After a 20 hour drive this weekend to deliver a car, and the accompanying flight home, I have really gained an even greater appreciation for the CL2, as well as the new Ourart 8-core SPC cable I purchased. The sheer variety of music I was able to listen to really helped open my eyes to the capabilities of this setup. Running the cable from the balanced output of my portable rig sounded amazing. With the way I hear things I do not have to use any EQ, and I find the cable has great extension for both sub-bass and treble when the track calls for it. Nothing sounds rolled off. The only thing I have that sounds better is the ISN HI-FI 16-core SPC cable I run balanced from my desktop rig. And even then it is not a huge difference extension wise. It is more about the subtle details that the desktop DAC is able to resolve, along with slightly better imaging. Considering I only paid $118 for the two cables I am amazed at the sound I am getting. Highly recommend both cables. My only concern with the CL2 continues to be the fit for my large ears, especially during long listening sessions. If @RHA Team were to offer a custom re-shell service (or partner with someone that builds customs), I think that would really make the CL2 an endgame solution for me (until maybe the CL3).