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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you value wide soundstage and superior music performance above all and don't mind the expense and heft, the Audeze LCD 2 Classic is the way to go. However, they are much heavier and less suitable for use during exercise, air travel, or extended periods due to their open design. On the other hand, the AKG K361 is much lighter, portable, offers better noise isolation, making it versatile for more practical use including light exercise and travel. Keep in mind that while they provide good overall sound quality, they may not match the Audeze’s depth in music. Both lack features like wireless connectivity and active noise cancelling. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the Audeze LCD 2 Classic
  • Excellent for music
  • Good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
LCD 2 Classic
9.2
The Audeze LCD 2 Classic is excellent for music, while the AKG K361 is good.

Gaming

6.3
K361
LCD 2 Classic
7.3
The Audeze LCD 2 Classic is good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
LCD 2 Classic
4.8
The Audeze LCD 2 Classic and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Audeze LCD 2 Classic is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
LCD 2 Classic
7.7
The Audeze LCD 2 Classic is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
LCD 2 Classic
8.6
The Audeze LCD 2 Classic is very good for TV and video, while the AKG K361 is good.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
LCD 2 Classic
2.5
The AKG K361 is only fair for noise reduction, while the Audeze LCD 2 Classic is poor.

Cost

$109
K361
LCD 2 Classic
$799
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Audeze LCD 2 Classic costs $799.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
LCD 2 Classic
10.0
The Audeze LCD 2 Classic has best in class build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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How the AKG K361 and the Audeze LCD 2 Classic compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Audeze LCD 2 Classic
AKG K361Audeze LCD 2 Classic

GENERAL

Price
$109
$799
Brand
AKGAudeze
Release Date
July 1, 2018November 1, 2017
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/109.3/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/104.9/10
Gaming Score
6.4/107.3/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/108.6/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.4/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/1010/10
Comfort score
7.6/108/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams635 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00
Dustproof Rating
00

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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."

Audeze LCD 2 Classic

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Greatest Song Team | August 2023
"These headphones outdo rival planar magnetic headphones, especially in terms of dynamics. Compared to the Hifiman Ananda or the Hifiman Edition XS there is noticeably more slam in the sound, particularly in the bass. The LCD-2C gives you a fantastic sense of quiet dynamics with crystalline precision. This is evident also in our clinical tests, where it’s just easier to understand spoken text at very low volumes."

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About Audeze

Audeze is an, award-winning, American premium headphone manufacturer based in California. Founded in 2008, their products are developed around aerospace materials technology first used by NASA and are widely used by enthusiasts and professionals alike, not only in the fields of music and sound engineering but also in e-sports and the health industry.

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