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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a midrange-priced option, the AKG K361 headphones offer very good overall sound quality, good comfort, and are suitable for a variety of uses including music, TV, and videos. They come with a detachable cable and are foldable, enhancing portability. However, they lack wireless capability, have no active noise cancelling, and the mic quality is poor, which might not be ideal for calls. Conversely, the Moondrop Blessing 3 earbuds are in the premium price range but provide excellent sound quality with a combination of balanced armature and dynamic drivers. They are suited for high-quality music listening and come with a detachable cable but are not designed for exercise, and like the AKG K361, the mic quality is poor. Neither are optimal for gaming due to fair latency performance, nor for air travel due to fair noise isolation. Decide based on your budget and if you prefer the over-ear comfort and foldability of the AKG or the high-quality sound and in-ear form factor of the Moondrop, along with how important wireless capability is to you. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the Moondrop Blessing 3
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Blessing 3
5.0
The Moondrop Blessing 3 and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Moondrop Blessing 3 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Blessing 3
7.8
The Moondrop Blessing 3 is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Blessing 3
6.5
The Moondrop Blessing 3 and AKG K361 are both only fair for noise reduction, though the Moondrop Blessing 3 is somewhat better.

Cost

$102
K361
Blessing 3
$320
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The AKG K361 has a price of $102 and the Moondrop Blessing 3 costs $320.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Blessing 3
9.0
The Moondrop Blessing 3 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
Blessing 3
7.6
The Moondrop Blessing 3 and AKG K361 are both good for music.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Blessing 3
6.3
The AKG K361 and Moondrop Blessing 3 are both only fair for gaming.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Blessing 3
8.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Moondrop Blessing 3 to be very good for TV and video, while the AKG K361 is good.

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How the AKG K361 and the Moondrop Blessing 3 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Moondrop Blessing 3
AKG K361Moondrop Blessing 3

GENERAL

Price
$102
$320
Brand
AKGMoondrop
Release Date
July 1, 2018April 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.7/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105/10
Gaming Score
6.4/106.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/108.1/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.5/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/106.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Mic Quality
N/A2.5/10

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 Grams18.1 Grams
Waterproof 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."

Moondrop Blessing 3

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Meldrick | June 2023
"The Moondrop Blessing 3 has excellent imaging performance, especially for the price. Pair that with its neutral tonality with slight elevations towards both ends of the frequency response, and the Blessing 3 technically proficient set of IEMs that are also enjoyable to listen to every day."

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About Moondrop

Moondrop is a Chinese brand of smart audio equipment, portable audio players, earbuds and headphones started in 2015. During the last few years they have become one of the major players in what is lovingly referred to as the Chi-fi market, the bulk of Chinese companies that have managed to actually compete with the western manufacturers in both prices and superior quality. Products such as the Blessing II, Chu and Kato are among the most popular offerings of the brand, more popular among those users that wish for good quality audio that won't break the bank. Besides audio, the brand also works in what they call the ACGN field (Animation, Comics, Games and Short Novels).

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