• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible! Buy Bose

    The flimsy ear clip keeps breaking and the replacement price is the price of new beats. The earbuds that come with it are very cheap and are constantly slipping out. You can get better quality earphones for the same price.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Battery Life and Certainly Not Sweat Proof

    These are actually far far worse than much cheaper wireless earphones being sold elsewhere. I brought them and within a month the battery life was no where near the specified length that apple says. Also I haven't used them in a particularly sweaty environment but the two pairs I had the microphone buttons stopped working as well, followed by the power button wouldn't not turning them on/off, then the volume buttons also followed suit and stopped working. Vert poor and gone back to more reliable cheaper ones.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'll keep this short, since there not much to say about the Powerbeats 3.

    The sound is mediocre at best. The quality is great but it's not loud, at all. Maybe if you're at home at night in bed when it's quiet, but if you're at the gym where there's obviously alot of background noise, it's too quiet.

    I have had to replace mine twice in under a year, I'm on my 3rd pair now (with the extended warranty, there's no way I'm buying these again). Why? Because like most people, I sweat when I work out. THESE ARE NOT BUILT FOR THE GYM.


  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    false advertising

    They are not sweat proof at all and also battery doesn't last nearly as long as advertised.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not sweat proof

    Started having issues about 13 months after purchasing. First the microphone buttons stopped responding, then the power button wouldn't consistently turn on/off the headphones. Another issue was that the volume would just change on it's own. It appears this is a common problem and is caused when you sweat using the headphones. I was surprised as these headphones are advertised to be great to use while working out. I contacted apple support and was told I would have to pay for repairs. I decided not to pay to get them repaired and instead went with another brand. Won't be buying beats headphones again.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor battery life - avoid

    My headphones discharge while switched off. I barely got an hour and a half playback from them over the course of one day. Next day they were completely flat. I was advised to reboot them, re-pair them etc which made no difference so I returned them as faulty. Reading other reviews, it seems this is not a one off. Avoid.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 2 was way better than this trash

    I don't usually bother to write reviews but these things are just awful. I owned powerbeats 2 which I loved even though they got beat up pretty easily. I "upgraded" to 3 but am way disappointed. The bass response is bad, the play/pause button feels like it will break on any touch and the headphones won't show the battery meter on the iPhone status display on top of the screen. I just can't believe they removed that feature. Even the case that is included is junk compared to the old one.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The mic is trash and so is the warranty

    I don't want to give these no stars because the headphones aren't all bad. The sound quality is good and the range is decent. Problems: The mic is trash. I mean really trash. I basically have to take one earphone off and put the thing in my mouth for people to hear me because it's in an awkward location closer to your ear than your mouth. Additionally, the mic all but stopped working a convenient year after I bought the headphones. When I tried to use the Apple troubleshooting, they asked me if the earphones had gotten wet. Well no besides sweating because I use them in the gym. But aren't they marketed as water and sweat resistant?? So are they or aren't they? Now I need to go get a receipt printed to verify my purchase date *eye roll*. I'm sure I'll need to pay to have my $200 earphones serviced one year after I got them. Definitely not worth the money I spent on them.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The microphone stopped working very soon

    The microphone stopped working after 7 months.
    After warranty replacement it did the same.
    However, the warranty no longer exists.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm very disappointed in this product

    I bought these for workouts and phone calls. My impression of the sound quality is that they are unimpressive. Suddenly the microphone stopped working during phone calls. The wired headphones which came with my phone are now what I depend on. I spent the extra money on these in the hope that I was receiving a quality product. What a massive waste of money.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Consistently inconsistent

    After reading through other reviews, it seems as though I am not alone here in saying that the quality of the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones is well below par, especially when compared to the cost of the product in the first place.
    Bluetooth connectivity between the earphones and my iPhone X constantly fails, and I am having to 'Forget this Device' and reinstall every time it happens. Volume control goes mental when walking / running in slightly humid conditions, and battery life has been extremely random - sometimes I will get 4-5 hours, sometimes I will get less than 15-mins from a full charge.
    When trying to use them when making / receiving a call, all I get is static and distortion.
    I have been heavily disappointed with this product since the moment I took it out of the box, and have unfortunately been told that as I purchased these via a duty-free store while travelling that I am not able to claim warranty at all.

    Apple (and Apple-branded / associated) products have always had a consistently high level of performance, quality, and durability - I hope that we are not seeing the start of a decline in these attributes...???

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality, also false advertising

    I had both the Powerbeats 2 and the Powerbeats 3. Constant connectivity issues, and now I'm on my third set of Powerbeats 3. I've owned the solid black, the blue and grey and now the lime green pairs of the 3rd gen. The first two pairs constantly disconnected from my phone, and one pair even had the ear hook separate itself from the bud. I'm on my third pair and they disconnect at the slightest sign of moisture, despite being marketed as active-wear. Apple's excuse is that some people sweat more than others, yet you have 1000+ reviews of people saying the same thing as me. Do the proper research and build your product for the worst case scenario. Not the lowest common denominator of people who go for a brisk walk around the block. Every other active-wear headphone manufacturer/seller has this figured out.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweat proof in the least. They shut off mid run due to being too sweaty

    I've had two pair of these now do the same thing (replaced by Apple after the 1st pair exhibited the same behavior) now the 2nd pair is doing it. Not very reliable. Sound great when they work, but that means only through the winter for me.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful quality

    Headphones are poorly made, bluetooth connectivity is not stable, sometimes mono sound turns on when using mac, flashing indicator now working properly.
    One of the worst buyings i ever made

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound. Bad microphone.

    I've had a pair for about what seems like a year and a half and I cannot complain about the audio quality. The charge on the batter is still really good for mine, lasting about 5-6 hours of constant, moderately loud music. However, the microphone is TERRIBLE, I'm pretty sure it is broken. I'd recommend these headphones, not for $160 though.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My third pair just stopped working...

    When they work, I love them.

    However, I'm fairly convinced that this product is fundamentally flawed--I treat these headphones nicer than I should have to, and still they break. $199 for unreliable technology. As an Apple customer for 30 years, to say I'm disappointed in this product is an understatement.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT BUY

    Gifted Xmas 2017 and after a week it wont charge. took it back to Apple only got the new replacement in early march. Used it 3 times now its not discoverable by any of my bluetooth devices. taking it back to the shop I hope they'll let me change it to another brand/Product. this one is lousy.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had 3 pair of headphones in maybe 5 weeks. Break every time. Moving on to another more reliable brand.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Life

    Received Powerbeats 3 for Christmas on Dec. 25, 2017...By mid-April when fully charged, the charge would only last a brief period, as of the end of April they now won't charge and obviously they won't turn on. Very frustrating that you pay this much for an item and it last all of 4 months?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Never buy these I have now been through 5 pair of them within 7 months and the only thing they do for you is keep replacing them which is very annoying.

    1 of 1 people found this useful