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Beats by Dr. Dre - Powerbeats³ Wireless - White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 22475 reviews

91%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent overall product

    Posted
    saxgirl13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I own a pair of Beats over-ear headphones and saw the Powerbeats on sale. I wanted a nice pair of Bluetooth earbuds. The sound quality is better than all in-ears I have tried before and comfortable. They stay in well since they wrap around the ear. My only problem is the microphone for phone calls. Every time it rubs against my jacket or it's windy it adds a lot of extraneous noise to the phone call. I'm also not a big fan of the little rubber pouch they come in. A little zipper pouch would be better. Overall I'm very happy. They charge quickly and power on easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great battery life, painful fit

    Posted
    Atl29
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pair of headphones

    Posted
    ChiFan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought these headphones to listen to music while doing physical activity. They surpassed my expectations. The music quality was spectacular with a nice range and heavy bass. Battery life was another awesome quality as it lasts throughout several workouts on a single charge. The color Siren red was slightly misleading as it is not a rich red but more of a lighter red. The carrying case is frustrating as it is only a piece of rubber with a slit in it to barley cram the headphones into. A better carrying case to prevent damage would be preferred but the case given gets the job done. Overall. I would recommend these headphones for athletic use. They do not provide any noise canceling features so are perfect for the gym and not the library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Unimpressed in comparison to others

    Posted
    Andy
    • My Best Buy® Member

    First off I am a drummer and have used many In ear monitors and motion is what I truly need. I purchased these because I work outdoors and was in need of a wireless head set with the ability to talk on the phone while working. These are a let down. First the fit is truly lacking. The strap goes around the rear neck which when you sweat it creates friction and drags hence pulling on the bottom of the bottom of the ear piece pulling it out of the ear. The plastic over the ear doesn'thing to hold this I place it just keeps it from falling on the ground so I am continually placing it back in my ear. The only way I have found to fix this is place the strap in front instead of behind the neck which places the strap directly in my way of motion and looks rather ridiculous. Second the shape of the sound canceling pad is difficult for oddly shaped ears because it is fixed in place so any movement flexes the ear creating continual intermittent outside noise being allowed in. Third the Bluetooth wants to battle between my car for control then doesn't want to sync and says it "can't find it". Overall the sound is fine, seems standard but sadly disappointed. As a musician I HAVE to hear and know what works and what doesn't and these have let me down in all areas. For $100.00 I would recommend a pair of SHURE in ear monitors. 10x the head phones it just won't make phone calls or I would have never purchased these. For active lives where you want quality fit and quality sound don't get these, go to your local music shop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Quality has decreased from previous generation

    Posted
    RealReview
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Let me start out by saying I owned two pairs of PowerBeats 2. These were the best wireless headphones I had ever purchased. Very durable, and extremely reliable, and I used heavily for working out on daily basis. I recommended these to everyone I knew. So logically I invested in the PowerBeats 3 when my PB2's microphone and buttons started to give. The market has since exploded with Bluetooth wireless headphones, and the price points have become increasingly competitive, so I expected Beats to really step up PB3 and really improve on an already great brand. And honestly, they didn't. While the PB3 has a 12 hour battery life (compared to the PB2 of 6 hours, and that's a huge upgrade), this is probably the only really pro I can assign to the PB3. The PB3 construction right away I noticed is cheap in design, and Beats clearly cut corners on their product. Some notable flaws in the PB3: 1. Construction - The PB2's had the microphone and volume buttons encased in a rubber protective layer, and this was great because it offered more protection against dirt, sweat, and general wear and tear. The PB3's microphone and power buttons are just straight plastic instead, and besides no longer offering better grip and protection from outside elements, feel flimsy from the get go. Also the PB2's had a tiny rubber flap that allowed you to seal off and protect the charging port. The PB3's does not have this, which is really baffling (how much does a 1/3 cm piece of rubber cost to make??? @@@@@@@ . Again, if you are working out, sweat, water, etc. can easily get in there and if the charging port breaks because of undesired elements slipping in there, well then the headphones are completely useless. 2. Sound quality- While the sound quality is good on the PB3, it's honestly no different then the PB2. After numerous times listening to the same song (I would switch between the headphones to compare), I never felt the PB3 sounded any better. If anything there were a few songs I felt sounded much more full on the PB2. 3. Price - The PB2 I got on sale for $99. I've been able to get the PB3 for about $129 on sale up to this point. The PB3 are flat out $200 with no sale, and that's really pushing it considering what even $100 and under can get you nowadays with Bluetooth headphones. I definitely don't feel the quality of the PB3 warrants the price tag. 4. Functionality - I've had the same phone from the time I was using the PB2 and the PB3, and only with the PB3 have I experienced a few times very odd boot loops (the headphones keep disconnecting even when the battery is full) where I've had to reset the PB3 completely (p.s. you can do that by holding the power button and down button for about 10 secs). Never had that happen with PB2. 5. Carrying case. The PB2 was zip case, with a durable outside shell and offered ample room. The PB3 is a huge flop; it's just a piece of rubber with a slit in the top to slide them in (no zipper), and it's extremely cramped with the cord in the case (I use my old PB2 case to carry my PB3 in, thank god I didn't toss it) TLDR: You can't market your headphones to be a top competitor for higher quality workout headphones and then take these cheap corner-cutting steps that degrade the product, especially from one generation to the next. And that in my opinion is exactly what Beats did. PowerBeats 3 have taken a step backwards from their predecessor, and with the increased competition (and better price points) from rival brands (Bose, JBL, etc.) I would advise looking elsewhere for a better quality pair of bluetooth headphones for your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Just Awful

    Posted
    Matt

    These earphones are just awful. As an audio snob and avid runner, I wanted something that could provide excellent sound quality and durability during my long runs and workouts. These did neither. My first complaint is that these stopped functioning properly after six months of regular use. I would randomly lose bluetooth connection, and the sound would increase and decrease for no reason. Additionally, the pause/play button on the control wire stopped working, The audio quality is mediocre at best and nothing better than what you would expect from a FAR cheaper pair of earbuds. The fit is garbage. Despite coming with multiple sized rubber coverings for the in the ear piece, the over the ear hook does not adjust and therefore, if your ear isn't large enough, there is space between your ear and the hook. This space, combined with any physical movement, also the hook to swing easily ultimately twisting the in the ear piece out of the ear. The wire that connects the two ear pieces is made of a material that sticks to the back of the neck when it becomes slightly wet from perspiration or the elements. As a result, when you turn your head slightly, the ear piece is pulled from the ear. To avoid this, I wore the wire in the front of my neck, but this resulted in the wire bouncing up and down off my neck when I ran, which also was enough movement to pull the earpiece out of the ear. I tried to return these to Best Buy who told me I needed to take them to an Apple store, who told me I needed to complete a service request online through Apple, who told me to make an appointment with the Apple store. All I want to do is return this over priced piece of garbage. DO NOT BUY!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Probably 3.5 stars....

    Posted
    Jared
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Pros of the 3's: 1. Battery life is much better than the 2's. New chip does indeed help. 2. Color. I liked being able to just by an all black pair of ear buds. Sharp. Cons of the 3's: 1. Tinnier sounding (not as rich and deep a bass quality-to my ear.) 2. Skimped on the case. The 2's had a nice zipper case. The 3's come with a cheap, open, rubber/silicone case. 3. Quiet. Listening to the same music on the same phone, I've to turn the volume up 3-4 more levels to reach the same sound level as my 2's. 4. They did away with the rubber cover on the USB port. Yes, that thing was annoying, but I found it to be a good protector against sweat. The USB port on the 3's is open and I tend to sweat while working out, so it's typically exposed to all this sweat now. 5. Volume rocker feels cheaper. The 2's had a better feeling rocker. It didn't feel as cheap and plastic to me. I worry about the long term durability of the rocker on the 3's. 6. Expensive. You get what you pay for, I guess. Seems like there might be some cheaper options with as good or better sound quality. All in all, not a bad purchase. Wish the sound volume and quality was up to par with the 2's. However, if you still like a more bass forward ear bud and don't mind the sticker shock, these will do. I've only had the opportunity to listen to two other wireless ear bud products, so I'm, by far, no expert. I do love not having to charge these things 2-3 times a week like the 2's. Probably don't get a full 12 hrs, but I've yet to push them to the extreme. I've used beats since I purchased an HTC Rezound back in the day. Included was a pair of URbeats, which was my first exposure to the brand. Since that purchase, I've probably bought 3-4 pair of URbeats wired ear buds as well as now owning the Powerbeats 2 and 3's. So, I'm no hater. Def. a fan of the product. Wondered how things would go after the Apple purchase and it seems they've gone a slightly cheaper made route (outside of the new chip providing improved battery life).

    I would recommend this to a friend