Buoq’s New Axis Headphones Can Turn Into Portable Speakers

MakeUseOf | 8/6/2019 | Dave LeClair
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Headphones are great. They let you listen to your music, podcasts, or audiobooks without annoying the people around you, and our review of the Jabra Elite 85h shows that there are still ways to improve on headphones.

But what if the people around you want to listen to your music with you? Well, you’d need to carry around a separate speaker in order to make that happen.

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However, a new pair of headphones from Buoq called Axis actually switch from a pair of personal headphones into a powerful Bluetooth speaker, which could be quite convenient in a number of different situations.

At first glance, these might look like any pair of Bluetooth headphones, but they can actually be used in two different modes. There’s the standard headphone mode, which keeps the volume to a safe level for close quarters with your ears. When you rotate the headphones out, they become a set of portable speakers that can either be worn or set down for a louder experience.

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Switching modes looks to be pretty simple. You just rotate the ear cups out, and then the amplifiers will kick in and allow the volume to reach much higher levels. Going further, if you’re listening at mid-volume while in headphone mode and you rotate...
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