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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you value versatility and convenient features such as noise cancellation and wireless connectivity, the Soundcore Space A40 earbuds would suit you well. However, if you prioritize sound quality and are using them mostly for music in environments where you don't need noise cancellation, the AKG K361 headphones offer better sound reproduction but lack wireless features and active noise cancellation. The A40's are more portable given their earbud form factor, and they also support LDAC for high-resolution audio streaming over Bluetooth, which the AKG K361 doesn't, as they are wired headphones. Keep in mind that the A40's typically trade sound quality for extra features when compared to the AKG K361. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Soundcore Space A40
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
Space A40
4.9
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Soundcore Space A40 is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Space A40
4.8
The Soundcore Space A40 and AKG K361 are both poor for phone calls, though the Soundcore Space A40 is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Space A40
5.3
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Soundcore Space A40 is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Space A40
9.1
The Soundcore Space A40 is excellent for noise reduction, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Battery

N/A
K361
Space A40
8.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Soundcore Space A40 has 8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$102
K361
Space A40
$59
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The AKG K361 has a price of $102 and the Soundcore Space A40 costs $59.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
K361
Space A40
7.7
The Soundcore Space A40 and AKG K361 are both good for music.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Space A40
4.9
The AKG K361 and Soundcore Space A40 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Space A40
8.5
The AKG K361 and Soundcore Space A40 both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Soundcore Space A40 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Soundcore Space A40
AKG K361Soundcore Space A40

GENERAL

Price
$102
$59
Brand
AKGSoundcore
Release Date
July 1, 2018August 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.8/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/104.9/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.4/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.2/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A8 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A0.8 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A32

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
6/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A6/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.6/10
Size
N/ASmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams4 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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."

Soundcore Space A40

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Sound Guys

Sam Smart | May 2023
"The Anker Soundcore Space A40 is an excellent deal if you want affordable noise canceling earbuds with great sound. The baseline frequency response is enjoyable, and the many EQ presets to choose from plus the ability to customize your sound profile makes it good for pretty much anyone. The noise canceling is quite good, and the many ear tips to choose from ensure a good fit for the noise canceling and isolation to do its job."

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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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