• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Waste Your Time or Money!

    I wish I could just have my money refunded. Do not buy these if you workout! They are not sweat resistant and Apple puts you through too much to get a replacement.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy if you sweat at all

    Returned my 4th pair today. If you buy these get them from Target or Walmart so they don't give you a hassle when (they will die for sure) they give out in less than 90 days. I've read the reviews about these malfunctioning due to sweating ( sweatproof right Apple?) , I've even made sure to wipe them constantly at the gym to avoid too much moisture accumulating on these faulty headphones. Did that work, no of course not, this is the 4th pair of headphones . Just got home yesterday after using them just fine. Charged and the next day before gym I have the infamous "blinking white light" that is all too notorious for these headphones. Do yourself a favor and don't buy these unless you absolutely aren't using them for any type of physical activity outside of walking around your house casually. I don't write reviews for anything but I've had enough of these garbage bucket headphones. Apple and Beats need to recall these seriously. Average 1.5 star review from almost 1,000 people on your own website... LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE THIS IS A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comply foam tips

    I have read a lot of negative reviews about this product but truth is,
    It all starts with comfort right? well there is a solution to that. purchase the comply foam tips noise isolation
    And believe me the comfort will change the sound on these is very good better then other Bluetooth headphones
    The connectivity is the best trust me Apple is for me the best at Bluetooth connectivity you will see a difference with the comply tips just a little tip that worked out for me.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sweatproof - Not for Runners

    I'm a runner, and I bought my first pair of Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones in April 2017. At first, I was a big fan. Great sound, easy connectivity, good battery life, and - for me, most importantly - good and secure fit while running. Unfortunately, all those great features were rendered completely useless because the product is not sweat proof in the least. Within a week, after just a few runs, my Powerbeats would randomly disconnect and shut off, usually two or three miles into my run. When I tried to turn them back on, they'd just flash white 3 times but refuse to power on. After I reset them, they did the same thing, and it continued to get worse. Luckily, I was within the 30 return window on Amazon, so I shipped them back and received a new pair in early May. That pair lasted until late August, when they started malfunctioning, too. At first, the volume would just start randomly decreasing until it hit zero. I'd turn it up, and a little while later, it would just go down again. Then, Siri started randomly coming on and the unit would randomly disconnect. At this point, none of the buttons on the mic/remote would function, and even the main power button on the left side stopped working (it will power on, but will not power off the unit). It seems clear that sweat has gotten into the mic/remote and wrecked it, but Apple support won't confirm that. The support tech I chatted with was very nice and sympathetic, but couldn't refund my money or send me a new unit until I've sent the old one back, meaning I'm running without music for at least the next 10 business days (including an upcoming race, which really ticks me off). Of course, Apple support promised they'd get the unit repaired or replaced, but I am certain the next set will do the exact same thing. Contrary to Apple's advertising, Powerbeats3 are not sweat proof and are not suitable for runners (or anyone who plans to wear them while working out and sweating). I know this is a Beats product, but Apple bought them, and it's the reputation of Apple that is on the line now. Apple really needs to fix this problem and do right by its customers. So far, I am deeply disappointed in Apple.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after a few months

    The piece that goes over the ear broke off after only a few months. Of course physical damage isn't covered under warranty either. Loved them until they broke after normal use. Would not buy again, too expensive to have them break

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY!!! GARBAGE

    Yes I thought we ll it won't be me, yes they are garbage just burned $200 hard earned dollars won't charge or do anything. DO NOT BUY this is a shame and APPLE should be embarrassed by these.A RECALL SHOULD BE DONE! Too many complaints. Refund my money!!!
    This is the only APPLE product that I am disappointed in and every device I have is APPLE.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Made for active couch potatoes sitting in AC ZERO STARS

    I have $20 Bluetooth headphones that are 1000 times more sweat resistant than these. My fourth pair of Powerbeats - this time Powerbeats 3 because Apple upgraded me after three pair of Powerbeats 2 had already gone bust - have stopped working after only two weeks. Except for one individual who began to explain to me that some people sweat more than others, Apple has been very responsive, and I feel fairly confident we can find a way to make things right. But, good customer service can't fix a s**t product. Four pair of broken headphones in less than a year! It is tremendously dissappointing coming from Apple.

    I don't sweat too much, by the way. I'm training for my second marathon, and my Apple Watch has held up fine though it all. I also never leave reviews like this. Unless you're going for the active-sporty couch potato look, these are absolutely a total waste of money and time. I'm not sure whose headphones I'm now looking for, but I need to find some quick. Game day is in December.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for workouts until you sweat

    I should have read all the bad reviews before buying, but they're true. After 6 months mine died during a sweaty run. First I noticed the volume randomly going up and down and the volume buttons were non-responsive and then there was a pop sound and they died, never to work again.

    It's a bit frustrating that the product docs despite the hundreds of poor sweat-related reviews still indicate "Rain, sweat or shine-these water resistant earphones push you further and handle tough training."

    Come on Apple? It's time to do something.

    Luckily I had originally bought them from Costco and they gave me a full refund as part of their forever satisfaction guarantee. As I had custom moulded ear sleeves made for them and like the sound I went ahead and bought another pair from Costco. I suspect these again wont last long...

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Today I just gave up replacing them !! 3rd pair in 6 months

    I just returned the 3rd pair. No fuss, Apple accepted to give me a full refund and I have ordered the AirPods.
    All the negative reviews are correct, this product if defective and should have been recalled.
    If you are lucky you will have them for a couple of months and if you are not it will just be for a few weeks before you have to replace them. Do not buy this product, it is not reliable, you will be disappointed!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Invest in something else..

    Had the earphones since February and would use them for pretty much anything. It was all good until one day I was at the gym and they just turned off on me. Didn’t know why it happened so I charged it overnight since I thought it was the battery. Second day I use them for the gym again and boom turns off again and I wasn’t even sweating that much either. Tried to recharge them again but now nothing. It doesn’t even turn on anymore and I was just disappointed. I’m in college now and I brought my headphones to see if a miracle would happen. One day they are on so I took them to the gym. 10 minutes later they shut off and as of today do not turn on. Overall, I’m disappointed with the headphones since its “sweat and water resistant” but now don’t work at all. Now I just use my basic apple headphones that go through sweat every time I’m working out and still functions. I would say that if you’re looking for good workout earphones to look for others besides these because it’s pretty expensive and won’t last in intense workouts.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I'm on my third replacement pair in 3 months. They randomly just stopped working at all. Apple support has you do numerous tests to make them work. No dice. Then the second pair I sent in, they sent them back saying there was nothing wrong with them. The same issue kept happening. Reading these posts makes me know now that I'm not alone. Looks like it is a bad product. I thought since LeBron James was on the box it would be all good. I heard great things about the product, saw tons of people using them everywhere. I forked out 200 bucks for them. Sadly I have to go buy a 20 dollars Bluetooth headset for a backup, because I'm pretty sure these beats are gonna die out again eventually, and I need my headphones. I use them every single day because I ride my bike everywhere. Don't buy these, they will stop working. If there was an option to choose zero stars, that's what I would rate them.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    On my fourth pair in 8 months
    Customer service is great about replacing, but they continue to break after using during workouts
    Not sweat resistant

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3 No Bueno

    I bought these wireless powerbeats 3 yesterday after my powerbeats 2 quit working. I thought that there would be no difference in sound quality, boy was I wrong. The headphones do not get near as loud as the powerbeats 2, not mention that the bass and treble quality are lacking compared to the powerbeats 2. Need less to say I will be taking my brand new powerbeats 3 back today and will trying to find a refurbished or new set of powerbeats 2, if not I will give bose a try.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    Three pairs in 5 months, absolutely not worth the money. Steve Jobs would have never allowed such a bad product be sold by Apple. The rating on this website is terrible, yet still selling it.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweat resistant

    I just finished a run on the treadmill. The sweat would cause a short circuit on the volume control causing the headphone to lower volume until mute. Clicking the volume up key on the headphone would not work. Had to bring the volume back up from the phone itself. These happened a handful of times during my run today. Other than that -which is pretty annoying- I love this headphones

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AVOID AVOID AVOID

    I can't speak for anyone who doesn't go to the gym regularly, but I am so upset about these headphones. I am a college student, aka I don't have the means to waste any of my money. Headphones are important to me because I use them to study, walk to school and workout. So, I use them everyday. I believe in spending the money on good quality. This is not the head phones to buy.

    They shut off if you sweat at all. So make sure if you're working out that you have good sweat control.
    If you reset them, it takes forever to get them to connect again.
    The sound quality is not as loud or clear as my $10 headphones that I now have to use because I REFUSE to buy anything from apple ever again.
    The ear buds fall off so easily, makes sense why they give you so many back ups, but WHY?? They're $200 headphones. That should not even be an issue, but yet it is.
    I had the power beats 2 and the volume button broke off after a month. Volume went up and down.

    So Apple, hope you're happy you're scamming everyone out of their hard earned money. You guys really deserve it. Can't wait for that $1,000 IPhone to come out....... Not.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst experience. Not getting charged

    I have been using these earphones for almost 7 months. Sound quality is not that great. And the main problem is I have got a problem three times in seven months. Earphones wont charge and apple service care people wont give a reason for it. They just say we solved the issue. But no. They cant solve it completely. Its a problem with device..

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wouldn't

    The sound is good, but unless you'll enjoy having to take them off and re-connect them 2 times a minute after charging them don't go anywhere near these. I became so frustrated that I bought another brand of wireless headphones, which are miles better

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No sweat resistant

    I am now on my 5th pair of Powerbeats, started with version 2 and now version 3. Not one pair has lasted longer than 3 months, as soon as sweat goes near them, the remote starts to malfunction. I have had everything from, no volume controls, can't pause or restart music, can't switch on or off.
    Why make a sports specific product and not make them sweat proof!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away

    I purchased these less than a month ago (19 days exactly), and they have already stopped working completely. I was listening to music and they shut off, even though they had a 70% charge. Then I charged them overnight, and they wouldn't power on. Now they just blink red and will not reset. I have contacted Apple and am currently waiting for a box to ship them back and receive a replacement pair. I have had these no where near water, or sweat since I use them mostly when I'm at work or around the house. I have completely washed a pair of $40 SkullCandy's and they were perfectly fine. It's a shame that a $40 pair holds up better than a $200 pair.

    5 of 5 people found this useful