Ekrin 365 vs B37

The Ekrin 365 is the mid-range model of the brand. The Ekrin B37 was the high-end device until it was surpassed by the new B37s. Visually, the 365 and the B37 hardly differ at first glance. Only the color seems different.
But what about functionality, usability, quality, and so on? I’ll tell you in this comparison of the two massage guns. To do this, I bought both massagers and tested them extensively.

 

Comparison – Ekrin 365 vs B37

Criteria

Ekrin 365

Ekrin B37

My Rating

Motor Power

no information

no information

Speed Levels

4

5

RPM

2,000 - 3,200

1,400 - 3,200

Amplitude

12 mm

12 mm

Adjustable Arm

Noise (from 40 cm Distance)

52 dB - 60 dB

47 dB - 64 dB

Material

Plastic

Plastic

Battery Capacity

1,600 mAh

2,500 mAh

Battery Life

ca. 4 to 5 hours

ca. 4 to 6 hours

Battery changeable

Weight (without Attachment)

1.74 lbs (790 g)

 2.13 lbs (965 g)

Scope of Delivery

  • Ekrin 365

  • Ball Attachment

  • Flat Head Attachment

  • Fork Attachment

  • Cone Attachment

  • Carry Bag

  • USB-C Cable

  • Manual

  • Ekrin B37

  • Ball Attachment

  • Flat Head Attachment

  • Fork Attachment

  • Bullet Attachment

  • Carry Bag

  • Charger

  • Manual

Ekrin 365

Ekrin B37

My Rating

My Rating

Motor Power

no information

Motor Power

no information

Speed Levels

4

Speed Levels

5

RPM

2,000 - 3,200

RPM

1,400 - 3,200

Amplitude

12 mm

Amplitude

12 mm

Adjustable Arm

Adjustable Arm

Noise (from 40 cm Distance)

52 dB - 60 dB

Noise (from 40 cm Distance)

47 dB - 64 dB

Material

Plastic

Material

Plastic

Battery Capacity

1,600 mAh

Battery Capacity

2,500 mAh

Battery Life

ca. 4 to 5 hours

Battery Life

ca. 4 to 6 hours

Battery changeable

Battery changeable

Weight (without Attachment)

1.74 lbs (790 g)

Weight (without Attachment)

 2.13 lbs (965 g)

Scope of Delivery

  • Ekrin 365

  • Ball Attachment

  • Flat Head Attachment

  • Fork Attachment

  • Cone Attachment

  • Carry Bag

  • USB-C Cable

  • Manual

Scope of Delivery

  • Ekrin B37

  • Ball Attachment

  • Flat Head Attachment

  • Fork Attachment

  • Bullet Attachment

  • Carry Bag

  • Charger

  • Manual

 

Scope of Delivery and Attachments

In the comparison table above, I have already listed the scope of delivery of both massage guns. I will refrain from doing so here.

As you can see from the list, both devices come with about the same accessories. There are only two important differences:

  1. The Ekrin 365 only comes with a USB-C cable for charging. Thus, an additional power adapter is needed for charging at a power outlet. In return, the massage gun can be charged at a USB port. The Ekrin B37, on the other hand, only comes with a power adapter.
  2. Most of the attachments on the massagers are the same. However, the Ekrin 365 comes with a Cone Attachment for targeted massage of individual muscles. The Ekrin B37, on the other hand, includes a bullet attachment for this purpose. Both have the same function but look different. Also, the attachment of the 365 has a softer tip that feels more comfortable in my opinion.

Overall, the attachments of the 365 and the B37 are also shaped slightly differently. I like them a bit better on the Ekrin 365. But that is purely a question of personal preference.

The two massagers accordingly do not differ much overall in this category.

 

 

Functionality

Both massage guns have a powerful motor and an amplitude of 12 mm. This allows the deep tissue to be massaged effortlessly. However, the motor of the B37 is slightly stronger and reaches a stall force of up to 56 lbs. With the Ekrin 365, the motor only manages up to 40 lbs.

There are also differences in the number of speed levels. The 365 has four levels:

  • 1st Level: 2,000 rpm – Release Tension
  • 2nd Level: 2,400 rpm – Recover + Flexibility
  • 3rd Level: 2,800 rpm – Deep Massage
  • 4th Level: 3,200 rpm – “Wake Up” Muscles

The B37, on the other hand, has these five levels:

  • 1st Level: 1,400 rpm – Release Tension
  • 2nd Level: 1,800 rpm – Recover + Flexibility
  • 3rd Level: 2,200 rpm – Deep Massage
  • 4th Level: 2,600 rpm – Relax Fatigued Muscles
  • 5th Level: 3,200 rpm – “Wake Up” Muscles

As you can see, the Ekrin B37 not only has one more speed level. It also covers a broader range of impact frequencies. Thus, it is much less intense on the first two stages. This makes it especially suitable for beginners.

The Ekrin 365 already starts with a comparatively intense massage on the first level. This may be too intense for first-time users.

On the upper levels, the massage pistols hardly have anything in common regarding intensity. Both deliver a very intense massage here. This makes them ideally suited for runners, bodybuilders, and other (hobby) athletes.

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Usability

To use the Ekrin 365, you must first turn on a switch on the bottom of the handle. This is not necessary with the Ekrin B37. Apart from that, the usability is almost identical:

The button (B37) or the touch surface (365) is located on top of the massage gun in both cases. On the Ekrin B37, the button is held to start the motor. On the Ekrin 365, a simple press of the button is sufficient.

The individual speed levels are each switched through by pressing the button / touch surface again.

With the Ekrin 365, the motor switches off after the last level. With the Ekrin B37, the button must be held down again to switch it off.

Both massage guns are, therefore, very easy to use!

 

 

Handling

The handling of both devices is at a very high level. This is mainly due to the long, narrow handles. They are easy to grasp and hold. They also allow self-massage of rather hard-to-reach areas.

Nevertheless, the Ekrin 365 has a small advantage over the B37 here. This is due to the following reasons:

  1. The weight of the Ekrin 365, at 1.74 lbs (790 g) without the attachment, is less than that of the Ekrin B37, at 2.13 lbs (965 g). This makes a longer massage less tiring.
  2. The handle of the 365 is much longer than the B37. This makes hard-to-reach areas even easier to massage.

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Power Supply

There is a 1,600 mAh battery inside the Ekrin 365. The battery capacity of the Ekrin B37 is 2,500 mAh. Thus, the battery in the B37 is much more powerful.

Nevertheless, the battery life is about the same (4 to 5 hours in the 365 and 4 to 6 hours in the B37). This is primarily due to the slightly weaker motor in the Ekrin 365. In any case, both values are very good.

Charging also works very well in both cases. This is especially true for charging at the wall socket. It takes a bit longer if the 365 is only charged via USB.

Four small lights indicate the battery status in both massagers. This is quite accurate:

  • 80 % to 100 % battery charge: four lights
  • 65 % to 80 % battery charge: three lights
  • 40 % to 65 % battery charge: two lights
  • < 40 % battery charge: one light

 

 

Noise

For the comparison, I took a volume measurement for both massage guns from a distance of 40 cm.

I obtained these values for the Ekrin 365:

  • 1st Level: ~ 52 dB to 53 dB – similar to a conversation
  • 2nd Level: ~ 59 dB to 60 dB – similar to a vacuum cleaner
  • 3rd Level: ~ 57 dB to 58 dB – similar to road traffic
  • 4th Level: ~ 59 dB to 60 dB – similar to a vacuum cleaner

For the Ekrin B37, on the other hand, I was able to measure the following volume:

  • 1st Level: ~ 47 dB to 48 dB – similar to light rain
  • 2nd Level: ~ 50 dB to 51 dB – similar to a conversation
  • 3rd Level: ~ 56 dB to 57 dB – similar to road traffic
  • 4th Level: ~ 54 dB to 55 dB – similar to road traffic
  • 5th Level: ~ 63 dB to 64 dB – similar to a vacuum cleaner on short distance

Accordingly, both Ekrin massage guns are in a good range in terms of volume. This is especially true for the lower levels. Only at the upper speed level are both very loud. The B37 is quieter at low impact frequency as well as louder at higher speeds. Since this balances out, I see both massagers on the same level here.

 

Material and Quality

There are no clear differences between the two massage guns in this category either. In terms of material, Ekrin has chosen plastic for both the 365 and the B37. Nevertheless, the devices look very sturdy and durable. The workmanship is also on the same, very high level for both.

 

 

If there is a difference, it is in the smell. The Ekrin 365 simply smells “new”. I could detect a slight rubber smell on the handle of the Ekrin B37. However, this quickly disappeared.

However, the Ekrin 365 only has a narrow advantage here.

 

Price

I paid $179.99 for the Ekrin 365. This is also its normal price, which can be found on the manufacturer’s website. With a coupon (e.g., MGG25), it could be lowered to around $144.

I have the Ekrin B37 myself for $230. With a coupon (e.g., MGG25), the price is usually around $185.

So the Ekrin 365 is significantly cheaper after all. However, it could achieve similar results in the rest of the categories. Purely considering the price, I would therefore opt for the Ekrin 365.

However, the price-performance ratio is “Good” to “Very Good” for both massage guns.

 

Conclusion Ekrin 365 vs B37

Both the Ekrin 365 and the Ekrin B37 are first-class massage guns. They both have an amplitude of 12 mm and a powerful motor. At the same time, the massage guns are very easy to use. On the other hand, there are only a few small differences. These can almost be counted on one hand:

  1. In terms of price, the Ekrin 365 is ahead and costs between $40 and $50 less (depending on the offer). However, the price of the Ekrin B37 is also in the good range.
  2. In terms of stall force, i.e., the force applied during massage, the B37 again has an advantage. It reaches a maximum stall force of 56 lbs. With the Ekrin 365, this is up to 40 lbs. In addition, the impact frequency of the B37 can be adjusted individually.
  3. The battery of the Ekrin B37 is also much better, which means it lasts longer without needing to be charged. However, since the motor of the 365 has a slightly lower power, its battery life is also very good.
  4. In terms of weight, the Ekrin 365 has the advantage again, weighing just 1.74 lbs (790 g) without the attachment. However, the Ekrin B37 is also not one of the heaviest devices, with 2.13 lbs (965 g).
  5. The handle of the Ekrin 365 is longer, which makes it easier to massage hard-to-reach areas on your own. However, the handling is very good with both massagers due to the long, narrow, and rubber-covered handles.
  6. Both massagers are within a good volume range. However, the Ekrin B37 is recommended on the lowest setting, as it is very quiet here. At the highest speed level, both devices are somewhat louder.

I can therefore recommend both devices equally. Whether the Ekrin 365 or the B37 is more suitable for you, you must decide based on the features.

 

Ekrin 365

  • space-saving transportable
  • carrying bag included
  • simple operability
  • appears stable and of high quality
  • well thought-out power levels
  • 4 attachments included
  • very well processed
  • long, narrow handle
  • fair price with discount code
  • rather high weight
  • battery not replaceable
  • no pressure sensor
  • comparatively loud on high settings
  • small frequency spectrum

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Ekrin B37

  • space-saving transportable
  • carrying bag included
  • simple operability
  • appears stable and of high quality
  • well thought-out power levels
  • 4 attachments included
  • very well processed
  • long, narrow handle
  • fair price with discount code
  • rather high weight
  • battery not replaceable
  • no pressure sensor
  • comparatively loud on high settings

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Marcel

Hi, I'm Marcel! Here at massage-gun-guide.com, I review different massage guns to find the best device on the market. All the massagers I have held in my own hands, so I can always report from my own experience. In addition, I clarify all myths and questions about massage guns. More about me.

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