I am approaching 4 months of ownership of my 2019 Cayman Base and 2,000 miles. As I was driving the other day, I got to thinking about the debates about the 718 and 981 exhaust/engine sounds. What occurred to me is the sweet sound of the 981 boxer 6's are usually commented on relative to running in the upper rev ranges in the strong power band. I thought, hmmmm, cannot disagree that it has a great sound up there but in my typical driving, I am not running much above 3,500 to 4,000 RPM around town and on the highway. And. at that RPM range, there is not that much of the sound many lament is gone. I then thought, I do not need to rev up into the higher ranges to get the performance out of this 718 because the powerband is broad beginning at 1,950 RPM. And, in this lower RPM powerband, I hear more of the engine sound than I did in my 981s (even with the Soundaktor disabled via fuse removal). Just an interesting observation..........