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Updated January 10, 2024·

If audio fidelity is a priority and you prefer a traditional over-ear design, the AKG K361 offers superior sound quality and isolation, but at a higher price. On the other hand, the Shokz OpenMove uses bone conduction technology which is great for situational awareness, especially outdoors or when exercising. Also, if cost is a concern and you value the ability to stay aware of your surroundings, the OpenMove may be the better choice despite offering a different type of sound experience than traditional headphones. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the Shokz OpenMove
  • Good for phone calls
  • Good for exercise
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
OpenMove
4.8
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Shokz OpenMove is poor.

Gaming

6.3
K361
OpenMove
4.9
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Shokz OpenMove is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
OpenMove
7.8
The Shokz OpenMove is good for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
OpenMove
7.9
The Shokz OpenMove is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
OpenMove
5.0
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Shokz OpenMove is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
OpenMove
2.5
The AKG K361 is only fair for noise reduction, while the Shokz OpenMove is poor.

Battery

N/A
K361
OpenMove
6.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Shokz OpenMove has 6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$100
K361
OpenMove
$80
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The AKG K361 has a price of $100 and the Shokz OpenMove costs $80.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
K361
OpenMove
8.5
The AKG K361 and Shokz OpenMove both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Shokz OpenMove compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Shokz OpenMove
AKG K361Shokz OpenMove

GENERAL

Price
$100
$80
Brand
AKGShokz
Release Date
July 1, 2018September 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/104.9/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/107.8/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105/10
Exercise Score
4.3/107.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.1

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.4/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams29 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
05

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."

Shokz OpenMove

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Lily Katz | May 2023
"The Shokz OpenMove are a bit more affordable than the company's other bone conduction headphones, making them a more appealing option for athletes on a budget. These headphones support premium features like multipoint connectivity and a durable build, but you lose other niceties like fast charging and a long battery life. Still, for less than $80, these are nice bone conduction headphones that will keep you safe when exercising."

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