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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and comfort during prolonged use, the AKG K361 would be a better choice due to their very good overall sound and good comfort. They're also better suited for use during exercise and feature a detachable cable, which could be convenient. However, if you're looking for headphones with a better microphone for calls and gaming or enjoy virtual surround sound for a more immersive experience, the Razer Kraken V3 would be the go-to, but keep in mind they are slightly heavier. Neither option supports wireless connectivity, so consider how important that feature is for your needs. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the Razer Kraken V3
  • Good for gaming

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
Kraken V3
7.3
The Razer Kraken V3 is good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Kraken V3
5.0
The Razer Kraken V3 and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Razer Kraken V3 is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Kraken V3
7.0
The AKG K361 and Razer Kraken V3 are both good for TV and video, though the AKG K361 is somewhat better.

Cost

$100
K361
Kraken V3
$80
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The AKG K361 has a price of $100 and the Razer Kraken V3 costs $80.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
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Kraken V3
7.3
The AKG K361 and Razer Kraken V3 are both good for music.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
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Kraken V3
4.7
The AKG K361 and Razer Kraken V3 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks.

Noise Reduction

6.0
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Kraken V3
6.0
The AKG K361 and Razer Kraken V3 are both only fair for noise reduction.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Kraken V3
8.5
The AKG K361 and Razer Kraken V3 both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Razer Kraken V3 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Razer Kraken V3
AKG K361Razer Kraken V3

GENERAL

Price
$100
$80
Brand
AKGRazer
Release Date
July 1, 2018June 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.3/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
6.4/107.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.1/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/106/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams325 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 V3

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Soundguys

Sam Smart | November 2022
"This Razer Kraken V3 is a great headset for gamers who want comfort, surround sound, and software customization for a reasonable price. It's primarily a headset for PC gamers since THX Spatial audio is only supported on Windows. If you want something more multifaceted for multiple systems, this won't be an ideal headset for you. Luckily, there are plenty of competent Kraken V3 alternatives available to you."

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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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