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AudioQuest Cinnamon

"High Speed with Ethernet" HDMI cable (3 meters/10 feet)

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Overview

Our take on the AudioQuest Cinnamon

If you want to take advantage of the very latest technologies, you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Cinnamon. It's rated "High Speed with Ethernet," so it can carry the highest-resolution video available — all the way up to 4K at 60 frames per second. Connecting your components with AQ Cinnamon is a great way to prepare your system for the most cutting-edge features available today, as well as what's on the way.

If you want to take advantage of the very latest technologies, you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Cinnamon. It's rated "High Speed with Ethernet," so it can carry the highest-resolution video available — all the way up to 4K at 60 frames per second. Connecting your components with AQ Cinnamon is a great way to prepare your system for the most cutting-edge features available today, as well as what's on the way.

Supports 4K video

Cinnamon is one of AudioQuest's more affordable HDMI cables, but it's made with premium materials throughout to maximize the crystal-clear picture and sound quality available from the latest high-definition digital sources. AudioQuest HDMI cables are designed to carry 100% of the data required for all of HDMI's current audio/video features including 1080p and 4K video, HDR, and multichannel high-resolution audio.

AudioQuest Cinnamon is fully backward-compatible with HDMI 1.3 and earlier cables. Bit Error Rate testing ensures that every cable passes signals as accurately as possible.

Silver-plated solid core conductors for better signal transfer

AudioQuest is known for their superior build quality, and their Cinnamon HDMI cables are no exception. They use high-purity copper, solid-core conductors plated with a very thin layer of silver. High-frequency HDMI audio and video signals travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductors. 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. It's a cost-effective way to build a very high-performance HDMI cable.

Quality construction, great picture resolution

Erik, Portland

What's in the Box:

  • 3-Meter HDMI-to-HDMI cable (with clear plastic protectors on each connector)

Product Highlights:

  • supports HDMI version 1.4 and 2.0 features:
    • maximum bandwidth of 18 Gbps
    • 1080p and 4K video @ 60p
    • bi-directional Ethernet communication with compatible components
    • audio return channel for sending Dolby® Digital sound from an HDTV back to an A/V receiver
  • silver-plated, solid-core copper conductors (silver layer is 1.25% of total conductor)
  • solid polyethylene insulation
  • gold-plated contacts resist corrosion
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

AudioQuest Cinnamon Reviews

Average Customer Review:

28 Reviews

HDMI CABLE

Erik from Portland on 7/11/2016

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Quality construction, great picture resolution

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Works as expected

Nicholas from Buffalo, NY on 7/6/2016

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Not much to say other than it works as expected. The braided jacket is nice and it is quite flexible.

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Great cables!

fillb35 from Bel Air, MD on 6/18/2016

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Cant compare to other cables as these are the only ones I have used on the setup. But they are made great and the picture is unreal.

Pros: made to the highest standards

Cons: none

Excellent

Nolan from Rockville, MD on 6/17/2016

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Seems to be very high quality and to work very well.

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not what they said it was

Keithe W from Gardendale, AL on 4/14/2016

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Very good cable but the sails man lied to me. I specifically asked him if it was braided and he said yes just to make a saie. What I found out when I got the cable was that Audio quest doesn't make 10 ft. braided HDMI cables.

Pros: Still a good cable

Cons: Do your research and know what you are buying from any store!

Crutchfield response on April 19, 2016 Thanks for your review. At the time of this order, we had an outdated picture of this product. We have corrected the image and information.

Great Cable!

Tiffany from duluth, MN on 1/30/2016

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Great clarity of picture and sound! Worth it!

Pros: Great quality.

Cons: A bit pricey.

Awesome Cables

Dunamis from Hawaii on 1/10/2016

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The old. Onkyo Receiver, Bose 6.1 system that's 10 years old, still sounded good and was working well, buy It was out of date. No bluetooth, wifi, usb, etc... In with the New! Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 purchased from a different online retailer. Everything else is from Crutchfield. Cables are AudioQuest Pearl & Cinnamon HDMI. Speaker cables are AudioQuest Type 4 & Rocket 33 for speakers & Black Lab for Sub. SVS SB-1000 Sub (Scratch & Dent) Focal Chorus 705 Bookshelf Speakers & Focal Chorus 716 Floor Speakers. Center Channel Klipsch RP-440C. And all housed in a Rosewood 7ft x 9ft entertainment center with a 3 yr old LED Samsung 50 in TV. I probably spent $3K 10 yrs ago and I did not use AudioQuest cables. The old system was nice, but my ears have matured away from Bose since upgrading my car system to Focal, listening to Hi-Res music files with a DAC, and having high end Headphones and Earbuds. I understand there are much nicer systems for a lot more money. But, for the money, I am a very happy customer. I would have loved to use a Focal Center, but I needed a center that could hold my TV, and Klipsch had one. The sound is amazingly Smooth, balanced, and powerful! Everything blends well despite being a front facing 5.1 system. I get Great separation on movies, music, and TV programs. Yamaha does an excellent job of processing and I don't miss having speakers behind or beside me. Very clean Highs, Mids & Lows singing in perfect harmony...

Pros: Picture Quality! Build Quality! Warranty!

Cons: None

AudioQuest Cinnamon

Anonymous from Minnesota on 12/23/2015

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very good equipment

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Great cables

ChrisB from Texas on 11/28/2015

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These are great cables. The audio and video performance is suberb. The only downside is the cost.

Pros: Great performance.

Cons: The cost.

audio quest cinnamon cable

DavidA from North Carolina on 7/19/2015

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These are great cables, the sound is crisp and clear, pic is improved

Pros: easy hook up

Cons: none

Big audio improvement.

Russ E from Massachusetts on 6/12/2015

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I read that this would happen and can attest that adding three of these to my home theater system, one from the cable box to av receiver, another from the universal disc player and another from the av receiver to the UHD tv has made a big improvement in the audio. The video seems brighter as well.

Pros: Delivers to expectations.

Cons: Still quite expensive

AudioQuest Cinnamon HDMI

Winston A from Winter Haven, FL on 5/31/2015

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On believable clarity

Pros: Brings the picture alive

Cons: None

Clarity

Rodd from jersey city on 5/7/2015

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Great picture and sound

Pros: Great for high end systems..

Cons: A little pricey but worth it...

1 meter cinnamon cable

don from Missouri on 2/23/2015

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Audio quest makes good hdmi cables and this is no exception

Pros:

Cons: pricey, but you get what you pay for

AudioQuest Cinnamon HDMI Cable

BobbyD. from Lynn, Massachusetts on 2/13/2015

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Excellant Quality Cable Which Is Enhancing The Picture Quality On My Samsung 4K UHD TV.

Pros: Quality HDMI Cable

Cons: None

Solid Product

Tony from Long Island, New York on 1/7/2015

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Flawless performance from this Hi Speed HDMI cable! Although I have not tried other Hi Speed HDMI cables, I was not going to skimp on this cable connecting my new 4K UHD TV to my set top box. When I picked out this cable Crutchfield told me I made a good choice in a quality cable.

Pros: Well made cable and makes nice smooth bends where required.

Cons: The only con here would be in the price. But like everything else you get what you pay for.

Another Solid Product from AQ

Peanutbutter74 from Chicago, IL on 10/5/2014

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I have this AQ Cinnamon HDMI cable running from my Oppo BDP-105D directly to my plasma. I noticed a difference in all aspects of color, black levels, detail, pretty much every area of video performance. Down the road, I'll probably upgrade to Carbon or Vodka to see if there will be a difference.

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Cons: none that I can find

Nice cable for the price

jessearias from Reedsburg, WI on 9/1/2014

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This is a very nice cable for the price. I was using a generic cable and switched to this one. A definite improvement in picture quality over the old cable. If you are looking for a good quality HDMI cable, this is the one..

Pros: Good value for the price

Cons: None

Excellent..

DanZ from Sterling Heights, MI on 8/5/2014

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Excellent HDMI cables. Quality sound transfer.

Pros: Improved sound and video quality. Quality material and construction.

Cons: Price.

cinamon

joel from p.r on 5/25/2014

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This product is better than my old Monster Cable

Pros: more detail and more vivid colors

Cons: nothing

AudioQuest Cinnamon

Brian B from Valencia CA on 5/16/2014

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I am glad that I purchased these to upgrade some inferior cables, and definitely do not regret it. The picture was drastically improved.

Pros: Preforms exactly as I expected, the picture on my Samsung 4K tv was drastically improved over generic HDMI's

Cons: A bit expensive but well worth it.

Great Cable

Moose from Goshen, IN on 3/1/2014

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These are my first experience with AudioQuest cables of any kind (I'm a die hard Kimber Kable guy) and I am thoroughly impressed. The colors are very rich and vibrant coming from both my DVR and BluRay player, they seem to add a realism that I have never seen using cheaper no name HDMI cables. They also produce a very full bodied sound to the audio side with tight accurate bass, clear vocals and a wide sound stage. I can't say enough about these cables and highly recommend spending the little more that they cost, you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Great picture quality, vibrant lifelike colors, great sound, worth every penny.

Cons: none so far

Awesome HDMI Cable

Gerardo from Mcallen,Tx on 10/19/2013

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This is the Best buy i have ever Made About Cables I Recomended 100% Better than i expect

Pros: Excellent Construction Excellent Quality

Cons: None

Quality!

AndrewB from Bay City, MI on 7/31/2013

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AudioQuest simply puts out a very high quality product, and the Cinnamon HDMI is no exception. I am Using it w/Apple TV, great sound, awesome pic, add Crutchfield service and support and you really cant go wrong.

Pros: Braided Cable, Gold-Plated Contacts, Easy to handle and they just look good.

Cons: None

Audio Quest Cinnamon HDMI

Matt from Greenwood, IN on 6/29/2012

A high quality cable that will give you wonderful picture and sound.

Pros: It is a great quality product.

Cons: None

Great cable!

Tim from Bois D Arc, Missouri on 3/24/2012

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Great cable! Nothing but good things to say about AudioQuest products!

Pros: Great cable construction and materials. The braided cable covering is also nice.

Cons: None

Save money and go with the Forest

NickN from New York, NY on 2/2/2011

The picture quality is exactly the same as the more affordable "Forest" model. I have tested both cables on the same television broadcasting in 1080p. The "Forest" cable was even the same quality as the more expensive line in the audioquest hdmi line (the "Chocolate"). No word on the top-of-the-line "Carbon". In short, save your money and go with the "Forest".

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great cable

Eric from Birmingham,AL on 1/16/2011

Last week I replaced my avr and needed a new HDMI cable. At the time I was purchasing a few other products here and the cinnamon cable was suggested so I went with it. Tonight I needed to do a return on another product that I changed my mind about using and thought why not see if I really needed to keep this cable. I had a free HDMI cable that came with our cable installation. So gathered the family around while I switched cables back and forth and played Quantum of Solace. It was just the opening seen moving across water and the start of a good chase/shoot scene. Without even needing to linger about which cable was better my wife says "Oh man that one". It was a sharper detailed picture with better color saturation and vividnous. Dynamic whatever. Maybe sound was better, sharper too. I didn't compare that when the picture was soooo much better. So, great cable like it will keep it.

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Features

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 HDMI audio and video. 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: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Cinnamon HDMI 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.

High Speed Data Capacity: All AudioQuest HDMI cables up to 10 meters (32.8') meet or exceed the 10.2 Gbps maximum data rate for HDMI and are approved High Speed cables. This means that all AudioQuest cables up to 10 meters are capable of transmitting 100% of the data required for all of HDMI's current audio/video features including multichannel high-resolution audio, 1080p and 4k video, and 3D video from Blu-ray. All AQ HDMI cables will deliver 100% of the data required for 120Hz/240Hz/600Hz displays.

Note: AudioQuest HDMI cables which are 12 meters (39.3') to 20 meters (65.6') are Standard Speed with support for up to 1080p (not 4k).

HDMI 2.0: All AudioQuest High Speed HDMI cables (up to 10 meters) are capable of transmitting 18 Gbps signals, including 4K@60p and 4K 3D, when used with HDMI 2.0 electronics.

ARC & Ethernet Enabled: AQ's HDMI cable supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) which allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio data "upstream" to a surround audio system, eliminating the need for a separate audio cable. The AQ HDMI cable also adds high-speed networking to it HDMI link, allowing you to take full advantage of your IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable.

Gold-Plated Connectors: The Audioquest HDMI cable features gold-plated HDMI standard size (Type-A) connectors for maximum signal transfer.

Directionality:All AQ HDMI cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest HDMI cable. All signal conductors controlled for digital-audio direction in AudioQuest HDMI cables, and care is even taken to run the conductors used in the Audio Return Channel in the opposite direction to ensure the best performance for that application. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality.

In-Wall Rated: The Audioquest Cinnamon HDMI cable is CMG/FT4 rated for in-wall installation.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

need it [ Sunjay  Sep 17, 2016 ]
Quality of the hdmi cable. I have other AudioQuest cables and they are great in quality. [ ENEYDA  Aug 15, 2016 ]
I have other Cinnamon cables and wanted them all to be the same [ FRANK H  Jul 18, 2016 ]
Advice of Crutchfield advisor. [ JOHN  Jun 30, 2016 ]
Got a new Samsung Curved 65" series 8 and want to get the best images out of my new tv [ ANASTACIO  Jun 06, 2016 ]
The TV I purchased along with sound bar are only as good as the cables, these are superior [ Gregory  Apr 18, 2016 ]
Need quality HDMI for 4k signal [ Roy  Apr 15, 2016 ]
because of the quality it was made of [ ROBERT A  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Recommend for better performance. [ Tim  Feb 21, 2016 ]
I have Directv and need high speed HDMI cable for the 4K content [ ALBERT W  Jan 21, 2016 ]
Top high end brand!! [ ISIDRO  Jan 20, 2016 ]
I only use AudioQuest cables for my HiFi needs, they are the best value for your dollar.... [ Aaron  Jan 03, 2016 ]
highly rated product at a great price [ Wayne  Dec 29, 2015 ]
Advice of assistant. [ JOHN  Aug 18, 2016 ]
The tech adviser strongly recommended that I needed to upgrade to the best hdmi chord (AudioQuest Cinnamon 2 meters/6.6 feet) they had available in order to fully enjoy the 4K experience that my Samsung un48js9000fxza curved TV offered. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable so I decided to trust his expertise. [ carol  Jul 15, 2016 ]
because of the quality [ ROBERT A  Apr 01, 2016 ]
high quality cable [ Philip  Mar 05, 2016 ]
Excellent value for the money. This cable delivers the best performance for the dollar spent. You can buy more expensive cables, but the difference in performance is incrementally better. Save your money. [ Jesse  Feb 25, 2016 ]
I plan on upgrading my current 4k 65" Samsung to a 78" SUHD later this year and thought I would upgrade from my current Pearl cables to the Cinnamon. So every month or so I'll buy another Cinnamon until I have the four I need. Spread the cost out a bit! Maybe they make a difference, maybe they don't, we'll see in the Summer or Fall when I order the TV. [ Victor  Jan 20, 2016 ]
Because Crutchfield suggested and why buy an expensive tv and cheap out on the cables. This is what Crutchfield does. [ Alan  Mar 13, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

yes the hole length is braided [ ALLAN  Aug 08, 2016 ]
ask audio quest as I did [ RICHARD O  Aug 07, 2016 ]
The three meter Cinamon HDMI cable is NOT braided. BTW, I do have some one meter Cinamon HDMI cables and they ARE braided. [ Louis  Aug 07, 2016 ]
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uses solid-core conductors with a thicker silver coating for improved signal transfer (2.5%)