Black Dragon IEM headphone cable V2

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The Black Dragon IEM Headphone Cable V2 introduces the next evolution in Dragon IEM cables. This Black Dragon is a total redesign of the previous Black Dragon IEM headphone cable.

We redesigned this cable solely for the purpose of teaming up with JH Audio, one of the best, most admired and sought after IEM manufacturers in the world. This redesign was almost 2 years in the making and all elements of the cable were redesigned and improved.

Compatible with all JH Audio 2-pin and 4-pin IEMs

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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.

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Cable Design

When designing the Black Dragon IEM V2, 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 the dragon cables and their JH Audio IEMs.

This forced a new direction for Moon Audio in cable creation which 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 and believe you will agree!

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. You will be amazed at the sound quality improvements over the JH Audio stock cables.

Redesign of the JH Audio connections & IEM Sockets

The cable connections and IEM sockets of the JH Audio 4-pin connection style IEMs were also redesigned by Moon Audio. The Astell & Kern and JH Audio IEMs with the 4-pin connection style include Angie, Angie II, Rosie, Roxanne, Roxanne II, Layla, and Layla II. This 4-pin connection socket upgrade has improved the durability of the connections and sockets for long-term use and enjoyment.

First, we improved the threaded locking section and the nut as 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 balanced 4-pole gold straight mini 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 straight 3 pole stereo single ended connection for use with most common portable devices.
  • 3.5mm right angle 3 pole stereo single ended connection for use with most common portable devices.

Both of the 3.5mm connectors have extended necks to vanquish most portable devices that have a deep connector socket hole.

We will also offer custom termination options as usual in the future. The Premolded connections are available for immediate shipment, and custom terminations will be available in a few weeks.

We also offer a version with no Attenuator pod.

Now offering custom resistor options

We now offer a fixed resistor option for your Layla, Angie or Roxanne. Take a picture of your pod setting on your stock cable and send it in and we will closely match a resistor to your pod setting for a permanent voicing.

For even better matching: set your pod, send in your cable, and we can build you a cable with a perfect match.

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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

Design

Conductors
8
Material
Silver Plated 99.99998% UP-OCC Copper
Construction
Braided
Solder
Cardas Silver Solder
Insulation
 
Shielding
 
Jacket
Black Polyethylene

Features

Black Dragon
Format
IEM, Earphone
Sound Signature
Warm & Musical
Break-In Time
40 Hours


Compatible 2-Pin IEMs

1964 Ears
Qi, V2, V3, V6, V6-Stage

Alien Ears
G16, G12, G8, C3, C2, CFR3, C1

Aurisonics Aurisonics
ASG-2, ASG-1.5, ASG-2.5, AS-1

Custom Art
Harmony 8, Harmony 8 Pro

EarSonics
Pre-Summer 2014: S-EM6, EM2-iFI, SM64, SM3 V2, SM2 V2, SM1

Future Sonics
mg5pro™, mg6pro™

Gorilla Ears
GX-8, GX-5, GX-4b, GX-3b, GX-3, GX-2b, GX-2, GX-1

InEar
StageDiver 4, 4s, 3, 3s, 2, 2s, 1, 1s

JH Audio JH Audio
JH16 Pro, JH13 Pro, JH11 Pro, JH10x3 Pro, JH10 Pro, JH7 Pro, JH5 Pro

Lear
LUF-BD4.2

Noble Audio
All Universal and Custom IEMs

Rooth Professional
LS2, LS3, LS4, LS-X5, LS6, LS8, LS8+

Ultimate Ears Ultimate Ears
Pre-Sept. 2010: UE11 Pro, UE10 Pro, UE 7 Pro, UE 5 Pro, UE 4 Pro, UE 1 Pro

*IEMs made after Sept. 2010 have an angled connector so the fit is not as tight and flush as with earlier models.


Unique Melody Unique Melody
Aero, Mage, Marvel, Mentor, Merlin, Miracles

Westone Elite Westone
4R, Older Series ES, AC, UM2 and UM3X with removable cables

*Bass Pod not available with 2-Pin Cable


Compatible 4-Pin IEMs

JH Audio JH Audio
All custom IEMs with 4-pin connection including: Roxanne, Angie, 13v2, 16v2, Lola, and Layla

*Bass Pod only available with 4-Pin Cable

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Great cables for Flipears custom IEMs
I bought this cable specifically for my new Flipears AXL 10ba CIEMs. They are superbly complimentary. The 4.4 Pentaconn connector is sturdy and high quality. Overall, the craftsmanship of these cables are excellent.
Flipears AXL IEM
Flipears AXL IEM
September 8, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
I using the SONY DAP(NW-WM1A) 4.4mm and JH-Audio Roxanne.
The sound characters of this cable and original attached earphone cable are same. However, I feel that it has become wider from low to high.
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September 7, 2019
アップグレードゲーブルとして高コスパ
標準ケーブルより音場が広がり上下への伸びも良くなりました。
June 20, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
very good
good quality
good sound
May 8, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
improved sound
the improvement compared to stock cable is obvious, you can even feel the different from weight ( the dragon is much more heavier. )
May 8, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Black Dragon V2 (2pin) with Furutech 4.4mm brings the Noble Dulce Bass alive!
I ordered the Black Dragon IEM V2 cable with the 2 pin and added the Furutech 4.4mm plug to go with my Sony ZX300 player. It's an amazing cable setup for my Noble Dulce Bass! Everything comes alive on the Dulce Bass, including that incredible bass, especially for a Balanced Armature earphone. The music is much more crisp and clear than the standard Noble cable, and the bass feels tightened up like a more expensive IEM would sound. Now it's up there with my Campfire Vega and Atlas. I love the quality of the Furutech 4.4mm plug, too. Thank you so much to Moon Audio! Please continue creating awesome cables, and I really appreciate all of the choices you give for ordering.
May 1, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
GREAT CABLE
I’ve been using the Silver Dragon v2 with my Sony WM1z. Great combo. Great detail, great separation, very good sound stage. Had this combo well over a year. Received the Black Dragon this afternoon and have been listening for 4 hours now. I have the base setting @ neutral on the Sony. Have the black dragon with no bass adjustment. Oh my gosh, the base is really there. I mean really there! Soft, supple lows for sure. Sound stage may be a tad smaller, but the vocals are more life like. In my opinion, these are much more fun and I can’t wait to break them in. Will only get better. If in doubt, buy them!!!

Leo
December 6, 2018
I was shocked as if I was reborn as another earphone.
Next time I would like to buy Silver Dragon V2.
August 14, 2018
Very good!
August 13, 2018
Black Dragon is genuine.
It is the only cable that you can use with confidence as it is genuine.
August 9, 2018
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Is this cable compatible with JH Audio Rosie?
Justin J on Apr 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Justin,
I have bought the Black Dragon IEM headphone cable V2 balanced….It's outstanding,the sound is breath taking!

I use JH Billie Jean, the SIREN series.

regard, Leo