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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 21831 reviews

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality, bad for comfort

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    Leo7123
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    Pros: It has great bass and good sound quality. Comparing to Bose sound sport, I like the sound coming out of this because of it. It uses apple chip so it quickly responds to Siri. You can hear your voice while making phone call, so you can avoid windy environments when trying to communicate. Impressive battery life. No lags or sync issues Cons: I don’t know if it’s only my ears, the cap hurts my outer left ear. It has become unbearable when I move my head. It seems to me the volume buttons carry more weight so my left ear became irritated. When connected to laptop it must be completely removed from Bluetooth settings before connecting to iPhones. It gives priority for computers. (Bose soundsport headphone doesn’t have this issue, but AirPods do too) Uses MicroUSB and the port has no cap to close it. Exposes it to dust and stuff...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love and hate

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    BoricuaMami
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    There are things I like and dislike about these. They take a lot of time to get used to because the way they are built is kind of annoying in your ears until you adjust to them. Also because they hang with no attachments, they easy to lose. Sometimes I find the connection is sketchy as well. It will go from my phone to the beats and back to the phone and when you add the car Bluetooth to the equation it becomes even more of a headache. The range is superb, the sound quality is decent for what it is, and I usually do not have recharge problems. When I get home, I just charge them up and they are ready for the next day. I know someone who dropped their is in water and it still works fine. Also, sometimes I feel like my ears clog or hurt when I take off the earbuds. Finally, I don’t know if it is supposed to be noise canceling, but when I have on my beats, I can’t hear Ships — hehe see I didn’t say the word so it’s still a family friendly post lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A pretty good headset, however wait for a sale

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    BlackWidow
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    On the whole I'm pretty happy with the Powerbeats3 headset. This was purchased to replace a Powerbeats2 headset I had been using for about a year and a half and whose rubberized coating was coming off the inline remote. The good news is on the Powerbeats3 there have been several improvements to both the inline remote as well as the headset as a whole. Pairing the headset to an iOS device simpler than ever. Battery life has doubled. Unfortunately they have made no improvements to the microphone so trying to use it for calls when you're active is an act in futility. Also in order to fully get the most of the sound with the headset you have to throw the earbud tips they provide in the trash and purchase a set of Comply earbud tips for the Powerbeats. I was skeptical when I had first read about the Comply earbud tips, however after using them for the last few months I can attest it makes a HUGE difference in the sound the headset produces.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound Quality and Fit

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    LikeADiamond
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    I purchased these for a discounted price of $99 when I upgraded my iPhone. All I can say is I really, really wanted to like these headphones. I found they had good sound quality (I'm not an audiophile, but a connoisseur type of good headphones) and very tight fit. I don't like earphones that need to be inserted into my ear canal and thought these would be a good choice. My biggest problem was the *tight* fit. They definitely wouldn't fall out or off my ears, but they started giving me ear fatigue within 10 minutes. I spent over an hour trying to get where they wouldn't be so painful to wear, but ultimately ended up returning them. Maybe my ears are just susceptible to tight fitting headphones. I did love the easy pairing with Apple products and how it would automatically sync with my iPad and iPhone. When I would get the right fit, even if it did hurt, they would have deep lows and clear, defined highs. Not sure they would be worth the full $199 MSRP, but they are Beats branding, which automatically carries a premium price tag. I wouldn't recommend at that price, perhaps around $100 price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    average headset for a lot of money

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    echoes
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    The good things: Long battery life - real 12 hours; the headset stays good in ears; Good design; fast charging; Connecting to iPhone is really easy. The bad things: Not so good and balanced sound. The bass is way to loud (for those who like only bass, might be OK), luckily Spotifay has built in equalizer (I have iPhone for which there is no equalizers apps ) and I have to turn the low frequencies almost all the way down, but when I plug the phone to my car I have to readjust the equalizer, so I can have good sound in the car. I had wired Sony headphones for about $25 and the had very balanced sound. The rubber cable is too short and if you sweat just a little, it sticks to your neck and when turning your head, it pulls the headphone from the ear, and the buttons, where is also the mic, stays away from your mouth and when you have a phone call, you have to pull the buttons closer to the mouth, so the other side can hear you. And the rubber pouch... it's a joke...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, Long Battery Life, Fast Charging

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    Drew
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    I’ve had my wireless headphones for over a year now and they still work great. They have good quality sound for having such small earbud earpieces. They wrap around the ear with absolute comfort and don’t fall off. I love how long the battery life lasts (purchased 12hr battery life ones) and they don’t take long to recharge. I use them on a full charge at work all day and still have battery life by the time I get home. I would recommend paying the extra money for longer battery life if you want to not worry about charging that often and to use all day at work, otherwise if you will not use often then lower battery life should work out for you. I’m giving 5 stars because I’m very satisfied with how long the product has lasted and they still work just as when I bought them. Also for having such good audio quality for such small earpieces; and they have several detachable ear cushion pieces to choose from to fit your needs for comfort.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great...for a little while

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    Tyler
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    My initial assessment of these headphones a year ago was great, they provide a good quality sound out of a in ear style headphone that is geared towards operating under conditions that are a little more hostile then normal- working out. Over the year I have had a couple complaints. 1.) it seems like whatever I do I can’t find the balance with the wire around the kneck so that the headphones stay and don’t get pulled out of the ear from your neck moving. 2.) by roughly month four, the plastic covering over the volume adjustments fell off which I then wrapped in electrical tape so it would still work. 3) At month nine the headphones decided to turn down the volume on their own intermittently until it goes to completely mute. It seems like this only happens when they aren’t 100% charged, but even the best of us forget to charge every day and it shouldn’t be needed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cheap quality for an Apple product

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    Bryan
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    Sound OK - not great Comfort Ok - not great Nothing to fill the recharge port when not being charged. I don’t expect this to last long using while exercising. Other products I’ve used had at least a rubber plug. Charging light is either red or white. I think a fully charged light would be nice. I can’t tell if it’s charged until I turn it on and look at my phone. When you turn it on it takes a while for the “on” tone to play. I seem to give up early and push the button again and it turns off using the same or similar tone as the “on”. Most times I end up removing it and watch for the light to come on instead of turning it on while wearing it. Very annoying. I paid a premium price for this with the recommendation of the Best Buy salesperson and expected the usual Apple quality. Won’t be buying Beats anymore. For the price, look at another brand. This one isn’t any good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just perfect

    Posted
    Luriro
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    I purchased these for the gym, travel and when I ride my bike. I think of myself as very active and I love to listen to music or movies while doing some activities. These headphones are perfect. I purchased them a bit over a year ago and I cannot complain at all. I forgot to write a review about them but know a year later I can ensure these are the headphones you need I’d tou have an active lifestyle. They are comfortable, light, easy to clean, look good, charge fast, battery last long, and the connection is flawless. On iPhones you can tell the charge by just looking at your notifications or looking for the battery level of your phone and your accesories connected to it. I have tried other baranda and stiles but these are the most adequate for me. They are easy to carry and take little space in your pocket, backpack or suitcase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great battery, good sound, mediocre fit

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    cfishrun
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    -The big advantage these headphones have over others around the same price point is the battery life; it lasts nearly twice as long. They also charge fast which is great. -The sound is pretty good, although I was expecting better range for a Beats product. -I'm not a fan of the fit. There are 4 different silicone tips but I can't seem to find one that works well. I've owned other ear buds that do a better job of blocking environmental noise. The over-the-ear "wings" are adjustable but they always seem loose so eventually the buds will work their way out of my ear. The "wings" can be bent to custom-form them, but it only helps so much because too tight of a fit makes them a real pain to get on over your ears and you end up bending them back out of shape anyways. -Taking calls on the Bluetooth works great. Other people say the connection sounds very clear. If anything the mic is too sensitive. -Overall, 4 stars because I got them on sale; I would probably have returned them and tried the Bose if I had paid full price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Active People

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    SixSPlus
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    Great sound, comfortable, stays in place even when working out, light weight and ridiculously long battery life with no change in performance. Controls have a crisp sort of click when you push the buttons and work as described. Syncs easily to Bluetooth with a cool pop up picture of the Beats to help while syncing. This may be the best Bluetooth device to date as others don’t sync well and cause frustration. Carrying case is a modern version of an old change purse that you squeeze the end to open. It holds the included small charging cable and headphones and has a smooth rubberized exterior so it won’t fall out of your pocket. Wish the case had Velcro, zipper or button to secure when closed so nothing can fall out but so far so good. Must update to iOS 10 for iPhone for the Beats to work. Weird noise in between songs but (from what I’ve read) that’s an iPhone update bug that needs to be fixed and not the headphones. Little pricey but worth the investment. Great for active people. Can’t go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, but wait until they're on sale

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    Scottso
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    I got these when they were marked down to 149. At that price point they're excellent. They pair as easy to the iPhone as advertised, the range is outstanding, and the sound is as natural as the Beats line has been. The firmware can be upgraded online, and they do charge fast and hold a charge. Some people have complained about the rubber carrying case as being a downgrade. However, I can tell you it's fine. In fact, I found it plenty protective, plus it was easy to get the headphones in and out. Indeed, I like it better. For 199 these headphones are fairly priced. But if you are patient eventually the price will drop again - I have seen the Beats3 sell for as low as 149 for the basic black, and 179 for some of the sharper colors (volt/black, blue/gray). At those price points, grab it. Keep in mind that with this release Beats has become more integrated with the Apple ecosystem. These will still work with other Bluetooth devices just fine; but the Beats3 headphones are clearly optimized for Apple products. Know that going in and you'll be fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for active people who love good sound

    Posted
    Lpeezy
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    I really like these wireless earphones a lot. Sound quality is on point. Great bass, etc. I'm very active and these fit comfortably and stay put ALWAYS no matter what I'm doing. I had the older version of Beats before these and the wireless version blows those away. So nice not to have to deal with all the wires. These also have a very long battery life. No need to constantly charge them which is great. One of the longest battery lives I've seen on wireless earphones. I would've given them 5 stars BUT I knocked one off for two reasons: 1- they'd be even better if there were no wires at all (these have the ones behind your head connecting the buds together) 2- the travel case could be way better for sure!! These earphones are NOT cheap. The silicone case you have to shove them into makes me feel like at some point they're going to get damaged. You literally have to shove them in to fit everything and there's no closure on the case so the top is left open. With all Dre's billions, he could've put out a sturdy travel case for these expensive earphones!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great sound bad for phone calls

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    ppeter78
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    The fit was great the sound was great. I purchased 5 different headsets tried them all. I tested comfort I didn't see how these would stay in my ears but i jumped up and down shook my head left and right. Normally ear buds fall out of my ears i have strange ears i guess but every set of ear buds i have ever owned i had to keep pushing them back in but not with these sound quality was great deep base sounds like surround sound hooked up to my tv. The best part is when i need to be quiet i can connect my headset to the tv with Bluetooth and have great sound and not bother anyone else in my home. Talking on the phone ok with no background sound. Just the slightest background sound blocks out your own voice this is where the bose sound sport and bose quiet control 30 were much better. If you just want them for music they are fine. They work for 12 hr and 5 minutes charging gives you 1 hr use. I believe these are 199 or 299. For the month the bose are a better choice. The sound is the same but talking on the bose we're far superior compared to the beats

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    Posted
    DayH
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    I purchased theses headphones less than a year ago. I tried a few and landed on the beats because everyone had said the quaility was great. (Before Apple purchased them) Well Let me tell you. $200 for head phones with low voulume and then break are not worth the cash. Worst part is when i spoke to apple about it. I was told "Thank you for letting me know. The ear hook breaking is considered accidental damage and is not covered by the warranty. We can still set up service for the Beats to have them replaced, but there will be a $99 USD service fee to do so. Would you like to proceed?" Lets get real. The ear hook is a movable peice that should withstand going on and off my ear for more than a year! What a waste. I'm sure Bestbuy wont help me as well. Horrible product and wont even think about buying another beats product. I am an apple fan and this just down right sucks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Headphones

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    GigiandVivisMommy
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    I already owned the Beats Solo 3 so I was on the fence about purchasing the Powerbeats but when they went on sale for $99 I figured that makes them about the same as most other higher end Bluetooth earphones and I wanted something to take to the gym with me and I’m really glad I did. They hook onto my ear and stay put which is a nice surprise for me because I haven’t been able to find a pair that comes close. I have small ears and these fit wonderful and are comfortable. The sound is great. I’m not an expert on electronics or accessories by any means but I think they sound great, I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to get them in violet anywhere. I also feel like I have to charge them an awful lot especially compared to my Beats Solo 3, battery life isn’t the greatest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Definitely not sweat proof

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    RG22
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    The advertisement for this item states "Rain, sweat or shine-these water resistant earphones push you further and handle tough training." Before we go to the cons, lets list out the pros of the product. The Powerbeats 3 has exceptional battery life. The sound and fit of the headphones are amazing. Apple's W1 bluetooth chip works like magic and lets you sync the Powerbeats 3 to any Apple device seamlessly and instantly. Unfortunately, Apple and Beats does not deliver on workout portion of the headphone. After owning this product for a little over 2 months, I have already gone to the Apple store twice for a replacement. These headphones will automatically stop working from minor sweating. I wished this product worked as advertised and was actually sweat proof. I wouldn't recommend these headphones for people who like to workout. If you are someone who is thinking about buying these headphones for workout purposes, stay clear, as they will die on you the moment a small amount of sweat builds up.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst piece of equipment ever bought

    Posted
    DoDo

    As I'm a positive person I'll start with the pro: Sound quality is good Battery life is decent Bluetooth radius is good Water resistant Now cons: Comfort - not really comfortable Sports - cannot use them while running or riding a bike. Air hits against them and music quality is 0 Quality - first pair i had, the volume control buttons fell off - changed them with Apple. The pair they sent me, the lid on the miniusb port would stay open all the time. 2 months later (my warranty was over) the rubber on the volume control buttons started peeling off and finally the volume control fell apart again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    huge let down

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    Mie457
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    I purchase these headphones hoping the reviews would be inaccurate which I was proven wrong so let's begin I purchase the powerbeats3 on July 14 and today is only the 19th so pro's they sound good with the correct ear tips now the negatives they would pause and play at random, the volume would go up and down at random sometimes too and they are uncomfortable to the point the were digging or cutting into my ear i decided to call apple which advised me they were aware of some of the issues and since it is since in the exchanged point i should return them and get a another pair as they were defected which i thought to myself be an Apple product nutt yes I LOVE their computers and software but not the iPhone so much why would i put myself through pain and reliability issues so I did take them back and got me some JayBird x3's after seeing review and hearing from people who have them who I work out with and straight out the box they somehow sound better are insanely comfortable and a good experience

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All Time Favorite Headphones

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    EricaG
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    These headphones are amazing. The bluetooth pairing is always quick and very responsive even at lengthy distances from whatever device you're connected to. I'm talking about leaving my phone in the kitchen and walking through the entire house and outside and still being connected. They're also very comfortable - the little hook part that goes around the ear can be bent tighter to hold on to your ear better. I absolutely love these and the only thing that could perfect them is if they were completely wireless...I find the wire between the two earphones to always be in my way! Powerbeats just came out with completely wireless standalone earphones so I might have to look into that!!

    I would recommend this to a friend