• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best for iPhone7

    The Powerbeats3 paired in _one_ second with my iPhone, and then worked automagically with my iPad and Watch. Just placed the headphones next to the iPhone and BOOM, paired. The sound is the best I've ever had in a sport headphone, but the seal/fit of the earbuds is going to determine how good it will sound. I tried the provided tips and got middling results, but had 3rd party foam tips handy and they solved the seal issue. My ears have always needed foam tips no matter the headphone maker (which is why I had them handy) but you may well get a good result from one of the provided pairs. I can't speak to longevity yet, but they feel well-built which makes me confident. Bluetooth connection is also the best I've ever had, I think the W1 chip makes a HUGE difference there. I am very pleased and expect to stay that way.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery failed me

    Got this for Christmas and other than the cool factor it's not worth the price. After fully charging and playing on medium volume the battery ran out after 3 hours of a Marathon leaving me over 6 miles of no music. Returning these tomorrow.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working completely after 5 days

    I used these about 3 or 4 times, for calls at work and one a few runs. After 5 days they completely stopped working. Won't charge. Won't turn on. No indicator light. Nothing. Completely dead...in five days. Working with Apple Support now to address the issue.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PowerBeats ARE NOT Good For Workouts

    If you do a search, many people are having issues with the Powerbeats2 & Powebeats3. If you sweat a lot during workouts, the sweat gets into the inline microphone/controller, and it stops working. Apple went as far as to tell a few people 'they sweat too much', and that Powerbeats are not 'waterproof'. I've exchanged my Powerbeats3 four times at Best Buy. I thought I was getting defective headphones - until I did some research and found feedback from other people that were having the same issues. Not only does the controller stop working, the tracks skip on their own, the music pauses on its own - and randomly starts playing again, the volume increases/decreases on its own. It's a nightmare of an experience when you're trying to workout. I love Beats products (I own wireless Studios, wireless Solos, and two Pills), but they need to do more R&D on the Powerbeats3. They need to make the inline controller/microphone truly water resistant to withstand all levels of sweating. When/If they can get it right, I'll definitely purchase them again. I love the fit, feel & sound.

    288 of 308 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not loud at all, and the sound is terrible

    Not worth it. Bought these for running. Terrible sound, that is definitely not loud enough.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible sound - tincan

    My old Sennheisers got broken after three years of daily use. I chose Powerbeats3 as a successor because of I relied on Apple quality and claimed long batterylife.
    These fit well on my ears and do not drop. But soundquality is just horrible. I am bit of audiophile, but I don't expect Hifi-quality from tiny sports earpods. But total lack of bass, and horrible thin vocals is not something one can stand.
    You cannot listen any music on these, because it is not music.
    You cannot listen even podcasts, because you get tired on the thin sound very soon.
    DO NOT BUY AT ANY PRICE!

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you SWEAT! I am on Pair number 4 about to go get Number 5

    I am about to head to the Apple Store to get my fifth pair of PowerBeats 3 headphones since they came out! These headphones are supposed to be sweat proof. Well...after a around 5-7 days each time the headphones start to malfunction from the sweat and then they die! First symptom is the volume starts to adjust it self up and down. This is because the sweat gets into the volume and mic control. Then it starts to skip songs on it's own. Then you can't turn them off. Then they die! You can not charge them again. And this is all in a WEEK!

    The Powerbeats 2 had the same problem but with them then volume/mic control just stopped working but the headphones still worked and it took months to start this behaviour. This is worst! You would think they would have resolved this with this model but its Worst!. Unbelievable! Now it's too late for a refund. So, I'll just keep taking them back!

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - Low Quality

    I bought these as an upgrade to the original, which were great. The Powerbeats3 are just low quality and NOT for working out. I liked the first version so much that I gave three pairs a try - all of which stopped working during workouts. If you plan to sweat and use these while working out - beware. I ultimately gave up and returned them. Clearly a cheaper quality product than previous versions. Terribly disappointing. Would have preferred these to the Bose SpundSport, but at least those work.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing earphones, very happy.

    I bought some Powerbeats2 in July 2016 and they started to exhibit audio issues about 2 months ago. Took them into the Apple Store today and they offered an exchange for a pair of these new Powerbeats3.

    Setup was ridiculously easy - turn them on and your iPhone asks if you want to pair them... click Continue and that's it.

    Well, not quite. When I got home I was surprised to notice that these new earphones were already showing up in the Bluetooth pane of my iPad, MacBook Pro and Apple Watch! They can all connect to them (one at a time, but they all paired off the one time setup with the iPhone). Very very cool, and already can see the benefits.

    Sound quality is great: they've slightly changed the angle of the ear bit and it feels a lot more secure than the v2's I had. Choose the right earbud carefully and spend however long it takes trying ALL the earbuds, using the same song each time you change so you can get a feel of how they sound.

    All in all I'm glad I got these, the battery life is advertised at 12 hours, I don't have mine very loud so hope to hit that figure.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended

    I have found these ever so slightly uncomfortable after hours of wear, but I appreciate that they block out a lot of ambient noise and stay in place, even while working out. I've not had the connectivity issue that some are reporting, but then I usually have my phone on or near me.
    One thing I've found is that I need to use modified EQ settings (bass reduction), because this model is already very bass-heavy, and the sound quality was rather poor otherwise. I've been really happy with the sound subsequently, and I wonder if some of the other reviews complaining of a tinny quality simply hadn't made this modification. I got the all-black model which is really minimal. In the past, I've found Beats to be a little flashy, so I welcomed this muted design.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connect Just To Disconnect, That's All We Do

    The Stylistics, with their song "Break Up To Make Up", might not have had this particular dilemma in mind, but 50 +/- 10 years later, however, as I'm attempting in earnest to discover why the wireless connection between My iPhone 7 Plus and my new Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earbud Headphones will not last any longer than a 30 second interval, and with each failure the aforementioned song begins to play over and over, stuck in my head as if to taunt me. At the initial pairing, it seemed to be "magic" as it took less than 10 seconds for my iPhone to recognize my Earbuds, and for me to accept the pairing and place the buds snugly in my ears. Thirty seconds of music later the earbuds simply disconnected. I made several attempts to reconnect, all to no avail. In attempting to troubleshoot, I've made sure both devices were charged to capacity, I reset both devices; powering down the iPhone then powering back up, for the headphones I depressed the "volume down" button along with the power button for 10 seconds, made sure the iPhone was unlocked, yet when attempting to pair the two devices, the phone didn't even recognize the earphones to even post it on its list of Bluetooth compatible items it recognized. I've attempted to pair the two devices in an area of the house where no other devices could possibly interfere, still no recognition. That was enough for one day, so I put the earphones away. Twenty four hours later, I drag the earbuds out, pick up my phone and to my surprise without any prompting from myself, no button pushing, no resetting, but nonetheless there was a message for me to accept the pairing, I did, it paired, and thirty seconds later, no more sound coming from my earphones, I look at my iPhone, and the connection is gone. I repeat all the resets I had performed the day prior and again no recognition. I've attempted to pair on several other products in which I'm running iOS10, and none of them recognize the earphones let alone pair with them. Any suggestions? I gave it two stars just for the fact that during the 30 seconds ( times 2), the sound seemed to be of good quality.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are TERRIBLE!

    Here's why:
    1 - uncomfortable, no mater which ear piece I use, in fact they hurt.
    2 - cut out often with iPhone, approximately 10% of the time.
    3 - won't even pair with Apple Watch, unless my iPhone is within about 10 feet, which defeats the purpose of having a playlist on the watch.
    4 - sound quality isn't even as good as regular Apple ear buds or air pods.
    5 - feel cheap, look cheap, and can't use with outdoor winter sports because the ear pieces protrude enough that I can't wear ear coverings, so to use them, I have to accept that my ears will freeze.
    6 - Battery life says 12 hours, but I have to keep charging after just a few hours.

    14 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely bad

    I bought one pair than returned 30 mins later. Sound quality horrible, feels like cheap cable, it gives pain to ears and too expensive. AirPods much better than PB3.

    25 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed!

    The volume is very low and has hardly any bass.
    I was'nt impressed with the case it come with either!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    They're okay

    The sound is okay, but when I used them after a while, they started randomly pausing and then Siri would ask if I said something. Now when you're running with these to the music, and it just randomly stops, it's quite annoying. It does it while I am sitting on the train as well, just in case you needed to know. For $200 I shouldn't be having this problem, I don't know if anyone else has this issue, but I am this close to returning them.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money...Powerbeats3 lack any beats

    I'd been a loyal Bose headphone user and finally bough these after several pairs of Bose because Bose has been slow on developing wireless headphones that would be good for the gym. I like the style of these and the option to select from a few different colors. As a big Apple fan, I decided to go with the Powerbeats 3 knowing that Apple is committed to quality. These headhphones don't get very loud and there is virtually no bass. I expected more but these turned out to be the worst purchase I've made from Apple. I'd advise you consider alternative products.

    31 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Very good

    4 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product - 5 stars

    I'm not certain why this product is getting unfavorable reviews. It shouldn't. The earphones are of a nice quality, they look well made and stylish, they offer a great fit, and it's nice that additional ear tip thingys are included. Most importantly, they produce great sound. I had no problem connecting them to my iphone, or my MacBook. It took literally one second. The earphones stayed connected. There was no interruption with the Bluetooth, just good music the entire time they were on. It's easy to switch songs, adjust the volume, and take phone calls. Good grief - If you want them, buy them. Don't worry about the negative stuff peeps write. They will work great, and I can say I love mine. I do however, think the case is cheap junk. I tossed mine right into the trash, and will continue to use the case that came with my old beats. An added caveat - There was a $30 iTunes credit certificate in the box with the headphones. That was cool.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Headphones, but not for biking

    Overall I love my powerbeats, the audio is clear and crisp making it perfect for listening and running. The battery lasts and it is amazingly easy to connect them up to my phone and watch.

    The one con is they are not built for any wind at all. I will be biking really slow and it drowns out the audio. In the future if Apple could make a more aerodynamic design it would greatly help, because if you plan on biking against the wind or in slightly windy environments you will end up turning up the volume, which isn't always the best idea.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    I got the powerbeats 3 wireless in white and they wouldn't stop cutting out. I had to keep my phone on me or in my sports bra strap while working out so it wouldn't disconnect. I had it connected to my iPhone 6 and as soon as I put my phone down beside me when i was working out it stopped working. I even did some research after to see if I can reset the earphones, which I did and they still don't work. Everyone said how good they are so Im truly disappointed in the product because beats are usually so good.

    3 of 7 people found this useful