Still torn on what speakers and headphones to buy for your holiday travels?  Boy do we have the answer: the Zumreed X2 Hybrid Headphones.  In case you haven’t figured it out based on the above pic, the X2s combine a set of speakers with a set of headphones.  Let us reiterate for the sake of clarity: these headphones have built-in speakers.  Pretty nifty, no?

Inside the each can is a 4omm drive that presumably drives either speaker.  Using them as a pair of headphones is as simple as removing them from the box and plugging them into any 3.5 headphone jack.  Using the speaker portion of these headcans is a slightly different story.  You’ll first need to charge the battery found inside a small control unit mid cord.  Supposedly it’s good for up to 4 hours, but expect your mileage to vary with amplitude.  Fortunately, recharge time is a purported 1 hour.

Call us skeptical, but we wouldn’t expect these to produce top notch sound in light of their gimmicky nature. Nevertheless, we applaud Zumreed for the ingeniunity.

You can grab them via Amazon for $160.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."