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Black Dragon Headphone Cable V2

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The Black Dragon headphone cable V2 is a wonderful match for the Grado's AKG K7## series, Sennheiser HD800, Focal Utopia and many other high end headphones.

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. 

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 cable is extremely smooth sounding with a 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.

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 be 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 existing 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 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 popular headphones. If you can't find the connection system you desire please contact us.

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

Recommendations

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

Sennheiser HD 820 and all Grado Headphones.

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Goes great with Utopia�s
Raised the SQ of my already great sounding Utopia�s up a notch. Drew was very helpful. Happy with the purchase
August 7, 2018
It's a cable
I've tried both the Black Dragon and Silver Dragon up against the DUM cable that came stock with my Mr. Speakers Ether C headphones. Now, obviously the Silver Dragon was going to be atrociously bright and I can't fault it on that. The Black Dragon though... now, it sounded better than its counterpart, but it most certainly did not improve over my stock cable. Both cables are way too bright-sounding for the Ether Cs, to the point where any bass frequencies that manage to squeeze out of the driver are not so much "tight" or "controlled" as they are "emaciated" and "fragile". Maybe this is a good fit for you if you have a very warm amplifier, or if you like a very analytical and miserable sound. Detail-wise, the only differences I heard were treble tones brought forward by the cables brighter tonal balance, and - credit where it's due - there was more air... probably due to the same reason. Soundstage-wise, I wouldn't say the soundstage was larger, just differently shaped. Possibly worse dynamic range becuase the low-end was so empty. Now, when I'm on a busy public bus, and getting more enjoyment out of a pair of middling IEMs than I am when I'm in the quite comfort of my home with my high-end headphones, something is really, really wrong. Manufacturers may cut corners, but they know the way that their headphones and headphone cables are supposed to sound. If you are happy to spend $300 dollars to "unveil" your HD 650s, good for you (by the way, you can get the same effect with a brighter headphone amp). As for me, I most certainly will not purchase Dragon headphone cables again.
March 12, 2018
I never appreciated what good cables can do until I tried these from moon audio
March 1, 2018
Nice!
February 6, 2018
Awesome cable!
This was the first high quality cable I have purchased and I was worried that it wouldn't make that much difference in sound quality. I was actually shocked at what a big difference it made! The sound was noticeably better - more clarity and detail and controlled but powerful bass. I consider it $285 well spent.
February 3, 2018
Perfect tonal balance cable for Focal Utopia.
November 15, 2017
More detail, more air, greater sense of space. The cables and my Sennheiser HD600 are very well matched. I highly recommend the Black Dragons. As good as the cables are, I'm even more impressed with the service and support which was phenomenal. I highly recommend Moon Audio--no problems at all.
September 27, 2017
Dragons are real
Before I discovered Moon Audio I purchased the HIFIMAN 400s headphones. Everything that I had read said that they would be a very good entry level purchase. I knew that they would be a little light on the bass but I didn't think that would be a problem.
I enjoy listening to some Jazz and the notes from the upright bass were there but there was no authority behind them. I was a little disappointed. Then I discovered Moon Audio and read about the Black Dragon cable. It sounded like it was just what I needed, but would it work? I decided to give it a try.
I have had my dragon for a week now. That upright bass stands right out where it should be. The highs are still bright and clear, just a little easier to listen to, the music has more body to it and I hear little details that I didn't hear before.
Dragons are real ! This cable does everything it claims it will do. It has made my 400s sound much better. I am very happy that I decided to try it. Thank you Moon Audio.
June 16, 2017
Excellent
I replaced the stock cable of my Ultrasone Edition 10 with this cable and what a significant improvement. The music is now so much more alive and detailed.

I used to compare the stock Ultrasone against the Seinnheiser 650 with Cardas cable upgrade and the Ultrasone (stock) easily outperformed the 650s. Now with the Black Dragon on the Ed.10s, the difference is so significant that I keep thinking the S650s must be broken.

There is music that is simply not present via 650s. i.e. the cymbal work on the intro to 'Since I've Been Loving You' ..... not present on 650s but beautiful on Ed10s with Dragon.

A great upgrade and well worth the money.
May 6, 2017
Balanced Black Dragon + Beyer T5P + Onkyo DPX1= Heaven
The cable is impressive looking and feels substantial. Yeah, I know. It's a cable but this thing will make you smile if you live fear.

I lived with the T5P (2nd gen) for a few months, coupled with the Onkyo DPX1 in SE output and i was quite pleased, but with the Black Dragon in the balanced output it was a another very noticeable jump in increased depth, slam and articulation.

Wow! Love it!

If you guys make one for the Oppo PM3 (my commuter closed cans) sign me up for another balanced set.
April 20, 2017
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