Hybrid headphones, now this is definitely a novel idea! After all, who would have thought that a device like a pair of headphones that was meant to ensure whatever you listen to remains private, could actually be transformed into a communal audio device, blasting away your favorite tunes so that the rest of the people around you are able to listen to it? This is what the £99.99 Zumreed X2 Hybrid Headphones does, coming in black and red shades. Good thing that this pair of reversible headgear is very different from those multi-colored earmuffs that you wear during winter to keep the bitter chill away, but instead, helps lighten up the mood around you with your choice of music.
You can choose to use the Zumreed X2 Hybrid Headphones as either noise cancelling headphones or an impressive pair of desktop speakers, where its function is determined with a flick of a switch. Within each ear cup lies an individual speaker. The moment you decide to turn the switch from headphone to speaker mode, the rest of the folks around you would know your devotion to Justin Bieber, landing you dirty looks in the process from most. You can further torture them by rotating the ear cups around to stand upright on any flat surface for a more focused audio output. The internal Lithium-Ion battery lasts for around four hours of continual playback, and it can be juiced up via USB.