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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 21833 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you don't plan on replacing them...

    Posted
    Kwikvette
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    To start, I bought a pair of these headphones at the very beginning of June. Immediately, they failed to turn on which should've been the first warning. After finding a forum filled with complaints over the same issue, I found out how to perform a hard reset (hold the power button and mute button for 2 minutes). This worked but for some reason the headphones failed to pair at all. Kept getting a blinking red light it thus it remained as a paperweight. Updating via Beats Updater didn't help at all either. I returned immediately to Best Buy and exchanged them for a new pair. The new set I received turned on just fine and they've worked great for what seems like 2 1/2 months. Use is limited to 1 hour per day while on the treadmill or bike. Today was different because they simply stopped working. They won't turn on, they won't reset, they won't do anything. I'm hoping Apple Support will call me tomorrow as scheduled in an attempt to resolve my issue; if they offer me the opportunity to try another set I'll take that. If they offer me a replacement pair, I may not even take them up on the offer because these headphones are just not worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    GREAT when they work

    Posted
    bff23

    I bought these for myself because from what I gathered, they were the best for workouts. I was training for a half marathon and thought they'd would be perfect, and they were!...for about a month. I NEVER used these in rain and the only water they came in contact with was sweat (which from my understanding that was ok). After about a month the volume control stopped working along with the main button, which allows you to change songs, etc. I tried resetting and the whole shebang but got nothing. The buttons were not jammed and I can only assume it comes from being in contact with sweat. Now the most disappointing part actually comes with Best Buy. They only cover these for 15 days, but don't really make it known (not on my online receipt or on the package when I received them) and I was never offered a protection plan when I purchased them, so they (rudely) refused to help me. Now Beats is more than willing to repair them, but I'm without them for about a week and while it's not the end of the world, it is entirely inconvenient (but wireless headphones are awesome). I'm hoping I get these back in tip top shape, but if you're buying them get the protection plan!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, good sound, easy to pair with Apple

    Posted
    sc101
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    These earphones are very comfortable and sound good once you find the correct size ear tip for you from the four that are included in the package. The sound is much better if you can get an airtight seal around your ear canal, however this may affect comfort slightly and makes it harder to hear traffic if you run outdoors (put safety first and sound quality second). There are obviously better sounding earphones and headphones out there, but for the price and intended use (during athletic activities), you won't find better right now at this level of comfort in my opinion. The included case is compact and durable. Connecting to recent model Apple products (iPhones, MacBooks etc.) is incredibly easy thanks to the W1 chip, both for initial pairing and for switching among devices later on. Battery life is great, and the % charge is easy to monitor using an iPhone or Mac. The only downside of these earphones that I see is that they charge by Micro-USB, which means that iPhone users need to tote around an extra cable in addition to the Lighting cable used to charge the phone itself. However, the included Micro-USB cable is very compact, so this isn't too much of a hassle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless reliability and range

    Posted
    Prozac
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    I'm a veteran of many sets of Bluetooth headphones. I've tried the Jaybird X, X2, the Freedom's, motorola headsets, Sennheiser, etc. I loved the X2s after the initial fitting. To me, they had better sound than the Beats. I may just need to fidget with the Beats some more on fit. The problem I had with the X2s would be they would die an untimely death and suffered from intolerable skip or cut outs. I thankfully had the GeekSquad plans on all my former headsets. With the Beats, it doesn't seem to matter where I keep my phone, the music or audiocast I am listening to hasn't skipped a beat. I can leave my phone in my bag at my small Gym and it is fine. The X2s were very picky about where I kept my phone for runs. On the running subject, I sweat a lot, so that is why I've always went with "waterproof" headsets. The last set of X2s I had simply would not turn on any longer after only a few months. The freedoms wouldn't make it through a 5k without shorting out from sweat. So far the Beats have been fine. I'll update this review if they fail. The only reason I don't give them 5-stars is the lack of warranty. I cannot purchase a GeekSquad plan on Apple products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I've been looking for

    Posted
    HappyAtLast
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    I've tried many set of bluetooth headphones looking for a pair that would be comfortable, lightweight, great sound and not annoy me with noise when walking with them on. This set hit on all points. I had purchased the BeatsX before this pair and I really liked the sound and fit and the lightning charging. However, the cable of the BeatsX was too long for me and when I walked or moved around the cable made noise induced into the headset just by hitting a shirt collar or zipper. They also were a bit in the way on the sides of my face. The Powerbeats sound great. They stay put and the cable makes no noise at all as it's just the right length and can be cinched up with the management slide. Battery life seems pretty good so far but time will tell on this. As for convenience in connecting to all my devices (MacBook, iPhone, iPad, and watch) these totally rock in that I don't have to re associate with every device like other headphones due to the Apple W1 chip making seamless transitions a breeze. Bluetooth connection rocks as well in that it doesn't drop like some others I've used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Powerbeats By Far

    Posted
    DJHekima
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    I’ve purhased the powerbeats 1 & 2 before which I ended up returning because their bluetooth would act up... this new chip they’ve added in the PowerBeats 3 is awesome. The range is waaay better and doesnt disconnect much, only have minor connection issues when the battery starts getting low which is understandable. Also, the battery truly does last 12 hours, maybe more! I can usually get use out of these for 3 days before having to fully charge them and I listen to music/youtube videos all the time. Charge time probably takes an hour or so for a full charge but for an hour a quick charge is 10mins as advertised! I’ve had these for a few months so far and haven’t had any major issues. I also noticed that your connection can depend on your phone, my iPhone6 would disconnect more to my PB3 and not have as much as a range but my new iPhone7 Plus has a way better grip on connectivity and range (can walk really far from phone without losing connection. A MUST have if you love listening to music all the time. Looking forward to see what they do with the Powerbeats 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not durable

    Posted
    SWillis28601
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    I first received my first one as a prize in a contest the company I work for paid $199.00 for this, the unit lasted about 8 months then started disconnecting from my phone and screeching in my ear. Apple replaced them with "reconditioned one". I was upset with this as my company purchased a NEW UNIT it should have been replaced with a "NEW UNIT". Anyway this set lasted about 6 months when the mic started failing I would reset the headset and reset the phone and still no one could hear, I still used them as wireless ear buds. I would turn them off, give a voice command to Siri to play all my music shuffled while working in yard then power on the headset. When BestBuy put these on SALE for $99.00 half price I purchased another set. While I like the Power Beats 3, I do not feel they have the longevity they should for the price Apple demands. I do recommend to them as long as I qualify my recommendation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Expected

    Posted
    Derekness
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    Battery life is excellent. They charge fast, and the battery has lasted all day for me. Comfort is excellent, for an around-the-ear type earbud. I've gone several hours wearing them with no issues. They also come with 3 additional sizes of earbud tips (in addition to the factory-installed pair), for an adjustable fit. Sound is great. I have Bose headphones, and those sound a bit better, but rest assured - these sound very good, and comparing the sound to Bose is nitpicking. Volume is good, but they're not going to be unbearably loud at max volume. Bluetooth connects easily and has good range and clarity. Accessories are typical - these come with a 6in USB cable for charging, the extra earbud tips, and a small, soft carrying case. The case doesn't have a zipper or magnet closure, but it seems to hold the earbuds in there just fine. I was just shaking them in the case, with the opening facing downward, and they didn't fall out. Can't comment about taking phone calls with them, because I never answer the phone... Price: ludicrous, but so is Bose pricing, and people are still like moths to the flame...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Review...

    Posted
    Adise

    Originally purchased Sony MX1000XM2's and though they were significantly more, they weren't made for working out and the sweat with. I ended up returning them and going with the Powerbeats 3 wireless ~ though it was scary buying in-ear headphones, as I never use in-ear ones, these are fantastic. Sure, the quality of the sound isn't as good as noise-cancelling on ear ones, but I definitely enjoy them for working out. (Gym prespective) ~ Easily able to deadlift/bench without issues, there pretty snug once you find the right tip. Prefect for charging on the go, as 5 minute charging lasts about 45-1hr at full volume. Durability is pretty decent for the price. I really love how seemless it works with iPhone as well, as for some reason these earphones comparing to my Beats Studios end up taking waaay less battery life. That's a huge plus. Primary reason I give it a 4/5 is because the quality is up to par with some on-ear headphones, but it does get pretty close. (I've owned crappy in-ear style onces before)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Balanced Sound

    Posted
    flexinonya
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    I absolutely love these. Perfect for any kind of music. I personally listen to a lot of acoustic guitar covers and it sounds great. Or if I have something heavy for lifting or decide to try a rap jam, it's awesome. I tried 3 different brand pairs of wireless earbuds, 1 I bought on amazon, and 2 i bought from best by, I returned all 3 because non of them sounded nearly as good as my old klipsh wired buds. I thought maybe wireless just can't compare in sound to wired ones. Then I saw these powerbeats and figured one more try or else I'll go back to wired again. And I loved these things. The sound is a perfect blend of highs and lows, and I can crank the volume up nice and loud on these jf I want when im getting crazy working out. They surprisingly blew my Bose soundsports out of the water. The bose are the last set i returned and these powerbeats sound so much better and the volume goes louder than than. And to top it off I caught these on sale today, I was totally surprised and got $70 off. So in the end they were the cheapest and sounded the best, however even if they were full price, I'd still buy them again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance. Buy extended warranty.

    Posted
    ViperGTS
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    Like all Apple products, these wireless PowerBeats 2/3 provide excellent sound quality for a passive device, battery life and comfort while running/exercising. To date I have owned probably 5-7 pairs of these. Why 5-7? Because the durability of the battery is poor. They do not like being left charging once they are fully charged. If you use them 5x per week, which is about my average, you'll get 9 months out of them. You'll then need to replace them due to a failed battery. That being said, I cannot say enough good things about Apple's support. They've replaced them, at no charge, every time I've had a pair fail under warranty. They even replaced them 2x when I was 30-45 days post warranty. You pay a premium for Apple products, but their support is second to none. I now buy these in pairs, so when one pair is out for repair I have the second pair to use for the 7 days turnaround time for the repair. If available, spend the money on the extended warranty through Geek Squad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good but not perfect

    Posted
    pgaigh
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    To start with these headphones have the same W1 chip as the new Apple AirPods, this allows them to easily pair with any IOS device. You just have to power them on and hold them close to your iPhone or iPad. Once they are paired with 1 apple device, they will be available to connect to any Apple device that uses your iTunes account. The second great feature of these headphones is the Bluetooth range. I am able to let my iPhone sit on my desk and roam around my house while listening to uninterrupted music, the range is truly the best of any headphone I have ever tested. The sound is also great and loud, I rate them 2nd only to my Bose OC35, but they are huge and not even in the same category as these tiny headphones. The only negative thing I can say is the connecting cable is very stiff, this causes one side of them, for me its the right ear, to come loose and rotate forward. It happens when sitting, walking or working out, so at least for me, it's an issue that I am still trying to find a fix for. This is not a deal breaker as they do not fall off the ear, it is just coming loose and letting air in and diminishing the sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So you pay for the name

    Posted
    Kaykaya
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    These are like a cheaper version of headphones you can buy at the store Sounds basic. I feel like you honestly paying for the name for this set of earphones Only reason I bought them was I had a coupon in price matched as well I don’t have a headphone jack anymore for Apple removing from newer iPhones. If you really want to represent beats And reasonablle sound at least go for the over ear those are a lot nicer and sound pretty high because my brother has a pair and these specific from beats are cheaply made Only reason I purchase was they go around my ear and stick on so when I do cardio I don’t lose my headphones and I don’t have a cord connected to my phone . Other than that I prefer my Boise wireless when just walking or weights lifting. These are just my cardio and back at earphones Not my go to or first to grab . just my personal experience and preferences. hope I help you decide provided the best brief details

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BROKE 3 TIMES

    Posted
    KimberlyP
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    I purchased these headphones for the purpose of working out and diligently put them back in their case after each use. After having them for less than a year, they broke. Luckily, I got them replaced because it was within a year. After after having this new pair for just barely over a year, they broke AGAIN in the same place. I made the decision to pay the price and buy them again because I didn’t want the hassle of finding another pair of wireless headphones. This was a mistake. This new pair again broke in the SAME PLACE. Except this time, they can’t be replaced becaude I bought them on a card that is now expired. I would NOT recommend these headphones due the fact that they broke 3 times in the same place!! I will not be paying for them again. They are not worth the price and do not even do a good job of canceling noise out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats³ Wireless are excellent earphones

    Posted
    Distoper
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    This is my 2nd pair of earphones. I expect a few good yrs from this pair as well. My Powerbeats have provided excellent sound and clarity. The microphone works so well, that other parties do not distinguish between phone and headset conversations. I have since purchased a set for my wife, to provide for better hands free capabilities when traveling. The 12 hour battery life was a welcomed upgrade. I no longer need to charge between activities. I have yet to test the legitimacy of its 12 hr claim. Although the Powerbeats³ are over all an excellent product, I would like to see a sleeker, less bulky earpiece in the future. In earlier generations there was a battery life displayed along with connection verification. The Gen 3 only has a connection display, so managing battery life has become more challenging. The gen 3 comes with a new stylish carrying case. However, I believe the old case did a better job of securing both earphone and charging wire together. In closing, the Powerbeats³ Wireless earphones are durable and provide very good cellphone and music clarity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones!

    Posted
    AJ428
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    I picked these up after the Jabra Elite 65t earbuds didn't work out for me. While they are not completely wireless earbuds like those, it's totally fine because these are awesome! The battery life is great. I use them every time I work out, which is typically for 20-30 minutes four times a week. Since getting them at the end of December, I've only had to charge them twice. The sound quality is very high quality! They are a bit bass heavy but not too much (it's fairly balanced otherwise). I've never had connectivity issues either. I have a Google Pixel 2 and they pair quickly and stay connected. I can walk 6+ feet away and they stay connected. Finally, these are very comfortable on the ear. I never feel like they're going to fall out. If you're on the market for a new pair of headphones for working out, I highly recommend these!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not for me

    Posted
    Joseph
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    I bought these earphones for my granddaughter as a Christmas gift because I wanted to give her some wireless earphones versus wired. These were kind of different for her because she wasn't used to the over the ear type. She has long hair so it made it a little more difficult for her. She finally got them on and thought they were okay, but I can tell she didn't really like them. So I tried them on and found them to be a little small around the ears which made them a little weird to put them on. Maybe it's just me but I didn't care for how they fit. My ears are not that much bigger than my granddaughters. As far as the sound, it wasn't bad, but I have another set of wireless earphones that I paid half the price that sounded as good or better than these, and are easier to put on. These might be good for somebody else, but not for my granddaughter. I returned them right away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Limited dependability

    Posted
    tcpierce18
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    I bought my first pair of beats headphones a couple years ago after doing much research and and reading lots of reviews and trying other wireless Bluetooth headphones. I use them primarily for working out and running. They do have a good sound and a good fit. My problem was that after six months the first pair stopped working so I had to send them back. To their credit they replaced them with no questions asked. However the next pair I had to send back after three months, again replaced with no issue and the next pair lasted another six months before they stopped working. ( they're currently sitting in a drawer and won't charge or turn in) At that point, I realized that my plug-in $15.00 SkullCandy headphones never gave me 1 ounce of trouble even though they were a tad inconvenient. I recently purchased a new pair of Bose sport Bluetooth headphones and have been using them for about a month or so. So far so good, although I'm not crazy about the fit. I just think that when you pay $250-$300 for what should be a high-end product, you should get high end results. I will not be purchasing another pair of Beats.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great as they should be for the price

    Posted
    RobbieD
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    Pairing was simple. Changed ear buds to fit properly. Initial sound was well rounded. Bass was very clear with no distortion. So here's where it gets interesting. When at the gym on flat bench, incline, decline or on mat the sound changes. It sounds like the headphones shift out of my ears but I don't feel it. I tried different buds but same issue. Standing up or sitting they sound great. As I changed positions the headphones seem to shift just enough where sound quality is lost and everything sounds tinny. These were $134.00 on sale. No way is that worth it! They need to perform solid no matter what I'm doing. Returned and got JBL Endurance Sprint which are $49.95. Sound isn't as good as Beats but close. They have ZERO issues with sound changing during workouts. I like the fit better around the ears and overall comfort. Don't fall for the celebrity endorsements. These are clearly overpriced for what they are.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    Posted
    Flyer
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    This product is not worth your hard earned money. I've purchased (3) Beats Blue Tooth Ear Bugs, in the last (9) months. Each device stopped taking a charge. I can honest say each device was handled with care. Basically used while working out, I'm a heavy sweater, so if sweat's a problem be cautious. Either way, I will not purchase or recommend anyone to invest. After purchasing different ear bugs, I've notice Beats quality does not hold up to ear bugs three time less expensive. Which have better sound quality, water proof, cheaper and better quality. I'm only providing honest facts based on my experience. I learned the hard way. Unless you have money to waste, give them a try. Beats would welcome you to donate to their continued wealth. Don't say you haven't been warned.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend