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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and plan to use your audio device mainly for music listening and TV watching in quiet environments, the AKG K361 headphones are suitable due to their superior overall sound quality and closed-back design. However, they are wired, bulkier, and less portable, making them less ideal for on-the-go use or exercise. The Baseus Bowie MA10 earbuds, on the other hand, are wireless, significantly more affordable, and better suited for physical activity, given their sweatproof certification and secure fit accessories. They also provide good microphone quality which is beneficial for calls, but they deliver only fair sound quality which might not be sufficient for a high-fidelity listening experience. Additionally, with the Baseus earbuds, you have features like active noise cancelling and the convenience of a wireless charging case, which are absent in the AKG K361. Choose the AKG K361 for better sound in static environments or the Baseus MA10 for affordability, versatility, and the convenience of wireless features. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Baseus Bowie MA10
  • Very good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Bowie MA10
5.8
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Baseus Bowie MA10 is poor.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Bowie MA10
5.3
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Baseus Bowie MA10 is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Bowie MA10
5.3
The Baseus Bowie MA10 and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Baseus Bowie MA10 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Bowie MA10
5.7
The Baseus Bowie MA10 and AKG K361 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks, though the Baseus Bowie MA10 is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Bowie MA10
5.8
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Baseus Bowie MA10 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Bowie MA10
6.7
The Baseus Bowie MA10 and AKG K361 are both only fair for noise reduction, though the Baseus Bowie MA10 is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
K361
Bowie MA10
8.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Baseus Bowie MA10 has 8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$119
K361
Bowie MA10
$23
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The AKG K361 has a price of $119 and the Baseus Bowie MA10 costs $23.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
K361
Bowie MA10
8.5
The AKG K361 and Baseus Bowie MA10 both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Baseus Bowie MA10 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Baseus Bowie MA10
AKG K361Baseus Bowie MA10

GENERAL

Price
$119
$23
Brand
AKGBaseus
Release Date
July 1, 2018June 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/105.9/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.3/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.9/10
Exercise Score
4.3/108.7/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A8 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3
Case Battery Life
N/A132

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/106.8/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams10 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

Shopping

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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."

Baseus Bowie MA10

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Simon Cohen | August 2023
"Even if the Bowie MA10 only had some of the features and performance they offer at double the price, they’d be a helluva good value. But given that they far exceed any other earbuds at this price, if you’re looking for an ultra-affordable set of wireless earbuds and you don’t mind their big charging case, you just can’t go wrong."

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