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Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones Black

Last Updated: September 28, 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.3
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
998
Old Reviews
45
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Review Summary - 755 recent, verified reviews

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Product Reliability
 162
stopped working, working, pair, died, 6 months
+18%
-82%
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" ...  These are garbage.  ...  "
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" ...  The product failed JUST after the return period-- so a total waste of $$$. ... these were garbage given the time they lasted-- just a few months!  ...  "
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" ...  Stopped working after 1 month  ...  "
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" ...  Got the wrong ones and they broke within a week.  ...  "
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" ...  These broke after less than 3 months and wouldn’t power on.  ...  "
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" ...  One stopped working after just 5 months.  ...  "
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" ...  Today he tells me they stopped working. ... It’s only been 3 months!  ...  "
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" ...  I havent had these a year and they have already stopped working  ...  "
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Battery Life
 128
battery, battery life, charged, months, lasts
+39%
-61%
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" ...  One day after normal use I tried to charge them and they just wouldn't change.  ...  "
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" ...  Will no longer charge.  ...  "
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" ...  They won’t take a charge or reset.  ...  "
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" ...  He charges the battery to 100% every time and found that when he had used them for 10 minutes at the gym, they died.  ...  "
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" ...  Can’t get them charge or come on at all.  ...  "
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" ...  after charging for entire day, battery goes down in 10 mins.  ...  "
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" ...  I can charge them for an hour or 2 but they either won't turn on or if they do they die after a few minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  I also tried charging it and it wouldn't charge.  ...  "
Comfort
 112
ears, fit, wear, fall, sweat
+41%
-59%
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" ...  So be sure not to turn your head while wearing or you’ll get an ear ache! ... Another is the ear tips.  ...  "
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" ...  I had 2 pairs of Powerbeats 2s that both died on me.  ...  "
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" ...  VERY CLUNKY AND UNCOMFORTABLE TO USE.  ...  "
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" ...  Powerbeats have a life span of about two years before they break down.  ...  "
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" ...  Then one of the ear loops broke of (they're just a wire coated in plastic), and the same happened just a few weeks later on the other side.  ...  "
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" ...  They consistently fall out of your ears during the most moderate of exercise.  ...  "
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" ...  I workout hard and sweat a lot, and they never failed. ... They felt lighter, and not in a good way.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke when adjusting.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 100
music, sound quality, fit, noise, headphones
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Seals out most the of surrounding sounds around me.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is okay.  ...  "
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" ...  sounds good, and looks good too.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy I got them because they feel and sound amazing!!  ...  "
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" ...  The quality is good, music is clear and the volume is good as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound but difficult to get a secure fit which in part takes away from the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes my workouts so much better because it keeps out all other sound.  ...  "
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" ...  These are perfect for almost any situation working out, and they cancel noise out well  ...  "
Charging
 93
charging, months, turn, battery, stopped charging
+20%
-80%
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" ...  after the 4th use they stop charging .  ...  "
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" ...  Want to charge me $99 plus tax to fix it when it is clearly a defective manufacturing or design of the casing and wiring under it.  ...  "
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" ...  We had them only 18 months and now they won't hold a charge.  ...  "
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" ...  These will no longer charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I cant charge them at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Then you go to charge them and take forever. ... Now I charged them and then light is still red and furthermore they won't turn on anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  They never even worked from the beginning, don't charge or only work for a few minutes before turning off and never switching back on again.  ...  "
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" ...  however, shortly following the end of the year warranty one started falling apart and the other stopped charging.  ...  "
For Running
 78
running, workout, headphones, workouts, love these headphones
+82%
-18%
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" ...  I absolutely love these headphones!!!  ...  "
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" ...  great for training and running  ...  "
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" ...  My BEATS have become an essential asset to every workout  ...  "
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" ...  He wears them at work in construction and to the gym.  ...  "
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" ...  Love these Earphones.  ...  "
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" ...  No trouble with them falling out which is great when running or some kind of aerobic workout.  ...  "
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" ...  For me these are amazing to wear while walking between classes at college.  ...  "
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" ...  I workout at the gym, plus run marathons. ... Wireless would be amazing for running purposes.  ...  "
Headphones
 77
wireless, earphones, beats, headphone, sound quality
+73%
-27%
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" ...  The whole beats headphone line is  ...  "
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" ...  Best Bluetooth headphones, for my ears anyway, that I have found  ...  "
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" ...  Love these headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutely love these headphones!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with this headphones  ...  "
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" ...  Love these headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like these earphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I take these headphones with me everywhere I go.  ...  "
Fit
 64
ear, fall, broke, ears, sound quality
+52%
-48%
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" ...  I love the sound, fit is snug with the provided ear buds.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones fit well, have decent sound, and are great for a cord free listening experience.  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend you use the different ear tips included and find your fit! ... When you find the right fit you’ll be blown away.  ...  "
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" ...  -Good sound & fit  ...  "
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" ...  They deliver excellent sound, fit securely on the ear for workouts, and have terrific battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  They're comfortable, they fit my ears, and other than the wire, they're perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Secure fit, decent sound quality, great battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  The provided ear pieces allowed for me to find the right fit.  ...  "
Build Quality
 51
apart, months, ear, wire, fell apart
+10%
-90%
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" ...  No damage, no drops - simply quit.  ...  "
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" ...  My irritation is that I certainly expect more from an Apple product than 13 months worth of careful use.  ...  "
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" ...  I had the Powerbeats3 for less than a year, and they have broke already, extremely disappointed.  ...  "
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" ...  Poor quality of materials. ... Broke within two months.  ...  "
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" ...  Within 6 months started tearing/breaking.  ...  "
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" ...  (I avoided the Apple AirPods since the fit appeared loose and I didn’t care for an earring look.)  ...  "
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" ...  These broke after less than 3 months and wouldn’t power on.  ...  "
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" ...  Headphones quit working and fell apart 6 months after I bought them.  ...  "
Price
 49
worth, waste your money, brand, spent, beats
+35%
-65%
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" ...  Would not recommend buying these for the price that they are being sold at.  ...  "
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" ...  Dont waste your money.  ...  "
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" ...  complete waste of money! ... Dont waste your money!  ...  "
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" ...  Who on earth expects you to pay a premium price for technology that only lasts ONE !  ...  "
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" ...  I only paid $99 for these new.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Do not waste you’re money. ... This is a waste of time and money  ...  "
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" ...  Sound isn't worth the price.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 35
iphone, devices, connect, bluetooth, easy
+57%
-43%
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" ...  The powerbeats3 couldn’t work better with Apple devices they sync in a second and your battery level is easily displayed on your home page.  ...  "
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" ...  Pairing to his Iphone was easy too!  ...  "
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" ...  2nd pair already.  ...  "
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" ...  Devices of mine include: iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPad, and Mac.  ...  "
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" ...  Pairs easily with iPhone.  ...  "
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" ...  But basically the wireless version of the free earphones you get with your phone.  ...  "
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" ...  They connect easy with iPhone 6!  ...  "
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" ...  They pair easily and quickly with my iPhone.  ...  "
Returns
 27
replacement, would like, sent, send, return window
+7%
-93%
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" ...  Returned right away.  ...  "
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" ...  But after amazon return window closed.  ...  "
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" ...  I am hoping the seller will contact me and give me a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  However, I would 100% be returning them otherwise and buying them straight from a store.  ...  "
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" ...  Have been asking about replacement/refund but no response from the seller for over a week now.  ...  "
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" ...  I would like a replacement  ...  "
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" ...  There is nothing on my order that says we can return them, or have them fixed. ... there was a 1-2 month window for them getting fixed or returned . ... he didn't start working out again until February so by the time he started using them and realized it was broken, the return policy was up.  ...  "
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" ...  They sent me a box in which to send it to them to be checked.  ...  "
Marketplace
 27
product, amazon, purchased, original, contact
+48%
-52%
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" ...  said I was not elegible for the mailing option . ... have my appointment for Tuesday .  ...  "
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" ...  I am hoping the seller will contact me and give me a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Went back to amazon insurance, and then could not prove my purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  These beats were fake  ...  "
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" ...  They asked me if I purchased it from Amazon, which I did. ... Then they informed me the this product was purchased in February 2017, NOT May 2017.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon is not providing any support at this time.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought Jan 2018 @ $150.  ...  "
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" ...  Could be fakes.  ...  "
For Kids
 26
son, daughter, bought, christmas, grandson
+100%
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" ...  Given as a gift and my Son loves them!  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter seems to like thess  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter has had 2 sets of beats headphones and they have been great!  ...  "
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" ...  Son loved them .  ...  "
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" ...  Bought them for my daughter for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  The child liked them so all is well  ...  "
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" ...  Our teenage nephew loves these.  ...  "
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" ...  My grandson wanted these for his birthday and was thrilled when he received them.  ...  "
As Gift
 21
christmas, present, son, birthday, loves
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Bought them for my daughter for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the earbuds roughly about 8 months ago for my husband as a Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I got these for a birthday Present for a loved one.  ...  "
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" ...  Those was Christmas gifts for my sons.  ...  "
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" ...  Given as a gift and my Son loves them!  ...  "
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" ...  I was super excited to get these headphones as a birthday gift, and they did not disappoint!  ...  "
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" ...  I bough it as a gift for my boyfriend, he loved them!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these for my husband for a gift.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 20
headphones, connection, iphone, tooth, range
+65%
-35%
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" ...  I've tried budget-friendly bluetooth headphones, and looking back, Powerbeats don't offer anything that warrants the significant premium or the headache.  ...  "
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" ...  user friendly bluetooth, good sound quality & sweatproof.  ...  "
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" ...  Great range on blu tooth.  ...  "
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" ...  But otherwise has great battery life charges super fast great Bluetooth technology.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m a huge fan of this exact type of Beats Bluetooth headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  The Bluetooth capabilities are an excellent feature when conducting physical activity. ... I have also never experienced any errors with the Bluetooth connection, which adds to my listening satisfaction. ... To add to my comments about the Bluetooth capabilities, pairing the Powerbeats3 to my devices have been enjoyable experiences.  ...  "
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" ...  Best Bluetooth headphones, for my ears anyway, that I have found  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth allows for no wires to be in your way.  ...  "
Cables
 19
wire, neck, ear, wires, broke
+32%
-68%
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" ...  Didn’t come with a charging cable but it’s expected from a refurb product.  ...  "
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" ...  Yesterday, the loop part BROKE OFF the wire.  ...  "
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" ...  We tried a different charger, different cable, everything we could think of and finally figure it's useless.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried different cables/plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  The wire started chipping where you control the length.  ...  "
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" ...  The wire part that goes around the ear broke off!  ...  "
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" ...  Then one of the ear loops broke of (they're just a wire coated in plastic), and the same happened just a few weeks later on the other side.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the cord isn’t long enough and gets tangled on your neck.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 17
resistant, water, headphones, proof, submerged
+24%
-76%
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" ...  I guess they couldn’t hold up with the sweat.  ...  "
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" ...  Not sweat resistant.  ...  "
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" ...  I know that they are not claiming to be sweat proof, but many reviewers recount having had them pass a whole washing cycle and still working perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  There was no exposure to water or moisture.  ...  "
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" ...  Slightest bit of sweat completely ruins them.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these headphones a little over a year ago because they were supposed to be sweat resistant. ... They were marketed as sweat resistant but if they get covered in too much sweat, they quit.  ...  "
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" ...  Don’t buy this if you sweat.  ...  "
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" ...  These things are supposed to be sweat proof.  ...  "
Controls
 16
button, buttons, yesterday, pause, control panel
+19%
-81%
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" ...  Received the package on time yesterday, but when it came the volume button was broken.  ...  "
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" ...  The left side (the one with the volume/pause unit) tends to fall out while I run.  ...  "
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" ...  Power button is awkwardly located and there’s a delay when the product turns on.  ...  "
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" ...  My headphones are malfunctioning, they input 'volume down' when no buttons are being pressed. ... You cant turn the volume up and keep it up because these in-line buttons will input 'volume down' themselves non-stop.  ...  "
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" ...  They turn themselves off and on and the volume up and down randomly, allowing me no control over the volume anymore. ... The power button only works sometimes, and the volume buttons/middle button that plays and pauses the music do not work at all.  ...  "
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" ...  On the latest pair the volume switch deteriorated.  ...  "
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" ...  And in Less than 6 months they start skipping tracks,turning off, unpairing,staying on,volume going down a whole lot of problems for 200 dollar headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  After now 6 month of use the volume button is no longer working.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 13
wear, w1, set, pairing, iphone
+92%
-8%
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" ...  They were very easy to get connected.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to hook up.  ...  "
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" ...  They paired easy because of the W1 chip.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to wear and works great!  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to pair  ...  "
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" ...  Pairing to his Iphone was easy too!  ...  "
Volume
 13
loud, sound, highest, turn, music
+38%
-62%
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" ...  The volume is to low .  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is dire - really tinny, not loud and not worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  Nothing worse than volume going up and down on its own.  ...  "
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" ...  They worked for a bit and then wouldn't power down, kept raising and lowering the volume on their own.  ...  "
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" ...  They turn themselves off and on and the volume up and down randomly, allowing me no control over the volume anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  Big problem was the microphone, people on the other side could hear alot of static noise that was unbearably loud and high pitched.  ...  "
Bass
 13
sound, treble, sound quality, music, listen
+92%
-8%
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" ...  AirPods have a lot more bass.  ...  "
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" ...  Base is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  There is definitely bass but I wouldn’t say it overpowers anything.  ...  "
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" ...  Full disclaimer I listen to house, EDM and hip hop so I cannot say how they sound with other genres.  ...  "
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" ...  Bass is on point.  ...  "
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" ...  My original Powerbeats have great bass sound - rich, deep, multidimensional - unlike the high treble tin can sound of the beats3.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is awesome, better than the Apple Headphones, they have a good bass as expected by Dre's products  ...  "
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" ...  The buds don't go all the way into my ear but they still block out most sound and deliver powerful bass.  ...  "
Earbuds
 11
buds, fit, bud, tips, headphones
+64%
-36%
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" ...  The provided ear pieces allowed for me to find the right fit.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this and the battery last longer than the Samsung gear wireless ear pods  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend you use the different ear tips included and find your fit!  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome wireless ear buds.  ...  "
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" ...  Good ear buds, great for an immersive experience  ...  "
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" ...  Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones – Black ... I consistently had issues with keeping the ear buds in place, so I felt the Powerbeats3 would be a good investment because of the ear-hook that wraps around the ear of the user.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the sound, fit is snug with the provided ear buds.  ...  "
Noise Cancellation
 10
cancellation, cancelling, canceling, call, background
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Buds aren’t total noise cancellation but good noise reduction.  ...  "
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" ...  Noise cancellation is pretty good, quality is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Noise cancellation on the call is ok.  ...  "
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" ...  Great set of headphones, good quality sound and noise cancellation.  ...  "
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" ...  These are perfect for almost any situation working out, and they cancel noise out well  ...  "
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" ...  Did not expect such great sound canceling.  ...  "
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" ...  Today makes 14 days he has had them and he loves the sound of the music he gets in them and noise cancelling of phone call noise in the background when he is driving.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is excellent and even though I don't believe these are 'noise-canceling' headphones, they seem to block out outside noise for me.  ...  "
Delivery
 9
delivery, however, fast, arrived, seller
+78%
-22%
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" ...  arrived exactly as described, and in the correct timeframe!  ...  "
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" ...  Came quick and in perfect packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and delivered on time  ...  "
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" ...  The best part about this purchase was the fast delivery , and the Beat’s were great.  ...  "
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" ...  i got what i ordered .  ...  "
Call quality
 9
talking, phone, hear, calls, people
+78%
-22%
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" ...  The pair is also great on calls, battery is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I also use it for phone calls while I’m driving and haven’t had any issues with connection.  ...  "
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" ...  The control panel also has a built-in microphone and allows the user to use it for a variety of functions, such as phone calls.  ...  "
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" ...  Buttons also allow you to answer calls, along with other features.  ...  "
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" ...  Wife liked them, although they are much better for listening to music than talking on the phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Tired of being told to speak up or repeat I wanted a ear system that works on a call and sounds great when just listening as well.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife loves the sound, comfort to workout with and cell phone use  ...  "
Software Platform
 8
android, white, see, google, blinking
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Its a common problem, type beats3 blinking white light or red light into Google and see how sad these are.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried to have apple fix, denied because purchase date was not the same as amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  I've ordered a set of Apple Airbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  Apple support can’t help without the serial number which isn’t on the device.  ...  "
Band
 8
neck, fell, tips, little, fit
+25%
-75%
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" ...  They fall apart do not buy them.  ...  "
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" ...  A little heavier than AirPods, but no need to worry it will fall off.  ...  "
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" ...  Within a month of owning them the rubber earcovers fell off repeatedly and lost them.  ...  "
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" ...  Never fell off.  ...  "
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" ...  For example, the neck band is too short.  ...  "
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" ...  Fell apart with 6 weeks of use.  ...  "
Design
 7
good, design, sound, really, poor
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Look stylish and are probably pretty decent coming from Beats.  ...  "
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" ...  They look great, sound great, and feel almost like they aren't even there.  ...  "
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" ...  PS the decade edition look really really good :-)  ...  "
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" ...  The white is beautiful and stands out.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good case  ...  "
Hair
 6
would, months, hair, ear
-100%
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" ...  Another small observation was that due to the style of these, wrapping around the ear for securement, I wasn’t able to “tuck” my hair behind my ear as easily.  ...  "
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" ...  After 3 months they would cut on and off in the middle of use.  ...  "
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" ...  Cut to September 2018 and they do not work.  ...  "
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" ...  Made it through 8-10 workouts for about 20 minutes before they would cut out .  ...  "
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" ...  They cut out constantly.  ...  "
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" ...  Not as loud as expected but that’s splitting hairs.  ...  "
Size
 6
sound quality, sound, fit, carrying
+83%
-17%
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" ...  The sound quality, fit and portability are good.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a huge difference in sound between each size.  ...  "
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" ...  Portable and looks cool.  ...  "
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" ...  They are extremely handy.  ...  "
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" ...  It is really convenient.  ...  "
Original Product
 5
product, new, fake, originals, buy
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  Could be fakes.  ...  "
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" ...  These beats were fake  ...  "
Features
 5
turn, red, would, white, times
-100%
comment
" ...  I'd consider that fairly light use.  ...  "
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" ...  When I would try to power on the light would just flash red.  ...  "
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" ...  When powered on, the white light blinks 3 times and nothing else happens.  ...  "
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" ...  They won’t turn on and they keep flashing a red light and there’s no solution for this apparently.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried to turn them back on and the light wouldn't come up.  ...  "
Lagging
 4
work
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  The reset wouldn't work as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried resetting, and nothing happens.  ...  "
Ports
 4
charging, charger, months, cover
+25%
-75%
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" ...  I’ve had these 3 months and the charging port doesn’t work anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  I also noticed there was no cover for the charging port.  ...  "
Color
 3
+100%
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" ...  Same as sold in stores but color is the only difference  ...  "
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" ...  I like the new color combo for this Decade Edition.  ...  "
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" ...  You can tell by just the color. ... The color is shiny while the original is jet black.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 3
box, however, delivery
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Broken out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  However, the first delivery was a defective product that did not power on.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes 
USB:  Yes 
Yes
BLUETOOTH
Yes
USB