• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Earphone

    Hi,

    I have been using Bose and Apple Earphones since ages. However after using the Powerbeats3, i am very much satisfied. I could rate it on following criteria,

    1. Sound Quality == Not At par with respect to Bose Wired Earphones but still good enough. Again during the jogging or gymming you hardly care about pure quality as long as you get the beats to hear...

    2. Fitting == Its simply wow.. Default eartips fit to my ear and it suppresses most of the external noise.

    3. Battery Backup == It dsnt go to 12 hours with full volume which is a disappointment after paying so much.

    4. Price == Ofcourse on a higher end, however i got a very good deal from verizon with 25% discount, so i am happy.

    5. Setup == Its easy like get set and go....

    One drawback i find, i.e. while taking calls, its not so good for the other side.. they hear a poor voice quality with noise... a bit disappointing...

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy with them, with a solid 3.5 rating

    I was apprehensive buying due to price, but I am happy. Cons are use of micro-USB, lack of more sizes and spare buds. Micro-USB is fading in favour of USB-C and iOS users have plenty of spare lightning cables so this product should have used it for convenience. Observations are these sound like good £60 wired headphones. There’s a slight delay initially starting playback, though once playing changing or scrubbing tracks is seamless. They sound OK, good for wireless, there’s solid bass, muddled mids and crisp highs. Good for modern music and active use. Battery life is generally as advertised solely listening to music (slightly less actively using buttons and doing calls). They get slightly warm from prolonged use, nothing dangerous but an odd feeling. They fit me very well with the largest bud and are comfortable. However humans vary and the few bud sizes included may be an issue. Build quality seems good, though I do hope the inline buttons and battery life prove to be durable failing that that Apple decides to be consumer friendly and offer free exchanges. Observations aside, the main pros are ease of use, it was easier than normal wired headphones as there’s nothing to plugin - just press a button. They came 85% charged and with iOS and macOS there was no setup at all -- they immediately worked. In sum a good product, better if it included a future proof charging port, more diverse and spare buds. Possibly 4.25 star if it had, bearing in mind audio quality is OK and on par with £60 wired models. For the overpayment though you receive a seamless experience using Apple kit with good use for activity and overall for people looking for easy to use decent sounding wireless headphones.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total rip off

    Bought them a week ago and already not charging. Waste of 200 dollars.

    12 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery Life / Comfortable / Fantastic Sound

    Pros
    - W1 chip: Increased battery life, extended range and a snap to connect to new Apple products.
    - Lightweight and great for travel
    - Fantastic sound quality on calls.
    - Great looking
    - Solid sound reproduction

    Con
    - Packaging elements cut corners to maintain price (the cheap rubber casing as a holder is not something I would expect from Beats. Check out a Morphie Earbud case).

    So this is the real meat of what most folks want to know. I have owned tube McIntosh amplifiers/pre-amps. I am not without some understanding of dynamic range and quality of sound. Keeping in mind that these are Beats and Wireless, I will say that the sound is superb. There is a little extra bass because that is what folks seem to be after today - but these handled my eclectic taste in music very well. These are not your noise cancelling Bose headphones. They aren't meant to be. These deliver clean sound though and if you want to be active these are a solid choice

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst connection ever

    So much for the new A1 chip or whatever it's called my headphones keep disconnecting every 5mins,worst headphones ever I'm returning them.

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it Great!!

    They are nice good for working out!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Bought these in hopes of them working perfectly since I did pay a whopping $200 for them but NOPE. Connected them to my laptop and started listening to music and it sounded like I was listening from earphones I bought from the $1 store...I used them while on Skype with my friend and she said I sounded like I was talking on an old phone that had no signal. Reset them since that's what Apple told me to do...Still sucked. Going to return them ASAP tomorrow...I am extremely angry that I have to waste all this time and gas to return them now. Thanks for nothing, Beats + Apple!!

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Earpiece Snapped Off, Cheap Material

    The Earpiece Snapped Off the headphone. Cheap Material do not purchase.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them

    They're comfortable, pair easily and sound great. A word of warning: if you don't hear enough base, it's because they are not sitting properly in your ear. Just adjust them.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best in ear earbuds

    These earbuds are amazing, I've tried many other such as JBL, Skullcandy, and bose. These I can truly say are one of the best. The sound is great, the bass isn't very punchy but it is there enough that you feel it. But what's best about the sound is how clear and perfect it sounds and the volume limit is lowered on these which is probably for the best. The battery life is insane I can finally go a full day of work without my headphones dying and when I need to charge my phone I can just leave it to charge and stay within range to listen to music. Absolutely amazing

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor sound and fit

    I read reviews about the bad sound quality before buying, but I thought they were exaggerating. Unfortunately not. The sound quality is on par with the standard iPhone headphones. No rich sound. No good base. No noise isolation. The fit isn't very comfortable and definitely not perfectly stable as advertised.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Gives you flexibility and great battery life

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Headphones

    Just got mine and they are great, the sound is very good, they fit perfectly and stay in my ears while I work Out and the pairing process is as easy as promised with the new W1 chip.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality

    It's a perfect match with your iPhone and also a perfect companion.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great earphones!

    Just got my pair in and I already love them! Sound great and fit in my ears perfect! Yes they are pricey but well worth it!

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound Good, Poor controls

    I have had these two weeks. I am pleased with the sound quality, the fit, and the ease of connecting to multiple Apple devices. Unfortunately the controls are often unresponsive. Multiple presses, long presses, short presses, resets, etc all fail to fix the problem. Contacted Apple tech support and there response was to send them back in for repair. They are two weeks old!!! Very disappointed.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth The Price Point

    After having the Powerbeats2 and using them into oblivion, I was really looking forward to the Powerbeats3, especially after a delayed release. After finally getting my hands on a pair, disappointment set in the minute I pulled them out of the improved packaging. Unfortunately, that's really all that's been improved. While I've read many complaints about the sound, I have found my pair to sound the same as the PB2. However, my two major disappointments lie within 2 features that are subpar...
    1) Audio/Microphone quality while on a phone call: Major reduction in quality. The other party sounds far away mainly due to a major "hiss" that exists while talking. Also, the noise cancellation is virtually nonexistent. The other party complains that they can barely hear me and I sound as if I'm under water. You hear static the minute your finger touches the mic while utilizing the controls.
    2) That leads me to my complaints about the inline remote. The PB2 had the perfect idea implemented with the rugged, rubber casing of the remote which gave better protection for the mic. This time, they have chosen to use a cheap, two-piece plastic assembly that feels like it will eventually fall apart, makes it harder to feel for the controls and gives no protection to the mic when you touch it. Never had that problem with PB2.

    I cannot believe that Apple (owner of Beats) has chosen to go cheaper on material and charge the same $199.99. While the battery life seems better than the PB2, it hasn't come close to lasting 12 hours as it claims. More like 8...TOPS. I did notice an exceptional improvement on distance from the iPhone for the PB3 vs PB2, but how often does one need that much of a distance?

    All in all, I feel the Powerbeats 3 are a reduction in quality and doesn't belong at a price point exceeding $89.99, the same price you may find PB2 on clearance. I think finding the PB2 will be more worth it so for me, these are going back.

    Not a good 3rd effort!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for workout

    Great sound quality, doesn't fall out of my ears, awesome battery life, a little expansive but I really recommend this product.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Headphones

    Use mine daily. At the gym, no problem. At home, will plug my phone in to charge, walk the complete upstairs and downstairs, not disconnecting. Seems to be a bit further range than old bluetooth connections. Just happy with this purchase so far.

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones. Unfortunately very expensive .

    The ear tips that came with the powerbeats 3 did not really fit into my ears that well, I wasnt able to get a tight seal. I used my JVC foam ear tips and I got a better seal with those. The powerbeats 3 make my ears red and hot if I wear them for more than 2 hours and sometimes its a pain to get them in correctly. The sound is decent . The pairing is super simple with iPhone + Macbook . They don't completely isolate exterior noise but it gets the job done . if you have the disposable income

    2 of 4 people found this useful