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Apple Beats by Dr. Dre PowerBeats3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 649 reviews of Apple Beats by Dr. Dre PowerBeats3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the bass quality and portability are on the whole positive. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the price, and views are divided on the noise isolation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Apple Beats by Dr. Dre PowerBeats3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless


The Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones use the Apple W1 chip for superior Bluetooth performance and deliver a highly sculpted, bass-forward audio experience.

Powerful audio performance for bass lovers. Uses Apple W1 chip for quick pairing, better connectivity with iOS devices. Sweat- and water-resistant design. Very secure fit.

Insanely boosted bass and sculpted highs aren't for anyone seeking an accurate sound signature. Expensive.

Whether you'll enjoy the Powerbeats3 Wireless boils down to whether you like a mega-bass sound signature. Yes, there's plenty of sculpting in the highs to match the booming lows, but this is not a sound signature for those seeking accurate audio—it's...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Chance Kinney (

Beats Powerbeats3 In-Ear Headphones Review


When Apple made their big iPhone 7 announcement in September, they managed to carve out the smallest sliver of time to introduce three new Beats products — the first set to directly benefit from the Apple's acquisition of Beats. The Solo3 Wireless...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Neil Hughes (

Review: Powerbeats3 with Apple W1 chip are the most reliable Bluetooth headphones we've ever used


Bluetooth audio --?especially when exercising --?has always been "good enough,"has always been "good enough," but never great. Apple's W1 chip in its latest headphones lineup changes that, and the proprietary wireless technology steals the show in its...

At $200, the Powerbeats3 are not exactly an impulse buy. In fact, Apple's own forthcoming AirPods (which also include the W1 chip, as well as a number of other advantages) are $40 cheaper.

Dec, 2016

Best of Year 2016

Expert review by : TJ Donegan (

Beats By Dre Powerbeats 3 Wireless Headphones Review


The Powerbeats 3 are the best Beats yet

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Brian Heater (

The Powerbeats3 bring some nice upgrades for iPhone owners


The Powerbeats3 don't look all that different from their predecessors. There are a few tweaks here and there, mostly aimed at getting them to fit better. The primary distinction is tucked away inside, a happy addition to the Bluetooth earbuds that...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Grabham Gareth Beavis (

Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: top running headphones with 5 min quick charge


Updated: Great battery life mean these are excellent running headphones despite the high price

Excellent sound ; Great battery life

Not the best fit ; Less costly options are available

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: Beats and bass


They're not the best in-ears around from an audio perspective, but the fact they keep going and going, stay securely in your ears and pump the bass

W1 pairing with Apple products is so convenient ; Long battery life ; Secure fit

Bass heavy audio won't be for all ; Not exactly elegant

The Powerbeats 3 aren't the best in-ears around from an audio perspective, but the fact they keep going and going, stay securely in your ears thanks to those ear hooks and pump the bass will be a huge draw to many. As will the W1 chip's pairing...

Feb, 2017

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Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless review


Pricey, but still the best sports headphones iPhone 7 owners can get

Apple W1 chipset boosts range and battery life ; Great performance ; Comfortable fit

Micro-USB charging ; You'll need an iPhone 7 to get the best from it

A great pair of sports buds, which really come into their own if you have an iPhone 7

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis Jon Porter (

Beats PowerBeats 3 review


Fitness-focussed in-ears get the W1 treatment

Great battery life ; Solid bass response ; Good wireless range

A bit bass-heavy ; Fit could be better ; High price

Solidly built and with a great battery life, the PowerBeats 3 get a lot of things right - but at this price point they need to do a little more to make them a worthwhile purchase. They're acceptable all-rounders with great battery life and solid bass...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones: Better, but how much better?


The Powerbeats3 Wireless adds better battery life and Apple's W1 wireless chip for easy iPhone pairing. But is it otherwise any different from the Powerbeats2?

The Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless offers an improved fit, very good sound for Bluetooth sports headphone, reliable operation, and strong battery life (12 hours), thanks to Apple's W1 chip. Pairing is dead-simple for iOS users and the headphones also work...

Competing models are just as good or better and cost less; not a major upgrade over Powerbeats2 Wireless.

The PowerBeats3 Wireless is a decent step up over its predecessor, but it's no bargain in an increasingly crowded market for wireless sports headphones.

Nov, 2016

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