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Updated April 11, 2024·

If budget is a primary concern and you prefer headphones over earbuds for activities like listening to music and watching TV at home, the AKG K361 would be a sensible choice. They have a very good overall sound quality and are foldable, which aids in portability. However, they lack wireless connectivity and have poor microphone quality, which might hinder their use during calls and online meetings. On the other hand, the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 earbuds, while more expensive, offer excellent call quality, active noise cancelling, and a very good noise isolation, making them versatile for various environments including travel and exercise. They also support wireless features with low latency mode, which is important for gaming and watching videos, and are optimized with specific codecs for high-quality audio streaming. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • The AKG K361 has no clear advantages over the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7.
Advantages of the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7
  • Excellent for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
ATH-TWX7
8.7
The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
ATH-TWX7
9.1
The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 is excellent for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
ATH-TWX7
9.1
The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
ATH-TWX7
8.3
The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 is very good for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
ATH-TWX7
6.5 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 has 6.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$100
K361
ATH-TWX7
$195
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The AKG K361 has a price of $100 and the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 costs $195.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
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ATH-TWX7
7.3
The AKG K361 and Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 are both good for music.

TV and Video

7.8
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ATH-TWX7
8.2
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 to be very good for TV and video, while the AKG K361 is good.

Build Quality

8.5
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ATH-TWX7
8.5
The AKG K361 and Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Audio Technica ATH-TWX7 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Audio Technica ATH-TWX7
AKG K361Audio Technica ATH-TWX7

GENERAL

Price
$100
$195
Brand
AKGAudio Technica
Release Date
July 1, 2018January 1, 2024
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.4/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/109.1/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108.7/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/108.2/10
Exercise Score
4.3/107.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6.5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.1
Case Battery Life
N/A20

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/108.4/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Size
N/AMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams4.7 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."

Audio Technica ATH-TWX7

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Billy Steele | January 2024
"There’s plenty to like about the ATH-TWX7. A robust set of features brings a lot of convenience to your day. But a few of those tools could still use some fine-tuning and the lack of automatic pausing in 2024 is a head scratcher. Still, the audio is mostly good, and transparency mode is better than most. Add in the solid call quality and the in-app voice test and the ATH-TWX7 are a worthy consideration, especially at this price. Too bad it falls short of being a more complete package some of the competition offers for a slightly larger investment."

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About Audio Technica

Audio Technica is a 60-year-old, Japan-based, professional audio equipment manufacturer. They started off making phonograph cartridges and have expanded their scope of products ever since to include extremely popular models of microphones and headphones. They have been the official audio equipment supplier of several editions of the Summer and Winter Olympics and every edition of the Grammy Awards since 1998.

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