• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Preparing to mail in my second pair to get yet another "refurbished" set. After about a month of use the bluetooth begins to fail. They will not hold a charge. They also dont sound as good as the originals. Ever since apple bought beats they've destroyed the brand. They're an incredibly overpriced headphone. You're better off buying a cheap pair of wireless headphones off amazon. I actually had to use a pair while i was waiting on my 2nd set of repaired headphones and im thinking about going back to them.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you sweat!

    this headphone are very nice and good sound quality. but they have many problems and will not last long i think this is very wrong for apple to sell them at 200$ and they will not last few months buy something else cheeper and better shame!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable!!

    I am on my 4th set of powerbeats 3. I am a runner and sweat a lot during my workouts. This is what I believe the issue is as to why I've had to return them so many times over the course of a year. They are NOT sweat proof/water resistant as they claim. My one year warranty is up and I am afraid to even put them back on in the gym and lose out on the $200 I spent on them.... but hey 4 head sets for $200, I guess Im making out on that deal.... NOT! If they break again, Im almost certain I will never buy another Beats product EVER!!! On the other hand, Apple customer service has been awesome each and every time I had to send them back, no hassle whatsoever.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY!

    I am on my second pair of PowerBeats in less than a year. Each time, they have broken on me. The first time, the volume piece broke and the sound just stop working on me. The second pair, the ear piece broke off and I had to glue it together. Overall, it just breaks way too easy for the price you pay for. You're probably better off getting yourself a pair of wireless earbuds off Amazon for less than $30. DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product not fit for purpose

    I have had three replacements over the last year, and now looks like I'll need a fourth. The earphones are great to begin with and then gradually start to malfunction. Issues I've had include not holding charge through to total failure where they won't turn on at all. I do a lot of running both on the treadmill and outside, so they are exposed to the elements and plenty sweat but they are supposedly designed for this.
    Apple have exchanged them no problem while they've been in warranty but I don't really want to pay to get these latest failures fixed/replaced as my original warranty has expired. This product has a serious issue with reliability and I suspect are just not robust enough for the intended use. I will probably end up writing these off and purchasing a brand which have proven reliability.
    I would not recommend this product to anyone.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweat resistant?

    This is my second pair of Powerbeats. Today at the gym was the last straw. The volume keeps turning down and the songs keep switching without me touching them. I only use these headphones for working out. They are never in extreme temperatures, the cord is never interferes with, and I treat them with care. Apparently if you sweat too much, which most people do in an intense workout, they are programmed to shut off. This is ridiculous. Don’t buy these! Of course, it’s our fault, so it’s not like we can get new ones from the manufacturer. I will be buying my next set from somewhere else.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They do not meet their endurance claims!

    My 5th pair just died. I started with powerbeats2 and went through 2 units. I upgraded to powerbeats3 thinking that it will be better. In the span of 10 months, 3 units have died on me. The most recent pair that died did not hold charge and the controls were not functioning. Previous pairs, i have had units fail for not charging or controls not working. I generally use them for activities and working out. Based on my 5 pairs, I would strongly state that this product does not meet the claim of endurance (i.e. for sport activities, sweat and water resistant). If you are considering to purchase powebeats3 for working out or activities or for their endurance claims, I would NOT buy them! (BTW...they should have minus star rating...these would be minus 5 star)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst purchase I have ever made. DO NOT BUY

    These headphones are a COMPLETE waste of money. Horrible, horrible product that is POORLY made. I cannot believe I spent $200 on these for them to break within 6 months of use, and then NOT be covered by warranty. The ear loop snapped off while readjusting my headphones at the gym. This has happened to two other people that I know, and any "external damage" isn't covered by the warranty. Apple is a joke of a company. Do not buy these.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Believe the 1.5 star reviews - they're garbage

    Bought two pairs of these, both brand new, both completely failed within the first 3 months of normal use. They are absolute garbage and I will never buy a Beats branded product ever again!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced trash

    Wow these things are garbage.
    I had beats2 that lasted forever. They fit my ears well so went to beats 3 when I needed a new pair 6 months ago. First pair just stopped charging after 2 months (and yes, I tried the hard reset etc). Stupidly bought another pair and the earpiece snapped off after 2 months of normal use.
    They’re supposed to have a year warranty but who has time to deal with apple store scheduling (need to wait 2 hours today so a “genius” can decide whether or not earpiece falling off is normal wear and tear).

    Save your money. Don’t buy these things. They’re overpriced trash.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality/ Defective/ On my 5th pair

    I currently have the 5th pair of these headphones on the way. All 4 previous pairs stopped working and will not turn on. I am an avid runner and sweat a lot during workouts. It wasn't until I read these reviews that I realized I am having the same sweat issue with these headphones. My volume would go up and down on its own, tracks would skip and also pause on their own. The saving grace has been apple customers service who has replaces each and every pair without questions. Hopefully this 5th time is a charm. They should be here tomorrow so we will see. Apple really needs to engineer the product to be more sweat resistant. I am stunned to see 1.5 Star average rating. I had no idea so many people run into these issues. Wake Up Call Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    The battery won't hold a charge. I"ve owned them less than one month. I don't know why the battery drains immediately with the power off, but I got tired of having a dead battery 12 hours after charging with no use.

    I took them back. Thankfully I saw what junk these things were within the 30 day return window.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice audio, poor quality

    These are my 6th beats and I'm experiencing the same problem over and over again.

    Powerbeats2 was awful cause if you sweat the rubber of your remote control will fall off until the button ends up exposed. They died after 1 year of use.

    Now I have a pair of powerbeats3 which doesn't have that nasty rubber, but anyway 1 year later they have failed too. The earphones doesn't turn on and I can't charge or reset. They are phisically perfect but simply just don't turn on.

    BTW I had the same problem with two pair of Urbeats, one pair of Beats Tour and Powerbeats.

    I though this generation of Beats+Apple will work better but I was totally wrong.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not in the slightest sweat resistant

    Sound quality is pretty good, but I am already through two pairs within a year due to their inability to resist sweat, which is contrary to the product description

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your money on this

    My Powerbeats 3 out of the blue started to blink red and white. They will no longer turn on or pair with my iPhone or any other device. They are a great product when they work. I thought I was upgrading from from Bose, but now realize it was a downgrade.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your money

    I purchased these earphones less than a year ago. They are great when they work; unfortunately it doesn’t happen often. I just received my fourth set under the warranty. The first one lasted one month. The second one did much better at six months. The third one lasted two. I don’t have any hope for the fourth set and already shopping for new earphones. It is probably redundant to say that my next earphones will not be by Apple! I love Apple products, but I find it despicable that Apple can sell such a bad product.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware they are not sweat proof !!!!

    I am bald. When I’m at the gym the sweat runs into my ears. I have gone through 4 pairs. Sweat gets in them and they stop working.They are replacing them with the solo 3 headset after a bunch of lies and doubl talk.They make up stuff as they go along.Evet there own tech after the second pair went out told me that there not waterproof. Which means that they’re not sweat proof .

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get TWO PAIR!!!!

    ....Owning Powerbeats3 is like owning a 1974 Jaguar XKE: hot looking, fast, sleek, ahead of their time, nothing else like it, great concept, great technology....BUT.....you need to own TWO.....one to use and the other one will be in the shop for repair.....

    I am a huge BEATS fan....and think they need to put all hands on deck to get these to be the product they should be.....see other review for explicit details.....

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible don’t waste your money !!!!!!

    I am on my third pair which is horrible for a $ 200 headphone or a $50 set. They won’t even fix them at the store or replace you have to send them out and wait a week. After a month or two with each one it sends my phone bonkers, the volume just lowers on its on, tracks would just change. Very frustrating when trying to workout. Best Buy replaced it twice so I didn’t have to deal with Apple. I heard because it’s wireless but I had a plaintronics with no issues like this. So frustrated and. Upset. This is guaranteed to happen to you wish I could just get money back. DO NOT BUY 3rd pair all have the same problem.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Have had no problems with my Powerbeats 3

    These are my favorite pair of beats. I have had no problem with them except for the in-line buttons malfunctioning in humid weather. I still think that it’s not a reason for a bad review.Audio wise, I love them. The bass response is deep and the high are crystal clear. I rate 5 stars.

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