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AudioQuest Forest

30-pin to USB cable for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® (0.75 meters/2.5 feet)

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Listen to your iPhone through your home and car systems

AudioQuest Forest 30-pin to USB

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 Forest adapter cable is a great introduction to high-quality cables. With Forest, music sounds noticeably clearer and more detailed than with the standard cables we've tried.

Superior engineering and construction

Forest USB uses solid copper conductors, and each wire is silver-plated, 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. Forest 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 0.5% 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
  • smooth PVC jacket
  • not compatible with Apple devices with the Lightning connector
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

AudioQuest Forest Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 Reviews

I pod connection

Written by: Nick from Sunny So. Cal on August 7, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I buy pretty much everything online and I wanted a very good quality cable connection for my I Pod so I bought one from this website. And guess what the cable is thick connection ends are nice and sturdy looking but after about a week I have been having issues with the side that plugs into my radio which disappoints me because I really.thought I had bought a cable that would never break or be very sensitive.

Pros: Looks great

Cons: Don't judge a cable by its looks

Crutchfield response on August 10, 2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away.

Great Quality

Written by: Dre' from Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 4, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

AudioQuest makes great products and this by no means falls short of their standard! It's super sturdy and provides great sound!

Pros: Durability Sound Quality Reasonable price

Cons: Color... Green doesn't match with my decor.

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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

Product Research


Apple 30-pin to USB Cable: AudioQuest specially designed the Forest 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 Forest 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 0.5% 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 Forest 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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The AudioQuest Cinnamon offers these features:

silver-plated solid copper conductors for superior sound quality (silver layer is 1.25% of total conductor)

black-and-red braided covering

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