Black Dragon Premium Cable for Audeze Headphones V2
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.
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 (stock) 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 offices 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Designed to fit||Audeze|
- 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
- Sound Signature
- Warm & Musical
- Break-In Time
- 40 Hours
5 months ago
5 months ago
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.
8 months ago
5 months ago
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
Black dragon + lcdx + mojo = endgame.
Veil lifted on the high frequencies, the darkness that Audeze headphones can have is gone. More coherent and engaging sound.
Makes the LCD-X thoroughly enjoyable, thoughts of having to upgrade to something else have vanished. And lastly, cables very well made, obviously crafted with lots of care, feels like will last long, long time.
After a search on the internet, I got to Moon Audio and decided very soon to add a top end matching cable as recommended, i.e. the Black Dragon V2. This decision makes me enjoy my new can even much more.
Thank you Drew!
I also want to express my thanks to the very good service from Moon Audio with a very fast delivery from the U.S. to Belgium.
I mostly listen to classical music and the problem now is I have to listen to my extensive collection of CDs all over again...-)