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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 headphones are less expensive and have a higher sound quality score, which could mean better overall playback when listening to music. They also have a longer cable and are foldable, making them more portable. However, the Rode NTH-100 has a slightly better score for music specifically, as well as calls and meetings, and gaming, suggesting they might offer a more versatile listening experience. Both are suited for studio work with similar comfort levels and neither has a built-in microphone or wireless capabilities. Consider if the price difference is justified by the Rode's slight edge in versatility. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the Rode NTH-100
  • Very good for music
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
NTH-100
8.2
The Rode NTH-100 is very good for music, while the AKG K361 is good.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
NTH-100
4.8
The Rode NTH-100 and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Rode NTH-100 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
NTH-100
7.6
The Rode NTH-100 is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
NTH-100
5.3
The AKG K361 is only fair for noise reduction, while the Rode NTH-100 is poor.

Cost

$99
K361
NTH-100
$134
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The AKG K361 has a price of $99 and the Rode NTH-100 costs $134.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

6.3
K361
NTH-100
6.5
The Rode NTH-100 and AKG K361 are both only fair for gaming.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
NTH-100
7.7
The AKG K361 and Rode NTH-100 are both good for TV and video.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
NTH-100
8.5
The AKG K361 and Rode NTH-100 both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Rode NTH-100 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Rode NTH-100
AKG K361Rode NTH-100

GENERAL

Price
$99
$134
Brand
AKGRode
Release Date
July 1, 2018March 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/108.2/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/104.8/10
Gaming Score
6.4/106.6/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107.8/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.2/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/105.3/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.6/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams349.2 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00
Dustproof Rating
00

Shopping

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AKG K361

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Medium

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."

Rode NTH-100

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Kizito Katawonga | March 2023
"The NTH-100M is a closed-back headset aimed at professional audiophiles—streamers, podcasters and content creators included—looking for masterful audio and a detachable 'broadcast-grade' microphone."

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About Rode

Rode is an Australian audio equipment manufacturer. Rode was founded in 1967 as Freedman Electronics, transitioning into its modern brand in 1990, and it’s mainly known for their high-end microphones and audio production equipment. In 2022 they entered into the headphone market with their NTH-100 closed back headphone which was received with very good reviews from the community.

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