Black Dragon Premium Cable for Audeze Headphones

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Upgrade your Audeze headphones with the Black Dragon Premium V2 Cable. This premium custom headphone cable is designed for all Audeze Headphones, including LCD-XC, LCD-X, LCD-2 and LCD-3.

The Black Dragon V2 Premium smooths out the high-energy top end while tightening and controlling the bass and making the mid-range more musical.

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Quality You Can Trust

Most stock headphone cables are made of poor, ultra-thin conductors that work as a bottleneck for sound. Poor geometries, no shielding, rubber jackets, and a whole host of other issues in OEM cables can limit the performance of the headphone driver in terms of clarity and definition.

Dragon Cables are handcrafted from quality materials in Moon Audio's headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. All of our cables are created with ultra-pure, single-crystal silver and copper strands and engineered to provide the cleanest, most musical presentation. Our wire is void of impurities and crystalline boundaries, leaving nothing between you and your music.

The Premium Difference

Premium Dragon Cables offer the same quality construction as the standard line, featuring UP-OCC 99.99998% pure conductors and matching cable designs with a few upgrades. Cardas Silver Solder is replaced with Mudorf MSolder SUPREME Silver-Gold mix at every connection point, and premium Furutech Rhodium connectors are included to enhance the look, feel and listening pleasure of all your hifi music sessions. When you are trying to squeeze out every last percentage point of performance, the Premium version makes sense. The Furutech Top Line connectors are quite simply the best made, and every point of signal saturation makes a difference.

Is there a night and day difference between the sound quality of the standard and premium? No. Is the Premium the best of the best? Yes. These cables are meant for cream-of-the-crop headphones where every detail makes a difference in bringing you closer to audio nirvana.

Black Dragon Sound Signature

The Black Dragon is warm and smooth with a musical presentation. Copper strands enhance the body, shape, and immediacy of the music. The detail and expansiveness of the Black Dragon make it a flexible fit where a broad range of musical genres are played. It can also improve bass frequencies on bass-light headphones.

The smooth, musical quality makes it a perfect fit for headphones that tend to sound a bit edgy or bright. Despite its warmth, the Black Dragon does not have a laid back, lush sound. It is much closer to neutral, making it a very natural sounding cable.

For more information on finding your signature sound, visit our Sound Signature Guide.

Black Dragon Sound Signature

Cable Design

The Black Dragon V2 Premium smooths out the high energy top end while tightening up and controlling the bottom end or bass and also makes the mid-range more musical. The LCD-X and LCD-XC have more top end energy than the LCD-2 and LCD-3.  For the Audeze LCD-2 and LCD-3 headphones,  Drew recommends the Silver Dragon V3 Premium Headphone cable for Audeze.

The Black Dragon V2 headphone cable is the original black dragon headphone cable. It uses 4 x 21.5AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors using pure single crystallized UP-OCC pure copper with 7N purity 99.99998%. It is a wonderful match for the Grado, AKG, Sennheiser and many other high-end headphones.

Each conductor is made up of a special varying size stranding geometry. The copper stranding is mixed with Kevlar stranding to reinforce the conductor. Making it stronger overall and less prone to failure due to the harsh constant flexing a headphone cable receives. The conductors are then surrounded by cotton and then a layer of Teflon tape. The new version is also shielded and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection.

For the Black Dragon V2 Premium version, we are using the Furutech FT-610 connector. Furutech’s beautifully finished, beautiful sounding FT-610 connectors are the result of meticulous engineering and careful audition of various suitable materials. The FT-610 features a α (Alpha) phosphor bronze conductor and Nylon+Fiberglass 15% insulation for minimal impedance and a nonmagnetic stainless and carbon fiber finished main body and nonmagnetic stainless end ring for superior damping. The Pins are Nonmagnetic Rhodium-plated α (Alpha) Phosphor bronze conductors.

The default 1/4" Plug is the new Furutech CF-763. Furutech’s beautifully finished, beautiful sounding CF-763 connectors are the result of meticulous engineering and careful audition of various suitable materials. The CF-763 features a Nonmagnetic Rhodium-plated α (Alpha) phosphor bronze conductor and Fluoropolymer insulation for minimal impedance and a nonmagnetic stainless and carbon fiber finished housing for superior damping.

For XLR connections there are 2 choices. The FP-601M(R) XLR which uses a Beryllium copper and phosphor bronze α (Alpha) Conductor: the body is a Copper alloy with PVDF Fluoropolymer insulation. The second choice is the top of the line CF-601M(R) XLR which utilizes an α (Alpha) Beryllium copper and phosphor bronze Rhodium-plated Conductor with Carbon fiber and nonmagnetic stainless steel housing. The Body is PVDF Fluoropolymer insulation with a Specially designed cable strain relief.

The cable is extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing. If you listen to any type of music then this is the cable will suit your needs. It is a little more rounded than the Blue Dragon with a fuller sound and more bottom end weight.

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Hack Your Headphones

Dragon Cables are an easy do-it-yourself upgrade to your favorite headphones with detachable cables. With a wide array of connection options, a plug-and-play cable is just a few clicks away.

We also offer custom headphone hacks for your hard-wired cans, like many Grado, Sennheiser or AKG headphones. For more information on custom headphone modifications, visit our Hack Your Headphones portal.

Press and Reviews

HiFi Plus Review

by Chris Martens
Jun. 2017

Cable Design

4 x 21.5AWG
99.99998% UP-OCC Copper
Varying Size Stranding
Mudorf MSolder SUPREME Silver-Gold mix
Aluminum Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Black Polyethylene
Dual Entry (Y-type)
Furutech 4-pin Mini XLR


Black Dragon
Fullsize Headphone
Sound Signature
Warm & Musical
Break-In Time
40 Hours

5.0 / 5.0
20 Reviews
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Great improvement over original cable!
September 17, 2019
2 months ago
Great cable
Best sound compared with other cables.
September 5, 2019
3 months ago
Clear, warm and musical
It complements these headphones perfectly. The sound is clear and quite warm. You feel closer to the music and the musicians. I recommend this cable highly.
September 3, 2019
3 months ago
Very good. More clarity, transparency, precision.
Despite what i paid in Customs and Fedex rates (184€/205$-38%).
More and better sound.
Black Dragon Premium Cable for Audeze Headphones V2 + Silver Dragon USB cable
May 31, 2019
8 months ago
Simply outstanding and before the doubters chirp I say try these cables first- your tune will change.
May 14, 2019
11 months ago
Excellent cable
May 8, 2019
11 months ago
Five stars for Black Dragon!
Amazingly well built cable with an equally amazing price point making this a very high value purchase. Drew has helped me methodically replace most of the cabling in my 2 channel music system to great effect.

Black Dragon is advertised by many reviewers as a warmer, but very musical cable:. I agree completely. I find the Black Dragon cable a great fit for my ears and listening demands.

Bottom Line - exceptionally crafted cable with superior sonic quality. As if the sonic upgrade delivered by this cable weren’t enough, the build quality of the Black Dragon makes it look and feel like a cable many times it’s price.
May 8, 2019
1 year ago
Wonderful cable!
Wonderful cable in all respects! Perfectly conveys both the energy of music and the timbres of the instruments! The sound scene conveys the same as it was recorded in the studio. I am very satisfied!
April 30, 2019
Match perfectly my Audeze
Great quality, very strong and superlative sound. Great job again
February 8, 2019
11 months ago
Black Dragon brings surprise and delight
I have always enjoyed auditioning cables over many decades. And I have had some great positive experiences.

Recently I have been mixing a lot with my Audeze MX-4s with the Black Dragon cable. Yesterday in the studio I thought I would put the stock cable back on to try it. It is light and shorter and I wondered if it would be more convenient.

The difference in your black dragon was astonishing, and I was surprised and delighted. I felt so much closer to the music when I used the black dragon compared to the stock cable (Beautiful female vocal and electric guitar in this instance) listening with the Black Dragon. Much the kind of positive experience I had recently swapping out some older Lynx Converters for the wonderful BURLs. I kinda bought the Black Dragon on trust and on a vibe culled from the Internet, and now I won’t be mixing without it

So, thank you and congratulations on a great product

Audeze MX-4 with Black Dragon for studio mixing.
Audeze MX-4 with Black Dragon for studio mixing.
February 5, 2019
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