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Black Dragon Cable for Sennheiser HD700 Headphones V2

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Moon Audio

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The Black Dragon HD700 Headphone Cable V2 is made specifically for the Sennheiser HD 700 headphones. This cable makes the HD 700 headphone more appealing to audiophiles as now they are not just tied to one connection type because they may want many different connection options on the amplifier termination.


The cable is extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing and it will remove the veil of all Sennheiser headphones just like the Silver Dragon.


This cable is a great match for those who prefer dance music, techno, R&B or music with lots of bass. It is a little more rounded than the Blue Dragon with a fuller sound signature and more bottom end weight.

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The cable is extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing. It will also remove the veil from all headphones just like the Silver Dragon.

Most stock headphone cables are made of poor ultra thin conductors that work as a bottle neck for the sound. Poor Geometries, no shieding, rubber jackets and a whole host of other issues by OEM (stock) cables can limit what the headphone driver can produce in terms of clarity and definition.

The Black Dragon offers a great well rounded sound that suits most genres of music. It is a little warmer than the Blue Dragon with fuller sound and more bottom end weight.

Both the Blue and Black Dragon are not a laid back lush sound, they are closer to neutral, natural sounding cables. The Black Dragon is very smooth and musical and that is the best way to describe this cable. It is perfect for a headphone that can tend to sound a bit edgy or bright and its a great addition to improve the bass frequencies on a "bass light" headphone.

The Black Dragon can by used not only as a detachable cable for many varieties of headphones, but it can also be used to hack your headphones. We can "hard-wired" to just about any headphone such as Grado, Sennheiser or AKG. You can also upgrade your exisiting headphones that have detachable cables with our Black Dragon. There are many connections to a variety of headphones to choose from on the menu above.

We recently added some specialized "Black Dragon headphone cables" for certain headphone models and brands: the Black Dragon Premium HD800 Headphone CableBlack Dragon HD700 Headphone Cable, & the Black Dragon Shure Headphone Cable.

We use 4 x 21.5AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors using pure single crystallized UP-OCC pure copper with 7N purity 99.99998%. This means more music, clarity and sound quality gets to your ears as purity in cable construction, cable design and quality of materials make a noticeable difference in the sound quality of your 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 tubing. The new v2 version is now also double shielded and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection.

The Headphone connectors are soldered directly to the conductors of the cable. The splicing method used by other cable companies using a stock cable's connectors is a poor method. We have developed many of the hard to find connection options utilizing plastic injection molded connectors. Great expense has been taken to bring as many hard to find connection systems for the most populat headphones. If you cant find the connection system you desire please contact us.

The wire is soldered to the connector with Cardas silver solder. 

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Hi. there is blue and red dot on the jacks so which is left and right?
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Hi I use HD700 with Burson Soloist, can use your Black Dragon Cable? Thank you!
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Drew's Recommendations

Drew recommends the Black Dragon V2 Headphone Cable as the best upgrade for:

Sennheiser HD 800

Ultrasone Edition 8 

HiFiMan HE-6

Fostex TH600

Reviews

Black Dragon for Sennheiser HD700Review by Dennis
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The Black Dragon cable for my Sennheiser HD700 heaphones did in fact improve the sound of the headphones. The detail is a bit sharper and the bass response is a bit deeper and faster. I've only used the cable for two weeks so perhaps it will improve even more with use. Shipping speed was excellent as I had it in hand within a week of placing my order. (Posted on 2/16/2017)
As advertised.Review by A-Train
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This cable competently achieves everything claimed by its description. Easily discerned improvements in clarity and separation, and reduced harshness in the high end to a very pleasing level.

Low end was tightened up, and more present, overall this cable "balances" the HD700 very well. I'd recommend a tube amp with these phones, for an even more balanced, natural sound.

Upgraded cables are basically a must for any headphone capable of hi resolution, and the Black Dragon is a great product for revealing the potential of quality drivers. (Posted on 12/28/2015)
A fire of warmth to a much needed cold personalityReview by Army Firedawg
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I reached out to Moon-Audio in hopes of being able to review my first product from them and to finally be able to test out one of their legendary cables and to prove rather or not a cable, especially one of the this price, really helps the audio quality that much. So I must first say thank you to Drew for sending me the Black Dragon cable for me to experience what the fury of a dragon will do.

The Opening Experience

I can't really say to awful much about the opening experience to this because honestly there wasn't much of one. The cable arrived in a plastic zip lock baggy inside a priority mail envelop. So a firm handshake wasn't really given but it was easy to open at least. Now I'm unsure if this is how they're all shipped or this was just how this one was shipped because it was for demo purposes, so your experience will hopefully be different.

Construction

These are built wonderfully well. In terms of durability I've no worries about them lasting a long long time. Moon-Audio added their “Black Dragon” trademark stamp periodically throughout the cable which I found to be a nice touch seeing as most of the time companies will only put their trademark at the bottom of the cable towards on on the aux jack and maybe as well the top of the cable towards the headphone but rarely throughout the entirety.
Moon-Audio offers you to choose exactly what type, materials, brands, and features of all connection pieces they use in you cable; plus you can even put in special orders if you've a niche device that you're thinking about a certain length or connection type. For the cable sent to me I'm unsure what materials/selection was used so I can't put any personal bias on to what I was issued.

Sound

And here we are, arguably the most important aspect of an audio gear and the thing that I was honestly the most worried about because I was a huge skeptic that high end cables may add some small increase to the sound quality but absolutely doesn't justify the often ridiculous price tag associated with them. So seeing I'm an Ambassador for a company that is known for and whose name rides so largely on these cables, needless to say I was a little nervous (as well as excited duh) about reviewing these in case I found no difference, but I'll be darn if I don't give my honest impression and opinion on a product. I'm a man of my word, always have been and always will be. So does this cable make a difference in the sound? Let's find out.

Treble

After going back and forth between the stock cable and the Black Dragon I could not find any discernible difference whatsoever in the treble range.

Mids

The mids is where I heard my second notable difference (kinda funny seeing as it's the first difference listed), and that the mids are now nicely warmer and just have a much bolder sense of body and I've no idea if it's a term used for audiophiles but the mids now have a very nice soul about them. They sound much more life like than with the standard cable which did wonders for the transparency and imaging on the HD700's.
Even in the area that the HD700's definitely needed a boost in and that's the lower mid to upper bass range. That transfer range just sounded really bland and thin, now though they still had that flaw this cable helped it out as much as I reasonably believe it could.

Bass

And here it is the most immediate thing you'll notice when plugging in a Black Dragon cable (at least for the HD700's) and that is the bass response becomes so much tighter that when I first played a song I thought I had a pair of planar magnetic's on with how fast and tight the bass got.
In terms of audible increase, other than the speed I think it added a very small amount of warmth to the sound but not enough for me to give a definitive yes or no. Most of the audible increase was the warmth in the midrange, and the crossover from the lower mids to upper bass.

Conclusion

To sum up this review, this cable is wonderfully made and obviously not cheap in any aspect of its design. It's very durable and has the looks that show it's premium status, but appearance is a very small part of the audio world especially in the price point of what these are. So, do I believe these are worth the $255+ price tag?
If you're someone who has expendable income to spend on a favorite pair of headphones that they love and want to bring out the maximum potential in them then YES. I would, without disregard, recommend one of Moon-Audio's cables to you. It will breathe new life into a pair you already love and will most likely save you a larger expense of feeling the need to upgrade to another, more expensive headphone. The cleanness and control attained will be instantly apparent and will only be further noted by a quality amp. and dac.

Till next time my friends, make sure to check out my YouTube unboxing & review videos as well!

Army-Firedawg (Posted on 12/21/2015)
best hd 700 cable ever!Review by al
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The black dragons make a world of a difference paired with the senn hd 700s.

Drew is also very friendly and answers all of his customer's questions in great detail.

I highly recommend the black dragon hd 700 cables and the senn hd 700s. (Posted on 12/17/2015)
Black Dragon for Sennheiser HD700Review by Jim
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The Black Dragon has a warmer sound with greater bass weight and tonality than the stock Sennheiser cord. I

It is much easier to move about with the Black Dragon, as the stock Sennheiser cord is rather unruly and kinks easily.

Well done! (Posted on 10/27/2015)
Excellent, balanced headphones for HD 700Review by Hardy
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I purchased two cables from Moon Audio: 1st a balanced cable for my HD 700 headphones and PonoPlayer.

Second, a balanced cable for my HD 700 and my OPPO HA-1 headphone preamp. Both are of excellent quality and deliver superb sound from PonoPlayer and OPPO HA-1.

So far as I know, Moon Audio is the only cable company that makes balanced cables for the HD 700. (Posted on 2/28/2015)
Helps your hi res music deliver it's BESTReview by Don M.
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Before plugging this in, I only thought my HD-700 phones sounded awesome. The change is so enormous I don't know really where to start. I listen to all kinds of music (except rap/hip-hop). My music sources run from CD-quality all the way up to DSD 64. Even though I paid 1/2 the price of the phones themselves for this cable, I have no regrets whatsoever.

If you have invested in hi-resolution music, and want to get all the details you paid for, then DO NOT HESITATE to grab this cable.

Digital Files ---> JRiver ---> Kimber USB ---> W4S DAC-2se ---> Lyr 2 ---> HD700

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Thanks for UPGRADING my listening experience!

Don (Posted on 2/19/2015)
Wow, Overall an excellent addition to the HD700'sReview by David Wilson
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Drew my cable review first impressions. I just wanted to say WOW and thanks! It is more than a subtle difference, you hear it right away from the moment you turn them on.

I purchased a 10 foot length with the Furutech 1/4" plug. The construction of these cables is very, very good, in fact no comparison vs the factory cables, a little more weight, but the look, finish and connections are much improved over stock.

With the recently upgraded, Black Dragon V2 cables, all I can say is WOW, the bass floor is louder (more pronounced), deeper, tighter, the slight shrillness in the 700's that is around the 6k-12k range peak is so much less peaked near flat. This has allowed the very top end above 12K + to have even more air, separation, and the finest of the transients are so much more evident vs that of the stock cables. The mids are even clearer, and I thought that the mids were the strong point of the 700's to start with, but it is even clearer, more so in the mids too than the stock cables can come close to.

So an analogy is like, if you had an old 3 way floor speaker back in the day and the grill cloth was so thick as to put a veil on the sound from the bottom to the top. Even as good as the 700's were stock, it now is so clear they sound like brand new headphones in the most positive of expressions!

I have A vs B tested these new cables back and forth from one set of cables to the other, it is very easy to tell the difference.

These new cables with a copper cable type, add to that with the Woo SA6SE tube amp I am using and it makes these babies so sweet and smooth. The 700's sound more tube like and less fatiguing. I guess if you have ever listened for extended periods of times with even good headphones on it is kinda like the comparison on vinyl to digital kind of statement. Even when accurate, that can get you tired.

It just makes the overall long term 1 hr+ sessions more inviting, less tiresome and you find yourself not wanting to crank the volume up to get more bass out of the 700's.

The bass is there now as I think it should be. Without the boom it seems like a mini me JL sub was added to the HD700's to bring in the bottom 2 octaves.

Note, I have only about 8 hours on these new cables and I am sure break in with change some, hopefully even better!

Quick specs of the 700's. You would think with the Frequency response 10-42,000 Hz that stock cables would of had a lot of bass, but it was weak and rolled off to fast IMOP with the stock cables. And the top end was over shaddowed by the brightness and peaks in the high end ranges.

Overall, the tone of the 700's is so much more balanced and accurate to me. They just work and now I feel I can not turn them off!

I have listened from Katie Melua Piece by Piece, to Alan Parsons, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, GOVI and all types of music just work so so right!

Thanks so much for a great cable :) (Posted on 10/21/2014)

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