IEM Connection Guide

IEM Connection Guide

Your All-Inclusive Guide to Owning, Optimizing, and Buying In-Ear Monitors

Connecting Your IEMs to a V1 Dragon IEM Cable

Silver Dragon V1 IEM Cable left and right channel markings


  • Red: Right Channel
  • Blue: Left Channel
  • Dots should always point up

With the red dot facing upward, slide the connector straight into the right IEM until flush with the shell. Repeat with the blue dot and the left IEM.


Connecting Your IEMs to a V2 or Bronze Dragon IEM Cable

Bronze Dragon IEM Cable left and right channel markings


  • R: Right Channel
  • L: Left Channel
  • Connectors should always curve up

With the curve of the connector 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.

Properly Coiling and Storing Your IEM Cable

Properly coiled IEM Cable

Keep your in-ear monitors at peak performance and sound quality by neatly coiling the cable and storing them in a secure place.

  1. Place the amplifier connector in the palm of your hand.
  2. Wrap the cable away from your body and around your hand. Be sure to coil the cord flat without twisting it.
  3. Place the cable in a pouch or carrying case with your custom IEMs. This will keep the cable at peak performance and protect the conductors from unnecessary damage.

Optimize the Sound of Your Custom IEMs

Finding the right sound is easy with the Moon Audio Dragon Cables. Each line has it's own sonic benefits, giving you the opportunity to fine-tune your audio gear to your ear.

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Silver Dragon Sound Signature:
Detailed and Resolute

Silver strands clarify instrument separation, increase soundstage, and find previously lost high and mid-frequency sounds. Transients appear more cohesive and the bass tighter for a more controlled sound. Silver Dragon is a perfect match for classical music and other genres with many nuanced instruments.

Available as a V1 IEM or V2 IEM cable.

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Black Dragon Sound Signature:
Warm and Responsive

The Black Dragon is warm and smooth with a musical presentation. Copper strands enhance the body, shape, and immediacy of the music and improve bass frequencies. The detail and expansiveness of the Black Dragon make it a flexible fit where a broad range of musical genres are played.

Available as a V1 IEM or V2 IEM cable.

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Bronze Dragon Sound Signature:
Warm and Musical

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.

Available in the V2 IEM cable format.

Connect in 3 Steps

  1. Choose the Dragon Cable that suits your sound signature preferences.
  2. Select the connector that fits your IEMs. (Visit our Headphone Connection Guide for help finding the right one.)
  3. Pick a compatible amplifier connection for your portable amplifier, DAC, or iDevice. (Visit our Amplifier Connection Guide for help finding your options.)

Our original Dragon IEM Cables were custom made to fit JH Audio custom in-ear monitors, but they also fit a number of others.

  • Noble Audio
  • Ultimate Ears
  • LiveWires
  • Unique Melody
  • Westone
  • 1964 Ears
  • Alien Ears
  • Aurisonics
  • EarSonics
  • Future Sonics
  • Gorilla Ears

We also offer the 4-pin connection used by JH Audio as well as other specialized IEM connectors.

  • UE Triple Fi
  • FitEar
  • Shure
  • Sennheiser IE80

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Bronze Dragon IEM Cable

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Looking to Buy Some IEMs?

Whether you want customs or a universal fit, we have a wide range of in-ear monitors available.

JH Audio JIMI custom IEMs

JH Audio

Starting at $599

JH Audio is the pioneer of IEMs. They have been designing and bulding IEMs for over 15 years using some of the most innovative techniques. They've also created IEMs for some of the biggest acts in the music industry, as well as engineers and audiophiles.

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Empire Ears Valkyrie custom IEMs

Empire Ears

Starting at $599

Family-owned in Atlanta, Georgia, Empire Ears is driven by passionate engineers, talented musicians, and exacting audiophiles utterly consumed by the desire to create the world's finest in-ear monitors.

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