The Black Dragon Portable Headphone Cable is designed for headphones with a single-entry connection. It features a more flexible design that is based on our IEM cable design. Sometimes your full-size headphones are on the small side and require a more subtle cable for your digital audio player. This is a hybrid cable utilizing a stranded, silver-plated copper design that marries the sonic strengths of our Silver Dragon IEM and our Black Dragon IEM V1 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. It offers a more balanced sound with good bottom end weight to the sound. Get ready for a truly immersive listening experience that will make you fall in love with your headphones all over again!
Compatible with Sony WH-1000MX3, WH-1000XM4, Sennheiser Momentum, Audeze Penrose, Audeze Mobius, Bose QuietComfort 35, Bose Noise Cancelling 700, Sennheiser HD 598, HD 558, or HD 518 and similar single-entry connection headphones.
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.
The Black Dragon Portable Headphone Cable marries the sonic strengths of our Silver Dragon and Black Dragon cables. Copper strands enhance the body, shape, and immediacy of the music, while silver enhances detail and clarity. This cable a good choice for V-shaped ("fun" sounding) or bass-light headphones. The detail and expansiveness of the Black Dragon 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.
The Black Dragon Portable Headphone Cable features the same design as our Black Dragon IEM V2 Cable. When designing this 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 Black Dragon Portable Headphone Cable 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.
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.
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.
Dragon Audio Cables are covered by a one-year limited warranty against material or manufacturing defects. For more information, visit our Warranty Terms page.