• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible connection...

    I've only had these a week and I'm already experiencing the same problems other people here have explained. My powerbeats3 won't stay connected to my iPhone for more than 10 seconds. I really enjoyed them while they worked, but seriously, $200 for headphones that last one week?! No way. I'll be returning.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beats3 Wireless Disconnects from Bluetooth (Disappointed Service Member)

    As all the other reviews concerning the dropping from bluetooth with these powerbeats3 (wireless) are true. I'm in the military currently deployed overseas (can't say where) and I've purchased the beats3 wireless to use when doing cardio. Well as people have been mentioning these I too onky get 20-30 minutes before they deconmect from bluetooth and unable to reconnect unless I reconnent it to charge (though it's fully charged) AND clear it from my bluetooth list then reconnect it later as if it's new to pairing with my phone. Whats said is I also have a pair of "beats solo wireless" which I'd purchased 3 months into this year long deployment and solely use when lounging at the base recreation center and weight training. Absolutely no issues with bluetooth dropping from my beats solo wreless and that too clearly holds it's charge as well. Considering the bulkiness of the beats solo wireless is why I purchased the beats3 wireless to use for cardio days (running or anything where I'd be jumping).
    In short I paid $179 on base for beats3 wireless and it only lasted a month before the issues of bluetooth disconnecting started. Yes, I've tried all the recommendations provided by apple (via their sight..resetting, disconnect and reconnect...etc) but being overseas in the dessert I just can't walk into an apple store as some people are doing. I have several buddies who have beats3 wirless too but they purchased theirs when Dr Dre still owned the company....seriously they aren't having any of these issues myself and others are speaking of. Still on deployment and have to use my iphone wired headphones that came with the iphone. I have the iphone 6s so maybe theres a softwarenossue with the pairing of the beats3 wirless and the 6s... who knows. With all these complaints involving the general same issue you'd think they actually put that out and provide an update to install. I guess now...smh

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Very good sound. Super long battery life. Water resistant. Very comfortable. Extremely durable. Everyone who says these are bad is a clown.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My choice for exercise

    First let me say that I also own a pair of Apple AirPods. I wish that these Powerbeats3 were more of like my AirPods. I do not love the strap that connects the headphones because if my neck is sweaty during exercise, it catches on my neck. I wish that these did not have a connecting strap. Also I wish that they would have chosen to use the Apple lightning charger cable rather than a special Beats cable. Those are my biggest issues.

    A good: I love using them for exercise, the battery life is amazing, and the sound is pretty good. Granted I do not have the volume cranked up because I run outdoors. I would not want to run in my Apple AirPods so these are great to own. The price is a little higher than I like but they have been very trustworthy, connect easily, and stay connected.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Started off perfectly, but after 3 months the battery no longer charges no matter how much I charge them. Really disappointing

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are RUBBISH!!!!

    So I have had 3 pairs of Powerbeats2 and one pair of Powerbeats3. They say that they are sweat resistant, but I do not think they are. I use them during normal running where the seem to work for a few weeks then stop. My current pair (Powerbeats3) the power light stays in and they do not connect. Are not recognised by my iPhone 7 or Nike+ Apple Watch. Apple really need to do something about this, they have put their name to a terrible product. Off to the Apple Store to hopefully get another replacement. Let's see how that goes. Do not buy these headphones if you want to use them to work out!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Worked fine at first, then after a month they stop working. Try resetting, connect them to my computer, nothing, 0% dead. Never buying beats again for the price quality should be better. Had cheap gas station earphones last longer!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not hold up

    Loved these at first, but after a year of moderate use at the gym they have broken. The piece that fits in the hear has broken completely off of the housing where the charging unit is. If I could attach a photo I would love to show people what you're getting. I took great care of these and never abused or crammed into a storage pouch. For $200, keep shopping. I was out of warranty window and the cost to repair is $99... not worth the additional expense!!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Started off as a love affair with this product, but this week they simply stopped charging and no amount of coaxing will bring them back to life. I see many US reviews complaining of similar problems. Care to comment Apple?

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    I bought them because of the battery life, and in most instances I never had an issue with the battery. However, the microphone is terrible, best case it sounds like I'm in a tunnel, worst case it drags on my skin or a piece of clothing subjecting the person I'm talking to to an awful piercing sound. The rubber ear buds come off all the time unless I'm extremely careful. For $199, I shouldn't be concerned with losing a part so easily.

    The strap is also a pain. Truth be told I bought them for the strap so I could keep them around my neck when not in use and for that they were fine (as long as I wasn't doing anything too physical that would cause the rubber caps to pop off). However, when wearing them, they all too often catch on me or my clothes and pull or tug. And finally, the build quality feels cheap. I finally got a pair of AirPods and they feel like a premium product (with a really great microphone).

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, but battery will no longer charge (dead).

    I liked the look, feel, and sound produced by this product. However, the battery will no longer charge. It's stuck at 0%. This happened after about 1 month of light use. The Beats Updater web app shows their battery level stuck at zero. RIP.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I got my earphones in 5.on January, I used only in gym 5times a week, after 2 months suddenly stoped working, it's not the battery, charged the day before. Probably not sweat resistant! Doesn't worth the price !

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    I got the new ones and they aren't worth the price. I had the previous version and they lasted 2 yrs which I think is good considering they were being used 5-6 days/week at the gym. The buttons stopped working so I got this pair. Well this pair lasted 2 weeks before the buttons stopped working. Great! What a waste of money.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweat resistant

    Works great until you sweat, then the volume goes up or down, as the headphones please. Basically junk as they do not resist sweat as per the advertised features.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very big disappointment

    Very poor sound quality under medium

    12 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought the white pair. They feel very well made and sound amazing. They have a lot of bass but you can also hear the treble and mids. The battery came at 85% charge and is only at 57% after several hours of use. Overall, these headphones are great!

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed with the sound.....

    Earphones aesthetically look great. Nice fit around the ears. Easy to pair. Sound volume needs improvement. Used the headphones at the gym for the first time, had the volume cranked up to the maximum level and still hard to hear the music on my iPhone. I hope there's a firmware release that can improve the sound quality for $199.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    three weeks out and...

    Three weeks later and my new power beats 3 are already broken. Going in on friday to have them replaced, hopefully the new ones aren't a dud.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work great for what I need...

    Use them for working out and they are great. They pair easily and don't lose connection. Is the sound the best thing ever? No, but that's all wireless earbuds as far as I'm concerned. They sound fine for a noisy gym. They don't fall out of my ears, which is a big plus for me. Hate working out and having to constantly stick wireless buds back in my ears because they don't stay put. The battery life is great as well. A little pricey but if something works well, I don't mind. So for my needs, they certainly get 5 stars!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Would recommend

    I just got a pair of PB3's. My impressions:

    -Carrying case isn't as nice as the 2's. Seems Apple cut back, will be using my PB2's case.
    -No charge port cover. Worried sweat will get in it

    - I actually like the sound quality compared to the 2's. It does emphasis the high end MORE than the 2's. Gives it a better sound balance
    -Key travel is better on the remote
    -Pairing is simpler. Not that it was hard before.
    -#1 improvement, and why I purchased them... battery life!

    55 of 62 people found this useful