• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    At the beginning of the summer I purchased a pair of the wireless 3 after owning a pair of the powerbeats 2 for about two years. The powerbeats 2 were great, durable, nice sound, and actually worked as advertised. When I went home with the 3s they had clearer sound, but were quieter. After about a week and a half of using them while I worked out they completely stopped working. Wouldn't power on. So I take them back to Best Buy where they just give me another pair, so I think cool they were probably just defective. Sure enough 2 weeks later the same thing happens, and now it is past the date to return the headphones to Best Buy, so they send the headphones into Apple for warranty and now I'm just stuck with a pair of these headphones which basically just stink. Thanks beats.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PowerBeats 3

    I'm not pleased at all. These worked fine for a while but like literally everyone else they started failing. They intermittently turn in siri, start playing music, hang up calls, etc. And the worst p`art is, they wont turn off. I had to disconnect them from the bluetooth to get them to stop doing weird commands. PowerBeats 2 were great, bring those back. In the mean time, I'll file a warranty claim like everyone else...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware-Cheap Junk

    Just had my 2nd pair of Powerbeats 3 in for repair. Intermittant switch failure whenever I use them to exercise. Apple has informed me that they're sending them back to me unrepaired because they can't replicate my issue... because they're not sweaty!! They are NOT sweat resistant. They are shoddy and well below the accepted standard of Apple products. All the slick packaging and hype with very little quality. Apple should be ashamed to sell this product. Cheap junk. Massive ripoff. Will never buy a Beats product again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced twice , same old problem.

    Apple needs to do something about this. Obviously a defective product.
    Got mine replaced twice and after few charges, unable to switch on.
    This is going to be my FOURTH set. And warranty is ending in 2 months.
    Not worth the money and trouble

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed!

    I had the powerbeats 2 which worked fine, (I should have kept them but gave them away) I had no issues with them at all. Then the Powerbeats 3 came out and the 12 hour battery life sold me on the purchase of over 200 dollars. Like everyone is stating they are horrible! Power turns off by itself, volume goes down and up all by itself, it disconnects from the Bluetooth on your phone, and it has a strong static sound once I leave the gym and try to make a phone call. I'm currently on my second replacement and really I would like my money back. NEVER BUYING BEATS AGAIN!

    If you do buy these poorly constructed epic fails hang on to your receipt. Take a pic, of it save, put it in a shoe box, because you need it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    what a piece of garbage

    terrible product. I haven't had it for more than 2 weeks and the bluetooth connectivity drops out and doesn't connect anymore. called for help and the only thing they tell me to do is try to return them to best buy where i bought them. what a piece of junk product! sad! would give it 0 stars if i could.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PLEASE PLEASE RECALL (On my 3rd headset, that is currently malfuctioning)

    No matter, how much I use or little I use they malfunction. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT BUY!!!!! In theory they should be amazing. Sweat resistant, 12 hours of battery life and over ear fit. With that resume you would think they would be amazing. Unfortunately after about 2 months they will stop working and the buttons will continue to malfunction. They'll begin skipping, volume going up and down everything will go wrong. I love apple, but these are a complete disappointment and honestly should be recalled, because I was robbed out of $150. I have sent back to Apple 3 times and the same thing keeps happening. Unfortunately this will probably be my first and last pair of beats headphones.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 2 were amazing, what happened????

    I have had these headphones for 4 months and have had to submit two separate warranty replacements for either the battery not charging or holding a charge or connectivity issues. I upgraded to these from the powerbeats 2, which I LOVED, and this has been the most frustrating experience for a pair of headphones I have ever dealt with.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor reliability

    2 pairs went bad w/in a month. First volume control lost, and then intermittment audio loss, followed by complete failure where even a hard reset was not possible. I returned them and bought Bose - much better product and cheaper too.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't believe this is an Apple product

    I'm so disappointed in the sound quality. The pairing is terrible. But the part that makes this product so disappointing is that if you sweat at all it starts To cut in and out. If you don't plan to work out in these they might be fine. Apple really needs to recal this product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously disappointed

    My second pair of Powerbeats3 died within a month of use. It is not sweat resistant and it appears incapable of being charged over longer time. My first pair had exactly the same problems. Very disappointing.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This earphone is NOT sweat proof

    Same problem as everyone else, volume goes up and down once it is contacted with sweat and I think the volume button is permanently damaged because of sweat... How can this possible called itself a sport earphone..

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th pair of headphones

    Great product but quality control is terrible. Just got my 4th pair in less than 30 mths. First 3 broke. Had to pay not only for initial purchase but repair for the next two. All they did was replace with new ones. I love them but very frustrating

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3 wireless earphones

    These ear buds don't work and very disappointed with purchase. broke many times and cant handle sweat. Apple Listening :(

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously Apple...DO A RECALL

    Come on apple. This is no where near the quality everyone has come to expect. You advertise sweat proof, been to the apple store twice to get these replaced. These need to be recalled, this is a joke.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Support will not Help

    These headphones are defective. It is really that simple. Currently, there are 440 one star reviews on the official Apple website for the Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones, and I am sure that number will only continue to grow as more consumers realize they have been duped. The packaging states that LeBron James uses his Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones because they allow him to "train harder and longer." The smallest amount of sweat, however, actually causes these headphones to break almost instantaneously. I purchased two sets of the Powerbeats3 headphones earlier this year, and both stopped working properly after one indoor run on a treadmill. The first sign of defect was the volume control that is placed on the headphones. It stopped working after sweat first touched the headphones, and it was only a sign of things to come. The next indication of a poor product was the short battery life. These earphones worked well before they ever came in contact with sweat at a gym, but the battery life was shortened to an hour after several workouts that involved sweat. The battery life worsened over the next several workouts, and now neither set can turn on at all. I talked to Apple Support via a scheduled call, but they told me that I cannot have the earphones replaced and/or repaired because many people are "buying this product elsewhere and tricking Apple into repairing the broken product." These headphones have a one year warranty, so why am I unable to have them replaced and/or repaired? The headphones were clearly meant for working out, but they cannot handle sweat, and that is a manufacturing defect. Honestly, I know a replacement pair will just break again if I use them to run, so these headphones have been a complete waste of money. It is hard to believe that a successful company can create a product this poor, and their only response is to essentially accuse the consumer of "trying to trick them."

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in apple

    Got a set for Christmas, had the occasional problems that have been described such as volume problems etc but it was a small price to pay when they worked well and they held a charge for several hours as it was advertised, but my problem has come after having them for 6 months the iPhone and my new Apple Watch do not pick up the Powerbeats in the Bluetooth menu, I am getting a replacement set as they will be too expensive to fix but Apple have said this was just my "bad luck" when it is clear that this is a common fault in a set of headphones that have been falsely advertised as being workout headphones, recommend sticking with a cheap set until they improve on this fault.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    I am a runner and live in the South where it is hot a lot of the year. I have had these headphones since April (5 months). Any time i would run for > 45 min and any sweat got on the headphones, they would stop working and then ultimately I would have to reset them. Eventually, the volume/call control stopped working. My inspiration to use this was to have good audio quality wirelessly and being able to control the music without touching my phone. After reading other reviews, sounds like this is a common problem. I am disappointed that I did not research these further before I paid for them. I will probably send them back under the warranty just so they have to go through the cost of sending me a new pair, but I won't take them out of the box.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 month then died

    waisting of money ! Bose the best in this range of price !

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Earphones for exercise that can't handle sweat

    The design and build quality of these earphones are extraordinarily poor. After going through two pairs, I finally got a refund from Apple. I really wish they were better as the fit and sound quality is great - except these earphones simply don't work.

    I got three months' use out of one pair and four months' out of the next. Essentially, sweat gets into the in-line controller and, from there, the earphones will fail to turn off, alter the volume, skip tracks, and so on.

    There is an enormous design fault - clear from the many other reviews saying the same thing. Do not waste your money.

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