Silver Dragon IEM Headphone Cable V1

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The Silver Dragon IEM headphone cable V1 will open up your IEMs and let them breathe easier. Silver conductors provide a more resolute and detailed open sound. Transients appear to be more cohesive and controlled. The bass is tighter and more controlled.


The Absolute Sound 2012 Editors' Choice Award
Positive Feedback 2012 Writers Choice Award
The Absolute Sound 2013 Editors' Choice Award
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

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 (stock) 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 offices 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 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 IEM's where light weight and flexibility are a must.

"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

2-Pin Connections

This cable now includes 2 types of 2-pin connection. The first is for Custom & Universal IEMs that include memory wire for 2 pin connection option. This is typically used for IEMs like JH Audio, Noble Audio, Empire Ears and many others that utilize a cable that wraps around the ear.

The second option was specifically designed for the new Audeze IEMs. Such as Audeze iSine10, iSine20 & LCD-i4 with a 2 pin connection that offers a locking channel and no memory wire for a direct drop down cable from the IEMs.

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 IEM's here to Moon Audio.

Connection Arrangement for the Silver Dragon IEM Cable

  • Red: Right Channel
  • Blue: Left Channel
  • Dots should always point up

Hack Your Headphones

Hack Your Headphones

Silver 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.


HiFi Plus Review

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
Absolute Sound

by Mike Mercer
Dec. 2018

Head-Fi Contributor Review

by average_joe
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


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


Silver Dragon
IEM, Earphone
Sound Signature
Break-In Time
80 Hours

Compatible 2-Pin IEMs

1964 Ears
Qi, V2, V3, V6, V6-Stage

Alien Ears
G16, G12, G8, C3, C2, CFR3, C1

Aurisonics Aurisonics
ASG-2, ASG-1.5, ASG-2.5, AS-1

Custom Art
Harmony 8, Harmony 8 Pro

Pre-Summer 2014: S-EM6, EM2-iFI, SM64, SM3 V2, SM2 V2, SM1

Future Sonics
mg5pro™, mg6pro™

Gorilla Ears
GX-8, GX-5, GX-4b, GX-3b, GX-3, GX-2b, GX-2, GX-1

StageDiver 4, 4s, 3, 3s, 2, 2s, 1, 1s

JH Audio JH Audio
JH16 Pro, JH13 Pro, JH11 Pro, JH10x3 Pro, JH10 Pro, JH7 Pro, JH5 Pro


Noble Audio
All Universal and Custom IEMs

Rooth Professional
LS2, LS3, LS4, LS-X5, LS6, LS8, LS8+

Ultimate Ears Ultimate Ears
Pre-Sept. 2010: UE11 Pro, UE10 Pro, UE 7 Pro, UE 5 Pro, UE 4 Pro, UE 1 Pro

*IEMs made after Sept. 2010 have an angled connector so the fit is not as tight and flush as with earlier models.

Unique Melody Unique Melody
Aero, Mage, Marvel, Mentor, Merlin, Miracles

Westone Elite Westone
4R, Older Series ES, AC, UM2 and UM3X with removable cables

*Bass Pod not available with 2-Pin Cable

5.0 / 5.0
34 Reviews
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IEM cable improvements
I was skeptical of cables making a sonic difference. I have a pair of Noble Keizer 10s and the stock cable didn’t work. I tried these and the difference was positive and wonderfully open and detailed.
July 23, 2019
3 months ago
Silver Dragon - Unleashing My Music Everywhere I Can Use Them: Headphones, iems, Mojo, Hugo2, Honda CRV
Over the last few years, I have been replacing my audio, usb, lightning, headphone, and in ear monitor cables with Silver Dragon. I got this one to try with a Massdrop/NuForce EDC3 iem with 3 Knowles balanced armatures. I liked the resulting sound better than my Grado 10e, which are now my wife’s Grado 10e.

I have emailed Dan at Periodic Audio about making sure that Drew Baird at Moon Audio gets some of their new connectors as soon as they are released because I wanted to be first in line to get my two favorite dynamic iems, Beryllium (Be) and Carbon (C), fitted for Silver Dragon.

I think the Silver Dragon is a great sonic tonic wherever you wish your music sounded clearer, cleaner, with more detail and less harshness. I tried a Silver Dragon lightning usb cable for my iPhone in my Honda CRV, and cancelled my plans to replace the stock stereo, saving me thousands.
July 4, 2019
3 months ago
Great cable, fast service for this cable with non standard balanced Sony plug. I have ordered several cables from Drew and company now, always pleased with order.
March 1, 2018
Great to be in balanced mode.
This is a great product that allows me to access the balanced mode on my Kann music player.
February 28, 2018
The cable arrived as expected however prior to shipment I requested for the pins to be around 0.76mm so it would be a better fit for my JH13s, but that was not to be as my right iem kept falling off from the cable. Apart from the the finishing is still top notch and sounded great.
January 19, 2018
Tailor Made!
Just was wondering how to improve my listening experience to my Noble Audio Kaiser Encore despite of my Hugo II.I checked several sources and I came up with this.Firstly the durability of the cable is impressive, coming to the sound qualty improvement,I was astonished how a cable make such a difference.The soundstage had improved tremendously,just needed to take care about the 2 pin connection,connection to NA is quite tight and needs focus.Last thing to mention is the color of the cable which is the same as my Kaiser Encore.I wonder was it tailor-made or else,whichever, I thank Moon Audio for this.
October 30, 2017
IE800 4.4mm conversion
As advertised. No issues with the product and fast delivery.
September 6, 2017
Despite the fact that these cables cost as much as a pair of mid-tier audiophile earphones...these definitely take things up a notch...or 10!

Let me first of all point out that the level of customer service is perfect! Communication is amazing, and turnaround is fast! I wanted to burn these in during a business trip, so the guys at Moon were able to expedite the order to get to me before I traveled.


How I used and tested them? Well started out by using the balanced connection into the new RHA DACAMP, connected to firstly a pair of Noble Audio Djangos...the headphones couldn't handle it, they were clipping out even at lower volumes. Then bringing the DACAMP gain down to low, that problem was resolved and all I heard was a crisp, clear and deep sound taken up 10 notches when compared to the original cable.

Then I hooked the cables up to my new Auduze iSine 20's and the clarity and the sound stage was clear, brilliant, sharp. The bass was still a bit subdued, but the iSines are not designed for bass.

Finally, I hooked up my Ultimate Ears UE18 customs...and just to my iPhone...holy crap they sounded amazing! Previously, even on my iPhone I would have to crank the volume around, or above 3/4s the max volume. WIth the Silver Dragons...half was more than enough, and the clarity...yikes! Oh, did I mention that I picked up the adapter to take the cables down to a 3.5mm minijack connection, so the iPhone connection was a regular balanced connection.

Seriously, the clarity achieved with a simple cable change was beyond words for me. Next step is going to be getting a second Silver Dragon cable for my JH Audio Astell&Kern Angie universal IEMs...which are already booming without any sort of cable upgrade.

Moon Audio, I will definitely be coming back to you guys again!
March 29, 2017
Excellent realism
I had purchased the silver dragon cable and use with 64 audio U6 iem. The cable has brought forth a subtle yet significant difference in the sound. The vocals have more realism and life, overall the clarity has been improved, but its not shrill sounding. Extremely happy with the purchase.
February 16, 2017
Pricey Quality - Get what you pay for!
Having gone through a least 4 sets of cables in the past 2 years due to cord failure at the jack connector from other manufacturers led me to my purchase of the Moon Audio Silver Dragon IEM Cable. The side mount and solid construction is impressive and fingers crossed that cord failure might be averted going forward. Sound quality definitely improved by a substantial margin with my JH-16's making for a great sound enhancement to my sound quality investment. Thank you and I look forward to years of maintenance free usage!
February 16, 2017
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