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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize budget and are mostly using your headphones in quiet environments, the AKG K361 is a solid choice as it's less expensive and offers good sound quality for music and TV, but it lacks a microphone for calls and isn't wireless. On the other hand, the JBL Live 770NC is more suitable if you desire wireless convenience, active noise cancelling for noisy environments like air travel, an in-built mic for calls, and app features to customize sound and controls. However, these features come at a higher price and may not be essential if you are focused on listening to music or watching TV at home. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the JBL Live 770NC
  • Excellent for air travel

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
Live 770NC
5.6
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the JBL Live 770NC is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Live 770NC
5.2
The JBL Live 770NC and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the JBL Live 770NC is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Live 770NC
5.9
The JBL Live 770NC and AKG K361 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks, though the JBL Live 770NC is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Live 770NC
5.8
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the JBL Live 770NC is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Live 770NC
7.0
The JBL Live 770NC is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Live 770NC
76.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The JBL Live 770NC has 76 hours of battery life.

Cost

$99
K361
Live 770NC
$130
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The AKG K361 has a price of $99 and the JBL Live 770NC costs $130.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
K361
Live 770NC
7.4
The AKG K361 and JBL Live 770NC are both good for music.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Live 770NC
8.0
The AKG K361 and JBL Live 770NC both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the JBL Live 770NC compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361JBL Live 770NC
AKG K361JBL Live 770NC

GENERAL

Price
$99
$130
Brand
AKGJBL
Release Date
July 1, 2018March 1, 2024
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.5/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.3/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.6/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.8/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A76 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/107/10
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 Grams220 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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