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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize active noise cancellation for noisy environments or air travel, then the Skullcandy Hesh ANC is the recommended choice, as the AKG K361 doesn't offer this feature. However, if you're seeking superior overall sound quality and soundstage for an immersive music experience, you may prefer the AKG K361, although it does not have a built-in microphone, making it less suitable for calls and meetings. Both headphones offer a similar level of comfort, are wired, with the option to detach the cables, and are portable with a foldable design, but the Skullcandy has the additional advantage of wireless connectivity and a much longer battery life, which can be crucial for continuous use without the inconvenience of cables. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Skullcandy Hesh ANC
  • Excellent for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Hesh ANC
6.7
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Skullcandy Hesh ANC is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Hesh ANC
5.6
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Skullcandy Hesh ANC is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Hesh ANC
5.3
The Skullcandy Hesh ANC and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Skullcandy Hesh ANC is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Hesh ANC
6.0
The Skullcandy Hesh ANC is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Hesh ANC
5.8
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Skullcandy Hesh ANC is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Hesh ANC
8.7
The Skullcandy Hesh ANC is very good for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Hesh ANC
23.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Skullcandy Hesh ANC has 23 hours of battery life.

Cost

$102
K361
Hesh ANC
$135
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The AKG K361 has a price of $102 and the Skullcandy Hesh ANC costs $135.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Hesh ANC
7.0
The AKG K361 has very good build quality, while the Skullcandy Hesh ANC has good build quality.
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How the AKG K361 and the Skullcandy Hesh ANC compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Skullcandy Hesh ANC
AKG K361Skullcandy Hesh ANC

GENERAL

Price
$102
$135
Brand
AKGSkullcandy
Release Date
July 1, 2018December 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.8/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.3/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.6/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.8/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.2/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A23 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.6 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/108.8/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A7.4/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/107/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.6/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams226.7 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."

Skullcandy Hesh ANC

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Maike Paeßens | 2021
"Skullcandy’s Hesh ANC are compact, wireless over-ears for everyday use that are tuned for bass and designed to suppress or amplify ambient noise as required. In addition to Bluetooth 5.0, optional tracking via the Tile app is supported so that these headphones can be found if they get lost."

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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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