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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 provides excellent sound quality with a more natural soundstage, making it suitable for critical listening. However, it lacks wireless capabilities and a built-in microphone, which might be inconvenient for mobile use, calls, or meetings. The Sennheiser 450BT, on the other hand, offers wireless connectivity with support for AAC and AptX Low Latency codecs, active noise cancellation, and has a good microphone quality, making it versatile for various situations including calls and travel. It does, however, have lower overall sound quality compared to the AKG K361. If you prioritize immersive sound and wired use, go for AKG K361, but if you need versatility, wireless features, and noise cancellation, Sennheiser 450BT is the better choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
Advantages of the Sennheiser 450BT
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Excellent for air travel
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
450BT
6.2
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Sennheiser 450BT is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
450BT
8.8
The Sennheiser 450BT is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
450BT
6.9
The Sennheiser 450BT is only fair for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
450BT
7.9
The Sennheiser 450BT is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
450BT
9.1
The Sennheiser 450BT is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
450BT
27.5 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Sennheiser 450BT has 27.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$98
K361
450BT
$112
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The AKG K361 has a price of $98 and the Sennheiser 450BT costs $112.
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Key similarities

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TV and Video

7.8
K361
450BT
8.1
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sennheiser 450BT to be very good for TV and video, while the AKG K361 is good.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
450BT
8.0
The AKG K361 and Sennheiser 450BT both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Sennheiser 450BT compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Sennheiser 450BT
AKG K361Sennheiser 450BT

GENERAL

Price
$98
$112
Brand
AKGSennheiser
Release Date
July 1, 2018February 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.2/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/107/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108.9/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/108.1/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A27.5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2.3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams240.4 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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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."

Sennheiser 450BT

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Lily Katz | March 2022
"The Sennheiser HD 450BT is a very good pair of headphones for the price, noise canceling is good and sound quality is great—quite rare at this price point. Like any product, this headset isn’t without its faults."

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About Sennheiser

A family-owned company, Sennheiser is a German, high fidelity, audio equipment manufacturer founded in 1945. Their consumer audio division is now owned by the Swiss hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturer Sonova. Sennheiser offers a wide variety of, very high quality, audio equipment solutions, from headphones to earbuds, full sets of monitoring speakers, amplifiers and microphones. They also make what is widely regarded as the best, and most expensive, headphones in existence, the HE-1 Orpheus, costing a whopping $59,000 dollars.

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