Rated 2 out of 5 by Adam B. Sound great, but can't take any wear or tear
I've been a pretty big supporter of these earbuds; they sounds great, stay in my ears, and are pretty comfortable. But today my second set of UrBeats broke. The same way as the first pair: one earbud just stops playing. The first time this happened I chalked it up to bad luck, any brand of earbuds will have bad sets out there. I was happy the warranty covered the first pair, and in a few weeks I had a new set.
It has been about 6 months since I got my replacement set and the new pair just did the exact same thing, one earbud just stops working. I use my earbuds a lot, so that's how I justified spending $100 on them. But for $100 and being marketed as "durable", they should be able to last more than 6 months. I've learned my lesson, don't buy these.
April 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LyssaB blown out earphones
I've wanted beats since they first ever came out and on my birthday I received them from my boyfriend as a gift...three days ago they blew out now I hear NOTHING from them I was and still so devastated! These are supposed to be the best of the best even the dollar tree one last longer. B4 they blew out I would hv definitely given them a 5/5 bcuz they were perfect and everything I could ask for. Guess I'll have to save up for the nicki minaj beats hopefully they are more durable.
April 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by RedSuns im upset with the urbeats
the urbeats sound good and all but they do not last long at all iv been through 5 pairs of them and all of them have broken. they broke in about two months every time the left earbud would go out and only the right one worked. i think these earphones are nice and sound great but just they dont last long.
iv been through two black pairs. one blue pair. one white pair. and a purple pair.
June 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ThaDarKnight Great but didnt last
Bought these 7 months ago for casual listening and working out. They are in great condition but the piece were you plug into headphone jack has gone bad. Only get sound out of 1 ear piece. For the price, you would expect better durability.
June 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mugfi Not good for long term use
I bought my earbuds in January of 2014, and since then they broke, which was when i got my replacements. Next after about a month and a half the replacements broke, and i am getting another replacement pair. If you are looking for earbuds i suggest you look elsewhere.
June 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Whatever Amazing Sound.... For About 3 Months
I bought these products about 3 months ago, and I fell in love. The sound is beyond amazing, the cable never tangled, and the earbud is perfect for me. I used them every day and took the utmost care of them...literally everything the instruction manual said. They were always in their case when not in use. Then the left ear stopped working unless i twisted the wire a certain way, and so I did, and then noth ears stopped working altogether, emitting a static noise unless the cable is in a certain place. Amazing while they lasted, but I can't afford to buy new ones every few months.
June 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by jtfc Priced too high for the quality
I purchased 2 pairs of these for my sons for Christmas and both have stopped working. One side started to have low volume and eventually quit. They were used during the bus ride to and from school. They weren't pulled on or jerked or anything that would pull wires loose.
I asked them how they compared to Skullcandy (which are cheaper and lifetime warranty) and they both agreed they weren't any better. There are many other brands that would give you an equal or superior sound for less money and (in my experience) are better quality.
May 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by scottc234 Controls Don't Work
Earphones have good sound and block out outside noise, but they didn't last 6 months. The control button broke. I expect more from a premium product.
July 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by jdu.bluebird Ibeats not working with iPhone4 FaceTime
it appears that FaceTime is not working with iPhone 4 and the iBeats in ear. High Price, very low value.
April 23, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jason Miserable design and performance
This set of earbuds is a major disappointment. I have no problem with the sound, which is outstanding. The design and reliability are seriously flawed, however. In the less than two months I have owned them, I have had to return sets to Best Buy twice! Once for a microphone that died in less than a week and once for buttons on the mic that stopped working in less than a month. Moreover, the design for these earphones is ill conceived. The prominance of the on/off/answer button on the mic is such that it is extremely easy to accidently trigger it when taking off the earphones, meaning that whatever you are listening to will begin playing (enormously annoying if you are listening to an audio book). Also, the rubberized cable is high-friction and snags on almost every piece of winter clothing I own, meaning that the earbuds are regularly ripped out of my ear when doing things as complicated as, say, turning my head. Other versions of the beats earbuds may be better, but these are miserable.
January 24, 2011