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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 headphones are a good choice if you prioritize durability and have a smaller budget, but they lack a microphone for calls and do not have wireless or active noise cancelling features. The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) earbuds, although slightly more expensive, offer a more versatile experience due to their wireless connectivity, active noise cancelling, microphone for calls and meetings, and are optimized for use during exercise and travel. They have a more modern feature set, including a low latency mode for gaming and app controls customization, making them suitable for a wider range of activities. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • The AKG K361 has no clear advantages over the "Nothing" Brand Ear (2).
Advantages of the "Nothing" Brand Ear (2)
  • Good for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
Ear (2)
8.5
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Ear (2)
7.9
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) is good for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Ear (2)
9.1
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Ear (2)
8.0
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) is very good for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Ear (2)
6.7 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) has 6.7 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
Ear (2)
$160
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) costs $160.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Ear (2)
9.0
The "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) 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
Ear (2)
7.0
The AKG K361 and "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) are both good for music.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Ear (2)
8.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) to be very good for TV and video, while the AKG K361 is good.

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How the AKG K361 and the "Nothing" Brand Ear (2) compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361"Nothing" Brand Ear (2)
AKG K361"Nothing" Brand Ear (2)

GENERAL

Price
$109
$160
Brand
AKG"Nothing" Brand
Release Date
July 1, 2018March 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.1/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/107.9/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108.6/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/108/10
Exercise Score
4.3/107.9/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6.7 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A1 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3.
Case Battery Life
N/A30

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/108/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/108/10
Size
N/ASmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams4.4 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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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."

"Nothing" Brand Ear (2)

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Jasper Lastoria | March 2023
"For the price the Nothing Ear (2) is pretty good. It fits well, and the IP54 rating (and IP55 with case) is durable enough for daily life. Most of its unique features are found in the Nothing X app, such as personalized frequency responses, and personalized, adjustable ANC."

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