• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Multiple Returns, but a bright side

    these worked no better than any of these other reviews, but Apple ended up making it right in the end and I suggest that all of you give them an opportunity to do the same. 1 star for the Powerbeats3, 5 stars for Apple as a whole.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Great product

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I want to give these 5 stars so badly.

    I've been burned by the Powerbeats 2. I hoped these would have corrected the issues those were plagued with. Any successful company like Apple can't possibly be making money on these after having to overnight 7 pairs of replacements to me. I was wrong. I bought the Powerbeats 3 and loved them. They fit and sound great. The W1 chip is a great idea to avoid the hassles of pairing. My joy lasted 2 months. I thought "Hey, maybe its a fluke, I'll return them to Costco and get another pair". Two months later, dead again. Poor Costco has to eat the bill for these, although I hope they're getting paid back by Apple. I love Apple, I have Apple stock, I have tons of Apple products and push others to move to the well thought and well designed Apple devices.

    Apple may or may not be losing money on these but they're certainly losing customers. These are so great but so unreliable. Word is getting around, hundreds of one star reviews with less than 75 5 star reviews. Apple does advertise these as "Sweat resistant". The level of "resistance" is not advertised but my guess is it is the lowest IPX standard...possibly not even IPX rated. I've had very minor sweat sessions that have killed these. How no one has sued Apple over these is beyond me. Sure they'll replace them for nearly anything during the one year warranty but it still costs the customer time, gas money to put them in a FedEx box and you have to deal with the stress of calling Apple for the 5th time only to have to go through the "try this...try that..." when we both know these things are dead. I had a friend ask me help her look for bluetooth headphones for her husband. The first reply I had was "Don't buy Beats, they will not last." she was shocked since the mind share is Beats are great headphones. I'm now afraid to buy any other Beats headphones. They're very expensive and I don't have much faith they'll last or I fear I'll be so stressed over them dying and going through RMA process on repeat for a year until Apple says "You're on your own now! $200 down the drain".

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for Athletes

    Best headphones for sound quality, very comfortable but claims to be sweat resistant when in fact is not unless you are going for casual walk but if you are serious about training i would not recommend this product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 Stars I've had 4 pairs in 6 months...

    HIGHWAY ROBBERY! Apple should ASHAMED of this product. What happened to Apple standing for superior quality? Those days died with Steve I guess. Nothing like getting ready for a run, standing there for 10 minutes waiting for you Apple Watch to pair with your Beats only to realize your Beats aren't going to turn on because they have failed again. Apple should recall this product and own the fact that they put their brand on a terd with a $200 price tag. Avoid at all costs!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love & Hate

    Pros: Great Sound & Battery Life (WHEN THEIR WORKING PROPERLY)






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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality issue

    I received these beats as a Christmas gift last year, and they worked perfect for 11 months. (That’s the reason they get 2 stars) However, the volume control is coming loose and now the beats are permently stuck on mute which makes them completely useless. I expect cheap headphones to fall apart eventually, but quality ones priced at $200 should last more than 11 months. Disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I own 3 different pairs of beats headphones and the Powerbeats3 are the worst. If you sweat while working out, they fail. Sony sell a similar product for half the price that work twice as well. I can’t give zero stars, they aren’t worth zero stars.


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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Great battery life, great sound, fits perfectly in the ear, comfy & light weight, tested and proven, I will like the next beat to have neck hanger to maintain balance when using one earpiece on one ear or a rubber that could stick to someone's skin to avoid weighing down while using one earpiece. Thanks.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere if you actually workout

    The first thing I noticed is the sound quality isn't as good as the standard pair of wired headphones that come with an iPhone. Then, after two runs, the controls stopped working. Par for the course, if you read all the reviews. I power cycled, re-paired, nothing helped. I can't give these "workout headphones" more than one star if they stop working after only two workouts! I really wanted to like them but I'm returning these today, they're just not worth the money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    If you are a fan of purchasing expensive items that only work for a short time - these headphones are for you. Mine worked for a few months and then were sent back and fixed under warranty. Shortly after the warranty expired, they failed again. This time Apple fixed them for $100. Now they don't work again. These headphones are absolute garbage

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    20min into my workout and they turn off because I sweat too much. So even though they say Powerbeats are sweat/water resistan, they are not!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Perfect for working out. I don’t know how anyone gives these anything less than 4 stars.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Malfunctioned and Replaced 5 Times in 9 Months

    I purchased these less than a year ago, and they're currently being replaced for the fifth time. I am not using them for anything other than their intended purpose (running, working out); and they malfunction about every 8 or so weeks. It's typically the same thing every time; the volume starts randomly turning up and down; Siri activating for no reason; followed by random turning off mid-run and not turning back on without a full charge. My Powerbeats 2s actually had to be replaced twice as well! Anker makes a similar product available on Amazon for $30 (they look nearly identical), which I keep for a backup pair; and they have proven to be just as reliable, maybe even more so. If Apple doubts this review, I welcome them to contact me and I'll gladly provide my repair and case ID history.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful. Do something apple

    Bought these overpriced earphones because I was tired of wired. Thought beats were the premier brand and they would hold up. Nope. Dead wrong I had mine for barely a month before they died mid workout. DO NOT BUY these earphones if you use them to work out. They should discontinue this model or at the very least stop marketing them as fitness earphones. With the plethora of bad reviews I don't understand why apple hasn't come up with a fix. Bose or JLB make way better ones go with them.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Took the risk ...

    After seeing the low and poor reviews on the powerbeats 3 I still decided to take the risk. The reason I took the risk is because I have already invested in many Apple products so, I assumed the headphones would sync and play smoothly with other Apple products since the headphones have the trademarked Apple W1 Chip. After a few days of heavy usage I can say that my assumption is correct. The headphones sync very well with all of my Apple products. I train around 5 days a week so having high quality headphones that can assist me during my Gym Training days is very helpful. I can highly depend on this headphones to get the job done while avoiding any cords to get in the way during my lifts since the headphones are wireless. In my opinion they are a bit overpriced relative to what is offered in the market for other wireless headphones, but just like all Apple products you are paying for the brand. I am very satisfied with the purchase and would recommend them if you're not on a tight budget.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not sweat proof

    I was really excited to get these as I have trouble with almost all other earbuds staying in my ear during workouts. However, on my third time using them, I was doing a pretty strenuous workout and was sweating pretty good, and these earphones stopped working. I plan on trying to get my money back because from everything else I've read, they're not worth the high price that they cost.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just like everyone else...BAD

    My sons bought me PowerBeats3 for my birthday last year. The sound was disappointing for a $140 pair of earphones, worse than my cheap pair from Amazon, but they were a present so I was grateful. Less than a year...the left ear bud broke off. Try to look up the warranty...good luck. The bud is still working so I'll take a stab at repairing with Gorilla Glue. Moral of the story: you can buy, lose/break, 5-6 pairs of the Amazon earbuds for what you pay for PowerBeats...and probably get better sound quality. Save your money and don't buy PowerBeat3.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept..cheap product

    I've had my headphones for less than a year. Within the first few months the rubber on the earpiece peeled off. I had them replaced, and two weeks after receiving my new pair the earbud on those broke off. Less than a week after getting what would be my third pair, the volume/speaker piece broke off. I absolutely love the convenience and fit of my earphones. However the quality of them is absolutely horrible.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, when they are working.....

    I'm onto my 3rd pair (second replacement pair) due to the volume control button malfunctioning.
    After running with them, and getting wet due to sweating the volume button started turning up and down randomly, siri stopped working and sometimes they won't even turn on. Apple have been great with getting them replaced, but when you pay a good amount of money you don't expect to have to have them replaced every 3 months.

    Surly this is something that needs to be changed?

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