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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize high-fidelity audio and are mostly using your audio device in a stationary setting like a home or office, the AKG K361 would be a superior choice, thanks to its better overall sound quality, larger soundstage, and comfort for prolonged use. However, if you need a microphone for calls or require portability for activities like exercise or travel, and you're looking for a budget-friendly option with sweat resistance, the Soundcore P20i's wireless design and integrated microphone make it a more suitable pick. Keep in mind, the Soundcore P20i also includes features like app equalization and controls customization, which the AKG K361 lacks. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
Advantages of the Soundcore P20i
  • Good for gaming
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
P20i
6.4
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Soundcore P20i is only fair.

Gaming

6.3
K361
P20i
7.3
The Soundcore P20i is good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
P20i
5.0
The Soundcore P20i and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Soundcore P20i is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
P20i
7.0
The AKG K361 and Soundcore P20i are both good for TV and video, though the AKG K361 is somewhat better.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
P20i
6.5
The Soundcore P20i and AKG K361 are both only fair for noise reduction, though the Soundcore P20i is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
K361
P20i
9.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Soundcore P20i has 9 hours of battery life.

Cost

$102
K361
P20i
$25
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The AKG K361 has a price of $102 and the Soundcore P20i costs $25.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
P20i
9.0
The Soundcore P20i has excellent build quality, while the AKG K361 has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
P20i
4.7
The AKG K361 and Soundcore P20i are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks.

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How the AKG K361 and the Soundcore P20i compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Soundcore P20i
AKG K361Soundcore P20i

GENERAL

Price
$102
$25
Brand
AKGSoundcore
Release Date
July 1, 2018May 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.5/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
6.4/107.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A9 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3
Case Battery Life
N/A20

FEATURES

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

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
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."

Soundcore P20i

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Ranbir Sen | May 2023
"I would recommend the Soundcore P20i Earbuds to everyone who loves music and would like to own comfortable pair of earbuds with a great range of sound quality. I would recommend users who buy this device use the right comfortable ear tips as per your ear design."

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About Soundcore

Soundcore is a sub-brand belonging to Anker Innovations. Starting in 2014, initially marketing wireless, Bluetooth, speakers, Anker now offers an array of, budget-friendly, wireless earbuds and headphones that directly compete, especially in the Active Noise Canceling field, with other brands several times as expensive.

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