• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy Them

    • Written by Sean B from Overland Park

    I didn't listen to the reviews and I regret it now. These headphones lasted all of 4 months. I have a tough time with earbuds and because the ear hooks are slightly bent, I can't keep these earbuds in while walking.

    The repair is $70 third party and $79 through Apple -- either way I'm hosed on a $99 purchase.

    Buyer beware.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not wind proof

    • Written by Ethan R from Woodbridge

    Sadly whenever I walk outside with my Powerbeats on and it’s windy I can’t hear my music and they won’t stay in my ear very well :(

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until you have to replace them when the warranty expires

    • Written by Nickolaus K from Woodinville

    I enjoyed these headphones for a year with some intermittent problems which I thought were part of the system protecting itself from sweat until now. Now I can't walk to my classes or finish my workouts without them turning off for no reason. Don't buy these unless you want to replace them every year.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have read of reliability problems but mine are great.

    • Written by MICHAEL D from Cromer Heights

    I have had my powerbeat3s for about a year and used them heavily for 8 months. I know there have been reliability problems, my daughter’s kept breaking years ago, but I really like mine because:
    They are really comfortable, the over ear loop holds them in place, other in ear headphones always feel like they’re slipping out of my ear.
    The sound is good, a nice full base when they are in snug. Plus the set of various sized ear inserts means it’s easy to get them to fit snuggly.
    The compatibility with Apple products is great, I use them with Apple Watch, iphone, Apple TV, and Mac interchangably. Sync is easy.
    Battery is really good, seems to provide reliable 10 - 12 hours on a single charge.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 months in, stopped working - Apple tried to charge me $129 for repair

    • Written by Stacey C from Toronto

    I bought my laptop and these headphones came with them with a slight bend in the right earpiece - I guess they use refurbished models to cut cost. I didn't think much of it and then 3 months in, the right ear piece starts having really poor sound quality and so I send it in to repair and they said that because there's a physical bend, the warranty is void and I'd have to pay $129 out of pocket to fix it. What even is the point of a warranty if you can't get a product, that came with a manufacturer's issue, repaired/replaced? Glad I didn't spend a cent on this garbage and I strongly advise AGAINST purchasing any of these wireless earphones. You could buy a lightning to headphone jack cable for $10 and go use a wired earphones instead of shelling out $300 for absolute garbage that will break in 3 months!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst headphones

    • Written by Lindsey J from Lakeland

    This is the 3rd pair of power beats 3 I've had to exchange in the last year, its very frustrating to only have a product last a year and its an inconvenience to apple after the warranty runs out

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second pair already dead

    • Written by Steve B from Rydal

    These things are incredibly poorly made. I bought a pair for myself and a pair for a friend. I am on my second pair after the first one just suddenly stopped working. No misuse, kept in the package they came in, etc. Just stopped charging. My friend just had her second pair die and am about to call Apple but I am sure it's going to be "sorry - warranty is over". As you can see from the other posts on this site they are just not well made. Do not buy these!! It's a shame - I really liked them while they worked!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    zero stars

    • Written by Lisa H from St. Louis park

    I received my Powerbeats as a gift. They would not hold a charge, so I exchanged them for a "new" (read: likely refurbished) pair and have the same issue with the second pair. Wildly disappointing. The price is not at all proportionate to he quality of the product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by Byron R from Bronx

    Good

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    High price, insanely bad durability

    • Written by Nurul Nadia A from Singapore

    I'm very disappointed in this earphones. For paying such a high price for it, I was expecting it to be more durable and to be able to handle sweat for a lot better. It could only last me a year and that was all. The power button got messed up and I have to keep restarting earphones every time I want to hear my music. I didn't even dropped the earphones once and it is in such bad condition. Although the sound & bass is great but I wouldn't recommend anyone to buy it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for exercising

    • Written by Jeffrey S from EAGLEVILLE

    These do not handle sweat at all, if you are only going to wear them for casual use then they are fine but they can not get wet. I had my first pair for ~ 5 months before they stopped working, I was given a replacement pair since they were under warranty however when my replacement pair stopped working 4 months later I was told they only came with a 90 day warranty and are not covered.

    Until they fix these to be more water resistant or water proof, I would steer clear.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by Simon B from Hong Kong

    I have purchased three Powerbeats Wireless Earphones.

    They were great while the lasted – unfortunately that wasn't long. The first two pairs lasted around a year each (I think) and the third pair only a couple of months.

    Not a good investment.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    • Written by Jonathon T from Sydney

    Bought a pair and one of the earphone drums broke within 6 months. Had them replaced under warranty but then I had an earpiece snap off after a year and Apple quoted me $250 to have them replaced. The audio is good, only if the buds fit your ears snug, but the construction quality is extremely poor. Save your money.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    • Written by Arie J from Huixquilucan

    Excellent when they work, but they are NOT sweat proof, I already exchanged mine3 times in 3 months

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headphones

    • Written by Matthew P from draper

    These headphones are worth every penny. They connect extremely fast to any Apple device, the range is exceptional they have no issues leaving my phone in one room and going upstairs without even a stutter. The battery life is astounding, I wear these headphones every day walking to and from campus and at the gym, each day, plus doing homework and they still easily last a week. They are definitely sweat resistant I have used them at the gym 4-5 days a week for about a year and never had any issues. Overall these are astounding and I highly recommend them.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Beats...

    • Written by Alexis S from Stamford

    Where do you get off?!

    Stopped working out of nowhere. Poor sound. Wire began to rip. Should have saved my money.

    Sincerely,
    Disappointed

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Earphones

    • Written by Andrew E from Aylesbury

    I got my Powerbeats3 4 weeks ago and they have been excellent. I've used them for going on long runs and the quality of the sound has exceeded my expectations - very clear sound quality and the earphones are really well made. I have also been impressed with how long the battery lasts and I now use the Powerbeats for work conference calls when I am out and about.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor product

    • Written by Joel L from Winnipeg

    Purchased the Powerbeats and literally within the first week the ear piece broke. I was careful with where I kept them. For the price paid it is definitely not worth it. I would strongly advise against buying any Beats products (the ear cushions on the over ear headphones are not replaceable either- does not take long for skin oils to break down the cushion). Suggest looking elsewhere for ear phones.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing on Almost Every Level

    • Written by Bill S from Valencia

    The only positive thing I can say about these is that the Bluetooth works beautifully with my iPhone and iPad. It is frustrating, though, that they use the same sound for power up, power down, Bluetooth pairing, and Bluetooth disconnect.

    The sound quality is mediocre. I think there are a lot of in ears that sound better for less. The design also doesn’t facilitate a good seal, which affects bass response and isolation. I’ve tried many different tips but all fall short. I’m sure that varies from person to person based on the shape and size of their ears.

    The primary negative, though, is the reliability. I’ve had to send them in for repair four times. Four. Each time they come back, they work for a while, then stop again. I can’t see why Apple won’t replace them. The people at the Apple Store told me that a lot of people bring them in for multiple repairs, at least until the warranty runs out. After that, it’s cheaper (and easier) to buy another pair - or something better.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought these Friday, returning these Monday

    • Written by rad S from orland park

    not loud at all
    very uncomfortable
    buttons are awful to use
    I expected these headphones to be amazing, but I have an $8 chinese wireless headphones that are louder and sound just as good as these. These do not feel like $200 headphones at all.

    9 of 9 people found this useful