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Updated January 10, 2024·

The AKG K361 headphones offer better sound quality and are more suited for critical listening with a closed-back design for improved noise isolation. They're wired, making them suitable for high-fidelity audio without latency issues, but this also means they're less portable and not ideal for exercise. Conversely, the Skullcandy Dime 2 earbuds are wireless, offering freedom of movement and an advantage during exercise with sweatproof certification. They are also considerably lighter, more compact, and better for use while traveling. The Dime 2 earbuds have a built-in mic, which provides added convenience for calls and meetings, though with lower mic quality than specialized headsets. They are more suited to casual use and are also more affordable, making them a smart choice if budget is a concern and you value portability and wireless convenience over the ultimate sound quality and thorough noise isolation. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Skullcandy Dime 2
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Dime 2
6.0
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Skullcandy Dime 2 is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Dime 2
4.7
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Skullcandy Dime 2 is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Dime 2
4.8
The Skullcandy Dime 2 and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Skullcandy Dime 2 is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Dime 2
5.1
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Skullcandy Dime 2 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Dime 2
6.5
The Skullcandy Dime 2 and AKG K361 are both only fair for noise reduction, though the Skullcandy Dime 2 is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
K361
Dime 2
3.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Skullcandy Dime 2 has 3 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
Dime 2
$20
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Skullcandy Dime 2 costs $20.
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Key similarities

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Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Dime 2
5.2
The Skullcandy Dime 2 and AKG K361 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Dime 2
8.5
The AKG K361 and Skullcandy Dime 2 both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Skullcandy Dime 2 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Skullcandy Dime 2
AKG K361Skullcandy Dime 2

GENERAL

Price
$109
$20
Brand
AKGSkullcandy
Release Date
July 1, 2018February 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/104.8/10
Gaming Score
6.4/104.8/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.2/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.8/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A3 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A8.5

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/A6/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/108.4/10
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 2

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Jasper Lastoria | March 2022
"With the low price, it’s a low-risk investment. The Dime 2 is a decent set of backup buds for those times when you don’t want to risk your more upscale buds. If it weren’t for the lackluster battery life, I’d say everyone should have a pair as a spare for music."

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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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