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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 is superb for music with higher sound quality, but isn't ideal for calls due to the lack of a microphone. They're more portable with a foldable design but have less effectiveness during exercise. The Razer Kraken, while not matching the AKG's sound for music, excels in gaming due to better microphone quality and are more suitable for calls and meetings. They are a bit heavier and not foldable, which may affect portability. Both models are wired without active noise cancellation. Choose the AKG for music-focused use and the Razer for gaming and voice communications. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the Razer Kraken
  • Very good for gaming

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
Kraken
8.3
The Razer Kraken is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
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Kraken
5.5
The Razer Kraken and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Razer Kraken is somewhat better.

Noise Reduction

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

Cost

$109
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Kraken
$50
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Razer Kraken costs $50.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
K361
Kraken
7.1
The AKG K361 and Razer Kraken are both good for music.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
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Kraken
4.7
The AKG K361 and Razer Kraken are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks.

TV and Video

7.8
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Kraken
7.4
The AKG K361 and Razer Kraken are both good for TV and video.

Build Quality

8.5
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Kraken
8.5
The AKG K361 and Razer Kraken both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Razer Kraken compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Razer Kraken
AKG K361Razer Kraken

GENERAL

Price
$109
$50
Brand
AKGRazer
Release Date
July 1, 2018March 1, 2019
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.1/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.5/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107.4/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.2/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/106.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Mic Quality
N/A9/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams322 Grams
Microphone style
N/ABoom
Waterproof Rating
00

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."

Razer Kraken

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PC Gamer

Rob Dwiar | March 2019
"Generally the Kraken is a very comfortable headset and there’s nothing that really identifies it as anything else. All in, the Kraken performed exactly as I’d expect a premium, designated gaming headset to perform: performing well in game audio, though not quite with the same quality of those headsets further up the price scale."

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About Razer

Razer is an American-Singaporean hardware manufacturer aimed specifically toward the gaming market. They manufacture a very wide array of gaming laptops, tablets, phones, peripherals and, of course, headphones and earbuds both wired and wireless. Since 2016, Razer has owned the THX suite, aimed at quality assurance of audiovisual systems such as speaker sets, video game consoles and even movie theaters.

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