Silver Dragon Premium Cable for HiFiMan Headphones
The Silver Dragon Premium Cable for HiFiMan headphones is a Premium version of our award-winning Silver Dragon. It will work on most 2.5mm female headphone sockets such as those used on the Hifiman headphones. It fits the HiFiMan Arya, Ananda, HE5se, HE6se, HE1000se, HE1000 V2, Edition X, HE-560, Susvara, and Sundara headphones.
- 4 x 24AWG
- 99.99998% UP-OCC Silver
- Varying Size Stranding
- Mudorf MSolder SUPREME Silver-Gold mix
- Aluminum Foil, Braided Wire Shield
- Silver Polyethylene
- Dual Entry (Y-type)
- Furutech FT-610 (2.5mm) or 3.5mm
- Fullsize Headphone
- Sound Signature
- Break-In Time
- 80 Hours
4 months ago
My HIFIMAN EDX plays 2 classes higher!
11 months ago
One big con, though. The cable was shipped to me in a soft mailer envelope with no padding via USPS, which was crammed into my fairly large mailbox but still bent and stressed the cables. Very poor packaging for shipping $500 cables. Other high end cable companies (TCC) ship even much less expensive cables in boxes through UPS (doorstep instead of mailbox).
The difference between the Silver Dragons and the stock cable is NOT subtle. An analogy that comes to mind is walking outdoors and lifting the beanie off the ears- suddenly a whole world of distant sounds comes in - birdsong, leaf rustle, snails munching(!). In short, the Silver Dragons deliver in spades. What is most likeable about them is how they show the HiFiMan HE 1000 to be the remarkable design it really is. Recorded music no longer seems constrained in any way.
Whilst my system could be considered an ultimate reference (the headphone amp is a Goldmund Telos), it does provide an opportunity for a prolonged, exacting test. Consequently I am glad to say that not only was my (considerable) investment not wasted, it repays me handsomely each time I delve into my music collection.
The HE-1000 has an issue in the upper-mid frequency range that causes snare drums to lack impact when using the stock cable. Songs where a snare figures prominently are under-represented in the mix because the leading edge of the snare's wave for some reason wasn't sharp.
This cable corrected that issue and rights the snare in the mix. I'm not a cable-head but this is one situation where a cable made a major improvement.
Very happy with their performance on both pair of cans (Hifiman HE560 & HE1000) !!!!!!
Lets the natural treble colour, space and air of instruments shine through. Such cabling is indispensable to hear what the HE-1000 can truly do, as well as other fine components upstream.
Vocals & instruments are more real and palpable. Music making comes alive with more subtlety, expression & colour.
The presentation has a great deal more clarity, depth , and dimensionality. Silver Dragons reveal the great heights to which the HE-1000 can scale.