Thanks so @ctsooner22, I will be purchasing a Phantom with the Ares II cable soon. However, I'm having trouble deciding on the termination (3.5 SE, 2.5 Bal, or 4.4 Bal). My current DAP is a Hibino R10 (Japanese Ibasso DX100) with a 3.5 SE. My laptop and other devices are also 3.5 SE. I plan to eventually upgrade (maybe in year or less, depending on my wife's mood) to an Ibasso DX200 with 3.5 SE & 2.5 Bal, and then a few months after to an AMP4 with 4.4 Bal. As the saying goes, you can't have your cake and eat it too, but I was planning on just getting the Ares II on 2.5 Bal, and then get reliable adapters (2.5 to 3.5 from Effect Audio or Ibasso and 2.5 to 4.4 from Ibasso). I figured that going from 2.5 to others will be easier than going from 3.5 or 4.4 to others. Any thoughts if this is a good idea? Will any of the adapters color the sound or even lower SQ overall?? Thanks!!