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Updated April 11, 2024·

If sound quality is your priority and you prefer over-ear headphones for a more immersive listening experience, AKG K361 would be a better fit, although it doesn't offer wireless connectivity. The JBL Tune 660NC, on the other hand, provides convenience with its wireless feature and active noise cancelling, which could be useful during commutes or in noisy environments. However, its sound quality and comfort are rated lower compared to AKG K361. The JBL also has a long battery life and is optimized for portability with a foldable design. Consider your primary use—whether it's critical listening or convenience for everyday use on the go—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 JBL Tune 660NC
  • The JBL Tune 660NC has no clear advantages over the AKG K361.

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Tune 660NC
6.1
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the JBL Tune 660NC is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Tune 660NC
5.4
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the JBL Tune 660NC is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Tune 660NC
5.1
The JBL Tune 660NC and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the JBL Tune 660NC is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Tune 660NC
5.7
The JBL Tune 660NC and AKG K361 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks, though the JBL Tune 660NC is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Tune 660NC
5.6
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the JBL Tune 660NC is poor.

Battery

N/A
K361
Tune 660NC
42.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The JBL Tune 660NC has 42 hours of battery life.

Cost

$102
K361
Tune 660NC
$60
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The AKG K361 has a price of $102 and the JBL Tune 660NC costs $60.
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Key similarities

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Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Tune 660NC
6.0
The AKG K361 and JBL Tune 660NC are both only fair for noise reduction.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Tune 660NC
8.0
The AKG K361 and JBL Tune 660NC both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the JBL Tune 660NC compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361JBL Tune 660NC
AKG K361JBL Tune 660NC

GENERAL

Price
$102
$60
Brand
AKGJBL
Release Date
July 1, 2018February 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.1/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.5/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A42 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/106/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Mic Quality
N/A6.8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7.6/106/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams172 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

Shopping

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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 Tune 660NC

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Chase Bernath | April 2023
"The JBL Tune 660NC is the best value you can get from a set of on-ear headphones. There's no companion app so you don't get many additional features, but everything the JBL Tune 660NC sets out to do, it does well. At this price, the JBL Tune 660NC is an easy recommendation for on-ear headphone lovers"

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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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