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Updated January 10, 2024·

Choosing between the AKG K361 and Youthwhisper Bone Conduction headphones involves several tradeoffs. The AKG K361, being over-ear with closed enclosures, offers superior overall sound quality with a more immersive listening experience, making it better for critical listening environments. However, they lack a built-in microphone, which could be inconvenient for calls or meetings. Alternatively, Youthwhisper's bone conduction headphones allow you to remain aware of your surroundings, making them suitable for outdoor activities or exercising due to their sweatproof and dustproof features. They also have a built-in microphone, which is handy for calls. Youthwhisper’s model is much lighter, but their open design results in lower sound quality and noise isolation compared to the AKG K361. If sound quality is a priority and you primarily listen in quiet environments, the AKG K361 would be preferable, while the Youthwhisper would be more apt for active lifestyles where situational awareness and durability are key. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the AKG K361
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
  • Good for air travel
Advantages of the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones
  • Good for exercise
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

7.5
K361
Bone Conduction Headphones
4.8
The AKG K361 is good for music, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Gaming

6.3
K361
Bone Conduction Headphones
4.9
The AKG K361 is only fair for gaming, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Phone Calls

3.2
K361
Bone Conduction Headphones
6.5
The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is only fair for phone calls, while the AKG K361 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.0
K361
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.2
The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the AKG K361 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
K361
Bone Conduction Headphones
5.1
The AKG K361 is good for TV and video, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
K361
Bone Conduction Headphones
2.5
The AKG K361 is only fair for noise reduction, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Battery

N/A
K361
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.0 Hours
The AKG K361 does not have a battery. The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones has 8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$109
K361
Bone Conduction Headphones
$36
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The AKG K361 has a price of $109 and the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones costs $36.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
K361
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8.0
The AKG K361 and Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones both have very good build quality.

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How the AKG K361 and the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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AKG K361Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones
AKG K361Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones

GENERAL

Price
$109
$36
Brand
AKGYouthwhisper
Release Date
July 1, 2018June 1, 2022
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/104.9/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/106.6/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105/10
TV and Video Score
7.9/105.1/10
Exercise Score
4.3/107.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A8 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/AUnknown

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A6/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
219 Grams29 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
04

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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."

Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones

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Stozz Audio | October 2023
"If you're looking for a pair of headphones that can be worn while running or cycling, these Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones are a great alternative to more expensive models. They're lightweight and compact, so they won't get in the way when wearing them while exercising. Plus, they have a built-in microphone so you can take calls during your workout without having to stop and fumble with your phone. The sound quality is great for this style of headphones, and it has many other cool features."

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