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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you prioritize excellent sound quality and are mainly using them for music or TV, the AKG K361 would be a better choice, and they also have a detachable cable which adds to their durability. However, they lack wireless capabilities and active noise cancelling, which the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC offers along with very good build quality and built-in controls. The JLab earbuds are also more suitable for air travel due to their active noise cancelling and have a much longer battery life, which could be convenient if you're often on the go. Keep in mind though, the AKG headphones provide a better music listening experience and are more comfortable for extended periods, which may be decisive if you plan to use them for long sessions. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC
  • Excellent for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Jbuds Lux ANC
6.0
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Jbuds Lux ANC
5.4
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Jbuds Lux ANC
5.2
The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Jbuds Lux ANC
5.8
The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC and AKG K361 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks, though the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Jbuds Lux ANC
5.6
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Jbuds Lux ANC
7.0
The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Jbuds Lux ANC
70.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC has 70 hours of battery life.

Cost

$102
K361
Jbuds Lux ANC
$80
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The AKG K361 has a price of $102 and the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC costs $80.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
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Jbuds Lux ANC
8.5
The AKG K361 and JLab Jbuds Lux ANC both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the JLab Jbuds Lux ANC compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361JLab Jbuds Lux ANC
AKG K361JLab Jbuds Lux ANC

GENERAL

Price
$102
$80
Brand
AKGJLab
Release Date
July 1, 2018February 1, 2024
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.1/10
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
4.3/106.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A70 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams235 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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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."

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