AKG K361 Headphone Review 2022

AKG-Pro-Audio-K361 headphone Review 2022

I’ve gone over all of the features and functionalities of this headset in detail in this review article.

You’ll learn about their features, advantages, disadvantages, comfortability, and more.

Now, without wasting any more time, let’s have a look at its most important characteristics.

The AKG 361 is a closed-back headset that is perfect for on-the-go listening. The clean style is very appealing.It’s time to take this headset out of the box and see what’s inside.

AKG K361 Headphone Performance

This headphone is capable of producing crystal-clear, natural-sounding audio with outstanding detail. It features a treble that is low and unstrained. The sub-bass frequencies are plainly audible. It can be lacking in both punch and texture at times. The mid-range is otherwise well-balanced, not congested or narrow.

However, it is lacking in the lower middle, resulting in a light sound. The highs are finely defined and readily bring out all of the singers’ detailed pitches. In audio and mix recording, you’ll hear the deepest lows and the brightest highs. In short, this headphone’s lower midrange has a flaw, but the highs and lows are fantastic.

It has a fantastic frequency response, which makes it ideal for studio monitoring/mixing as well as listening to music or audio content. In terms of frequency, I must admit that it has performed admirably.

The AKG K361 has a nice soundstage and imaging. The music’s deeper bass may be felt. This headphone performs an excellent job of distinguishing instrumental and vocal sounds.

With this headphone, I recommend listening to David Guetta ft. Sia’s “Titanium” I guarantee you’ll love the music like you’ve never heard it before. The sound leaking is low because it’s a closed-back headset. At a high volume, there is a risk of leaking. For your listening pleasure, a volume level of 60% is considered safe.

However, if you set the volume to a reasonable level, no sound will leak.

Despite the lack of active noise cancellation, the oval ear shape performs a good job of isolating noise. You won’t be able to hear someone chatting to you from across the room since the earpads will seal your ear.

As a result, it will silence the majority of the noise.That doesn’t mean you can wear it to a parade and expect it to muffle the thunderous banging.It will appear as if you are attempting to combat an elephant with a bamboo stick!

AKG K361 Headphone Design

AKG K361 Hedphone Design

Rubberized plastic and leather pads make up the headset. The plastic is of exceptional quality and does not irritate the skin in any way. Instead of foam, the headband pad is constructed of rubber plastic. It feels hard at first, but after a while, it softens up.

The design appears to be quite elegant and smooth. The earpads, of course, are replaceable and can be replaced with new ones if they become worn out.

Replacement pads are available from a third-party vendor, not from AKG.

These headphones are built to endure a long time and have undergone rigorous testing to ensure their durability. It can withstand numerous drops. This headset is not water- or sweat-resistant. As a result, when the earpads are exposed to moisture and sweat, they may crack. The earcups can be damaged in a hot and humid climate.

Cleaning them once a week will keep them from cracking.

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AKG K361 Headphone Value

After falling in love with it, it was only a matter of time until I looked into its less expensive sibling, the K361. It was released on the same day for $99, and it, too, appears to be aimed squarely at the established competition, namely Audio-M40X Technica’s

The K361 keeps much of what makes the K371 so popular, however it has a leaner tone and the cost-cutting adjustments are instantly noticeable. Nonetheless, it’s another outstanding product from AKG, and other competitors in this battle should either be very concerned or start creating improvements to their existing models as soon as possible.

Pros
  • Super lightweigth
  • Harman target tuning
  • Foldable ear cups
  • Comfortable fit
Cons
  • Sound changes based on position

Final Thoughts


Despite the fact that AKGs are touted as “professional studio headphones” everywhere, I would advise against using them for monitoring due to their lack of mid frequencies.

This does not mean, that they cannot be utilised as monitoring. I would probably recommend the larger sisters, the AKG K371, if you want lower bass and a greater build quality.

The latter, on the other hand, has a larger disparity between low and medium frequencies, as well as a higher price. I also recommend avoiding the Bluetooth version because it is heavier, has a substantial impact on the DSP (change of the digital frequency response), and is less comfortable in general than the wired version.

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Sara Khan

About the Author: Sara Khan

For almost 5 years, I've been passionately blogging about headphones and audio technologies. Hundreds of headphones were tested and tried. Always on the lookout for the "best-value-for-money" headphones. Today, I'm more concerned with back-end content creation and technical concerns.

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