• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats3 can't cope with sweat... don't buy them if you workout

    I'm on my third set in 4 months because these over priced cans can't cope with sweat. The remote control module will rest on your neck if you have the cable running behind your head, and if you sweat (like you should at the gym!) the sweat seems to get into the remote module causing them to short. The result is they will drop out initially, and attempts to turn them on again just have 3 flashes of the light (white or red), and ultimately they won't charge and become useless. You'll need to get them replaced every month.

    DON'T BUY THESE IF YOU EVER INTEND TO WORK OUT OR GET CAUGHT IN THE RAIN.

    Really poor design flaw Apple. The most disappointing product I've ever purchased from you. Barely deserve one star except for the fact the sound is great when they work.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    If you pay this much, the earphones should work. After less than a month of use, they just started powering down for no reason ten minutes after I turned them on. I wish I had read these reviews. Please... please warn people. It just seems that Apple has become a terrible company for quality control. This product isn't worth a dime.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would pick no stars if that were an option

    Do not buy this product. It shorts out if you ever get sweat on it even though it's advertised as a workout earbud that is sweat and water resistant. I've gone through two pairs so far and will NEVERY buy another one again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third pair just died

    I just turned my third pair in for the reasons everyone else is listing--they just die after about a month.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for those who don't sweat

    If you want your music volume to mysteriously reduce to off in a middle of a trail run, buy these!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3 as bad as 2 - Shockingly Unreliable

    OK so this is now my 3rd set that have failed me. This set are 3 weeks old and have been used 4 times and charged once. I've read horror stories of people on their 12th replacement. DO NOT BUY THESE - They have to be the most unreliable electronics product that I've ever purchased. Shame on Apple - These are so far from the standard that we come to expect of Apple 'bombproof' products.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth even one star

    At first I thought was great product , but once jumped on treadmill sweating my Powerbeats didn't even turn on nomore
    So what's happen now ? Do I get replacement

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    Terrible. Broke after 21 days.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total trash

    I have owned the Powerbeats 2 for about a year I actually like them a lot not the best sound but for me everything works great the Powerbeats 3 on the other hand TOTAL GARBAGE to start they feel cheap not like any other apple product the new pairing process is a joke never works and worst of all sound quality is absolutely terrible I can't even describe how bad they sound you can buy headphones from the dollar store that sound better and I'm not being sarcastic horrible horrible horrible horrible DONT BUY

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    Buy these for people you hate, because they are terrible. About to contact Apple to get my second replacement in two months...these are plagued with sporadic pausing, volume up, and volume down issues.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product. I would rather have nothing than have these headphones.

    Having gone through multiple pairs of powerbeats2 headphones due to their poor build quality and defective batteries, I was hopeful that after Apple had purchased the franchise that new quality control standards would be enforced and that the powerbeats3 would be better. This has apparently not happened. The volume controller weighs down the left headphone so that it rotates on your head while running, creating a very irritating asymmetric feel. Also the maximum volume output of the headphones is so low that the background music coming from the gym PA is clearly audible even when the volume is set to max output. I purchased these beats three days ago and I am returning them tomorrow.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Software Malfunction

    Good battery life!
    Comfort is great.
    I love the sound of these Beats.

    But I've used them for 6 months and have returned them twice due software malfunction. After recharging the Powerbeats3 get stuck. You can't turn them on and have to return them for repair.

    You can't reset the device and when it does turn on you can't use the controls anymore.
    It even activated siri (on iPhone and MacBook) on its own.
    It stops playing music.
    The volume is going up and down without using the device.

    This happend to me after 1 month - got a replacement - then again after 4 months - just send them back for repair -. I've used them only in the gym for 2 hours - 5 days a week. If you look it up online searching google under 'Powerbeats3 mallfunctions' you will see this is a common problem.

    Even with this malfunction it is a very good device. But not advised to buy until Apple can fix the bug.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I have owned these since Christmas 2016 (about 6 months) and I would 20000% not recommend.
    I am calling in to order my 4th replacement because of all the reasons you hear from everyone else: pausing songs, volume changing, buttons not working and then not powering on. Do yourself a favor and buy a different pair of headphones, because these are junk.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same sweat problem as everyone else!!

    I'm so mad!! I bought the Powerbeats 3 because I lost my Pb2. I actually thought of buying the 2 again because I found the price for the 3 a little high. Luckily I was able to get the 3 on sale. Boy was I excited with my new pair. Next thing you know... wth happened during my 10 minute warm up on the treadmill. First time it happened I didn't think of anything. Now I constantly have to wipe my neck the minute I start to sweat just to avoid a drop of sweat from going inside and turning off. What can I do? Is there something that customer service can do? Honestly., this is really messed up. They need to fix this issue ASAP and send everybody a replacement pair. I did not pay this much money (even on sale) for this. Seriously considering I'm getting a pair of Powerbeats 2 again. Please help!! Extremely frustrated and angry customer

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 2nd pair after 3 months

    First one would not power off then stop connecting even when using a different type of headphones. Went to the apple store and all they did was reset all my iphone settings. Two days later same thing would not connect and went back to the store they sent it in for repair. They sent me a new one and 4 days later the new one wont power off even when I disconnect it for the phone settings. I have the beats x and this have never happened before and they work wonders. I will be going back to the apple store tues to have them send me another. Will never buy a power-beats again will thick with bose or sony

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sweat Proof

    Bought these from the US and am in Pakistan. They stopped working on the 7th day..
    Really disappointed

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not an option

    So after changing them 4 times still same issues with the battery discharge by itself (without using) and fail buttons. I'm simply giving up on power beats at all hope apple comes with a solution to this with following products but this seems to be their bottom line although not cheap at all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3 DONT PURCHASE

    I purchased a pair of Powerbeats3 lasted one week went back to Best Buy exchanged for a new pair and the second pair lasted 10 days and stopped working. I used them at the gym and at home do not purchase the Powerbeats3 very horrible product Apple should be very ashamed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Earphones I've had

    Honestly read the reviews and trust the reviews, these Powerbeats3 are absolutely the worse. After 3 weeks of use they would just stop working, no reason and then the volume would lower and songs would change by themselves. DO NOT BUY!!! Read and believe the reviews and to make it even worst they give you a lot of hassle to change them!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!!!!!!!!!! Do Not Buy

    I bought these "sweat resistant" Powerbeats3 for the gym. The product page says "Rain, sweat or shine-these water resistant earphones push you further and handle tough training." So far the first pair I had stopped working after 1 month. Once I started sweating a little they would stop pairing with my iPhone. I did a firmware update and a reset by holding the low volume button and the pairing button for 20 seconds. I took them back to the nearest Apple store 45 minutes away. They had to ship them back for repair or replacement. Rather than just exchanging them in the store I had to wait a week. Ok, no big deal, back to the wired headphones for a week.
    The replacement pair arrived and now I'm back to the same issue on the replacement pair. After 20 minutes and a little sweat at the gym they shut off and won't pair back up. The only thing these thing are pushing me further away from Apple!
    DO NOT BUY THESE EARPHONES. NOT WORTH $200 or even $2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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