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Updated April 10, 2024·

If you are looking for better overall sound quality and comfort for extended listening sessions, the AKG K361 headphones would serve you well, particularly for music and TV where they perform better. They also feature a detachable cable, are more durable, and fold for easier storage, making them suitable for air travel despite not being as portable as the Sonys. On the other hand, the Sony MDREX15AP earbuds, while not offering the same sound quality, are significantly more affordable, extremely portable, and offer very good comfort, which makes them a good option for casual listening, especially on the go. They excel in a specific area: watching TV and videos. However, neither set offers features like active noise cancelling, wireless capability, or an optimized experience for gaming and calls. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the Sony MDREX15AP
  • Very good for music
  • Excellent for TV and video

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
MDREX15AP
8.3
The Sony MDREX15AP is very good for music, while the AKG K361 is good.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
MDREX15AP
9.3
The Sony MDREX15AP is excellent for TV and video, while the AKG K361 is good.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
MDREX15AP
7.0
The Sony MDREX15AP is good for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Cost

$119
K361
MDREX15AP
$10
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The AKG K361 has a price of $119 and the Sony MDREX15AP costs $10.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

6.3
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MDREX15AP
6.7
The Sony MDREX15AP and AKG K361 are both only fair for gaming.

Phone Calls

3.2
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3.5
The Sony MDREX15AP and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
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MDREX15AP
5.4
The Sony MDREX15AP and AKG K361 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks.

Build Quality

8.5
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MDREX15AP
8.0
The AKG K361 and Sony MDREX15AP both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Sony MDREX15AP compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Sony MDREX15AP
AKG K361Sony MDREX15AP

GENERAL

Price
$119
$10
Brand
AKGSony
Release Date
July 1, 2018March 1, 2014
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/103.5/10
Gaming Score
6.4/106.8/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/109.3/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.6/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7.6/108.4/10
Size
N/ASmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams3.1 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00

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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 MDREX15AP

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Pete Anthony | June 2022
"At the ultra budget $10 price-point (and we’ve seen the no-mic version go for as cheap as $7), I’d say these are a decent option if you’re looking for a passable pair of earbuds for basic use that’s as cheap as possible. I wouldn’t say they feel or sound as good as some of the ultra-budget alternatives out there – of which there are a few at this point – but some might disagree. I will say though that the cable is a little bit nicer than those of that same competition."

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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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