• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking Head Phones

    3 sets in 4 months - last set lasted less than 24 hours - 1 work out.

    joke

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two Words: Doo Doo

    Dont even think about it if you respect your money or expect the apple quality with these.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy!

    This is my third and last pair that I pay full price for. To be technical it's my 11th or 12th because of warranty. They are not sweat proof and any drip of sweat will shut them off completely. They do not hold a charge. Everything printed on the box of these products are false advertising. Save your $200 plus tax money. These headphones are only to look cool in and not work out. I'm done with beats by dre.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Waste Your Money

    I have had 3 pairs shipped to me in the past year and all have had the same issue. As soon as they get any sweat on them, they begin to act as some sort of torture device. The volume goes all the way up....then all the way down. They whatever you are listening to gets paused and started over and over again. Then siri starts being activated every few minutes. It is ridiculous that they continue to tell me that I must have bad luck or that they have no idea why this would occur, when a simple google search produces many examples of people having the exact same issues. Do not waste your money if you are going to use them for workouts...which is exactly what Apple marketed them for.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Going on 3rd pair

    After about 2-3 months they break. The people from apple will have you convinced it's only your beats. I had no issue when I had beats prior to apple purchasing the company. With the least bit of sweat they break they are no way water resistant. If you're going to make a water resistant headphone for working out this has failed miserably. Apple just keeps sending new ones it's like they know it's a defective product. Way overpriced should be $80 for what you get. Apple needs to rectify this and make a water proof headphone I even wear a head band when I work out. Maybe the 4th version will do it. Wish Dr Dre never sold his company to apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't sweat in the same room as these!

    The first pair I was shipped lasted about 35 days - just long enough that Amazon would not accept a return and referred me to Apple Support for warranty repair. Apple did not repair them. They simply sent me a new pair. "Good deal," I thought... The new pair made it through ONE charge cycle before exhibiting the same defects as the first pair.
    It seems that any time I sweat while wearing these it causes the electronics to go haywire. Randomly turning the sound all the way up or down. Sometimes they will stop playing back sound altogether. Sometimes they will stop one song, jump to the next one for a second or two, then jump back to the previous song for a few seconds, then bounce to the next one.
    The volume buttons, play/pause button and power button on the unit are rendered useless when they start to act up. Today, during my workout, I could not stop playback via the Powerbeats, so turned off the music playback directly from my iPhone. Within two minutes the headphones started playback again, at full volume. Fortunately, it only lasted a few seconds before they randomly decreased the volume until they could no longer be heard... but then they turned themselves back up and started skipping songs again. I disconnected the Bluetooth pairing and put them in my pocket. Upon returning home from the workout they would not power off. They are currently sitting on my countertop, powered on, wasting my $200.
    I absolutely would NOT recommend these headphones - but if you really want to buy them, I'll be glad to sell you the next replacement set that Apple sends me.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could rate zero stars...

    These headphones come out of the packaging nicely. They have multiple ear tips to fit a wide variety of ear shapes and sizes. I was impressed by the ease of connection to both my iPhone 7 and my Apple Watch due to the new W1 bluetooth chip.

    My excitement with this $200 product ended less than 24 hours into opening the packaging. During my workout, while the inline controls were not touching my body or any objects around me, the volume started lowering and upping itself. I powered the headphones down, restarted them, and the same problem occurred a few minutes later. The next day, I took the headphones out to workout again and they wouldn't even power on. I got three blinking red lights and no bluetooth connectivity on any of my Apple devices. Apple Support said they plan to repair or replace the headphones since I have had them for 9 days, but after reading other reviews I am not too hopeful this will be my last replacement pair.

    $200 for these lackluster headphones is completely ridiculous, and they do not represent the Apple brand well. Do yourself a favor and check out offerings from Jaybird and Bose that actually do what they advertise.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste money

    Mine, volume button louder to loudest ,turn on Siri, microphone ,stop and play the song by itself.
    So annoying me.
    Don't by it.
    Bad product.

    Very sadly

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money.

    I'm on my 3rd replacement pair, each one functioning more poorly than the one before. At this point I don't even want another pair, I just want a refund. Bluetooth connection goes out after some wear. Even after full charge they die in like 30min. Far cry from the advertisements 12 hour playback time promise. Also not very durable for an activewear headset. Long story short DO NOT BUY. Awful in everything you would expect from a 200$ pair of headphones, except style but a lot of good that does you with no sound. 2 thumbs down.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK!!!

    Awesome product!!!!.....FOR TWO WEEKS! Then they start skipping songs, pausing songs, going back to previous song, volume turning down, turning up, not turning off when trying to reset. From reading others comments, I think its probably due to sweat. They definitely are NOT sweat "resistant". At first I thought maybe the blue tooth was being intercepted by others that have the same product; many people have them where I work out. But it was doing it when I was by myself. I tied taking them off believing maybe the "shock" of bouncing around was causing the "ghost manipulation" of the buttons; nope, continued to bounce from one song to another and change volume on its own. Ridiculous these could make it out of the testing phase with such issues. Sad think is that I bought them right before going on overseas deployment without an ability for several months to replace. I'm probably screwed out of being able to get a refund or exchange when I get finally get back home. THANKS APPLE!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst headphones ever, such a disappointment from apple

    I have always been a fan of apple since i can remember, but this is the most terrible near useless product they've ever sold. I get that it was originally produced by the founder of Beats and not Apple, but once Apple buys something and sells it as their own i'd figure they'd make necessary improvements but SHEESH these are TERRIBLE. i have had to get these replaced THREE times now i'm about to submit another request for a fourth "repair" that'll end up getting replaced. I sweat a LOT and these are supposed to be sweat proof i can assure you they are FAR from that as they're constantly needing replacements.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3

    I bought my first pair of Powerbeats super excited to finally have a pair of wireless, sweat proof, in ear headphones but within a week I was severely disappointed. I workout, run and sweat a lot and within a week the volume button was damaged from sweat and would constantly act as if the button to lower the volume was being held down. Then one of the sides stopped working. I sent them back and got a replacement and the same exact thing happened. I was very conscious of wiping off the piece so sweat wouldn't damage it but the second pair only lasted two weeks before the sound stopped working and the volume controller broke. Fast forward to my third pair I got as a gift and after using them for 2 weeks I charged them overnight and unplugged them and they wouldn't turn on. I tried plugging them back in and I immediately got a red light like they had just died. After two nights of tryi to get them to work in this same cycle they finally turned on but wouldn't connect, and they wouldn't turn off either. Safe to say I wouldn't recommend to anyone

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I've had two pair of these. First pair stopped charging, thankfully they were still under warranty(barley). Got a replacement pair and shortly after one of the ear pieces became unglued...and because the warranty didn't start over with the replacement pair I couldn't get them fixed without paying $99 so I bought some Krazy Glue and fixed them and a week or two later I picked them up to put on and one of the ear loops broke. I don't recommend anyone buy these unless you get a really good deal on them because they are not worth $199.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not water and sweat resistant

    I thought I was getting a great pair of headphone that I could use to work out with and use for all of my conference calls. I had no idea that these really are not water and sweat resistant. $199 for headphones that don't do what they say they do. I had to submit a warranty claim 3 times. The 4th they sent me a brand-new pair. Now that I realize they are not water and sweat resistant, I will not use them to workout. Like other I found wireless headphones for $15-$30 that perform better. Unfortunately, I purchased a pair for my Dad for Father’s Day and they have already gone bad. Thank goodness, I purchased at Best Buy and I get 45 days to return. He got his second pair and 1 workout the failed.

    How can the reviews on other websites be so good???? On the Apple website they are terrible. I wish I would have done more research!

    Apple get your act together. If you’re going to charge $199 then you better offer IPX7 headphones that can handle a workout.


    We own many apple products and this is a real turn off! I wonder if they read these reviews? I don’t see any responses from them like other companies!


    Apple do what’s right and give loyal customers a cash refund!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, these headphones are really THAT bad!

    I was impressed with the comfort, sound and ease of pairing with my iPhone. But after just a couple of months of ownership, these headphones now fail to hold a charge, or sometimes will not even turn on. I'm waiting for return packaging, so I'll be without any headphones for around 3 weeks. From reading the other reviews, it appears that even if I get sent a new pair, they're unlikely to last. It seems, therefore, that this product has a serious design or manufacturing flaw and it is about time Apple recognised that and offered full refunds so that dissatisfied customers can choose another, more reliable product. Finally, Apple should cease selling these.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you sweat while working out!

    I have been having problems with my Powerbeats3 since day one! I have send them for repairs three times already and the tech department can't find anything wrong with them, they basically stop working soon as I start to sweat during my running or workout sessions, they only last 20- 30 minutes and they just power off, is really frustrating to be dealing with this issue and basically the only thing I can do is send them back over and over again until the warranty expires, I don't recommend this device to anyone that sweats . beware stay away from this problem! and in my opinion the only amazing thing about this situation is Apple customer service they are always very helpful.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality product for Apple

    It's embarrassing Apple even puts their name on this product. I am on my 2nd pair already after sending it back the first time. The wire keeps splitting which exposes the internal wires and it just happened again. It usually happens where the cable tightening piece is on the middle of the wire. With continued use, the wire just splits. I have also had issues where the connection drops randomly. Thought this had something to do with my phone but realized it is just these headphones because my apple watch stays connected no problem. APPLE NEEDS TO FIX THESE!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working in several aspects

    I used it on my work for conference calls. After a month, hard to power it on. Volume controls not working and a big noise each time I use the microphone. The noise was so high that no one can understands me. Tried with Siri but does not understands me at all. This noise began last week. Really a very expensive and useless device. I cannot use any more, just to listen... I have an old plantronics bought many years ago and works much better than this one.
    It seems no Steve no quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powebeats a problem

    Bought first pair of Powerbeats July 4. Lasted about 2 weeks before wouldn't hold a charge. Went to local Apple Store and exchanged them. Same thing. Should have read these reviews before buying. Every other Apple product I've owned has been great. These have been terrible and aside from problem with charging, requires a great waste of time dealing with it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Build. Stay Away!

    I got them in November and they've gone bust twice till now. I have had one replacement and the second is in progress. They work fine but they just go bust after a few months. For a $200 workout earphone and coming from Beats & Apple, this is disappointing. Never expected a product they make to have such inferior build quality. Reading several reviews online, these issues seem to be happening to almost everyone who got a pair of them. Don't buy them.

    2 of 2 people found this useful