Cables & Coffee, Ep. 9: Silver Dragon IEM Cables & More | Moon Audio
Cables & Coffee, Ep. 9: Silver Dragon IEM Cables & More | Moon Audio
After several years of customer requests to bring back this original cable connection from all over the world, we are thrilled it is finally here and we are able to offer this to Sennheiser IEM lovers everywhere. The Bronze Dragon IEM cable for Sennheiser is the same cable as our award-winning IEM series of Dragon cables. The MMCX connector will be available in both the Silver Dragon IEM and the Bronze Dragon IEM cables.
Moon Audio has developed a newly designed IEM connection system to match our latest generation 2 and 4-pin connections but with the MMCX connection. It is now angled for better comfort. It is a stronger more reliable design. New for this series is a formable tubing utilized instead of the older generation memory wire. Thus, making it more comfortable for Eye Glass wearing.
The Bronze Dragon IEM Cable for Sennheiser custom fits the following in-ear monitors: the IE200, IE300, IE600, and the IE900 earphones. It also fits many other IEMs that utilize the MMCX connector on audio cables. A variety of connection options are available for your downstream connection such as the premolded for extra durability, Moon Audio branded connectors such as the 3.5mmm TRS, 2.5mm TRRS and 4.4mm TRRRS as well as so many other connection options.
We custom-build these in-house to your connection specifications. The cable can be used in either a single-ended or balanced design. The wire is soldered to a connector using high-quality Cardas silver solder. Upgrade your stock cable and unleash the true sonic potential of your audiophile-grade IEMs.
Find a full list of compatible IEMs in the Specification section.
Compatible Sennheiser IEMs:
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.
With a warm presentation, Bronze Dragon strengthens the bottom end without becoming bloated. Bass guitar and cello are full and immersive, creating a musical that's not too lush. The warmth and fullness of the Bronze Dragon create the muscle needed to round out a flat signature.
For more information on finding your signature sound, visit our Sound Signature Guide.
Each Dragon headphone cable has its own personality. Our cables are designed to improve headphone and IEM performance by fine-tuning the sound signature of your audio gear to better suit your personal preferences. We often make recommendations for matching cables to create a more balanced, neutral sound.
Generally, stock audio cables are manufactured with subpar materials, metals with impurities, poor geometries, and an overabundance of layers to make them look and feel like a fire hose. Inconsistency and lack of quality control in stock cables can lead to poor sound quality and a veiled sound vs what the musician intended for you to hear and feel from the music. Dragon cables are handcrafted with the highest standards and made to order according to your specific needs. At Moon Audio, we create a custom cable for you using the highest quality UP-OCC silver or copper conductors that can be manufactured. UP-OCC metals are void of impurities and are optimized for signal transfer and sound quality. We have one of the largest collections of audio and headphone connection options available online and we create limitless audio cable options depending on your specific gear and needs.
You’ve heard the saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, right? Well, the same applies to your brand-new audiophile-grade headphone or other audio components. The weakest link, in this case, is your stock cable or the cheap interconnects the manufacturer threw in the box just to get you up and running. Why is the cable always an afterthought, when it’s just as important as the rest of your system? At Moon Audio, we use the best raw materials in our cables to unveil your music. We believe the materials matter and your audio cables should have the same care and craftsmanship that manufacturers put into their audio components and headphones. Audio cables are ultimately the connection to your music. The fact remains that cabling is often considered the last priority to that of the main product and a means to cut down the overall production costs. It’s as simple as that.
UP-OCC stands for Ultra Pure Ohno Continuous Casting (OCC). This is not a material but a way of extruding silver and copper to prevent any impurities and fractures in the crystalline structure of the wire. The wire is drawn very slowly to cast as an almost perfect single crystal small diameter conductor. The resulting purity and the size of the cast wire makes a tremendous difference and there is less damage to the near-perfect cast state. We find this UP-OCC process produces a very clean and close to neutral sound in our copper- based and silver-based cables.
The cable MMCX connection has been redesigned by Moon Audio to offer a rock tight connection. The Shure, Meze, Astell & Kern, and Campfire Audio IEMs just to name a few manufacturers are using this connection method. Please contact us as to whether your new IEM will have this MMCX connection. This connection upgrade has improved the durability of the connections & for long-term use & enjoyment. The pins and base are gold plated to provide better tolerances and protection from wear.
The 3.5mm connector has an extended neck to vanquish most portable devices that have a deep connector socket hole.
An additional Oyaide 3.5mm Gold TRS connector option is available, pictured above.
We also offer a host of custom termination options. The premolded connections are available for immediate shipment, while custom terminations require a few additional processing days.
Many of our connectors are available in both Rhodium-plated and gold-plated finishes. We find that Rhodium provides the closest synergy with silver conductor based and copper conductors match better with gold plating. You may notice Rhodium upgrade connectors on the Silver Dragon IEM Cables and Gold plated connectors on the Bronze Dragon and Bronze Dragon IEM Cables. We can do either by special request.
With the curve of the cable pointing upward, slide the connector with an "R" marking straight into the right IEM until flush with the shell. Repeat with the "L" marking and the left IEM.
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.
|Shure||SE846, SE535, SE425, SE315, SE215, Aonic 5, Aonic 4|
|Sennheiser||IE900, IE600, IE300, IE200|
|Meze||Rai Penta, Advar, Solo|
|Astell & Kern||Pathfinder, ZERO1|
|Campfire Audio||Andromeda, Solaris, Trifecta, Orbit, Solstice, Equinox, Ara, Holocene, Supermoon|
|Westone||W80, W60, W10 and more|