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Beats by Dr. Dre - urBeats³ Earphones with Lightning Connector - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 189 reviews

89%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I like them!

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    jbarn059
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    I’m not too fancy with sound quality but I do hear the difference between Apple EarPods, and basically any other in-ear headphones out there. I have nice Sony ones that were $29.99, but the treble seems too high for it. I wanted to have headphones that don’t require a dongle adapter and definitely didn’t want to use the ones that came with my iPhone 8- pure crap, Dollar Tree sound quality, in fact. With that said, I was hesitant to get these headphones at 34, because I feel like they’re for younger people. However, I will say, for the price they’re really good. The ear piece that was the default size was perfect for my ear and they sound very good to me. I would give them an A. I do have Bose with my laptop and in my car, so I know a little about sound quality. They’re a big improvement over what you get out of the box. Yes, you do hear the headphones when you’re moving and the music is off, but that’s not really a big deal when you have the music playing you don’t hear the movement noise. I would suggest Beats changes the shape/style of the cord to help reduce that noise. It’s not that big of a deal to not warrant the purchase. The point of these are music and they sound great. Give them a try, they may impress you. I love that I no longer have to use a headphone dongle adapter anymore nor the Apple EarPods that came with my iPhone- well worth the price! I like them a lot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good sound

    Posted
    Greg
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    I purchased these headphones just to leave in my car so I would always have a pair handy. I got the urbeats collection series which has the same beats 3 wired (lightning in my case) as the original, but this one has ear wings and a case for 10$ less, so pay attention to which you buy cuz free stuff for less is better! The fit is pretty good. I’m not going to pretend I’m some workout junky and talk about how they never fall out. I use them for 20-30 minutes at a time when I’m waiting in my car or eating a dinner without my wife. I can tell you they are very good for that scenario. They don’t cause headaches or strain from listening for that amount of time and I turn up the music to a good clip. The sound does have that “charteristic beats bass” sound. So if you are listening to classical or trying to sleep, you might want to look elsewhere. But if you like dance, pop, rock, 80s (my choice), or top 40, you will be able to enjoy your music a lot. I don’t listen to metal or hard rap so can’t evaluate for those. But they have plenty of bass for those types of music. I was able to get them on sale for a tiny $40, and at that price, a steal! They are easily 60$ headphones, and I would have still been pleased with their performance at that price. Once you go past that, I’d start to think other phones. I also purchased the pioneer rays plus (the 129, not the 99 ones) and if you have a bit of extra, I’d pony up for those instead. But if that’s higher than you want to go, you will certainly be happy with these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for Music, Not so good for calls

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    LikeStuff
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    I purchased to replace an older set of Beats earbuds. What I liked was the consistent sound quality, decent bass which was not over-bearing, great for pop music that I listen to. I also liked the soft earbuds, which makes for a better fit than the standard Apple Earpods and the lightning connector was a plus, no longer need to carry an adapter. What I didn't like was the cord noise. When there's no music, and you move, you can hear noise from the cord. Not much of an issue when you're listening to music, but it's problematic when making a call especially since the other party also hears the cord noise on their end. To be fair, sound quality is good if you're not moving, but the whole point is to be mobile. Needless to say, I am not going to be using this for phone calls. One other negative is that there's no carrying pouch, which was a disappointment since my previous purchases of Beats and other higher end brands included a case or pouch. Bottom line, great for music at this price point, but not for making calls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing quality

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    Nate
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    I’ve been pretty disappointed with the quality of these earbuds. The cable is much more of a hassle than the Apple earbuds. I also get much more cable noise through these earbuds from the cable rubbing on my collar, shirt front, etc. I was hoping the tips for these earbuds would offer something better than “shove them in your ears and hope for the best” — I haven’t had good luck with these staying in my ears. I’ll stick with the Apple earbuds for now, especially considering the price difference.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and reliability

    Posted
    BigAl
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    Wireless, wireless, wireless it send that is all anyone wants to talk about these days. Since Apple’s elimination of the headphone jack with the IPhone 7 it seems that wireless headphones is all that people want to read about. The dongle that comes with the latest iPhones is just not cutting it for people. The answer is these Beats headphones with Apple lighting connector. With these you have great sound quality and the durability and dependability of a wired connection

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected

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    DoubleZ
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    These ear buds are amazing, usally I Buy skull candy but I got sick of replacing them so I tried these and I intend to stay with them. They fit comfortably and once I put them in and play music I can’t hear the outside world at all. I listen to rap, rock and metal and they are great for all these. The best is with the real bass hungry songs as they hit those notes perfectly with the volume all the way up;no distortion at all. Worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    neck and neck with default apple earbuds

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    Jimbo
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    I purchased these hoping they would be a step up from the default apple earbuds included with my iphone. I wasn't impressed with the lack of mids and highs. They didn't deliver munch punch for the bass and overall felt it was just a slight improvement over the apple earbuds. They aren't worth $30 considering the replacement of apple earbuds are about $25.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great sound, great colors!

    Posted
    chilibean
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    this newer version of the beats3 works impeccably with iPhone X and plugs directly into the lightning pin plug, so no need to buy an extender to use with your case secured iPhone. Love the sunshine color and the sound is wonderful! Highly recommended. I liked it so much I bought another to keep in my backpack for a spare.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another pair of earbuds

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    Tiswad
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    My new iPhone doesnt have an earphone jack (thanks Apple) so I had to buy an adaptor or new earbuds. I’ll say they are ok. Not brilliant- the sound quality is good but I find the cables (flat) to be a bit stiff. But maybe I’m being a bit picky at the price point?.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok for now

    Posted
    Chris
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    The price was very good for what you get. That being said I so for I will say that the sound is very good. I’m having trouble keeping them in my ears under my ear muffs while at work, I’m trying out the different sizes to see if that will help.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound quality, GREAT!

    Posted
    MJontheGO
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    For a corded earbud this is a great product. A little pricey for corded, but, the sound quality is right on par for an apple product. I do enjoy how the buds are magnetized for holding them together during storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bad audio quality

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    rensai
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    I both these to replace my 5 year old bose sports headset but the sound quality is not there. My old bose sports wired headset that are falling apart due to use, have a much better audio quality than these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but fragile

    Posted
    Allen
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    Great quality sound. However, the lightning adapter began having problems after only 2 weeks. These days I gotta un-plug & re-plug a lot to even use it. Some days it works well, some days it doesn't.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

    Posted
    RogueRunner
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    Great sounding headphones as expected. My only issue is I got them to go on runs and workouts and I can't get them to stay in my ears. I have tried all the ear tips and none of them stay secure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    Posted
    Andy
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    I got these to hold me over until the powerbeat pro’s come out. Definitely worth the money. I use them to work out frequently, and haven’t had any issues with them falling out or with the sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    worthy and much needed upgrade

    Posted
    DavidD
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    excellent full frequency response, punching over it's weight, in a lightning connected headphone. apple are you listening? you don't always provide superior consumer value. here you do. thanks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headphones!

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    lbeex30
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    For a pair of regular wired headphones these are absolutely the best i have ever used! Even with the connection being a lighting connector its top of the line. And the color is beautiful! Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    Posted
    CaliC
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    They are awesome headphones for an amazing price. And overall they have great sound and clarity. Would recommend for someone who likes to listen to music while doing your everyday chore around the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Disappointed

    Posted
    TMRMOM
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    These sound tinny just like the sound quality you would get with a cheap pair of headphones. I own a couple of other Beats headphones & these are the worst. The Apple Earpods sound 150%!better than these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great earbuds for iPhone users

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    MomofFour
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    Our 17 year old son requested these and loves them. He says they are the best earbuds for iPhone users. Great sound and durable. They have survived 2 trips through the washing machine and dryer!

    I would recommend this to a friend