Received the CAL!2 just over a day ago.
Straight out of the box sound was nice & luscious...
They have been burning-in now since then: I'll see what happens.
Still undecided between CAL2 and MOE, but MOE (even though more "crispy") are certainly much much less confortable.
In my quest for a portable replacement for my former Denon ah-d2000 I think I'm getting closer.
I've tried the: Denon dn700 DJ, AKG 545, Beyers dt1350, v-Moda but none of them got close......
Which V-Moda did you try and how did it not measure up? I love both my Denon AH-D1001, and AH-D2000, but ironically (regarding the issues stated previously with the volume control cord) am actually looking for one with a removable cable with iPhone mic/control option. All the ones I've seen that are over-the-ear option are more than twice as expensive - PSB M4U1, Sennheiser Momentum, NAD Viso HP50 (leaning towards this) and V-Moda Crossfade M-100.