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Updated January 10, 2024·

For an immersive listening experience with better sound quality and comfort for lengthy sessions, the AKG K361 headphones stand out, especially if a tight budget is a concern, and they are suitable if you require a wired connection. However, they lack the portability, convenience, and advanced features of the Apple AirPods Pro 2, such as active noise cancelling, sweat resistance, and wireless charging, making the latter better suited for use on the go, during exercise, or when needing to block out ambient noise, albeit at a higher price. The AirPods also have a significant advantage in calls and meetings, gaming, and TV and video due to lower latency and better microphone quality. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • The AKG K361 has no clear advantages over the Apple Airpods Pro 2.
Advantages of the Apple Airpods Pro 2
  • Good for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
Airpods Pro 2
8.4
The Apple Airpods Pro 2 is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Airpods Pro 2
7.8
The Apple Airpods Pro 2 is good for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Airpods Pro 2
8.8
The Apple Airpods Pro 2 is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Airpods Pro 2
9.1
The Apple Airpods Pro 2 is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Airpods Pro 2
6.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Apple Airpods Pro 2 has 6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$119
K361
Airpods Pro 2
$249
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The AKG K361 has a price of $119 and the Apple Airpods Pro 2 costs $249.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Airpods Pro 2
9.0
The Apple Airpods Pro 2 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 Pro 2
7.0
The AKG K361 and Apple Airpods Pro 2 are both good for music.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Airpods Pro 2
7.8
The AKG K361 and Apple Airpods Pro 2 are both good for TV and video.

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How the AKG K361 and the Apple Airpods Pro 2 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Apple Airpods Pro 2
AKG K361Apple Airpods Pro 2

GENERAL

Price
$119
$249
Brand
AKGApple
Release Date
July 1, 2018September 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.1/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/107.8/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107.8/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A0.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3
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/AYes
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 Grams5.3 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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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 2

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Sound Guys

Lily Katz | May 2023
"Apple's upgraded H2 chip begets better active noise canceling (ANC) and battery life, while the case's U1 chip and integrated speaker lets you precisely locate it from the Find My app. If you own an iPhone, the new AirPods Pro is an obvious choice."

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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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