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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize portability and convenience, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are stemless earbuds with active noise canceling, wireless features, and a built-in microphone, making them versatile for calls and use on the go. However, the AKG K361 are over-ear headphones providing better sound isolation and potentially more comfort for extended listening sessions, but lack a microphone and wireless capabilities. The AKG K361 are less expensive and could be preferred for focused music listening at home or in the studio, whereas the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro offer more modern features suitable for daily commutes and hands-free operation. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • The AKG K361 has no clear advantages over the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
  • Very good for music
  • Good for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
8.0
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is very good for music, while the AKG K361 is good.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
8.3
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
7.0
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is good for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
8.4
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
9.1
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
4.8 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has 4.8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$99
K361
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
$188
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The AKG K361 has a price of $99 and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro costs $188.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
9.0
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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TV and Video

7.8
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Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
7.7
The AKG K361 and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both good for TV and video.

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How the AKG K361 and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
AKG K361Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

GENERAL

Price
$99
$188
Brand
AKGSamsung
Release Date
July 1, 2018August 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/108.1/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/107.1/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107.8/10
Exercise Score
4.3/107.7/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A4.8 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A1.1 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A12

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.8/10
Size
N/AMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams5.5 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."

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

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Sound Guys

Jasper Lastoria | April 2023
"Consider the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro as your next pair of buds for its excellent active noise canceling (ANC) of low frequencies and comfortable fit. For Samsung users, the integration with your devices is handy and good for productivity."

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About Samsung

Samsung is a multinational conglomerate with over 85 years of history. They are mostly known to consumers for their high-end smartphones and TVs, however they are invested in many other markets like semiconductors and automotive. Samsung owns Harman International which itself owns other audio specialized companies like Harman Kardon, JBL and AKG who help engineer most, if not all, of Samsung audio products of their Galaxy line.

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