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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 provides a higher overall sound quality and is wired with a detachable cable, suitable for critical listening and studio work, but it lacks a microphone and built-in controls, making it less convenient for hands-free calls. The JLab JBuds Work Wireless offers lower overall sound quality, but their wireless connectivity, exceptional battery life, a boom mic with excellent quality, and high scores for calls, meetings, and gaming make them versatile for daily use and professional environments. If pristine audio fidelity is your main concern, lean towards the AKG K361, but if you need wireless convenience, a boom mic, and good sound, the JLab JBuds Work Wireless might be a better fit, especially considering they are often less expensive. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
Advantages of the JLab JBuds Work Wireless
  • Good for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for air travel
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
JBuds Work Wireless
6.8
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the JLab JBuds Work Wireless is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
JBuds Work Wireless
8.8
The JLab JBuds Work Wireless is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
JBuds Work Wireless
7.3
The JLab JBuds Work Wireless is good for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
JBuds Work Wireless
7.9
The JLab JBuds Work Wireless is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
JBuds Work Wireless
5.3
The AKG K361 is only fair for noise reduction, while the JLab JBuds Work Wireless is poor.

Battery

N/A
K361
JBuds Work Wireless
60.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The JLab JBuds Work Wireless has 60 hours of battery life.

Cost

$100
K361
JBuds Work Wireless
$79
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The AKG K361 has a price of $100 and the JLab JBuds Work Wireless costs $79.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
JBuds Work Wireless
9.0
The JLab JBuds Work Wireless has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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TV and Video

7.8
K361
JBuds Work Wireless
7.9
The JLab JBuds Work Wireless and AKG K361 are both good for TV and video.

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How the AKG K361 and the JLab JBuds Work Wireless compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361JLab JBuds Work Wireless
AKG K361JLab JBuds Work Wireless

GENERAL

Price
$100
$79
Brand
AKGJLab
Release Date
July 1, 2018October 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.9/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/107.3/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108.9/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/108/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A60 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/105.3/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A9/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/108.4/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams158 Grams
Microphone style
N/ABoom
Waterproof Rating
00

Shopping

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AKG K361

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Medium

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 JBuds Work Wireless

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Tim Gideon | February 2022
"The JLab JBuds Work is an affordable headset-headphone hybrid that you can use to listen to music in stereo and communicate on video calls thanks to a retractable boom mic, and we particularly like its convenient mono and passive wired modes. You won't find any frills here like you will with the costlier Jabra Evolve2 65 or Plantronics Voyager 4220 UC, but for less than half the price, the JBuds Work is an effective lower-cost alternative."

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