• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I would have read the reviews before buying these...

    • Written by from Orlando

    I bought mine 3 weeks ago and absolutely loved them when working out thanks to the quality of sound, convenience, and comfort. All of a sudden they cut out and then wouldn't charge or turn on anymore, as many of you have described. I reset but nothing happened, I tried to update them using the beats updater but since they won't turn on the computer can't locate my beats eventhough I have them connected to the USB port with the USB cable it came with. I have only used the USB cable that came with the purchase to charge them and nothing else. I guess I'll have to return them.. Based on the large quantity of similar negative reviews I don't think I will be exchanging them for another pair or going through the hassle of sending them in for repair either- for that quantity of money for a pair of earbuds I would much rather prefer to purchase a pair of the jaybird bluebuds x sport. I have already checked the reviews on that product and it looks like they are #1 in the market and more reliable than the beats. It's sad because I have other beats products and absolutely love all of them, so when I bought these I was really excited and had high hopes for them but I guess they just can't deliver or even compare to the rest of the beats line unfortunately.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after six months

    • Written by from New Albany

    The Good:
    sound is great
    It connected to my iphone/apple watch with no issue
    very comfortable to wear during a workout and stayed in place

    The Bad:
    Dead after 6 months. Ran out of battery during a very sweaty run, got home and put it on the charger. It wouldn't power back on or charge. The red light flashed about seven times then was dead.

    I am lucky enough to have a Apple Store that is close by. They sent the PowerBeats2 in for repair and within a few days I have a new pair. Hopefully these will last longer, I have my doubts.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you kidding me??

    • Written by from Dorchester

    Got these as a Christmas present. Super psyched to use them. worked great for awhile until the little ear buds kept popping off. Then the USB charge cover started ripping where it is attached. also the power button has a crack where you push, all of those things I could take and just say whatever, but today.. the cover to the volume control unit popped off. I couldnt believe what I was seeing. I was looking at the inside of the volume control thingy. i couldnt pop the cover back on, so I had to tape it. These are pretty good headphones and I dont want to stop using as they were pretty $$$. However, cheaply made and they need another test run.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not charging after second usage in the gymn

    • Written by from Kaarst

    hey gus, I was in the gymn these days with the PowerBeats2 Wireless fully charged. Used the on an iPod via bluetooth. during my run they just crackled and went off. I took some other headphones from my bag and put the PB2WL at the recharge station. After the gymn and shower another two hours or so I went to the TV set and wanted to play some PS2 games. So took the PB2WL from the charging station but obviously they were not charged. Aftertrying that again for a night or so (which did not work out as well) I went to the beats website. There is a reste procedure (pressing minus an d on for 10 secs) but niothing happens. So the assume you might want to get a firmware update. Which I did from 1.0 to 1.1.11. After that was "successfull" according to the website and they were still not charging, I tried the reset procedure again. Still: Nothing happens. just constant red light, no charging. Now I will leave them on the charging station until tomorrow moring. If they're not charged by that time, I'll take the stuff to the Apple-Store and tell you what they said as soon as I return here.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply poor quality

    • Written by from Copenhagen

    they worked for me one time. After using them once and having to re-charge (for the first time) they will switch on again. They will not re-charge. And I can't reset them. There is very little Lebron MVP over this product and frankly it's the 3rd pair of Dre Beats product I've purchased that simply doesn't work more than 1 or 2 months. Even if I got a 90pct discount I would never buy from this vendor again. Both the hardware and software can only be described with words that I'm not allowed to use in this review.. Don't get why apple bought this company, they could easily have outcompeted them.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Except For The Wire

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The wire is uncomfortable and catches on your neck when you turn your head. I would really like some actual wireless in-ear headphones.

    They're not quite loud enough.

    The bluetooth range is very poor. I keep my phone (iPhone 6+) in my back pocket and that is too far away. It dropouts for a second here and there.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money.

    • Written by from Edmond

    I purchased these in February, and they quit charging by May. I took them to an Apple Store, where they replaced them. It's now June, and the new pair have also quit charging. I attempted to reset both pairs several times with no luck. Do not waste your money on this product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing to happen to Apple!

    • Written by from Brownsville

    Please read all reviews before purchasing these. That was my mistake in this horrible purchasing nightmare. Just over one month of purchasing these and they broke. The materials are very weak. Even though they claim that they are for working out, trust me there is no way LeBron uses these . Extremely poor design and material quality. And of coarse nothing is covered in warranty. I should of bought the jaybird or any other ones out there. Don't flush your money down the toilet like I did. You have been warned.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not good enough

    • Written by from ANADOLU

    I bought this device 1 month ago. It's wireless, amazing.
    Good for running and listening music.

    It has poor range. Sometimes, there is interruption even same room.
    Sometimes there is unacceptable too much lag.
    (Especially watching something on computer/both windows and mac)

    I was going to return it, but I missed return date.
    I don't recommend this device by this condition.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Think Twice!

    • Written by from Dagenham

    I ummed and ahed for ages before letting myself get these - the price is a lot for earphones (for me, anyway, being a user of the normal Apple earbud), but I was running a marathon and decided to treat myself for the Big Day,

    Oh, these could have been great. The sound is nice and bassy (though as others have said there is a lag when watching a video - but that's not what I bought these for so not much of a concern for me), they fit nicely and they look cool too.

    But - and it's a big, capital BUT - the quoted battery life is a flat-out lie, and I (like many others) have discovered after only a few months of use that the device just stops charging. You can soft reset it, hard rest it, update it (that's if the mysterious Beats Updater even works at all), and even resort to pleading with it, and it will not accept charge. The response from Apple is to take them to store for a service, which I will do, but for £170 you'd expect to get a product that would work for longer than 3 months - and given mine and others experiences I can't be confident that this won't happen again even after a service.

    You could very likely do a lot better for a lot less money. I really liked these earphones for a little while, and I'm so disappointed they have failed so early. Back to the ever trustworthy Apple 'buds.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good wireless headphones that could be great

    • Written by from tappan

    The comfort on these headphone is excellent and they stay in your ear while running and working out. The one shortfall, like others have mentioned is the lip sync audio issue when watching movies. I noticed this on some but not all movies. Watching movies through the stock movie player were fine, however watching movies through VLC app had noticeable lip sync audio lag. Overall I still think these are very good headphones that I mostly use to listen to music with very good sound quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy them

    • Written by from Mexico

    I though they were made with the best and resistent materials. After 8 months of use they broke and guarantee did not aplied in my country. C'mon!
    There are best options out there so don't waste your money

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage do not buy

    • Written by from Fairfield

    Great sound quality, great Bluetooth range, stays on your head while working out, but can not watch a video with them. Unfortunately you can only use these for music because they are always lagging a couple seconds behind where they should. You won't notice while listening to music ,unless it is a music video, but it is awful to watch videos.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Rockledge

    These are horrible for the gym. I have not used them in any other setting. The sound quality doesn't even come close to my Jaybirds(which I am now back to using). I owned them for 3 months all function buttons quit responding. I had to return them obviously they are still under warranty. If anyone would like to purchase the new pair that I receive let me know I would gladly give these up at a discounted price. I paid $199.00 lol what a sucker.. Maybe if Lebron wore the JayBirds instead of these he might of won another championship.. ; )

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for someone who works out hard

    • Written by from Rancho Cordova

    Had em for 2 weeks, i sweat a lot when i work out. Now everytime i charge it the red light comes on but when I unplug from charger the white light doesnt turn on. The headphones wont turn on anymore.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this product

    • Written by from Whitby

    Like many others, I'm off to return these headphones but this time I'll take store credit.

    Waste of time.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from Austin

    This is the second pair in 2 months. These are NOT suited for working out. Had them about a month and a half, the buttons stopped working, the cover of the buttons fell off, the cover of the USB port for charging came off... these are not well made headphones. The bluetooth is meh - range is really about 1/2 of what they say, and even at that it will cut out sometimes. The sound is fine, fit over ear well... If you are going to use them in an office setting where there is not any semblance of moderate wear, then they would be OK, but otherwise, go with something else.
    I also had the Jaybird x, those are hard wearing, better range, more durable, much better for work outs... I had to give to my partner so he could take to gym and i got stuck with beats.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerbeats2 Wireless garbage

    • Written by

    Will be going in Monday for my 3rd pair in 2 weeks, very buggy, very weak signal, you get about 10 feet via Bluetooth connectivity (advertises itself at 30), and battery life will give you 5 strong hours (advertises itself at 6). First pair would not connect to Bluetooth with any device, took them back to get switched the first day I bought them. A week later sound was noticeably dropping out in one of the ears, (I use them about an hour a day for light exercise) they are not sweatproof (which is just silly) but my exercise is not intense and does not produce a ton. Couple days later, mid-jog, the Volume Up button starts to make the volume go down, so I can't get my music over a whisper. An hour later the sound controls stop working entirely, making the entire device useless. This is not a top of the line product, I will be exchanging mine for a different brand as I have had way too much experience with big companies passing off garbage products to consumers under a flashy name. BeatsbyDre are not worth your money, be wary of your uneducated Apple salesman trying to simply pass off the most expensive item in the store with no knowledge to how poorly they function

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by

    These headphones are nice because they're wireless, they don't fall out of your ears, they last for about 8 hours, and they sound alright. If you're mostly listening to podcasts or audiobooks they are great. Where they fail is in the bass department. It's like all they wanted you to hear was the treble. I don't understand why Beats tries to be such a big deal when these headphones are definitely not playing music the way artists intended you to hear it. So that's pretty depressing. They are not worth $199 but I got mine for about half that and am pleased with them thusfar. I don't have an issue with video/audio sync, i never have. I also don't have an issue with them not working properly. They connect straight away, every time.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Arlington

    These headphones do not live up to the hype.

    The good: The headphones stay in the ear. They play music.... they seem to connect easily.
    The bad: The headphones do not have an off and on switch. The sound is not louder than the apple earbuds. And finally, the mic on these headphones is horrible. I have tried to take a call sitting stationary at my desk, and I was told that I wasn't audible. I have tried sitting in a small room with the headphones and attempting to take a call, and still not audible. I am taking these things back as soon as possible!!!

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