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K361
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Live Pro 2
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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the JBL Live Pro 2
  • Very good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Live Pro 2
5.9
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the JBL Live Pro 2 is poor.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Live Pro 2
5.3
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the JBL Live Pro 2 is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Live Pro 2
5.2
The JBL Live Pro 2 and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the JBL Live Pro 2 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Live Pro 2
5.8
The JBL Live Pro 2 and AKG K361 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks, though the JBL Live Pro 2 is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Live Pro 2
5.5
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the JBL Live Pro 2 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Live Pro 2
9.1
The JBL Live Pro 2 is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Live Pro 2
8.3 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The JBL Live Pro 2 has 8.3 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
Live Pro 2
$120
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the JBL Live Pro 2 costs $120.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Live Pro 2
7.0
The AKG K361 has very good build quality, while the JBL Live Pro 2 has good build quality.
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How the AKG K361 and the JBL Live Pro 2 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361JBL Live Pro 2
AKG K361JBL Live Pro 2

GENERAL

Price
$109
$120
Brand
AKGJBL
Release Date
July 1, 2018June 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/105.9/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.2/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.3/108/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A8.3 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A0.8 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A24

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/107/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Size
N/ASmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams4.8 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."

JBL Live Pro 2

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What HiFi?

What HiFi? | February 2023
"The JBL Live Pro 2 TWS occupy an interesting space in the wireless earbuds market. They’re a step up from cheap wireless earbuds and allow you to access better sound quality without having to make the jump to more premium options from the likes of Bose, Sony and Sennheiser. They’re an entertaining listen, easy to use and manage to pack in a lot of useful features. We think they’re well worth a listen."

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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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