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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 headphones offer great sound quality and comfort at a lower price, suitable for wired listening due to their lack of wireless capability. If budget is a concern and wireless use is not essential, AKG K361 may be the better choice. However, for those prioritizing features like active noise cancelling and wireless freedom, the Airpods Max are worth considering despite the higher price. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Apple Airpods Max
  • Excellent for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
Airpods Max
5.5
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Apple Airpods Max is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Airpods Max
6.6
The Apple Airpods Max is only fair for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Airpods Max
8.0
The Apple Airpods Max is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Airpods Max
5.7
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Apple Airpods Max is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Airpods Max
10.0
The Apple Airpods Max is best in class for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Airpods Max
21.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Apple Airpods Max has 21 hours of battery life.

Cost

$119
K361
Airpods Max
$450
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The AKG K361 has a price of $119 and the Apple Airpods Max costs $450.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Airpods Max
9.0
The Apple Airpods Max has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
K361
Airpods Max
7.3
The AKG K361 and Apple Airpods Max are both good for music.

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How the AKG K361 and the Apple Airpods Max compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Apple Airpods Max
AKG K361Apple Airpods Max

GENERAL

Price
$119
$450
Brand
AKGApple
Release Date
July 1, 2018December 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.4/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/106.6/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.5/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.8/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.2/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A21 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/1010/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams385.5 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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AKG K361

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Medium

Alex Rowe | November 2019
"The K361 retains much of what makes the K371 such a winner, though it has a leaner sound, and the build changes made to trim the price down are immediately apparent. Still, it’s another excellent offering from AKG, and other companies in this fight should either be very worried or quickly designing updates to their old models."

Apple Airpods Max

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Sound Guys

Adam Molina | July 2023
"Objectively, the AirPods Max is a spectacular pair of headphones. I appreciate the smart features like auto-pause and the transparency mode are super practical. It also sounds great, is well-built, and has solid battery life."

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About Apple

Apple Inc. is an American technology company, founded in 1976, known for its wide range of premium products, including smartphones, computers, and audio solutions. Apple offers the very popular personal audio line AirPods, highly regarded for their wireless, smart capabilities and their seamless integration with the iPhone, iPad and Mac devices. They provide a high-quality sound, comfort and lifestyle features perfect for all users invested in their ecosystem.

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