Blue Dragon Headphone Cable V3

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$185.00
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The Blue Dragon headphone cable is a neutral, very natural sounding headphone cable which is great for vocal performances.

It is a good fit if you want to improve clarity and dynamics in your headphones and do not want to add coloration. Furthermore, if you do not want to tip the headphone forward or back, then the Blue Dragon is a wonderful choice.

Dragon Audio Cables

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.

Blue Dragon Sound Signature

The Blue Dragon is our value fullsize headphone cable. Using copper strands, it combines the neutrality of the Black Dragon with the clarity of the Silver Dragon at a lower price point. The Blue Dragon is a good fit for improving dynamics without adding coloration. Its calm and neutral sound make it a great place to start with premium cables.

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

Blue Dragon Sound Signature

For example, the Sennheiser HD600 has long been one of the best headphones for classical music on the high-end headphone market due to it's smooth, warm sound signature. The HD600 is not as dark and laid back as the Sennheiser HD650 and so the neutrality of the Blue Dragon V3 is the better fit for the HD600 signature. It is a great cable for a wide variety of music genres.

If you are using a very warm tube amp and a forward headphone, the Blue Dragon is also a good choice to keep the sound signature the same. The Blue Dragon V3 is also the most flexible of the full size headphone cables and makes a good choice for headphones that use a single entry connection point like many of the Ultrasone headphones.

Cable Design

The Blue Dragon Headphone Cable has been designed to match the Silver Dragon headphone cable but with a high purity copper conductor using the Ohno Continuous Casting Process. The Blue Dragon has the same geometry structure as the Silver Dragon only it uses UP-OCC pure copper. It is also the best bang for the buck custom headphone cable on the market today.

Each conductor of the Blue Dragon is made up of a special varying size stranding geometry. The copper stranding is mixed with Kevlar stranding to reinforce the conductor. This makes 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.

This most recent version is now also shielded and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection. The Blue Dragon is also quieter than the previous version with no microphonics.

Hack Your Headphones

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.

"I like the...Moon Audio Blue Dragon. There are numerous cable makers out there...With cables, the devil is in the details, I strongly suggest using cable makers with long years of experience and a good reputation...If you have headphones with a hard-wired stock cable and would like to have them replaced, again, it is very important to find a reputable supplier who is very familiar and competent with this type of work. I'll happily recommend Moon Audio as one such supplier."

— Tyll Hertsens, Innerfidelity.com, February 26, 2013.

Recommendations

This Blue Dragon headphone cable can be a replacement cable for Sennheiser HD800, HD650, HD600 and HD580 headphones or any other Sennheiser headphones that have the 2 pin connection system.

We also modify it for Ultrasone, Sony Qualia, and any other headphone that uses a connector attachment system. This headphone cable can also be hardwired to Grado's, and Audio Technica headphones. If it can be done, Moon Audio can modify it!

Moon Audio also recently added specialized "Blue Dragon" cables for Shure full size headphone models and the Sennheiser HD700.


Press and Reviews

6 Moons Review
6Moons

by Srajan Ebaen
Jul. 2004

Specifications

Conductors
4 x 24AWG
Material
99.99998% UP-OCC Copper
Construction
Varying Size Stranding
Solder
Cardas Silver Solder
Shielding
Teflon, Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Jacket
Blue Polyethylene

Features

Blue Dragon
Format
Fullsize Headphone
Sound Signature
Neutral
Break-In Time
40 Hours

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High Quality
The Blue Dragon is a high quality, durable copper cable. I had mine made with the Furutech FP-704 1/4 inch jack and the Furutech FT-610mF(R) mini XLR connectors to use with the exemplary Meze Empyrean headphones. I am very happy with my purchase, and I definitely recommend the Blue Dragon cable.
August 1, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Good cable.
This is cool and good quality cable.
I live in Japan, but I was surprised to receive an order immediately. Recommended for those who are new to recable.
July 24, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Perfect
As the description says, the sound signature the headphone isn't changed at all. A big ergonomic upgrade from the unwieldy stock cable sold with the Focal Utopia.
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June 29, 2019
What a difference a color makes
And in this case the color is blue.
Gotta admit I'm not a big headphone guy and don't have a lot of cash to get the big buck rigs. I got a good deal on a HiFi Man HE400S that has a decent cord with it. Wanting to see if it could be improved on I got the Blue Dragon and am quite happy to say they performed exactly as you said. There is more "there" and detail in the sound. Missing one star due to stiffness only. Thanks for the support, expediency in production and delivery.

Don
Thomasville NC
June 28, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Superb!
The Blue Dragon transformed my Sennheiser Momentum from a mid-fi bargain headphone to a superb musical instrument. When contemplating this purchase, it felt silly to spend as much on a cable as the price of the headphone itself! But the result was shockingly good. Every parameter of headphone performance was improved to an astronomical degree. Smooth, timbre-rich musical joy on a velvety black background elevated my sonic pleasure to heavenly heights. Thanks Moon Audio. You always deliver!
June 21, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Satisfied
I purchased them for my Sennheiser HD 660S. Very satisfied with my purchase.
April 30, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Moon-audio upgrades.
Moon -audio Blue Dragon Headphone cable V3 feels like quality and performs with the emphasis on clarity and quietness. No induced Cable noise when they’re moved. Great build quality and pro parts used in product. Very pleased and highly recommended. Will no doubt use Moon-audio for future
Headphone up grades.
April 29, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
The cables are both beautifully made and sound great.
March 28, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Definite improvement over stock cable
TL;DR: Highly recommended if you have headphones whos signature you love and want to improve, or if your headphones come with a cheap cable like the hd600, these will improve them dramatically and you will hear the difference instantly, no a/b testing required to hear the improvement.

I also equipped my dt1990 with a blue dragon cable. While there was an improvement, it was nowhere near as dramatic as with the hd600, because its stock cable was already seemingly high quality.

I'm under 30, so my ears are still pretty good, heres is what I hear differently with this cable on the beyerdynamic dt1990, I won't bother describing the hd600, because it's just a world of difference, everything is better, no need to go into any explanation or detail there:
- The first thing noticeable with the dt1990 is that you can hear the room of the music, the atmosphere. I didn't get this with the hd600, but I do with the dt1990s. It just shows what a fantastic driver Beyerdynamic put in there. With the beyers, the cable adds a "thickness" to the sound while still adding clearness and transparency; yes I couldn't imagine adding thickness do the sound without taking away from transparency either before.

- The 10khz treble peak which was upsetting to my ears on some tracks is not upsetting anymore. The headphone is still bright and the peak is definetely still there, but the highs are just soo clean and clear now that the treble peak is not upsetting. I almost wish there was more treble, it's just such clean treble idk how else to describe it. It just makes me want to listen louder and louder because it is never upsetting, just smooth, clear and clean, amazing.

- Better detail, with this you can hear more things happening without going into tryhard mode. Simple as that.

- Better/Wider Soundstage, now this is a point which seems to raise the most eyebrows with "cables don't matter"-critics. Here is what I say to them: An object appearing to be near or distant in the soundstage is a sonic property. This sonic property is quite minute, especially for objects close together in the soundstage. If you have more detail, you can better here these sonic properties. This cable preserves the sound better than the stock cable, thus preserving more detail. If you can't here it, your headphone, your amp/dac, your source material or your ears are just not good enough. Enough said.

That said, the soundstage becomes more 3-dimensional or speaker like because the difference between near and far objects is more apparent. I should note here that I did not get much of this soundstage improvement on the hd600, maybe because the driver isn't as fast and/or it's harder to reveal soundstage differences in an already narrow soundstage.

Conclusion:
If your headphones have a cheap cable (like the hd600) or your headphones have a very good driver which can benefit from a high quality cable, the blue dragon will make you happy.

Oh yes; I bought a black dragon for the dt1990s first, which didn't complement it at all for my taste. Returning was simple and I got a full refund for the returned black dragon.
February 10, 2019
Response from Moon Audio
Thanks so much, Adam for taking the time to leave such a detailed product review. We appreciate your feedback very much.
February 11, 2019
Nichole B
I had no idea it would be this good.
When I got my Focal Elegia, I was impressed, but not $900 impressed. I kept them because I needed good quality closed-back headphones so I wouldn’t disturb others around me. I was annoyed with the short, stiff stock cable, and wanted to get a more flexible cable, so I ordered the blue dragon, but didn’t expect a night and day difference in sound quality. Holy forkin’ shirtballs, I was wrong. Five seconds into my listening session my eyebrows raised and I was entranced. This cable makes the $900 I spent on the Elegia sound like a bargain. It’s like a filter was taken off the sound, and all is revealed. I was very skeptical, but now I’ll be ordering the Silver Dragon for my Audeze LCD-X. Can’t wait!
January 15, 2019
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How do you recommend burning in cables?
Johnnyde94 on May 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi John
The blue Dragon sounded good straight away so I brunt it in by listening to lots of music. I know that you can plug in to a source and just let it play but this way is much better as you can hear the impact of burning in over time