Silver Dragon IEM headphone cable V2
After 2 years of R&D, the Silver Dragon IEM headphone cable V2 (version 2) for JH Audio In-Ear-Monitors (IEMs) is, as Audio Ambassador and long-time JH Audio listener Doug wrote in his review, "...a major step forward in detail, dynamic contrasts and soundstage".
Drew and the Moon Audio design team collaborated with Jerry Harvey, founder of JH Audio, to rethink, recombine and redesign the Silver Dragon V2 for JH Audio IEMs.
JH Audio, one of the most admired IEM manufacturers, started the IEM revolution working with bands you know and love.
Compatible with all 4-Pin style JH Audio IEMs
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.
When designing the Silver Dragon IEM headphone cable V2, we decided to design the best possible IEM cable to truly bring out the best in the top of the line JH Audio IEMs. A no holds barred approach was taken with 8 x 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver conductors are being used per cable. That is a lot of silver!! The amount of silver used in this cable over the Version 1 is mind-blowing and we stayed true to our motto to not overprice or over inflate the retail price. This is by no means a low priced cable, but we challenge you to find a cable at this price point and performance level, we know you won't find a better value or sound at this price point.
The V2 design utilizes is a 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver conductor. It is the purest wire that can be produced in this day and age and void of all impurities. It includes all the sonic characteristics & strengths of our original Silver Dragon IEM cable with an enhanced level of resolution and detail. It is not an overly forward or bright sounding cable, it is extremely smooth, very clean with an accurate reflection of the music. We have found it to be very non-fatiguing with a mastering reference sound indeed. A tight, well-controlled bass which has more layers of resolution than any other cable we have produced rounds out its characteristics.
The cable can be ordered with or without the Bass Pod. If you listen to your Astell & Kern IEMS or JH Audio IEMs with the bass pod in the max position, this would be the same as utilizing a cable without the Pod. Adding the Pod to the cable, actually turns down the bass, as opposed to increasing it.
Finally, If you are a critical listener like Drew Baird, the founder of Moon Audio, then there is no substitution for this cable! You will be thrilled with the resolution and detail.
Redesign of the JH Audio connections & IEM sockets
The cable connections and IEM sockets of the JH Audio 4pin connection style IEMs were also redesigned by Moon Audio. The Astell & Kern and JH Audio IEMs with the 4 pin connection style include: the Angie, Angie II, Rosie, Roxanne, Roxanne II, Layla, and Layla II, and soon to follow all custom IEMs at JH Audio. Please contact us or JH as to whether your new IEM will have this 4 pin connection. This 4pin connection socket upgrade has improved the durability of the connections & sockets for long-term use & enjoyment.
First, we improved the threaded locking section and the nut as we are now using anodized aluminum for durability and better tolerance. The male and female pins utilize a proprietary metal combination called ARCAP. It is essentially a high yield copper-based metal that does not contain iron so it is not magnetic. It also has very high tensile strength and it is resistant to chemical corrosion. This is very important for those of you who will use the cable and IEMs at the gym or on stage if you are in a band as it will be much more durable and resistant to flex failure from the constant movement and/or wear & tear.
The pins now are also gold plated and the attenuator pod was improved to provide better tolerances and tracking. The improved markings on the cable help match left to right and the attenuators are now recessed to prevent them from being altered by accident. The pod shape was improved to a smoother shape and this is a new feature of all the overmolds.
3 standard premolded cable options available.
- 2.5mm balanced 4 pole gold straight mini plug for use with the balanced output of the Astell and Kern players, RAL players & ALO amps. The entire body is molded to prevent the face of the connector to short to chassis ground. This will eliminate issues of ground shorts.
- 3.5mm straight 3 pole stereo single ended connection for use with most common portable devices.
- 3.5mm right angle 3 pole stereo single ended connection for use with most common portable devices.
Both of the 3.5mm connectors have extended necks to vanquish most portable devices that have a deep connector socket hole.
We will also offer custom termination options as usual in the future. The Premolded connections are available for immediate shipment, and custom terminations will be available in a few weeks.
In the future, we will also be offering a version with no Attenuator pod. This will be used when JH Audio converts all of there existing IEMs over to the new 4 pin design.
Available Amplifier Connections
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.
- 99.99998% UP-OCC Silver
- 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
Compatible 4-Pin IEMs
- JH Audio
- All custom IEMs with 4-pin connection including: Roxanne, Angie, 13v2, 16v2, Lola, and Layla
*Bass Pod only available with 4-Pin Cable
Sonically, at this point the V2s sound revealing, detailed, and involving. Thankfully, they are non-fatiguing. They are (finally) opening up to provide more air around the instruments and a broader sound-stage. I was literally about to write a review that they were veiled in the higher frequencies, and messy at the bottom, when they began to focus and open at the same time. Right now, they sound good.....open, detailed, involving and smooth. Even though they are clearly not broken in entirely, on balance I like these cables for critical listening. They improve sound over stock cables and represent a sonic value. For stage, my stock Harvey's would be fine. For listening to music at home, these puppies are worth every penny...and I think they are getting better sonically as I write. I give them a 4 only because you can get incrementally better sound....if you are willing to pay a premium. Recommended.
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Just drop Drew at Moon an email via Contact Us on the website or msg him via Facebook; he’s great at giving quick replies to such queries!
Just out of interest, where are you based? US?
My current cable is about 4'3" and I'd like a cable closer to 5'.