Silver Dragon Cable V3 for Audioquest Headphones

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The Silver Dragon Cable for Audioquest Nighthawk and Nightowl headphones V3 is made specifically for the Audioquest Nighthawk headphones.

The Silver Dragon is our Top of the Line Headphone Cable. It can improve the listening enjoyment of most high end headphones and it has lots of detail, great energy, a fantastic soundstage with lots of air.

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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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.

Cable Design

This cable is a great candidate for the Oppo headphones, Hifiman HE-560, and the Audeze LCD-2 & LCD3, which are all planar magnetic headphones. The Sennheiser HD650, which are warmer sounding headphones, also benefit from the Silver Dragon headphone cable.

The Silver Dragon is also a good choice for a phone that has bloated bottom end like the Ultrasone Pro900. It will tighten the bass and make it more defined.

This is a silver conductor based cable and it uses 4 x 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors. The Silver Dragon V3 uses 4 x 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors. We have stepped up the purity to the purest available by today's technology with this version 3.

We have improved the conductors properties over the previous Version 2 cable as these conductors are free from impurities and have virtually no crystal boundaries. The conductors have almost no distortion compared to ordinary silver conductors.

Each conductor is made up of a special varying sized stranded geometry. The silver stranding's 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 it's flexibility we are no longer using a Techflex jacketing as we did with our previous versions. A variety of connection options are available for your downstream connection such as the mini plug, RCA, XLR and a whole host of others. 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 connectors using high quality Cardas silver solder.

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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.


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Cable Design

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


Silver Dragon
Fullsize Headphone
Sound Signature
Break-In Time
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My Nighthawk Carbons are Now a New Headphone!!
I Received my Silver Dragon V3 cable for my Nighthawk Carbons this week. It is truly amazing the difference this cable makes. For anyone who thinks cables make little to no difference in headphone audio quality needs to purchase some Nighthawks or Nighthawk Carbons (no difference in sound signature between the two), listen with Audioquest's stock cable for a couple of weeks, then purchase the Silver Dragons! For me, the clouds have parted and my Nighthawk's have taken flight! Gone is the blooming, forward low end and rolled off treble. Don't get me wrong, I was getting used to the sound signature which was very pleasant to my ears. The treble with the stock cable is still articulate but just not enough of it. The Silver Dragons bring the treble more forward and significantly increases it's articulation and resolve. Base? Oh it's still there. Just tighter and defined. The sound stage has increased as well. The mids are more forward and articulate as well. The Dragons have created a warm yet balanced headphone. I think Audioquest could charge double or triple for this headphone packaged with the SDV3. Thank you Moon Audio. You have gained a customer for life!
August 12, 2017
Silver Dragon Cables for Audioquest Nighthawk Headphones
Just got my Silver Dragon cable for my Audioquest Nighthawks and all I can say is HOLY COW! (from the land o' Chicago Cubs). The lows were beautifully balanced and lost the muddy boom of the standard cable. The mids and highs became much more distinct and even at lows volumes, everything was "right there"! VERY RECOMMENDED UPGRADE! My 7th gen iPod (lossless files of course), my Oppo HA-2SE (with Silver Dragon connection natch) and the Silver Dragon headphone cable attached to my Nighthawks is absolutely an awesome portable rig thanks to MOON! Will buy my "big dog" portable rig from MOON AUDIO for sure! Thanks Drew!
February 16, 2017
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