AudioQuest Cinnamon

30-pin to USB cable for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® (1.5 meters/5 feet)

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Listen to your iPhone through your home and car systems

AudioQuest Carbon 30-pin to USB cable

Millions of us use our Apple devices to listen to music every day — through earbuds or headphones. But lots of home theater receivers and in-dash car stereos include a "made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" USB input that lets you move your music beyond your head and into your car or living room. All you need to make it happen is the right cable. If you own an Apple device with the 30-pin dock connector, AudioQuest's Cinnamon adapter cable is an outstanding high-quality cable choice. With Cinnamon, music sounds noticeably clearer and more detailed than with the standard cables we've tried.

Superior engineering and construction

Cinnamon USB uses solid copper conductors, and each wire is silver-plated — the silver layer is a bit thicker than on AQ's Forest cable — which benefits high-frequency applications like audio. Signals at these frequencies travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. Because the surface of each conductor is made of high-purity silver, the cable's performance is close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to a solid copper cable.

Any solid material adjacent to a conductor actually becomes part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation absorbs energy (loss), and some of this energy is stored and then later released as distortion. Cinnamon USB uses air-filled foamed-polyethylene insulation to minimize this type of distortion.

Product Highlights:

  • 30-pin to USB cable (Type A)
  • works with Apple iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® with a 30-pin dock connector
  • lets you connect your Apple device to home or car audio components with a "made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" USB port
  • silver-plated solid copper conductors for superior sound quality (silver layer is 1.25% of total conductor)
  • air-filled foamed-polyethylene insulation minimizes energy storage and its associated distortion
  • gold-plated USB connector for reliability and resistance to corrosion
  • black-and-red braided covering
  • not compatible with Apple devices with the Lightning connector
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • 5' Apple 30-pin to USB type-A cable

Product Research


Apple 30-pin to USB Cable: AudioQuest specially designed the Cinnamon series Apple 30-pin to USB cable for select Apple devices with a 30-pin dock connector. This Apple 30-pin to USB cable charges and syncs your Apple device when used with an appropriate charger (sold separately) or when connected to your computer/laptop. Also, use it to connect your compatible Apple device to a home audio or car stereo component which feature's a "made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" USB port for high-quality audio playback. It's the perfect high-performance cable for your 30-pin Apple device. The cable is compatible with the following iPods, iPhones, and iPads.

iPod iPhone iPad
video (5th gen) 2G iPad (1st/2nd/3rd gen)
 classic (80/120/160GB) 3G
nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th gen) 3GS
touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen) 4

Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices with new Lightning-connector.

High Quality Construction: AudioQuest's Cinnamon series Apple 30-pin to USB cable minimizes distortion (primarily timing errors) by incorporating a variety of proven design techniques, superior materials, and high-precision construction.

  • Solid 1.25% Silver Conductors: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like USB audio. These signals, being such a high frequency, travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable.
  • Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation: The Apple Series Cinnamon cable uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
  • AQ Solder Terminations: Precision direct-silver plated pins are carefully attached with the very best solder. Through choice of flux and metallurgy, AQ solder has been optimized to make a low-distortion connection. The difference you hear between solders is a result of connection quality. AQ Solder does not have a high silver content because the more silver there is in solder, the more difficult it is to make a good connection.

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Good Investment!!

Written By J42, Downey, CA on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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I was using my stock usb cable for ever and just purchased a new home theater system that supports usb. I don't like cheap products or weak links and the stock wire is just that. I purchased this cinnamon cable for my Ipod and home theater system and it definitely made the sound clearer. And its supposed to allow for faster download speed. Over all its a strong high quality cable that delivers and Audioquest definitely makes high quality products and understands audio signals.. Kind of pricey but is worth it!!

Pros: High Quality and High Performance for High Standards

Cons: None

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Get a cable with thicker silver plating on the conductors, and superior noise shielding.

The AudioQuest Carbon offers these features:

silver-plated solid copper conductors for superior sound quality (silver layer is 5% of total conductor)

100% shield coverage with AQ's carbon-based 3-layer Noise Dissipation System, to resist RF interference

blue-and-black braided covering

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