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Recon 70
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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the Turtle Beach Recon 70
  • Best in class for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

6.3
K361
Recon 70
8.4
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is very good for gaming, while the AKG K361 is only fair.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Recon 70
9.6
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is best in class for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Recon 70
7.6
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Cost

$109
K361
Recon 70
$40
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Turtle Beach Recon 70 costs $40.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
K361
Recon 70
7.1
The AKG K361 and Turtle Beach Recon 70 are both good for music.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Recon 70
7.5
The AKG K361 and Turtle Beach Recon 70 are both good for TV and video.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Recon 70
5.6
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers AKG K361 to be only fair for noise reduction, while the Turtle Beach Recon 70 is poor.

Build Quality

8.5
K361
Recon 70
8.5
The AKG K361 and Turtle Beach Recon 70 both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Turtle Beach Recon 70 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Turtle Beach Recon 70
AKG K361Turtle Beach Recon 70

GENERAL

Price
$109
$40
Brand
AKGTurtle Beach
Release Date
July 1, 2018May 1, 2019
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.1/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/109.6/10
Gaming Score
6.4/108.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/107.6/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.3/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/105.7/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Mic Quality
N/A10/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7.6/107.6/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams309 Grams
Microphone style
N/ABoom
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."

Turtle Beach Recon 70

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Sound Guys

Sam Moore | September 2022
"There aren’t many considerations to make here. The Turtle Beach Recon 70 sounds decent, offers solid chat audio, feels good to wear over long periods, and it works everywhere. If you’re in the market for a simple plug-and-play option, you could do a whole lot worse (and spend a whole lot more money). Regardless, if getting something cheap that works well is the only thing you care about, this is a great option."

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