• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic music quality fail by Apple/Beats

    • Written by Michael L from Boulder

    Airpods do not really stay in my ears when working out. I use the Bose Soundsport Frees for workouts and runs. I was hoping that the Powerbeats Pros would have equivalent sound, better connection, use of either earpod for phone calls and a better looking aesthetic. Unfortunately, never got through the horrible sound quality. The previous reviewer who described the sound as tinny and others that have said that the treble is painful are spot on. I tried all of the different sized ear buds. Tried many different iphone equalizer settings. But the music sound is just awful compared to the Bose. All I can think of is that they were designing the music profile for people that have damaged hearing and lack the ability to hear high frequencies . Returning these. Will try the Jabras or stick with the Bose.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great But With Some Cons

    • Written by Andy F from Bristol

    I've had the Powerbeats Pro for a week now and overall I've very happy with them. For a start there's all the convenience of the AirPods: charging case so always ready to use, auto-pause, no need for a power button, easy connection to all Apple devices, etc. Sound quality is excellent. Unlike AirPods these earbuds are very secure in my ears and offer much better sound isolation. I can't use AirPods near busy roads if I'm listening to podcasts or audio books for instance.

    Although it's mostly pros for the Powerbeats Pro there are a couple of cons. Firstly, the charging case is large. This is necessary to be able to accommodate the earbuds of course. The 9 hours of battery life should mean I don't need to take the case with me, and if I'm going to be using these earbuds all the time I'm out I won't. I do have to take the case to the office though. Even though the Powerbeats Pro would spend most of the day sat on my desk the battery drain when they're asleep (if they are actually going to sleep, I can't tell) is excessive. Based on my tests I estimate that I'm losing 20% power per day when not in use. Hopefully this is a bug that will be fixed in a future firmware update.

    Overall, these are still the best Bluetooth earbuds I've used, even with the downsides mentioned above.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great for 1 min

    • Written by Matthew M from Manlius

    I opened the box and they connected as advertised, I placed the pods back in the charging case to recharge them and that's the last time they would ever sync up to my phone or any device again. They are hard broke and I have to send them back in for "repair," I've never had any problems like this in my years with apple, its extremely disappointing to read many other reviews just like mine. The Powerbeats Pro are far too expensive to show up and break within 2 minutes...

    7 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound Amazing! Especially if you used other Bluetooth earbuds!

    • Written by Gary H from Fort Lauderdale

    I’ve read complaints! Really I’m don’t get it! I’m actually surprised how well they sound!
    People are talking about the volume range. Not an issue! Use the right size earbuds and you’ll eliminate outside noise and you’ll be good!
    When running on the treadmill I can’t even hear the noise of my feet hitting the machine like I’m used to!

    It was almost too quite! It felt weird because I’m used to the gym noise with other models.

    The bass is on point! Maybe slightly muddy on some hip hop songs.

    I sweat a lot and have burned out several Powerbeats 1,2 & 3 headphones on day 1 of a sweaty workout.

    So, I’ll have to see how these fair with more workouts. But...so far so good!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So close...

    • Written by Marlow F from Roanoke

    These headphones are growing on me due to fit and finish. They fit really well, stay put, and can be warn for hours without discomfort. Pairing with iPhone is seamless, battery life is awesome, and the case is durable. However...the sound quality is very clear and crisp, too crisp! Given the specs, these headphones have the capability to sound amazing.

    Unfortunately, Apple provides no known way to equalize the frequencies highs, mids, and lows. There are some preset settings for Apple Music. Is that it, not other sources? The only additional "feature" that I can tell at this point is truly needed is a way to equalize the sound for the various types of users and music. If I am just ignorant and don't know how to tweak the freqs, please educate me.

    Until customer sound customization is possible for all music sources, I will continue to rotate these in and out of use with the dozen or so other headphones (buds, cans, wired, wireless) that I have until I find the perfect pair. Praying for a software update or setting that allows for user controlled equalization...

    As an aside, when using the Amazon Music app, the music slows down consistently when the users interacts with the lock screen. Bizarre!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Delighted

    • Written by Robert K from Macclesfield

    I received these a few hours ago. Since that time I’ve made several phone calls and have received really good feedback on call quality. With one “beat” in place it was awesome, and I’d use both if I was somewhere noisy (so that I can hear better). I took the time to try each ear tip and found an ideal fit which also had a big impact on sound quality. I’ll give my Bose Sound Sport to my wife. My son already has my ear pods. If you’re on the fence, get off it and buy some. EQ settings on iPhone work as usual (I’d read that they don’t).

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Workout Headphone

    • Written by Patric S from Littleton

    Lemme start by saying I am only writing this review because of all the negative reviews I read about these headphones. After reading so many complaints about the sound quality I figured I had to say something. The sound quality is much better than AirPods and only slightly slightly worse than the Beats Studio Wireless. I think many people expected these headphones to sound like every other Beats product where the bass is overwhelming no matter what song you're listening to. Thats where I was pleasantly surprised with these! Almost all my music is very well balanced with slight bass where it should be. But when you put on Rap/Hip-Hop the bass is incredible!!

    Ill wrap this up by saying these are the best headphones I have ever used for working out. The sound quality is great, the bass is there when you need it, the comfort is fantastic, the ease of use is incredible thanks to the H1, and call quality is as good as AirPods. I put them through the wringer this last week at the gym and they exceeded every expectation.

    The ONLY complaint I have is I do have to listen to them with the volume almost all the way up when using them in a loud crowded gym. Its by no means a deal breaker, its just the only Con I can think of with the headphones.

    I highly recommend these to any athlete looking for a great headphone to use while at the gym or while training.

    59 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flush your ears...

    • Written by Perry K from Laurel

    I too at first thought WTF, these sound terrible, where’s the bass???
    That was with the ear tips that came on the Powerbeats Pro’s new.
    I was at the gym doing what I do or so I was trying to do what I did however the sound leaked, no bass,,
    man I thought too myself, these are secure on my ears but where are my AirPods???
    When I got home I tried the different ear tips and found one that was a better fit for me as they then
    sealed the ear canal.
    The sound was better however, the bass was still not what you would have expected from Beats.
    So I pushed the tips a little more into my ears and then I could hear and feel the bass.
    However, you do not want to be pushing anything to far into your ears so I thought to myself, maybe
    its time to flush my ears again.
    Upon flushing my ears MAN!!! these Powerbeats Pro’s came to life....
    The bass was perfect, not over the top as some would have you think.
    My tip to anyone in the market for true freedom, get a pair, find the right ear tips for you, hook them
    on your ears and twist them into place, that’s right twist them into a good position in your ears making
    them properly sealed and enjoy.

    Remember, we are get a little wax build up in our ears therefore if something does not sound like you
    think it should sound then try clearing/flushing your ears.
    No pun intended!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Already better than AirPods!

    • Written by Nate O from San Francisco

    Wow! Finally!! A pair of earbuds, truly wireless, that stay in my ears - and made by Apple!! I bought the latest edition AirPods recently and returned them within 1 hr. These are gold standard and I knew from the moment I opened them out of the box they would be staying. Super easy pairing and all interfaces are optimized for Apple but will work with other devices as well. I know what you’re thinking about the price, but it’s totally worth it. I’m done messing around with other brands and wasting money - if you’re ready for something real that gets the job done and can use for everything - including intense workouts - then quit reading this ridiculously long review and buy you some Powerbeats Pro - Totally Wireless Earphones!!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best earbuds for sports

    • Written by George S from Gardena

    I was boxing and it did not fall out and a great sound for beats

    8 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really comfortable

    • Written by Jonathan B from Terrebonne

    For me, it's a game changer for earphones because there's never been earphones before that were so comfortable and stay put inside my ears. Of course it's a personal thing, but for me they works perfectly. Also, sound is really good so !

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth connection, tinny sound

    • Written by Adam W from San Jose

    I'm sure I'll get flamed here for saying something negative about an Apple product, but much as though I want to like these (the connection/pairing experience and iCloud sync across to my Mac and Apple Watch is so clever), the sound quality is...bleh. It's super tinny with very little meat to it without cranking the volume to the point that it almost hurts. I flipped back and forth with my old Bose Soundsports (sheesh do I hate that connecting cable) and while the sound on those is muddier, it's far less harsh and so easier to listen to for extended periods.

    I guess Apple wanted to "de-Beatsify' the sound by toning down the bass, and in the end the turned the treble knob to 11. My search for comfortable AirPod alternatives continues...

    27 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound Quality is subpar

    • Written by ROBERT K from Sylmar

    I am getting ready to return these, I love the concept. They're intended for people with an active lifestyle, like me. They're sweat resistant and most importantly they won't fall out of my ears.

    Now to the not so good and perhaps the most important, the sound quality is not what I expected in a pair of earbuds for $250 dollars. The Bass is completely absent from these, seriously. Beats have a pretty good reputation and that's the reason I made the decision to buy these.
    In fairness, there is a good separation of sounds but there is no Bass whatsoever or hardly any.

    Lower your expectations and do not waste your time by buying these, if you like to hear Bass in your music these are not for you.

    53 of 125 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Phone Quality

    • Written by Michael K from Darien

    I like these as earphones for working out. They stay in ear well and audio quality is good. When it comes to phone calls, this is where the Beats fall woefully short. I get complaints that my call audio is poor, muffled, clicking and lots of background noise. Unacceptable for a $250 headset. Will likely return shortly

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My workout and casual companion

    • Written by Fayaz K from North York

    Goodbye Airpods. Hello PowerBeats Pro. Thank you Apple and Beats for making such a revolutionary product. Was waiting for the best. It has great sound (make sure the tips fit in well in your ears), very light, magically connect to your iPhone or Apple Watch and the best part, you don't have to worry about sweat getting in because they are sweat resistant. I had Powerbeats 3 but stopped functioning after a few days because of sweat. And they didn't sound that great. I was also using Beats X at the gym but again I had to clean them every time because they were not sweat resistant and had to adjust the thick wire. The Airpods were good for casual stuff but not for the gym. They would fall out and also worried about losing them.

    So the PowerBeats Pro are great for workouts and casual stuff as well. Try them. I am sure you are going to love them.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returning to Apple

    • Written by Dwight S from SAN FRANCISCO

    Was so excited when I learned about these and couldn't wait to order and received. The good, the fit is nice and I like not having a leash. BUT and this is a huge BUT....the sound quality is bad and gets worse when the volume is turned fully up. You have to have the volume more than 75% before you can really hear anything. Additionally, compared to the Powerbeats 3, there is absolutely no base. I will stay with the wired Powerbeats 3. While the Pro has some great features, I buy for sound quality. There is none with the Pro.

    40 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At last!

    • Written by Gaye L from San Jose

    The AirPods I had always fell out of my ears at random times and I thought the sound was just 'ok'. The Powerbeats Pro stay put exactly as they should, and are very comfortable to wear. Some reviewers have complained about the sound, but I think it's excellent. The battery life is also great and the size of the case is irrelevant to me as I always use either a handbag or backpack. I'm very happy with this purchase.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    To the person that can’t turn them off

    • Written by Kaleb C from Tulita

    The reason you can turn it of because it’s not supposed to turn off. If you just leave them on a table or something it will go in to sleep mode to save battery. So just leave them on a table and they will turn off

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returning to Apple. Can't shut them off!

    • Written by Todd M from New York

    Why I'm returning these Powerbeats Pro.

    I like them for exercising. They won't fall out and the sound is decent. Battery life - I get about three hours watching YouTube videos.

    What doesn't work for me....

    You can't turn them off unless you put them back in its case. Poor design flaw. Here's why. I use them in bed at night. I'm wired by ethernet as I don't want the EMF's so only BlueTooth is on while watching YouTubes. As I'm falling to sleep I just want to take off and leave them nearby. I turn on airport mode to conserve iPhone battery. When you do that Powerbeats battery will drain out. I did a number of tests. Last night beats where at 33% charged. When I woke up they were 8%. Used them for another 15 minutes before they died. If you take them to work you have to drag your case with you or they will drain out.

    Mic quality is just ok. Callers say it sounds like my hand is covered over the mic. Lots of bass. Picks up lots of background noise when I'm at my kids school. Callers hear kids loudly in background. My extendable boom bluetooth headset works better. So now I drag both along with me. With the beats in my pocket or jacket (case is too big to drag along) beats battles it out with this other headset. Constantly trying to be the active Bluetooth. Because you can't turn off the beats!

    Returning them to Apple.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPods for people with a different ear shape

    • Written by Britteny R from San Jose

    I had loved the AirPods, but they really only stayed in my ears when I was sitting or just walking. Not at all when working out. Which was fine, because I used other headphones for work outs, but I always missed the ease of connecting, the ear detection, and seamless use the AirPods offered.

    Well miss them no more! These Beats Wireless Pro are what Ive been looking for. Comfortable, secure in my ear, and have all the technology that Ive come to expect from the AirPods!

    So stoked, and hyped on the longer lasting charge, and that the charging case works with a lightning connection, rather than having to make sure I have a different type of cord around like my other rechargable Beats products.

    82 of 90 people found this useful