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Updated April 10, 2024·

Opt for the AKG K361 if you prefer headphones with over-ear comfort, better sound quality for music and TV, and don’t mind a wired connection without active noise cancelling; they’re suitable for home use and air travel due to their good noise isolation and foldable design. Choose JBL Tune Flex instead if you seek earbuds that are more affordable, offer wireless convenience, a customizable sound experience through an app, and features like sweatproof certification for exercise and a low latency mode for gaming; they’re more portable and have additional battery life with the charging case. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • The AKG K361 has no clear advantages over the JBL Tune Flex.
Advantages of the JBL Tune Flex
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
Tune Flex
8.5
The JBL Tune Flex is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Tune Flex
6.3
The JBL Tune Flex is only fair for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Tune Flex
9.0
The JBL Tune Flex is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Tune Flex
6.5
The JBL Tune Flex and AKG K361 are both only fair for noise reduction, though the JBL Tune Flex is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
K361
Tune Flex
6.5 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The JBL Tune Flex has 6.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
Tune Flex
$60
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the JBL Tune Flex costs $60.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
K361
Tune Flex
7.3
The AKG K361 and JBL Tune Flex are both good for music.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Tune Flex
7.8
The AKG K361 and JBL Tune Flex are both good for TV and video.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Tune Flex
8.5
The AKG K361 and JBL Tune Flex both have very good build quality.

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

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361JBL Tune Flex
AKG K361JBL Tune Flex

GENERAL

Price
$109
$60
Brand
AKGJBL
Release Date
July 1, 2018September 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.3/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/106.3/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108.6/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107.8/10
Exercise Score
4.3/107.7/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6.5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A18

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/106.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A5.1/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.6/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams9 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 Tune Flex

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Gabby Bloch | May 2023
"JBL is offering a similar design and arguably better resolution than the more expensive AirPods 3rd Generation. Add to that a comfortable and versatile fit, an equalizer and pretty decent ANC, and you’ve got a quality wireless earphone. I would have loved longer battery life and more crystal calls, but for the price, you can’t complain. A solid deal overall."

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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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