• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!

    I have had these head phones for 2-3 weeks and the battery is shot! That is not acceptable for $150-200 headphones. If anyone has suggestions on good workout head/ear phones please let me know!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellend sound, very poor quality of construction

    As many others I've had my Powerbeats3 broken without any advice after 4 weeks, get the constant red light when trying to charge it and got the advice from support that I need to replace them....

    But what will happen when they will broke again after the warranty ??

    Very bad deal.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop working for no reason

    I had powerbeats 2 before, and I really don't know what happened to it. It couldn't turn on and charge. Now, it happened again to my new powerbeats ! So I want to Warn the ones who wants to get them. PLEASE PURCHASE THE APPLE CARE. Otherwise you will spend 100 dollars more to get it fixed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Lived

    When I first got the power beats 3 I absolutely loved them. Especially coming from the awful standard apple ear phones you get with an iphone. However they ended up being a huge waste of money. I got them around Christmas time and already after a month of use, some how, some way, one of the ear hook things fell completely off. I have no clue how it fell off, especially because I am not rough with my things but it was very disappointing. It doesn't stop there though. I learned to live with only one hook, and could still get great workouts with out them falling out. Then....of course...... The 12 hour charge fell dramatically, and for some reason the button that connects the head phones via bluetooth stopped working and only allows to turn on the head phones. Can't connect them or turn them off. Sooooo they are worthless and cannot be used. I am a college student who works out 7 days a week, so this not only is detrimental in terms of losing $200 that I cant just replace but I am also out of music until I figure out what to do. Thank You Apple for taking more of the money I don't have.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apparent waste of money

    I bought my Powerbeats with the sole purpose of using them to workout, and now about 5 weeks later, they no longer work, turn on or even charge! I take care of them, clean them once a week, and this still happens?! when they worked they were great, but for the price paid, not worth it!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    7th times the charm?

    I got the original PB wireless as a gift 2 years ago and have since been through 2 PB'1, 4 PB2's, and am awaiting my second pair or PB3's. To apples credit, their customer service is always friendly and promptly replaces the headphones each time I have called in with the issue, but it amazes me that a company that produces mostly great products would sell such a piece of junk. I've read reviews saying sweating will cause them to short circuit...aren't these intended work exercising?? I can't imagine all the athletes who are in their commercials aren't sweating during their workouts with these dumb things in.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after 3 months

    Got these in early January. As of yesterday morning (3 months in), they no longer charge or turn on. For the price tag this is pretty ridiculous.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE PRODUCT. DO NOT BUY.

    Stopped working after the second week of use. Volume would randomly turn itself all the way down for the first two weeks and then it stopped working altogether. Will show the red light when on the charger but no matter what I do they will not come back on.

    Does anyone know of a pair of headphones that are actually sweat proof. This is my 5th pair in the last few years.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 15 days

    I love to run and for the longest time I used to the headphone with the cord. When suggested I buy the powerbeats3 I didn't really want to spend the money. Well I finally caved and bought them. When I first started using them they were AWESOME! I was questioning why I hadn't bought them sooner. Well I went to the gym tonight. They worked fine, turned them off when I was done, came home to charge them...... the power/charging light won't even come on nor will they even turn on. They weren't completely dead either.
    So needless to say I'm extremely irritated that I've only had my powerbeats a total of 15 days and they ALREADY STOPPED WORKING.
    I bought them at Best Buy, so I hope Apple will still honor the warranty, otherwise I'm out $200!!!!
    Not worth buying if they are going to continue to stop working.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY DISAPPOINTING

    From an apple supported brand you would expect a lot more in terms of quality BUT NOT THIS TIME... to me the power beats are a great failure and a very expensive one. Experiencing the same problems as all other reviews here. I am tired of spending additional time going to the service center to tell the same story again and again to get a replacement.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THESE!!!!!!

    they WILL stop working if you sweat. hmmmmmm.... the last time I checked you sweat when you work out.

    you can send back ...... back it takes forever to get a replacement; and it WILL stop working again.

    my $20 pair work better than these!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you sweat, look elsewhere

    Like many others have said, if any sweat gets into the Powerbeats 3, they're eventually toast. They'll start doing weird issues like skipping/changing volume/activating Siri randomly. Like other reviewers, I've had many Powerbeats 2 that would die about every six months but these Powerbeats 3 are severely worse. They sound much better than the 2s but they are way more fragile. I've been through 2 pairs since January 2017 and another just started exhibiting the same problems. I think I'll need to switch product at this point. Clearly there must be a design flaw with these. I suspect sweat seeps into the seam of the control stick and sends it haywire. I use them daily at the gym.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    INFERIOR PRODUCT. BATTERY WILL NOT CHARGE AFTER 3 WEEKS OF USE.

    When it did work, I was very satisfied using them for gym workouts. After 3 weeks of light use, to my surprise, the PowerBeats 3 will show a flashing red light when using the micro-usb charging cable that came with it plugged into my USB computer on my Macbook Pro. After charging for 4 hours and noticing it was still flashing red, I verified that my USB was working. I plugged into another USB and same thing happened. I researched online about the problem and was directed to the beatsbydre website to download beatsupdater app to make sure it had the latest firmware which confirmed it was the latest. Beats still will not charge past 0%. I am very dissappointed, as this is the first pair of PowerBeats I have ever purchased and expected higher lasting quality for paying $150. Apple should not be selling this product and I will be telling all my customers, professional athletes, and rehab patients to fully avoid this product. Unacceptable Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just stopped working

    They are too expensive to start with, and the sound is not so surprising, but it just stopped working, a few weeks after buying its.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    For anyone still concerned that there's too much bass, don't worry. There's virtually none.
    Sound is very thin.
    Comfort is good, they stay put and pairing is easy.
    The biggest plus for me is that the behind neck tether is supple and therefore I can lie down with these on comfortably.
    For exercise there are as good if not better choices way cheaper.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    battery issues

    When these work they are GREAT! They sound great and stay on when running, biking, or working out on any number of pieces of equipment. The problem has been with the battery. I bought them in Oct of 2016 and in Jan of 2017 the battery wouldn't charge. After a couple of weeks I got a replacement pair from Best Buy but was told the warranty will still expire in Oct. The battery just died again and now I will be without them for a couple of weeks while they get sent to a repair facility. I will get a new pair with only 7 mos of warranty. Hopefully the 3rd time is a charm and this pair lasts.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no zero star available?

    Had to change my Powerbeats THREE times with the store. My fourth set seems to be in a never-ending recharge status (although when connected to the laptop battery shows as 99% and software is up-to-date) and they won't turn on anymore. Worst product ever.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AVOID!

    My review is inline with everyone else's sentiment towards these awful, overpriced wireless headphones. I'm training for a marathon and there is nothing worse when these headphones continuously cutout intermittently throughout your run / workout...and if it's not intermittently cutting out, it stops working altogether...
    Do yourself favour, look at a different brand altogether because you're going to be disappointed with these headphones. Apple must investigate the issues that all consumers are having relating to these PowerBeats 3 headphones, it's not good enough, I want my money back!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shuts off and not charging

    Got powerbeats3 from Costco and using it regularly for workouts. It stopped working after 2 weeks and not charging to 100% when plugged overnight.
    Also has a strange problem since the start that it get disconnected from the phone very often when ever I am watching something on YouTube or Netflix etc. etc. I m in California so high or low temperatures is not an issue must be seen merging wrong with the battery or the product.

    My other Bluetooth ($20-$60) range had never such issues. Really disappointed with the quality of beats. $150 gone ��
    Apple please do proper quality check of your product. Many customers are facing the same issues. Hoping you are looking into the feedback and reviews of your product.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They're OK if you dont sweat!

    I now have PowerBeats3 but during 2016 I had 4 pairs of Powerbeats2!

    Each lasted between 6 and 12 weeks.
    Mode of failure would be failure to retain a decent amount of charge (20mins listening time max), then failure to charge at all. i.e. 'Permanent Red Light' for hours but no charge retained. 'Reset' function wouldn't work. The In-line controller functionality would also fail intermittently.

    When each pair 'died' I'd take them back to PC World, the retailer in UK, they'd send to Apple, who'd send a replacement.
    Warranty expired after 1 year but, fair play to them, PC World offered me (as a regular customer for other products that work!!) the option to switch them for a brand new pair of PowerBeats3. How could I refuse?
    Sadly, after almost 3 months these are showing signs of starting to fail too. Right now, the on-off button is not always working and the in-line controller is not working at all.
    I'll be in the gym and tracks skip, the volume goes to zero or Siri pipes up with "I'm sorry I didn't get that"!
    I think the issue with the Powerbeats2 was primarily battery-related but with the PowerBeats3 there appears to be an issue with sweat getting into the in-line controller and rendering it useless. That's my theory anyway!! I did once speak to Apple support but they really did not want to hypothesise around possible technical weakness(es) in the product.
    Would be interesting to hear if any other gym-goers have had a similar experience?

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