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Powerbeats by Dr. Dre®

Sports Earphone (Black)

13 Reviews

Item # 835LJIECTB

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Our take on the Powerbeats by Dr. Dre®

If you rely on music to drive you through a hard workout at the gym or outdoors, then you need the Powerbeats — lightweight sports 'phones from Beats. Co-developed by Dr. Dre and LeBron James, these earbuds use adjustable ear "hooks" that wrap around your ears to keep the buds securely in place, no matter how much you move. Advanced driver technology means that you hear smooth vocals and crisp highs. And a separate woofer pumps out deep bass — perfect when you need that beat to keep yourself on pace.

Bumpin' sound for your tough workouts

If you rely on music to drive you through a hard workout at the gym or outdoors, then you need the Powerbeats — lightweight sports 'phones from Beats. Co-developed by Dr. Dre and LeBron James, these earbuds use adjustable ear "hooks" that wrap around your ears to keep the buds securely in place, no matter how much you move. Advanced driver technology means that you hear smooth vocals and crisp highs. And a separate woofer pumps out deep bass — perfect when you need that beat to keep yourself on pace.

If you work out with your smartphone, you can use the universal remote built into the cord to control music playback without having to dig into your pocket for the player. You can even answer calls on your Apple® or Android™ phone hands-free, thanks to an in-line microphone.

Product Highlights:

  • in-ear design provides natural sound isolation
  • flexible ear hooks for a secure and comfortable fit
  • advanced driver design separates the woofer and midrange/tweeter for clearer highs and deeper bass
  • in-line remote and microphone for music and calls with most smartphones, including Apple and Android devices (functions may vary)
  • 42" headphone cable with miniplug connector
  • sweat-resistant housing
  • 41" extension cable included
  • carrying case
  • includes three pairs of eartips
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Powerbeats in-ear headphones (black) with attached 42" remote/microphone cable (3.5mm plug)
  • 41" Extension cable (3.5mm plug)
  • Clothing clip
  • Hard shell zippered case
  • Medium silicone ear tips (installed)
  • Small silicone ear tips
  • Large silicone ear tips
  • Vinyl ear tip pouch
  • User's Guide
  • Beats by Dre product line brochure
  • Information to Consumers sheet
  • Warranty Information
  • Beats "b" decal

Powerbeats by Dr. Dre® Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(13 Reviews)

Great and comfortable headphones!

Renee from Minneapolis, MN on 6/3/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This head phones are very sturdy and comfortable. They are great for running and working out and the sound is great!



Just a fashion statement

E from San Francisco, ca on 8/16/2014

When I first received the earphones, I was very impressed with the packaging and looks. The sound quality is average and is a little bit heavy on the bass. I'm an avid runner and cyclist. I use them for running. The only problem I have on a long run is the tendency for the earphones to shift out of place from the ear. I guess this is from my sweat. After 3 months of use, the mic/control stop working. I was only able to turn the volume down and the other function stop working. I have read other reviews and this seem to be a common problem. This product is way over price and I am not impressed. I hope Apple address the issues after purchasing the company and not bank on just the brand name of the product.



great sounding, not reliable

TimH from Venetia, PA on 9/19/2012

The sound of these earphones is outstanding. The build quality/reliability is unacceptable. My first pair lasted about 3-4 months before the volume control stopped working and the sound cut out completely on one side. I purchased an extended warranty with my second pair, and I'm in the process of returning them for the same reasons. These clearly are not designed/built well enough to be used during exercise.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Poor durability

Not a good "in ear fit"

Steve from North Potomac, MD on 1/28/2012

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I purchased these for us while in the gym, was looking for ear buds that would stay on and in my ears while moving around. These Monster Dre Beats stayed on the ear but not in the ear. I was constantly pushing them back in my ear. The sound quality was very good but guess the ear bud posts needed to be a bit longer. I exchanged them for the Polk 3000s.

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: Poor fit in the ear

Sounds Great, Quality Trash

Ernest from Johns Creek, GA on 12/22/2011

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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 the 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 hand at the most 15 work outs. I would definitely not recommend you purchase them. I REPEAT, I would not recommend you purchase them.

Pros: Sound Great

Cons: The Control Talk Feature, Build Quality

Great sound, HORRIBLE build quality

mitgrad from Austin, TX on 8/4/2011

These are, hands-down, the best-sounding earbud-type headphones I've ever owned. The bass is amazing, and you really don't have to crank them too loud to hear your music. Even better, unlike most earbuds, these headphones never slip out of my ears...even when I'm dripping in sweat. Speaking of sweat...the remote control appears to be very intolerant of it. I think I got maybe a half drop of sweat in between the switches of the remote, and it's been broken ever since. This happened within the first two weeks of ownership. Now, instead of just playing music, my iPhone will randomly fast forward, switch to another song, or pop up the "Voice commands" prompt. I now have a $150 pair of useless headphones on my hands.



Not worth the money!

DanaNJ from Jersey City, NJ on 6/2/2011

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They sound pretty good but after only a month it looked as if the cord would fray soon....and after only 3 months the earpiece has completely broken. Made like junk for something so expensive. Don't believe the hype.




Barry K from New York, NY on 3/28/2011

I have to say for the cost of these, I find the sound quality quite disappointing. I have a set of Bose earbuds, but I wanted a pair that fit snugly in my ear and woudn't pop out so easily when I run. So I thought I would give the Dr Dres a try. But the Bose sound quality is dramatically better, especially the bass, for 1/3 lower cost. They do stay in my ears a better than the Bose, but not worth the give up in sound quality. Frankly, they really don't sound much better than the cheap earbuds that came with my iPhone



Great Sound....That's it!

Mark B. from New Jersey on 3/20/2011

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These headphones sound pretty good. A little too much base. The Control talk buttons broke on day 2 and I only used them for 5 minutes on day 1. I have search other websites for reviews and a lot of other people have the same problem. Crutchfield was great with the return. Let's see how pair #2 goes but I don't have too much faith. Buyer Beware.



PowerBeatsT Sport Headphones from Monster®

DLuciani from Lewisville, TX. on 3/17/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These headphones are extremely comfortable and produce great sound qualiy! This is the 2nd Monster Beats headphones we own!



Powerbeats by Dr. Dre®

Donnie from Virginia Beach, VA on 1/24/2011

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I have had these headphones for about 3 months. These are one of the best headphones I have ever bought. I workout at least 3 times a weeks, and have never had these headphones fall off or malfunction. The sound is amazing and they dont lose a touch when jogging or running and do not need to be adjusted. I would recommend these for anyone who worksout a lot.



Awesome & Amazing

Matt from Madison, VA on 1/7/2011

Very comfortable & sound quality is excellent!



Powerbeats by Dr. Dre®

long from mn on 11/19/2010

amazing. ive gone through countless headphones that break in a few months and have absolutely no bass. these can hit hard. get em




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 0.9 ounces
Cord Length 42"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: Powerbeats by Dr. Dre are high performance, in-ear sport headphones that are designed to stay in place. The ear buds stay securely in your ears while you work out, and the soft, moisture-resistant materials remain comfortable. The unique in-line remote and microphone let you control your music and your phone calls without having to interrupt your workout. The Powerbeats come with 3 sizes of ear buds, an extension cable, and a hard shell zippered case for storage.

Design: The earbuds are angled to fit the natural curvature of your ear canal, while the rubber sport hook holds them securely in place. Each ear bud has two drivers to provide clear highs and mids, while the silicone ear tips provide a good seal to maintain a good bass response. Powerbeats have an open design to let in ambient noise so you're always aware of your surroundings.

Cable: The attached cable is the ideal length to reach your phone or music player as you wear it, but not too long that it becomes an annoyance. An extension cable is included in case you need the extra length. The cable terminates into a super-slim 3.5mm plug that will work with most smartphone cases.

In-line Remote/Microphone: The in-line remote and microphone are fully compatible with most Apple devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad). The 3-button remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation or later), iPod classic (120GB and 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation or later), iPhone 3GS or later, and iPad. The remote is compatible with iPod shuffle (3rd generation or later), and audio is supported by all iPod and iPad models. The remote is also partially compatible (play/pause, answer/end calls, and voice commands) with Android, Blackberry, and HTC devices.

Note: Full compatibility includes the following functions: Play/pause, Skip forward/backward, Scan forward/backward, Answer/End calls, Voice command, and Volume control.

Ear Tip Assortment: The Powerbeats in-ear headphones include an assortment of soft rubber ear tips. There are three sizes of ear tips (large, medium, and small). One pair (medium) comes installed on the earphones, while the others are stored in a vinyl folder with a snap closure.

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