• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH IT

    I bought my power beats three a year ago and they have completely deteriorated apart with moderate use. First, the earpieces broke off then the sound piece and now they won't connect to my phone. I bought these near $300 and they are a really terribly made product. I expected more than a year of use from an apple product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality will make you very mad

    I used them 4 x week during 3 months, then they don’t have a life signal anymore. For absolutely no reason. Will try warranty, but it is always such a waste of time having to go through the experience of acquiring an expensive poor quality product!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but...

    I love mine no doubt about it.Just the ear-hook came off on the left pair and I know its expected because the thing with an adjustable hook is that it gets weaker with every use.But I don't think if its still under warranty I should have to pay 129$ for a replacement pair.Other than that they still work, very durable headphones, Great sound, amazing battery life, The statement about the fast charging stands true to this day and an okay mic not the best but okay. So overall great product just bummed about the ear hook thing.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL PRODUCT

    This product is AWFUL. I have had to return it to Apple, via mail, FOUR DIFFERENT TIMES to be serviced and/or replaced! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats3 = false advertising (as often is with Apple)

    Well it seems many other people seem to have this issue, I wish I had seen those reviews before I bought this a few months ago... contrary to what they advertise this as, the Powerbeats3 are NOT in ANY way “water resistant” !! I only just started using these for my workouts a couple of weeks ago (so it probably took around 10 or so sessions) until the control buttons completely stopped working. And I mean they do not function at all! Sure I sweat, but not excessively (too cold out to sweat that much in winter anyway), so clearly there is absolutely no resistance to any amount of sweat. I wonder how long until the whole thing completely dies.. Wasn’t worth the US$159 I got it for.
    And now I can’t even return them because I recently moved to Turkey (from the US), where from what I understand the warranty for some ridiculous reason does not apply here.
    Oh and...very cheap materials, the product itself feels cheaper than those $15 headphones you can get in Best Buy or something. Probably cost Apple less than that to manufacture (which might explain why they don’t mind replacing people’s beats several times). What a shame!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    These are terriblely made products.

    I got a pair of these for Christmas less than a year ago and the already broke. The volume buttons are control price on the earphones themselves broke. I only wear this to the gym so it’s not like they are overused as I have more comfy ones for long trips and stuff. I will say that Apple support was good and sent me a new pair but it’s still kind of annoying when you have to wait a week to get them. OVERALL SAVE YOU YOUR MONEY AND BUY A DIFFERENT BRAND OF WIRELESS EARPHONES.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the cost

    Good sound quality and the battery life is great, but they are plagued with issues. I am constantly losing connection and having to restart the headphones to regain connection, and the start/stop button only works about half the time after pausing it. Additionally, I had to replace my first pair a couple of months back due to a faulty battery. For the cost, I would expect a lot more, so unless you really care about sound quality, there are a lot of much cheaper headsets with pretty comparable performance.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than powerbeat2 but still!

    So I joined the PowerBeat family when apple gave me a pair of beat2 with my Ipad pro purchase. I have to admit I never would have spent the money to try them any other way. I had thought that the sound couldn't be any better and the price was out laddish, however about 5 months later I lost my beats2 in one of suit pockets. I missed them so badly that I just had to get a new pair of beat3s. At first I loved the beat3s, the battery lasted longer, I could be farther from my iPhone and not loose connection, etc. Then one morning the ear loop broke off. I call one the warranty apple mailed out a box. Then about eight or nine days from when I made the call I got the "1st replacement." I put 1st because since the I have sent them back two more times and I was suppose too send them back a third to make a total of four problems. Here is the problem I am a heavy sweater, with a beard and medium to short hair. My beats get damp/wet with sweat. When this happens the "replacements" have all stopped turning on. After talking with one of the customer care managers I felt guilty returning them so many times so now I am waiting. Oh, apple sent me the box I even loaded them up but after three weeks I could not bring myself to ship them. Then I got the notice that the repair had been canceled so I opened the box back up. I do want to note that this time this replacement did turn back on after not using them for four days. So, they are working I just can't use them when I exercise or if I am in humid areas or they will not turn back on I fear. At least the other two did not turn back on after they started flashing the code. My hope is that PowerBeats comes out with a 4th product that is weather and sweat proof. I'm not asking for waterproof to 100meters just truly a workout wireless earbud! Like in the add above I do not want to be held back by a light rain or sweat! If that line had not been in the video I would have rated these a 4 or a 3 even with all the problems and guilt I've been through, yea the sound they produce that good. The Battery lasts at least 12 hrs most of the time unless you have them all the way up.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Constant Ear Infections

    I am by no means an audiophile and thought the sound quality was decent. However, after using these consistently at the gym, I developed an ear infection (my first in 20 years). Two months later I developed another infection in the same ear. I believe the rubber tips prevented water/sweat from escaping my ears, which resulted in the infections. I gave up and have switched to AirPods (inferior sound quality but provide better ventilation to my ears).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    Worked good for a week then went to junk. I would charge the night before and would be dead the next day after work for my work out. It would turn on and off by it’s self when I had already turned off. I would spend 10-15 trying to get it to connect when most times it wouldn’t. I’m done these are my second pair. I bought the beats 2 a year ago and they only lasted 8 months with simular issues.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disaster

    Take my advice on this - do not buy it. After less than two months battery died, and it can hold just a bit over half an hour of time. Waste of money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    My $5 bluetooth headphones were better then these, not for sound quality but as far as usage. When I need to transition from laptop to iPhone the bluetooth gets disconnected and no longer works. Would not recommend these headphones.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, awful reliability

    The headphones produce a full range of sounds, allowing for a beautiful atmospheric experience. This 'experience,' however, is often interrupted because of headphone disconnection. It's quite frustrating actually. I'll be studying for my tests in the library, and then the next thing I know I'm blasting music for all to hear due to a headphone disconnection.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for working out everyday

    Though with sweat they loosen up, they're great headphones for weightlifting! I use them almost every day for cardio and weightlifting, without any issues or discomfort. Yes, they could be a bit louder, but I guess that's to be expected from bigger speakers, not Powerbeats. The battery life is incredible, and the adjustments you can make for a more secure fit are versatile and very much appreciated.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Break Quickly. Poor Quality

    I've gone through 2 pairs in 2 months. As other state, volume will start going wonky, then they won't charge. All I do is run in them for about 30 minutes every other day. Keep them in the case they come with and make sure I don't abuse them. Doesn't matter, they just keep breaking. I would not waste your money on these, they are WAY overpriced and based off the reviews should be recalled.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not try to use when working out

    These headphones seemed like they would be great to work out in. Apple even told me that they were made for working out, but I have found in the past week of having them that they are terrible for any sort of physical activity. They fall out just enough that you have to keep pushing them back in. I seriously wish I could give these a negative star. DO NOT BUY if you plan to work out with these headphone. Seriously the most frustrating product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRBLE

    These broke after one month of use working out. Won't charge or reset, a complete waste of money. Read online, same problem all over, should be recalled, don't waste a dime in them.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst connectivity

    The strength of the Bluetooth connectivity is so weak. If you cover it with your hand you will lose the sound. Even the movement of running will decrease the quality of the sound you receive. Lack of quality of the materials, my have been repaired 2 times and for the 3rd time they were out of warranty because smartly for them, they apply warranty from original purchase. Disappointing. Really Dre must feel bad for giving a name to a bad product.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    I bought the Powerbeats³ two weeks ago. In the first day they were working fine then in the second week they wouldn't charge and now I can't turn them off.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    Bought these earphones in mid January of 2017. To this day I have had to send them in twice for repairs 4 months apart from each other. First time the volume would go up and down automatically. When I get them back from being "fixed" there is a volume limit on my headphones that wasn't there before. Second time I send them in it's for the issue of the headphones turning off by them selfs. Headphones are fully charged so that's not the issue. When I try to turn them back on all I get is a white flashing light then they shut off again. I just want my money back. I could by $10 earbuds and have less issues.

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