Product Comparison: Beats Powerbeats 2 vs Beats Powerbeats 3

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General Specifications
Powerbeats 2
Powerbeats 3
About the Product
Inspired by LeBron James, the Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats2 Wireless headphones are exceptionally light and deliver the power of dual-driver acoustics to propel you through rigorous workouts.
Take your workout to the next level rain, sweat, or shine with Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones. Sweat- and water-resistant, the earphones provide the necessary durability for strenuous workouts and difficult weather. The Apple W1 chip adds long-lasting endurance, with up to 12 hours of battery life for all-day listening. Add in immersive sound and an optimized design for improved comfort and you’ll be ready for any workout challenge.
Key Specs
Min. Frequency Range
20 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
20000 kHz
20 kHz
Battery Life
6 hours
12 hours
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphone Black Sport
  • This is a great product. The sound is awsome The ear pieces are self-adjusting to allow a customized for.
  • I love these headphones. They stay in place and the audio is amazing!
  • These are awesome earbuds! They are very comfortable to wear while running and they sound great. Not as much bass as my previous earphones but they are still super loud.
  • They are really good quality sounding earbuds and they do a great job with noise cancellation as well.
  • Headphones not recognized by BeatsUpdater software, wrong carrying case, bad barcode, horrible sound quality.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • Best sound and best price plus you have good gym usage
  • Gave this as a gift to someone who used the wired earphones and the sound is so much clearer on both ends!
  • I bought these to replace the Beats 2. From the moment I turned them on I noticed a difference. The Beat 3's have a great sound, and amazing bass. Very happy with them
  • I had to get use to the fit. It is different. I put the strap in the front and not behind my neck because the ear buds kept coming out. The sound is incredible. I even take phone calls with these headphones.
  • It has the best sound of any of the ear bud I have ever bought.
  • I thought the sound was going to be better. It does not block any surrounding sound, at times it cuts off.
Size & Weight
6 in.
6 in.
3 in.
5.1 in.
5 in.
3.2 in.
0.32 oz.
9.6 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphone Black Sport
  • The design and sound on this product is great. However the manufacturing quality is not appropriate for a premium priced product.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • These headphones are light weight and love the sound
  • Very clear and light weight. I would recommend this to anyone who is on the go
  • Great sound that Beats is known for. Very light weight. Stays in place no matter what I'm doing.
  • They are light weight, stay on well, and sound great!
  • These are light weight and great for working out or exercise
Pairing Interface
Fit And Convenience
3 pairs of multi sized and shaped ear tips
Connection Range
30 feet
30 feet
Carrying Case
Water Resistant
Built-In Microphone
Dual driver acoustics, Remotetalk wrap around cable
Power, Endurance, Wireless freedom, Ready whenever you are, Wireless the way it should be
What customers say about "Features"
Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphone Black Sport
  • Comfortable and they sound great. You can also answer and make calls via the controls. So far no complaints, I love them! Was a tax return early bday present for myself.
  • Great sound. I'm still getting used to the process of turning them on, switching on bluetooth, connectingv to the headphones & charging. Definitely more work and regular plug in headphones.
  • Love them easy to pair no issues staying connected to Bluetooth.
  • Used every size war buds to try and fit my ear and none would stay in. But it sounds good when I use my hands to keep it in my ear.
  • Headphones not recognized by BeatsUpdater software, wrong carrying case, bad barcode, horrible sound quality.
  • Wireless connection has lower sound quality
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • I love the way they fit my ear, they don't slide off when I'm sweating from working out, and the sound is far better than any other ear bud I have ever used. Great product!
  • I had the previous model ones and these seem to fit better then the old ones.
  • The Powerbeats 3 are great for workouts. They fit around the ear great with little movement. They also have great Bluetooth range. Sound quality is excellent. Only wish they were a little louder. Overall, excellent product.
  • This product is made by Apple and it wouldn't connect to my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, which is less than one year old. They may be good headphones, but I wouldn't know.
  • Overall not a bad product but it continues to disconnect randomly when listening podcasts.
Battery Type
What customers say about "Power"
Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphone Black Sport
  • Sound spectacular! but the battery lasts very little .. takes me a long time to do sports. It takes too long to take full charge ..
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • I charge them like once a week and use then every day
  • The battery comes for a week assuming a daily work of 90min workout. after using for 2 weeks now, I did not find any major discomfort or an issue using this product.
  • These get a good from me as the battery life is no where near 12 hours (the most I have got is 8) and they are not the most comfortable on my ears. Still a great Beats product with amazing sound quality.
  • This new beats are great and have a long lasting battery life. I use them for the gym Mon-Sat for about two hours a day. I do charge them maybe every 2-3 days. It takes as little as 5 mins to get a good charge. Definately worth the upgrade.
  • Overall the headphones are great, just the battery life doesn't last very long.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)

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