Silver Dragon Premium Cable for Audeze Headphones

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The Silver Dragon V3 Premium is our Top of the Line Headphone Cable for the Audeze headphones.

It is a silver conductor based cable and it uses 4 x 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors.

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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.

The Premium Difference

Premium Dragon Cables offer the same quality construction as the standard line, featuring UP-OCC 99.99998% pure conductors and matching cable designs with a few upgrades. Cardas Silver Solder is replaced with Mudorf MSolder SUPREME Silver-Gold mix at every connection point, and premium Furutech Rhodium connectors are included to enhance the look, feel and listening pleasure of all your hifi music sessions. 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 makes 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 cream-of-the-crop headphones where every detail makes a difference in bringing you closer to audio nirvana.

Silver Dragon Sound Signature

The Silver Dragon is the original cable. 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. The detail and clarity of the Silver Dragon make it a perfect match for classical music and other genres with many nuanced instruments.

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

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Cable Design

Silver Dragon Premium can improve the listening enjoyment of the Audeze headphones and it has a lot of detail, great energy, a fantastic soundstage with lots of air. It is a great candidate for warmer sounding headphones or planar magnetics like the Audeze LCD-2 or LCD-3. For the LCD-X or LCD-XC, we prefer the Black Dragon V2 Premium for Audeze but it depends on your music genre preferences.

This Premium cable is excellent for the Audeze headphones and it includes premium Furutech Rhodium Connectors to enhance the look, feel and listening pleasure of all your hifi music sessions. Higher grade Silver Solder is used and all connectors are treated.

"The air and separation of the musicians and instruments were more noticeable. Vocals became crisper and the transparency increased...I forgot about the cables and just enjoyed the music."

— Frank Iacone, Positive Feedback | Issue 73, May/June 2014

Moon Audio has improved the conductor properties on the Silver Dragon V3 Headphone Cable over the previous Version 2 as these conductors are free from impurities and have virtually no crystal boundaries. The conductors have almost no distortion compared to ordinary silver conductors. The previous version used 4 x 99.998% Ultra Pure Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors. Therefore, we have stepped up the purity to the purist available by today's technology. The Silver Dragon Headphone Cable Version 3 (V3) uses 4 x 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors.

Each conductor is made up of a special varying sized stranded geometry. The silver strandings are mixed with Kevlar standing's to reinforce the conductor making it stronger overall and less prone to failure due to the harsh constant flexing that headphone cable experience.

Each conductor is encapsulated in a Teflon casing. The conductors are then surrounded by cotton and a thin layer of Aluminum Foil.

It is then protected by a 100% coverage silver plated copper secondary shield and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection. To improve its flexibility, we are no longer using a Techflex jacketing as we did with our previous versions.

For the Silver Dragon V3 Premium version, we are using the Furutech FT-610 connector. Furutech’s beautifully finished, beautiful sounding CF-H800 connectors are the result of meticulous engineering and careful audition of various suitable materials. The FT-610 features an α (Alpha) phosphor bronze conductor and Nylon+Fiberglass 15% insulation for minimal impedance and a nonmagnetic stainless and carbon fiber finished main body and nonmagnetic stainless end ring for superior damping. The Pins are Nonmagnetic Rhodium-plated α (Alpha) Phosphor bronze conductors.

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 Nonmagnetic 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.

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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.


Awards

Positive Feedback 2013 Writers Choice Awards

Reviews

Positive Feedback Review
Positive Feedback

by Frank Iacone
Jun. 2014

6 Moons Review
6Moons

by Srajan Ebaen
Jul. 2004

Head-Fi Reviews
Head-Fi

Review Thread
by various users

Cable Design

Conductors
4 x 24AWG
Material
99.99998% UP-OCC Silver
Construction
Varying Size Stranding
Solder
Mudorf MSolder SUPREME Silver-Gold mix
Shielding
Aluminum Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Jacket
Silver Polyethylene
Format
Dual Entry (Y-type)
Connector
Furutech 4-pin Mini XLR

Features

Silver Dragon
Application
Fullsize Headphone
Sound Signature
Analytical
Break-In Time
80 Hours

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The Silver Dragon Headphone V3 For the Audeze LCD4z is stunning. I got 4 different ones from other manufacturers but yours is the one I listen to and yours is actually the cheapest and the other are from very reknown manufacturers. Great speed, detail, and smooth and fast and tight bass. I must also mention the connectors from Furutech are like jewelry.

G L
May 14, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Turned a great headphone into a world class headphone
The LCD 3 is great out of the box. With Silver cables on it, all aspects of the phones improved. Better defined bass. More control in lower end. Midrange space and the top end all improved. Best of all it made the phones faster and more dynamic. Highly recommended.
May 8, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Very good sound stage and improved a lot against the factory cable.
August 1, 2018
Excellent build quality, feels more durable than the stock balanced cable. Using the Dragon with my LCD3, sound is what I expected, which is to say very pleasing.
July 18, 2018
Great buy! Very happy with the purchase.
July 9, 2018
great cable. but takes much longer to breakin than stated. surely about 200 hours. sounds really great, fantastic base.
May 28, 2018
Best I've Tried for Audeze LCD-4
This balanced connection cable took much longer to break in than the 80 hours specified, but once broken in the combination of clarity, transparency, and neutral tonal balance makes my Audeze LCD-4 sound better than any other cable I've tried. The best headphones made yet better!
December 28, 2017
Lift the Vail hear every last bit.
They do make a difference. It is someone you can. It like cutting through a vail, not massive, but more then enough to �hear� the difference.
November 23, 2017
Silver moon
I listen to these with the LCD2. The stock wires will make an audiophile very angry. These are a beautiful replacement or enhancement. Nice work. The cables are crafted very well. The sound... Sharpens up the bass to hear it more clearly. Gives air and clarity to the rest of the frequency. Detailed, accurate sound overall. Although headphones will have different sound signatures. For these headphones, the silver gives a accurate sound replication with smooth highs (air), while copper keeps it lush and a looser bass attack (warmth). Drew's Moon Dragon YouTube review helped out a lot.
August 7, 2017
Very good
Very good
February 16, 2017
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