2XL, Skullcandy’s secondary line of headphones has been out on the market for a few months now. With their trendy, youth-centric graphics and wallet friendly prices (averaging from $10.00 to $40.00), they’re bound to be a huge hit.
For a big chunk of last year, I worked closely with the Nemo HQ team on the development of the 2XL line of headphones, packaging, stickers, catalog and trade show booth.
2XL was the first job that I’ve worked on of this size and it was interesting seeing how product development unfolds from researching and creating graphics to applying them to 3-D mockups, then to mechanicals and finally receiving prototypes from the factory over a period of many months.
The line features 14 color ways with five separate styles for each:
Brickyard: DJ-style headphone with over-ear design, comfort headband suspension and full dynamic acoustic range.
Grid: Headphone featuring super comfort on-ear design, headband suspension and dynamic acoustic range.
Groove: Adjustable headphone with active grip hanger ear buds.
Ratio: Ear buds with soft silicone wrap and dynamic acoustic range.
Spoke: In-ear bud featuring noise isolating, in-ear acoustics and changeable gels for comfort fit.
I prefer larger, DJ style headphones so my personal favorite is the Brickyard model.
2XL has smartly made a PDF version of their entire catalog downloadable from their website. Below are a few examples of what the line looks like:
The full product line can be seen on these pages:
If you’re a fan of Skullcandy but on a budget, 2XL is a viable option. These are fantastic for everyday use and you don’t have to stress about breaking or losing them because of the low price point. For a complete catalog, a list of dealers and more, please visit the 2XL website.