These headphones convert to speakers, or is it speakers that convert to headphones?

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If you’re tired of having to switch between headphones when you need to keep a quiet environment to speakers when a group will be listening, just buy a pair of Convertible Headphone Speakers.  They look like normal over-the-ear, wired headphones, and they have soft, memory foam-padded ear cups for comfort.  The over-the-ear design helps block ambient noise, and they “use proprietary technology that delivers a crisp, clear high-definition listening experience.”  When you need speakers, simply rotate the ear cups out 1800 and they become speakers.  Rotating the ear cups turns on the internal battery-powered amp to generate clean sound through 1.5″ neodymium speakers.  The speakers can generate 98dB of sound – enough to fill a room.  A full charge of the internal battery is enough to power the speakers for 3 hours; power isn’t needed when they are used as headphones.

The Convertible Headphone Speakers comes with a USB charging cable and a protective travel case.  They are $119.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer.

2 thoughts on “These headphones convert to speakers, or is it speakers that convert to headphones?”

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  2. the idea is cool, but there’s a huge difference between a good sound for a whole room, and a good sound towards the inside of a headset … can their drivers REALLY do both fine? i’d tend to think that at least one will suck, depending, as the title implies, wether they ae speakers than can be used as headphones or the opposite …

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