• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad sound quality

    They are comfortable but the sound is very bad, apple should take them out of the stores, this is very desapointing. All thesound is compress with the mid sound very high, sounds like and old phone! APPLE really? This is BAD! Waste of time and money!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissatisfied Customer

    I'm about the send my beats3 back for the 4th time...nope, there is nothing waterproof about these beats. First one stopped charging, hard reset did not fix the problem. The others, possessed, they turned on, off, and volumes up and down at will. This last one, after the first usage, it started doing the same things the others did, switching on and off at will. I work out 4-5 times per week and sweats profusely, and the problem usually don't start until about 45+ mins into my workout. I'm so disappointed because when it works, it sounds great. The design of the beat3 is great too, actually stay on my ears through all my sweating. Guess I'm going back to my Jaybird.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sweat Proof On third pair

    I was excited when these came out and bought in December. When they work, they work great. But I am on my third pair and it just failed. Its always the same issue. The headphones won't charge any more. They guys at Apple told me that I need to keep it dry and that it is sweat resistant, but not sweat proof. So I thought these were for sport? I run every morning with them. Apparently not. A pretty bad product. The only good thing is that Apple doesn't hassle me when I try and return them.

    They should at least come out with some tips, like don't charge them right after a work out (let them dry first).

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst headphones ever

    WORST HEAD PHONES ON THE MARKET THEY WILL BREAK IN LESS THAN 1 MONTH

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lose connection but retain pairing

    Not sure what is going on here with these PB3s but they drop the connection between my iPhone 7 plus. They don't lose the pairing but the connection just drops and I have to unlock the phone and select them from the bluetooth options. Its weird. My PB2s used to just stop working, but I had them for a couple of years and thought it was just due to age. This is a new iPhone 7 Plus and a new pair of PB3s so I'm not sure what is going on. Apple support had me try some things but they didn't help. I know its not the phone because I have other devices that hold the connection with no problem. Im going to take back and see if another pair work better. If not then ill just return them and get Bose, I guess.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sweat-proof

    The microphone and buttons stop working if you sweat on them.

    Everything was fine in the Winter and Spring, but when you're running or biking on a hot humid Summer day - your headphones will be toast.
    My 2nd pair just broke and I'll have to go to Apple for a replacement (a third pair) this weekend.


    I did enjoy the sound, battery life, and lack of wires; however, the lack of sweat resistance outweighs this.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer connects to iPhone to take calls

    I got the Powerbeats3 wireless earphones a little over a month ago. The sound when playing music is better than many other in-ear headphones, but recently when I was on a call they started to produce static badly and then the mic just quit working. Now they won't work for calls at all, which is one of the main reasons I bought these. I also see I'm not alone in having issues with this product after only a brief period using them. I'll try to get them fixed at an Apple store, but I don't have any confidence that a repair will solve the problem after reading the other reviews. Apple should do a major recall on these earphones and provide a quality replacement to everyone who experiences similar problems (which will probably be everyone). The kind of money Apple wants for their products should guarantee a quality experience. Sadly, it doesn't!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY!

    This is the worst experience I've had with earbuds! I've only had these for just over a month and they have totally crapped out!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats are not ready for gym sweat

    Im on my second pair of Powerbeats and they obviously do not hold up well against heavy amounts of sweat. I typically use my Powerbeats every single day in the gym for 6-7 days a week with heavy sweat pouring and have had constant static and audio issues. Recently the buttons have stopped working and since Im outside of the warranty window a replacement set costs $99 from Apple Support. At this point of having to replace the powerbeats previously I'm over this brand. Trashing the powerbeats today and buying a pair of Bose that are sweat resistant, Wireless Sound Sport.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT Sweatproof

    On my second set. First were replaced after they failed to power on after a few months. This latest set lasted 2 runs in the heat before they started powering off randomly. Will be returning.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do. Not. Buy. Highly do not recommend this product

    I am on my 4th pair of powerbeats3 headphones. On paper they sound great; long battery life especially. I bought mine in April 2017, and In May they would not charge. I got a free replacement, the replacement did not work in the store (how awesome is that?), and I got another replacement on the spot. In early July 2017 they were not working again. Got a replacement from the apple store July 14, 2017. July 20th they were not working again. I am leaving out a lot of steps, this was an awful process. On the apple discussions page you will see this issue has thousands of me too's. There are many other similar discussions about problems. This is an AWFUL product. cheap inferior junky lousy shoddy sub-par trashy useless worthless BEWARE! AVOID!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned within a month...do NOT buy these!

    I can't add much in the way of complaints about this product that have not already been said in the MANY other 1 and 2 star ratings below other than to say that Apple's Beats division should seriously be asking themselves why they would release such an obviously flawed product into the market. (I ended up returning these horrible earbuds in favor of Bose's "Soundsport" earbuds and I'm thrilled with them so far.)

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow only 3 weeks

    I purchased my beats 3 weeks ago, and i was excited to go to the gym and wear them knowing that their supposed to be sweat resistant, but unfortunately they are not they don't hold their charge and now it's annoying to me knowing that i have to charge them right before i workout for each use, this is ridiculous and if there is no recall soon i may become a millionaire for apples, false advertising. Just saying

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrific product

    I'm not sure how Apple can market these as their product for working out, when the product is not sweat resistant. I only had these for three weeks before they shorted out and stopped working. I'll never be purchasing these again, despite having each previous generation.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Recall Please!

    Apple needs to recall the Powerbeats3 headphones. I'm on pair number 5 and I would have asked for my money back a couple pairs ago if I didn't use credit card rewards points to get these.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PB3 makes me rethink Apple's quality

    Another dissatisfied user.

    Initial quality of these are great--perfect for 1-2 weeks before issues emerge. After 2 months of use, my battery lasts ~30 minutes (at the most). Even worse, this is my 2nd pair of Powerbeats 3 with the same faulty issue, and I had owned Powerbeats 2 prior to this that broke after 3 months. If you are considering buying a pair of Powerbeats 3, check out the horrendous reviews on the web--you'll see that most regret their purchase. I can emphatically tell you that this is a terrible product and is popular because of advertisement and expectation that Apple puts out good products.

    Apple-you really need to start focusing on quality again.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is this product still on the market

    If this product was reliable I'd give it 5 stars, however after only 3 months my Powerbeats 3 have started changing volume on its own, stopping the music etc. This product is not worth the money and I was even foolish enough to buy my wife a pair. I normally love apple products, but will never buy beats again.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for a few weeks before they stop working

    These headphones sound great when they work. The battery life is great until they stop turning off and you need to keep them charging before use. I'm on my 4th pair ( 3rd replacement pair) and all this happens before they stop working all together. These headphones do sound and fit good but it comes at cost of reliability. I have a first gen pair of Jaybird x's and although the battery life isn't great they have never had any problems with durability for me.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, horrible, horrible earphones

    IF they work, they sound good, but they just don't work for long. I bought these for my daughter at Christmas and we are now on our 3rd replacement. She runs 50-60 miles a week and these do not like to be used during workouts, such as long distance running. She's now taking in the pair again for replacement, as they just don't last, volume changes, skips songs, fast forwards on songs, etc. HORRIBLE Apple product!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for 3 months, then they died

    About a year ago, I bought a set of Jaybirds. I hated how they felt and sounded, so I decided to "upgrade" to a set of powerbeats 3. They were perfect. Blu-tooth, so I didn't have to worry about tangled cords. They had an over-the-ear arm, to keep them secured to my head when I went running. And they were loud enough that I could wear them on the train without having to listen to any banal chatter. All was well until about 2 months into using them. I was jogging, lightly I might add, and they died. I know it wasn't the battery because I had charged them before I went out, appx 20 minutes beforehand. It wasn't raining. It wasn't (too) humid. I hadn't even broken a sweat yet. They just decided to stop working about 5 songs into my playlist. Now I can't get any kind of response from them. I've tried plugging them in, thinking that maybe I got a false "full" charge. Nope. I've tried resetting them (if there is such a thing. I pushed a bunch of buttons all at once). Nothing. I'm done with Apple.

    4 of 4 people found this useful