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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and are using them for music or TV in quiet environments, the AKG K361 is a better choice, as it provides very good overall sound and good soundstage. However, they are over-ear and heavier, which may affect portability and comfort during extended use, and they have no wireless capabilities. The Sony MDR-ZX110 is more budget-friendly and lighter, making them a bit more portable, but they offer only fair sound quality, so they may not be as satisfying for critical listening. Neither option has active noise cancelling or wireless features, so if you need these for travel or exercise, you may want to consider other models. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for TV and video
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the Sony MDR-ZX110
  • The Sony MDR-ZX110 has no clear advantages over the AKG K361.

Key differences

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Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
MDR-ZX110
4.3
The AKG K361 and Sony MDR-ZX110 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks, though the AKG K361 is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
MDR-ZX110
6.9
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Sony MDR-ZX110 is only fair.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
MDR-ZX110
5.3
The AKG K361 is only fair for noise reduction, while the Sony MDR-ZX110 is poor.

Cost

$99
K361
MDR-ZX110
$10
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$200

The AKG K361 has a price of $99 and the Sony MDR-ZX110 costs $10.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
MDR-ZX110
6.0
The AKG K361 has very good build quality, while the Sony MDR-ZX110 has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
K361
MDR-ZX110
7.6
The Sony MDR-ZX110 and AKG K361 are both good for music.

Gaming

6.3
K361
MDR-ZX110
5.9
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers AKG K361 to be only fair for gaming, while the Sony MDR-ZX110 is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
MDR-ZX110
3.0
The AKG K361 and Sony MDR-ZX110 are both poor for phone calls.

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How the AKG K361 and the Sony MDR-ZX110 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Sony MDR-ZX110
AKG K361Sony MDR-ZX110

GENERAL

Price
$99
$10
Brand
AKGSony
Release Date
July 1, 2018July 1, 2015
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.7/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/103/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105.9/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107/10
Exercise Score
4.3/103.9/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/105.3/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/106/10
Comfort score
7.6/105.5/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams119.9 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00
Dustproof 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."

Sony MDR-ZX110

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Audio.org | December 2022
"My opinion about Sony MDR ZX110 is they are the best budget headphones of Sony with top-class sound. Clear vocals, great bass, and balanced sound with low sound distortion. The treble could be sharper, but it's ok. 30 mm neodymium dynamic drivers give clear and precise audio, and an inline remote with a mic give decent call quality. Closed-Back Design also helps to improve sound performance."

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About Sony

Sony is a multinational corporation, based out of Japan, with over 75 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. In the audio market, Sony has been a trendsetter several times throughout its history. In 1979 they released the first-ever portable music player, the Sony Walkman, followed by the Discman 20 years later. Today, Sony is one of the leaders in the wireless headphone and earbud market, especially in terms of Active Noise Cancellation technology.

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