Which Upgrade Headphone Cable do you choose for your High End Headphones or Cans?

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Which Upgrade Headphone Cable to Choose?

This upgrade headphone cable question is slightly more difficult to easily answer.

Each headphone has it’s own signature.  Each headphone amp driving the headphone also has a sound signature.  Each of our cables also has it’s own signature, but the effects can vary depending on which headphone & amp combination you pair it up with.

To make it even more confusing some cables do better jobs with different music genres.  But here is the good news, Moon Audio can help guide you.  Drew will try to give a generic description of what each of the cables Moon Audio sells sound like, but keep in mind this may slightly vary depending on what gear you mate our cables with.  

The Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 Headphone Cable is a silver conductor based cable.  It has lots of detail, great energy, fantastic soundstage with lots of air.  It is a great candidate for headphones such as the Sennheiser HD650 (a darker/warmer sounding can) or such headphones as the Hifiman and Audeze which are planner magnetic driver headphones.  These are a couple of examples of warmer sounding headphones.

The Moon Audio Silver Dragon is not a good choice for a thin sounding headphone like the AKG K701. Nor is it a good choice for a forward sounding Grado RS-1, which is very much like a studio monitor. An up close and personal headphone sound.

However, there are still folks out there that are detail freaks and want to push or tip things more forward. So we have actually recabled these 2 examples with the Moon Audio Silver Dragon. Like I said, it just depends on what you are trying to improve. The Moon Audio Silver Dragon is also a good choice for a phone that has bloated bottom end like the Ultrasone Pro 900.  The Moon Audio Silver Dragon will tighten the bass and make it more defined.

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  1. Hi Drew. I am going to buy the Audeze LCD-XC from your website. I am also considering purchasing some of your silver dragon V3 cables to go with it. But my question is this: will the headphones arrive with the stock cables, and I will then have to connect the silver dragon cables myself? Or will the silver dragon cables be attached before the headphones are shipped to me? The same question goes for the connectors. I wouldn’t know the first thing about how to install a connector or a cable. I saw one of your YouTube videos in which you tried to explain how to attach the cables to some in-ear phones, and I got lost pretty quickly. So I am hoping this will all come attached and ready to go before
    it even gets to me. Can you please advise.

    Also, I already possess a Woo Audio headphone amp that will be used with the Audeze headphones, and the music source will be an iPhone 5S. So my other question is this: what should I use to connect the headphone amp to my iPhone? I presume a DAC of some kind, but I’m really not sure.

    Based on all of the above, can you please advise? Any help or assistance would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!

    1. Hello, Brandon. Thank you for your questions. Yes, you will receive both cables. Neither cable comes installed. Installation of either cable is very simple. It utilizes a mini 4 pin XLR, which has a groove in it for correct alignment insertion. There is a button on the mini xlr for unlocking the connector when you want to change to another cable or a detached cable for storage.

      Which Woo Audio headphone amp do you have so we can tailor our response specifically to your needs.

      Thank you,

      Drew Baird, P.E.
      President

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