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Updated April 10, 2024·

Choose the AKG K361 if budget is a priority and you prefer a wired connection with over-ear comfort and very good build quality without needing active noise cancelling. Opt for the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones if you're willing to invest in premium headphones that offer top-tier comfort, excellent noise isolation, wireless functionality with advanced codecs like AptX Adaptive for a low-latency experience, and additional features such as app equalization, touch controls, and a best-in-class battery life suitable for air travel and extended use. However, they come at a significantly higher price compared to the AKGs. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • The AKG K361 has no clear advantages over the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones.
Advantages of the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
  • Very good for music
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Excellent for TV and video
  • Best in class for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
8.3
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is very good for music, while the AKG K361 is good.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.3
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is excellent for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
5.3
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
6.0
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.0
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is excellent for TV and video, while the AKG K361 is good.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.1
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
29.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones has 29 hours of battery life.

Cost

$110
K361
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
$429
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The AKG K361 has a price of $110 and the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones costs $429.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
9.0
The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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How the AKG K361 and the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones
AKG K361Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones

GENERAL

Price
$110
$429
Brand
AKGBose
Release Date
July 1, 2018November 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.3/10
Gaming Score
6.4/109.3/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/109.1/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A29 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7.4/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/1010/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams255 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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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 Quiet Comfort Ultra Headphones

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Christian Thomas | January 2024
"The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones are a credible step up from previous Bose ANC headphones, and they're built to hang tough with the competition for years into the future. No waterproofing is a bit of a letdown, but these headphones have the technical chops to make most quite happy."

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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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