Durable, tough design. This is the ultimate sporting companion. The IPX5-rated splashproof remote control can be used in light rain or rinsed under the tap, and the IPX5/8-rated waterproof headset can be fully submerged in saltwater to a depth of 6.56 feet. Both are IP6X-rated dustproof, so you can take your run or workout to the beach. Cannot function underwater.
NFC and Bluetooth
Stream music and other audio wirelessly from your smartphone via Bluetooth®.
Up to 16 GB storage for audio
Load up the Walkman® with your favorite playlists or podcasts.
Ready for extremes
If you're a hiker or a climber, the NW-WS620 is your perfect companion, enduring extreme temperatures between 23°F and 113°F.
Salt waterproof to a depth of 6.56 feet, the NW-WS620 can be submerged for up to 30 minutes, making it perfect for swimming and water sports.2,3
Whether you're doing sand-based sports or simply running along the beach, our durable Walkman® can withstand small particles.
The freedom to stream
Fancy spontaneously changing your regular training playlist? Stream music or other audio wirelessly from your smartphone, using Bluetooth®.
Ambient Sound mode
Ambient Sound mode uses the microphones built into the left and right side of the Walkman to allow you to hear the ambient sounds around you, even as you listen to music. So, you can listen to your fitness instructor or talk to your friends without missing a beat.
Wearable, ergonomic in design, slim and light, the NW-WS620 is comfortable and stays in place whatever your sport.6
Enjoy a 12-hour battery life.4 Or if you're stuck for time, a three-minute power-up gives 60 minutes of listening time, so you can charge while you get ready.
Stream from your smartphone via Bluetooth® with simple One-touch NFC pairing.
Bluetooth® remote control
Take calls and change tracks via the compact, splashproof remote. Attach it to your finger or wrist for fuss-free audio control.5
Standard and waterproof earbuds for versatile listening
Get the best sound for your workout with a choice of standard or waterproof earbuds. Standard earbuds give you a comfortable fit and balanced sound. Hitting the pool? Switch to the waterproof earbuds; a thin film covers each earbud, preventing water damage within the Walkman and optimizing sound levels for underwater listening.
A built-in microphone for hands-free calls
You don’t have to pause your workout to take that important phone call. With a built-in microphone and Bluetooth® connectivity, you can make and answer calls wirelessly from your smartphone.
Drag and drop all your files
With a Walkman® player, you are never tied to just one music service. Just drag and drop MP3s from iTunes®, Windows®Media Player or Internet Explorer® and enjoy. Multi-format playback also lets you play WMA, AAC-LC, or L-PCM music files.
Storage capacity: 4GB
Supported file formats: Mp3, AAC-LC, Linear PCM
Computer compatibility: Windows, Mac
Battery life: 12 hours
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
NWWS623/B Waterproof/Dustproof Bluetooth Walkman with Headphones
Customer Reviews for Sony NWWS623/B Sports Walkman Wearable Bluetooth Digital Music Player
I have purchased this twice now because I love the functionality so much. Both had the same issue though. Once I was out of the one year warranty period the battery stopped holding a charge and I could not use the thing anymore. Both times it happened pretty abruptly. Very disappointing because I love them otherwise.
I bought this almost a month. The sounds quality is no doubt on it, I love it! However, there are some areas still room to improvement like; notify when ‘low battery’ instead if ‘no battery’ and straight cut off. Also, the maximum volume is not that really enough to for me. (I using Spotify)
After an exhausting search for an MP3 player I finally stumbled across these headphones. I was on the fence by the mixed reviews but at the end of the day they had what I was looking for so I got them on sale. I'm not gunna lie, it took me awhile to figure out how to get music on it which was actually the feud between my Surface and Huawei phone not the headphones. Now I have tonnes of songs on them , used them last night and they didn't budge once. My only complaint is they are pretty ugly and it would have been nice to see some options for the ladies instead of just black. Girls like pretty things :) highly recommend!
I Brought the Walkman series in a duty free shop in Bangkok airport. The expectation from Sony was really high for me. Even the shop guy convinced me to buy Sony. But now I feel there are three major issues with it... 1) The inner ears start hurting so badly that after maximum an hour its a battle to wear it for more longer time. mostly like Pain vs need kind of a scenario. 2) The battery capacity of the Walkman is quite poor, hardly 2.5-4hrs backup.... depending on the mode... if on Bluetooth its just 2.5hrs otherwise it might go up to 4 hrs. 3) The sound output is not that great.
I bought model WS623 in August 2019 and after only a few months of using it in the pool the Walkman would randomly keep turning off, and would do this more often in the next days. Then within a week time after the first faults started the Walkman stopped working completely.. I emailed Sony Tech Support and they listed a few steps on how to reset and recover the Walkman. However, the Walkman does not respond to anything and is totally dead, also during charging the light does not turn on. It has been a month since I replied this to Sony Tech, but I have not received any response for steps on fixing the device. I checked the warranty and find out that this particular Walkman has only a 3 month warranty! Which is already a RED FLAG.. Keep in mind that I washed and dried the device every time after use, and charged the battery once it started blinking orange to keep it in good condition.. Still the Walkman went bad after 4 months in use only. Be aware this is their newest model and it only comes with a 3 Month Warranty.. Furthermore, I see that kamar01(USA) posted a similar experience on 31/07/2019 for his NW-WS625. I find that ridiculous.. Save your money!
This works as advertised and it's unique in the market that it's totally swim proof. I broke a pair of Jabra sports because of sweats even it should be sweat proof. This is working as advertised. Please improve on sound quality and fitting on the next iteration.
Bought it about a month ago, couldn't enjoy it enough due to covid19 outbreak now. But I really enjoyed listening to music when I'm in the water and swimming. Definitely add more swimming time into my daily training as well. Only thing I would complain is the stock earbuds are too soft, so earphones are keep going deep into my ears, so I had to change them with slightly harder rubber ones and it worked perfectly.
Happy with the light weight, comfort, and good fit (doesn't fall off) during the swim. A bit disappointed that the sound quality very much the same as the older version. When connected to iPhone or iWatch using bluetooth the audio received is very low (have to dial to max volume on the device and still quite soft), and when making a call, the other side also can't hear clearly. Disappointed also that the music playback doesn't support playlist feature.
Pro: Love the features and product, sound quality is good enough. Excellent including for heavy duty sports. Con: The same product failed on me - first mp3 playback froze, then one button after another went the next day until it would no longer charge or turn on. Being outside warranty (1.5 years) had to go straight to the trash.
I'm getting regular use from the Head phones. I take great care of them. Handling carefully and seperate carry pouch. Battery life is good. Got to tweak the ear buds so they feel nice and sound is good under water. I fit the strap from my swimming goggles lower over the ears so they hold the Mp3 player in place. I can swim hard and make fast turnaround without them falling out. I only charge it with my computer, I'd love to know if I can charge it with my phone usb charger.
First model purchased was NW-WS413. Bought 2pcs, both pieces spoilt after 2 years usage (plastic crack + intermittent problem).. then decided to purchase this bluetooth version, so far so good... the only problem is the ear buds are not very comfortable... not suit for long hours wearing (>1 hr)...
everything is great and all with being able to use while in the shower without disturbing others with music and having my own private audio. but the Bluetooth lag is absolutely horrendous. for music is fine but when it comes to video, the lips in the video don't sync with the audio which is very annoying
the 1st that i bought had no sound from one side of the ear phones. i had it replaced from the sony repair centre. and the same issue occured on the replacement set. i am currently waiting for their reply.
My husband bought me this on for my birthday coz he knew that I am a big fan of Sony MP3 Waterproof Walkman and I was waiting to get this Mp3 for such a long time as I love workout and doing my daily chores while listening to music with no wires disturbing my movements.Plus, I feel secured as it wrap on my necck when Im not wearing it coz it wouldnt fall down easily except if somebody try to pull it off from my neck. Bring this mp3 outdoor was never a stress for me eventhough on the rainy days, plus it has a bluetooth features where I can just stream my spotify music directly from my phone to this mp3 without wasting my time downloading and updating new songs. When I found out that this mp3 has a saltwaterpoof features, it makes me desperate to have it coz I love to go for swimming, I used to swim in the pool but now im not worry about this mp3 being in sea water anymore. I always love the wireless mp3 walkman that Sony produced and I hope it doesnt stop there! Keep on upgrading more features and suprise me! I will not hesitate to buy again just for new features for new wireless walkman. Just hopefully Sony can create a special box or case just to keep this mp3 clean and secured while its in my bag.
Really great for exercising, don’t move around or fall off when running or at the gym. Super easy to use, only complaint is that after wearing for a while can start to make the inside of your ears hurt from the pressure of the way they sit.
I bought model WS625 from Focus Camera on July 2018, after couple weeks on use in the pool the Right channel began cutting the sound off and on, I did use it for 3 weeks last year and 2 weeks this year before the Right channel stopped completely.. After resetting the unit several times according to the manual I succeed to contact Sony tech support only to be informed that this particular Walkman has a 3 months warranty Only .. and it is my responsibility to find a Sony Repair store to fix it.. Keep in mind that I washed and dried the unit every time after use, and charged the battery every couple of months during last year, even without use, to keep the battery in good condition.. Still the player went bad after less 5 weeks in use.. Moreover Sony Tech Support informed me that this model is the newest model (2017) but still get a 3 months warranty if I buy another one.. Ridiculous Save your money..
I have previously bought the non-bluetooth version, and when that broke down (3 years of good use), I decided to upgrade to the bluetooth version. Amazing product, and the bluetooth function adds so much more. It's comfortable on the go, good sound insulation on public transport, and most importantly, the battery life is decent.
On the downside, if it stops working after warranty period ends, according to the Service Centre, it cannot be repaired. It is however, value for money as it is durable compared to similar products.
It is easy and useful to use Walkman nw-ws623 especially in the pool, there is some problem loading music, difficult to hear in order, the content transfer software does not work well with Mac Please there is another way to transfer music from your Mac
I've had this particular model about one year. I have swam with it a couple times and found the waterproofing to be superior to previous models.
The drivers they use in these seem to be prone to be crackling. After using them about three weeks, I noticed that I would get intermittent cracking when listening to certain songs. This is something I'm hoping the sill address on the next iteration. I don't feel like putting up with Sony's subpar customer service to get it fixed.
The Bluetooth connectivity is seamless. It syncs well when I'm watching Netflix and transfers to calls with ease.
The battery life seems to be all that they claim. I haven't been able to kill the battery without going multiple sessions without charging.
The ambient listening mode is great, but only works at lower volumes. It seems the microphone and or speakers doesn't adjust sensitivity for the volume you listen to music at. Still a great idea and nice to have the option.
The charging cradle is simpler and much more durable than pervious models. Glad they seem to have fixed it.
Overall great product with some minor issues I can live with until the next model.
Wanted something I can use when I am sat in the pool and these were perfect. You can use them for swimming using the MP3 player by changing the earbud fittings or use it as a bluetooth headset while not swimming.
Wish I had known about these earlier as they are just what I need for the beach and pool. I am very pleased with the audio quality considering the price and the ruggedness / waterproof capabilities of the unit. Battery life seems to give around 5/6 hours from a charge which is fine but I am unable to see what the remaining charge level is so best charging them after prolonged use.
Sony instructions were a little poor, had to resort to the internet and youtube to get the information I needed.
Overall very impressed with these, solid, stay in your ears and good quality sound.
I purchase this product about a month ago and must say I truly love this product, I use this product on my daily walk and love the fact that I can listen to my music without having to carry my phone with me
Bought it 2 months ago. Mainly using for jogging, and inside gym. Feel very light. Sound quality is superb. Have ambiance sound option so you stay alert on the environment. The 2 way functions of memory 4gb and Bluetooth what make me chose this earphone. You don't bring your phone all the time during sports. But when you bring it, you want the connectivity so you can have song, listening to youtube and pick up call. Never tried the waterproof function yet for swimming. During phone call, look like the other end of the line cannot hear me clearly, need to raise my voice a bit.
I love this product. Connects to phone, watch etc easily and is able to stream music or my audio books. The ambient sound mode is excellent and gives you a feeling of super hearing but sadly it does not handle white noise very well and you will likely switch it off in very windy conditions or at times where the air-con in a room is very loud. Sadly, it has no app, so monitoring the battery is a bit of guess work. The final area of weakness is the range of bluetooth as any objects even over a short distance from you phone will introduce skipping into tracks. All of this being said, this product is now 3 years old and I still purchased one. The sound quality is excellent and it is one of the few headphones on the market that is fully water proof. Sony now just needs to bring out a new version.
I bought this about six weeks ago and think it is great. Good sound quality, even underwater; easy to use whilst loading and listening to songs/podcasts and via bluetooth; controls intuitive. Doesn't leak water as long as you a bigger size earbuds than you use on dry land. Only quibble is that the plastic bit that you put in your outer ear is a bit big so after about 3 hours, it gets a bit uncomfortable. But I do have small ears!
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