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Black Dragon Premium Cable for Sennheiser HD800 Headphones V2

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$415.00
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Black Dragon V2 Premium HD800 headphone cable is the ULTIMATE choice for your Sennheiser HD800. 

It includes premium Rhodium Furutech Connectors that both look and sound amazing!

It is extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing.

Dragon Cables

Most stock headphone cables are made of poor ultra thin conductors that work as a bottle neck for the sound but the Black Dragon V2 cable uses 4 x 21.5AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors using pure single crystallized UP-OCC pure copper with 7N purity 99.99998%. Yes, you will be able to hear and see the difference in our hand-crafted cables!

Geometry

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.  This V2 version is now also shielded and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection.

Black Dragon Sound Signature

This cable is warmer in nature than our Silver Dragon V3 headphone cable. It is extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing. It is not a laid back lush or dark sounding cable.

It smooths out the top end making it a little less analytical and a little more natural sounding. It also adds bottom end weight to the lower frequencies and provides a fuller sound and wider soundstage. 

The Premium Difference

The difference between the Standard Black Dragon and the Premium Black Dragon are the connectors used on each end and a harder to work with higher silver yield solder. The wire is identical. 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 will make 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 the cream of the crop headphones where every little thing makes a difference in terms of bring you closer to audio nirvana.

Features

For the Black Dragon V2 Premium HD800 version, we are using the Furutech CF-H800 connector. Furutech’s beautifully finished, beautiful sounding CF-H800 connectors are the result of meticulous engineering and careful audition of various suitable materials. The CF-H800 features an 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 wire is soldered to the connector with high quality silver solder. 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 an 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.

Reviews

"The Black Dragon and Silver Dragon cables…brought me closer to the music…closer to what I hear in live performances…The air and separation of the musicians and instruments were more noticeable. Vocals became crisper and the transparency increased. I could hear better tonality with the instruments...I forgot about the cables and just enjoyed the music."

—Frank Iacone, "Black and Silver Dragon Headphone Cables," Positive Feedback, Issue 73, May/June 2014

Headphone.Guru Review with EnigmAcoustic's Dharma by Aaron Kovics - Oct. 2015

  • 4 x 21.5AWG stranded conductors
  • Single crystallized UP-OCC pure copper
  • 7N purity 99.99998%
  • Teflon Insulated

4.8 / 5.0
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Well worth the money. Really amazed at how it brought out the low end.
At first I was hesitant because of the cost but I'm so glad I decided to go through with it. It really livened up the low end and some mids. I had music playing on it for 3 days straight to help break it in and I'm really really impressed with this cable. I'll never even think about going back to the standard one. Shipping was fast and customer support from moon-audio is top-notch. If you're on the fence about buying it just go ahead and do it... You'll not regret it.
September 15, 2018
Came in great condition and works great as a result. Sound was great from it.
July 15, 2018
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September 4, 2017
Just what the doctor ordered for HD800
I bought the Black Dragon Premium V2 balanced cable in an attempt to tame the notorious treble peak on my HD800 headphones. The black Dragon Premium V2 is very successful in fixing this problem without having to mod your headphones. It ends up being much more listenable for long periods of time than the stock cables, albeit with a slight loss of 3-d imaging compared to the stock cables.

This is a very acceptable tradeoff for the HD-800 in my opinion. Highly recommended!

My signal path: HD800<-Woo Audio WA5LE<-Mytek Brooklyn DAC<-Sonore microRendu<-Roon
March 17, 2017
An Addendum
An addendum to my previous review: one of the major differences between the standard and premium Black Dragons I failed to note is that recordings of lesser quality are far more enjoyable with the premium. With the standard, I couldn't enjoy anything less than 24 bit 48khz (of course, this is system dependent, so I'm not claiming my experience, in this respect, will be yours)--preferably at least 96khz, but ideally 192khz. The premium is much more forgiving: 44khz is thoroughly pleasant. All recording qualities sound better in most respects, but I'm intrigued by the lower quality recordings. In part, the difference is attributable to the improved imaging. If you have a lot of lower quality recordings, like CDs, the premium is definitively the way to go. There's a certain something to the premium with rhodium/carbon fiber Furutech connectors--I wouldn't go so far as to say the premium Black Dragon consistently creates a 3-D image: most of it occurs along a forward arc from ear to ear, and in the center of your head (that's kind of 3-D, I guess). But I'll have occasional moments of listening when pieces of the music seem to come from below, above, or even from behind.
February 16, 2017
Excellent Service and Product
I bought a few cables from this shop recently. Their service and products are phenomenal!

I order headphone cables for my new Sennheisier H800S to pair with HDVD 800 amp. With their cables, it brings out the best of the sound quality. Bass are tight with clarity along with very clear high frequency sound as well.

I listen to some of the high definition classical music with different type of cables. Clearly, their products are the winner. Although the price is a little on the high side to my standard but they are my best audio equipment investment thus far.
July 30, 2016
Definite improvement to stock HD 800 cable
These cables enhanced lower frequencies and mid range in a more detailed and dynamic way. Noticed top end improvements in resolution too.

I'm using a custom, high end solid state headphone amp with Mac Book Pro and Audio nirvarna as source.

The Cable is very attractive and resists tangling well.

Great group of folks over at Moon Audio. I recommend these cables to anyone considering.
June 12, 2016
A great sounding cable and probably the best to pair with the HD800s
This cable gave the HD800s a boost in the lower frequencies. Not at the expense of anything. It does not mud the sound at all as some other cables may do. You get a well defined bass that you can hear clearly and that is very pleasant to your ears.

A powerful bass has never been and was never intended to be this can's main focus. But If your ears would appreciate a bit more bass then this is a very good choice.

The overall resolution and imaging also improved, compared to the stock cable. It tamed the treble a bit as well. Not nearly to the point of the HD800s getting dark, just to a level where they are more comfortable to listen to. Listening fatigue is never a problem with this cable paired with the Senns.

It simply is a great fit with this headphone, and another great sounding cable from Moon Audio.

Thank you, Drew!
February 10, 2016
Great Improvements to the HD800
This cable greatly improved the bass bringing it to a more enjoyable level. This did not overemphasize the bass, instead it made it noticeable in songs where bass is present. This makes listening to EDM and pop on the HD800s much more enjoyable. However, I noticed that the soundstage seemed a bit more closed in than with the stock cable, that may just be my experience with the specific amp I am using.

The previously rare sibilance of the HD800s is now gone with this cable. Overall, if you are looking to make the HD800 headphones less fatiguing and more enjoyable to listen to with genres such as Pop, EDM, Dubstep, etc., then this cable is a must have.
July 21, 2015
Lovely cable
Sounds absolutely great - looks even better. I choose the 1/4" Furotech connector.

The whole thing just oozes quality. The cable is sleek and smooth aand resists tangling to a high degree.
March 31, 2015
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