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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize overall sound quality and are using them in a stable environment like an office or home, AKG K361 headphones with their very good sound and comfort would be a better choice despite their higher price. They're over-ear, which usually offers better noise isolation and they have a detachable cable, adding to their durability. However, if you're looking for something more portable and suitable for exercise, the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS earbuds would be preferable due to their lighter weight, good comfort, and in-ear design that stays secure during movement, all at a budget price. Keep in mind that the AKG K361 lacks features like Bluetooth, active noise cancelling, and an on-board microphone which are not issues with the Aurvana Trio LS. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
Advantages of the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS
  • Good for gaming
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Aurvana Trio LS
6.6
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Aurvana Trio LS
7.9
The Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS is good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Aurvana Trio LS
6.9
The Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS is only fair for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Aurvana Trio LS
7.4
The Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Aurvana Trio LS
7.2
The AKG K361 and Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS are both good for TV and video, though the AKG K361 is somewhat better.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Aurvana Trio LS
7.0
The Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Cost

$109
K361
Aurvana Trio LS
$25
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS costs $25.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Aurvana Trio LS
9.0
The Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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How the AKG K361 and the Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS
AKG K361Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS

GENERAL

Price
$109
$25
Brand
AKGCreative Labs
Release Date
July 1, 2018January 1, 2018
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.6/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/107/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107.2/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.1/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.9/10
Size
N/AMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams18 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."

Creative Labs Aurvana Trio LS

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Forbes

Mark Sparrow | December 2021
"These super-affordable wired earphones are some of the best I’ve heard in recent years. For the money they are unbeatable. And before you say: “I can’t use them as there’s no headphone jack on my smartphone!”, they can work with jack-less phones by using the brilliant little Creative SXFI headphone amp which plugs into a smartphone’s USB or Lightning port (with an adapter) and produces the most sublime audio output."

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About Creative Labs

Creative Labs is a Singaporean technology company specialized in the manufacture of multimedia products. They created the world-famous Soundblaster soundcard back in 1989 which was a staple of the gaming community for a long time. Nowadays, besides still marketing their discrete audio systems, they offer a wide array of headphones, gaming headsets and speakers that still preserve that same heritage.

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