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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 over-ear headphones are higher in price and provide a rich sound quality with a good soundstage, making them suitable for immersive music listening and professional use. Although they lack a microphone and wireless capability, their wired connection offers a stable, high-fidelity audio experience, and they are foldable for easier transport. On the other hand, the Skullcandy Dime earbuds are more budget-friendly and are designed with wireless convenience in mind, suitable for calls and meetings with their integrated microphone. They are highly portable and offer decent sound quality. If you exercise frequently, sweatproof features and earbud portability may sway you towards the Skullcandy Dime. However, for long listening sessions, critical listening or if you prefer over-ear comfort and better overall sound, the AKG K361 would be a better choice despite being the more expensive option. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Skullcandy Dime
  • Very good for air travel
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Dime
5.7
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Skullcandy Dime is poor.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Dime
4.8
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Skullcandy Dime is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Dime
6.2
The Skullcandy Dime is only fair for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Dime
7.1
The Skullcandy Dime is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Dime
5.3
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Skullcandy Dime is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Dime
6.5
The Skullcandy Dime and AKG K361 are both only fair for noise reduction, though the Skullcandy Dime is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
K361
Dime
3.5 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Skullcandy Dime has 3.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
Dime
$26
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Skullcandy Dime costs $26.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
K361
Dime
8.5
The AKG K361 and Skullcandy Dime both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Skullcandy Dime compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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GENERAL

Price
$109
$26
Brand
AKGSkullcandy
Release Date
July 1, 2018March 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/105.7/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/106.2/10
Gaming Score
6.4/104.8/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.4/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A3.5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5
Case Battery Life
N/A12

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/106.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Size
N/ASmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams4.5 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."

Skullcandy Dime

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Tim Gideon | April 2021
"For $25, the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless Earbuds deliver a powerful, balanced, rich, and bright sound signature. There’s really not much else to talk about, but the audio is better than you would expect for the price."

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About Skullcandy

Skullcandy is an American, consumer-oriented, earbuds and headphones manufacturer with 20 years of market experience. They sell a wide variety of, budget-friendly and unique, wired and wireless products that are sure to please the vast majority of users. Among their most popular offerings, the Crusher headphones, includes a pair of actual subwoofers inside the cups which makes the bass extra prominent for a unique and extra fun sound.

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