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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 offers superior overall sound quality, better for immersive music experiences, and a comfortable over-ear form factor, making them suitable for longer listening sessions and air travel. However, they have a lower score for calls and meetings, and are less portable compared to earbuds. The KZ ZSN Pro, although priced lower and coming with a microphone, provides higher scores for gaming, and calls and meetings. Their in-ear design and smaller size make them more convenient for exercise and portability, with an included mic that is preferable for phone calls. Both have detachable cables, but neither offers wireless connectivity or active noise cancelling. The K361 might offer better noise isolation due to their over-ear design. Consider the AKG K361 if you prioritize sound quality and comfort for longer sessions, or the KZ ZSN Pro for a budget-friendly option with a decent microphone for calls and better suitability for active uses. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic)
  • Very good for gaming

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
ZSN Pro (with Mic)
8.0
The KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic) is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
ZSN Pro (with Mic)
5.1
The KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic) and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic) is somewhat better.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
ZSN Pro (with Mic)
5.3
The AKG K361 is only fair for noise reduction, while the KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic) is poor.

Cost

$109
K361
ZSN Pro (with Mic)
$21
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic) costs $21.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
ZSN Pro (with Mic)
9.0
The KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic) 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
ZSN Pro (with Mic)
7.7
The KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic) and AKG K361 are both good for music.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
ZSN Pro (with Mic)
4.9
The AKG K361 and KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic) are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
ZSN Pro (with Mic)
7.4
The AKG K361 and KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic) are both good for TV and video.

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How the AKG K361 and the KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic) compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic)
AKG K361KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic)

GENERAL

Price
$109
$21
Brand
AKGKZ
Release Date
July 1, 2018March 1, 2019
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.8/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107.5/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.3/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/105.3/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.6/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams7 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIn-Line

Shopping

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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."

KZ ZSN Pro (with Mic)

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David Becker | 2019
"Undoubtedly the focus and the star of the show, the ZSN Pro’s bass is big, bold and bangin’. The amount of gusto in the low end should satisfy anyone who likes a large lick of bass and even certified bassheads will probably get a kick out of this."

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