Blue Dragon Cable V3 for Shure Headphones

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With custom-made connectors designed for Shure SRH1440, SRH1540, and SRH1840, the Blue Dragon Headphone Cable creates a tighter connection for improved sound, clarity, and dynamics.

The Blue Dragon V3 is a very neutral, natural sounding cable which is great for vocal performances.

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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.

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.

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Cable Design

This is the new Blue Dragon Headphone Version 3 headphone replacement cable for Shure 1840 and Shure 1440 Full Size high end headphones.

The Blue Dragon V3 Headphone Cable has been designed to match the Silver Dragon V3 Headphone cable but with a high purity copper conductor using the Ohno Continuous Casting Process. The Blue Dragon V3 Headphone Cable has the same geometry structure as the Silver Dragon V3 Headphone Cable only it uses UP-OCC Single Crystal Copper conductors.

The Blue Dragon V3 is a good fit if you do not want to add coloration but want to improve clarity and dynamics in your headphones. In addition, if you do not want to tip the headphone forward or back then the Blue Dragon is a wonderful choice and is also the "best bang for the buck cable" on the market today.

The Sennheiser HD600 has been one of the best phones for classical music because of the smoother warm sound. The HD600 is not as dark and laid back as the HD650 and so the neutrality of the Blue Dragon 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 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 the AKG K702 and many of the Ultrasone headphones.

There are numerous cable makers out there, many are good, but many more are just hobbyists with a soldering iron and a yen to be in business. 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 hardwired 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 Herstens, | February 26, 2013.

We also use the Blue Dragon V3 Headphone Cable for the Ultrasone, Sony Qualia, AKG Pro Series and any other headphone that uses a connector attachment system. This cable can also be hardwired to Grado's, AKG, and Audio Technica headphones too.

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 now also shielded and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection.

The Version 3 is quieter than the Version 2 with no microphonics.

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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

6 Moons Review

by Srajan Ebaen
Jul. 2004

Cable Design

4 x 24AWG
99.99998% UP-OCC Copper
Varying Size Stranding
Cardas Silver Solder
Teflon, Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Blue Polyethylene
Dual Entry


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

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Sounds excellent, a good match for the SRH 1840.
March 7, 2018
Worthy A must Upgrade-Shure 1840
Spent a few months deciding whether or not the 1840 was really a good enough sounding can to upgrade its cable...YES-YES-YES it is.

Ordered the Blue Dragon 4 pin balanced cable, The difference in sound is really Astonishing.

I've been into Audio since 1985 and I'm not easily impressed, but I have to give Drew and Staff an Enormous Thumbs Up here.

Excellent upgrade. Impressive..Keep up the good work Moon..
May 13, 2017
Great cable for Shure headphones
Thank you for your feedback. Microphonics is the result of lack of dampening and/or the use of materials such as thin plastics which are susceptible to vibrations by the headphones themselves. Cables can act as a tuning fork unfortunately. We have worked very hard to make our cables as quiet as possible. Making them even quieter would result in making the diameter of the cable larger. This is a trade-off we decided no to adopt. In most cases our cables are non-microphonic but in a few cases, like the headphones you own, there is nothing we can do. You could try add dampening material inside the cup as well as under the earpads on the driver ring etc to help with this. This will not only reduce microphonics but can potentially improve the sound characteristics of the phones themselves. I hope this helps! :)
February 16, 2017
Excellent cable, near perfect for the money
As I am already the proud owner of a Blue Dragon connected to my (open-ear) AKG Q701s, I did not hesitate when I wanted to eke more performance out of my beloved (closed-ear) Shure 1540s. I went back to Drew and Moon Audio.
Just as with the AKGs, the Blue Dragons remove noise and bring further clarity. As the Shures are reasonably well-balanced tonally, that was my only need.
As before, the build quality is excellent. While
the main body of the cable is a little stiff, it is also very durable and non-microphonic (I.e. immune to carrying the noise of rubbing or impact to the headphones).
The one weakness in the design is that the upper portion near the headphones IS microphonic, which is unfortunate as this area of the cable is prone to contact with zippered collars and such. That said, it's a relatively small flaw. The sound quality and overall build quality more than makes up for it.
Well done! Another happy customer. :)
February 16, 2017
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