We were truly excited to get a pair of the Zumreed X2 Hybrid Headphones, as it’s a concept we’ve always thought would work well. Once we had removed the headphones from their packaging, we had a sharp intake of breath because these headphones are massive. We were impressed with most of the build quality of the headphones, but not too convinced on the slightly plasticky feel to the speakers.
On the back of a sturdy looking pair of headphones are 2 speakers, both adding a lot of weight and width to the overall size of the product. The sound quality that comes from the headphones is superb, although you can really feel the weight of the headphones after a prolonged period of time. Bass sounds fantastic, and there’s a fair amount of background noise does get cancelled out, although not as much as we would’ve liked.
Using the small control panel that comes with the headphones, you can then switch to speaker mode. This plays the music through the speakers, but the sound quality is a lot more ‘tinny’ than what we’d have liked. It’s a pity, as it really detracts from the overall quality of the product, and the speakers are definitely something which need to be improved on.
For the price, you won’t find a better pair of headphones, but you will certainly find a better pair of speakers.