• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have read more reviews before buying

    Googled "powerbeats 3 random volume" and ended up here. I sweat a lot during work outs and bought these specifically for gym use only. After about 2 weeks of use I noticed today when running that the volume started to randomly jump and songs started pausing and un-pausing. At first I though I was accidentally hitting the remote control. After resetting and repairing a few times I gave up and took them out.

    Really disappointing at this price point, don't think I will ever come back to beats again. They should at least remove the marketing around sweat resistance.

    "Sweat and water resistance provides the necessary durability for strenuous workouts and weather."
    "Sweat and water resistance to handle tough training."

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeat3 Ear buds

    I work out at least 5 days a weeks lots of cardio involved. These buds are not sweat proof as advertised and I could not forward to other songs or turn the volume up or down. Sometime the buds would not turn on or off. I exchanged twice with Verizon where I purchased them and the same problem continues. I'm very disappointed in the product and really want my money back. They are quite pricey but not worth the money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wind destroys mic

    When outside running or biking and the wind hits you while talking to someone you can hear the wind as well as the party your are speaking with. Important calls will make me stop what I am doing to be able to talk. Even casusal biking and a call will not be allowed due to the poor quality mic.

    The mic on these are the worst quality ever and the AirPods deliver a wind-cancelling which the "power" in Powerbeats should deliver. If this would have been fixed I would give the headset 5 stars out of 5. But paying this amount I want the whole nine yards and the mic does not cut it for me.

    Battery life, magical.. Fit is perfect... Mic is awful in windy outdoor conditions while doing "power"-stuff.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted one gym session - not sweat resistant at all!

    I had read the reviews for these earphones and decided not to get them. I then bought a Macbook and got to choose a free pair of headphones/earphones so I thought if they're free i'll try them.

    I had my first gym session with them, which was 40 minutes of cardio, by the time I got home the on/off button wasn't working and neither was the button for pausing/changing songs etc.

    Waste of money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good for user that sweats during exercise

    Replaced the earphones once after few weeks of usage. The replacement set started having problems like dropping volume, auto shut down, cannot change volume etc after 2-3 weeks of usage. I wonder if i should go back for another replacement set or just throw it away.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Headphones for Gym/sports enthusiasts

    I bought two pairs one for me, one for my brother. We both use them to go to gym and, after buying the first generation of Powerbeats, we were convinced these were going to exceed our expectations, considering the price. Within a week of using the headphones, the volume would uncontrollably decrease. It would cause my iPhone to go crazy with Siri and activate other functions of the phone. Hopelessly, i would reset the device over and over with no solution. Finally, after couple of days, the headphones just didn't turn on. The same exact thing happened to my brother's headphones a couple of weeks later. Before Apple bought the Beats brand, quality was definitely better. I would not recommend this product to anyone as they are advertised as sweat resistant and specifically for people who who do sports; yet they fail to to do their job.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT PURCHASE

    On my second pair of these headphones. Ive probably only gotten about 2 months worth of usage out of the pairs. The idea of the headphones is great, but these things are clearly not good for working out in. Sweat seems to kill the battery over time or cause glitches in the software. Not only that but the overall quality of the headphones is not great and have definitely had much louder, much cheaper headphones. Don't get me wrong them being wireless and all is great while working out until the things die on you. Wish I had bought something else.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats3, 3 times you are out

    I admit, I am an Apple fanboy. My relationship with Apple goes back to the Apple2. I had a previous pair of Powerbeat 2 earphones and lost them. I have now had 3 pairs of Powerbeats 3 and they have all failed. They work great for a while but then you get the mysterious loss of volume for no reason. Sometimes you can salvage them with a reset. However, they then get into a mode where they will not turn off (unless you change them). They will not pair. The Beats Updater site will not recognize that they are even plugged in. The consistent failure of these earbuds after 6 weeks to 5 months (highly variable) is unacceptable and I would NOT recommend purchasing this product until there is a substantial improvement. If I could, there rating would be 0 stars.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Waste Your Time or Money!

    I wish I could just have my money refunded. Do not buy these if you workout! They are not sweat resistant and Apple puts you through too much to get a replacement.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy if you sweat at all

    Returned my 4th pair today. If you buy these get them from Target or Walmart so they don't give you a hassle when (they will die for sure) they give out in less than 90 days. I've read the reviews about these malfunctioning due to sweating ( sweatproof right Apple?) , I've even made sure to wipe them constantly at the gym to avoid too much moisture accumulating on these faulty headphones. Did that work, no of course not, this is the 4th pair of headphones . Just got home yesterday after using them just fine. Charged and the next day before gym I have the infamous "blinking white light" that is all too notorious for these headphones. Do yourself a favor and don't buy these unless you absolutely aren't using them for any type of physical activity outside of walking around your house casually. I don't write reviews for anything but I've had enough of these garbage bucket headphones. Apple and Beats need to recall these seriously. Average 1.5 star review from almost 1,000 people on your own website... LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE THIS IS A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comply foam tips

    I have read a lot of negative reviews about this product but truth is,
    It all starts with comfort right? well there is a solution to that. purchase the comply foam tips noise isolation
    And believe me the comfort will change the sound on these is very good better then other Bluetooth headphones
    The connectivity is the best trust me Apple is for me the best at Bluetooth connectivity you will see a difference with the comply tips just a little tip that worked out for me.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sweatproof - Not for Runners

    I'm a runner, and I bought my first pair of Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones in April 2017. At first, I was a big fan. Great sound, easy connectivity, good battery life, and - for me, most importantly - good and secure fit while running. Unfortunately, all those great features were rendered completely useless because the product is not sweat proof in the least. Within a week, after just a few runs, my Powerbeats would randomly disconnect and shut off, usually two or three miles into my run. When I tried to turn them back on, they'd just flash white 3 times but refuse to power on. After I reset them, they did the same thing, and it continued to get worse. Luckily, I was within the 30 return window on Amazon, so I shipped them back and received a new pair in early May. That pair lasted until late August, when they started malfunctioning, too. At first, the volume would just start randomly decreasing until it hit zero. I'd turn it up, and a little while later, it would just go down again. Then, Siri started randomly coming on and the unit would randomly disconnect. At this point, none of the buttons on the mic/remote would function, and even the main power button on the left side stopped working (it will power on, but will not power off the unit). It seems clear that sweat has gotten into the mic/remote and wrecked it, but Apple support won't confirm that. The support tech I chatted with was very nice and sympathetic, but couldn't refund my money or send me a new unit until I've sent the old one back, meaning I'm running without music for at least the next 10 business days (including an upcoming race, which really ticks me off). Of course, Apple support promised they'd get the unit repaired or replaced, but I am certain the next set will do the exact same thing. Contrary to Apple's advertising, Powerbeats3 are not sweat proof and are not suitable for runners (or anyone who plans to wear them while working out and sweating). I know this is a Beats product, but Apple bought them, and it's the reputation of Apple that is on the line now. Apple really needs to fix this problem and do right by its customers. So far, I am deeply disappointed in Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after a few months

    The piece that goes over the ear broke off after only a few months. Of course physical damage isn't covered under warranty either. Loved them until they broke after normal use. Would not buy again, too expensive to have them break

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY!!! GARBAGE

    Yes I thought we ll it won't be me, yes they are garbage just burned $200 hard earned dollars won't charge or do anything. DO NOT BUY this is a shame and APPLE should be embarrassed by these.A RECALL SHOULD BE DONE! Too many complaints. Refund my money!!!
    This is the only APPLE product that I am disappointed in and every device I have is APPLE.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Made for active couch potatoes sitting in AC ZERO STARS

    I have $20 Bluetooth headphones that are 1000 times more sweat resistant than these. My fourth pair of Powerbeats - this time Powerbeats 3 because Apple upgraded me after three pair of Powerbeats 2 had already gone bust - have stopped working after only two weeks. Except for one individual who began to explain to me that some people sweat more than others, Apple has been very responsive, and I feel fairly confident we can find a way to make things right. But, good customer service can't fix a s**t product. Four pair of broken headphones in less than a year! It is tremendously dissappointing coming from Apple.

    I don't sweat too much, by the way. I'm training for my second marathon, and my Apple Watch has held up fine though it all. I also never leave reviews like this. Unless you're going for the active-sporty couch potato look, these are absolutely a total waste of money and time. I'm not sure whose headphones I'm now looking for, but I need to find some quick. Game day is in December.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for workouts until you sweat

    I should have read all the bad reviews before buying, but they're true. After 6 months mine died during a sweaty run. First I noticed the volume randomly going up and down and the volume buttons were non-responsive and then there was a pop sound and they died, never to work again.

    It's a bit frustrating that the product docs despite the hundreds of poor sweat-related reviews still indicate "Rain, sweat or shine-these water resistant earphones push you further and handle tough training."

    Come on Apple? It's time to do something.

    Luckily I had originally bought them from Costco and they gave me a full refund as part of their forever satisfaction guarantee. As I had custom moulded ear sleeves made for them and like the sound I went ahead and bought another pair from Costco. I suspect these again wont last long...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Today I just gave up replacing them !! 3rd pair in 6 months

    I just returned the 3rd pair. No fuss, Apple accepted to give me a full refund and I have ordered the AirPods.
    All the negative reviews are correct, this product if defective and should have been recalled.
    If you are lucky you will have them for a couple of months and if you are not it will just be for a few weeks before you have to replace them. Do not buy this product, it is not reliable, you will be disappointed!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Invest in something else..

    Had the earphones since February and would use them for pretty much anything. It was all good until one day I was at the gym and they just turned off on me. Didn’t know why it happened so I charged it overnight since I thought it was the battery. Second day I use them for the gym again and boom turns off again and I wasn’t even sweating that much either. Tried to recharge them again but now nothing. It doesn’t even turn on anymore and I was just disappointed. I’m in college now and I brought my headphones to see if a miracle would happen. One day they are on so I took them to the gym. 10 minutes later they shut off and as of today do not turn on. Overall, I’m disappointed with the headphones since its “sweat and water resistant” but now don’t work at all. Now I just use my basic apple headphones that go through sweat every time I’m working out and still functions. I would say that if you’re looking for good workout earphones to look for others besides these because it’s pretty expensive and won’t last in intense workouts.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I'm on my third replacement pair in 3 months. They randomly just stopped working at all. Apple support has you do numerous tests to make them work. No dice. Then the second pair I sent in, they sent them back saying there was nothing wrong with them. The same issue kept happening. Reading these posts makes me know now that I'm not alone. Looks like it is a bad product. I thought since LeBron James was on the box it would be all good. I heard great things about the product, saw tons of people using them everywhere. I forked out 200 bucks for them. Sadly I have to go buy a 20 dollars Bluetooth headset for a backup, because I'm pretty sure these beats are gonna die out again eventually, and I need my headphones. I use them every single day because I ride my bike everywhere. Don't buy these, they will stop working. If there was an option to choose zero stars, that's what I would rate them.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    On my fourth pair in 8 months
    Customer service is great about replacing, but they continue to break after using during workouts
    Not sweat resistant

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