I use this Exo series 4 foot 3.5mm from Plussound. I really recommend getting a longer cable to pair them, as it's super fiddly with a regular 30cm IC. It's also much handier to have a longer cable if the Hugo 2 is on a desktop, because of the weird placement of the ports.Thanks mate. Matter of interest, what cables do you use to partner the hugo2 with the c9?
BTW: contrary to my earlier remark (because I forgot you had the C9), I would say that unless you're looking for a desktop amp, the C9 will be more than enough for the VC. I never have to dial it beyond 1pm. But more than that, it's just an excellent pairing, with fantastic dynamics, and an engaging timbre. I only wish it was desktop mode, so I could leave it on all day!