• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    • Written by Paul T from Edmonton

    I had a pair for two years, used every day with no real issues. The paired well, battery life was still very good, and they were comfortable. A coworker of mine has been using his for three years with the same experience. Unfortunately I lost them a few days ago and looking over the options I'm get another pair just like my old ones.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple will not fix! (broken hook)

    • Written by Jason A from Cooper City

    I am just a few months out of the warranty and the cheaply designed hook over the left earbud snapped off. The headphones are perfectly fine in terms of connectivity, sound etc. however apple refuses to issue a replacement or offer a paid service for this minor issue. Now they are deemed unusable and I am told to toss them out and buy a new pair!

    There are third parties that sell the hook for $10 but the replacement process is brutal. Instead of making it so that you can simply pull out the old piece and plug in a new one, I would have to open the entire thing breaking the seal and resealing it. Something they should do in house for a nominal fee. Ridiculous, BUY SOMETHING ELSE. My wife's beats x (supposedly a cheaper product) have pop in hooks for inner ear security and they hold around the head much better without a clip needed. If you are set on apple/beats, go for the x!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY

    • Written by Andrew T from Chicago

    For so-called sport headphones, these are terrible. I've gone through more pairs of the PowerBeats3 and PowerBeats2 in the last 2 years than I care to admit because of battery issues. I workout 4-5 times a week so these are subject to a great deal of use and charging, but for $200 pair of headphones, I expect them to last - and these just don't.

    Buy yourself Bose or Jabras. These are not durable and not worth it. Don't waste your money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible....

    • Written by severiano G from austin

    These headphones are great until the wires start to erode/loosen from the headphones and then when you call to get them repaired it costs $222 which is more than the headphones cost brand new! Are you kidding me! Do not buy these. I'm so sick of this over priced and under achieving company.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TRASH

    • Written by vamshi R from fremont

    These are supposed to be workout headphones, unfortunately after workout they stopped working. Got 3 replacement head phones but each one have the same issue, finally when i complained about the 3rd headphone it is out of warranty. What a waste of money..!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT sweat resistant/ NOT worth the $

    • Written by Natalie Y from New York

    These expensive earphones were good while they lasted. However, they did not last very long. Perhaps about one year. Did not hold up well - would cut out or make loud screeching sounds sometimes. They are not very sweat resistant, because I am assuming this lead to their demise. I hope their new wireless earphones will be better.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should distance itself from this BS product

    • Written by Sebastien M from Phnom Penh

    I went through 2 pairs of these... only troubles.. zero reliability.. and poor support. This is a stain on Apple credentials. No IP rating, extremely fragile, and only for coach sport... this product is a marketing scam, hyped by marketers who think they are still living the 80's... and they know it. When you asked people to pay a premium, you have to deliver quality, this is what made Apple what they are today. The sooner Apple will distance itself from these headphones the better. Stop pretending these headphones are for intense sport, stick to the hyped market and stop addressing the sporty crowd... you will never get a dollar from me anymore for Dr. Dre products.. and boy I will talk about that a lot.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage, my $50 JLAB earbuds are better!

    • Written by Rich C from Paris

    First off, these are not sweatproof!!!! I am a marathon runner and sweat quite often and profusely. As soon as the PB3 are exposed to moisture they will short out and not work again. I had to get them replaced 3 times and the final time Apple wanted $99. I told them to basically stick it, that their product is garbage. I went to Walmart and purchased the JLAB earbuds for $50 and they work better and are actually IPX5 rated. IF YOU ARE AN ATHLETE DO NOT BUY POWERBEATS3!!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TRASH

    • Written by Clare K from Garden City

    These headphones are TRASH. DO NOT buy them. The little rubber pieces that go in your ears never stay on the headphones. I've had to buy replacements for them countless times. The piece that wraps around your ear always breaks off and I have to stick it back in mid workout. The sound isnt great and they do not get very loud.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy!!

    • Written by Jessica L T from Burtonsville

    These headphones just died on me today. I did no damage to them, nothing different, they just won't turn on. They won't restart and won't even light up. Before this happened I was irritated by how the headphone buds kept falling off and not fitting my ears correctly. But I figured I could deal with that.....now 3 months after buying them and they won't even turn on after being charged all night and multiple attempted restarts???? Don't buy.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks all the time

    • Written by Demi V from Fishers

    I like Powerbeats for high intensity workouts over every other headphone but they are they most unreliable device. My headphones break all the time from technological issues. You’d think they’d get the third version right but NOPE still same old stupid technical issues.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    WASTE OF MONEY.

    • Written by Luz G from Miami Beach

    Suddenly my Powerbeats 3 stopped connecting. I tried unpairing them from my iPhone and then trying to re pair them again, but now they won't show as discoverable. I used them the day before without issue.
    I cannot believe such a "good quality" product goes to waste with such a short period of use.
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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Take these reviews seriously! And don't buy

    • Written by Amy H from San Jose

    These are the worst headphones I have ever owned. Trouble connecting and staying connected. But once they are connected the volume appears to be possessed and spontaneously decreases to silent and then comes back every few seconds. It is the most annoying thing ever, no music is better than this. Even on the few occasions where it worked for a period of time. The lowest volume is too loud. Don't get me wrong, I like loud music but I bought these for outdoor running and I was hoping there was a volume (like most headphones) where I could listen to music but still hear a car coming, and with these, I cannot. I am currently replacing them, but it looks like I will have to spend my own time to go into an apple store because the serial number is downright impossible to read. Huge disappointment from Apple.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones!

    • Written by Connor M from Darien

    Not sure why everyone keeps giving these bad reviews. I have had my pair since the year they came out and they still work perfectly! I use them whenever I work out, which is usually around 3-5 times a week and never had an issue. I will say this when I got them I got the Mophie Charge Case for them, so I could charge on the go as well as have a stronger/better case for them. The case/sleeve thing Apple provides just isn't a lot of protection.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by Eric F from Loudon

    I bought these back in February 2018. Worked great until November. They totally quit pairing with any device and would only blink a white light. I tried everything I read, but they would not work. Apple agreed to send me a replacement pair and those came to me in late November. A few months later in April 2019, I'm having the exact same issue. Will not pair and only blinks a white light. I called again and was told that they were no longer covered as the warranty only applied to the original set I bout back in February 2018. I was advised that replacement headphones only had a 90 day warranty, so after that you're on your own.90 days is not a sufficient period of time to determine if a product will fail or not. My original pair failed in 9 months. I take very good care of my headphones, and keep them in their case when they are not in use. I bought these headphones due to Beats having a solid reputation for being well-made and durable. While the sound quality is great (when they work), I find that they do not last long at all, and seem to have identical, recurring issues. I was told that I would just have to buy a new pair. I use this product in the gym, as they are designed for. Even though the box for the product has a sweaty LeBron James wearing a pair (which he says he uses for his workouts), and also says they are "sweat and water resistant", the product seems exceedingly fragile. I cannot recommend this product. I will no longer be purchasing Beats products in the future.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    All of the negative reviews are true

    • Written by Christina L from Boston

    I've had my Powerbeats 3 for three months. To be honest, the sound quality isn't anything special, but the most frustrating part is that they are just poorly made. They don't hold a charge; sometimes after a full day of charging, they won't turn on at all. The volume/skip button does not work, the volume will turn up or down randomly, the voice control will activate randomly, and they are not sweat proof. I sent them in for repair once. They came back saying nothing was wrong with them, but the issues persisted. I am sending them in again.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by Xavier W from Chicago

    Second pair stopped working just a couple months after replacing. If youre reading this PLEASE spend your money elsewhere! Despicable

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after a year

    • Written by WCEDI M from Brockville

    Bought these earbuds thinking they would be great for working out. They were amazing for the first 6 months but I didn't really use them a lot. Then the battery started dying really quickly and then they broke after a trip to Mexico due to the humidity. Would not suggest buying these.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible waste of money

    • Written by Aldurant H from covington

    Haven't even had them a year and the ear hook broke the earbud speaker came open and the mic never worked wish I could give zero stars

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed! - my $12 Sony headphones have much better sound

    • Written by Gary B from Waterdown

    My daughters bought me PowerBeats 3 as a Christmas present. It seemed a logic choice as we have 4 pairs of Beats over ear headphones in our house and those devices have fantastic sound.

    PowerBeats 3 sound quality IS TERRIBLE, I have a pair of $12 Sony wired earphones that sound much better

    APPLE you stole $180 from my daughters! You should be ashamed selling these PowerBeats. Garbage! Garbage!

    Tim Cook - I challenge you to workout using PowerBeats to see how good you feel about selling such a low quality product. I want Apple to give my daughters back their hard earned money. Happy to turn over these useless earphones in exchange.

    Gary

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