Black Dragon Premium Cable for HiFiMan HE1000

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The Black Dragon V2 Premium Cable for Susvara, HE-1000, Edition X, HE-560 headphones is a Premium version of the Black Dragon. It will work on most 2.5mm female headphone sockets such as those used on the Hifiman headphones. Thus this is not limited to just the HE-1000 headphone.

The Black Dragon Premium smooths out the high-energy top end while tightening up and controlling the bottom end or bass and also makes the mid-range more musical.

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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.

The Premium Difference

Premium Dragon Cables offer the same quality construction as the standard line, featuring UP-OCC 99.99998% pure conductors and matching cable designs with a few upgrades. Cardas Silver Solder is replaced with Mudorf MSolder SUPREME Silver-Gold mix at every connection point, and premium Furutech Rhodium connectors are included to enhance the look, feel and listening pleasure of all your hifi music sessions. When you are trying to squeeze out every last percentage point of performance, the Premium version makes sense. The Furutech Top Line connectors are quite simply the best made, and every point of signal saturation makes a difference.

Is there a night and day difference between the sound quality of the standard and premium? No. Is the Premium the best of the best? Yes. These cables are meant for cream-of-the-crop headphones where every detail makes a difference in bringing you closer to audio nirvana.

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

The Black Dragon headphone cable is the original black dragon and it uses 4 x 21.5AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors using pure single crystallized UP-OCC pure copper with 7N purity 99.99998%. It is a wonderful match for HiFiMan, Grado, AKG, Sennheiser and many other high end headphones.

For the Black Dragon Premium, we use the Oyaide Rhodium plated 2.5mm mini plug on the headphone side. 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 tape. The new version is also shielded and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection.

The default 1/4" Plug is the new Furutech CF-763. Furutech’s beautifully finished, beautiful sounding CF-763 connectors are the result of meticulous engineering and careful audition of various suitable materials. The CF-763 features a non-magnetic, Rhodium-plated α (Alpha) phosphor bronze conductor and Fluoropolymer insulation for minimal impedance and a nonmagnetic stainless and carbon fiber finished housing for superior damping.

For XLR connections there are 2 choices. The FP-601M(R) XLR which uses a Beryllium copper and phosphor bronze α (Alpha) Conductor: the body is a Copper alloy with PVDF Fluoropolymer insulation. The second choice is the top of the line CF-601M(R)XLR which utilizes an α (Alpha) Beryllium copper and phosphor bronze Rhodium-plated Conductor with Carbon fiber and nonmagnetic stainless steel housing. The Body is PVDF Fluoropolymer insulation with a Specially designed cable strain relief.

The cable is extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing. If you listen to any type of music then this is the cable will suit your needs. It is a little more rounded than the Blue Dragon with a fuller sound and more bottom end weight.

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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

by Chris Martens
Jun. 2017

Cable Design

4 x 21.5AWG
99.99998% UP-OCC Copper
Varying Size Stranding
Mudorf MSolder SUPREME Silver-Gold mix
Aluminum Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Black Polyethylene
Dual Entry (Y-type)
Furutech FT-610 (2.5mm) or 3.5mm


Black Dragon
Fullsize Headphone
Sound Signature
Warm & Musical
Break-In Time
40 Hours

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Great Quality Cable
This cable oozes quality. You can tell the cable is top notch as soon as you put it in your hands. Well worth the investment, fantastic sound!
April 29, 2019
9 months ago
First of all, this cable does indeed change the sound of a headphone. Let's get that out of the way before anything else is said. I was using this cable on a HiFiMan HE-560 and it smoothed out the sound from the stock offering. I then tried this cable on a new HiFiMan X V2 and I initially preferred the stock. But after burning in the X V2, I appreciate the subtle improvements of the Black Dragon. There is more detail, a smoother response, and better timbre. The cable is well-constructed and it was delivered promptly. I recommend without reservation.
May 30, 2018
Happy Norwegian customer
Fast delivery and everything as expected from Moon Audio.
Thanks a million for your service, both on cable and mail.
Brgds Geir
December 3, 2017
A great replacement for the Edition X V2 stock cable.
I bought this cable for my HIFIMAN Edition X V2. I had email exchanges with Drew to decide which cable to go for. He advised me to get the Black Dragon and I'm really happy with my choice. The changes are subtle but they are the changes I wanted. I felt the Edition X were a bit too smooth for my taste and the sound felt a bit too distant at times. This cable tighten things up overall and made the sound more immediate if that is the right description. Again, it's a subtle change. The build quality is excellent and the delivery was quick.
November 30, 2017
Super cable
First I have to congratulate Moon Audio for their perfect service.

About the cable, this was amazing such a big difference compared to the original stock cable. You can hear every detail.

This is one of the best upgrades I have ever bought. Sorry if my English is not perfect but I am from Belgium.
July 27, 2016
Excellent cable
The Black Dragon made a substantial improvement over the stock cable.

Sounds exactly as described and of quality build.

Highly recommended.
July 8, 2016
Fantastic cable!
When I received the Black Dragon cable, I immediately replaced the stock cable and was blown away by the sound.

The top was controlled but extended, the bottom tight, and the instrument presence and separation was wonderful.

I highly reccommend this cable.

By the way I also use this cable on my HD800's and it is fantastic in taming the highs.

Thanks, Moon Audio!
February 17, 2016
HE1000 using the Black Dragon
I could not believe how much this cable improved the sound over the stock HE1000 cable. The sound stage came alive and the bass was tight compared to the stock cable.

I can't imagine ever using the stock cable as the sound was dull in comparison to the Black Dragon. I don't have the Silver Dragon to compare it to but I'm sure it is wonderful as well.
November 22, 2015
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