• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!!

    Have been through 2 pairs in last few months!! Garbage!!! First pair would give terrible feedback/static, and the second pair just decided to no longer "turn on". Will not buy any Beats products again, and I'd recommend everyone look to other brands, especially given the premium you pay for "Dr Dre" name!!! AVOID!!!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just OK. Not $199 OK, though.

    The sound quality is great if you are in a low noise situation. I used the buds that fit me best and can still hear conversation around me. And even more annoying is when there is a stiff breeze that hits the earphones it amplifies that noise. They are slightly better than earbuds I bought at CVS for a tenth of the price.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound is not very good

    Their just is no bass response....very tinny sounding treble and ear splitting mid...I am taking them back but I lost the box..

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Battery within 3 weeks

    I loved this product for about 2 1/2 weeks. All of a sudden it died on me. Thought it just ran out of charge, charged it and it died the next day after an hour. Charged it again, same thing. Didn’t use them for a day or two then charged again. I was working out for about 20minutes and it just stopped. Wouldn’t charge, turn on, reset, anything. After reading around the web I found out it has been happening to a lot of people. Do not buy this terrible product if you plan on working out with them.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good - Don't waste your money

    These are absolutely not sweat/water resistant. These are great headphones if you do not plan on working out with them. The moment they get one drop of sweat/water on them they malfunction. Buyer beware.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst purchase I've ever made: ZERO STARS

    After returning the first THREE sets of PowerBeats3 back to my local Verizon Wireless shop due to each pair having battery issues, this pair showed promise. Struggled with a crackling sound for the first few hours of connectivity, but AT LEAST it stayed connected beyond the first 2 days. I cased them, cleaned them, protected them from water though they are meant to be workout earphones that could withstand a little sweat, but no.. For 5 months, after about a decent one hour cardio workout, they lose connectivity to my iPhone 7 Plus. And then just wouldn't connect at all. Now, they never fully charge (mind you, i only used the earphones 2 times a week because they were so untrustworthy I couldn't take them to the gym often). Started up the Beats Updater web app to see if they were just out of date each time. Nope.. Even after the one time they needed update I noticed a flaw in the battery percentages. When I would plug them in they would always start at 46%-49% charged. After HOURS OR DAYS of charging they would only charge to 76%-79%. So much for that w1 chip, we're paying a premium for. This is a deal breaker. I'm am definitely dissatisfied with this product, and based on that ABYSMAL overall rating, everyone should receive either their money back or a different pair of WORKING Beats wireless products to replace such shotty craftsmanship. Apparently this problem is alarmingly common within the PowerBeats3 and there has been no public statement from Apple. Congrats. I hope Steve Jobs is cursing in his grave at this "innovation."

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