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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 offers better sound quality and noise isolation, making them ideal for critical listening in quiet environments. They're also better for long music sessions due to better comfort, have a detachable cable, and fold for easy storage. On the other hand, the Koss Porta Pro is more budget-friendly with decent overall sound quality, but they offer less noise isolation due to their open design, making them less suitable in noisy environments. They're more portable given their smaller size but have a non-detachable cable which could be less durable over time. Neither has a built-in mic, so for calls, you'd need an alternate solution. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the Koss Porta Pro
  • Very good for music

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Porta Pro
8.2
The Koss Porta Pro is very good for music, while the AKG K361 is good.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Porta Pro
4.3
The Koss Porta Pro and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Koss Porta Pro is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Porta Pro
6.8
The Koss Porta Pro is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Porta Pro
2.5
The AKG K361 is only fair for noise reduction, while the Koss Porta Pro is poor.

Cost

$119
K361
Porta Pro
$45
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The AKG K361 has a price of $119 and the Koss Porta Pro costs $45.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Porta Pro
6.0
The AKG K361 has very good build quality, while the Koss Porta Pro has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

6.3
K361
Porta Pro
6.4
The Koss Porta Pro and AKG K361 are both only fair for gaming.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Porta Pro
7.6
The AKG K361 and Koss Porta Pro are both good for TV and video.

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How the AKG K361 and the Koss Porta Pro compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Koss Porta Pro
AKG K361Koss Porta Pro

GENERAL

Price
$119
$45
Brand
AKGKoss
Release Date
July 1, 2018January 1, 1984
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/104.3/10
Gaming Score
6.4/106.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107.7/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.2/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/106/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams63.5 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00
Dustproof Rating
00

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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."

Koss Porta Pro

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Sebastian Taboada | February 2022
"It’s clear to see why these have been such a popular choice amongst listeners for nearly four decades. It’s a charming pair of headphones that delivers a truly enjoyable listening experience and one that I think punches well above its weight."

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About Koss

Koss is an American headphone manufacturer established in 1953. In 1958, they created the first set of stereophones, that is headphones with stereo sound, and in 1984 they released the world-famous Porta Pro, a set of on-ear headphones that has remained essentially unchanged for more than 30 years and that is still made, sold and loved by many audio enthusiasts around the world today.

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