• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Power to the Beats

    Having toyed between Apple's AirPods and the Powerbeats 3 (Shock Yellow) I opted for Powerbeats 3 and I have to say I'm not disappointed.

    The Shock Yellow complements my Nike + Apple Watch (Volt) and set up was ridiculously easy; in fact I couldn't get over how seamless the process was.

    It's finally great to have some wireless headphones that don't compromise on audio quality; I've owned third party Bluetooth earphones before and whilst it's great to have something light and portable playback has been woeful sometimes.

    Not so with Powerbeats. The fact I can switch between my qualifying iDevices is also a bonus meaning I can change the audio source at the drop of a hat.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Stand Up to Sweat

    I bought the Powerbeats3 in Nov 2016 and now have a second pair failing on me after just 3 1/2 months. The first pair just turned off one day in the middle of a workout in January and became COMPLETELY unresponsive no matter what you did. Apple support was very helpful and replaced that pair with another though the process does take several days which is frustrating because you're without workout headphones during that time. Now my second pair is failing- they start out fine during a workout but part way through they start randomly turning the volume up and down, pausing or skipping songs, activating Siri, etc. all on their own. Both malfunctions are clearly the result of sweat intrusion which is unacceptable for a pair of headphones Apple advertises as being made for working out.
    If Apple can't make workout headphones that actually stand up to sweat it really makes you wonder how good/reliable their water resistant efforts are for other, WAY more expensive products like the Apple Watch 2 and the new iPhones.
    Other than the extremely poor reliability I LOVE these headphones. They are comfortable. They sound great. The W2 chip is amazing and makes pairing and transitioning between devices seamless. It is simply all let down by the poor quality.

    101 of 108 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but overpriced.

    Flawless connection with the W1 chip. No skipping or pauses that plague the Jaybird X3.
    Great for an active lifestyle, but these are by no means audiophile headphones. With that said, I feel that they are pretty overpriced. While they are bass heavy, I feel that they could sound a lot better for 200 bucks. It would be nice if they also included Comply foam tips to provide an even better fit and to completely block outside sound.
    If you're interested in buying these, I would shop around. You can find them for cheaper than the 200 dollar price tag.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for workouts!

    The integrated ear clip along with multiple size tips make these block out the world when working out. All I hear is the music at whatever volume I choose. I had a little trouble with the wire placement and sizing but once I figured that out everything has been great. I went up on the size of the ear tips because I was having some comfort issues after extended wear during non-workout use, all is better now.

    Sound-wise, they sound amazing, the bass hits on some of my favorite songs makes me think there's sub-woofer nearby cranking the bass. It's not bass heavy, in my opinion, though. It sounds about right from where I would setup a home theater system or even car audio.

    The effortless connection with the W1 chip is fantastic. I do wish they used a lightning port to charge as opposed to micro USB, but I do have some of those handy, just not as ubiquitous as my lightning cable collection has become. Also the 12 hour battery life will eventually come in handy but for right now I have not had the opportunity test that too much.

    TL;DR Great fit options, excellent sound when sealed properly, I wish it used the lightning cable for charging. Overall these are great headphones.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and fit, but returning 3 sets already

    I'm about to return my 3rd set and stick with the PB2 set. Problems included a satiric or ticking noise and the volume lowers by itself and controls (volume and play/pause buttons) stop working. My latest pair didn't last 2 weeks. It's unfortunate because I love the sound quality (before the static ticking noise) and fit a lot better. Maybe I'll try again later this year.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very dope

    I just purchased these ,the black and green ones. I love it and I think it's really worth the price. I have rose gold over the ear latest ones as well and spending 3 h at the gym everyday listening to them I still charge them only 1 in like 3 weeks . Battery life is amazing . And the wireless earplugs powerbeats3 are extremely comfortable and fit so nice on the ear. I'm a female with small girly ears so I was worried about them looking too bulky,but nothing like that! Anyways money well spent . You get what you pay for.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best quality wireless earphones around

    I bought these wireless earphones to go with my new Apple Watch. I can now go for a run and listen to my music without my iPhone and without and wires getting the the way.
    The earphones stayed on my ears securely because they hooked round my ears and I didn't have to adjust them once during my runs or exercise. They also came with 4 sets of earphone buds to suit any type of ear. They also came with a little pouch they can be carried in without losing them. Finally the powerbeats3 earphones are excellent Bluetooth companions it's so easy to connect and you wouldn't believe they're Bluetooth definitely the best earphones I've ever had.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love these earbuds!

    I bought a set of the Powerbeats3 two weeks ago and have used them numerous times at the gym for both running and weight lifting. I have to say these are the best workout earbuds I've ever used. They sound great and stay put no matter what I'm doing, which I can't say about my previous set of Bose earbuds. I cannot attest to their longevity, but they seem very sturdy. Hopefully they will last years like the Bose ones I previously used.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality and battery life

    It's a perfect match for your iPhone and the battery life is amazing.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    There is no other earphones better then Powerbeats 3.

    I went through so many earphones and none of them compare with Powerbeats 3. They stay in your ear and they're very comfortable as well. The battery life is incredible! 12 hours for earphones? You can't beat that especially that 5 minute charge for 1 hour play. The bass sounds fantastic as usual. These are not only good for the gym but for traveling as well. People complain that they been through more then 1 pair but like I said, you're not going to find anything better.

    63 of 90 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I own 3 pairs of the PowerBeats2 (because I love the various colors) and I can't even begin to describe the excitement I had for the W1 chip but the implementation is just awful. The sound quality leaves so much off the table. Beats are known for their rich tones but these produce sound more like those $2 gas station specials. DO NOT BUY. I've already scheduled a trip to the Apple Store to return BOTH of the 3s I purchased.

    50 of 86 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

    Fast and Easy setup with W1 chip. Great sound and comfortable to wear. Fast charging.

    96 of 129 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Colors, Longer battery, New casing materials?

    Last pair (previous Shock yellow) broke off and read others had the same problem only to now replacement when going to the store. Sad a $25 pair hold up better than a $200 pair. I'm really like the new shock yellow version, also the 12 hour battery life, here's hoping they fixed the ear fob from breaking off this time around. Don't bite me again Apple!!!

    107 of 154 people found this useful