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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
Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. 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 provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).