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Silver Dragon IEM V1 Cable for Ultimate Ears Triple Fi

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Silver Dragon V1 IEM Headphone Cable specifically for connection and use with the Ultimate Ears Triple Fi universal in ear monitors. It provides a more musical presentation and sound stage depth. You will hear more clarity, instrumentation and musicality. This award winning IEM headphone cable also fits the Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5 Pro Earphones and Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5 Extended Bass Noise Isolating Earphones.

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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.

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

Silver Dragon and Triple Fi IEMs

Ultimate Ears TripleFi 2-pin IEM connector

TripleFi IEM Connector

This cable features a proprietary 2-pin connector with a form that is a bit larger than many IEMs. It is used on Triple Fi and Super Fi IEMs from Ultimate Ears.

This cable is not compatible with UE Pro series IEMs.

Cable Design

The Silver Dragon IEM headphone cable is the baby brother of the original award-winning Silver Dragon headphone cable V3 for full-size headphones. We have designed this IEM headphone cable for use with Custom In-Ear monitors or IEMs where light weight and flexibility are a must.

The Moon Audio Silver Dragon V1 IEM headphone cable is the baby brother to the Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 Headphone cable. Drew has designed it for use with Custom In Ear monitors or IEMs where light weight and flexibility are a must! No flimsy or stiff cables are custom designed and made here at Moon Audio.

This custom IEM cable will open up your Ultimate Ears Triple Fi universal in ear monitors and let them breathe easier. Throw out that cheap stock cable and bring your Custom IEMs here to Moon Audio!

The Moon Audio Silver Dragon IEM V1 UE Triple Fi upgrade Headphone Cable comes in one length only - 48 inches. However, you may choose different connection options on the other connection point below.

To hear Drew speak specifically about the IEM cables - fast forward to 18:00 minutes.

"The Silver Dragon JH3A Cable and Silver Dragon IEM Cable gives a +3db increase in input sensitivity across the entire frequency range and much greater detail than any other cable."

Jerry Harvey, JH Audio | RMAF 2012

Silver Dragon IEM Cable V1 uses a coaxial design, constructed with UP-OCC 99.99998% pure silver center conductor. It is then wrapped concentrically by a 15-18% ratio silver plated conductor, using the same varying size stranding and Kevlar reinforcement in both conductors that is used in other Dragon Cables. The left and right signal cables run parallel to each other, resulting in a very low inductance. Both signal paths are wrapped in a final polyethylene jacket, creating a cable that is extremely flexible yet resilient and resistant to flex failure.

A variety of connection options are available for your downstream connection such as the mini plug, RCA, XLR and many others. We custom build these cables in-house to your connection specifications. The cable can be used in either a single-ended or a balanced design. The wire is soldered to a connector using high-quality Cardas silver solder. No flimsy or stiff cables are made here at Moon Audio so throw out that cheap stock cable and bring your Custom IEMs here to Moon Audio.

Connecting the Silver 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.

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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.


The Absolute Sound 2012 Editors' Choice Award
Positive Feedback 2012 Writers Choice Award
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The Absolute Sound 2014 Editors' Choice Award
The Absolute Sound 2017 Editors' Choice Award
The Absolute Sound 2018 Product of the Year
The Absolute Sound 2019 Editors' Choice Award
2020 The Absolute Sound Editor's Choice Award

Press and Reviews


by Chris Martens
Nov. 2011

Positive Feedback 2012 Writers Choice Awards
Positive Feedback

Writer's Choice Awards
Mike Mercer | Dec. 2012

The Absolute Sound Review
The Absolute Sound

by Mike Mercer
Dec. 2018

Head-Fi Contributor Review
Head-Fi Contributor

July 2011

"If making deep connections with your music is important...products like the Silver Dragon cables can act as a conduit to that grand connection. I'm never giving mine up..."

Michael Mercer, Positive Feedback | Issue 64, December 2012


Cable Design

4 x 26 AWG
99.99998% UP-OCC Silver
15-18% Silver Plated Copper
2 parallel, concentrically wrapped core conductors
Cardas Silver Solder
Silver Polyethylene
Dual Entry (Y-type)


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IEM, Earphone
Sound Signature
Break-In Time
80 Hours

one-year limited warranty

Dragon Audio Cables are covered by a one-year limited warranty against material or manufacturing defects. For more information, visit our Warranty Terms page.


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