Silver Dragon Headphone Cable V3

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$315.00
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The Silver Dragon Headphone Cable Version 3 is our Top of the Line Headphone Cable. It is a silver conductor based cable and it uses 4 x 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors.

It can improve the listening enjoyment of most high-end headphones, adding detail and energy with a fantastic soundstage with lots of air.

Dragon Audio Cables

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

Cable Design

The Silver Dragon Headphone Cable is our Top of the Line Headphone Cable. It is a silver conductor based cable and it uses 4 x 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors.  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.

It is a great candidate for Darker Sounding headphones or headphones that have a bloated bottom end. For example, headphones such as the Sennheiser HD650 (a darker/warmer sounding can) or headphones like the Hifiman HE-500 and the Audeze LCD-2 & LCD3, which are planar magnetic driver headphones and warmer sounding headphones. The Silver Dragon V3 will add detail and clarity to the top end and provide a cleaner more transparent sound. With closed headphones such as the Denon AH-D7000 & AH-D5000 the Silver Dragon will tighten up the bottom end and control the bass better.

The Silver Dragon V3 is not a good choice for a thin-sounding headphone like the AKG K701. Nor is it a good choice for a forward sounding headphone such as the Grado RS-1, which is very much like a studio monitor or an up close and personal sound.  However, there are still folks out there that are detail freaks and want to push or tip things more forward so we have actually re-cabled both of these examples with the Silver Dragon V3.  As Drew explains, it just depends on what you are trying to do and your affinity for sound. Lastly, the Silver Dragon V3 is also a good choice for a phone that has a bloated bottom end like the Ultrasone Pro 900. It will tighten up the bass and make it more defined.

We have improved the Silver Dragons conductor's properties in this Version 3 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 cables 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 connector using high-quality Cardas silver solder.

Hack Your Headphones

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.

Recommendations

The SD V3 is a great candidate for headphones such as Sennheiser HD650 (a darker/warmer sounding can) or such headphones as the Hifiman HE-500, HE-6 and the Audeze LCD-2 and LCD3, which are planar magnetic driver headphones and warmer sounding headphones.

We also recently added some specialized "Silver Dragon V3" cables for certain headphone models and brands.  See these links for more information:

Silver Dragon Premium Audeze Headphone CableSilver Dragon Ultrasone Headphone Cable and the Silver Dragon Shure Headphone Cable.


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More Information
Designed to fit All (Fits most brands)

Design

Conductors
4 x 24 AWG
Material
99.99998% UP-OCC Silver
Construction
Varying Size Stranding
Solder
Cardas Silver Solder
Shielding
Teflon, Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Jacket
Silver Polyethylene

Features

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

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Audeze LCD2 Closed back
Night and day difference over the the factory cable. The cable really made the cans come alive
August 13, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
A worthy purchase
I bought this cable for Sennheiser 650 which I purchased after several great reviews as a part of my collection. Great clarity, very well built, fit is excellent. Customer service as always outstanding, very well coordinated shipping process and there is some to chat/talk for additional questions. Thanks, Drew and Nichole (I hope it is spelled right).
July 10, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Wonderful quality and build. Will always order from moon audio for all my audio needs. Couldn't imagine using any other cable.
May 22, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
No Longer a Skeptic
Truth be told, I was skeptical about how much a change in cables would change the sound signature of a particular headphone. Consider me convinced and a skeptic no longer!

I ordered a Silver Dragon v3 with 4 pin Male Neutrik Gold XLR for my HD650 and took the plunge. Out of the box, the infamous Sennheiser "veil" was eliminated, and the overall sound of the headphones became clearer, more detailed, more open. Fortunately, bass was not sacrificed, either. Gone was the semi-bloated and blurry bass of the HD650, and in its place was bass just as impactful, yet cleaner. Macro and micro detail retrieval was kicked up more than just a couple of notches with this upgrade.

I use my headphones with an AURALiC Taurus MkII headphone amp fed by a Schiit Gungnir Multi-Bit DAC. Music comes either from vinyl, CD, or FLAC files from my PC.

I'm extremely satisfied with this purchase - so much so that I will be ordering a Black Dragon cable upgrade for my Focal Elex shortly.
November 16, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Excellent!
Top-of-the-line cables that bring out exceptional detail in headphones. I bought a set for Mr. Speakers' Aeon Flow and Ether Flow C.
October 9, 2018
Sliver Dragons are what I put on all my headphones. Exception being the Black Dragon on my HD800.
July 2, 2018
A great product.
June 15, 2018
Nice looking cable
I fine looking cable, but didnt do anything for the sound.
March 20, 2018
Excellent
March 13, 2018
Not so excited with the sound of this cable
March 12, 2018
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Do you provide Furutech CF-7445(R) as "Amplifier Connection Option" for SONY TA-ZH1ES ?
Kevin on Jan 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes I know they offer this Balanced connecter and even better if you get it on the Silver Dragon as I did which took my Hifiman Arya’s to another level. Mine have a quarter inch single ended connector. It increased the details over the cable which came with my headphones it was long grain copper and wasn’t that bad for a stock cable. So I was a little surprised at the spaciousness the Silver Dragon cable gave my Hifiman’s for such a reasonable price. Now I can’t listen to them without it. Customer Kendall Bass