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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize budget and require better noise isolation for commuting or office use, the AKG K361 would be a more suitable choice, plus it has a foldable design for easy portability. However, the HifiMan Arya Stealth would provide a superior sound quality, especially for music, with a wide soundstage, which can be great for home listening in a quiet environment. The Arya Stealth's emphasis on audio fidelity also comes with less portability and minimal noise isolation due to its open-back design. In terms of durability, both options are comparable, each offering a detachable cable and solid build. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the HifiMan Arya Stealth
  • Best in class for music
  • Good for gaming
  • Excellent for TV and video
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Arya Stealth
10.0
The HifiMan Arya Stealth is best in class for music, while the AKG K361 is good.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Arya Stealth
7.1
The HifiMan Arya Stealth is good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Arya Stealth
5.1
The HifiMan Arya Stealth and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the HifiMan Arya Stealth is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Arya Stealth
8.1
The HifiMan Arya Stealth is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Arya Stealth
9.4
The HifiMan Arya Stealth is excellent for TV and video, while the AKG K361 is good.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Arya Stealth
2.5
The AKG K361 is only fair for noise reduction, while the HifiMan Arya Stealth is poor.

Cost

$99
K361
Arya Stealth
$649
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The AKG K361 has a price of $99 and the HifiMan Arya Stealth costs $649.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Arya Stealth
9.0
The HifiMan Arya Stealth has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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How the AKG K361 and the HifiMan Arya Stealth compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361HifiMan Arya Stealth
AKG K361HifiMan Arya Stealth

GENERAL

Price
$99
$649
Brand
AKGHifiMan
Release Date
July 1, 2018November 1, 2018
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/1010/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
6.4/107.2/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/109.5/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.5/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/108.4/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams408.2 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00
Dustproof 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."

HifiMan Arya Stealth

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Headphonesty

Eric D Hieger | October 2022
"The Arya can easily be end-game headphones for 99% of consumers, satisfying most audio desires. Priced well above USD$1000, the Arya are obviously and gloriously not for the mass market consumer; they are designed and built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts – especially those who view their expenses on this level of gear as investments."

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About HifiMan

HiFiMAN is a Chinese, high-end, audio product manufacturer, with 20 years of experience, that specializes in amplifiers, digital audio players and planar magnetic headphones, some of which have become a staple in the audiophile community such as the entry-level Sundara, the midrange Edition X, and the very well-regarded, high-end, Arya.

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