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post #91 of 635

Great, looks like the DHC is the thickest one. Now I'll await your review on the DHC cable. Best IEM cable thread, keep it up average_joe
 

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Double Helix arrived

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Comparison between the CK10 cable and Silver Dragon: The SD is a little thicker but is much stiffer and the outer jacket is made from a much harder material.  The CK10 cable will flop around a lot while the SD won't too much.

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Comparison between the TWag, Silver Dragon, and Double Helix

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post #92 of 635

I feel so ALO right now with my big bad 24 gauge cable.

post #93 of 635
Thread Starter 

Thanks and yea, I need 2 hands to handle it biggrin.gif

post #94 of 635

Use my cables and pretty soon people will ask you if you've been working out...

post #95 of 635

My Silver Dragon IEM cable just came in today, so I got a chance to do a initial impression of the cable with my Um3x. I've used the stock westone cable, Twag, and currently using the DHC symbiote cable. There is definitely a significant difference on my um3x with the Silver Dragon. First thing I've noticed was the HUGE soundstage and space. The spacious presentation kinda blew me away because i've never listened to something with such large soundstage ever (grado fan). The bass is definitely a lot deeper than my DHC, clarity is around the same. Overall feeling of the silver dragon was the sound is a bit laid back compared to the DHC. Aesthetics... my DHC looks better but silver dragon functions a lot better, especially for my daily 4 hour commutes. Its much more low profile, lighter, thinner, and fits a lot better around the ear since I wear glasses. DHC is a bit difficult sometimes since it can never wrap around my ear properly without a memory wire which i dont want. Silver Dragon definitely helps people with glasses, its functionality is a lot similar to the Westone Stock Cable. Quality is expected from Moon Audio, definitely built to last and its pretty strong.

 

Overall impression of the Silver Dragon IEM cable for me are quite positive and definitely a keeper. One more thing, 0 Hour burn in was on the silver dragon while comparing to DHC,  it has around 200 hours. Drew from Moon Audio recommended a Minimum of 60Hour burn in for the silver dragon so i will definitely burn this baby in and see how it performs later. Will keep you guys updated. Oh yeah, the review from average_joe was the exact same impression that I got, thanks again for this wonderful thread!!!

post #96 of 635

You guys will actually be comparing 2 different cables.  Eclipes, you have one of the non cryo, 26 gauge prototypes.  Also, if you want it to stay put behind your ears, shape the last 3" of the cable into a loop and heat it with a hairdryer, then let it cool and it will stay in a shape that will not pop up, I do this to all the cables now.  


Edited by scootermafia - 10/25/11 at 7:10pm
post #97 of 635

I believe you said there weren't any difference in sound between the 2 cables correct? And also, I did try to use the hairdryer method but only worked for a while before it lost its memory. One thing I do want to note is that I curl it up to fit in my pelican1010 case every thing i put my rig away, that might also be a reason on why the memory won't last for me.
 

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You guys will actually be comparing 2 different cables.  Eclipes, you have one of the non cryo, 26 gauge prototypes.  Also, if you want it to stay put behind your ears, shape the last 3" of the cable into a loop and heat it with a hairdryer, then let it cool and it will stay in a shape that will not pop up, I do this to all the cables now.  



 

post #98 of 635
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My Silver Dragon IEM cable just came in today, so I got a chance to do a initial impression of the cable with my Um3x. I've used the stock westone cable, Twag, and currently using the DHC symbiote cable. There is definitely a significant difference on my um3x with the Silver Dragon. First thing I've noticed was the HUGE soundstage and space. The spacious presentation kinda blew me away because i've never listened to something with such large soundstage ever (grado fan). The bass is definitely a lot deeper than my DHC, clarity is around the same. Overall feeling of the silver dragon was the sound is a bit laid back compared to the DHC. Aesthetics... my DHC looks better but silver dragon functions a lot better, especially for my daily 4 hour commutes. Its much more low profile, lighter, thinner, and fits a lot better around the ear since I wear glasses. DHC is a bit difficult sometimes since it can never wrap around my ear properly without a memory wire which i dont want. Silver Dragon definitely helps people with glasses, its functionality is a lot similar to the Westone Stock Cable. Quality is expected from Moon Audio, definitely built to last and its pretty strong.

 

Overall impression of the Silver Dragon IEM cable for me are quite positive and definitely a keeper. One more thing, 0 Hour burn in was on the silver dragon while comparing to DHC,  it has around 200 hours. Drew from Moon Audio recommended a Minimum of 60Hour burn in for the silver dragon so i will definitely burn this baby in and see how it performs later. Will keep you guys updated. Oh yeah, the review from average_joe was the exact same impression that I got, thanks again for this wonderful thread!!!


Glad to hear it about the improved space.  For some reason I really don't have issues with most cables staying in place even without memory wire.  My DHC is getting run in like all my other cables locked in my closet, but I am looking forward to hearing it.  

 

Also, different IEMs will react differently with the various aftermarket cables which is why I test all my customs with each cable.

post #99 of 635

yeah i do like both cables a lot, both has its own advantages. 
 

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Glad to hear it about the improved space.  For some reason I really don't have issues with most cables staying in place even without memory wire.  My DHC is getting run in like all my other cables locked in my closet, but I am looking forward to hearing it.  

 

Also, different IEMs will react differently with the various aftermarket cables which is why I test all my customs with each cable.



 

post #100 of 635

I only mean that there might be a difference (especially in usability since you really need a heat gun to apply a permanent shape to the cable) in the prototype vs. final.  The copper itself is the same metal, but the final cable is 24awg vs. 26awg in the prototypes, and cryoed.

post #101 of 635

Thanks for the excellent review.  So at this point I am thinking of replacing my stock JH16 cables for the silver dragons.  Seems like the best bet in that price range.  Worth the switch?  Love to hear your thoughts.

post #102 of 635
really depends on your preference and your music collection.. the silver dragon is definitely a great cable for its sound and build quality.. if you enjoy a spacious and large soundstage without losing the clarity, the silver dragon definitely fulfills it. the sound is actually really comfortable, not too aggressive and forward which actually gives me headaches after a certain period of time. it was a bit harsh in the beginning compared to my dhc but after around 80hrs of use, the sound is a lot smoother...
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Thanks for the excellent review.  So at this point I am thinking of replacing my stock JH16 cables for the silver dragons.  Seems like the best bet in that price range.  Worth the switch?  Love to hear your thoughts.
post #103 of 635
Thread Starter 

For under $200 the SD cable is very good, and depending on what you are looking for in ergonomics, the Chris_Himself cable is worth a look also.  Another good match with the JH16, although at a higher price point is the Whiplash TWag cable.

post #104 of 635
I just placed an order on the Silver Dragon. Again thank you for this amazing thread joe. Will be checking up for more stuff.
post #105 of 635
Thread Starter 

Thanks!  Let us know how what you think when your SD is burned in.

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