• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 2 was way better than this trash

    I don't usually bother to write reviews but these things are just awful. I owned powerbeats 2 which I loved even though they got beat up pretty easily. I "upgraded" to 3 but am way disappointed. The bass response is bad, the play/pause button feels like it will break on any touch and the headphones won't show the battery meter on the iPhone status display on top of the screen. I just can't believe they removed that feature. Even the case that is included is junk compared to the old one.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The mic is trash and so is the warranty

    I don't want to give these no stars because the headphones aren't all bad. The sound quality is good and the range is decent. Problems: The mic is trash. I mean really trash. I basically have to take one earphone off and put the thing in my mouth for people to hear me because it's in an awkward location closer to your ear than your mouth. Additionally, the mic all but stopped working a convenient year after I bought the headphones. When I tried to use the Apple troubleshooting, they asked me if the earphones had gotten wet. Well no besides sweating because I use them in the gym. But aren't they marketed as water and sweat resistant?? So are they or aren't they? Now I need to go get a receipt printed to verify my purchase date *eye roll*. I'm sure I'll need to pay to have my $200 earphones serviced one year after I got them. Definitely not worth the money I spent on them.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The microphone stopped working very soon

    The microphone stopped working after 7 months.
    After warranty replacement it did the same.
    However, the warranty no longer exists.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm very disappointed in this product

    I bought these for workouts and phone calls. My impression of the sound quality is that they are unimpressive. Suddenly the microphone stopped working during phone calls. The wired headphones which came with my phone are now what I depend on. I spent the extra money on these in the hope that I was receiving a quality product. What a massive waste of money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Consistently inconsistent

    After reading through other reviews, it seems as though I am not alone here in saying that the quality of the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones is well below par, especially when compared to the cost of the product in the first place.
    Bluetooth connectivity between the earphones and my iPhone X constantly fails, and I am having to 'Forget this Device' and reinstall every time it happens. Volume control goes mental when walking / running in slightly humid conditions, and battery life has been extremely random - sometimes I will get 4-5 hours, sometimes I will get less than 15-mins from a full charge.
    When trying to use them when making / receiving a call, all I get is static and distortion.
    I have been heavily disappointed with this product since the moment I took it out of the box, and have unfortunately been told that as I purchased these via a duty-free store while travelling that I am not able to claim warranty at all.

    Apple (and Apple-branded / associated) products have always had a consistently high level of performance, quality, and durability - I hope that we are not seeing the start of a decline in these attributes...???

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality, also false advertising

    I had both the Powerbeats 2 and the Powerbeats 3. Constant connectivity issues, and now I'm on my third set of Powerbeats 3. I've owned the solid black, the blue and grey and now the lime green pairs of the 3rd gen. The first two pairs constantly disconnected from my phone, and one pair even had the ear hook separate itself from the bud. I'm on my third pair and they disconnect at the slightest sign of moisture, despite being marketed as active-wear. Apple's excuse is that some people sweat more than others, yet you have 1000+ reviews of people saying the same thing as me. Do the proper research and build your product for the worst case scenario. Not the lowest common denominator of people who go for a brisk walk around the block. Every other active-wear headphone manufacturer/seller has this figured out.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweat proof in the least. They shut off mid run due to being too sweaty

    I've had two pair of these now do the same thing (replaced by Apple after the 1st pair exhibited the same behavior) now the 2nd pair is doing it. Not very reliable. Sound great when they work, but that means only through the winter for me.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful quality

    Headphones are poorly made, bluetooth connectivity is not stable, sometimes mono sound turns on when using mac, flashing indicator now working properly.
    One of the worst buyings i ever made

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound. Bad microphone.

    I've had a pair for about what seems like a year and a half and I cannot complain about the audio quality. The charge on the batter is still really good for mine, lasting about 5-6 hours of constant, moderately loud music. However, the microphone is TERRIBLE, I'm pretty sure it is broken. I'd recommend these headphones, not for $160 though.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My third pair just stopped working...

    When they work, I love them.

    However, I'm fairly convinced that this product is fundamentally flawed--I treat these headphones nicer than I should have to, and still they break. $199 for unreliable technology. As an Apple customer for 30 years, to say I'm disappointed in this product is an understatement.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT BUY

    Gifted Xmas 2017 and after a week it wont charge. took it back to Apple only got the new replacement in early march. Used it 3 times now its not discoverable by any of my bluetooth devices. taking it back to the shop I hope they'll let me change it to another brand/Product. this one is lousy.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO.NOT.BUY

    I've had 3 pair of headphones in maybe 5 weeks. Break every time. Moving on to another more reliable brand.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Life

    Received Powerbeats 3 for Christmas on Dec. 25, 2017...By mid-April when fully charged, the charge would only last a brief period, as of the end of April they now won't charge and obviously they won't turn on. Very frustrating that you pay this much for an item and it last all of 4 months?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRRIBLE

    Never buy these I have now been through 5 pair of them within 7 months and the only thing they do for you is keep replacing them which is very annoying.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats 3 DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!

    Have replaced so many pairs of these and are soooo unreliable. Last time took 2 weeks for replacement to arrive. Apple products are usually good but do not buy these. I have had it with getting replacements(Im up to 8).

    DO NOT BUY POWERBEATS HEADPHONES!!!!!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible, several problems from the start

    I noticed first few weeks while running if I tilted my head a certain way the music would skip severely and if turned head all the way (only to left side) would stop completely. if held my head left for around 20 seconds, headphones would power off and not poweron until hard reset or restart phone or both. I would constantly have to manipulate my "race-belt" that holds my phone as that would impact the signal as well. beyond the Bluetooth signal (not a phone issue, bought a new iphone still an issue), i also found similar issue in phone case so during lifting weights had to take out of case and not have in gym bag. i dislike the auto-turnoff feature - if simply walk away from phone for seconds, it auto turns off and does not seem to turn on well. eventually earpiece parts separated (glue looked cheap). Returned under warranty, although replacement improved - still some skipping and auto-turnoff. got a few months out of them. while going for a run I believe a humid day as don't sweat much, the turned off and never turned back on. i will not look for 3rd replacement, will change to a better product from another provider. unfortunate as i love all of apple's other products. can't believe $200 headphones aren't sweat resistant on top of all the other quality issues - why else would someone want wireless? to sit at a desk or plane wired are fine. terrible product.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality for the war hooks.

    Just as many others my right ear hook broke after a short time of use. I was very care to keep them in their case when not in use however they broke anyway. I was told by Apple that this was my fault and that it takes excessive force to real the ear hook and that if I wanted it replaced it would be $100 dollars. So I am very displeased with how customer service handled my claim especially considering the numerous other reports that show the same problem from other patrons.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Declining Battery Life

    I am now getting my second set (got the first one for xmas, then had to return them in Feb) due to the battery life going to less than 20 minutes on a full charge. Over 2 months the battery life slowly gets worse and worse.

    I am a HUGE apple fan - I own nearly every product. I simply cannot recommend these headphones.

    Paul

    PS: Support has been fine. Happily replacing the headsets.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for working out

    If you sweat a lot during working out or other activities DO NOT BUY THESE. The sweat will cause the headphones to turn the volume all the way up or down repeatedly or start activating Siri on your phone randomly. Also once it starts acting up the power button will not allow me to turn them off so I have to let the battery fully discharge and then recharge if I want to have another attempt at using. For the $199 price point I am looking into other wireless options.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke After 14 Months

    The volume control button popped off after just over a year. Wouldn't recommend them. Not durable enough to justify the price point.

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