Sony 4GB Sports Walkman MP3 Player (NWWS413BM) - Black

  • Model #: NWWS413BM
  • Web Code: 10423496
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Get music without limits thanks to the Sony NW-WS413 4GB wearable sports MP3 player. It's sweat resistant and waterproof to a depth of 2m in fresh or salt water. Dust and temperature resistance (-5 Celsius to 45 Celsius) allows you to train in harsh weather and terrain. It includes swimming earbuds that prevent water getting into the headset.

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  • 4GB internal storage offers plenty of space for your favourite tunes and features easy drag-and-drop file transfer from your PC or Mac
  • Rechargeable battery offers up to 12 hours of MP3 audio playback
  • Sweat resistant and waterproof to a depth of 2m in fresh and salt water
  • Includes a set of swimming earbuds that prevent water from getting inside the headset
  • Dust resistant and temperature resistant from -5 degrees Celsius to 45 degrees Celsius allows you to train in harsh environments and extreme weather conditions
  • Head-hugging design delivers a secure fit no matter what activity you're doing
  • Ambient Sound Mode lets you hear some external sound, allowing you to talk to a friend or trainer while listening to music
  • Compact, lightweight, and wireless construction offers long-lasting comfort
  • 5 playback modes, Normal, Repeat, Shuffle, Shuffle and Repeat, and Repeat 1 Song, let you customize how you listen to your music
  • Plays L-PCM, AAC, WMA, and MP3 audio files
  • Includes standard earbuds, USB charging dock, and adjustment loop

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Vancouver, BC

No Longer Charges

I bought my set 2-1/2 years ago. I did find them a bit clunky around the ears. I used them for only running and in the gym. I wanted them to give me some freedom from cords when running and water proof for the rain. They were fairly problem free for a year. Then my computer won't recognise the player, then I couldn't get it to turn on. Then the charging indicator light stopped working properly. Then I couldn't get it to work. So after googling I found how to reset it and that seemed to work for awhile. Then I was having issues with it charging now it simply will not charge at all. I use it every day for about 1-1/2 and only for running and the gym. So in short it will only last a year, then by 2-1/2 it will just die.

  • from Brampton, ON

USB Dock Port is Garbage

I have issues charging these earphones because of the cord that's built-in with the dock. The dock no longer charges my earphones, which I know SONY purposefully makes electronics only to last the 1year warranty The only positive thing about these is that it's an mp3. I don't want Bluetooth earphones cause that means I still have to carry around Bluetooth audio devise in my pockets (cell phone,ipod etc..)

  • from Courtenay, BC


This is the second model I own and both had the same issue after about 6 month the frame that goes around the buttons came falling of incl.the off/on button. I assumed the chlorine water might have undone whatever they used to hold it together but the last one I wore not once in the pool or in any water and the whole thing came apart just by pressing the off button. The older model was way better, less goofy looking , more comfortable and of far better quality.

  • from Prince George, BC

Great Product

I have been using my Sony 4GB Sports Walkman MP3 Player 3 - 5 days a week in the pool for over 3 years. It's easy to load and use. A little practice to memorize the controls and I was under the water. A little trial and error to get the correct ear buds, but they are quite secure and only need minor adjustments to get back into place. It's not like you really need a Bose quality speakers to do an hour of laps in the pool, but the sound quality and volume is more than adequate to help you get the job done. I'm amazed by how loud and noisy pool noises are after I take my Walkman buds out! After all this use the battery still hold it's charge and the ear buds have not deteriorated. Although I think I may have accidentally twisted the speaker cord some how and it kind of turns in a weird way - but I'm not complaining. I will definitely buy Sony again.

  • from Montréal, QC

Waterproof ?

Bought 1, after 2 exchange because not working i give up. It is cool to swim with music as long as they work, 3 pairs 3 of them stop working after 3 months swimming 4 time a week an hour....too bad

  • from Toronto, ON

Don"t Buy ( no stars )

I have bought 2 of these the first one stopped working after swimming with it. after they changed the style and put silicone ear buds for water protection, i bought another. I haven't used this one in water but in less than 6 months only one side has sound coming out of it, absolutely a waste of money.

  • from Toronto, ON

It'll work fine, just take the time to find the right fit

If you're reading this, you're doing your research like I did. I'm glad I didn't spend ridiculous money on jawbone head phones etc. Love these! Just bought it as a xmas gift and I've swam 5 times with it before reviewing it. Spent some time playing with different ear pieces (using the waterproof ones) and finally found the right ones that fit well. I can push off pretty hard and they stay put, rarely do I need to adjust them, but every once in a while I do....I do the same for my goggles so it's no big deal to me. Volume is fine, sound is fantastic....just a great buy, looking forward to running with them now in the summer too. Software is quite easy, basically just like itunes. For swimmers though, expect to experience some delays in your swim....from people always tapping you and asking about them. It's happened at least once every time I've used them. Kinda funny, but gets Fear not, these are a great buy....

  • from Toronto, ON

I love these - no more tangled cords and getting caught

I bought these for workouts, not swimming. I hated the corded players as I'd get caught on them, or they'd pull on my ear etc. These make it so easy to enjoy your workout without getting in a way. The only thing I regret is not having a delete option if I hit a song I don't like. Have had these for at least two years and not looked back

  • from Calgary, AB

So far so good

This is my second of these players. This model is considerably more comfortable and stays in place much better than the last one I had. The buttons are also a lot more responsive. The last one I had worked very inconsistently, battery died quickly and I had a lot of problems with the charger. After about a year both the player and the charger just quit working. Can't beat it for convenience, no phone around your arm or player clipped to your clothing. Love that I can swim with it too.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great, great product ,,,, for a while ... then Kaput !

For sports it is the ideal design .... no wires !! Looks great, and comes with Sony's great speakers, with the emphasis on treble (vocals) rather than BOOM-BOOM base. Then after a year it stops working so well, One speaker went altogether, and then problems with the power button. Followed all the troubleshooting guidelines to no avail. Shame that such a well-designed product is so poorly manufactured.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great design ... doesn't last

Wireless is what we all want for running and workouts. Who wants something strapped to your arm, with wires from it to your ears. Only thing with this product is it stops working after a while; 1 year for me. The electronics go belly up ... first the left ear speaker went dead, and then the power button stopped working. I'll find and try a different wireless -- see if I get better luck.

  • from montreal

Swimming is not boring anymore

Very nice to listen to music or podcast while swimming, sometime the earbuds are not sealed properly, water gets in when they dry out everything is ok my ear are not the perfect fit for these kind of headphone but i realy enjoy the sound and the waterproof

  • from Ottawa

Turned my swimming into dancing :D

If you want to have fun while swimming then buy these! They turned my swimming sessions into dancing sessions :D and I'm very satisfied with these headphones. The sound quality is also good. - If you put the waterproof plug it will sound low but you can always find the right fit for the regular plugs and with some adjustments you can avoid water getting into it. - Use the goggles' strap(s) to secure them otherwise they will come out. - My Left and the Right plug sizes are different!

  • from Fredericton, NB

Amazing Product

Works as advertised. Lifeguard and swimmer, long despised lane swimming because it couldn't keep my attention. This little gem makes it easier to swim for long periods of time in training, helps keep me relaxed. Takes some time to get the right fit with the earbuds. Great audio quality.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Good and Bad

There are good and bad things about this mp3 player. First the sound is amazing, it's easy to use, comfortable, handy that it's water-resistant, and quick and easy to charge. However, I've been through four of these in three years. The first two the wire between them somehow broke inside so the headphone on the left stopped working. The third one, the earpiece broke on the right one (however the left still worked) and now I'm on my fourth. So it's really great with everything but durability...if you're not going to do too many rough and tumble things (or carry it in your backpack) then I recommend this one for sure!!

  • from Winnipeg, MB



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