Rated 2 out of 5 by MG0129 Disappointed
I've had these earphones for about 7 months and the problems with them have added up over time. About 2 months after getting them the in-line controls stopped working and 3 months after that the paint started to wear off. To be honest I rarely wear them now; I have bought many products from Beats before and these are the only ones that have disappointed me so far.
February 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nappy_Dappy This product is not for sports
I purchased these headphones just over a year ago so this review is based on real use for 15 months or so. I bought them for running and run maybe 15-20 miles a week so not a huge amount. I am now getting my third pair through the Warranty. That is great but that is not why I purchased these headphones - I wanted durable headphones with great sound. They have been really disappointing on the durability side and reasonable on the sound they produce. The Warranty will expire in 9 months and these headphones WILL break again - I have no doubt. There is a flaw with the ControlTalk mechanism as you run and sweat and sweat gets into the ControlTalk. I would expect these headphones at the price and advertised as Sport specific to last the course and these unfortunately do not. Really disappointed with the build quality and what happens when they break again after the 2 Year warranty expires? Beats - you need to fix the durability issue!
February 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
by superdisappointed BADDDD
Was good for sport use until BOTH the earhooks on both sides broke off. -.- Never thought it could break so easily only after a couple of months! Really upset me. Still using it though, as the sound is still there except it gets loose sometimes. Now, the remote and the connection between the jack and wire is terrible. Just a little move of the remote and the connection it pauses/changes track/goes to voice control on my ipod/itunes on my laptop. Sometimes there is sound only from one side and I'll have to adjust the connection between the wire and jack to get it working right again. Really disappointed with the product. Looks good, but worst quality I've ever come across in earphones in my life.
March 5, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Brendan 2 Different Sets 2 Problems
I bought of power beats excited to use for workouts, the first set I bought I had problems with the controls within day. I returned that set to get another set hoping my problems would be through, I was wrong, on the second set one of the earphones did not work. I returned that pair and bought a different brand. I wish the power beats worked because the setup is great, the performance was brutal though. Hopefully they work through the glitches and put out a better product.
November 9, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Severely Dissappointed Terrible construction/durability
Purchased boxing day, from [...]. Loved them for about a week, on the way to gym for the first time with these (bus) left bud cut out. Fiddling with the left wire near the control talk remedied the problem till I moved my head, then it cut out again. Ruined an entire workout session. Returning ASAP for another brand, beware. Side note: wire looked like it was wearing out near the 3.5 mm connector piece and would have broken too. I am a gentle user, never had earbuds break on me before, including stock iPhone pair for 2 years.
January 5, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Runner Poor construction.
I was disappointed after about 4 weeks of use when the left ear phone died, due to a broken wire inside the sleeve at the point it connects with the headphone jack. I'm a runner and need something more durable than this. Can't believe they market the earphones for sport use.
January 16, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Khanno Pretty dissapointing
Well, i compared it with my Android headphones from my Google Nexus One and the conclusion was that there was absolutely no sound difference ! Compared to the Tour, which gave lots of Bass, this one gives it hardly. I'm gonna to get my money back, because this is a huge waste. To anyone who wants in-ear phones, i suggest the tour instead of this fail.
January 17, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Patrizzy Every Beat headphone is broken
I got this to christmas last year. I was very happy because of the great bass and the fantastic sound. But after 2 weeks the left bud lost connection and the right didnt play any music. I was shocked, because i bought a solo hd before... and there was the same problem. They replaced the broken solo hd, but the next one was broken too!!! I couldnt believe that. After they sent the headphones in [...] Then I got a Studio. Im very happy with the Studio but there is the problem with the loose connection too. Perhaps you now think im a lil bit stupid, because i had this wish for christmas, but you know... if you ever heard to a beats headphone, you never would listen to another one...Greetings from Switzerland
January 27, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by sailor this headphones doesnt last
i only use them for the gym and it last 2month ..this is the second time that earphones are bad you can hear only in one ear ...and it cost so much money and my warranty expire in 30 days:)))))))
February 8, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by KZ Sound is Awesome,Quality is Subpar
I've given up on these. I've been through 3 pair since Dec 14 of 2010. I take very good care of ALL of my audio equipment but no matter what there no saving these pair from total destruct. Dre. Dropped the ball with this set on simple stuff. First off is the 3 prong connection in which it plugs into the set. The adapter piece is entirely too long and draws a lot of unwanted physical attention to it like a antenna. Second is the transition of the cable from a solid state to a limp soft cable. The cable cannot take friction (which defeats the purpose of these being for GYM useThey tend to react as a twist tie does when moving it back and forth a short time ( 3 days to a week) before they short out. They should have used a shorter connector post or a l shape connector as well a more durable cable (like a Teflon coating like on the V-moda vibe type II. I don't know what more to say...The headset as far as sound is Great but the fun is short lived. I hated having to give them back but... Recommendation is to go in every month and trade up for a new set to make sure this doesn't happen to you!!!! Sorry Dre. but I have to speak the truth in hopes of you guys rectifying this issue in future releases. If you do so I will buy another set!!!
February 20, 2011