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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 21524 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A winner!

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    NinjaScroll
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    I wanted to get these new Powerbeats 3 from Best Buy, but unfortunately they aren't released yet, so I purchased them at a Apple retailer that had a pair in stock before the official release date to other retailers. I had the previous version and lost them. The major differences between these and the powerbeats2 is the battery. The new W1 Apple chip gives these 12 hours of playback. I use them for my commute to work on the metro train as well as walking/running. They sync effortlessly to my iPhone as well as my Nike Apple Watch. I can go out for exercise and leave my iPhone at home as these pair with the Apple Watch separately if you desire. The charging this time around as seen in the photo aren't covered up. They are exposed which can prevent annoyance getting to them with the cover in the previous model. They come with 4 different ear size tips, so there's no reason there's not one for everyone to fit in their ear comfortably. My only issue is the sound. It's just not loud enough (exactly like the powerbeats2) for my desire. I love them, but I wish they could be louder. I owned the "Beats by Dr. Dre Tour2" and loved the volume levels for them. I wish There was a app to make adjustments to not only the sound, but bass, tremble, etc. In the box they also come with a carrying case that's kinda cheap and not as quality in material as the last one. It doesn't even have a zipper. Just a small opening for you to figure out how you'll adjust to fit them in their. That was disappointing honestly. These are a everyday use for me and are worth is the price somewhat. $150.00 would have made more sense. They aren't perfect, but they get the job done. In addition, I like how you can view the battery life on the iPhone along with your Apple Watch. Last comment is the charge time itself. It's vastly fast to say the least. No time at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality with a price

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    Mike
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    -Good- Bass Ear clips Battery life Wireless Control module Multiple ear sizes -Bad- Price Case Strap adjustment Alright so lets start with the good, the bass is phenomenal and it can really rattle your head if you turn it up enough. The sound stage for non bass heavy listening was good for me too although I normally would switch to my sennheisers if I was at home, but on the go these are perfectly acceptable. The ear clips were the deciding factor when I bought these. I have tried all iterations of beats biggest competition, Jaybird, and I can never get them to stay in my ears when doing anything other than standing still. With these Powerbeats I never have to worry about them falling out and I never have to make adjustments during vigorous activity. The battery life is said to be 12 hours and many sources confirm that, but I haven't tried to test that. I don't really have a set schedule of when I use them so it would be hard to give detailed information about it other than to say I have always had ample amount of battery when using them and I only plug them into charge every 2-3 weeks. Now for the bad, the price is absurd, but that should come as no surprise if you are even looking in the direction of this brand because that is part of the price - the brand. I have tried to get away from the beats brand and I in fact hate all of their products aside from their earphones because it checks all of the boxes for what I want in an earphone. Many people claim the Jaybirds stay in their ears and the sound quality is amazing. For me the Jaybirds never stayed in my ears, but the sound quality was on point. I would recommend checking into Jaybirds before going with these as they are half the price. I had a previous generation powerbeats wired earphones that came with a much better case than these that had a nice solid feel to it with a zipper to fully close it. These come with some flimsy silicone type of case with the opening always being open. I cannot say enough bad things about the case and I think they would of been better off not even including a case than insulting its customers with whatever that silicone junk is suppose to be. The strap adjustment is a complete joke. It adjusts the cords that go behind the ears so they fit snug around your head, but then you have this long dangling cord on your back and depending on what your wearing constantly gets caught on your shirt. Making it too tight will start pulling on your ear when doing any activity that requires turning or moving your head in any way. They needed to include a way to clip the excess part of the cord to the cord that is hugging the back of your head or something. If you are exercising and use a headband you can tuck it under the headband, but I find myself not tightening it at all and just develop a tolerance for it. Honestly I wanted to give this product three stars maybe even two, but as I said above it checks all the boxes for what I want that no other company seems to do or just plain ignore - ear clips and good sound quality with bass. Ear clips was all the rage with those sony behind the ear things in the 2000s why can't others start doing that with earphones. Maybe I am alone in wanting that so there is no demand for it, but for me earphones are for being active and if they can't stay in my ears while I am active then what good are they, Powerbeats does this flawlessly and I will gladly pay that price for them which is why I give it 4 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Skeptical at first, but came around.

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    Phillllllllllllll
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    I owned the Powerbeats2 before this model and was very excited for these new ones to come out. However when first using them, instant regret set in for spending $200 on these. Like other reviews that I've read regarding this product there are two negative things that stuck out when first starting to use them, the sound isn't loud enough/poor sound and the cheap case they provide with this set is a joke. I wish the would emphasize in the instructions how important the tips are for getting the best sound quality. Take you time on getting the best fit (unfortunately there aren't many options that come with it) and see how the loudness and quality sounds. Like everyone else who gave this product a negative review, it wasn't loud enough when working out. There is a way to get around this though if you have an iPhone like I'm sure most users do; in the music settings disable the sound check setting. This setting averages out the loudness of all your songs because songs are usually recorded at different volumes, which ends up bringing down the overall loudness (especially on songs that you want loud!!). Not sure if android phones have this setting, but after disabling it for gym use I noticed a HUUUGE improvement. Most songs that I listen to during gym workouts (hip/hop, edm, rock) didn't really range on recorded volume anyway and the sound quality was still just as good. After fixing the loudness, I really started to enjoy these headphones and the battery life definitely is a lot better than the previous model, however I haven't put the full 12 hour gimmick to the test yet, but I would think it would come close. The sound quality is fantastic FOR SPORT HEADPHONES, which should be the only reason you purchase these. The fit is a lot more comfortable to me with the minor adjustments they made, but then again everyone's ear is different. They also stay perfectly positioned during workouts once you get the cord slack just right. Pairing is easier than ever with an iPhone and the range is great. Would've given it five stars if it came with a better case (preferably one with a chargeable battery in it for this price) and more earbud tips or if the price was $50 cheaper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Catch them on sale

    Posted
    JimmyT
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    I use multiple headphones on a daily basis. I consider this pair of headphones my "workout" headphones (although generally this just means I'm walking the dog while wearing these). What I wanted: 1) Wireless with good connectivity 2) Long battery life 3) Good Sound 4) Able to get sweaty or a little bit moist 5) Ability to cancel noise 6) Ability to "stay put" in my ears For most of the above items, this pair of headphones is a good choice. I have had no problems with Bluetooth connectivity (it is a very stable connection and I can place my phone down anywhere in the house & move around without any kind of disturbance). As far as battery life - this has been a major win for these headphones. If I'm going to wear them for an hour or so a day (like to walk a dog) then I don't have to charge these headphones very often at all. They have really excelled in keeping a charge and I honestly charge them once a week and they have been fine for my purposes. Regarding sound, this is a mix of good and bad. These headphones sound pretty darn good depending on what environment you are in. If I'm listening to these headphones around the house they sound very good. If I'm walking the dog on a windy day it can be a very difficult listen, as what I mostly hear is wind whipping around the headphones. I don't get extremely sweaty walking my dog (and I generally workout without headphones if I'm doing something gym related) but I have had no problems with these headphones walking in a light drizzle. These headphones absolutely do not cancel noise. They do, however, stay in my ear very well. The reason I went wireless is so I wouldn't feel the wires getting pulled out of my ears all the time, and these headphones have not had any problems at all, "staying put." I have had some problem with people hearing me on phone calls, but that can probably be partially chalked up to being outside during the calls, and I think these pick up wind as well as your voice. My #1 concern was battery life, and in that department, this pair of headphones is a major win. These outlast most of the Bluetooth headphones available, and it really isn't that close. As far as sound - I feel like the closer they get to my ears the better they sound. I think with a pair of "comply" tips these will stick to my ears better and will sound good in any weather. I have been lazy lately, though, and haven't ordered a pair of this type of tips, so I can't confirm. I'm thinking they will really help with the sound in all types of weather, though. They do stay in my ears with no problems, and sound good when there isn't a lot going on around me or if it isn't super windy. I'd say purchasing these headphones is a no-brainer if your main concern is with battery life & with keeping them in your ears. Gobble these up if they are for sale, and pick up a pair of the foam/comply tips to go with them and you have yourself a very nice set of workout headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice for music!

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    Ejdozier
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    The Powerbeats3 are the sport headphones that I've been looking for as it pertains to listening to music.i had been using Bose sport wireless for awhile before purchasing the beats and felt they were good enough (nothing exceeding my expectations given the reputation of Bose), but there was obviously still something missing.i feel like bose gives you a good sound that is made with the intention of not blowing out your eardrums.its as if they use special sound scientist that present you with a sound that is suppose to be safe for the human ear and decent enough for music.that is the quarrel that I have with that particular product.i wanted them to be a little more louder.i initially before purchasing the Bose, had intentions on buying the beat headsets.the only reason I declined was that I was told that there were no retailers at that time who were offering insurance for the beats wireless.i wasn't willing too gamble away $200 especially with the reputation that beats headphones have with becoming easily damaged.so I sided with Bose because they offered insurance.eventually, I grew irritated at the short amount of battery life the Bose carried, and decided that it was best that I have a second pair of headsets for when my bose battery life would deplete.so I gave the beats a shot.they turned out to be as good as I initially figured they would be except for one thing...they suck at phone conversations! Everytime I use the beats to conversate on the phone, I get complaints that I can't be heard.when it comes to music, they are more louder and sound more open then the Bose,and have better acoustics overall.but I have to swap them out with the Bose when making a phone call.this as youde guess can be annoying.on the plus side though...the battery life is nice.its supposed to hold up to the standard of 10 hours.ive never actually set down and counted how many hours I've been able to use them without depletion, but I usually don't have to charge them for a couple of days.my bose has to be charged everyday.and i think I may spend an equal amount of time using both the headsets through the day.on the negative again though...they are definitly cheaply made lol.they will bend and mode to the shape of the position of which you apply pressure to them.i think that's a terrible thing, which I have experienced with using these headsets once or twice.fortunately they didn't break though.still they definitely need to be handled with a very considerable amount of care.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but.....

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    WorkoutBeats
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    I have mixed feelings about these but most of them are good/decent. I love that these are wireless, and the sound is SO MUCH BETTER than the stupid apple ones you get w/your phone! And the battery life is decent on these (I don't really have anything to compare these to, since this is my first pair of wireless headphones). I like how they fit around and in your ear. For me they do start to hurt my ears after awhile (but that's just me, I don't know how others feel. I just think my ears are little more sensitive or something). But they are great for running and working out at the gym because they don't fall out of your ears. I really debated on if I should get another pair or not. I got these ones as a REPLACEMENT because my fiance had the exact same pair and brand (just diff. color) but they BROKE!! So it was really difficult to make a decision to either get another pair or get the new apple wireless ones. He was very disappointed they broke and he's not rough w/his stuff and had only had them prob a yr or more. If it wasn't for the great sound quality I prob. wouldn't have gotten another pair. So I'm hoping these ones won't break in a yr!!! So I guess I would still recommend these. And side note he didn't have the original box so I don't know if there was even a warranty and we didn't get any kind of protection plan or whatever from Best Buy (I can't remember if they even offered anything, but either way I know we didn't get it).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Probably 3.5 stars....

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    Jared
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    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 have 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 am, 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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New Beats User

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    msLuvely
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    I have used other bluetooth devices in the past, and the quality was ok. My last pair had one side stop working and then the other side shortly stopped after. I have difficulty hearing from my phone, so need to have earbuds for the sake of hearing a conversation. My friend has these and stated how clear he can always hear and I certainly can hear him very well when he is on them. I saw these on sale and decided to give them a try. I consider myself technically savy, but wished these would have come with directions on how to place them on my ears correctly :/ I probably looked like a dork the first week I wore them because I put them on however way I could, so there was a bit of a learning curve for me...lol. I facetimed my friend so he instructed me on how to place them on my ear with options forward or backward. They do cause my ears to hurt after frequent/long use, but that is an issue regardless of brands/types. I dislike having things in my ears. It would be nice if they could be used while charging, which they can't. It is hard for people to hear me occasionally when I only have one side in and the other side hanging because the cord is short it tends to fall to the back. I usually hook the other side on my shirt to keep it in one place when I am only using one earbud side. I tend to only use one side. The quality has been great. I hear exceptionally well, can be heard well, and they stay on my ear nicely. They charge quickly, and would say they hold a charge for a decent amount of time, but seems like it should be longer. They are very flexible making them easy to take wherever or grab and go! I would say that I am glad I got these and hope they last a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worthy Upgrade from my Powerbeats2

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    Greg
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    I had a pair of Powerbeats2 previously and debated if this would be worth the upgrade. In brief, there are a few things that made the upgrade well worth the cost. First, the Powerbeats3 have Apple's W1 chip built in. This means that it connected seamlessly with my iPhone and my Apple Watch. Even better yet, I can see the battery percentage remaining on the Powerbeats3 through my iPhone. No more guessing if I have enough "juice" for one more run! Second, the battery life is at least double what it was on the Powerbeats2. I have not fully tested the 12 hour claim as I like to recharge them before it gets close, but the increase from the previous 5 hours on the Powerbeats2 is a tremendous improvement. Third, while the design is very similar to that of the Powerbeats2, for whatever reason, the Powerbeats3 seem to be more comfortable to me. They do not move when I am jogging (the over-the-ear loop does a good job of ensuring that) and are very comfortable to the point where, once I start moving, I do not even feel them in/on my ear. As with the Powerbeats2, the Powerbeats3 do not fully occlude external/environmental noise. They are not noise cancelling, nor do they attempt to isolate external/environmental noise. As I do a lot of jogging on streets and roadways, I actually really appreciate this as I can still hear the approach of cars/trucks as I'm jogging. The only reason I did not rate these headphones with five stars is because the audio just does not sound very "rich" to me. It sounds "tinny," like there is too much treble. I know a common complaint of Beats headphones has been that they pump up the bass too much. That is definitely not the case here and I am left wondering if they tried to compensate for those complaints and went too far the other way? Considering that I wear them almost exclusively for jogging outside, though, the audio quality is still acceptable for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    NOT SO MUCH IMPROVEMENT FROM 2.0 VERSION

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    Bigboybutan
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    I have owned the previous Beats wirelss among all 3 Pill bluetooth speakers so I am familar with what Apple has done with the brand..The last generation of headet (largely uchanged for this model the major change the massively bothersome Flimsy RUBBER PIECE that covered the charging port which was so tiny it made it hard to get out and seemed it could break off easily is now gone-this model has the outlet exposed-the main complaint I had and if you read any reiews of the the Beats 2,0 was the earpiece would snap off at the "neck" piece attached to the earpeice this happened to me and was an obvious defect as almost everyone had this occurs-I cant see any structual change in this update they look feel identical but would assume if Apple saw that many returns MAYBE these are stronger but be aware this was an epidemic on the previous version..The sound quality is the same for my phone calls-very clear and out of my 50+ headsets the only ones I habe had that never one person complaine dof my sound quality...the sound for music is great just like the previous generation if you lked it on that headset, the sound is balanced, dont expect much bass from an earbud but enough is present to satisy you. I do think these are slightly Lower or less "Thick" sounding though with music, I definetly setect less roubust sound or loudness, its slight so youmay not think the same but defiently no major blow you away difference in soound is present with these..I almost think your better paying less for the 2.0 version as the non-wired version of these like the Apple airpods are surely going to be coming out soon enough..although surely at a 200-250 prce level...Overall still the best bluetooth headset you can buy for multipurpose usage-just watch the earpeice be delicate

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really like these, don't LOVE them

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    HockeyDad
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    I've had mixed feelings about these since I got them, but I'm not returning them. They sound great, Beats has some of the best sounding headphones out there. What I don't like is the fit. They come with different sized earpieces, so you have to try out different sized pieces, but the problem is, once you pull one off and put a new one on, it's easy for them to fall off again. I've had them get stuck in my ear when I pull them off. One just came off in my bag, things like that. Small problem, but nonetheless, it's an issue I'm conscious of every time I take them off. The cord that goes around the back of your neck can be a pain too, it gets caught on my collar and pulls the headphone out of my ear sometimes, things like that. All in all, the sound of these is amazing, I use these to talk to people all the time, and they say I sound real clear on the other end. That's great. It's the fit and problems with ear pieces falling off that bugs me. If you get these, be aware, you may return them if they don't fit right. I'm going to check the "yes I would recommend this to a friend below," but my recommendation comes with an asterisk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality sound

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    Raju
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    Alright so lets start with the good, the bass is phenomenal and it can really rattle your head if you turn it up enough. The sound stage for non bass heavy listening was good for me too although I normally would switch to my sennheisers if I was at home, but on the go these are perfectly acceptable. The ear clips were the deciding factor when I bought these. I have tried all iterations of beats biggest competition, Jaybird, and I can never get them to stay in my ears when doing anything other than standing still. With these Powerbeats I never have to worry about them falling out and I never have to make adjustments during vigorous activity. The battery life is said to be 12 hours and many sources confirm that, but I haven't tried to test that. I don't really have a set schedule of when I use them so it would be hard to give detailed information about it other than to say I have always had ample amount of battery when using them and I only plug them into charge every 2-3 weeks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones, but could use a few improvements

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    Steveo
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    I purchased these for use in the gym, but first tried the Powerbeats2 (PB2) headphones. When I realized the battery life wasn't near as good, I decided to step up to the PB3's. While I'm not normally a fan of Beats products, these headphones are a wonderful product for use in the gym, or anywhere where having a quality wireless setup is essential. The sound quality tends to be a little bass-heavy, but an EQ on your phone works for cleaning up the signal to your personal preference. The fitment, with both the in-ear and over-ear components stays in place for nearly everything, including running, elliptical, cycling, etc. I have yet to find a headphone design that works as well as the PB3. On the other hand, for the price, there are some shortcomings. First, the case included in the PB3 box is a joke. They downgraded from the PB2 zipper case to a cheap, flimsy silicone case. At this price point, a padded protective case shouldn't even be a question. Second, the power button feels poor, compared to the PB2. The button should provide a more tactile 'click' when depressed to allow for eyes-free power on/off of the unit. Lastly, and not a major gripe, but worth noting, the in-ear portion of the headphones doesn't adequately provide noise reduction. This can be easily fixed by a set of $15 Comply earbud cushions (The T-400 fits these).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome headphones but...

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    dmeltzer
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    Love these headphones, however, these aren't the first pair I have owned. And that's not a good thing. Purchased a pair of BbD a few months prior and they stopped taking a charge about a month later. Second pair stopped holding a charge -- they charged up okay but would die very quickly after (~45 minutes). Third and current pair have been holding up well. What I noticed from my second and third pair is they modified the design slightly. The charging port on the third (and working) pair doesn't have some sort of weird cover to it and it's an easier fit for the charger. I also realized this pair holds a charge much longer than the other pairs had (when they worked). On top of the great sound quality, these headphones hold a charge for up to 8 HOURS of play time (VERY GOOD) and charge fully in about an hour. Incredible, no? Apple threw in 3 free months to Apple Music (promotion discontinued effective 08/26) and that was pretty cool getting a $30 iTunes credit. Carrying case is convenient though a bit snug and difficult to fit the earpieces in. BbD include extra sets of ear buds to replace if yours get dirty, lost or dropped in a bowl of soup (don't ask...) All in all, Good headphones. If it weren't for the shaky start of our relationship, I'd say these headphones earned my 5 star rating. But, I'm still a little heartbroken. So, that 4 star rating will settle.

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not Great

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    DSNAKE
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    I believe it's really hard to capture all-around great sound via bluetooth. Mark my words, new technology will be made readily available to everyone without the need for bluetooth; maybe something even better. But for now we have to settle for this. These are my first pair of Dre. Beats after previously owning the Bose Freestyle wired earbuds: which held up for almost 2 years. They were solid all the way around minus the cord eventually ripping off after wear a tear. I use my head phones daily for gym workouts so the wired ones did get in the way many times. I decided to opt for the Dre Beats and sound and bass are sport on. The fit around the ears is also a good plus, with a nice noise canceling feature; I wouldn't expect from these. Now, the adjustable nob on the headphones is convenient, but I do find myself fiddling with it every now and then during my workouts. The head phones get tight sometimes when Im working out. As far as connectivity, I have a pixel xl and it connects quite quickly. However, one major drawback is that the music seems to skip or stop when I'm browsing through menus or navigating through screens. I guess its not capable of transitioning through menus or song browsing without mixing. So overall I would have to give these puppies a 3.7 sometimes 4.0 if it weren't for the annoying skipping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Earbuds, but...

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    Mike
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    I was a little hesitant to buy these since early on it seemed like all you paid for with BEATS was the name. I will admit though, these earbuds sound excellent...once you get the right fit! I had to try out all 4 of the included earbud "tips" before I found the best fitting and best sounding pair. Once I did though, I was very impressed with the sound. Deep bass for simple "earbuds" but they aren't just all bass, overall sound was very good as well. Keeping these from 5 stars?? Two "complaints" which may only bother me so take that into consideration. One, I'm not a fan of the cord that connects the two earpieces. When I wore these while working out/sweating the cord would stick to my neck and would tug an earpiece almost completely out of my ear. That got annoying very quick. And the second, and this was the bigger issue for me, was after a fairly short period of time they became uncomfortable, especially in my right ear. For most people this may never be an issue but if I'm wearing these while working out for 60-90 minutes they became extremely irritating on my ears. I'm returning these and keeping the BEATS Solo3 on-ear headphones that I have. Obviously bulkier but sound better and there are no cords to mess with or ear pain after use. Again, if these don't bother your ears and you can get past the cord sticking they're very good sounding earbuds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, good fit & handy

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not durable

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    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