Silver Dragon Cable V3 for Oppo Headphones

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$295.00
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This Silver Dragon cable is made specifically for the Oppo PM-1, PM-2, & PM-3 Planar Magnetic headphones.

Silver Dragon 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. It is a great candidate for planar magnetic headphones, like the Oppo headphones, Hifiman HE-560, and the Audeze LCD-2 & LCD3, or warmer headphones, like the Sennheiser HD650.

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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.

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.

Silver Dragon Sound Signature

Cable Design

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

We have improved the conductor 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 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. 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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Design

Conductors
4 x 24 AWG
Material
99.99998% UP-OCC Silver
Construction
Varying Size Stranding
Solder
Cardas Silver Solder
Insulation
Cotton
Shielding
Aluminum Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Jacket
Silver Polyethylene
Format
Dual or Single Entry

Features

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

4.6 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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A superbly made and excellent sounding cable for my Oppo PM3 headphones
Having acquired some weeks ago a second hand but in excellent condition black dragon v2 cable for my Focal Utopia headphones with which I am extremely impressed, I was eager to obtain another dragon series cable for my Oppo PM3 headphones. Drew felt the silver dragon v3 series cable was the best choice for these headphones, which he felt were slightly rolled off at the top. I followed his advice and the cable duly arrived a short while ago. I have been amazed at the marked improvement already in the sound reproduction. However, what has impressed me most is the extra transparency imparted by the cable to my headphones, both in the treble spectrum and in the bass. There is simply more detail being revealed than before, as if a veil had been lifted. The overall impact of this cable entirely justifies the not inconsiderable cost, in my opinion.

Well done Moon Audio!
April 29, 2019
Disappointing
The cable is not bad, but not a huge improvement over oppo's own balanced cable; which makes it makes it even more of an indulgence.
However the thing that made me very very angry was the feeling of being taken advantage of, they did not take the exchange rate into account. I also chose normal postal delivery, but it came by the more expensive Fed Ex.
To top it all of I was then sent a demand by FedEx, for �50 import duty!
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June 9, 2018
All the claims mentionned for this cable have been respected, I clearly got what I expected and I am very happy for it, it is a great update and upgrade for the PM-3.
March 21, 2018
Also fits the Nighthawk headphones
I am totally new at this cable thing and this is the very first cable I have EVER gotten.

I first noticed the cables that came with the PM2 they do sound very different. I started to look into aftermarket cables and I found Moon Audio from Head Fi.

I placed the order and I didn't know what this would do. Then I went to Taiwan on business and picked up the Nighthawk headphones since this cable fits BOTH.

I just got the delivery like 9 days ago and I used this cable to burn in the Nighthawk headphones, believe it or not.

Now it's parked next to the PM2 and WOW. What a difference a cable makes! Very clear, crisp, 3D as in live. I will go to HK next weekend and I will get the Hifiman HEX, why?

Hey the cable FITS!!! I can't wait to try a top line HP with the Dragon. Thanks, Moon Audio.
July 11, 2016
Silver Cables, Golden Sound
I bought these for my Oppo PM-3. At first I was surprised at the slight harshness I heard, but after 2 days of continuous burn-in, they sounded better and better.

They are now as smooth as glass. These also fit My Audio Technica ATH-M70X. On those cans, the cable was fabulous from the start.

I'm considering another set for those cans. I was a little wary about the price (I'd never spent so much on a cable), but was totally floored by the sound.

This was a great buy!!
May 12, 2016
And the music was unleashed....
Finding the right headphone was and is still a challenge but there is something that is definitively sure : while spending money on a custom cable could seem stupid to some, this should only be because they didn't even try cables issued from here!

Take a bright or a dark sounding headphone (like the Oppo PM-3), connect it to a Silver Dragon and... Unleash the music! Nothing else to say!

Music is awaken, just feeling like it is living again, with air, dynamics and information you didn't even noticed before.

There is something magic, really difficult to describe with the Silver Dragon. It takes your portable system to a level you would only have reached spending 2 or 3 times the money you spent for your entire system.

It is definitively worth the investment... and this... without any possible hesitation.
April 1, 2016
Great expectance and much more great result !
I aimed to use my oppo pm-3 with Astell&Kern AK240 having a compact high quality sound system for traveling. The aim was to use the balanced output of AK240.

After navigating from forum to forum, I discovered a tester of an Oppo pm-3 with Ak240. The tester mentioned the potential gain obtained with Moon audio Silver Dragon V3 with my system, I ordered it, and the result was.. A pure wonder !

Clear, fluid, crystal. Go buy it, it's worth the $!

Alain
November 8, 2015
Worth every penny
Bought this for use with a pair of Audioquest Nighthawks, as I couldn't wait for Audioquest to bring out their own balanced cable.

Fitted the headphones like a glove, no issues there.

Plugged it into the balance out of a Woo WA22 and everything improved.

Bear in mind the headphones are not burned in yet so I expect the improvements to continue.
October 20, 2015
Great!!
Best upgrade ever.
September 1, 2015
Amazing!
I came across Moon Audio via Utube. I got an Oppo PM2 and HA2 , which I use with an IPhone 6.

Best upgrade ever. The Soundstage has just expanded, there is so much more detail. I love it.

Thank you.
August 7, 2015
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