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Black Dragon Premium Cable for HiFiMan HE1000 Headphones V2

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NEW 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.

The difference between the Standard Black Dragon and the Premium Black Dragon are the connectors used on each end and a harder to work with higher silver yield solder. The wire is identical. 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 will make 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 the cream of the crop headphones where every little thing makes a difference in terms of bringing you closer to audio nirvana.

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 wire is soldered to the connector with high quality silver solder. 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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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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