Black Dragon IEM Cable for Empire Ears

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Boost detail and add bottom-end weight in your Empire Ears IEMs with a Black Dragon IEM cable. This silver-plated copper cable will increase clarity and resolution while providing a bump in warmth and fullness. It's a wonderful match for IEMs with a V-shaped sound, such as the Empire Ears Bravado, Valkyrie, and Legend X. With more resolute-sounding IEMs like the Empire Ears ODIN, ESR, and Wraith, the Black Dragon will enhance the body, shape, and immediacy of your music. The Black Dragon is also going to provide a warm and lush (but not laid-back) midrange, making it a great choice for vocals and a range of genres.

The Black Dragon IEM cable uses 8 conductors of 99.99998% UP-OCC stranded, silver-plated copper. Materials matter, so we use the purest wire that can be produced for the cleanest sound. If you want a more immersive listening experience from your Empire Ears IEMs, upgrade to a Black Dragon IEM cable.

Compatible with all custom and universal 2-pin IEMs from Empire Ears, including Bravado, ESR, EVR, Hero, Legend EVO, Legend X, Nemesis, ODIN, Phantom, Valkyrie, Vantage, Wraith, and all MKII models.

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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 IEM V2 cable marries the sonic strengths of the Silver Dragon IEM cable and the Bronze Dragon IEM cable. Copper strands enhance the body, shape, and immediacy of the music, while silver enhances detail and clarity. It's a good choice for V-shaped IEMs or bass-light IEMs. The detail and expansiveness of the Black Dragon IEM V2 cable make it a flexible fit where a broad range of musical genres are played.

For more information on finding your signature sound, visit our Sound Signature Guide.

Black Dragon Sound Signature

Cable Design

When designing the Black Dragon IEM V2 Cable, we looked for a way to provide the great detail and resolution of our Silver Dragon line and still maintain the full sound and enhanced bottom end of our Black Dragon line. We also needed to embrace these improvements in a cost-effective way so everyone can unleash their music with Dragon Cables.

This forced a new direction for Moon Audio in cable creation that included working with plated metals. We found that when we increased the quantity of plating to a 15-18% ratio, we were able to maximize both sound characteristics of silver and copper in the Black Dragon. We feel this enhanced the sonic attributes and characteristics of the Black Dragon to its maximum potential.

The V2 boasts a stranded, silver-plated copper design which marries all the sonic strengths of our Silver and Black Dragon IEM cables. With some audio cables, adding silver-plated copper can make it sound harsh in the top frequency range. This is NOT the case with our Black Dragon as the heavy silver plating provides a very smooth, detailed top end with a great sense of presentation. This is in large part due to the 15-18% ratio we landed upon during our design and testing phase.

We also found the midrange to be warmer and lush without sounding too laid back, yet it maintains the full sound spectrum and dimension. Most importantly, even the powerful bottom end of the Black Dragon IEM V1 has been improved upon. This new stranded, silver-plated copper design is not similar to the silver-plated tinsel wire used in the JH Audio stock JH cables. The purity and density of our conductors are far superior and much more expensive to design, engineer, and produce.

Redesign of the JH Audio connections & IEM Sockets

The cable connections and IEM sockets for the JH Audio 4-pin connection style were redesigned by Moon Audio. They were designed for both Astell & Kern and JH Audio IEMs with the 4-pin connection, which included the Angie, Angie II, Rosie, Roxanne, Roxanne II, Layla, and Layla II as well as a bunch of newer models available. This 4-pin connection socket upgrade has improved the durability of the connections and sockets for long-term use and enjoyment. It is much more durable to provide the best possible rock-solid connection.

First, we improved the threaded locking section and the nut. We are now using anodized aluminum for durability and better tolerance. The male and female pins utilize a proprietary metal combination called ARCAP. It is essentially a high-yield copper-based metal that does not contain iron so it is not magnetic. It also has very high tensile strength and is resistant to chemical corrosion. This is very important for those of you who will use the cable and IEMs at the gym or on stage if you are in a band as it will be much more durable and resistant to flex failure from constant movement.

The pins now are also gold-plated and the attenuator pod was improved to provide better tolerances and tracking. The improved markings on the cable help match left to right, and the attenuators are now recessed to prevent them from being accidentally altered. The pod shape is smoother, a new feature of all the overmolds.

3 standard premolded cable options available

  • 2.5mm TRRS balanced gold straight plug for use with the balanced output of the Astell and Kern players, RAL players & ALO amps. The entire body is molded to prevent the face of the connector to short to chassis ground. This will eliminate issues of ground shorts..
  • 3.5mm TRS single ended gold straight connection for use with most common portable devices.
  • 4.4mm TRRRS balanced gold straight plug for use with the balanced output of the Astell and Kern, Sony and iBasso Digital Audio Players..

We will also offer custom termination options as usual.

Connecting Your Dragon IEM Cable

Bronze Dragon IEM Cable left and right channel markings

  • R: Right Channel
  • L: Left Channel
  • Cable should always curve up from connector

With the curve of the cable pointing upward, slide the connector with an "R" marking straight into the right IEM until flush with the shell. Repeat with the "L" marking and the left IEM.

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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.

Available Amplifier Connections

Black Dragon IEM V2 Connectors

Cable Design

99.99998% UP-OCC Copper
Twisted, Varying Size Stranding
Cardas Silver Solder
Black Polyethylene


Black Dragon
IEM, Earphone
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.