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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and use headphones for music or video at home or work, the AKG K361 with its higher overall sound quality and better soundstage might be more satisfying. However, if you need portability, sweat resistance for exercise, active noise cancellation for travel or noisy environments, and wireless convenience, the Apple AirPods Pro are superior. The AirPods also offer better call quality, an integrated mic, and are optimized for use with Apple devices, with features like ear/head detection and a charging case extending battery life for all-day use. Consider the AKG K361 for dedicated listening sessions and the AirPods Pro for a versatile, on-the-go option with modern features. Give Feedback

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

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Airpods Pro
6.8
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Apple Airpods Pro is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Airpods Pro
5.1
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Apple Airpods Pro is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Airpods Pro
7.4
The Apple Airpods Pro is good for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Airpods Pro
8.3
The Apple Airpods Pro is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

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

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Airpods Pro
9.1
The Apple Airpods Pro is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Airpods Pro
5.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Apple Airpods Pro has 5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
Airpods Pro
$250
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Apple Airpods Pro costs $250.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Airpods Pro
9.0
The Apple Airpods Pro has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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How the AKG K361 and the Apple Airpods Pro compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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GENERAL

Price
$109
$250
Brand
AKGApple
Release Date
July 1, 2018October 1, 2019
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.9/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/107.4/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.2/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.7/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A24

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/108/10
Size
N/AMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams5.4 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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AKG K361

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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 Pro

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Sound Guys

Adam Molina | January 2023
"For just $50 USD more than the original model with the wireless charging case, this is definitely the pair of buds to get. The AirPods Pro (1st generation) sounds better than the originals and has a way better fit and active noise canceling to boot. If you have an iOS device, just get this."

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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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