• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible durability, waste of money

    They are not made to use while working out or any activity that makes you sweat. False advertisement, they are not water/sweat resistant. First the mic control stopped working and now on a full charge they last 5 mins. Apple and beats by dre should be ashamed of stealing consumers money by selling a faulty product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same problem - they just died after a few months.

    Sound was good but apparently they are not well made. I would avoid!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible... do not buy

    Wish I could give less than 1 star. If you have $200 laying around and you don't know what to do with it, throw it in the trash, or burn it, or give it to someone in need. Do NOT buy these headphones. I wouldn't use them if Apple paid me. Horrible, horrible product, it's not water or sweat-proof, mine broke within 3 weeks.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnects when I call.

    I had the Powerbeats 2 and they were great I just wanted more battery life I love these Bluetooth because I have a 12 hour battery life and a 400 foot range from my phone which is awesome however I mostly use it for talking on the phone and it never connects when I'm trying to speak on the phone it just goes on mute I got to turn off the phone and turn off the Bluetooth turned them both back on to be able to get a good connection and then next time somebody else calls me. It loses connection again it's very frustrating i'm sending this back.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistent performance

    The pros:

    - They are very comfortable
    - Deliver quality sound

    The cons:

    - Battery life is very inconsistent (full charge has given me anywhere from 30 mins playback time to 8 hours (never the up to 12 hours advertised))
    - Common power-related issues. This issue started with the Powerbeats 2 and have continued to the 3s. The batteries either just die or don't take a charge - requiring warranty replacement when multiple resets don't work.

    Summary. I love using them, but they are too inconsistent in performance that I'm shopping for a more reliable pair as we speak.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Terrible

    Got these a few weeks ago and had been wearing them around the house and at work. I decided to work out with them on Saturday and they worked fine throughout the workout. I tried to use them again today (Monday) and they don't work. The red light flashes and they do nothing. They won't charge and a hard reset does nothing. Do not buy these. I'm a heavy sweater so I was really excited to own a nice pair of over ear wireless headphones that don't slip out of my ear. They are not sweat resistant and not meant to be worn when working out. I can't believe I let a LeBron commercial convince me to buy a pair of beats. This will be my first and last pair. My wife is gonna go ahead and return hers too because they're just gonna end up breaking too.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    When they work they're great...

    As many other folks have posted, these are far from sweatproof. I sweat a lot, especially from the head, and my PowerBeats3 died about 40 days in. Maybe 2 workouts a week. First the controls stopped working and then they just died. If BestBuy would let me buy their extended warranty I would do that, but instead you're going to have to be without them for a week. In the past I'd killed Jaybirds after about a year+, but Beats lasted less than 45 days.

    It's a shame, because they sound good and fit well. For me they have the best features - except for durability. For now I'm actually carrying a backup pair of Bose SoundSport Wireless headphones in my gym bag and we'll see how long this second pair lasts. Apple clearly needs to sweatproof the mic/controls and I'd suggest doing the same to the USB port.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple/Beats should do a recall for Porwerbeats3 -

    These Earphones simply do not work. Apple should be doing a recall. It is really annoying to go to the Apple Store every month to get a new replacement. Clearly, there is a major manufacturing/design issue with this earphones.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Recall!

    My first pair of Powerbeats 2 lasted almost a year. My 2nd replacement pair of Powerbeats 2 lasted100 days. Both times the volume control panel seperated. My 3rd replacement, Powerbeats 3 lasted 34 days. First they wouldn't charge. I factory reset them, and now they won't stay connected to my phone. I am irate. As a marathon runner I have become dependent on my wireless headphones. I live in them. I wish I never purchased my first pair at Walmart, and that Beats by Dre was a commercial enterprise with integrity.

    Selling faulty merchandise to is a crime.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T BUY THIS

    Don't buy this product!!!!!!!!!

    I bought this to run on the treadmill, but it shuts off after 20-30 min of use.
    Very Disappointing!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy. Apple refuses to address issue

    Powerbeats 3 have failed on me four times in three months... i refused to get a fifth pair!!! I had three blinking white lights, i had failure to charge, i had instant battery drain, and I had random disconnects in the middle of workouts. Wait an inset amount of time until a reconnect could be established but repeat disconnect and failure was imminent! Amazing for the couple of times they worked and will happily buy again once all glitches and issues have been fixed

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't charge!

    I bought the powerbeats 3 about 2 weeks ago. I just plugged them in to charge and the red light is on. After an hour the red light is still on but they are supposed to be able to charge 5 minutes for an hour of use. It's been about 3 hours now and the red light is still on. I came to read the reviews and I see so many bad reviews and for this problem. My Apple store is an hour away. So I guess they won't let me return them for my money back? I'll call them in the morning. I really liked them when they worked.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY!!!!

    I've had them for a month now. I go for long runs and they turn off randomly do not turn back on again. Sometime I charge it for couple of days and still wouldn't turn back on. This has happened quite often that I want to go back and return them. BY FAR THE WORST PRODUCT OF APPLE!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3 Review: Apple disappointment, keep your PB2's!

    I am a big Apple fan. I own a Mac, iPad, iPhone and my Powerbeats 2's have been fantastic. I figured I would try the new Powerbeats3 since these were officially manufactured under Apple's supervision instead of Beats as a standalone company. Two issues: The sound quality is not as good. There is less bass and less roundness to the sound. I showed it to an Apple tech. We compared the PB3 vs. PB2 and he agreed. Furthermore, the clicker is less water resistant. They replaced the rubber skin with an all plastic shell that has significant gaps for water or sweat to enter and short the device. If you only want to talk on the phone, the new chip makes it easier to connect to your phone and the 12 hour battery life is a plus. However, I use my Powerbeats in the yard, running, talking to clients, listening to music, all the time. Hold onto your PB2 for as long as you can or pick up the PB2 on clearance. I hope Apple reads this review and fixes the problems.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT - THIS IS HOPELESS

    Same problem like everyone!!
    I got the powerbeats 3 just over a month ago. After wearing for my several runnings and sweating the volume started fluctuating on its own, and the controls didn't work. I left them alone for a few days, they dried out and seemed to work fine. Went to run, started sweating, and they started acting up again. Volume fluctuations, randomly pausing, etc.

    Sent it for a claim and Apple sent a new one as my second pair, started using it just one day. But looks like the same problem will not be resolved as I saw so many reviewed cases for several claims with a new pair but same problem still remains.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad experience

    Well, at least I don't feel so alone.
    They stopped working and I can't find a stupid solution. 3 Blinking white lights and they won't turn on. Really, get something else and PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two Faulty Headphones!

    My husband and I both purchased these headphones. When they are working they are very good - sound and fiti are fantastic.
    The problem is that we have both had to return them due to they stopped charging. Both had the charging issue at about 3 months from purchase. They were purchased 2 months apart at different stores.
    Also experiencing problems with volume where your workout becomes a battle of volume control with your headset that keeps lowering the volume by itself. Pause not working. overall they are an expensive unstable faulty product.
    Thank goodness Apple has great customer service.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish, they are not sweat proof

    First got them in Feb 2017, now May 17 and had two pairs, same problem at first volume control started changing volume by itself, then failed completely due to sweat whilst using in the gym, three weeks later I am still trying to get a refund but they are making it very difficult, very poor product and very poor customer service...my advise is do not buy.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible waste of money

    I am on my second pair of wireless beats headphones, I 'upgraded' from the 2's since they didnt work, and paid the difference to get the 3- same issue. The pause/play button never works, they wont turn off or disconnect from bluetooth, they skip, they turn off when working out, volume goes up and down, I feel I got honestly robbed of $200. Headphones that are a fraction of the cost work better. What am I supposed to do with these now? Apple has my money and I am left with garbage headphones that I cannot use EVER!! DO NOT BUY THESE HEADPHONES!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't hold a charge

    I got these to replace my prior pair -- which mysteriously stopped working after very little use (wouldn't reliably turn on/off). I've used my new powerbeats3 less than 5 times and now they won't hold a charge. And looks like I'm not the only one with this problem. Very disappointing.

    4 of 4 people found this useful