Silver Dragon IEM headphone cable V2

Rating:
96%
$350.00
In stock

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

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

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

Silver Dragon IEM V2 connectors

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.


Reviews

The Absolute Sound Review
The Absolute Sound

by Mike Mercer
Dec. 2018

Specifications

Conductors
8
Material
99.99998% UP-OCC Silver
Construction
Braided
Solder
Cardas Silver Solder
Insulation
 
Shielding
 
Jacket
Silver Polyethylene

Features

Silver Dragon
Format
IEM, Earphone
Sound Signature
Analytical
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

EarSonics
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

InEar
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

Lear
LUF-BD4.2

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


Compatible 4-Pin IEMs

JH Audio 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

4.8 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Really expensive, but maybe worth it
My JH Audio/Roxanne stock cable was making the right ear cut in and out. I read all the reviews about how the silver dragon improved clarity, and it definitely did. I am very pleased with this cable and the sound improvement; just wish it didn't cost so much!
August 2, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
The best cable for me!
I had used a Black Dragon for Roxanne, but Silver Dragon increase soundstage, high clearer,bass tighter and I liked it very much!
July 19, 2019
So you are skeptical
Yes I was skeptical about this overprice cable, guess I was wrong is not overpriced yes they are not cheap but OMG the sound improves drastically, I thought I was going to lose bass on my new Roxanne's but no that's not the case it was improved, now I can listen to electronic music with more momentum, tighter like the description states, more quickly so I listen that the drivers recover faster and that is translate in better sound, the mid and the higher obviously evolving surround sound, loud, crispier and clearer. I bought the stock cable with balance 2.5mm for my Astell n Kern Anorma a couple of months ago and now I improve to this silver cable with the same termination 2.5mm there’s no comparison, I was thinking what if I improve to a new amplifier or a better DAC but now that I hear this improvement in the sound is more cheaper than having a better DAC that cost twice or more. Very happy with the product you have to try it you won’t be disappointed.
June 22, 2019
Be patient, they break in to be quite enjoyable.
These V2's are flexible and well constructed. I start with that because my V1's sounded great, but were brittle and broke prematurely. I loved those cables and treated them with great care. They broke anyway. The V2's are constructed better. In fact they seem better constructed than some others that I paid more for.
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.
June 5, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Silver Dragon Cables
You can't go wrong with silver cables! They are bright and well defined in their ability to transmit a signal They do require a good amount of break-in time to smooth out some of the bass blume, but well with the extra cost!
May 15, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Excellent
Sound quality is excellent. Shipping is fast.
May 2, 2019
Purchased
12 months ago
Wonderful Sound
I am enjoying my new Moon Silver Dragon Ear Buds Cable. It really is a much more pleasant sound, which allows the music to expand and play back as it was recorded.
April 30, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
This is all cables should be held to!
I recently purchased the JH Universal Roxys. They are excellent EIMs but there was some room for improvement. I bought this cable and it made such a huge difference. I didn't realize how much a cable had to do with the sound. The clarity, detail, soundstage, and efficiency (dBs) all improved drastically. do yourself a favor and get this cable for your favorite monitors. Also, if you have a balanced source, get the balanced connector for it.
March 19, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
A Special Cable
This cable is special, presenting incredible detail, clear treble with no harshness, beautiful mids and clear, precise, ample bass. I've compared them to a comparably priced silver I had on hand from a while ago and there is just no comparision. The angled 2-pin connectors are also a real plus in function and appearance.
November 2, 2018
All you�ll ever need!
Great upgrade to my JH Layla IIs. Very nice to have the new Sony 4.4mm Furutech balanced connector available as an option!
May 16, 2018
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Would these fit Empire Ears Legend X universal?
Paul G on Dec 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Paul

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?

Best,

Adrian
How long is the Dragon Silver IEM cable?
My current cable is about 4'3" and I'd like a cable closer to 5'.
Paul S on Jun 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Correct, we can do 48" or 64". Those are the only two options in length.