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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 22127 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor is an understatement.

    Posted
    CaseyW
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    I’ve owned all 3 of the Powerbeats and the Powerbeats 3 are by far the biggest disappointment. I work out 6 days a week with 5 of those days being 2 a days. My workout focuses heavily on cardio for weight loss. During my cardio I push myself as hard as possible leaving me soaking in sweat. That being said, this headset cannot and does not hold up to moderate to heavy amounts of sweat. My first set suddenly started malfunctioning(changing songs, pausing, and lowering the volume by itself). I contacted Apple and they had me send them in for repair/replacement. The replacement set lasted 2 weeks, then suddenly shut off 15 minutes into my stretching. I figured the battery had died so I let them charge for 15 minutes and still nothing, just 3 blinking white lights. Again contacted Apple and after wayyy to long of them trying to diagnose the issue over the phone they had me send that set in as well. I just got the replacement pair today (12/12/17), but don’t have any faith in them. I have begun searching for a non Apple replacement.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worht the buy

    Posted
    Jadmo99
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    Before I discovered Beats, I was spending $10 here, $20 there (at least) once a month on headphones. There was always something wrong; the sound would go out, the buds wouldn't stay in my ear, too bulky to run in, etc. and I’d have to buy another pair. Now $10, $15, $20 doesn’t seem like much but if you’re doing that once a month or every few weeks then that adds up. Since I had so many problems with headphones, I was really skeptical about paying so much for Beats but after adding up how much I spent in the past, I figured what more can I lose. I researched and contemplated for months before I splurged. That was about 6-7 years ago and I still have the headphones today. They still work too but through wear and tear, it’s time for another pair. Since they still work, I was going to jimmy-rig them so I can continue to use them but I feel like I got my monies worth so why not buy a new pair. I said all that to say, I’ll pay $150+ for headphones any day if they last me that long. It’s a lot less expensive than buying cheap headphones every few weeks. The only thing I do not like is--apparently, since Apple took over, you can no longer buy the warranty on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No More Beats Products

    Posted
    BigPatrickB
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    This is my second pair of Beats headphones to have problems. My first pair were wired over-the-ear headphones and after about 8 months one of the headphones stopped working or the volume would randomly go up and down during my workouts. I should have taken that as a sign but I went ahead and upped it to the wireless headphones when I got the iPhone 7 Plus because of the lack of a headphone jack on the iPhone. After 2 months of 4-5 times per week use at the gym the left side that goes above your ear came apart and the wires started poking me in the top of the ear. I used athletic tape to wrap them back up as I had just gone over my warranty. Then, about a week later the piece that sticks into your ear just randomly broke while I was taking them out of their case. So I have a $150 set of earphones that I had to tape AND glue back together within a year of purchase. I have a $10 backup set of okay sounding JVC headphones that has lasted me 4 years (twice as long) under the same treatment of both sets of my broken Beats headphones. Should have saved myself the $300+ dollars and just dealt with bad sound, I guess.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just okay, and that's if they are on sale

    Posted
    boneslinger
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    My main issue with these headphones is that they are just not loud enough, especially if you train in a noisy gym. The sound quality is just okay. My wired ear bud type beats from a few years ago have great sound and loudness, and I switch to them when I go from weights to cardio, and can deal with having a cord. These headphones charge pretty quickly and seem to hold a charge for a long time. The fit overall is okay. Comfort/pain level is good. Others have complained they fail if they get wet, mine have not gotten wet yet. I got these headphones on sale at Best Buy for $99, and at that price honestly I would rate them average overall. At the full advertised price of $199 I would have to deduct a star and not recommend at all. I tried these at $99 because I had an earlier version of these same headphones by beats I got a few years back as a gift, and they were really good. Those got swiped in a locker room, and I needed another pair. Bottom line, my opinion, for $99 dollars, these current model beats are just okay - but no way these are worth the full non sale price of $ 199. At that price you should expect great sound, and the volume level you need in a busy gym environment -- like my old pair of wireless beats had.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good buds

    Posted
    Originalgyp0
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    I own quite a few different brands from bose to jbl. I've been trying to find a set that I can wear all day and these are them. I'm getting a full 12hrs on a single charge and I can here ambient noise around me which I like. They are also comfortable enough to be worn all day. By all day I mean the full 12hrs. My only problem is I've been spoiled. I have the bose true wireless and the sound is incredible but they only last 3 hours tops. These buds will last the 12hrs as advertised but the sound is nowhere near the quality as the bose, it's still good enough to listen to however. If your looking for a workout set then go for the bose. If your looking for all day listening and comfort then these are for you. The hands free calling is better than the bose also. With Bose it only comes from the right bud which is annoying and difficult to hear. These buds are all stereo all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all-around headphones

    Posted
    MLHumpty23
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    I bought these updated Beats after having had the previous version(PowerBeats2) for many years and loving them. I use these headphones primarily for 2 reasons: working out(weights, running, interval training) and for blocking out noise while doing work for school. For workouts: As with the previous generation these headphones are great. I don't hear all the typical gym sounds that can be distracting. I only hear what I want to hear, my music. They stay in no matter what kind of movements I do. Sometimes the cord does get stuck to my neck and that will cause the headphones to come out slightly on occasion. For school: I am learning programming and school can be a very loud place, even in class. I use these headphones to help block out the sounds of my peers so that I can stay better focused on my work. They work wonders and I absolutely am able to concentrate better while using them. They charge fast and last for a long time. I've had no issues with these headphones at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    Posted
    Jaymez
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    I have gone up and down the headphone isle to several stores and never kept a pair of head phones. My ear hole is very small so even the smallest buds wouldn't not fit or the whole piece of the headphone would fall off with any activity. Finally I have found a pair of headphones that work and stay put. I was always hesitant to buy the beats as the price never felt right. They were on sale so I snatched them up and instantly fell in love. I have one con! I have my tragus pieced on one ear and that ear does start to hurt after an hour of having these beats on. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the tragus piercing but I am suspicious as my other ear does not hurt. I work out 5-6 days out of the week and the batter life is amazing. They have lasted me 4 days, used for 1-2 hrs each day, with no charge. Definitely sound blocking so I dont hear the other men grunting while lifting weight, which is annoying. So I have ended my journey of headphone search. You shall as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Gym Headphones

    Posted
    JLT421
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    If you're looking for some good headphones for the gym, these are a great option. They are both Sweat and Water Resistant, meaning they won't get ruined after hard workout or after a run when raining. As far as sound they are good for Bluetooth sport headphones. I also have the Bose Sound Sport Wireless, and I would say they definitely have more bass than Bose SSW and more volume. As far as comfort they are good for a working out. Just make sure to find a good fit with the different size ear tips for them to stay in your ear comfortably. Unlike the Bose, expect these to block out noise a bit more. So that might be an issue for people who like to run outside and be aware of their surroundings, in that case go with the Bose or something else. Battery life is the best compared to Jaybird X3 and Bose SSW. A couple of things I wish they could of done better is the USB charging cable is too short and kept the Powerbeats 2 carrying case with a zipper instead of this new open design case to make sure they don't fall out. Overall, don't expect some Hi-Def quality sound or over the ear comfort, cause again these are Wireless Sport Headphones for workouts. One last thing, these are great if you plan on working out without your phone with you and have an Apple Watch to listen to music through Apple Music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    They are Beats!

    Posted
    Davidsrn1
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    Ok, so I really wanted to find a better (cheaper) option,and even bought the JLAB wireless headphones for all the features, but ended up returning the and getting these, solid black on sale $122.99. Listening to them right now. The professional reviews say over the top, unreal bass, but I LOVE THE BASS! In fact, I can't imagine not having some bass when listening to music. I run with my headphones, and I like the idea of these NOT being noise cancelling, as I have actually seen a fatal accident with someone running with headphones in! Also, I am excited about the 12 hour battery life (haven't gotten to test it, or the quick charge feature), as this is the longest battery life on the market that I'm aware of, and as a runner, I can see myself running 12 hours straight-NOT! However, repeated uses without charging is really nice vs having to charge often, or finding them dead right before going for that spontaneous run. Bad: these haven't been proven to be very sturdy historically, so definitely use the carry case when not in use. Not water proof as I understand it, but really? Who is gonna swim in these! Sweat proof so far! Some others out there might have more features or possibly better sound, and definitely cheaper, but over all best out there for my $122.99!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great battery life, painful fit

    Posted
    Atl29
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    Pros: Great battery life, easy connection to iPhone, stays connected. No complaints from callers about noise. Very little lag time when using to dictate text on iPhone. Cons: I’m an average size but this is too big for my ear. The rigid hard round plastic piece behind the soft bud digs into my ear and hurts. The over the ear hook is too large and doesn’t sit on my ear, so the hook is completely useless for me. Also tried using the iPhone’s built-in EQ to adjust for more treble/less bass or for voice but none of the settings made any real difference. Not a deal breaker for me but these are known to be a little heavy on the bass. Overall, while I love the battery life, I may return as they are just too painful. I’ve tried them daily for a week.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok, but miss my Powerbeats2

    Posted
    JessR
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    Bought these when my Powerbeats2 finally died after six years (and they got refurbished during that time as well). Other reviews probably state the differences already and if you didn’t have the 2 then these are probably great for you. I use them to workout and need my music LOUD to inspire me. I honestly don’t think these pack the volume punch that my old ones did. I also need my headphones to have the ear wrap around because buds don’t stay in my ears, and I find the plastic of the 3’s to be more uncomfortable at times than the rubber the old model had. Other differences: no door over the charging port could be dangerous over time of sweat, etc. getting in there even though they claim to be sweat proof so let’s hope! The old case was a nice hard zipper case as well and these came with a flimsy rubber case. May shop around if these don’t hold up to the quality but they are getting the job done for now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the best headphones for working out, but...

    Posted
    rdefrancisco
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    These are, in my opinion, one of the best wireless workout headphone. They have amazing sound quality, connectivity, don't fall off your ears (so important for me), and they look cool. The main problem with these is, apparently, their longevity. I just bought the v3 for my wife, but I had the v2 and they recently snapped around the plastic earbud area after only a few months of use. Anyone that knows me can tell you I take extreme care of my electronics. I would always put them in their case and made sure they were in a safe location. Apparently v3 still have the same issues, as per reviews, but i wanted to see for myself. Also, the cable that unites both earbuds isn't well designed. It tends to get stuck to your skin when you're sweating, and turning your head can sometimes mean that one of your earbuds gets yanked on (not a deal breaker though). All around, still great headphones -- I just hope Apple puts a little more money into the quality of their build.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sound is great..when it works

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    Frm0999
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    I run. That's my workout. I run anywhere from a mile to 20. I wanted wireless and enough battery to last me through a marathon from pre run to after run so the battery life was a major factor. For that I feel it's great. They last. However, after about 2 miles I sweat and depending on humidity and heat could be a lot. When I do these headphones go all over the map with volume. Sometimes to the point it volumes down to zero. Or other times way to loud. It is probably the most aggravating thing ever and honestly that frustration alone is not worth the money spent. I don't care if these were free. It's annoying! I've let it go, thinking it's just one off's like maybe my neck touched the volume or sweat just happened to get in the volume control but nope. It's done it every run since after the first 5 or so that were perfect. I'm back to my old trusty wired headphones and these are just kept in my truck until I have enough time to see if Best Buy will take them back. Pointless for workouts in my opinion if you sweat. I saw a review similar to mine so I don't believe this is isolated. That's my 2 cents and my honest review from usage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    $160 should be $16

    Posted
    b1e3
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    I purchased a pair of Powerbeats in 2016. Loved them. Absolutely no complaints. Comfortable fit, perfect sound, and I would say durable, but I've never been too hard on my electronics so I'm not a fair judge. They were great up until one day (after 1 1/2 years of usage) the battery died and never would come back on even with charging for a good amount of time. I called only to discover I could pay $100 to get them repaired, or buy a new pair. I decided to purchase the new Powerbeats 3. WHAT A MISTAKE! First of all the sound is horrible. They produce such a high sound, not rich and full like my last pair. The first time I wore them I went for a run, and the casing for the volume control fell off! The very first time I wore them! I could not believe it. $160 for bad, bad quality. I never write reviews on anything, but I was so disappointed I wanted it to be known so no one else will waste their money on this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average sound and fit

    Posted
    Timmy

    Positives: if you have an iPhone you'll love the easy pairing and the way it's integrated into the iOS. The blutooth connection with the Apple chip is ridicuslously good. I never heard and crackling or drops when in range and range with line of site is like 100-ft in my experience. The battery life is huge here. 12 hours with a full charge and the quick fuel feature where you only need a 5 min charge to get 1 hour of use if you have a dead battery. Cons: the audio quality even when you are getting a good fit is not what you would expect from a premium set. And I found none of the tips fit me well. The ear hooks make sure these will never fall off, but this doesn't help me with the feeling that I need to keep pushing the tips back into my ears to restore the fit/sound quality throughout my given activity. Conclusion: I really wanted these to work out for me based on the battery life, quick charging, blutooth connection quality and integration into the iOS but the audio quality and fit with these ultimately were deal breakers for me. I returned my set and finally decided on the bose soundsports for the same price for an even exchange.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    There worth 99.00, no more

    Posted
    Cindy
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    For 99.00 they are worth that . The sound quality are good , but I need more volume for I ride and only wear one earphone . I have cheaper wired pair that sound descent ( not as good as these) but have way more volume . I also bought another wireless pair offline , that start with “S” and they sound just as good as the Beats amd were like 30.00 and have a little more volume than the Beats . Noise cancelling for outside noise is excellent on both pairs I bought ( the Beats & cheaper ones). or 99.00 they are worth that . The sound quality are good , but I need more volume for I ride and only wear one earphone . I have cheaper wired pair that sound descent ( not as good as these) but have way more volume . I also bought another wireless pair offline , that start with “S” and they sound just as good as the Beats and were like 30.00 and have a little more volume than the Beats . Noise cancelling from outside noise is excellent on both pairs I bought ( the Beats & cheaper ones).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality, not enough volume

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    Cindy
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    For 99.00 they are worth that . The sound quality are good , but I need more volume for I ride and only wear one earphone . I have cheaper wired pair that sound descent ( not as good as these) but have way more volume . I also bought another wireless pair offline , that start with “S” and they sound just as good as the Beats amd were like 30.00 and have a little more volume than the Beats . Noise cancelling for outside noise is excellent on both pairs I bought ( the Beats & cheaper ones). or 99.00 they are worth that . The sound quality are good , but I need more volume for I ride and only wear one earphone . I have cheaper wired pair that sound descent ( not as good as these) but have way more volume . I also bought another wireless pair offline , that start with “S” and they sound just as good as the Beats and were like 30.00 and have a little more volume than the Beats . Noise cancelling from outside noise is excellent on both pairs I bought ( the Beats & cheaper ones).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, good fit & handy

    Posted
    MeBigC
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    I purchased these after buying a competitor's pair of wireless earbuds. The previous brand, were too big for my ears no matter my changing the sizes of the twist lock ear enhancers. I like that these are not so bulky in my ear. I can leave them in for longer periods of time, without discomfort. The sound is amazing. I also like getting 12 hours of battery life. Sometimes I think it lasts longer when the volume is low or I turn it off between breaks of listening. The secure fit hooks, which go over the ear are a plus. I don't feel them and they do provide a stable snug fit. I don't have sweaty workouts, so I'm unsure of the durability when wet. I wipe them clean using a bit of alcohol with no problems. One disappointment about these is the carrying case. It's a simple rubbery plastic ovular shape with a slit on one end. It would be better with a zipper. I'm sure the design ensures they stay in place, however some folks would want a dual purpose. I would like to put be able to place a key or cash inside. I also wish it had a small clip on the back to secure it to your shirt. Other than that, this is one of the best purchases I've made at Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan

    Posted
    MustardPlugMan
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    My choice came down to these Powerbeats3 and the Bose Soundsport Wireless. I decided to go with the Beats because of the battery life. The sound is very good for earbuds, good bass as you would expect from beats. So I went to the gym and started running on the treadmill. The seal in my left ear kept coming undone so the sound would not be so great in one ear. I figured I'd try some of the other tips and it would be fine. About 20 minutes into my workout the headphones stopped working. I figured the battery had just died since I had literally just bought them. So I took them home, played with the tips, and fully charged it. The next day I went to the gym again with the same result, a poor fit in my left ear. I figured this would just be something I would have to deal with. But then much to my surprise they cut out again after 20 minutes. I looked at the LED indicator and it would flash a white light when I tried to turn them on. I searched google for about 10-15 minutes trying to figure what this error meant with no result. I don't feel that I should have to work so hard to get them functioning right when I paid $200 for headphones. I returned them, got the Bose Soundsport Wireless, and couldn't be happier with them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn't fit right

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    Michael
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    I bought the Powerbeats to support my active lifestyle. I like to run and play basketball. I used the larger ear plugs as it felt them to be a good size for the first time fitting the beats to my ears. Sound quality, including the bass, was great, no doubt. The fit was comfortable; however, that's with me just sitting at my desk. I tried them playing basketball, just shooting around on my own. They started getting loose while I ran around the half court. I had to adjust them around my ears a few times. I didn't think too much of the task. Then I went running, using them a couple times. I had to keep adjusting the ear piece as they kept getting loose; they stayed attached to my ear, but I had to keep pushing the ear piece in, which felt very inconvenient while you're trying to focus on your workout. The strong bass and clarity was lost when the ear piece loosened. My music sounded like a normal earphone I could buy at the dollar store. Also, It was such a hassle to keep adjusting them. Not sure how Lebron, Serena, or Brady was able to use these earphones when training or practicing. Disappointingly, I had to return them. I recommend them if they fit and stay fitted while doing physical activity.

    I would recommend this to a friend