• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple quality shows

    Beats was a great brand when Dre actually owned the company. Ever since he sold the brand to Apple you can tell the downgrade in poor material they use to make product. This is now my 3rd pair of Beats in 3 years and you can tell it’s because of the quality of material Apple is using. Apple has done a good job of running a good name into the ground

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've bought the Powerbeats3 Wireless in the end of February, and I use it to basic listen to music while I run. Two months later, it started to skip songs on its on, increase and decrease the volume, activate Siri and pause the music. I went to an authorized Apple Store Tech Store here in Brazil, and they gave me a new one, since it is still under warranty.
    Again, two months later, same problems, and I will have to return it AGAIN. What will happen when my warranty wears off?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your time or money !!!!!

    As a Apple customer I was sure to give them ample time before absoulutlety bashing them in this review. I had the Powerbeats 2 for almost 2 years and never had a problem. Decided to upgrade when beats 3 went on sale for $150. Turns out to be one of the worst mistakes ever. The headphones are the least bit sweat resistant and start to malfunction after a few workouts. Apple gave us a garbage product here and I find iT funny how they have not expressed their apologies or given refunds. I will be taking my money to Bose workout headphones now as the beats 3 are garbage and a waste of money. I strongly recommend not buying these headphones if you are going to do any type of workout !

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones / Missing features

    These are good headphone. I do like them. The biggest problem I have with them is they don't have buttons to rewind or skip tracks. There are cheaper brands that offer this feature. For the amount of money you drop they should offer all bells and whistles. Besides that they offer good sound quality, they are comfortable and I do like them. Defiantly not worth 200$. I got mine for 129$ if your buying them at that price grab them don't pay 200$ for them not worth it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Terrible

    The Powerbeats3 are likely the worst purchase I have ever made. I am extremely disappointed in Apple for what I consider false/misleading advertising. After using my Powerbeats3 headphones for four runs in less than one week, they will no longer charge fully and shut off 15 minutes into my runs (if I'm lucky). For a $200 product advertised as workout headphones, this is unacceptable. Do not buy these headphones.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond terrible

    The powerbeats3 are likely the worst purchase I've ever made. After 4 runs in less than one week, they do not charge completely and turn off 15 minutes into my run. For a product that is marketed as a workout headphone, I'd consider this performance unacceptable. Do not buy these headphones if you intend to use them for their advertised purpose.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Multiple Returns, but a bright side

    these worked no better than any of these other reviews, but Apple ended up making it right in the end and I suggest that all of you give them an opportunity to do the same. 1 star for the Powerbeats3, 5 stars for Apple as a whole.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Great product

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I want to give these 5 stars so badly.

    I've been burned by the Powerbeats 2. I hoped these would have corrected the issues those were plagued with. Any successful company like Apple can't possibly be making money on these after having to overnight 7 pairs of replacements to me. I was wrong. I bought the Powerbeats 3 and loved them. They fit and sound great. The W1 chip is a great idea to avoid the hassles of pairing. My joy lasted 2 months. I thought "Hey, maybe its a fluke, I'll return them to Costco and get another pair". Two months later, dead again. Poor Costco has to eat the bill for these, although I hope they're getting paid back by Apple. I love Apple, I have Apple stock, I have tons of Apple products and push others to move to the well thought and well designed Apple devices.

    Apple may or may not be losing money on these but they're certainly losing customers. These are so great but so unreliable. Word is getting around, hundreds of one star reviews with less than 75 5 star reviews. Apple does advertise these as "Sweat resistant". The level of "resistance" is not advertised but my guess is it is the lowest IPX standard...possibly not even IPX rated. I've had very minor sweat sessions that have killed these. How no one has sued Apple over these is beyond me. Sure they'll replace them for nearly anything during the one year warranty but it still costs the customer time, gas money to put them in a FedEx box and you have to deal with the stress of calling Apple for the 5th time only to have to go through the "try this...try that..." when we both know these things are dead. I had a friend ask me help her look for bluetooth headphones for her husband. The first reply I had was "Don't buy Beats, they will not last." she was shocked since the mind share is Beats are great headphones. I'm now afraid to buy any other Beats headphones. They're very expensive and I don't have much faith they'll last or I fear I'll be so stressed over them dying and going through RMA process on repeat for a year until Apple says "You're on your own now! $200 down the drain".

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for Athletes

    Best headphones for sound quality, very comfortable but claims to be sweat resistant when in fact is not unless you are going for casual walk but if you are serious about training i would not recommend this product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 Stars I've had 4 pairs in 6 months...

    HIGHWAY ROBBERY! Apple should ASHAMED of this product. What happened to Apple standing for superior quality? Those days died with Steve I guess. Nothing like getting ready for a run, standing there for 10 minutes waiting for you Apple Watch to pair with your Beats only to realize your Beats aren't going to turn on because they have failed again. Apple should recall this product and own the fact that they put their brand on a terd with a $200 price tag. Avoid at all costs!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love & Hate

    Pros: Great Sound & Battery Life (WHEN THEIR WORKING PROPERLY)






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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality issue

    I received these beats as a Christmas gift last year, and they worked perfect for 11 months. (That’s the reason they get 2 stars) However, the volume control is coming loose and now the beats are permently stuck on mute which makes them completely useless. I expect cheap headphones to fall apart eventually, but quality ones priced at $200 should last more than 11 months. Disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I own 3 different pairs of beats headphones and the Powerbeats3 are the worst. If you sweat while working out, they fail. Sony sell a similar product for half the price that work twice as well. I can’t give zero stars, they aren’t worth zero stars.


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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Great battery life, great sound, fits perfectly in the ear, comfy & light weight, tested and proven, I will like the next beat to have neck hanger to maintain balance when using one earpiece on one ear or a rubber that could stick to someone's skin to avoid weighing down while using one earpiece. Thanks.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere if you actually workout

    The first thing I noticed is the sound quality isn't as good as the standard pair of wired headphones that come with an iPhone. Then, after two runs, the controls stopped working. Par for the course, if you read all the reviews. I power cycled, re-paired, nothing helped. I can't give these "workout headphones" more than one star if they stop working after only two workouts! I really wanted to like them but I'm returning these today, they're just not worth the money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    If you are a fan of purchasing expensive items that only work for a short time - these headphones are for you. Mine worked for a few months and then were sent back and fixed under warranty. Shortly after the warranty expired, they failed again. This time Apple fixed them for $100. Now they don't work again. These headphones are absolute garbage

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    20min into my workout and they turn off because I sweat too much. So even though they say Powerbeats are sweat/water resistan, they are not!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Perfect for working out. I don’t know how anyone gives these anything less than 4 stars.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Malfunctioned and Replaced 5 Times in 9 Months

    I purchased these less than a year ago, and they're currently being replaced for the fifth time. I am not using them for anything other than their intended purpose (running, working out); and they malfunction about every 8 or so weeks. It's typically the same thing every time; the volume starts randomly turning up and down; Siri activating for no reason; followed by random turning off mid-run and not turning back on without a full charge. My Powerbeats 2s actually had to be replaced twice as well! Anker makes a similar product available on Amazon for $30 (they look nearly identical), which I keep for a backup pair; and they have proven to be just as reliable, maybe even more so. If Apple doubts this review, I welcome them to contact me and I'll gladly provide my repair and case ID history.

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