay in my ears after I start to sweat. With these, I download what I want to listen to, copy it to the headphones, and the tension of the band keeps the speakers in my ears. After about an hour of running, they do get a bit uncomfortable due to pressure in my ears but it is tolerable. I have not tried them while lap swimming yet. Time will tell as to durability and how long they will accept and keep a charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mp3 for swimming!

    Posted
    Scorpio

    I love this mp3, I used the old version of it and it was great, but this one I think is better, now it comes ready with the right covers for swimming, as well as having the battery charging dock and the cable separate, that makes it better as well. If you love to be focus while working out there is no better thing that listening to the music you love while swimming, for me this is one of my favorite electronic devices and I planned to enjoy it a lot! Just be careful, read the instructions if you want your mp3 to have a long life and if you think that it could fail get a protection plan, but again be careful, cause it is not the same if the device fails or if you make it fail.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my Walkman Sport

    Posted
    Renn
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is the second Sony Walkman Sport that I have had. My first one lasted about 5 years which isn't bad when I swim with it on 2 to 3 times a week and tend to forget to take it out of my bag. This one is even better than the first. The newer design fits better and stays in my ears while swimming without having to be held on with my goggles. The battery life is good...I tend to recharge once every 2 to 3 weeks. The buttons on this are easy to navigate without having to remove the earbuds and look for them. There are audio signals for power on and power off as well as modes of play. I could do without the conversation mode, but I suppose if you were using them while jogging with a partner or where you wanted to be aware of traffic around you it may be helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Adequate for it intended purpose

    Posted
    Halfling
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    For long swims it works well, and helps pass the time. During laps it is also useful in keeping and or setting a pace when attempting to keep intervals in check. The issues I have had using it in the pool is occasionally knocking out device out of my ear on turns, also take time to set the bud size. The better the buds seal during a swim the more effective the device works. Although this may not sound like an exciting or ringing endorsement, I use this device on a very regular basis, and it has made my exercise routine much more enjoyable. If you include swimming as part of your regular exercise regimen, I would recommend trying out this Walkman.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done!

    Posted
    cantor00
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I recently had a back surgery and the doctor advised not to run. He suggested swimming which I tried but found it a bit boring. I came across this product and purchased it. Here are my thoughts: - Not sturdy enough. I am concerned they will break so I have to be careful when handling. - Easy to sync music with (when you do you will need to use Sony's media software) - Fit is an issue. I will swim at times and water will get in the ear canal and I will not be able to hear anymore. - Battery life is acceptable, nothing that will WOW you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what I was looking for

    Posted
    EnricoZ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    My wife is always complaining that I have the stereo on too loud in the yard when I am swimming. Found an old review on this product and thought I would give it a try. It is great! Setup was pretty easy (the software found, identified and translated most of my 1,183 iTunes albums) and I have been using it almost daily since I got it. The sound is pretty good, considering I am putting my head in and out of the water all the time (not too deep). I have a salt-water pool and so far, no problems. Just what I was looking for. May try it at the gym next.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Luke Edwards on August 12, 2016
    Sony Walkman NW-WS413
    The Sony NW-WS413 is a 4GB MP3 player built into a set of waterproof and dust-proof IP67/68 headphones. There's also the NW-WS414, which are identical but bump up the storage to 8GB. Both models form part of the Sony Walkman NW-WS410 series.Full Review
  • LetsGoDigital (UK)Mark Peters on April 4, 2016
    2016 Sony Walkman players unveiled
    Sony Walkman music players for tough outdoor activities : Take your music with you with the brand new wearable WS413 / WS414 Walkman players. A new, tough, salt water and dust proof design allows you to enjoy more activities in a wider variety ofFull Review


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