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Skull Candy's 2XL headphone collection

Updated on October 16, 2009

Skull Candy recently started their own sort of spin-off company called 2XL that don’t have that skull insignia. I’m not really certain why they decided to do that, because Skull Candy is one of the most recognized names in the headphones industry.

Just between you and me, I have actually heard from a competing headphones industry that “we don’t make headphones with little skulls on them”. In other words, some people probably don’t like the “extreme” look of Skull Candy. Perhaps people are just put off by the Skull Candy name. It’s not like you have to listen to Heavy Metal music when you have them on or anything. Maybe this is why Disney puts out certain films under the Miramax label. Do you really think that Walt Disney would be proud of Pulp Fiction? (I would be.)

The 2XL has its own style for the “individual style with universal appeal”. They are low cost, but probably not the high definition ones that Skull Candy is so famous for. The 2XL line has four basic forms that are picture clockwise from top left: Spoke, Groove, Ratio, and 4 Corners.

Spoke

The Spoke is an in-ear bud that resembles the standard The Spoke is an in-ear bud that resembles the standard iPhone earbuds. It has noise-isolation, in-ear acoustics, and includes changeable gels. Spoke has a suggested price of $14.99

Groove

The Groove is definitely set apart from the rest of the collection with its “active grip hanger” which can go around the ear so they stay in.  It is similar to the Coosh Headphones, but these are not removable.   I found that these headphones were the most engaging of them all.  In putting them in, I thought the sound was the most complete of all four styles.  The Groove also has a suggested retail price of $14.99. 

Ratio

These earbuds are the cheapest of the styles.  They have a silicone wrap and a dynamic acoustic range.  It has a price of about $9.99. 

4 Corners

These headphones are the one with the most odd look.  They wrap around the head from ear to ear, just like the ones of the Sony Walkman back in the eighties.  Unlike those headphones, these have square padding and not round.  The sound is quite good, and so the price is slightly higher at $19.99. 

These 2XL headphones have seven different color patterns including Wrecking Ball, Snake Eyes, Nuevo Sonido, Grills Pink, Grills Black, Rasta, and Bunny.

They are all available from the 2XL site to order at the varying prices and colors listed able, while supplies list.  You also can get them at mainstream media outlets such as Radio Shack and Best Buy. 

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      Supercandy 

      6 years ago

      Jst got these spoke and my opinion is u get wat u pay for and for those who have owned any other sc headphones will be dissapointed in both style and sound quality. But hey!! I bought them for 10 buks.and they still bump but my ears are ment for my SC HESH !!

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      Al 

      6 years ago

      I just bought a pair of Spokes. Not as good as the original SC. bass was not as good and was not as clear but you get what you pay for.

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      nickmasterDJ 

      7 years ago

      I've got some spokes too and there amazing :D

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      Tyler 

      7 years ago

      i have a pair of spokes 2xl and they are great their loud comfertable and last for a long time i fan honestly say they re the best headphones ive had i only buy skullcandys/2xls now there good for wat u pay for them.

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      JAROD 

      7 years ago

      These headphones are decent, but they're terrible at doing my favorite thing SCs do. 2XLs are NOT sound-proof, or whatever you want to call it. With my SCs I can have the volume all the way up and you can barely hear a thing on the outside. But the 2XLs might as well be iPod headphones.

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      Richard 

      7 years ago

      Also, 2XL is not a "spin-off brand" it is a line of Skull Candy products, like how Ecko has the Red, Unlimited and Cut & Sew lines. The packaging clearly says "Skull Candy 2XL".

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      Richard 

      7 years ago

      I have a pair of 2XL Spokes, 2XL Grooves & a, pair of SC headphones & all three are great! Comparable in quality & very rugged. No problems, no complaints.

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      brandon 

      7 years ago

      Well these are just as good as a pair of SC. I have several SC headphones and these have the same audio quality as SC buds do. Personally i prefer the SC brand because of the look of them but theres nothing wrong with these at all.

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      iThach 

      7 years ago

      I have the Spokes and both sides went out on me. I have to move the cord around in order for it to work. Does anybody have that problem?? This has happened to every pair of skullcandys I've bought.

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      K3v1nnn 

      7 years ago

      I bought the Groove yesterday and I absolutely love it. The sound is amazing, and They are really comfortable around my ears :)

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      Ernesto 

      7 years ago

      The Spoke earbuds are good. I have no problem with them.

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      Roxie 

      8 years ago

      I'm actually using a pair of Spoke 2XL and they're pretty decent. The music sound way better than with other brand name earphones I've bought before. They do justice to the SkullCandy name.

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