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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 headphones provide strong sound quality with a detachable cable and are foldable for better portability, but they are more expensive and lack built-in controls and wireless functionality. Consider whether wireless convenience and gaming suitability are priorities against the need for portability and longevity offered by a detachable cable. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
Advantages of the Sennheiser HD 250BT
  • Good for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Very good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
HD 250BT
6.5
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Sennheiser HD 250BT is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
HD 250BT
8.8
The Sennheiser HD 250BT is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
HD 250BT
7.2
The Sennheiser HD 250BT is good for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
HD 250BT
8.1
The Sennheiser HD 250BT is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
HD 250BT
8.4
The Sennheiser HD 250BT is very good for TV and video, while the AKG K361 is good.

Battery

N/A
K361
HD 250BT
25.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Sennheiser HD 250BT has 25 hours of battery life.

Cost

$100
K361
HD 250BT
$70
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The AKG K361 has a price of $100 and the Sennheiser HD 250BT costs $70.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
HD 250BT
9.0
The Sennheiser HD 250BT has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
HD 250BT
6.0
The AKG K361 and Sennheiser HD 250BT are both only fair for noise reduction.

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How the AKG K361 and the Sennheiser HD 250BT compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Sennheiser HD 250BT
AKG K361Sennheiser HD 250BT

GENERAL

Price
$100
$70
Brand
AKGSennheiser
Release Date
July 1, 2018May 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.6/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/107.2/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108.9/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/108.5/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.2/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A25 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/106/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams125 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
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 HD 250BT

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Pete Scholßnagel | 2020
"As a lightweight, robust audio provider with a long battery life, the Sennheiser HD 250BT offer a lot for their price: very good Bluetooth codecs, an app connection and an extremely understated design. These headphones may not be among the most comfortable, but they deliver adequate sound – without overdriving or distortion."

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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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