• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought it was me...

    I've had issues with my Powerbeats since the moment I purchased them... I love the headphones , when they work. Unfortunately all the issues stated in the unsatusfied customer reviews I've experienced as well. And I thought it was me for purchasing the headphones via Amazon. But it seems to be a product problem. I replaced my headphone 5x !!!! Such an inconvenience to be left without headphones for days as apple replaces, refurbishes etc. Customer service was always fantastic but the product in the end has been dreadful. I use them solely to work out and as everyone else has said they are not sweat friendly / resistant. The buttons stopped working on me three of the times I sent them in and the actual buttons completely fell the other 2. It's such an expensive product it is really unfair that it is not high quality.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 12 work outs. DO NOT BUY!

    Stopped working after 12 workouts. Bought these for the long battery life. Long battery life is worthless if you can turn them on. Im assuming its an issue with sweat just like the hundreds of other people have said. I do sweat just like anyone else, but I haven't ran for more then 30 minutes with these on. I cant believe Apple would risk their reputation without doing more RD on these headphones before putting their name on it. C'mon Apple what a joke.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You cannot wear these to workout

    This is my second pair of Powerbeats3. Each one stopped working after a few workouts in the gym. They would shut off on their own and then never turn on or charge again after a few episodes of turning off on their own. It appears they are not actually sweat-proof...

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I love quality of the sound that this product delivers. However I am on my FOURTH OR FIFTH pair!!!! After a while(less than a year) the remote starts to turn the volume alll the way up or all the way down and it eventually falls apart!!!!!! If I am paying $200 for some earbuds they NEED to last longer than a year!!!! I HAVE HAD IT WITH THIS PRODUCT!!!! Poorly manufactured

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    So if you sweat while you workout....you have been warned. Love the sound, when I can hear the music, control went out first, now the volume just turns all the way off...had mine less than a year.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 weeks before failure

    Power beats 3 - average time before failure 1.5 months. Power beats 2 - average time before failure 1.5 months - replaced 4 or 5 times.

    Love the product when it works, do not understand why it keeps failing.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3 Do Not Like Sweat!!

    Well..........third pair since 12/26/2106 just quit working. Not sure what to do. I LOVE the way these sound and stay in place while i exercise. But..............that's the problem: EXERCISE! These things can not tolerate one drop of sweat. The volume starts going nuts. Songs will just pause. Siri keeps asking how to help. Finally they just say enough and quit. Third pair and same behavior for all three pairs.

    Perhaps I'll go back to my $10 wired Sony for workouts and use the 4th pair only for airplanes.

    Just awful quality!! They must have performed QA with dogs instead of humans. Dogs perspire only through their noses!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the gym

    I decided to buy powerbeats3 because I go to the gym a lot and can never feel comfortable wearing headphones , the sound is quality and they stay in your ear no matter what exercise you are doing , they're perfect for me .

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am paying double price

    I love them so much I used to have beats 2 red color but somehow beats 2 doesn't fit for 5KM running each time during my running I try to fix them on i feel I lose a bit of my balance , but with beats 3 I feel perfect! just once i wear them I am ready to go .

    my house keeper throw them in the garbage by mistake she didn't check the bag , anyway because I love them so much I bough another one event though it's hurt me to lost my new ones but I have to do it . we have one life to enjoy and beats make me really happy when I run .

    11 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Five pairs of Powerbeats, all five quit working

    We have had five pairs of Powerbeats wireless earphones for members of our family over the last two years. ALL five pairs have quit working while relatively new. The most recent pair was purchased as a Christmas gift and less than two months later has already stopped working. I've reset them, charged them, and updated their software to no avail. Now it's back to the Apple store, again. We will never buy another pair of Beats.This is a terribly unreliable product for the price you pay.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4 EarPods breaks in a row!

    I like these, however I can only get about 4 months out of each pair as the plastic ear piece that fits in the ear break on me every freakin time! 4 Times in a row now. I am very careful, 1 time they broke as i was pulling them out of my ear. TERRIBLE DESIGN flaw.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it says.

    Before buying this product you should know that it is made for fitness, so don't expect perfect sound quality, I'm rating sound quality 4 star. It actually has a great/decent sound although it is sweat resistant. Unboxing experience is 5 star, I wish it had a usb-c or lightning port to charge it. 12 hours of listening is awesome it does what it says. Fast fuel charging is perfect if you forget to charge it before using, plug the cable and wait 10 minutes, gives you enough time to use in fitness. If you have an android phone don't worry connection is very easy and fast.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Atrocious with Apple Watch

    Owned the Powerbeats2 prior. Unbelievably, they were better than the Powerbeats3 for use with the apple watch. This is my primary want for them. They work flawlessly and sound great with the iPhone and MacBook Air, and I think that's the source of the problem. The new chip in the beats wireless recognizes the other apple products perfectly. So, if they're anywhere nearby you will have a terrible time getting Apple Watch to pair. And once they have (which typically requires a restart of the watch) the other devices compete with the Apple watch connection and cut out constantly. When these devices are not in the vicinity it works perfectly. All this is inexcusable given they are ALL apple products. It's been a known issue from the start (read review after review.) How/Why apple cannot fix this is just a joke. It ruins the experience.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 30 min. Don't buy for workout

    I got them yesterday. I charge them. After 30 min biking indoor the remote stop working. The remote is not sweat resistant ??!?!@"€$%#

    Over hyped earphones that are meant for working out.

    Thats a bad Apple!!!!

    Zero Stars

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply Made

    After only 1 month of use: 1) cord that enters left earpiece began to come out exposing wire. 2) cover for buttons - volume/pause - starting popping off and I had to keep snapping it back on. Shame. I liked them while they worked but seem very cheaply made. Disappointed I spent so much on these.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Actual Quality and product reliability

    First pair of Power beats and I am 100% happy with this product. I can vouch for the 12 hr battery life it seems as if I hardly charge them throughout the week and I use them constantly at work and and workouts throughout the day. They are the best workout earphones I have had the sound quality is great as well as the comfort you don't have to fight them during high intensity workouts so you can focus on your actual workout. Reallly impressed with this product will be buying again from apple after these where out!!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    The sound quality is great

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound quality and online support poor

    I have powerbeats2 and just bought a pair of powerbeats3 earphones. The volume on the 3 is not as good as the 2's. Just not high enough when used outside while biking. Wind noise drowns them out. Tried to check level of firmware on my PC. Beats updater would not recognize them. Contacted Apple support who said the program has not been updated to support the 3's . Are you kidding me, why are you selling them? Also they just disconnected from my iPhone 7 for no reason. I wouldn't recommend purchasing this product!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    I am now on my third set of Powerbeats 3 headphones in 4 months. First two pairs were the black ones, and within days dealt with connectivity and charging issues. Most of the time, I would get a workout or two of use, and then days of not working or connecting to my iPhone 7. When I could get the headphones to work, the volume would go up and down by itself, songs would play for a minute or two and then skip to the next song on my playlist. My third set, white ones, seemed to be all right and worked quite well...until recently. I don't think these headphones are sweat/water resistant. I will be on a cardio machine and all of a sudden songs stop playing, Siri comes on, etc. It's incredibly frustrating. Apple should be embarrassed to be associated with and pushing this product. First time I have ever been disappointed with Apple.

    81 of 86 people found this useful