• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and battery life compared to Powerbeats 2, shotty build quality

    I own two pairs of the Powerbeats 3 and a pair of Powerbeats 2, and have done some intense listening and comparing.
    Sound and battery life have greatly increased which is great, I have however over the course of less then a year needed to replace both pairs via apple due to the mic/controller buttons failing. In both cases it happened after a sweaty work out or light rain during a bike ride or run, things that should never be an issue with sports earbuds. It would be nice if they extended warranty for existing users as there is clearly a build flaw in terms of the buttons and waterproofing.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, I am really impressed

    I just got the Powerbeats 3 for only 4 days and I'm really satisfied with my purchase so far, battery life is so impressive it lasts more than 12 hours I use it all day long litterly at work, home and when I'm commuting on my bike around town, it fits well and never fall out of place the wire sometime can be annoying but not that much, sound quality is fair with plenty of bass but it can be improved by using a good equalizer app I have Dolby Atom which came bundled with my Lenovo K6.
    If things stay the same and never experienced what other reviewer is complaining about, Definitely gonna buy another Beats products it really worth it

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love these

    Now I'm no audiophile so I don't know a thing about bass, treble and whatnot, but what I do know is that I love these earphones. I wanted something sturdy to wear during the gym or when out walking and these are perfect. They block out sounds of other people at the gym so I don't get distracted but when out walking it doesn't completely block out noise, which I find great because it still makes me aware while listening to music or playing a podcast. The volume control is easily accessible and they fit like a charm. I can't rate them highly enough.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great warranty

    The only good thing about me owning Apple's Powerbeats3 is the warranty. I'm on my sixth pair of Powerbeats headphones. I've had three pairs of the PB2's and I just received my 3rd pair of PB3's. On average they last a few months, then go out. I contact Apple and after a few minutes of failed troubleshooting, they send me a brand new pair in about 3 days. Needless to say, I won't be spending any more money on Apple's Powerbeats but I will ride this awesome warranty until the wheels fall off.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality, a step down from the Powerbeats2

    I am very disappointed with my new Powerbeats3 headphones. They are 2 month old and they have completely quit on me. I had connectivity issues after 30 days to where they would not disconnect and turn off from my phone. No they will power on after a full charge, work for 15 minutes and cut off.

    My powerbeats2 lasted almost 2 years with excessive use, i would love to replace these with a pair of the beats2.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DONT BUY THESE

    I bought a pair of Powerbeats in february, since then I have complained since they suddenly crash FOUR TIMES. Its a mess complaining to apple all the time for headphones that just collapse and live their own life. DO NOT BUY THESE.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT resistant to sweat damage

    After about two months of use, the headphones LED started blinking 3 times and would not connect or power on. Google “Powerbeats 3 flashing LED” and you’ll see that this is happening to more than just me.

    The headphones do get exposed to lots of sweat (running outdoors in summer will do that). However, this product is sold for sports use and sweat proof. I wipe the headphones with a dry paper towel after use. Never exposed to running water.

    If you have to buy this (or have been gifted with one), don’t fall for the marketing pitch and use these carefully and avoid exposure to ANY moisture.

    Aloke
    PS: I have an appointment at the Apple Store to get this serviced. Hopefully, they will do me right and exchange the unit.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad quality worse than fake beats

    Way too many issues don’t buy those earphones for God’s sake

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Volume changes on its own

    I bought these only five months ago. During a run the volume begin to adjust on its own and the entire control ceased to function. Since then, the volume will sporadically change on its own. I suspect the sweat from the run is causing the problem. Even though these are advertised as sweat resistant this product clearly did not meet that standard. For a product that cost over $200, I expect it to work. I have yet to try and switch them out but seeing the other reviews withe the same problem I do not even know if its worth the effort.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thrash broke after three weeks

    Very disappointed. Doesn't charge nor turn on. Trash.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For the love of Pete, do not buy these.

    These headphones have some serious design flaws baked into them. I'm on my 3rd RMA of these with a scheduled appointment at the genius bar for another round. The problem is that these headphones are not suitable for use while working out. I don't know if its sweat/moisture related but the problems that I have range from not connecting to my phone, the volume magically dropping to zero on its own, the volume magically increasing to max on its own (yeah, that's a fun one when you have weights over your head), disconnecting from my phone unexpectedly, not recognizing any presses of the pause or volume buttons, not recognizing presses of the power button. I had these issues with the original pair that I bought and then each pair thereafter. Apple is always happy to give you another pair while under warranty, but once the warranty runs out, you are on your own. So buy them if you are ok with only 1 year of use out of them and live next door to the Apple store, otherwise stay away.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple just got it all wrong! Powerbeats 2 were good and 3 is a BIG Fail

    Well, I had my powerbeats 2 working perfectly up until my cat decided to destroy them. Anyways, I bought myself a pair of powerbeats 3 in Feb 2017 and in April, all out of a sudden they stopped working with the flashing light going crazy and they didnt hold any battery. I thought it is a one time thing, so I got them replaced by our local dealer (ispot, Qatar) and got new ones. In Spetember, I had the same problem again with the replacement so I had to go and ask for a replacement for the replacement which I have got just last week. And surpirse, I used it only twice and then it stopped working and it doesnt hold any battery even if I fully charge it which took a while. It didnt even turn on. I had to go back and throw it in their face asking for a refund. And now I am here writing a review about this horrible experienece I had with apple's product powerbeats in parallel to that horrible experience we are all having with ios11.
    Apple, thanks for the disappointment. I thought paying 200$ for a premium devixe will keep me away from trouble, but instead it drove me crazy.
    Powerbeats 3 are the worst. Give me my money back!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely not worth your money

    My sister had PowerBeats 2, had to replace them once and they have been fine since. I purchased the PowerBeats 3 in December 2016 and have had to replace them 4 times. I take perfect care of them, but for some reason they DO NOT hold up beyond 2-3 months. I have complained numerous times to customer service about my dissatisfaction and basically was told to “be positive” and “maybe the next pair will be better.” Absolute garbage of a product. I wish I had spent my $200 elsewhere because by this December I will be unable to replace them. Will certainly not be purchasing Beats again due to the poor quality of their products and especially customer service.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Done with Apple

    I have been on the fence about whether or not to leave Apple, and my most recent purchase of their Powerbeats3 wireless headphones made the decision a lot easier for me. My second pair just went out after a few months of use. After looking at these reviews, it is obvious that they are not concerned about blatantly stealing $200 from thousands of their customers over a clearly defective product without offering any way to make it right. It was the final straw that made me decide not to splurge for the new iPhone X, but instead to switch over to the Samsung Galaxy S8. Goodbye Apple.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst headphones I’ve ever owned

    On my 3rd pair in 5 months.

    Apple refuses to acknowledge they have a deeply flawed product, which I guess shouldn’t surprise anyone.

    These headphone are not fit for purpose. They are too fragile for using while doing sports etc. They are not sweat or even light rain restaint. Both of mine just died after a couple of uses.

    You know it’s really bad when the tech support team doesn’t even want to troubleshoot the product over the phone but say. ‘Just sent it back’’ ....again.

    Don’t buy this product. It’s a waste of money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product that I would not recommend to anyone

    I've had my Powerbeats for close to 2 months now and I first noticed some problems with the battery life, which was terrible and I would have to charge it constantly. I worked out with them another time and all of the sudden they just turned completely off and now won't charge and have no indication of turning on. This is such a shame, because I really liked the product and it had decent sound quality besides some inconsistency with the Bluetooth. I would not recommend this product to anyone who is looking for headphones to work out with, because I believe mine broke from sweat getting in to the headphones, which goes against the "sweat-proof" ability that they market. Looks like I will be going with Jaybirds for my next workout headphones because anything must be better than this horrible product that I spent $200 on!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money and poor addition to the Powerbeats lineup

    I love my Powerbeats 2 but after breaking the ear clip out of warranty I decided to “upgrade” to the Powerbeats 3. Nice little pop up when pairing but that’s the only thing worth mentioning. I couldn’t believe how poor the sound quality is compared to the PB2. I couldn’t believe my ears I did multiple sound comparisons with these headphones with my ears and others just to insure there was no bias in this review. I even had to put my Apple DEVICES away and use my Note 8 which has dual Bluetooth output to make sure I wasn’t demanding more of the PB3 than I know the Beats’ brand is capable of. During that comparison it was obvious the PB3 lacked in sound quality tremendously compared to the PB2. I’m probably going to gift this set to someone who just want to have a Beats logo on their side but these are a disgrace to the brand. My PB 2 got me thru my work days and workouts with no problems with battery life. It was a poor decision to sacrifice high fidelity sound for 12 hour battery. A high quality/ output charger can recharge in under a hour. I can’t justify any reason to recommend these to anyone everyone I know has at least 15 minutes to charge up to gain hours of use. The sound quality is comparable to the $30 Tao whatever brand off amazon that last 5 plus hours off full charge. I’m going to find me a pair of PB2 here real soon poor sound quality is poor sound quality no matter what you use these for. The previous model is a better product imo people go for this brand because of the quality of sound and the wow effect. It’s impressive to see what Beats can do in a small package but the Powerbeats 3 is a failure .If the quality of sound doesn’t matter you can buy multiple sets of other head phones and save your self a $100

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 2 years with minimal usage.

    These do not hold up, I would not recommend them.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality earphones. Do not buy....

    I bought these early in spring of 2017. Two months later, one of the earbuds went out and I had to send it back under warranty . Apple sent me a new pair and I thought the first one might have been a defective one, so I was willing to give it another try. Fast forward to 3 months later, the earphone gave out on me again , but it was still
    Under the warranty . I got my third pair a few months ago and now, my 3rd pair complete cracked and broke in half. These are really bad quality earphones and not worth the $150 price tag. Do your research and get some better ones. It's not worth the money , especially since they will only last up to a year and break on you. Now my warranty is over and I'm left with a broken pair of earphones. For the price tag, you would expect more.'im very disappointed .

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy! if I can give no stars I would.

    This will be the third time that I will be sending my Powerbeats3 to be worked or”diagnosed”. I’m super sad about. I bought my son a pair for Christmas and I liked how sleek they were. So I buy myself a pair. The battery life is definitely not 12hrs. I’m lucky if I get through my whole workout. That’s even fully charging them the night before. I sent them back and they said they ran a full diagnostic and found nothing. I get them back...what do you know not holding a full charge...again. So I will keep sending back till my warranty runs out. Should have went with the jbirds like my brother said. A little bit cheaper and he says the quality sound is better

    3 of 4 people found this useful