• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A big disappointment

    Please pay attention to the negative reviews. I've owned a set of Powerbeats 2 for one year and never had any issues.

    I'm now on my 3rd set of Powerbeats 3, and have had nothing but headaches. My first pair stopped charging altogether after 3 months, my second pair lasted 2 weeks before the volume jumped up and down, and I'm waiting on my 3rd pair to arrive.

    These new Powerbeats 3 just aren't worth the headache. If you're in the market for Bluetooth workout headphones, I'd suggest looking elsewhere.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    Well, here's hoping this review helps somebody out there. Coming from someone who never, never, ever writes reviews, please take this to heart. Do not buy this product. Save your money. Don't get fooled into thinking this product will be normal apple quality when buying. I've been buying the iphone since the original and don't see myself straying anytime soon, but the Powerbeats 3 Wireless are worthless if you are active in the gym and sweat. My first pair died after about a month and I"m currently in the process of waiting for my replacement from Apple. After reading the other reviews, I don't anticipate this will be the only time I go through the process. Be smarter than I was. Save your money. Look somewhere else.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy them

    Bought these for using it in the gym and after a month of use I had trouble connecting them. The problem started by difficulties connecting them to downright unusable. Earphones this expensive should last much longer than this.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 4 uses

    I've been using my Powerbeats3 for the gym. They stopped working the 4th time I went. The volume control and play/pause button stopped working and now randomly start changing volume and tracks. Horrible product. I want a refund!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dies within months

    I am awaiting my 3rd pair now. Descent sound and performance . First pair lasted 1 month. 2nd pair lasted 4 months. Both was same problem . Get to a fail point where they blink 3 times and won't turn on. You'll go through resets and checking firmware but apple goes no further... You just have to get them replaced.. guess I'll do this til my year is up and continue my trend of slowly losing confidence in Apple products:(. Too bad... But this is an expensive feat.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased about a month ago - do not want

    I purchased the Powerbeats3 as a replacement for my Powerbeats2 , which were no longer under warranty. I replaced my Powerbeats2 four times whilst under warranty for the same issues that I'm having now. Powerbeats3 are great headphones whilst they last, unfortunately they do not.

    Apple should be ashamed putting their name to this product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty flawed product

    Think of everything that could go wrong with wireless Bluetooth headphones and think Powerbeats3. Bought 2 pair at Changhi airport in Sinapgore for me and my son, both have been faulty twice. It does seem that these headphones are neither sweat proof or fit for purpose in any way. Shame I cannot get a refund and have to settle for them being exchanged. I will buy some Bose to replace them. Apple, seems product quality is on the slide.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless Product

    This is the most hopeless electronic product I have ever purchased. I have gotten it exchanged at Apple Store 3-4 times, but each one faced the same fate.

    1. Volume and pause/start buttons stop working
    2. Volunme automatically changes. Sometime it goes to full blast almost to the point of blasting the ear drum. Apple/Powerbeats, waiting until lawsuits coming your way for this.
    3. Siri pops up automatically.
    4. Skips tracks abruptly

    This product is really unusable, and is very unlike any other Apple product I own and for which I have very high regards.
    This should be recalled off of the market, and each owner should be refunded the entire price they paid for.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst buy ever

    Had them for 3 months then the ear hook broke off. ,I barley touched it . I will never buy Beats agin 200$ down the drain sound quality was no different from some cheap skull candies. . Not a good fit in my ear

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    My second pair of Powerbeats3 has just kicked the bucket (each lasting less than two months). Same issue as the first pair I owned, and the main thing everyone is reporting--the headphones suddenly stop working, and the only response you get when powering them on is a flashing red light (and they won't charge). I've treated these very well...always store them in the pouch, never drop or get them wet. Please consider the bad reviews before buying! They're quite expensive, and seemed to be guaranteed to malfunction!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Purchase Powerbeats 3!

    I purchased the Power Beats3 in December of 2016 for working out at the gym. I was told there would be no issues using them at the gym. They worked great for about three weeks and then they started to fail - losing connection with my IPhone, not charging or paring, and not being able to turn on or off. Apple replaced them with a new pair in January 2017 - one month later at the gym they lost connection and the whole process started over. I have owned iPhones/iPads for many years and have never had any problems.

    The cost of the Power Beats are quite high and they should no be malfunctioning so quickly. Please save your money and look for other types of head phones. So many people are having the same concerns and it is just not worth it.

    Apple needs to correct these issues, as it is an embarrassment to Apples reputation.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    7 replacements now (and counting)...

    I've now been through 7 pairs of the Beats 3 wireless since November. And, am taking these back today as they failed again at the gym last night after 2 weeks. I thought it might be a sweat issue so this last pair i was super delicate with - keeping the wire in front of me (versus behind my neck) etc. But, no, they just decide to randomly go from 65% battery to 0% in a moment. Then, they might revive for a bit, and then back to dead. This is an embarrassment for Apple/Beats. I have many other apple products and have never had to return any of them. I so badly wanted this product to work but it's beyond bad. Save your money. Find another brand/option.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound quality great, build quality poor

    Comfy, good battery life, great sound quality, Bluetooth range is fine. These are my third pair of beats and the build quality generation on generation is getting worse - I use these regularly in the gym and the casing on the cord that houses the volume and call answer buttons has already split where the glue has failed. Speaking to local Apple Store its due to perspiration so is "wear and tear". If you are buying these for commuting etc then no problem but if for gym I would avoid.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT for RUNNERS

    This is the 3rd one I got so far. The volume adjuster does not work once it gets slightly exposed to sweat. If you are a runner, stay away from this headphones.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweatproof!

    I Had the first beats 2 , I went through two pairs of them , they don't hold up at the gym , and definitely don't take them jogging if you're a heavy sweater , if you sweat on them, they will stop working eventually ,then I brought "beats 3" because I thought maybe they corrected that problem , but they stop working a month after purchasing . But the sound is great!!! Before they stop working ..

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones...While they Work

    There are several positives to these headphones, and I loved them for the first couple of months of ownership. They do pair easily to your iPhone (though I don't find traditional Bluetooth pairing all that cumbersome). The range is great, so I can leave my phone anywhere in a large room and not worry about a loss of audio quality, and battery life appeared to be as good as promised.

    However, I have been through 3 pairs of these already and will be visiting my local Apple store today to get pair number 4 because of constant hardware failures. My latest replacement pair lasted less than 2 weeks. I use these primarily as workout headphones for use during strength training and running (30-60 minute workouts). Perhaps its the sweat that is causing them to fail, but they are billed as active wear headphones, so I feel like it is fair to expect them to hold up against normal sweat levels, especially since in the description they say they are sweat and water resistant for "tough workouts". The errors I have encountered are very consistent: they will work fine, then the volume will fall at some point to a complete mute and from then on I cannot turn them on to pair with any device (the power button just causes a red light to flash a few times). Considering the durability of these and the price point they are offered at, I would consider alternate brands if your primary motivation for purchasing these is to use them for any active pursuits.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sweat Resistant

    I'm on my second try with these and they are not sweat resistant. After 30 minutes of working out, the buttons activate spontaneously and you get the volume going up, volume going down, or music stopping and starting. Fool me twice, shame on me. I'll be looking for another brand.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    APPLE SHOULD BE ASHAMED TO PUT THEIR NAME TO THIS PRODUCT

    I AM SUFFERING ALL THE ISSUES OTHER ARE (NOT SWITCHING ON, NOT SWITCHING OFF, REMOTE NOT WORKING) ALL HAPPENING AT DIFFERENT TIMES. ONLY THREE MONTHS OLD. HAVE SPENT HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH EXTREMELY BAD SERVICE (CASE NOTES NOT UPDATING, GOT CUT OFF AND HAD TO RECALL - NEW OPERATOR HAD TO ASK ALL THE SAME QUESTIONS), NOBODY KNOWS WHERE TO FIND SERIAL NUMBER (DOESN'T COME FROM THE PRODUCT REGISTRATION) - I WAS ASKED TO LOOK IN THREE DIFFERENT PLACES BY THREE DIFFERENT OPERATORS. AND FINALLY THEY WONT OFFER A REFUND BUT WILL ONLY SEND ANOTHER PAIR OR REPAIR. QUITE SIMPLY A PRODUCT THAT APPLE SHOULD NOT PUT THEIR NAME TO. SHOCKING TO SEE SO MANY SIMILAR REVIEWS ON AN APPLE WEBSITE RE AN APPLE PRODUCT.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Earphones don't work!

    After 15 or so days, the earphones stopped working. Id get them to work on and off, but they continue to give problems. Dieing at random amounts (25-80%). Random disconnects, random pausing, they won't turn on at times. I am not the only one facing these issues, many of my friends have mirrored the same issue as I. All I want is a refund, really hating this product.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought as a gift 2 weeks ago...

    I bought the PowerBeats 3 two weeks ago as a gift, and my friend is already having problems with them! They disconnect in the middle of a phone call, or workout, or just driving down the road. I would think that for the money, the quality would be up to par. Currently looking for a different brand - Sorry Apple, Not sorry - so that my gift won't be worthless. Not a happy customer.

    6 of 6 people found this useful