• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Expensive Garbage

    I bought these through Verizon on a Black Friday sale. I not really into Beats Audio stuff, but with the new M1 chip and the headphones made for working out, I thought, why not.

    Expensive mistake...these things simply do not work. My first pair would constantly drop the connection or would randomly shutdown. Despite charging them fully, they would go down to 18% after a 45min workout. The control button stoped working. Exchanged them with Verizon and now on my second pair, experiancing the same problems. My $10 generic headphones from Amazon were more reliable than this. STAY AWAY

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $200 wasted on a name

    I recently purchased the powerbeats3 as a replacement for a broken pair of cheap mpow wireless workout headphones and was astonished that the sound quality of the beats was worse than the cheap ones. The powerbeats are built solidly and seem unlikely to break but for $200 I expected high quality sound. I tried my friend's Bose in ear wireless headphones that were half the price and was blown away by how much better they sounded. Will be selling the powerbeats and getting the Bose.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, until pathetic

    Loved the new beats - great battery life, volume etc.

    That is until 2 weeks into my purchase that my beats won't turn on at all anymore. Not surprised to see the 100+ issues posted below that all seem to agree. This is absolutely pathetic and we deserve our money back and more -> no wonder why Apple is continuing to lose market share. You have billions of cash on hand - how about you use it????

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Earbuds for Any Application

    I got these beats for Christmas and have been using them for about a month now. They replaced my corded Apple headphones. I will never go back. They fit great, and never fall out. Have awesome sound and are easy to use. I love them.

    67 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Owned them less than 4 months and my second set has failed again
    Same issues cannot turn on sometimes
    Cannot turn off sometimes
    buttons don't work
    Volume does random things
    Siri activates by itself

    Very Very poor and not to the high standard that Apples normally adheres to

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought these for my boyfriend. We work out every single day so they are on and off quite a bit. After the first two weeks of him wearing them he went to put them on (didn't really do anything wrong I was watching) and the ear piece broke off. He still can use them because the wires are still all attached, however I think for the price they should be more durable. It seems a bit ridiculous for them to break just from sliding them on your ear.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible experience

    I've had to return two pairs of these in the first 6 weeks. When they're working I think they're great, however, I've had nothing but problems. Volume going up and down on its own, changing songs randomly, not being able to power up or connect, I've seen it all.

    Clearly they have some bugs that need to be fixed.

    On my second return I've waited over a week for a return label. Beyond disappointed with the product and service.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I upgraded from the power beats2 & I THOUGHT it was a great decision, but I was proven wrong.
    I loved the 2's till they died on me, they wouldn't hold charge & when they died it let off a loud buzzing sound that almost blew my ear drum out (slight exaggeration). The 3's were a huge improvement, the battery life was like triple & I feel like the range was further but I haven't even owned them a month before I faced the same issue, they are not holding a charge, I'm beginning to wonder if it is from all sweat.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality

    Good quality headphones and I really enjoy not having a wire when working out. Only downside would be that it is slightly uncomfortable in ear at first but I have gotten use to it as well as if my bluetooth isn't working, I have no headphones to use.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th pair since November just broke again

    When these headphones work they are great. However that is when they work and they do not work for long! I bought a pair on launch day and was very happy to get them. I use them 4 times a week for an hour while I run on a treadmill. First pair made it about 2 1/2 weeks and then shorted out and were dead in the water. Apple took them back and gave me brand new pair at the store. That second pair lasted 3 weeks and then crapped out during my workout. Apple issued me another pair and told me "I shouldn't make a habit of trying to exchange these at the store" I cared for this third pair as best I could. I dried them off every time I used them made sure never to overcharge them and took great care of them overall. Then 1/2 way through my workout boom, stop working with no warning. Apple store gives me a 4th pair after a spirited conversation with the store manager. Well they made it through one week and now they have all but stopped working. The latest quirk that this pair is showing is the volume slowly fades from desired level to zero and can not be turned back up. These things are expensive garbage and I will not be getting a 5th pair. American Express has issued me a refund through their consumer protection clause and I am moving on to something else entirely. Just a shame these things cant work for more than a few weeks because when they work they seem to be an ideal set of workout headphones but they never work for long.

    105 of 116 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not seem to work with Samsung devices

    Well, I guess I'm really disappointed to read all these other reviews from folks with Apple devices as well and now I'm starting to recognize a lot of the same issues. I haven't even used them yet for working out because I have a Samsung phone and I couldn't get them to connect. I actually have two Samsung phones the PB3's will not connect to either them. Much too costly for this!! Bluetooth devices should work with all Bluetooth devices. I can connect to my PC's and my iPad only. The volume is very low and my controller doesn't seem to be working anymore and I've really only used them a few times. Taking them back! Very Sad!!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 6mths

    I've had the headphones for 6mths now, going to the gym and public transport for music and calls etc. They had been working brilliantly with no complaints until this morning they just not longer work. I take good care of the headphones, they are not charging or even turning on anymore - literally dead. So for that reason I am giving 1 star, as for the price of these they should last longer than 6mths. It's not good enough, and I expect more.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing at Best

    I have the Powerbeats2 and upgraded to Powerbeats3 because I just knew the technology and quality would be there because its Apple. I am sorely disappointed and wish I could get my money back. The sound with the 3 is not like the 2. I don't feel like I'm in a concert like I do with the 2's. The sound with the 2's was rich and deep. I immediately noticed the lack of sound quality within the first few seconds of listening to the 3's. I was already at the gym and wanted to run back for the 2's. If Apple made the Powerbeats3 then they need to ask Dr. Dre for all of his specs because something is certainly missing in quality. This is the first product by Apple that has disappointed me. The call quality bites too. No one can hear me when I'm on the 3's. They say I sound muffled. You also have to press the power button twice to get the 3's to come on. With the 2's it was a single button push and you were good to go. Now, I have to look at the headphones to see if they're connecting/connected. Sure I hear the tone to let me know they're on but sometimes I just want to press the button and it does what I expect it to. Not a huge problem, probably petty of me to point this out, but I don't like it because the 2's responded like they're supposed to. I'm going to sell the 3's because they are just not allowing me to hear music and phone calls the way I expected.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My first pair the battery died 10 days after return period expired. OK, Apple replaced them in 3 business days. My current pair work ok for the most part however once in a while the sound will cut out for 10-20 seconds. It is not a distance issue as I am running through my watch.

    Sound quality was a let down. These do not have a deep rich sound and sound like $20 headphones. If I could do it over, I would have spent my money on a different product.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Eh, they were pretty good while they lasted...

    Wore them to the gym, but was easy on them. Always in case when not in use. The other day I was walking from the locker room to the weights and the ear bud just snapped off. Plastic part fell, I was able to jam it in my ear and use them for that workout, but cannot run with them now. I looked at the other side and the plastic cracked as well. The materials are junk. Also, not much bass at all from these, but I am pretty impressed with battery life. They are way overpriced and so so quality. These lasted a year. Very disappointed.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Earbuds Poor Performance

    I have had these for over a year now and they have been splendid. Unfortunately I have noticed that the right ear is no where near as loud as the left. This results in me having to switch my setting in my phone to level out left and right ears, thus resulting in not very loud earbuds. This really takes away from such a nice experience which is upsetting.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs revising

    Purchased two sets thus far. One would stick when trying to use the up and down volume controls. Something in the control panel got disconnected and didn't allow it to function. The second one had a weak seal at the control port and took on moisture during running/working out and lead to a complete disfunction. No more!!! It was great being wireless while it lasted.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY!!

    I am never the one to come online and write reviews, especially negative ones. I feel as though i have to after the experience i have had with both Powerbeats 2&3... I train hard and sweat a lot at the gym, these headphones broke after only 2 uses at the gym! The powerbeats 3 are supposed to have a 12 hr battery life, i charged them for 4 hours and they died within an hour of me being at the gym!! the same thing happened with my first two pairs of 2's as well!! I am finally returning my powerbeats 3 and moving on to a new brand. I love the look of these headphones but they are absolutely terrible. Do not buy if you sweat a lot during training they are NOT water proof! I recommend different headphones for everyone...

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable for phone conversations

    I had high hopes for these earphones. Ignoring the battery life issues (I don't get more than 4-5 hours at most), there are no noise cancellation capabilities despite the fact that Apple says these can be used for calls. In my car, these earphones cannot be used as the road noise overpowers the microphone and the person on the other end of the call can hear nothing. When using them in the office, the mic picks up on the sound of my keystrokes, which callers find terribly irritating. On conference calls I need to mute my line if I pick up a pile of papers or it disrupts the whole call.

    While I don't have any issues with the sound quality or comfort overall, the fact that I can't make or receive calls makes these a non-starter. Don't buy unless your only expected use is to listen to music.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Earhook rubber covers don't last

    These are great earbuds but the earhooks don't last very long before they start coming apart. I'm a avid runner and love using them but once the rubber comes away from the hook they are unusable and they do not offer replacement earhook covers.

    21 of 23 people found this useful