Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless
What We Like
- Strong bass
- Lots of oomph
- Very long battery life
- Great microphone
- Stable design with ear hooks
- 4 sizes of silicone ear tips
What We Don\'t
- No Moisture control.
- Separate power button may confuse
- Not many accessories (a carrying case and the USB cable)
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earbuds:
For some years now, Beats have given the masses, particularly the young ones, premium headphones. They also like to try out the market and the new categories that open up. Here, for the athletic masses, are the Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earbuds (An Updated Version of Powerbeats 2 Wireless). Sports headphones need the durability to be as close to top-notch you can get and, preferably, with an IPX rating, to endure harsh weather conditions. Plus, the hardest requirement to meet, the fit needs to be stable so you can practice your parkour routine and jump from one rooftop to the next without worrying. Do the Powerbeats 3 meet these requirements? We’ll see in this review.
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Noise cancellation. Base heavy headphones make them noise isolated. But active noise cancellation is not supported in this set of earbuds. But you can find a List of Best Noise Cancelling Headphones.
Powerbeats 3 Features:
The ear hook design these headphones have is one of the most common for in-ear monitors because it’s far more stable that the other designs. Plus, they come with 4 different sizes of ear tips to choose from, which also stabilizes the fit. They should stay on your ears once you put them on, no falling off or sliding out. The quality is pretty decent (the assembly and cable construction are good) and it would be great except for the control housing. Luckily, the power button is saved, since it’s located in the earbud and not in the remote. This can be confusing at first since normally the power switch is the same to play/pause songs. The best feature is probably the 12 hour battery life. They’re perfect for those that like to listen to music all day long. Yes, it’s not 24 hours, but you have to sleep at some point, right? And if you don’t need to sleep and want more hours of playtime and your battery’s dead, fear not: if you charge them for 5 minutes, you’ll be able to use them for 1 hour. In other words, they charge fast. You won’t have to wait long to use them again. As for accessories, they come with a zippered carrying case and the charger, nothing else.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Comfort:
Comfort with these is a matter of finding the right ear tips. They’re pretty comfy, but after a few hours, the tips start irritating. If you tried all the sizes, and they either slide out or are uncomfortable, then you can just replace them. Foam tips tend to be very comfy and provide a tight fit as well as good noise isolation. This can be a major drawback (You just spent $200 and you have to spend more money), but it can also be a non-issue (you can get a nice pack of different types and sizes of tips for around $10). It all depends on how you see it.
Powerbeats 3 Durability:
Even though they’re sweat and water resistant the three-button-in-line controls are very affected by it. If moisture gets in, they’ll start working intermittently. The microphone is pretty good, but it can be damaged by this weak point.
Wireless connection is these earphones is pretty good and pairing is really easy, even more so with Apple devices since Beats is part of Apple’s ecosystem. The Bluetooth range is good, it seems it goes further than the 33ft standard, but it depends on the environment.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Sound:
A with all Beats headphones, these lean heavily towards the bass and the low ranges. But the mids and highs are still present and clear enough, as well as balanced, they’re not overshadowed into nonexistence. Not only are they ideal for modern bassy-heavy music, you can also listen to it at any volume you want, even the highest and not healthy levels, without distortion or getting a washed-out sound.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Earbuds Screenshots:
These headphones really are great. The battery life is probably what sets them off to the top. Getting so much battery into such a small casing is truly a wonder of wonders. They are great, lightweight, good battery and great sound.