• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst Product From Apple Ever

    I'm not sure of the value of writing another similar review of this lousy product, but I will add my voice until Apple gets the message. Perhaps more importantly, I am a long-time Apple shareholder and do not like to see so many people write negative reviews about any Apple product. Clearly, the Powerbeats3 wireless earphones are worthless for working out. People keep sending these back repeatedly, with apparently no improvement in the product to prevent the shorting that occurs when you use the Powerbeats to work out. Since the main reason that many people use earphones is to listen to music, podcasts, etc., during a workout, to have this product short out after a few uses is simply ridiculous. I am very upset with Apple's management of this problem, since they know it is occurring frequently, yet seem to do nothing about it. Apple Customer Service is very helpful, immediately makes arrangements for an exchange, but PROVIDING A NEW SET OF POWERBEATS THAT WILL ALSO SHORT OUT WHEN WORKING OUT IS NOT A SOLUTION!!! APPLE PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR CUSTOMERS AND YOUR SHAREHOLDERS. FIX THIS PRODUCT!!!!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible bluetooth strength

    i just purchased these earphones and upon using them, i noticed that if my phone is in my pocket, the sound cuts in and out. There seems to be a lack of bluetooth strength when the phone or device isnt in a line of site of the earphones. all in all ok style. very light weight and sleek. sound quality is ok once you change your equalizer settings to fit your sound preference.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 4th pair in 2 months

    Just got my 4th pair of Powerbeats 3 and used them for 2 workouts. They died mid-way through my second workout and will no longer charge. I've had the same problems as the rest of the reviewers with all pairs. If you plan to use these for anything other than sitting on your couch, don't waste your money.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look for other options

    I bought the Powerless Beats 2 about a year and a half ago, and I started having problems with them about six months after purchase. The first issue was that they would not power off. The battery needed to drain, and then I would have to recharge them every time I would use them again. Repeat.. Battery drain, recharge, use. I had them replaced under warranty and once again the same problem occurred after about another six months. Now I was out of the warranty period from my original purchase date. The solution that I got from customer support was I could send them in and have them fixed for another $100+. So I spent $200 on headphones that don't work and needed to spend another $100 without a guarantee that they could actually fix them. I declined that option and decided to deal with the inconvenience of making sure I charged them 30 minutes before workouts. The most recent development is they now completely volume down automatically. A song will play at the volume I set for about 10 seconds and then the volume automatically decreases all the way to mute without me touching anything. Regular headphones do not do this to my iPhone so I know it's the Beats headphones. Once again I contacted customer support and they had the same solution of charging me $100+ to possibly fix my less than a year old headphones. Software is up-to-date and I have reset them. If you're looking for some garbage bluetooth headphones I'd say go to Wal-Mart and pick some up. It'll save you about $185, and I'm pretty sure they will last longer.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great earphones, even better customer service!

    Great sound quality, stay in place while running or working out, amazing battery life, stylish, compact and easy to travel with, and simple to pair with phone. Two months after purchasing the in line audio controls stopped working, but customer service online responded immediately and worked with my travel schedule to send them back for a new pair through an Apple Store. When I got to the Apple store the manager heard about my work travel situation and gave me a new pair right there so I wouldn't be without them on my upcoming flights. Product issues happen but how well a company handles them is what really matters!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall these are great, but the Powerbeats can use some Tweaks

    I've purchased several wireless headphones from Monster, Jaybird X3 and then these. I watched all the reviews praising the X3s and was super hopeful that they would be immortal. I loved them until I took a jog with them and no matter the tip I used, they felt like they were going to fall out. Also the cord noise was terrible!I really could not get a real comfortable fit with these, along with them cutting out a few times with my phone in my pants pocket. I have watched tons of comparison videos of the Powerbeats 3 with many different types of headphones. I decided to purchase these. Overall I love them, but with a few complaints. The X3's kill them with sound quality, but to the normal person they are pretty good. Next would be micro charging cable. I would have loved to see the lighting cable with these. The third thing is the is the case that comes with them to store the headphones. Spending $150-200 on a pair of headphones, this was a major disappointment. It really looks like a case you would get from Walmart. I ended up ordering a Powerbeats 2 case. Then to the good. The fit is amazing! I ran a 6 miler today and really didn't notice them. I didn't have to worry about them falling out. The next is the Bluetooth capability. I've walked through my house and never heard a glitche or pause. Another is the pricetag of $200. I think that needs tweaked a little. The sound is pretty decent, but could use some updates. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the purchase. I would suggest if you purchase these to watch for price cuts, but I would highly recommend these to any doubters. I see a few updates since apple took over and can't wait to see what's next!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, but not reliable

    I bought these about 4 weeks ago at the local verizon store. I LOVED how they worked for the first week. The sound was great, the adjustable earplugs were very comfortable. However about my third time working out in them the in-line controller started to mess-up. The volume on my music would randomly drop or max out. Sometimes the music would pause. Very annoying and inconvenient. I sweat a bit, but they say that they're water resistant, I don't sweat pools. The problem still persists. I loved these before they stopped working correctly 2 weeks into owning them.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Noise Isolation is a relative term! DISAPPOINTING!

    Noise isolation does not filter out wind noise. I expect better quality for the money as well as from Beats.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Own the power beats2 and the product wont last more than a year

    The powerbeats2 was a gift from a frd. Always kept in the case but one day I go out without the case and leave it with my phone in the same jacket pocket. The control panel case just falled off and I could see the circuit board inside the panel. Reviewed the repair fee on beats it costs 99usd and would say for a product in that price range it should be able to last at least 2 years.
    Quite disappointed with the beats quality...

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sweat Resistant

    Don't buy unless you plan on not using them for any physical activity that creates sweat moisture. I'm an active runner. On my first pair, by the time I started sweating a few miles in, the power cuts out. By then I assumed I had a defective item so had them replaced. Once I received the new pair, I went out for a 5 miler and to my shock the power cut off again after I started sweating. At least the previous pair let me go on a couple of runs before they crapped out. Pure frustration.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted for a total of four workouts - RETURNED

    This product did not live up to my expectations. After 4 workouts, sweat got into the control mechanism and render them useless. For a premium product that is claimed to be part of an "Active Collection" is pure misrepresentation. I am extremely disappointed that these earphones failed so easily. I've always lived by the moto that one gets what they pay for. I'm sincerely questioning that moto in regard to this product. Be aware, if you plan to sweat and wear this product at the same time, there may be issues. This product is being returned and I am very thankful I did not buy them second hand.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I purchased the original ones in February 2017 and already had to return them due to power issues after 3 weeks. Got a replacement and within 2 weeks they wouldn't connect with the iwatch series 2 but pairs with the phone.
    totally fed up and looking at getting the bose' ones which I originally wanted in the first place.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Foam tips = game changer

    -Battery life, you really do get the 12 hours as advertised
    -Bluetooth connectivity
    -Stay in place

    I would have given it 3.5 stars if I could. The biggest downside is the sound quality.

    In my opinion, silicon ear tips are lousy in general. They leak noise and do not project bass to the ears. You end up having to crank the volume up to hear the bass, which results in obnoxious noise leakage. The advantage of them are that they last virtually forever and are more sanitary to use than foam tips.

    I wanted to give these a fair shot, so I ordered aftermarket foam tips from Comply. These eat tips are a game changer. The bass really stands out, and you can really feel the thump in your ear. They are also more comfortable and leak far less noise. However, the downside is that they need to be periodically replaced and get dirty from sweat and earwax.

    Still, even with the foam tips, the mid- level sounds are still very lacking. You could probably play with the equalizer to compensate, but I didn't bother.

    I still like the Powerbeats 3's. The pros outweigh the cons for me.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    Overall, I'm satisfied. Sound is great. Battery isn't going a full 12 hours; more like 11. It's long enough for my purposes so I'm okay with that. The case it comes with is terrible...it's basically a silicone pouch opened on one end. Considering how much I paid, I expected much more.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweat resistant

    The powerbeats3 are not sweat resistant. I have them already replaced THREE times. They simply stop functioning properly.
    Sound is good, fit is perfect and W1 works as advertised.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty dang good

    I wanted to purchase another set of beats products for whenever I work out, since my studios and solos are used for other purposes. I purchased the Ep's, which turned out to be garbage. I purchased my powerbeats 3, and was amazed. The sound quality was great, and the comfort of them was even better. Unlike other earphones, the design of these ensures they are snug in your ear without any discomfort.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Product!

    I bought 2 pair of powerbeats 2 in September. Both paired kept repeatedly breaking within in the first few months. Although the sound quality was great, the overall durability was terrible. I workout everyday and sweat a lot. These absolutely cannot withstand any sort or moisture as they claim to.
    After sending my beats back and forth to apple to be replaced by a refurbished pair, they finally decided to send me a brand new pair of beats 3. Mind you I threw away one pair of my beats because I was sick of sending them back and forth. Anyway, I was very excited to be sent a brand new pair of the newer version assuming they would be the same as the beats 2 but better quality. I was wrong. They overall quality is not as good and the sound quality is terrible and very tinny. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THESE!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total cheap junk

    I thought the beats 2 wireless earbuds were bad, I was wrong, beats 3 are even worse. Made of cheap junk. Not sweat proof. Went through 4 beats 2 pairs in a year, and the horribly painful return policy of apple. Got to trade up to the beats 3 from the last faulty pair of the 2's, that was less than a month ago. What a shock, these stopped charging and working. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THESE PIECE OF JUNK EARBUDS!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    apparently dre and lebron don't sweat

    hey, its 2017, not 1795. even thomas edison could devise sweat proof ear products!

    if you're a sweater, stay away from the PB3 ... they WILL short out ... eventually.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Power beats 3 beat all.

    I had a set of power beats wired which i loved to listen to. Untill the cable ripped due to my own fault while wearing at work. Any how, i bought several sets of ear buds and none came even close to the comfort, sound and quality of my old beats so i bought a pair of jaybird freedom buds to see how they worked. Well of course i longed for my old beats once again. So i returned the jaybirds and bought some power beats and once again im one happy camper! Beats above all when it comes to wireless buds.

    2 of 4 people found this useful