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Audio Cable Break In Time

Audio Cable Break In Time

Recommendations for Optimal Sound Quality

All audio cables require a period of break-in for the sound quality to reach its full sonic potential. We recommend the following lengths of time to fully break in your hifi cables and equipment.

Headphones Break In Time

All headphones: 300 hours

Moon Audio recommends giving headphones 300 hours to break-in both mechanically and electrically. Although most of the break in process occurs within the first 100 hours, this allows time for the drivers to open up and gives you the best experience. We suggest connecting your headphones to internet radio each night while you sleep for an easy break-in experience. They should be broken in after seven days.


Headphone Cables Break In Time

Silver Dragon Headphone Cable: 80 hours

Black Dragon Headphone Cable: 40 hours

Blue Dragon Headphone Cable: 40 hours


Earphone IEM Cables Break In Time

Silver Dragon IEM Headphone Cable: 80 hours

Black Dragon IEM Headphone Cable: 80 hours


Analog Interconnects Break In Time

Silver Dragon V2 Interconnect: 100 hours

Blue Dragon V2 Copper Interconnect: 40 hours


Portable Cables Break In Time

In general, portable cables take approximately 80 hours to break in if they are silver or 40 hours if they are copper.


Digital Cables Break In Time

In general, digital cables take approximately 80 hours to break in if they are silver or 40 hours if they are copper.


USB Cables Break In Time

Silver Dragon USB Cable: 80 hours

Black Dragon USB Cable: 40 hours

Blue Dragon USB Cable: 40 hours


Toslink Cables Break In Time

Toslink cables require no break in as they pass light thus it is not an electrical process. No burn in required.


Speaker Cables Break In Time

Black Dragon Speaker Cable: 40 hours


Phono Cables Break In Time

Silver Dragon Phono Cable: 80 hours

Quick Tip: If you have expensive phono cartridges or tubes you might want to consider using an inexpensive audio system for breaking in new phono cables. This will allow for a break in without giving up some of the lifetime of your more expensive components.


Power Cables Break In Time



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