Silver Dragon IEM Headphone Cable V1
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.
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.
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
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
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.
by Chris Martens
Writer's Choice Awards
Mike Mercer | Dec. 2012
by Mike Mercer
"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
- IEM, Earphone
- Sound Signature
- Break-In Time
- 80 Hours
Compatible 2-Pin IEMs
- Qi, V2, V3, V6, V6-Stage
- G16, G12, G8, C3, C2, CFR3, C1
- ASG-2, ASG-1.5, ASG-2.5, AS-1
- Harmony 8, Harmony 8 Pro
- Pre-Summer 2014: S-EM6, EM2-iFI, SM64, SM3 V2, SM2 V2, SM1
- mg5pro™, mg6pro™
- 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
- JH16 Pro, JH13 Pro, JH11 Pro, JH10x3 Pro, JH10 Pro, JH7 Pro, JH5 Pro
- All Universal and Custom IEMs
- LS2, LS3, LS4, LS-X5, LS6, LS8, LS8+
- 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
- Aero, Mage, Marvel, Mentor, Merlin, Miracles
- 4R, Older Series ES, AC, UM2 and UM3X with removable cables
*Bass Pod not available with 2-Pin Cable
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!
A worthy upgrade and a must for getting everything from your music!