• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Bluetooth headphones ever.

    I am on my 4th pair of the Powerbeats, now on the Powerbeats 3. Same problem I've constantly have been required to replace them with...battery life... Just like everyone else on the comments, these as well as the old version have lasted great in the short term, but then after a few weeks or a month, barely last 20-30 before they shut off, and once they are off, they are OFF.

    I think the first generation had the longest life, but eventually, it too succumbed to the same issue. Apple keeps replacing them, but at this point, I'd rather have a solid pair of Bose Bluetooth headphones since their quality seems to always be better as well as their battery life.

    IMHO, do not buy. at 149.99 a pair, not worth it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST HEADPHONES EVER. CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THESE IS EVEN WORSE!

    I have already had to send 2 pairs back because they break after 2 weeks. DONT GET THESE HEADPHONES! They are trash. And getting another pair replaced is a pain.They put restrictions on the FedEx so you HAVE TO STAY AT HOME AND WAIT ALL DAY FOR THEM TOO SHOW UP! Save yourself the stress... get something else. I'm trying to get the air pods. These are TRASH!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed :(

    I went through 3 exchanges and finally decided to return my powerbeats3 today. VERY sad and disappointed. I was very excited about these when I bought them 4 weeks ago, no cord, no muss...awesome! At first they were fine, then two days after the volume button started to not work, wouldn't pause a song, forward, nothing. So I exchanged that set that same week for a new set (another black pair), and that pair crapped out during a run which I really needed them for. The songs started fast forwarding by themselves, music was cackling in and out and wouldn't shut off or stop, and then they just died. Wouldn't charge, wouldn't turn back on nothing within a few days after getting them. So I exchanged those for a white pair this time, thinking maybe I'd have better luck with white... nope. Used the white pair for running again yesterday they were fine, then all of a sudden the music started to cackle in and out, fast forward and the control wouldn't work, then they just shut off. Won't charge, won't turn back on, nothing. What the??? Went to exchange them again yesterday for a new set (went back to black), and that pair was busted out of the box!!!! The volume control was all loose and not put together properly, so I went to exchange again today but the only pair that store had left, seemed to appear used out of the box. No thanks. Just decided to get a full refund at this point and call it a day. Really disappointed, they clearly are NOT sweat proof, and really poor quality. For $260 bucks, you expect them to be what they say they are going to be... Apple, terrible business. Do not buy these, they are a sweet when they work on their 12 hour charge, but that's all they work for....is 12 hours.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Nightmare

    I got a pair of these in my stocking last Christmas. I'm a mid 20s man and run quite often but had never given wireless headphones a second thought as the stock iPhone buds got the job done, so my first thought was that they were flashy and a good thought but I'll take the $220 instead. Pop is sitting me next to me smiling from ear to ear, and tells me that the customer watching the purchase said he was going to be a Christmas hero. So I tried them, and my hands are down, they're the best sounding, fitting, earphones on earth.. when they work. The problem is they don't work!! 12 hour battery life means 12 hour life. I've been through 5 or 6 sets of these, that's >$1100 with tax in TN. I can't count the hours I've spent on returns, repairs, refunds, complaints over the last 5 months, It's an absolute nightmare. Apple should be ashamed of themselves as they own beats - there should be a class action filed. People shouldn't have to endure this when paying this kind of money. Imagine running 3.5 miles away from where you started and then fully charged $220 headphones quit, then having having to find 3 hours of personal time to schedule a Genius Bar appointment, drive, wait a week for repair, drive back, ect. then it happening again. and again, and again!! And it interrupts a good workout routine having to do that let me tell you. Hard enough to start a good habit. It's truly pathetic. Maybe the worst thing about this is, Apple had to have known but released the product anyways. And if they didn't guess they didn't do their due diligence before releasing the most expensive pair of headphones on the market. Apple should really be ashamed of themselves for this!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing

    I really wanted to like these... I've got all the Apple gadgets... Mac Pro, iPhone 7, iWatch Series 2, time capsule, trackpad... yada yada yada... these powerboats 3 are just manufactured poorly. I'm going on my third pair... apple is in the process of sending out my second replacement... they work fine for a month... then the volume starts going up and down.. then they just start turning off every 5 minutes, and I have to reset them, and then they stop working even after that.
    Kudos to Apple for helping me troubleshoot the issue the first couple of times, and sending me out a fresh pair when they just stop working all together, but how long is the next pair going to last? I'm concerned my year warrant is going to be up, and a month later, I'm going to be out 200 bucks without working wireless headphones...
    They fit good on the ear, have plenty of juice... they just don't last longer than a month.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - Disconnect/TurnOff 15 Minutes into workout

    Terrible - went through two replacements all exhibit the same problem. They did work flawlessly for the first few weeks. Now about 15-20 Minutes into a workout the disconnect or turn off and will not power back on or reconnect for hours.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most expensive POS that I've owned...waste of money!

    Bought these powerbeats3 to use when working out and running, just the typical every day usage, all of that good stuff. Worked fine for about a month. One day while in the gym working out, they just quit on me...checked the battery to make sure they weren't dead, only to find out that they can't even charge. Went online to look for a solution, only to find out that these are the most heartbreaking bunch of garbage out there to date. Lots of people around the world seem to be having the same random malfunction without cause or warning. I will NEVER purchase another beat product again...Apple have some serious reinforcements to do with these bunch of BS because many more people will be coming at you with the same dilemma. I got so irate with my product, I got a pair of shears scissors and cut those junk up into as many pieces I was able to cut them. I'm so devastated and disappointed, Apple these are creating a major bad relationship with you and your customers, please fix this issue! It's with ALL of the beats headsets. Google and check it out...please don't waste your money people!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If only i could give zero stars

    Bought this about a month ago from dubai and now I moved back to pakistan. I was hoping these might last a fee years judging by the price. To my utter dismay it lasted abput a month. Now they keep turning off for no reason mid workout and dont come on till i hook them up to a charger. Some days the battery drains out within 10 minutes. Otherdays i am not able to revive them for hours. Worst product quality ever. If i were you i would stay away from these.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sending my second pair back for repair

    I love apple products I own a lot of them but these are terrible. Apple management are treating customer like dirt by not recalling these. Don't buy them please. If they do break they will take them away for repair which will leave you without headphones for at least 2 weeks. Please do not waste your money on these like I have. I use these 3-5 times a week for gym workouts. I believe they are not sweat resistant.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't be more disappointed

    In October of 2016, I purchased a pair of Powerbeats 2 wireless headphones to workout. They were awesome when they worked. Sound was great, no wire was great. They were truly game-changing when it came to workouts/runs.

    Fast forward 2 months, they broke and had to be replaced. After 3 replacement sets in 4 months (all for different reasons) Apple hooked me up with Powerbeats 3 headphones. They're sending me my second pair of those as we speak because apparently 'sweating while working out' can cause them to stop working.

    $200 is WAY too much for these. If you plan on using them for active things, hard pass- go get a $40 pair on amazon.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product - False Advertising

    Apple/Beats should be ashamed for the blatant false advertising of this product which is always advertised on a sweating athlete. As soon as you start to sweat these headphones disconnect and will not reconnect. We have paid a premium, for what is supposed to be a premium product. This product is not premium, it's garbage. I will never buy an Apple product again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    so disappointing

    This is my third pair of Powerbeats - the first pair (of Powerbeats 2) lasted just over a year and then stopped turning on; I begrudgingly bought a second pair (Powerbeats 2 sport) which lasted 3 months and had the same problem; Apple "generously" replaced them with a pair of Powerbeats 3, which frequently disconnect from my Apple Watch 2, and now are stuck "on" and won't reset. For $200 you think Apple could do better. These are a rip-off.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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