• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Alex A

    Just as I suspected these are over priced over hyped headphones with a great marketing campaign. Don’t waste your money. I’ve had these about 3-4 months now and will randomly die mid workout even though they are charged. Ave your money and buy PLANTRONICS headphones.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep breaking down

    • Written by Ali A

    After two months of purchasing my bowerbeats 3 broke down and I couldn’t turn it on , I send it to the shop they replace it with new one ,after a week it broke down again , I’m extremely frustrated and i am considering another brand

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No bass and flat sound

    • Written by Cheap S

    Very disappointing sound. Bass is non existent. I figured with “beats” headphones I would be able to hear some “beats”. I wish I had saved my money and bought headphones from another company...

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed! - my $12 Sony headphones have much better sound

    • Written by Gary B from Waterdown

    My daughters bought me PowerBeats 3 as a Christmas present. It seemed a logic choice as we have 4 pairs of Beats over ear headphones in our house and those devices have fantastic sound.

    PowerBeats 3 sound quality IS TERRIBLE, I have a pair of $12 Sony wired earphones that sound much better

    APPLE you stole $180 from my daughters! You should be ashamed selling these PowerBeats. Garbage! Garbage!

    Tim Cook - I challenge you to workout using PowerBeats to see how good you feel about selling such a low quality product. I want Apple to give my daughters back their hard earned money. Happy to turn over these useless earphones in exchange.


  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    so amazing!!

    • Written by Jorge D

    My son by mistake while doing the laundry did not realize that his powerbeats were in one pocket so long story short at the end we found then after we took everything out of the dryer then I recharge them and they STILL WORKING!! like the first day!! They are so good.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    For non sports

    • Written by Chris V

    I’ve had these earphones for about a year now and overall they’re aren’t bad. Not great, but not amazing. I’ve have yet have a charging issue, they hold a charge for several hours as described, the sound is pretty good, base isn’t bad either. It would be nice if they stayed in the ear though. When doing a vigorous workout such as interval training and I’m sweating, they tend to pop out and it’s very annoying. Still not a bad earphone.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for athletes, maybe to walk around in?

    • Written by Jose D

    The amount of problems from working out in these headphones for the price is alarming. Sweat continuously and they will stop a workout, ear buds will come right off, and the hooks can be flimsy as one of mine simply broke off mid run. in order to use these I have to air dry them out with a fan for about half an hour and then they’ll only work for a few hours. Very dissapointed with the product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Nkechi U from Enugu

    i got the power beats3 and it barely lasted 9 months, sound was whack as well but i was going to manage or rather swap that for durability, but i guess the joke was on me....

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT sweatproof, don't purchase if you plan to use during regular workouts

    • Written by Chase M

    I've gone through 4 pair of Powerbeats so far and I'm waiting for Apple to send my 5th replacement pair to me. I am thankful that Apple continues to replace them; however, it is a huge hassle to: 1) continually be without my headphones, 2) re-package/ship the bad headphones every few weeks, 3) make sure I'm home to sign for the delivery of the replacements, and 4) call in to Apple support to go through the process of explaining why they don't work anymore. I've read message board after message board explaining the exact same process. I suppose Apple is okay with just continuing to replace them rather than fix the obvious issues with the product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by Irshaad G from Chicago

    Issues started suddenly about a week ago. During a run, a loud screeching sound came thru the earpiece and the headphones disconnected from BT. From other reviews I've read here, I believe sweat got into the housing (note that these are supposed to be sweat resistant workout gear). I reconnected them and they seemed to work, but a couple of issues appeared since then: the playback / volume buttons stopped working, the battery was unable to reach full charge, battery life kept diminishing during use, and eventually it died and wouldn't start back up. All within the span of a few days.

    They lasted just shy of 2 years (with usage about 3-4 times a week for about an hour each time). The cost to service/repair them is more expensive than buying a new set. The cherry on top was that the Apple rep hung up on me when I expressed my frustration with the repair cost and told her they couldn't honestly expect me to buy a new set of these. Unprofessional.

    On a side note, I had frequent issues with these headphones falling out of my ears during runs, but that'll vary person to person of course.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Luke N from San Francisco

    Apple markets these as "sweat proof," they are obviously not. Had two pairs of these, both died.., same issue for both. Started dropping intermittently and then died completely. <3 months old each time. Thought the first time was bad luck, no receipt, so just got another pair. Bad bad idea.., again no receipt, so of course, so no warranty. Moving on to another (cheaper) brand.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Lalo M

    This were probably the worst earphones I ever had. They broke within the first month of having them. I really wish that these were better

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubber buds

    • Written by Stephanie G

    I love how my Beats play and sound but I’ve lost so many rubber buds it’s ridiculous!! I’ve had to replace them with my old ones and also lost them all. They easily fall off.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Neil B

    Headphones are junk! I will never ever buy another beats product! On my second pair in 6 months and they just died

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Quality

    • Written by Robyn J

    Loved my Powerbeats3 until a little after a year the earpiece actually split in half. Looks like they are just glued together and maybe the adhesive wore off. Since the warranty is no more it’s going to cost $107 to repair. I feel like these should have lasted a little longer so I’ll be going with another brand.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    when it work & warranty issues

    • Written by David M

    These work great when they work. Since I purchased about 2 years ago they have been replaced twice. At a random time they would not turn on or charge so replaced. Now the wires that connect the ear piece are frayed and wiring is exposed. Chatted with Apple help. Replacements aren't covered under warranty so $99+ to fix. No thanks. Disappointing overall.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty disappointed

    • Written by Alex M

    I love the way these headphones sound and the way they fit and stay in your ear but I have gone through three pairs because they just stop working after so long of use. I only use them at the gym and that’s 1.5-3hrs per day. A regular pair of headphones shouldn’t die that fast without extenuating circumstances.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not turn on or charge

    • Written by Rudy V

    I had the beats for about a year,and they were working just fine. Until one day where I put them to charge and they wouldn't,they started blinking red and white. They also wouldn't turn on, I tried everything and nothing they just stoped working.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish quality

    • Written by Skårn S from Ålesund

    Suddenly stops working and don’t charge. Replaced the first pair after 6 weeks, the second pair after another 2 months and the third pair broke down 10 months after, at which time the shop told me warranty had expired since it was more than 12 months since I bought the first pair. Similar problem all three times..
    Don’t buy!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Durability issues. 2 pairs did not last a year.

    • Written by Steven M

    Design is nice, bluetooth is great, quick charge is extremely useful when heading to the gym. BUT, none of that really matters when they product can’t hold up. I had my first pair break (no power) while under warranty. Apple replaced it, support was helpful and fast. Second pair broke within 9months. Since the second pair lives off the remaining warranty of the 1st (1 year) your pretty much doomed to have to throw these out or pay $99 to fix them the second time (not worth it since they can’t last more than a year). As a result of my experience I will no longer purchase beats products until they can prove they can stand the test of time.

    3 of 5 people found this useful