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Updated April 11, 2024·

and each cater to different needs. If you prefer over-ear headphones that provide better soundstage and are suitable for longer listening sessions at home or at work, the AKG K361 would be ideal, though note that they are wired and don’t feature a microphone for calls. However, if you need something for an active lifestyle, including exercise and travel, the Jabra Elite 4 would be more appropriate as they are wireless, compact, and feature sweat and dust resistance, as well as active noise cancelling. The Jabra Elite 4 also offers a decent built-in microphone for calls and meetings. Additionally, if battery life is a concern, the Jabra's wireless playtime might be limiting compared to the non-powered AKGs. Consider what’s most critical for your daily use when making your choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Jabra Elite 4
  • Very good for phone calls
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Elite 4
6.6
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Jabra Elite 4 is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Elite 4
5.4
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Jabra Elite 4 is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Elite 4
8.8
The Jabra Elite 4 is very good for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Elite 4
8.6
The Jabra Elite 4 is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Elite 4
6.0
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Jabra Elite 4 is only fair.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Elite 4
7.0
The Jabra Elite 4 is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Elite 4
5.5 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Jabra Elite 4 has 5.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
Elite 4
$120
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Jabra Elite 4 costs $120.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Elite 4
9.0
The Jabra Elite 4 has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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How the AKG K361 and the Jabra Elite 4 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Jabra Elite 4
AKG K361Jabra Elite 4

GENERAL

Price
$109
$120
Brand
AKGJabra
Release Date
July 1, 2018April 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.6/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/108.8/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/106/10
Exercise Score
4.3/107.7/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A5.5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A3.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A21

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Size
N/AMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams4.6 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."

Jabra Elite 4

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Jasper Lastoria | September 2023
"The Jabra Elite 4 is a good midrange option with solid isolation and aptX codec for Android. It sounds consumer friendly from the box and the app has some EQ to adjust to taste. Some included luxuries include multipoint, sidetone, and Spotify Tap"

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About Jabra

Jabra is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord, a 150-year-old Danish company that specializes in the manufacturing of hearing aids, headsets and earphones. Jabra has a focus on fit and comfort and quality control over everything else. According to Peter Karstromer, Jabras CEO, they “design and engineer technology that frees people to work, live and communicate how and where they want to, equipping them with the tools to live their life to a new rhythm”.

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