• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Third generation of PowerBeats and the best yet

    Loving the new headphones! after a week of wearing them everywhere. Still discovering functionality and how to get the most out of them as they are almost an appendage at this point. After owning two other pairs of wired Power Beats, there were pros and cons to both. Customer service and repair was my biggest disappointment. Fingers crossed the apple acquisition has filled this gap and it will become an easier and more mainstream to have maintenance done on $200 headphones that should last longer than 12-18 months before being declared "junk" because of a faulty wire, bent jack, or now a an even bigger concern, degraded battery. Keep listening, and turn it up!

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound quality and clicker inferior to Powerbeats 2

    I am a big Apple fan. I own a Mac, iPad, iPhone and am in love with these products. I figured I would try the new Powerbeats3 since these were officially manufactured on Apple's watch instead of Beats. Two issues:The sound quality is not as good. There is less bass and less roundness to the sound. I showed it to an Apple tech. We compared the PB3 vs. PB2 and he agreed. Furthermore, the clicker is less water resistant. They replaced the rubber skin with an all plastic shell that has significant gaps for water or sweat to enter and short the device. If you only want to talk on the phone the new chip makes it easier to connect to your phone and the 12 hour battery life is a plus. However, I use my Powerbeats in the yard, running, talking to clients, listening to music, all the time. Hold onto your PB2 for as long as you can or pick up the PB2 on clearance. I hope Apple reads this review and fixes the problems.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for a month

    I tried my powerbeats3 today and they didn't work. I tried to turn them on and they only flash red. I thought they needed charging, but that didn't change the problem.Won't charge, won't pair.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good for working out as advertised

    Volume goes up/down on its own, music stop/starts, simply worthless to function as they are advertised... will try to get my money back

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but....

    Husband got them for me for bday. First couple days worked great BUT after that I had to have my phone on my body for the connection or i would lose signal in my headphones

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective product

    First pair of beats I buy. Worked fine for a month and I love the sound. Then out of nowhere they started shutting down on their own and wouldn't connect. Tried resetting them and the problem continues to happen. Apple needs to get this fixed. Worst $200 I spent.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of the Box

    I can't believe that in spending over $200 for a wireless powerbeats and that this product isn't shipped with a $18 power AC adapter. What a classless product this is. I used the earphones two times and had to send back for repairs because it failed to charge. This is the second set of headphones I've purchased from Beats and they don't work either, so this will be the last. What a disappointment.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke Down in 2 months

    Battery completely shut off after only 2 months use. Tried re-starting and also tried downloading new software per Apple store advice- neither worked. Apple says most likely it'll take 2-3 weeks to ship in a new one if Genius Bar can't fix it. Owned Plantronics Back beat Fit previously- much more reliable but harder to find these days.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best earbuds I recommend these

    I love these earbuds because when I put them on for the first time they had good or should I say amazing sound quality and they are good to use when going to workout so I recommend these ����

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T BUY

    Already going on my 3rd pair in less than a full month, each pair last about 2 weeks. I have to say that they sound better than any other headphones I have try for running but the down side is that if you run more than 1 mile they will die on you within the first mile and won't turn on until 24hrs later . Worst 200 dollars I spent completely regret buying this product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the Worst Earphones Ever to Invest In

    I have always been a loyal Beats consumer, thus, I purchased this new and hyped up earphones back in January of this year, but it did not even last me three months due to consistent internal/power/battery issues. I had to take my earphones back to the Apple Store to get an exchange for a second pair, but the end result was no different than the first, so I went back one final time to receive a third pair, only to have them break down once again. In a total of three months, I have had three different new pairs and after the third malfunction, I simply returned the product for a full refund. I will most likely never purchase another Beats product again from here on out, because my circumstance was completely unacceptable.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if they work .

    I got them because my cellphone carrier gave them for 20 bucks brand new etc. They are great you can hear a little more base n things but just little over 3 weeks they keep disconnecting after like 10 mins running so i went back to my old 6.99$ cord earphones :). It would be great if they didn't disconnect

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Read this

    The sound, sounds good but they are not as loud as the stock apple headphones but the ear clips break of ever easily both of mine broke and they were just in my pocket and I was only walking from class to class.but over all review sounds decent but are very fragile.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay away

    Bought these with high expectations. They met them, until I charged them. Took forever to get to connect then they wouldn't stay connected. Exchanged them for another pair at Best Buy. Same thing. Wouldn't stay connected after charging. Very disappointing. Made a good name bad, IMHO. Had to go to another brand. Jaybirds. Too bad. I liked the 12h battery life.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst upgrade / buy ever

    Useless during exercise. One single sweat drop on the control, and the headphones starts to adjust volume up and down automatically. Powerbeats2 was sealed in a rubber control, but in this version that seems to be forgotten. Do not buy if you plan to use them during a heavy workout!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same issue as many - NO CHARGE after 1 month

    I LOVED the powerbeats3 when I first got them - last MONTH. But they just stopped working out of the blue. They won't take a charge regardless of how I attempt to charge. I've always kept them in their carrying case when I'm not wearing them. I haven't even worn them working out much (so no sweat) - and they just stopped working. I was just told by Apple they're going to send me a box for me to ship the $200, one-month old headphones to be repaired. So I'm out $200 AND the headphones while they determine if they can fix...or replace? So lame...step up your game, Dre??!?

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    If I could give these beats a half of a star I would. They broke after 5 days of use, completely just stopped charging. These headphones cost to much money to be breaking so much. Will never purchase again.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Recommended

    I have had a pair for 3 months. There is some positive stuff. The battery life is better than a lot and the sound quality is OK but no better than that. The negative list is longer. The build quality feels cheap and flimsy, I will be amazed if they last a year. The connectivity is poor (I am not connecting to an Apple device). I am forever having to switch Bluetooth on/off reset device etc. The control on the cable has a mind of its own. The worst thing sometimes it just wont charge rendering the thing totally useless. After several days on charge it just springs back to life. The fit is not very comfortable and there are limited options to change it. If I could give the product back and get something else I would in a heartbeat.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't last

    I am a student so I would hope that an expensive pair of headphones could survive being placed in my backpack... but no, not the case. After only a year, pieces broke off (the front of the sound button and a chunk of the left ear bud). SO disappointing. Of course you have to pay 99$ to have them fixed by Apple when they are out of warranty.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats are BEAT!

    Not worth the money... you can get the same reliability with two Dunkin Donut cups and a string. Mine are 6 months old, and at first seemed great. Then they quit charging correctly. Now they do not charge at all and do not work. I am out $200 for something that didn't last 1 year. BUY SOMETHING ELSE!!!!!!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful