• 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

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats

    Incredible product failing every 3 months. The first 2 failures have been replaced within waaranty. The third failure and the dealer told me that 1 year warrant period is finished: no replacement anymore. This is unacceptable. If the producer knows that product is failing, it should even be refunded. Powerbeats never again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THESE HEADPHONES ARE NOT SWEAT PROOF

    I was super excited about using the Powerbeats 3 and had saved up for a good pair of wireless headphones. $170 and not even two months later these headphones turn off automatically during my workout and then won't charge up/turn on again. I am so bummed because I purchased these at Target without a warranty and will not be getting my money back. Apple, please do not say a product is sweat proof if it isn't. Please also recall this faulty product. I'm very disappointed and wish I hadn't saved up to purchase these. EVERYONE, I hope you read this review along with others when making a decision to buy wireless headphones. (Or get a warranty if you're okay with replacing these every couple
    months.)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are garbage!!!!

    Apple is the worst company on the planet!!! These headphones were supposed to be water resistant but like every other review they aren't and now I'm out $200 bucks already sent these in twice!! I hope they burn!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY.

    On my second pair now, first pair lasted me 3 weeks, second paid 4 weeks, and now I have to go back to store to get them replaced again, which is really annoying me now. They are NOT sweat proof. Constantly skipping tracks, Volume goes up and down all the time, even launches SIRI on its own. This is REALLY frustrating when you are working out listning to your tunes. THEY NEED TO RECALL THESE.
    This is a VERY EXPENSIVE bit of kit for anyone, so for them not to reacall soon would be of very bad form from APPLE.
    My advice, DO NOT BUY.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've looked at these reviews and NO!

    I've had my beats for almost a year now and my mother recently lost hers but she actually had it for a year; We both use them for working out and every day use and have had no issues. I came to order my mother a new pair but I saw the rating and decided to reading these reviews and all of these problems is ridiculousness and it really sounds as if one person is writing them. As I said my mother and I both use them for our workouts and I've even dropped mine in the toilet; I have yet to have a problem with the sound or it stop working on me. The most I got is the piece that goes around my ear breaking out and that literally just happened the other day, that could be the only reason for me to send mine in for some new ones. As for the Volume I saw a comment saying the Iphone headphone are louder they are not the volume on here is great I never had my volume on it's highest and it's still loud enough for me to drain out extra noise. Also noise cancellation when you're using it while you're on the phone perfect; the person on the other hears you not everything around you.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    These had the potential to be incredible, and they were - for about 2 days. They keep breaking and cutting out, and are in no way designed for exercise. I had high expectations after using WIRED PowerBeats2, which have worked for 2 years (still going strong), but these shouldn't even be allowed to be sold. Do not buy these, they are so so faulty. I'm now on pair number 4 in less than a month!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats3 wireless

    I just buy my powerbeats3 3months ago and its busted already..its charging but wont lass like 3mins of use and turn out dead batt again..bring back my money apple!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep the receipt

    These are great when they are working but after just a few months they stop holding their charge. Now I have to charge then for a few hours to get 30 minutes use. Big waste of money. I wish I’d read the reviews before I bought them. Seems 9 out of 10 people have the same problem. Don’t buy!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues

    First pair wouldn't hold a charge... got a new pair several weeks later... used the 2nd pair for a few weeks, no the microphone is inop. Going back in the get pair number 3. Definitely not worth the money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 stars is the correct rate

    At the beginning of write a review you can read 'Your experiences and opinions will help others make decisions before they make important purchases'

    So if you a runner or in general a person who uses Powerbeats during sweaty workouts DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.

    They will fail after some months cause they are not sweat or water proof

    Sure apple will change them under warranty but eventually the warranty will end then what.
    Also they need some days to give you a new pair

    So to sum up. Powerbeats are great but fail every few months.

    So apple what product we suppose to use with our Apple Watch? A third party?
    Just check the rate. Its the worst apple product in years
    Fix it!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweat proof - changed 3 times in 3 months

    This product is not sweat proof. I am now on my 3rd pair of headphones within 3 months and all have more or less the same problem. after few minutes of work out, volume level goes down to zero. Also power stays in the on position and one has to put it for charging to get the device to turn off.
    I would not even recommend this product even if they were giving it as a free promotional product. In spite of so many complaints and being well aware of the issues they have as yet not announced a recall for this product and continues to sell it . I would really recommend them to take this product of the market.
    There is a design flaw with the product and sooner Apple resolves it, better for them to salvage their reputation. This product definitely spoils the reputation of Apple which is generally known for top quality. Seriously this is a zero star product.

    Vivek

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not suitable

    I bought my power beats somewhere around late august, I expected the sound to be crisp and loud like one of their other beats, but they can't even compare to the factory headphones that comes with the iphone. The iPhone headphones had more of a kick than these, later around September the ear hook seemed irregular like it was out of its spot. I come to find out that it's on the edge of breaking and coming off the beats entirely. The hook on the left ear is the problem. I bought some knock off wireless headphones for 20 dollars before these and they were still louder and lasted longer than these. Definitely not worth the 200 I spent, I hope beats or apple have a solution for this, a change would be recommendable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Break After 1 Week

    In all my years of buying electronics, I think these take the cake of worst purchase ever. I am on my 4th pair in 3 months (one year warranty), same problem as everyone else on these reviews. After about a week (2 weeks if i'm lucky), they start cutting off, going crazy on the volume, not lasting longer than like 2-3 hours, and suddenly they won't charge, and then they wont turn on anymore.

    Should be recalled, failure of a product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY APPLE WHY????

    I was so looking forward to these headphones and purchased them when they were released. Recently the volume control went out of whack and will not power off. I loved these things and wish the durability was better! Now I am stuck without headphones until mines are hopefully repaired properly. Please Apple understand that people work hard for their money to spend on products they want. Selling a product like these hurts your image to your loyal consumers.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    Do not buy this product. I'm up to my 4th pair, which has just stopped working too. They fail to charge just after a few weeks' use. The real problem is that the money back guarantee at the apple store only lasts for 2 weeks. So I keep getting replacements each time, that break down just after 2 weeks ... an endless cycle of disappointment and time wastage at the apple store. The most recent one shipped back to me on September 11, and stopped working today October 1. Back to the apple store tomorrow. I'd give zero stars if I could.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Read me, I’m an honest review. Not bitter at all...

    Firstly i’ll start with the positives, they sound great. This is subjective I know, but to my ears they sound bass rich at any volume and there is no noticeable distortion, great for workouts. Even during hard cardio sessions the headphones stay comfortably in place and, the bluetooth connection is rock solid.

    However, I am now on my second pair of Powerbeats 3’s which have now gone the way of the first and packed in. My first pair simply wouldn’t turn on the day after a long run. I won’t bore you with everyhing I tried to get them working again but, you can be assured that Apple, were also unable to get them to work. They replaced them and now the second pair have developed the apparently common issue of changing volume spardiclly. Even after restarting the device, they continue to malfunction after a short period of use.

    The issue is simple, the switch gear over time allows sweat into the plastic housing which eventually causes minor short circuiting. How long they last seems to depend on how often they become wet and, for how long. I run 3 to 4 times a week for an hour to an hour and a half at a time.

    I will get this pair replaced and carry on using and replacing them until I find a better alternative. If the Powerbeats 4 come with an IP67 certification I would probably go for those. Failing that I would go for a pair of Bose sports headphones.

    If you want a wireless pair of headphones for comuting but do not intend to use them for exercise, I wouldn’t be scared off by the poor reviews. Also, don’t be too concerned by the passive noise cancellation, being able to hear traffic is handy.

    All in all, they are only deserving of a one star review, as they are not fit for purpose as workout headphones. A real shame as they sound great and stay in my ears. Sadly they can’t stay on. Bummer.

    N.b. If you are thinking about getting your first pair of wireless headphones, definitely do.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerless beats 3

    They work for a few weeks, Lucky 2 months at the most. Hassle of having to return them. My3rd pair and still same problem I don't recommend them

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    The fact that apple has not recalled this product is very surprising to me. Despite what is advertised there are not good for working out at all. I sweat moderately at the most and these headphones just stopped working all together after about 20 workouts. Clearly lots of others are having this same issue. I like the fit, I liked the new chip that lets you connect effortlessly, but these headphones will not last. Apple, do the right thing and correct the issue or refund peoples money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    From Power to Prophetic...

    I should have read the reviews....I bought mine as an impulse buy without doing any research...apparently that was a mistake.
    Same thing has happened to me...I was riding one day and all of a sudden the headset volume controls stopped working and tracks started skipping around and the volume level would change by itself, both up and down. It was doing all kinds of things like trying to activate Siri on my phone, turning on the headset microphone (all of a sudden I could hear wind blasting in)....This actually happened before I started sweating that day, I had just left the driveway....but I suppose the headset controller may have been corroded/damaged internally from prior workouts and rides. From that point forward I have yet to get it to consistently work right again. Initially I was thinking maybe it was software related or perhaps bluetooth interference from another device or app, but have since ruled that out. SO....I now have a 149.95 set of wireless headphones that aren't working right after only a few months. I'm still in my warranty window, but if all I get is another pair, instead of my money back, then the warranty won't necessarily solve the problem in the long run.

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