• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Another $200 wasted on Powerbeats. A couple of years ago I purchased a set of Powerbeats 2, the only thing I ended up being impressed with was the sound quality and wireless function. Within a couple of months it was extremely difficult to get Bluetooth connectivity and the power button didn’t want to work either on or off. Hoping these problems were rectified I spent another $200 3 weeks ago on the Powerbeats 3. Battery life was great as they lasted me a full week of gym sessions without needing to be recharged. By week 2 the honeymoon was over. They now constantly skip buffering even when my phone is in my pocket or on the ground beside me. But by far the worst problem is they refuse to turn off. Finish my workout, hold the power button down for at least 4-5 seconds plenty of time for them to turn off and get to the gym the following day and they’re flat, the second time I made certain they turned off yet still next gym session, flat. Again like the PB2 the buttons don’t work, can’t skip music or adjust volume so forced to use the Apple wired headphones. Powerbeats are absolutely faeces, will never purchase another pair ever again. It’s two from two now and $400 of my money wasted.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for working out

    If you sweat a lot during working out or other activities DO NOT BUY THESE. The sweat will cause the headphones to turn the volume all the way up or down repeatedly or start activating Siri on your phone randomly. Also once it starts acting up the power button will not allow me to turn them off so I have to let the battery fully discharge and then recharge if I want to have another attempt at using. For the $199 price point I am looking into other wireless options.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke After 14 Months

    The volume control button popped off after just over a year. Wouldn't recommend them. Not durable enough to justify the price point.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality at any price

    3 months or normal light use is all I got before one of the ear hooks snapped off completely. The other one is loose. Apple says even though I paid over $150 for these it is not a defect and will not be covered.... unreal.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    “Sweat resistant”

    Don’t buy these

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective Product

    Went through 3 pairs so far. I will not be resubmitting for warranty again. Going to switch to a quality competitor instead. After about 2 years of horrible reviews, Apple should take these off the shelves immediately, There needs to be a class action suit.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd regret

    My wife bought me the Powerbeats 2 for Christmas 2016. It wasn’t long before they stopped working. I sent them back to Apple and they were working again. However it wasn’t long before they stopped working again. Soon after that the Powerbeats 3 came out and it seemed they made great improvements. I didn’t want my wife to find and and felt bad, that her gift was a bust. So I purchased the 3’s in the same color so she wouldn’t know. I wore these about 20 times until they stopped working and wouldn’t take a charge. I am so mad I took another chance in these sub par ear plugs. They are currently being shipped back to Apple for repair. As a huge Apple customer, at this point would rather just have my $ back. So disappointed in Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use them for working out or work

    First off I have an IPhone X so its not an old equipment problem. They shut off every 5 to 10 minutes. So you have to pair them every 5-10 min. And then half the time they wont pair at all. W1 chip is all BS. Can i please have a headphone jack? Your wireless products just dont work!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Headphones have major issues with sweat resistance

    I've gone through 5 sets of these headphones all from warranty replacements. I only use these headphones when working out and they don't last for long. You would think that with the price point of these headphones that they would have good sweat resistance but no!

    Now I am out of warranty and have an expensive paper weight. Thanks Apple!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS

    Wore these buds 5x and let my daughter borrow on vacation for a run. They acted up then and after one more run completely stopped working! Less than 10 wears for a hefty price tag!! NOT a workout bud. This should be an embarrassment to Dr Dre and ESPECIALLY Apple!! NEVER again!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid Powerbests3

    I have Powerbeats2 and Powerbeats3. I have replaced my Powerbeats2 1 time and am now going on my 5 replacement of the Powerbeats3. Furthermore, the Powerbeats2 sound much better than the Powerbeats3. I'm under the impression the 3rd generation uses cheaper parts.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 3rd pair due to the same issues

    I really like the fit and sound, my issue comes when they just stop working. Don't know if it's the battery or what, but some time between 2 week and 2 months is all I can get out of my last 3 pair. Apple has been good about replacing them, but the process is painful...store lines are terrible, but waiting for them to be shipped leaves you waiting without a functional headset. Bummer

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones

    I actually really like the PB3 wireless earphones However, I have experienced the same problem with moisture. Mine would also shut off and not come back on or recharge after some use (due to moisture). So I'm thinking I gotta figure this out because this is my second set (mailed back the first set for the same reason). How do I get the moisture out? Pack them in salt or rice? Throw them in my freezer, microwave, air fryer, oven or instant pot? Nope, I threw those suckers into my Open Country food dehydrator, turned on the temp to 105 degrees (keeping the temp low) and let them dry for about 45 minutes to an hour. And bada bing! I plugged them into the charger, the red charge light came back on, then the white light, then they fully recharged and are now working again!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    My Powerbeats 3 stopped working after about 3 runs and a handful of charges. Also, the on/off button is so small that it is unreliable and the micro USB socket is now left completely exposed to the elements without a cover. Given the price of these earphones, and the expectations set by the advertising and the Apple brand, this product is a huge disappointment.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Owned 5 pairs of Powerbeats between the beats 2 and 3. average lifetime for a beats is 4 months for me. These will be my last pair of beats.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The ear pods keep falling off of my ear

    Is there a way in which I can securely mount the ear pods into my ears? When I do sit ups they keep falling off. Also, even when I run they are not secure (I used the largest pods).

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage - do not buy

    As many people here have commented, these are NOT SWEAT PROOF... I've also had the same problem with the 2nd generation before these. Worked for a few months and then complete shutdown. Apple service is also terrible - cannot believe these items cannot be replaced/repaired in store.

    Very disappointed. Would not recommend.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT Sweat resistant - Worst headphones ever - Worse customer service

    I bought Beats solo 3 in November, I ran three times with them, each run was 4 miles. Two months after purchase one side stopped working completely. I read online that this has been a problem with thousands of users. I wish I knew this before I paid 230 USD in a garbage product.
    DO NOT BUY THESE.
    IT is shameful since I have at least 10 other apple products, but now after my first interaction with their support, I hate this company.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweat resistant

    I literally having been reading about this by multiple people and my situation is spot on. I start working out, and I sweat like everybody that works out does. And my headphones disconnected trying to reconnect right away they would blink white and nothing would happen. My other wireless beats version 2 lasted way longer then this. And you cannot honestly advertise “ you’re free to push through the most challenging workouts. Sweat and water resistant provides the necessary durability for strenuous workouts and weather.” That literally is from your website about the product. That’s a bold out right lie, and to try and blame the customers because people sweat different. The customer is buying your product because an advertisement claiming it does something it doesn’t.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweat resistant

    I've had my Powerbeats 3 for a few months now and it was not until I've begun to workout that I've had a problem. Almost every workout they will just turn off after about 30 minutes and I was unsure why. It was not until I began reading reviews did I realize that my sweat was causing them to turn off. I have switched back to a cheap wired connection headphone for working out and am in the process of looking for a different workout brand.

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