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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and a more immersive experience with music, the AKG K361 headphones offer very good overall sound quality with the added bonus of being suitable for air travel. However, they are wired, lack active noise cancelling, and do not have a microphone. In contrast, the JBL Live 670NC headphones have good mic quality and active noise cancelling, making them a better choice for calls, meetings, and noisy environments. They also offer wireless connectivity, app controls customization, and are foldable for better portability. The JBL's provide significantly longer battery life but score lower in sound quality for music. Choose the AKG K361 for dedicated music listening and the JBL Live 670NC for a versatile, feature-rich headset for everyday use, especially in noisier settings or when you need wireless freedom and battery life. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the JBL Live 670NC
  • Good for phone calls
  • Very good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Live 670NC
6.5
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the JBL Live 670NC is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Live 670NC
5.4
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the JBL Live 670NC is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Live 670NC
7.4
The JBL Live 670NC is good for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Live 670NC
8.6
The JBL Live 670NC is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Live 670NC
5.5
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the JBL Live 670NC is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Live 670NC
6.7
The JBL Live 670NC and AKG K361 are both only fair for noise reduction, though the JBL Live 670NC is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
K361
Live 670NC
65.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The JBL Live 670NC has 65 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
Live 670NC
$100
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the JBL Live 670NC costs $100.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
K361
Live 670NC
8.0
The AKG K361 and JBL Live 670NC both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the JBL Live 670NC compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361JBL Live 670NC
AKG K361JBL Live 670NC

GENERAL

Price
$109
$100
Brand
AKGJBL
Release Date
July 1, 2018March 1, 2024
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.6/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/107.4/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.5/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A65 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/106.8/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Size
N/AMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams217 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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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."

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About JBL

JBL is an American audio equipment manufacturer. Owned by Harman International which is, itself, owned by Samsung Electronics. JBL markets a wide array of monitoring speakers, professional headphones and consumer market headphones and earbuds. It was founded in 1946 by James Bullough Lansing (whose initials give the company its name) and has become one of the most prolific audio companies ever. Their products were responsible for audio during the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

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