• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweat proof - changed 3 times in 3 months

    This product is not sweat proof. I am now on my 3rd pair of headphones within 3 months and all have more or less the same problem. after few minutes of work out, volume level goes down to zero. Also power stays in the on position and one has to put it for charging to get the device to turn off.
    I would not even recommend this product even if they were giving it as a free promotional product. In spite of so many complaints and being well aware of the issues they have as yet not announced a recall for this product and continues to sell it . I would really recommend them to take this product of the market.
    There is a design flaw with the product and sooner Apple resolves it, better for them to salvage their reputation. This product definitely spoils the reputation of Apple which is generally known for top quality. Seriously this is a zero star product.

    Vivek

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not suitable

    I bought my power beats somewhere around late august, I expected the sound to be crisp and loud like one of their other beats, but they can't even compare to the factory headphones that comes with the iphone. The iPhone headphones had more of a kick than these, later around September the ear hook seemed irregular like it was out of its spot. I come to find out that it's on the edge of breaking and coming off the beats entirely. The hook on the left ear is the problem. I bought some knock off wireless headphones for 20 dollars before these and they were still louder and lasted longer than these. Definitely not worth the 200 I spent, I hope beats or apple have a solution for this, a change would be recommendable.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Break After 1 Week

    In all my years of buying electronics, I think these take the cake of worst purchase ever. I am on my 4th pair in 3 months (one year warranty), same problem as everyone else on these reviews. After about a week (2 weeks if i'm lucky), they start cutting off, going crazy on the volume, not lasting longer than like 2-3 hours, and suddenly they won't charge, and then they wont turn on anymore.

    Should be recalled, failure of a product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY APPLE WHY????

    I was so looking forward to these headphones and purchased them when they were released. Recently the volume control went out of whack and will not power off. I loved these things and wish the durability was better! Now I am stuck without headphones until mines are hopefully repaired properly. Please Apple understand that people work hard for their money to spend on products they want. Selling a product like these hurts your image to your loyal consumers.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    Do not buy this product. I'm up to my 4th pair, which has just stopped working too. They fail to charge just after a few weeks' use. The real problem is that the money back guarantee at the apple store only lasts for 2 weeks. So I keep getting replacements each time, that break down just after 2 weeks ... an endless cycle of disappointment and time wastage at the apple store. The most recent one shipped back to me on September 11, and stopped working today October 1. Back to the apple store tomorrow. I'd give zero stars if I could.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Read me, I’m an honest review. Not bitter at all...

    Firstly i’ll start with the positives, they sound great. This is subjective I know, but to my ears they sound bass rich at any volume and there is no noticeable distortion, great for workouts. Even during hard cardio sessions the headphones stay comfortably in place and, the bluetooth connection is rock solid.

    However, I am now on my second pair of Powerbeats 3’s which have now gone the way of the first and packed in. My first pair simply wouldn’t turn on the day after a long run. I won’t bore you with everyhing I tried to get them working again but, you can be assured that Apple, were also unable to get them to work. They replaced them and now the second pair have developed the apparently common issue of changing volume spardiclly. Even after restarting the device, they continue to malfunction after a short period of use.

    The issue is simple, the switch gear over time allows sweat into the plastic housing which eventually causes minor short circuiting. How long they last seems to depend on how often they become wet and, for how long. I run 3 to 4 times a week for an hour to an hour and a half at a time.

    I will get this pair replaced and carry on using and replacing them until I find a better alternative. If the Powerbeats 4 come with an IP67 certification I would probably go for those. Failing that I would go for a pair of Bose sports headphones.

    If you want a wireless pair of headphones for comuting but do not intend to use them for exercise, I wouldn’t be scared off by the poor reviews. Also, don’t be too concerned by the passive noise cancellation, being able to hear traffic is handy.

    All in all, they are only deserving of a one star review, as they are not fit for purpose as workout headphones. A real shame as they sound great and stay in my ears. Sadly they can’t stay on. Bummer.

    N.b. If you are thinking about getting your first pair of wireless headphones, definitely do.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerless beats 3

    They work for a few weeks, Lucky 2 months at the most. Hassle of having to return them. My3rd pair and still same problem I don't recommend them

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    The fact that apple has not recalled this product is very surprising to me. Despite what is advertised there are not good for working out at all. I sweat moderately at the most and these headphones just stopped working all together after about 20 workouts. Clearly lots of others are having this same issue. I like the fit, I liked the new chip that lets you connect effortlessly, but these headphones will not last. Apple, do the right thing and correct the issue or refund peoples money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    From Power to Prophetic...

    I should have read the reviews....I bought mine as an impulse buy without doing any research...apparently that was a mistake.
    Same thing has happened to me...I was riding one day and all of a sudden the headset volume controls stopped working and tracks started skipping around and the volume level would change by itself, both up and down. It was doing all kinds of things like trying to activate Siri on my phone, turning on the headset microphone (all of a sudden I could hear wind blasting in)....This actually happened before I started sweating that day, I had just left the driveway....but I suppose the headset controller may have been corroded/damaged internally from prior workouts and rides. From that point forward I have yet to get it to consistently work right again. Initially I was thinking maybe it was software related or perhaps bluetooth interference from another device or app, but have since ruled that out. SO....I now have a 149.95 set of wireless headphones that aren't working right after only a few months. I'm still in my warranty window, but if all I get is another pair, instead of my money back, then the warranty won't necessarily solve the problem in the long run.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage I wish I could get my money back

    I wish I could get my money back on these
    instead I have to bringing them to the Apple store and having them repaired.
    5 times this year already.
    Garbage headphones...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better sound, better battery life, easy to use but useless, cheap case

    I am upgrading from Powerbeats 1 and the first thing I noticed is the sound is SO much better. The mini-usb port no longer has a flimsy rubber cover (but is now exposed). The battery life is now 12 hours and pairing is extremely easy due to W1 chip compatibility. My only complaint is the cheap little rubber case - come on guys these cost $250 you can do better than that. Glad I kept the Powerbeats 1 case. Very happy so far.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3

    As a driver, I’ve had every Bluetooth known to man since the beginning practically. I have been extremely disappointed in the overall performance of these headphones. I haven’t had my set for 4months and I am already on my 2nd replacements!!!! In full disclosure the professionalism of the Apple customer service representatives is simply amazing ��.

    They actually make my frustrations pleasant. Please Apple take another look at these headphones & let’s do better. The sound quality is subpar, honestly my regular iPhone headphones are better for my environment. This shouldn’t be given the price range.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse product

    Biggest piece of junk for the money spent. Second pair and same problem. Only got them again because they were under warranty. Do not buy these

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware

    Just sent my second pair back to apple. Worked great till started shutting down by itself after 5 minutes. First pair I had just stopped working completely. Disappointed with apple on this product. Would like to see them fix the problems and issue replacements that will last more than 3 months.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Low Volume, but Good Quality

    I thought it has good quality but the volume is much lower than the beats urbeats... The battery is very good, 6 hours, thats good point!!!
    It may worth it... I am not sure if it is a good purchase, need to say.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really water/sweat resistant.

    If you sweat at all while you work out, like in any amount, expect to get about 3 to 4 solid months out of them. The headphones themselves are great and sound great when they work. Sadly the inline controls are what gives out and when it gives out it doesn't just stop working, instead you will get a random upshot in volume blasting your eardrums, or Siri will start speaking out of no where or your music will just stop or switch tracks. Seems like this would be a much better product if they incorporated the controls into the ear pieces themselves rather than the archaic inline controls, especially at the $199 price point.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    My second pair just failed with the volume randomly decreasing and erratic skipping of songs. At least the first pair had the decency to just die. These work just enough to interrupt your workout in the most annoying way possible.

    I wish I could give this zero stars. I can't believe Apple is still actively selling this junk.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't count how many times I've replaced.

    I have replaced these headphones so many times I have lost the receipt and have resorted to buying new and returning the old junk pair just trying to get my money's worth out of them. I bought them when they first released for $200 with every pair having the same problem and finally not taking a charge at all. I can believe apple would release something like this. I will never recommend another beats product even if they were my worst enemy. Complete let down beats and complete let down apple. Shame really.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy

    I originally bought PowerBeats 2 which constantly broke/wouldn't charge/wouldn't turn on, had them exchanged for PowerBeats 3 for no charge which was very nice of Apple but these are also terrible. They break constantly. The sound quality new isn't even that good. Don't waste your money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    two weeks of use

    Got these as a gift. They lasted just under 2 weeks.