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Updated January 10, 2024·

If price is a big concern, the AKG K361 is the better option as it's significantly less expensive than the Bose 700. The AKG K361 is wired and provides good overall sound quality, suitable for a variety of audio content. However, if you need wireless capabilities and prioritize features like active noise cancelling and a high-quality built-in microphone for calls and meetings, the Bose 700 stands out. Additionally, the Bose has longer battery life for wireless use and is optimized for comfort, which might make it a better choice for long listening sessions or travel despite the higher cost. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Bose 700
  • Very good for phone calls
  • Best in class for air travel
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
700
5.3
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Bose 700 is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
700
8.3
The Bose 700 is very good for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
700
7.8
The Bose 700 is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
700
5.6
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Bose 700 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
700
9.1
The Bose 700 is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
700
20.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Bose 700 has 20 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
700
$299
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Bose 700 costs $299.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
700
9.0
The Bose 700 has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
K361
700
7.5
The AKG K361 and Bose 700 are both good for music.

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How the AKG K361 and the Bose 700 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Bose 700
AKG K361Bose 700

GENERAL

Price
$109
$299
Brand
AKGBose
Release Date
July 1, 2018June 1, 2019
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.5/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/108.3/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.3/105.5/10

PERFORMANCE

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

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/108.4/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams263 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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."

Bose 700

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Adam Molina | June 2023
"Bose took active noise canceling and made it mainstream but eventually, the market caught up. Well, it seems like Bose was listening, because the Noise Canceling Headphones 700 is a complete redesign of its iconic product. The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have a new design, improved sound quality, a touch-sensitive gesture pad for playback controls, and even USB-C charging."

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About Bose

Bose is an American audio equipment manufacturer based out of Framingham, Massachusetts. Founded in 1964 by Amar Bose with the goal of creating a speaker system that could accurately recreate the sound of a concert hall, Bose has become one of the most prominent players in the modern consumer audio market due to the premium feel of their products and their wide brand recognition.

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