• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Perfect

    Wow. These headsets sounds really good, and it is very comfortable. I have tired many headsets, wired and wireless, but Powerbeats3 out perform all of them. Prior to Powerbeat3, Last I tried new Bose wireless soundsport, it had no bass, poor sound quality, and uncomfortable.

    I got my Powerbeats3 today, and I had a blasting workout, omg I love the bass. I bought second pair for my father, and I will buy one for my wife too.

    11 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Am I missing something? Sound is awful!

    I don't understand how the audio can be so bad- it sounds like listening to a transistor radio; very tinny. Very disappointed. Ugh...

    16 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beat 3 Disappoint Cheap sound. ( low beat)

    I bought the new 3 because I had the beat with wires and wanted wireless sports version. I like beat because I listens to hip hop and enjoy the loud clear sound they produce. But these new 3 wireless output very low sound. First I thought maybe I didn't turn the volum up. But even with volum all the way up, the sound are still average and therefore sounds like a cheap pair of earphones. I totally don't mind paying high price for quality sound. But in this case, I paid high price for cheap sound. Thumbs down. Way down. Don't waste your money.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect workout headphones for me, way better than Jaybird X

    I suffered for years with poor fit of the Jaybird Bluebuds X so I finally decided to give the Powerbeats3 a try. Wow, what a difference. They fit in my ears and stay put! The JB Xs never fell out, but after years of fiddling to get a good fit with these the best I could do resulted in them coming out of my ears enough to break the seal, which loses all bass and sound quality. During workouts I was constantly having to push these back into my years every few minutes. Thankfully, no such problem with the Powerbeats3. The sound quality is great, a little bass heavy but you can adjust that with the EQ settings, and no need to fiddle with these during a workout. The pairing is as advertised - seamless. Highly recommended, and I only regret that I didn't switch to Powerbeats earlier.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    PowerBeats3 not as good as PowerBeats2

    I use power beats for workout as well as work. When I found out last week you have PowerBeats3 and seen it has 12 hour battery life I was like I have to get them. So while I am at work I like to block the entire place out. Power beats 2 does that for me,but at only a 4-5 hours out of my 9 hour shift. So on breaks I would go to my car and charge them. PowerBeats2 has SUPPER SOUND SORRY SUPPER SOUND WITH SUPPER CLEAR SOUND NOISE CANCELLATION I MEAN THEY CAN BLOCK OUT A BLOW HORN. Beautiful thing to have where I work trust me,but the life/power was weak so I had to get PowerBeats3 assuming they would be same quality with just more power life. I was wrong. Packaging was cool. Still has like 1inch charge cable comes with like a clear beats sticker this time looks as if it was on tracing paper was cool too,but the sound quality weak very weak. No where near as loud I can hear people talk which bothers me. Sound quality is like your car radio when you turn it up and it is just not good. I almost want to sell the pb3 online for like 30-40% less what I paid to go get another paid of pb2. So if you want quality over power go for pb2 if you just want some wireless headphones with beats logo with way less quality and longer battery life go pb3,but I promise you Power Beats 2 way to go. The pb3's are very disappointing. If I could do a sad face emoji I would.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for iphone 6 plus.

    These headphones work seamlessly. It's the little things, the power shows on the widget screen. When I get in my car, it switches to bluetooth stereo and shuts off the powerbeats. I couldn't get a good fit with the provided earbuds, so i purchase the comply t400s to take care of that issue. Siri works well and the battery life is amazing. Last thing, they have a battery service to change batteries when the charge fails. Bose is the only other company i know services the battery.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery doesn't last

    These headphones were great while they lasted but now the battery dies out within the first ten minutes of my run despite a full charge. Useless now! Such a bummer!

    13 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    better than i expected .........

    i was very surprised with these headphones , they paired with my iPhone 7 plus and apple watch perfectly as well as my MacBook pro retina 15 and iPad pro 12.9 with out any issues at all, swopping between the devices is just one tap and i think they sound nearly as good as the solo 3's, the bass is quite good considering they are in ear headphones and so far i can't knock them , obviously early days but i give them a 9 out of 10 so far

    48 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, easy setup, extra simple connectivity

    I usually never write reviews but I'm making an exception because I was extremely pleasantly surprised by this new pair of Powerbeats3. I bought the black ones, just received them today. I am a big time music addict so sound is extremely important for me. Until today, I only used Bose (Quiet Comfort Earphones and Headphones), moving away from Beats which disappointed me twice in the past (before they were acquired by Apple).

    I can finally say that they have come a long way since they were bought by Apple & the sound quality on these earphones is absolutely amazing. Compared to the Bose latest earphone models, the Powerbeats3 have louder sound & bass with a better battery life. The W1 chip seems to have made a huge difference here.

    Connection to them is dead easy, put them near any of your Apple devices and they will appear on the screen immediately.

    If you can't hear the music as you are used to, it might be due to not having chosen the correct earbud tip. It is essential to choose the correct one to be able to enjoy them fully. If you choose a smaller one, the bass will be cut & treble/mids will sound as if you are in a barrel. This will also make a huge difference in a busy environment to block out noise. P.S. the Powerbeats 3 have better Passive Noise Cancelling than the Bose QuietComfort QC20.

    *For the people that don't like bass so much, you can modify your Equalizer settings to match your preference on your iPhone quite easily.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Nice! Sounds like Beats headphones.

    Not a huge Beats fan, but these wireless earphones are pretty good so far. On my second day using them. The sounds is your typical, slightly over-bass'ed Beats sound with some thinness in the middle. I have to admit that kick drums sound pretty cool and are punchy. For those folks who are complaining about the thin sound of the earphones, it is probably because you are not using the right ear insert. The ones that come out of the box were to small for me so the sound was a bit thin. I installed the largest buds and the sound quality improved drastically. My only complaint is that there is not forward or reverse control. Also, I can't figure out how to activate Siri using the headphone's remote. Other than that, the headphone are better than the Plantronics that I had. Those had nice controls, but they didn't sound that great nor did they fit in the ear well. The W1 chip makes a world of difference. It is very easy to switch the headphones between your Apple devices. Very cool!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! (but not with the orinigal ear tips)

    At first, I was a little disappointed with how these headphones fit/sounded. I tried all of the tips that were included with the headphones, but none seemed to give me a comfortable fit that I wanted to wear for an extended period of time. I decided that I would try some Comply (Comfort TS-400) foam ear tips and if that didn't help, I would return the headphones. The new tips drastically improved not only the comfort of the headphones, but the sound as well. I encourage anyone who has bought these headphones and wasn't impressed to invest the $10 in foam ear tips! I gave them a 4 star only because I had to purchase the tips separately. $200 headphones should come with quality/comfortable tips that bring out the true sound of the headphones.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound not as good as Powerbeats2 wireless

    I really wanted to love these since the battery life is better, buttons are better, and the W1 chip. But much to my dismay, the sound is much brighter then the powerbeats2 wireless. This is what i dislike about so many wireless headphones, making them sound on the tinny side, emphasizing the high frequencys unlike the full sound of the powerbeats2. I don't know, maybe I'm just being picky.. but I can't keep these and hope the Beatsx will be better.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst batteries sitll

    I preorder this earphone and already got it for a week. absolutely it charges very fast, but the battery is still really bad, I can use it for about maximum four hours, who told me about 12hours? Please don't believe that. And I bought the white one, the ear pot material easily gets sticky with some dirty fibers. Bad experience still.

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not quite great

    At nearly £170, these are the most expensive in-ear earphones Beats make. They don’t feel like £170 worth of kit. They feel a bit cheap.

    Turning them on, they instantly paired with my iPhone 7 and Apple Watch. Perfect.

    All the music i tested them on was via Apple Music with the EQ off. Most of the time, they deliver a very clean sound with rich bass without distortion.

    Any tinny or rough edged tracks seemed to be down to poor track quality on Apple Music, Switching the earphones for another pair didn't help so it was the individual track rather than the kit.

    After a while, the fitting on my ear started to ache a little. Designing an ear piece for every ear is going to be impossible and I found myself having to move them around a little to stop the ache.

    The remote is fine - on the opposite side to Apples ear buds so you’ll have to get used to that if use an ear bud user. The remote function fails a lot. You’re supposed to hold down for Siri to kick in but more than 50% of the time it fails. This seems to be an issue with iOS10, rather than the earphones. Turning your phone on and off resolves the issue - turning the earphones on and off does not.

    Drop-outs - I experienced no drop outs playing music via iPhone. The same cannot be said for Apple Watch. I use Series 2 and during my workouts, sound would dropped regularly for a few seconds before kicking back in. Odd.

    Pros - easy set-up on iPhone and Apple Watch
    Good clean sound

    Cons: Expensive
    Slightly uncomfortable
    Software a bit buggy at the moment

    126 of 149 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far So good

    I received the powerboats 3 and so far i am satisfied with my purchase. I have previously owned the beats solo 2's, and ur beats, both which i was highly disappointed with. With these they appear to be a solid choice for bluetooth earphones. The range on these is pretty far, easily walking across one end of my house to another. I will update my review in a few months, but the battery appears to be solid as well.

    83 of 123 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They are great!

    The new Powerbeats fits securely and they do not fall. The sound quality is good, and of course you get about 12 hours of playback on a full charge.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    The first thing i need to say is the W1 chip has done everything apple said it would, pairing is easy, but the real benefit is pair it with one device, it pairs with all and switching between devices is so much simpler than standard Bluetooth...

    As for sound, they sound really good, but are definitly bass heavy, I like that for workouts, but it can be a bit muddy for more detailed music though its a nitpick

    The battery life is amazing, I can listen for 8 hours at work, then an hour workout and still have 20% battery, they also charge very fast, much better than the set they replaced that claimed 8 hours but really got a bit over 6

    The fit is great and once you lock the hoops in over your ears, they don't move, but if you really want comfort, by some comply foam tips and these are even better with a good tight seal.

    As for negatives, they're slight, but i really wish they charged with a lighting connector, the quicker micro usb goes away the better, i wish they included foam tips in addition to the silicone, finally the 'carrying case' is awful, and i just threw it away

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love them

    They change the way I run. When I sprint, they stay in and don't disconnect like wired earbuds. Also I feel more free and I don't have to worry about cable length or routing the earbuds through my shirt.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I had high expectations...

    I mean, after all, these are a $200 pair of headphones. So, I was expecting great noise cancellation, booming bass, ultra comfortable fit. Unfortunately, the Beats 3 fail to deliver in any of these categories. They're not horrible, just not worth the $200 that I spent for them.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Remarkable audio quality....

    They don't sound like wireless in-ears....they sound like a decent set of studio cans with some significant bass boost. I honestly don't know how anyone who wrote a review can fault sound quality. These are workout in-ears and sound much, much bigger. Fidelity is good, frequency response is on the heavy side....perfect for a workout. Love hearing some boom out of a tiny package. Sitting at my desk writing this with them in.....and with a huge collection of cans hanging on the wall.

    26 of 35 people found this useful