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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you're focused on sound quality for music and TV, the AKG K361 over-ear headphones would be the better choice with their very good sound quality and comfort; however, they lack wireless connectivity and are not ideal for exercise due to their size and weight. On the other hand, the JLab Go Air Pop earbuds offer great portability, are sweatproof, and have good battery life with additional power from the case, making them suitable for exercise and travel. They do compromise on sound quality and their built-in microphone is fair, which might affect calls and gaming experiences. If price is a major concern and you want wireless earbuds for an active lifestyle, the JLab Go Air Pop would be the more economical and convenient option. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the JLab Go Air Pop
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
Go Air Pop
5.5
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the JLab Go Air Pop is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Go Air Pop
5.0
The JLab Go Air Pop and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the JLab Go Air Pop is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Go Air Pop
5.7
The JLab Go Air Pop and AKG K361 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks, though the JLab Go Air Pop is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Go Air Pop
6.1
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the JLab Go Air Pop is only fair.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Go Air Pop
6.5
The JLab Go Air Pop and AKG K361 are both only fair for noise reduction, though the JLab Go Air Pop is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
K361
Go Air Pop
9.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The JLab Go Air Pop has 9 hours of battery life.

Cost

$110
K361
Go Air Pop
$25
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The AKG K361 has a price of $110 and the JLab Go Air Pop costs $25.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Go Air Pop
9.0
The JLab Go Air Pop has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
K361
Go Air Pop
7.1
The AKG K361 and JLab Go Air Pop are both good for music.

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How the AKG K361 and the JLab Go Air Pop compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361JLab Go Air Pop
AKG K361JLab Go Air Pop

GENERAL

Price
$110
$25
Brand
AKGJLab
Release Date
July 1, 2018September 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.2/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.5/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/106.1/10
Exercise Score
4.3/107.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A9 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.1
Case Battery Life
N/A27

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/106.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Size
N/ASmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams3.9 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."

JLab Go Air Pop

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Sam Smart | August 2023
"The JLab GO Air POP is a great option for anyone on a tight budget. This pair of true wireless earbuds checks all the boxes for earbud essentials, and performs pretty well in most areas. The microphone isn't great, but that's to be expected for something this inexpensive."

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