Rated 1 out of 5 by southernsquid Don't buy these to work out!
After paying this kind of money for a set of ear phones to "WORK OUT" in, you would expect them to have no issues. Not the case with these, sweating definitely effects the controls and sometimes songs skip to other songs but themselves. I listen to a lot of instructional workouts and skipping tracks is just plain UNSAT! I would not recommend these for the purpose they were designed for. I was excited to purchase these but now just find them sitting on the shelf.
November 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by tjp Mic and volume control/song skip stopped working
So, the buttons on the wire that you use to adjust the volume and change songs/answer calls stopped working after only using them once. I can't figure out how to get it to work again. I think my sweat must have done something to it. Bummer.
November 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ern Good Sounds, Poor Quality
I am presently on my third pair of Powerbeats and fresh out of the box the Control Talk didn't work. The other two pair merely couldn't handle working out the few times I did because of the Control Talk dying and killing the headphone it is attached to. I find it totally ridiculous that they couldn't handle at the most 15 work outs. I would definitely not recommend you purchase them. I REPEAT, I would not recommend you purchase them.
December 21, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rich Absolutely terrible.
I had these for christmas 2011. I mainly liked them because they were sports earphones and they did what it said on the box, however, the wire coming out of the jack started to fray a little. I was quite concerned about this but i carried on using them around college. a week or so later, the cable started to fray a little more and then the left earpiece failed. I am furious about this product, didnt take much for them to fail. These are meant to be durable and long lasting, lasted me a month. Extremely dissapointed.
January 29, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Phil Unsure....
I just received my headphones today, and the moment I plugged them into my iPhone, I noticed that the left ear bud was rattling. [...]
December 28, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kevin Sound great, durability is horrible!!!!
This product definitely puts out good sound, which is what makes me disappointed.The construction is pretty bad. The controller is the biggest problem. I spend a lot of time in the gym and I'm also an avid runner. The controller freaks out after about 20 minutes of working out. It makes the music stop playing and/or activates voice control which also stops music play. Its also hit or miss whether volume control works. It stinks because I really want to like these headphones. Maybe if you don't plan on using this product for physical activities (which is what they claim to be designed for) you will be alright. Otherwise you will be better off spending $20 on a pair of sports headphones at [...]At least they don't stop your music spontaneously!
January 2, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by ari ONLY GOOD WITH IPHONE
These are very comfortable, beautiful design, stays in your ear and sounds very good. But one problem. I wanted a pair a quality ear phones that go around your ear with a microphone. Everything works great but one MAJOR problem. If you use anything other than an Iphone you cannot use the microphone. I called them to find out why I cant answer the phone with them and they told me its only compatible with Iphones. I told him why I bought them and that I have never heard of anything so stupid. Every ear phone I have ever had worked with every phone I ever had. In fact I was calling him with my old Iphone headset (got rid of Iphone last year) and the Iphone headset worked with my new phone (Iphone headsets are compatible with every phone) but these are not. This is the absolutely the stupidist thing I have EVER heard.
November 21, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by JT Replacement clip...
I lost my attachment clip (the black clip that attach the wire to the shirt) and they don't have any replacement ones I can purchase....... It is ridiculous as the clip is so easy to fall off. I'm so disappointed when the parts are missing and the company can't even sell the parts to me....
October 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DB2727 Terrible
I bought some powerbeats about a month ago, and used them for about a week and they broke. I took them out of the case and the earphone was disconnected from the wire. I had called Beats and they were not able to fix them, so I had to call every stereo shop and every jewelry repair shop in the state of Colorado, and nobody could fix them. Do not buy this product
June 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nicholas My Powerbeats have broken after using them only 5 months....
I really enjoyed using my Powerbeats to listen to music. However, recently my beats broke. Unfortunately, the end plug completely was stripped from the cord. I was very disappointed to see that my Powerbeats design lacked durability. What do I do? I noticed for this type of beats you can not replace the cord? Can the company fix this problem? Please let me know what I can do! A concerned consumer.
December 16, 2013