Amplifier Connections Guide

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Adapter Cables made Easy

Adapter cables make it more versatile to do quick changes from one amplifier connection type to another. More and more connection types are becoming available, which makes this a great, ergonomic solution for hifi enthusiasts, audiophiles, & music lovers for "on the go" portable listening.

This is our complete line of Dragon Adapter Headphone Cables.

Simply purchase an adapter cable to connect with your main headphone cables if extra length is needed or if you need to change amplifier terminations.


Upgrade Used Headphones

Adapter Cables step 1

Check connection of headphone cable

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Moon Audio Adapters are designed to connect to headphone cables that have the following terminations:

  • ¼” Stereo plug
  • 3.5mm gold stereo plug
  • 3.5mm TRRS gold straight / right angle mini for HiFiMan HM901 or Sony NW-ZX2
  • Dual 3.5mm plugs for balanced connections
  • Dual 3 pin male or female XLR
  • ibasso male connector
  • Mini 4 pin male XLR
  • Neutrik single 4 pin male gold XLR
  • Oyaide 3.5mm female rhodium stereo plug
  • RSA/ALO male connector

Adapter Cables step 1

Choose adapter cable with matching headphone connection.

Adapter cables match connections

Make sure you are choosing the right connection for your headphone cable.


Adapter Cables step 1

Select desired amp connection.

Lastly, determine which connector your need based off of your audio gear and select it as the Amplifier Connection Option

chord hugo 1/4in connector

The purpose of an adapter cable is to only have one headphone cable and as many adapters as you need to fit your collection of audio gear.

Other popular options for adapter cables are:

3.5mm plug for Fostex HP-P1 RAS plug for Cypher Labs iBasso male connector for iBasso amps

Upgrade New Headphones

Adapter Cables step 1

Select headphone cable with the Switchcraft mini 4pin Male XLR:

IMPORTANT: Balanced is important because it allows the user to switch balanced and a single ended headphone connections.

Choose Switchcraft mini 4pin male XLR

Adapter Cables step 2

Choose adapter cable with corresponding connector Switchcraft mini 4pin Female XLR:

Choose Switchcraft mini 4pin female XLR
Adapter cables match connections

Make sure you are choosing the right connection for your headphone cable.


Adapter Cables step 1

Select desired amp connection.

Lastly, determine which connector your need based off of your audio gear and select it as the Amplifier Connection Option

chord hugo 1/4in connector

The purpose of an adapter cable is to only have one headphone cable and as many adapters as you need to fit your collection of audio gear.

Other popular options for adapter cables are:

3.5mm plug for Fostex HP-P1 RAS plug for Cypher Labs iBasso male connector for iBasso amps

How to Connect Adapter Cables

One of the main benefits of adapter cables is that you can easily switch between multiple audio devices with different connections without having to change out your entire headphone cable.

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Connect Adapter Cables in 3 Easy Steps:

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Want to switch out your device?

Adapter cables are the budget-friendly way to switch between all of your high-end electronics.

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