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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 headphones provide a better overall sound quality compared to the Sennheiser CX300S earbuds, making them a strong choice if audio fidelity is a top priority for you. However, they're less portable and have a lower score for exercise use, so if you're looking for something to wear during workouts or something easy to carry around, the Sennheiser CX300S might be more suitable despite the lower sound quality. The Sennheisers also offer a higher noise isolation quality, which can be valuable in noisy environments. Both require a wired connection and don't have built-in controls or microphones, but the AKG K361 scores higher for TV and video use but lower for gaming compared to the Sennheiser CX300S. Consider these factors against the price difference when making your decision. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
Advantages of the Sennheiser CX300S
  • The Sennheiser CX300S has no clear advantages over the AKG K361.

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
CX300S
6.9
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Sennheiser CX300S is only fair.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
CX300S
7.0
The Sennheiser CX300S is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Cost

$109
K361
CX300S
$55
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Sennheiser CX300S costs $55.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

6.3
K361
CX300S
6.1
The AKG K361 and Sennheiser CX300S are both only fair for gaming.

Phone Calls

3.2
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CX300S
3.0
The AKG K361 and Sennheiser CX300S are both poor for phone calls.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
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CX300S
4.7
The AKG K361 and Sennheiser CX300S are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
CX300S
7.3
The AKG K361 and Sennheiser CX300S are both good for TV and video.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
CX300S
8.0
The AKG K361 and Sennheiser CX300S both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Sennheiser CX300S compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Sennheiser CX300S
AKG K361Sennheiser CX300S

GENERAL

Price
$109
$55
Brand
AKGSennheiser
Release Date
July 1, 2018February 1, 2019
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/103.1/10
Gaming Score
6.4/106.1/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107.4/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.2/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.6/10
Size
N/ASmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams12 Grams
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."

Sennheiser CX300S

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Carroll Moore | April 2019
"Sennheiser offers impressive bang for your buck when it comes to the CX 300S. Built like a tank and sounding surprisingly good for such a budget-minded earphone, the CX 300S out-classes many of its would-be competitors. Functional but beautiful, it’s the perfect in-ear listening solution for anyone who wants to hear everything and look good doing it."

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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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