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Updated April 11, 2024·

If price and sound quality for music and TV are your primary concerns and you primarily use a wired connection, the AKG K361 would better suit your needs due to their lower midrange price and very good overall sound quality for these purposes. However, they lack wireless capabilities, so if you need mobility or use them during exercise, the sweatproof and wireless Beats Fit Pro, with very good portability and secure fit wingtips for stable use, would be preferable even at a slightly higher price. The Beats Fit Pro also offers active noise canceling for better noise isolation during air travel and optimized features for Apple users, like the H1 chip for adaptive sound and lower latency, but they may not be ideal for gaming or watching TV due to poor soundstage and latency issues outside Apple devices. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Beats Fit Pro
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Fit Pro
6.9
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Beats Fit Pro is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Fit Pro
4.9
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Beats Fit Pro is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Fit Pro
6.3
The Beats Fit Pro is only fair for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Fit Pro
7.6
The Beats Fit Pro is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Fit Pro
5.6
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Beats Fit Pro is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Fit Pro
8.3
The Beats Fit Pro is very good for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Fit Pro
5.2 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Beats Fit Pro has 5.2 hours of battery life.

Cost

$119
K361
Fit Pro
$160
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
K361
Fit Pro
8.5
The AKG K361 and Beats Fit Pro both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Beats Fit Pro compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Beats Fit Pro
AKG K361Beats Fit Pro

GENERAL

Price
$119
$160
Brand
AKGBeats
Release Date
July 1, 2018November 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/106.4/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.7/10
Exercise Score
4.3/107.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A5.2 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5
Case Battery Life
N/A18

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/108.4/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A6.7/10

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 Grams5.6 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."

Beats Fit Pro

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Lili Katz | January 2024
"The Beats Fit Pro is just as easy to use with an Android device as it is with an iPhone. It seems Apple-owned Beats is trying to appeal to a wider market, and it works. The Fit Pro fits like a pro with the ear tip fit test and multiple ear tips. Sound quality is sure to please most athletes, but the Fit Pro is just at home in the office as it is in the gym. The main factor holding the Beats Fit Pro back from gold is the price."

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About Beats

Beats is an American, consumer-focused, audio products manufacturer. Founded originally by American rapper and producer Dr Dre, the company is now a subsidiary of Apple. Beats sells a wide range of audio products, including several models of headphones, earbuds and speakers as well as full car audio systems.

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