• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    extremely disappointed

    • Written by Kristie R from stone park

    Headphones were given to me as a Christmas gift and so far I've had to exchange them 2 times and now going on my 3rd time- headphones will not turn on. Wondering if it's because of they're not sweat proof, but it's so disappointing and frustrating!

    185 of 206 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not suitable for workouts - NOT WATER RESISTANT

    • Written by Gannon J from Santa Clara

    Had to exchange/repair these several times already, and I only really wear them for 30 minute runs. The reason, I have discovered, is that when the weather gets warm enough to where I am breaking a sweat on my run, the headphones subsequently break and won’t turn on after. These should not be marketed as water/sweat resistant or appropriate for working out. My warranty is now ending soon, so not very confident to use these for my runs anymore, which is what I bought them for. Definitely wouldn’t recommend these if you are looking for something to workout in and you have any level of perspiration during your workouts. BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3

    • Written by tom J from Parma

    Totally Garbage Severe Battery Issues

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product ever

    • Written by Tuan L from hcmc

    Can not believe that thi is an apple product.
    Got 2 pairs of this for around 1 weeks and both got same issue. Can not turn the headphine on after work out (run) for couple of hours.

    The second one even worse. Mic not work after work out.

    37 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Robert H from mobile

    I’m going on what will be my 4th pair of Powerbeats 3. They are NOT sweat proof. Each pair that I have had has lasted 2 months tops. Each time they fail I get an error code and they won’t turn on or charge. After a few days of drying they will charge and turn on but will only last maybe 15 min then they won’t operate. These headphones sound great and will do wonderful for anyone not sweating. Expected more from 200$ Headphones.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Oscar A from Duluth

    I was satisfied with the quality of the product until the battery started to drain faster. Then out of no where the beats start to drain the battery even when they are turned off. Just save yourself the strain and money and buy samsung headphones.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    • Written by Matan B from Jerusalem

    The headphones died due to sweat damage!
    It is not a really sweat proof

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    • Written by Arie J from Huixquilucan

    Excellent when they work, but they are NOT sweat proof, I already exchanged mine3 times in 3 months

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Beats...

    • Written by Alexis S from Stamford

    Where do you get off?!

    Stopped working out of nowhere. Poor sound. Wire began to rip. Should have saved my money.


    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing on Almost Every Level

    • Written by Bill S from Valencia

    The only positive thing I can say about these is that the Bluetooth works beautifully with my iPhone and iPad. It is frustrating, though, that they use the same sound for power up, power down, Bluetooth pairing, and Bluetooth disconnect.

    The sound quality is mediocre. I think there are a lot of in ears that sound better for less. The design also doesn’t facilitate a good seal, which affects bass response and isolation. I’ve tried many different tips but all fall short. I’m sure that varies from person to person based on the shape and size of their ears.

    The primary negative, though, is the reliability. I’ve had to send them in for repair four times. Four. Each time they come back, they work for a while, then stop again. I can’t see why Apple won’t replace them. The people at the Apple Store told me that a lot of people bring them in for multiple repairs, at least until the warranty runs out. After that, it’s cheaper (and easier) to buy another pair - or something better.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought these Friday, returning these Monday

    • Written by rad S from orland park

    not loud at all
    very uncomfortable
    buttons are awful to use
    I expected these headphones to be amazing, but I have an $8 chinese wireless headphones that are louder and sound just as good as these. These do not feel like $200 headphones at all.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever

    • Written by Mariano D from La Libertad

    I got my powerbeats3 and definetly the worst. they dont charge more than 79% and when trying to power on I can´t I have asked for any support and nothing valuable to get them back
    Any advice will be glad to hear them,

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth your money

    • Written by Winnie M

    I got them for Christmas 2017, In January my son broke both hooks, which I didn't mind coz they were still working perfectly. By April I started having connection issue, it will disconnect and when I try to reconnect the light will flash 3 times and goes off. I sent it for repairs they told me it had accidental damage and it was out of warrant because of the broken hooks. I need to $100 for it to be repaired.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for exercising

    • Written by Jeffrey S from EAGLEVILLE

    These do not handle sweat at all, if you are only going to wear them for casual use then they are fine but they can not get wet. I had my first pair for ~ 5 months before they stopped working, I was given a replacement pair since they were under warranty however when my replacement pair stopped working 4 months later I was told they only came with a 90 day warranty and are not covered.

    Until they fix these to be more water resistant or water proof, I would steer clear.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor music quality

    • Written by Jenna C from Northport

    Poor quality. Don't waste your money on these. The speaker quality is awful and sounds like an old radio. Lower end headphones sound much better than these... I compared! I also personally don't like the design. They are awkward and don't fit well in my ears. I feel they aren't very functional. They are certainly not worth the price!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last.

    • Written by Greg L from Winnie

    My Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones worked great for 2 months and then wouldn't turn back on. This product was terrible due to it's inability to work for longer than 2 months.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second pair already dead

    • Written by Steve B from Rydal

    These things are incredibly poorly made. I bought a pair for myself and a pair for a friend. I am on my second pair after the first one just suddenly stopped working. No misuse, kept in the package they came in, etc. Just stopped charging. My friend just had her second pair die and am about to call Apple but I am sure it's going to be "sorry - warranty is over". As you can see from the other posts on this site they are just not well made. Do not buy these!! It's a shame - I really liked them while they worked!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth a single penny

    • Written by Zeljka P from Lawrenceville

    The headphones are fine if you're just looking to listen to music on the go or whatever (Im not a connoisseur of sound quality) but if you try to use this workout headphones TO ACTUALLY WORKOUT then you will literally murder the headphones. While all their advertisements are geared towards using the headphones to workout and they say they are sweat resistant...they actually aren't. and you'll end up with headphones that won't work what so ever or ones that turn off 10 minutes into your workout and don't turn back on. So don't waste your money or time with these.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweat proof, don’t buy for workouts

    • Written by Erich B from Snohomish

    I bought thinking I could get a quality product for workout and was wrong. They are not sweat proof. They stopped working and won’t charge now. I’ve tried multiple things to get them to work and nothing. Sound quality was good while they worked so if you buy them, don’t use them for work outs.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    zero stars

    • Written by Lisa H from St. Louis park

    I received my Powerbeats as a gift. They would not hold a charge, so I exchanged them for a "new" (read: likely refurbished) pair and have the same issue with the second pair. Wildly disappointing. The price is not at all proportionate to he quality of the product.

    8 of 8 people found this useful