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Introducing CL2 Planar (Impressions Thread)

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  1. cr3ativ3
    i know :D but they are to big for deep fit :D
  2. szore
    Yeah, me too. The M/L is perfect for me.
  3. cr3ativ3
    try this in loud(er)

    when the guitars start ... ( i know its only youtube , but i also have the album in flac )
  4. 518013
    For me The guitars are not harsh, they actually sound great, even at 15 % extra volume (low gain), but when the girl starts singing over the guitars, it all falls apart. I switched to stock tips, just to try out the difference, and the low end gets attenuated, and it all sounds very obviously worse.

    Switching to my desktop DAC, it's much much better, A lot better separation, and vocals no longer sound shouty. I think the source and tips are in play here.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2019
  5. ANOpax
    I made the observation quite a few posts back that when I took my CL2 on the plane, they didn’t perform well and I was hearing the painful treble.

    It was only when I checked the volume that I found it was cranked up 25% more than usual.

    I believe that those who complain about a harsh treble are listening at higher volume levels than normal in order to get greater bass quantity. This is because most people are conditioned to the V or U shaped tunings which emphasises the bass.

    The CL2 is tuned to be flat. So in order to hear more bass, users crank up the volume (like I did on the plane) and then complain of overly harsh treble because it is, in fact, too loud.

    I would add that the quality of planar bass (less distortion) also encourages you to crank up the volume so the CL2 makes you want to listen louder almost by design.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2019
  6. cr3ativ3
    Thanks for testing. I do further tip rolling this evening to check.
  7. cr3ativ3
    No .. the bass is just fine with These . Even on lower volumes. I just like some songs louder :D
  8. cr3ativ3
    soo .. i just tried more tips, ended up with medium size final type e , with deep fit. helped a bit but i find them to sound way more beautiful and even with EQ setting 2,4k-4,2k -2DB
    espacally for female fronted metal :D
  9. cr3ativ3
    the detail retrieval of these is outstanding :)
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  10. Deferenz
    I tried these at Canjam London at the RHA stand. They were plugged into a Dragonfly Red which in turn went into an iPad running Tidal Hi-Fi. I thought the clarity was really good as I listened to Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’, but I also found them a touch heavy in the treble. Not sure if this was the IEMs or the DF Red. I never touched the volume on these.
  11. josesol07
    Hi @HairOhWin Blast, how the CL2 perform with prog rock and classic rock if that is your thing?
    TIA, Jose
  12. Doctordoom16
    Classic rock, blues, accoustic rock, Rand b, all amazing
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  13. 518013
    With Classic and Progressive Rock, they are amazing. They sound like speakers, and you can hear pretty much everything on a 3D sound-stage.
    Separation and imaging are outstanding.
    I would recommend these , thumbs up :)
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2019
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  14. 518013
    These need tips similar to Spiral-dots to sound their best, the wide opening has a big impact on sound-stage.
    Just my 2 cents, when I switch tips, that is the first thing I notice, outside of a better seal/bass impact and isolation.
    Glad you are enjoying them.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2019
  15. cr3ativ3
    Just checked out spin fits , only have L size here , its harder to get a deep fit but worked , and sounds indeed very good :)
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