Red5 hybrid headphones double as desktop speakers

Red5 has launched the Zumreed X2 hybrid headphones, designed to double as desktop speakers at the flick of a switch.

They work normally as headphones, offering a noise-isolating, over-ear design and a choice of colours.

Flick a switch and the drivers on the outside turn on, powered by a USB-rechargeable battery which will give four hours of play time.

When in speaker mode you can even rotate the ear cups so they stand upright on a surface making for a strange-looking set of speakers.

Available for pre-order now, the Zumreed X2 Hybrid headphones cost £120.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).