Weíve all used our headphones as speakers at least once by blasting the volume all the way up. Zumreed has created a new set of headphones that will now play both the role of headphones and speakers without making you destroy the listening quality. The X2 Hybrid headphones look like any other normal pair of headphones on the outside, but with the flip of a switch, they can become external speakers. This is an option Iíve wanted to have since I was 12, so needless to say Iím pretty excited. There is always a certain point that you get to after wearing headphones for a while that you wish you could just take them off, and now you can.
As speakers they put out 0.5 watts, which is not much, Iím aware, but seeing as itís a lot better than anything normal headphones could do, thatís pretty awesome. When in speaker mode, these will hold a charge for up to four hours on a one hour charge.† These will likely hit retailers in May for about $165.