• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No clue why they've gotten such bad reviews

    I love my powerbeats 3 I got them in Christmas of 2016 and they're still working great I workout with them and have let friends use them to workout as well the sound is great the Bluetooth connectivity is strong as ever and I can't think of a time when I've regretted the purchase definitely going to be buying the next model of these if Apple decides to continue with them!

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THE WOREST HEAD PHONES FOR THE PRICE

    Who ever is looking to buy these headphone don't buy these headphone. BECAUSE I BOUGHT TWO OF THEM AND THEY WERE BOTH USELESS. For the price apple is asking for these headphone it is crazy because as you will be listening to this headset they will stop working. These headsets would not turn back on. It is not fair when we go buy this product and you pay up front and you have to wait around for the apple to send it for repair or replacement. IT SHOULD BE ON THE SPOT because customer are not paying 50 dollars for these headsets. POOR ON APPLE. IF APPLE IS READING THIS FIRE THE GUY WHO DESIGNED THESE HEADSETs. EPIC FAIL.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely awful

    Do not buy!

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in 2 weeks

    Bought these 2 weeks ago. Have run with them about 5 times and they now won't switch on or charge. Completely dead.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Do not plan to exercise using these earphones as you will encounter issues charging and connecting after a few workouts. Given the massive number of negative reviews here (all detailing the exact same issues) I am unclear why Apple continues to sell this product and in fact the company should just refund rather than replace. On the positive side, the fit and deign are excellent so if you enjoy wearing a comfortable set of earphones with no connectivity to your device then this product is for you!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not water/sweat resistant... at all

    These are not water resistant. The very first time I ran with them in spring temperatures (read: modest sweat) they broke. They are also not suited for cold conditions - the battery cuts out if you try to run in <30 degree weather. Basically they are only suited for a couple months when the weather is just beginning to warm up.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't even get them to pair

    Right out of the box, these are defective. I followed all the steps but they won't pair with my any of my apple devices. I get the prompt for them to but everytime I try to connect it is unsuccessful.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3 wireless earphones review

    Like many other people, I've had bizarre problems with these earphones. When working out on an elliptical, after around 30 minutes they start malfunctioning, with the sound level going down and up spontaneously. Sometimes the video skips. But basically, they cannot be used. Attempts to turn them off don't work. Eventually, the only way to turn them off is to plug them back into the charger. I've had them replaced once, thinking the original ones were defective, but the second pair have behaved the same way. Very frustrating. People at the Apple store are unaware of this problem. I also have a pair of powerbeats 2, which have worked without problem now for almost 2 years. Clearly something deeply flawed about Powerbeats 3 earphones. Not up to apple standards. Will touch base with apple to get a refund

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    My Powerbeats3 have broken twice since purchasing them 5 months ago. First time was bad Bluetooth connection. Second time was power issue. Apple replaced them but will not refund. Fully expecting the 2nd replacement to break again.

    Don't buy

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3 not sweatproof

    For the first three weeks after purchasing Powerbeats 3 wireless headphones I enjoyed the sound quality and fact that there was no chord in my way during workouts. After 3 weeks and during a workout where the headphones became slightly damp with perspiration the headphones would not turn on or charge. I followed Apple's troubleshooting steps in the user manual to no avail. I have sent them back to Apple today and hope that this is not a recurring event considering the high purchase price. I am beginning to question Apple's Powerbeats 3 website claim of "Sweat and water resistance provides trusted durability".

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not purchase

    I am now sending my THIRD pair back for "repair" The are absolutely terrible. It's April and I purchased the original pair the end of January. At first the are wonderful. Then slowly the start to stop working. Right in the middle of my workouts. They work for about 30 minutes then shut off all together. I was assured it was not because of my sweating. But I'm. Ow beginning to second guess that. For as much as I have spent on these and as much time I've spent shipping them back and forth...it's not with the frustration or time. Save yourself the money and time.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TOO EXPENSIVE FOR SUCH A CHEAP PRODUCT!

    I bought my pair of Powerbeats 3 wireless in 12.18.16 and a month and a half later, they stopped charging and turning on. I had to send them in for "repair" and get a "new" pair. However, this is a process by mail to wait for the box to send the item in and then wait for them to diagnose the problem to finally send you a "new" pair. Now, it is 3 months later and I'm having the SAME ISSUE! I want a refund and do not want anything to do with this brand of earphones again. VERY DISAPPOINTING!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst product EVER made!!!

    I'm in the process of returning my second set of Powerbeats 3 for failure with the volume control switch. My first set of Powerbeats 3 stopped working after 3-weeks of usage, usage which consisted of running and weight lifting six days a week. The item was returned to Amazon for an identical exchange thinking I received a defective item, the statistical outlier item that was bound to fail, however, after my second set of Powerbeats 3 volume control stopped working after just a month of usage, I have decided that my $200 dollar investment was not worth my time and frustration and a $20 dollar Bluetooth no-name brand can be more reliable then this expensive item! Extremely disappointed to see that I'm not the only one that's experiencing a similar issue, yet Apple has not mentioned anything to my knowledge that this item is a piece of garbage!! Do not waste your money on this item and I hope that Apple reads this post and yaks it seriously. I'm done with Beats!!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable and dysfunctional

    So I got these Powerbeats 3 as a Christmas present and about the first week or 2 in they worked fine and powered through my workouts. Then come the 3rd week in I'm sprinting on the treadmill and the volume starts going crazily loud and down, then the music pauses and plays art random times and then it just disconnected from my phone. I had this problem 4 times and I'm planning to send my Powerbeats in again for the FIFTH time. This is ridiculous and they're worth about us $150 but they never function like it. I'm honestly just disappointed in the quality and functionality and would rather have had jaybirds but Apple won't let me RETURN OR REPLACE their DEFECTIVE product at all. My warranty lasts till the end of the year and I'm probably looking at 10-15 constant repairs. Don't buy these earbuds unless you want really bad quality for the money you spend. Jaybird freedoms would be a much better choice for me.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    Fantastic while they worked - good sound quality, great hook system especially for sports which means you never have to worry about them falling out etc. Great, that is, until you hit about a month or two of actually using them. Probably as a result of sweat, they quickly started going crazy - volume goes up and down randomly, songs skip forward or stop etc. Wonderful experience when you are 5k into a15k run and relying on them to help keep cadence and an overall pleasant experience. Bose lifestyle are far better, even if I still prefer the hook system of these. The beats 2 had the same issue and it seemed like they'd fixed it. Very good marketing to sell junk.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in Apple's quality

    On my 3rd pair since late November. Purchased from retailer, replaced 2x due to repeated problems and lock ups after charging in addition to other persistent issues. More on those later.

    After second pair, I decided to go to Apple Store instead for support. They were quick to send them off for repair. That experience I give an A+. Exactly what I've come to expect from Apple. But the quality of these earphones is not to Apple's standard at all.

    Problems include having to reset earphones daily to reconnect to iPhone and Apple Watch . Some days works, some days doesn't. Random cut outs, random volume fluctuations on its own, on and off button doesn't work most the time and have to wait for battery to drain to get it working again. Volume rocker doesn't work, Siri function doesn't work. I don't believe rocker is water resistant which is ridiculous considering the rocker sits on your sweaty neck when working out. 1st pair, rocker would work beginning of workout but 20 min in, rocker would cease working. I can go on but I think you get the picture. Stay away until Apple fixes or improves the manufacturing or design. And to top it off, sound quality is sub par. Huge buyer's remorse.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Going into the trash

    I'm sick of these things. First pair died within a week. This pair is 3 weeks old and disconnects all the time. Won't hold a charge. Utter garbage. Not even going to bother returning them. In the trash they go.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats3 not working

    This was never a problem before apple took over beats now all these defect are coming into play like they only come 5$

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUST WANT IT TO WORK RIGHT... LONGER... PROPERLY... AS ADVERTISED !!!

    So after 3 months of purchasing my beats 3 the battery didn't sustain, fully charged and died after 30 minutes.....So DISAPPOINTED and I REALLY WANT APPLE TO FIX THE PROBLEM!!! After reading multiple reviews this is a common problem and 170 one star patrons-NOT GOOD APPLE... Invest in improvements PLEASE!! I LOVE the product! I just want them to work as advertised and without any problems.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sweat Resistant

    While they audio quality is improved from the previous version, they only earn 1 star because I am waiting for my 4th pair to arrive. The three previous pairs have all suffered from the same problem. Sweat shorts out the remote on the strap. This causes random changes in volume, random play/pause, random Siri responses. I never had this problem with my Powerbeats 2, and they should think about going back to that remote design. Wish I could just get a refund instead of having to send them in for replacements every couple of months.

    3 of 3 people found this useful