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Updated April 11, 2024·

If sound quality for music is a priority and you will use them in a stationary, quiet environment, the AKG K361 headphones are a better choice, as they offer very good overall sound quality, a good soundstage, and over-ear comfort. However, if you need something for an active lifestyle, like exercising, the Jlab Go Air Sport earbuds are sweatproof, have a secure fit with ear hooks, and are designed for use during exercise. Keep in mind that the Jlab earbuds also provide the convenience of being wireless with good battery life and portability, but with a compromise on sound quality. The AKG requires a wired connection but has a detachable cable and is foldable for better storage, although they are not as portable as the Jlab earbuds. If you take a lot of calls, the Jlab's mic quality is rated higher. Neither option supports low latency or active noise cancelling, which might be important depending on your use case. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Jlab Go Air Sport
  • Very good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Go Air Sport
5.6
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Jlab Go Air Sport is poor.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Go Air Sport
5.4
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Jlab Go Air Sport is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Go Air Sport
5.2
The Jlab Go Air Sport and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Jlab Go Air Sport is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Go Air Sport
5.6
The Jlab Go Air Sport and AKG K361 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks, though the Jlab Go Air Sport is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Go Air Sport
5.8
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Jlab Go Air Sport is poor.

Battery

N/A
K361
Go Air Sport
8.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Jlab Go Air Sport has 8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
Go Air Sport
$25
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Jlab Go Air Sport costs $25.
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Key similarities

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Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Go Air Sport
6.0
The AKG K361 and Jlab Go Air Sport are both only fair for noise reduction.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Go Air Sport
8.0
The AKG K361 and Jlab Go Air Sport both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Jlab Go Air Sport compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Jlab Go Air Sport
AKG K361Jlab Go Air Sport

GENERAL

Price
$109
$25
Brand
AKGJlab
Release Date
July 1, 2018January 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/105.7/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.3/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.8/10
Exercise Score
4.3/108.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A8 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.1
Case Battery Life
N/A24

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/106/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.4/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams6.6 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 Sport

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Tim Gideon | April 2022
"If you want seriously bass-forward earphones for the gym, you'll be hard-pressed to find a pair more affordable than the JLab Go Air Sport. We like their long battery life and solid water-resistance rating, though we aren’t fans of their finicky on-ear controls and the case’s hardwired charging cable."

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