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It used to be a great product
on May 18, 2011
I have been using Speedo MP3 player for the past 4 years and it worked fine.
The Player is great, contains 2G of songs and although there is no shuffle feature, it is still a great accessory for swimming.
The problem starts with its earphones:
The previous generation was uncomfortable, but, had a good sound and the ears were sealed completely from the water.
After few years, when the first pair was worn out, I bought a pair of new earphones, which are a downgrade form earlier generations:
1) The outer frame was redesigned, into a round shape, which makes it harder to grab and aim into ones ear.
2) The earplugs do not seal the ear anymore, water are coming in, making the sound blurry.
3) and the worst of all, after 3 swims, the left earphone stopped working.
I actually replaced the first pair for a new one (with the help of Amazon's great customer service), but, the second pair suffered exactly from the same problems and was unusable after 2 swims.
I didn't buy any other earphone since...