• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money.

    I'm on my 3rd replacement pair, each one functioning more poorly than the one before. At this point I don't even want another pair, I just want a refund. Bluetooth connection goes out after some wear. Even after full charge they die in like 30min. Far cry from the advertisements 12 hour playback time promise. Also not very durable for an activewear headset. Long story short DO NOT BUY. Awful in everything you would expect from a 200$ pair of headphones, except style but a lot of good that does you with no sound. 2 thumbs down.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK!!!

    Awesome product!!!!.....FOR TWO WEEKS! Then they start skipping songs, pausing songs, going back to previous song, volume turning down, turning up, not turning off when trying to reset. From reading others comments, I think its probably due to sweat. They definitely are NOT sweat "resistant". At first I thought maybe the blue tooth was being intercepted by others that have the same product; many people have them where I work out. But it was doing it when I was by myself. I tied taking them off believing maybe the "shock" of bouncing around was causing the "ghost manipulation" of the buttons; nope, continued to bounce from one song to another and change volume on its own. Ridiculous these could make it out of the testing phase with such issues. Sad think is that I bought them right before going on overseas deployment without an ability for several months to replace. I'm probably screwed out of being able to get a refund or exchange when I get finally get back home. THANKS APPLE!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst headphones ever, such a disappointment from apple

    I have always been a fan of apple since i can remember, but this is the most terrible near useless product they've ever sold. I get that it was originally produced by the founder of Beats and not Apple, but once Apple buys something and sells it as their own i'd figure they'd make necessary improvements but SHEESH these are TERRIBLE. i have had to get these replaced THREE times now i'm about to submit another request for a fourth "repair" that'll end up getting replaced. I sweat a LOT and these are supposed to be sweat proof i can assure you they are FAR from that as they're constantly needing replacements.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3

    I bought my first pair of Powerbeats super excited to finally have a pair of wireless, sweat proof, in ear headphones but within a week I was severely disappointed. I workout, run and sweat a lot and within a week the volume button was damaged from sweat and would constantly act as if the button to lower the volume was being held down. Then one of the sides stopped working. I sent them back and got a replacement and the same exact thing happened. I was very conscious of wiping off the piece so sweat wouldn't damage it but the second pair only lasted two weeks before the sound stopped working and the volume controller broke. Fast forward to my third pair I got as a gift and after using them for 2 weeks I charged them overnight and unplugged them and they wouldn't turn on. I tried plugging them back in and I immediately got a red light like they had just died. After two nights of tryi to get them to work in this same cycle they finally turned on but wouldn't connect, and they wouldn't turn off either. Safe to say I wouldn't recommend to anyone

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I've had two pair of these. First pair stopped charging, thankfully they were still under warranty(barley). Got a replacement pair and shortly after one of the ear pieces became unglued...and because the warranty didn't start over with the replacement pair I couldn't get them fixed without paying $99 so I bought some Krazy Glue and fixed them and a week or two later I picked them up to put on and one of the ear loops broke. I don't recommend anyone buy these unless you get a really good deal on them because they are not worth $199.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not water and sweat resistant

    I thought I was getting a great pair of headphone that I could use to work out with and use for all of my conference calls. I had no idea that these really are not water and sweat resistant. $199 for headphones that don't do what they say they do. I had to submit a warranty claim 3 times. The 4th they sent me a brand-new pair. Now that I realize they are not water and sweat resistant, I will not use them to workout. Like other I found wireless headphones for $15-$30 that perform better. Unfortunately, I purchased a pair for my Dad for Father’s Day and they have already gone bad. Thank goodness, I purchased at Best Buy and I get 45 days to return. He got his second pair and 1 workout the failed.

    How can the reviews on other websites be so good???? On the Apple website they are terrible. I wish I would have done more research!

    Apple get your act together. If you’re going to charge $199 then you better offer IPX7 headphones that can handle a workout.


    We own many apple products and this is a real turn off! I wonder if they read these reviews? I don’t see any responses from them like other companies!


    Apple do what’s right and give loyal customers a cash refund!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, these headphones are really THAT bad!

    I was impressed with the comfort, sound and ease of pairing with my iPhone. But after just a couple of months of ownership, these headphones now fail to hold a charge, or sometimes will not even turn on. I'm waiting for return packaging, so I'll be without any headphones for around 3 weeks. From reading the other reviews, it appears that even if I get sent a new pair, they're unlikely to last. It seems, therefore, that this product has a serious design or manufacturing flaw and it is about time Apple recognised that and offered full refunds so that dissatisfied customers can choose another, more reliable product. Finally, Apple should cease selling these.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you sweat while working out!

    I have been having problems with my Powerbeats3 since day one! I have send them for repairs three times already and the tech department can't find anything wrong with them, they basically stop working soon as I start to sweat during my running or workout sessions, they only last 20- 30 minutes and they just power off, is really frustrating to be dealing with this issue and basically the only thing I can do is send them back over and over again until the warranty expires, I don't recommend this device to anyone that sweats . beware stay away from this problem! and in my opinion the only amazing thing about this situation is Apple customer service they are always very helpful.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality product for Apple

    It's embarrassing Apple even puts their name on this product. I am on my 2nd pair already after sending it back the first time. The wire keeps splitting which exposes the internal wires and it just happened again. It usually happens where the cable tightening piece is on the middle of the wire. With continued use, the wire just splits. I have also had issues where the connection drops randomly. Thought this had something to do with my phone but realized it is just these headphones because my apple watch stays connected no problem. APPLE NEEDS TO FIX THESE!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working in several aspects

    I used it on my work for conference calls. After a month, hard to power it on. Volume controls not working and a big noise each time I use the microphone. The noise was so high that no one can understands me. Tried with Siri but does not understands me at all. This noise began last week. Really a very expensive and useless device. I cannot use any more, just to listen... I have an old plantronics bought many years ago and works much better than this one.
    It seems no Steve no quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powebeats a problem

    Bought first pair of Powerbeats July 4. Lasted about 2 weeks before wouldn't hold a charge. Went to local Apple Store and exchanged them. Same thing. Should have read these reviews before buying. Every other Apple product I've owned has been great. These have been terrible and aside from problem with charging, requires a great waste of time dealing with it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Build. Stay Away!

    I got them in November and they've gone bust twice till now. I have had one replacement and the second is in progress. They work fine but they just go bust after a few months. For a $200 workout earphone and coming from Beats & Apple, this is disappointing. Never expected a product they make to have such inferior build quality. Reading several reviews online, these issues seem to be happening to almost everyone who got a pair of them. Don't buy them.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great (if it works)

    Great product. However, sometimes hassle with pearing, lost connection, dropped volume and now the remote doesn't work anymore and I'm now gonna send it back.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash Product

    Had the PB3 for less than a month and they now have pairing issues. Flashes red and whote and won't connect. Apple won't supply with new headphones. Do yourself a favor and don't buy these if you're looking for a good wireless workout headphone.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product I have owned in 20 years.

    I am on my third pair. The previous 2 pair were replaced under warranty. The 1st replacement pair would not even power on.
    The 3rd pair, same as the 1st. It just shuts down after about an hour of use after a full charge. Takes better part of a day charging before it will power up again. I have checked for firmware updates as well as the usual voodoo. When I downloaded the Powerbeats updater, I took the opportunity to name them 'Unreliable'. When they work, the sound is great.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excited..... but not..

    These earphones have a truly Awesome sound and are great to wear...

    They worked Awesome here the first half year, but have the last week struggled to live op to the expectations and the battery started ro act complicated, even after dusins of resets and whatever..

    Now the battery drains it self in less than 1 day, EVEN when turned off... = the battery is wasted...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Robust

    Let me start by saying I'm sending back my 3rd set of PowerBeats3 and I went through three PowerBeats2, all replaced under warranty. I want to like them and I do when they work, but reaching for them before each workout is rolling the dice.

    I run every day and I pair with my Apple Watch. They sound great and, the ability to head out on runs without my phone and just these is awesome. They fit well and are comfortable. BUT, inevitably, after 30 to 60 days, they will just glitch out. I have experienced all problems in other reviews: battery not holding charge when powered off, power button stops working, inline control stops working, randomly drops bluetooth connection, etc. I think it has to do with sweat getting into electronics and they're just not robust. O most recent pair, I did an experiment: wrapped them in electrical tape in an effort to waterproof them on my own. This pair finally crapped out after a particularly hot and sweaty late-July run where I could tell I had sweat in my ears. I think the sweat worked its way down into the earpiece and came in contact with the electronics and the next day the were non responsive. They're on their way back to Apple for replacement.

    I struggle to understand how Apple can stand behind these headphones. I thought with Powerbeats 3, there would be an improvement but I think they're worse. Apple should issue a recall or fix the issues; they have to know about them. Just look at the reviews here or on Amazon. The numbers are too large to think it's just a small issue. My hope is that Apple fixes the issues and provides a replacement once and for all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same bad experience

    Not up to Apple quality standards

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it trash day yet?

    Do your research. Read all reviews. Do what I did not. Don't waste $200 on these overpriced pieces of junk. It seems like the beats design team tried to cut every single corner they could have in designing these things. Not sweat resistant at all. Owned them for about a week of running and exercising and they are already malfunctioning, dying on a full charge, increasing/decreasing volume on it's own. Quite honestly the worst pair of headphones I have ever bought. Sound is garbage, design is worse, all for a price that is disrespectful to consumers around the world.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor product

    Had the beats 2 for almost a year when they died. I have gone through 2 sets of beats 3s in less than 6 months. All the same issues everyone is talking about. Time for a recall.

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