Silver Dragon USB Cable

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$130.00
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The Silver Dragon USB transfers digital audio from a computer or portable device such as a Phone, Tablet or DAP (digital audio Player) to a USB capable DAC. We build cables for home, office or portable solutions. This product page is focused more on longer length applications while Silver Dragon Form Fit USB cable Here focuses more on portable short solutions.

Moon Audio has optimized our USB cables for audio transmission of large High Res files. Please see the notes below in our Description Tab to help you establish which USB connection is right for your application.

The Silver Dragon was created with ultrapure silver conductors for the best in signal transfer for your digital music. The cable uses 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors with a double layer shield to ward off outside interference. The Silver Dragon USB is the most resolute USB cable on the market today for an amazing price point. So stop paying for over inflated cables and give it a try. Be prepared to be amazed at the difference it will make when transferring your computer audio catalog to your USB applications. 

We offer normal USB signal transfer cables from your computer to your Digital Audio Converter as well as a host of ultrashort cables to connect your portable devices. For longer and more custom options please see the drop-down menus on this webpage to choose the selection you need.

There are two different configurations offered on this webpage. Normal USB signal transfer as well as OTG (on-The-Go) USB signal transfer. What is OTG? USB OTG is a specification that allows USB devices, such as tablets or smartphones, to act as a host, allowing other USB devices, such as USB flash drives, digital cameras, mice or keyboards, or an external Dac to be attached to them. The USB connection is terminated slightly different than in a normal USB termination. This termination essentially tells the Android-based device to output a data stream. In the case we all care about, it is releasing digital audio so your external Digital to Analog Converter takes over control of processing the digital music on your Android based phone or tablet.

Silver Dragon USB Cable for Android

In some cases a DAP (Digital Audio Player). Most DAPs like the Astell & Kern's are Android based. So if you desire to use an external DAC with them an OTG cable is required. The OTG cable tells the AK to output digital audio. Of course, you will also need to visit the AK's settings page to also tell it to engage the USB output. With most Phones and Tablets this is not required. Older Android-based phones and tablets in the early 2000's used a USB Mini B connection as the standard. Slowly phone and tablet manufacturers moved to USB Micro B as the connection of choice. The same can be said for a lot of portable Headphone Amplifiers with built-in Digital to Analog Converters. These started with USB B Mini and then transitioned to USB B Micro. And today we are now seeing USB C now becoming the norm for Phones and Tablets. USB C offers a faster way to charge these devices thanks to the higher conductor count.

Moon Audio is focusing on USB C cables for Digital Audio Transfer only. Our cables have not been designed to be a Phone charging cable. The cost of manufacturing a high conductor count silver cable with conductors being used for non-audio important roles makes no sense from a cost perspective. While our cables will charge a device, our cable is based on USB specs required for Audio Transfer only. They have not been designed to be used with Hard Drives etc. When Audio circuits move past normal USB 2.0 practice I'm sure at this point we will move to more of a USB 3.x design. For USB C charging cables we have a great affordable option Here.

Silver Dragon USB-C Cable

USB C can be utilized for both OTG and non-OTG applications as well. So when connecting, for example, one of Apple's new MacBook Pro's with USB C to your home Dac, in this case, a USB C to USB B normal USB connection is required. But when using your Samsung Galaxy 8 or Astell & Kern SP1000 to your Chord Hugo 2 then a USB C to USB B Micro OTG cable is required. Confused? I know it can be complicated. But feel free to contact us for help.

We also have MFI certified Lightning USB cables for Apple iDevices such as your iPhone, iPad or iTouch. Apple lightning cables act very much like an OTG cable. They tell the Apple iDevice to output digital audio. But the Digital to Analog converter must be MFI certified to accept this direct cable connection. See Here for Apple MFI certified Dacs. If your Dac is not MFI Apple certified then a 2 cable solution is required. An Apple CCK Adapter followed by a USB cable. The Apple CCK, in this case, is the OTG cable. So for connecting your iPhone or iPad to your Chord Mojo or Chord Hugo2 DAC you need an Apple CCK plus a USB A to USB B Micro cable. See Here for an example of this connection kit.

Please see our Apple-specific cables Here


Reviews

The Absolute Sound Review
The Absolute Sound

by Andy Shaub
Mar. 2012

"Silver Dragon USB cable comes awfully close to my multi-thousand dollar reference standard Locus Design USB cable."

— Andy Schaub, Positive Feedback
4.8 / 5.0
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Silver Dragon USB Cable
Very high quality should last forever. Impressive sonics on a par with all the Silver Dragon cables. Recommended.
July 26, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Love it.
I simply love the sound. It adds a layer of clarity.
July 23, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Never Dissapointed
These silver dragon cables never cease to amaze me. They just sound better than every cable I have used including my current cables without mentioning names. Hint: (they have a battery.) The silver dragons are more detailed, carry more weight, never harsh, and absolutely silent background. I am currently in the process of upgrading all my cables to silver dragons.
July 22, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Hope this doesn't sound confusing..........
It leans a little bit on the warm side for my taste however I give it 5 stars because it does what it's supposed to, when I'm changing from copper to silver or a regular cables, makes a really noticeable difference in sound ( I'm referring to the RCA cables ) great product for the price. Had to take off the copper cables that I had connected to the original USB DAC, made the sound too warm, it's better with the silver cables ( Surprisingly enough I still sounds a bit warm ), but now I'm curious to try their own cables seems like they got good products for the price.
July 6, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Significant improvement in sound quality.
The Silver Dragon USB cable significantly improved the audio detail and clarity and added slightly more warmth to hi-res music files. The cable is used to connect a computer with the music files to a Teac UD-301 DAC / headphone amp. I use Sennheiser HD700 headphones for listening. The Silver Dragon exceeded my expectations: impressive improved sound quality and a very reasonable price!
July 5, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Worth the time and money.
Very good quality. Excellent service. Drew is great as always.
June 17, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Overall, Slightly more forward sounding and more lively than my stock Hugo 2 cable.
I tested these against most of my headphones and via a Chord Hugo 2. This is what I experienced using the stock headphone cables for each headphone.
1More Triple-driver: did not notice a difference
AKG k702 :very slight improvement, hardly noticeable.
Sony MA900: very slight improvement, felt a tiny bit more like a live performance
TH-6XX purplehearts : no difference
TH-900mk2 limited edition sapphire blue: no difference
HD 700: no difference
HD 800: noticed a slight improvement, more forward sounding, and also felt more live.. could recommend.
HD 800 S: I actually like the stock cable better on these because he treble felt a little unnatural with the silver dragon
Focal Utopia: noticed the biggest difference but it is still a subtle difference, but worth it if you ask me if you already have a high end DAC/etc.
May 2, 2019
Quality
High quality, no issues. Very happy with this cable and expect to be able to use it for a long time. Although I'm using it fairly straight now, the housing feels like it will protect the cable from kinks and bends, something I can't say about some other rather expensive USB cables I'm no longer using.
April 29, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Improve Connectors
Connectors can be improved. The Micro B connector seemingly wants to slide out of connection with the most minute/little of movements
April 29, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Response from Moon Audio
Hey, Joseph. I just sent you an email so we can help fix the issue. We stand behind our products and we'd love to help. We also warranty our cables for 1 year against defects. Please let me know how we can help. Thank you.
May 3, 2019
Nichole B
Totally worth it !
Impressive quality, brighten up the detail without any harshness.
April 29, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
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