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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 headphones, being somewhat less expensive than the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ, offer a higher overall sound quality, a more immersive soundstage, and are suitable for listening to music, TV, and video content, while their over-ear, wired design might be less convenient for exercise or travel. The Beoplay EQ earbuds, on the other hand, are wireless, offer good active noise cancelling, are designed for a secure fit during exercise, and include features like an app equalizer and wireless charging, which the AKG lacks. If you prioritize portability, versatility for calls, and listening during activity or travel, the Beoplay EQ could be your better choice, but for a focus on sound quality and a more immersive experience at home or in a studio environment, the AKG K361 would be recommended. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
Advantages of the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ
  • 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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Music

7.5
K361
Beoplay EQ
6.8
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Beoplay EQ
8.4
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Beoplay EQ
7.2
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ is good for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Beoplay EQ
8.8
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Beoplay EQ
7.0
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Beoplay EQ
6.5 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ has 6.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
Beoplay EQ
$250
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ costs $250.
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Key similarities

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TV and Video

7.8
K361
Beoplay EQ
7.8
The AKG K361 and Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ are both good for TV and video.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Beoplay EQ
8.9
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ and AKG K361 both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ
AKG K361Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ

GENERAL

Price
$109
$250
Brand
AKGBang and Olufsen
Release Date
July 1, 2018August 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.9/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/107.2/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107.8/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6.5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A20

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.9/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.6/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams8 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

Shopping

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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."

Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ

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PC Mag

Tim Gideon | March 2022
"Bang & Olufsen’s audio products prioritize style and function just as much as sound quality. The company’s latest Beoplay EQ noise-cancelling true wireless earphones combine strong, accurate-leaning audio with solid noise cancellation in an exceedingly classy design."

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About Bang and Olufsen

Bang and Olufsen is an almost century-old electronic goods manufacturer based in Denmark with a very special focus on design. Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen created the first AC radio in 1925 and went on to develop televisions, telephones and, of course, headphones and loudspeakers. Today, they are partnered with several companies, like Audi, BMW and Aston Martin, to provide very high-quality audio solutions.

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