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Black Dragon Cable V2 for AKG Headphones

$260.00
In Stock

This Black Dragon V2 Headphone Cable is designed for single entry headphones that use the 3-pin mini XLR connection. The Black Dragon is smooth and musical, allowing it to improve bass frequencies on bass-light headphones. We created the connector using our own molds to ensure a perfect fit to your AKG, Beyerdynamic, or Pioneer headphones.

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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.

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

Black Dragon and AKG Headphones

3-pin mini XLR connector

AKG Connectors

This cable uses a single-entry 3-pin mini XLR connector. It is a common connector, used in a dual configuration for Audeze and Meze Audio. This cable is compatible with a number of headphones from AKG, Beyerdynamic, and Pioneer:

AKG
  • K712 Pro
  • K702
  • Q701
  • K271 MKii
  • K240 MKii
  • other AKG Studio
Beyerdynamic
  • DT 1770 PRO
  • DT 1990 PRO
Pioneer
  • HDJ-2000MK2 Pro

Note: The K812 utilizes a special Lemo connection, not the 3-pin XLR.

Single-Ended Connections

Most single-entry headphones use a single-ended connector. While cables with balanced headphone connections may use balanced or single-ended amplifier connectors, this is not true of single-ended connections. Combining a balanced amplifier connector with a single-ended headphone connection can short the circuit and damage the amplifier. This is why the amplifier connections for this cable are limited to single-ended options.

Beware of single-ended to balanced adapters on Amazon. For balanced single-entry headphones, like the Oppo PM-3, contact us for a custom cable.

Cable Design

We created our own connection system in order to plug right in to these Ultrasone headphones. This creates a tighter connection and it improves the sound, clarity, and dynamics. The cable is extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing. If you listen to a variety of music genres then this cable will suit your needs well. It is a little more rounded than the Blue Dragon with fuller sound and more bottom end weight.

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 bottleneck for the sound. Poor Geometries, no shielding, 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. 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 using Cardas Silver Solder. 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 popular headphones. If you can't find the connection system you desire please contact us.

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.

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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
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Jun. 2017

Specs

Cable Design

Conductors
4 x 21.5AWG
Material
99.99998% UP-OCC Copper
Construction
Varying Size Stranding
Solder
Cardas Silver Solder
Shielding
Aluminum Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Jacket
Black Polyethylene
Format
Single Entry
Connector
3.5mm

Features

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Application
Fullsize Headphone
Sound Signature
Warm and Musical
Break-In Time
40 Hours

one-year limited warranty

Dragon Audio Cables are covered by a one-year limited warranty against material or manufacturing defects. For more information, visit our Warranty Terms page.

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