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AudioQuest Cinnamon

USB cable (Type A to Type B) (3 meters/10 feet)

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Our take on the AudioQuest Cinnamon

by Steve Kindig
AudioQuest

Who'd have guessed that USB cables can sound different?

During AudioQuest's recent visit, they showed us their line of USB cables. These cables definitely have a high-quality look and feel, but we wondered how noticeable any sonic improvements would be. The proof was in the listening. In a direct comparison to a free-in-the-box USB cable, the AQ cable delivered greater bass extension, along with more bass and mid-bass detail. The soundstage opened up and vocals sounded more natural.

AudioQuest Cinnamon USB cross-section diagram

A high-quality USB cable is a great way to connect your desktop or laptop computer to a high-end audio digital-to-analog converter. For USB audio, as with all digital audio signals, it's critical to maintain accurate timing. This cable can reduce the timing errors or "jitter" that often makes digital music sound less clear and rich and three-dimensional.

Paying attention to every detail

AudioQuest Cinnamon is the USB cable for music lovers. It's carefully engineered, made with top-notch materials, and tested through hours and hours of listening. One way AQ improves the audio performance of its digital cables is by adding a thin layer of silver plating to the solid copper wires. When it comes to conducting signals, silver is the best-performing metal — better than either copper or gold. Cinnamon's silver-plated conductors are designed to reveal more high-frequency detail.

If you enjoy listening to digital music files on a high-end audio system, you'll be surprised at the difference AQ's USB cables can make.

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Highlights:

  • USB cable (Type A to Type B)
  • for use with audio D/A converters, select computer speaker systems, external hard drives, and more
  • exceeds USB 2.0 high-speed data transfer specification
  • low-jitter design specifically for USB audio
  • silver-plated solid copper conductors for superior sound quality (silver layer is 1.25% of total conductor)
  • polyethylene insulation
  • triple shielding (foil/mylar/braided copper) to reject interference
  • gold-plated connectors resist corrosion
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • 10' USB cable (with a USB type-B connector on one end and a USB type-A connector on other end)

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Features

USB Connectors: The Audioquest Cinnamon USB cable features gold-plated USB connectors for maximum signal transfer. The Audioquest Cinnamon USB cable has a USB type-A connector on one end and a USB type-B connector on the other end.

Note: It is typically used to connect a printer or scanner to your PC.

Silver-Plated Conductors: The Audioquest Cinnamon USB cable uses solid 1.25% Silver-Plated conductors to eliminate inter-strand distortion and reduce jitter.

Polyethylene Insulation: The USB cable's solid Polyethylene insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry.

USB 2.0: This cable exceeds USB 2.0 data rate specifications with greater than 1200 Mbps. It provides up to 20% more power delivery for maximum charging.

 
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3 out of 5

AudioQuest Cinnamon

Written By Hi.Fi.Goon, North Carolina on Monday, August 25, 2014
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I am a firm believer in the fact that audio cable does make a difference in sound. I have experienced it first hand. I have an AudioQuest Cinnamon USB and an AudioQuest Forest USB. They make a difference! However, I can't tell a difference between the two. In other words, for my applications, the Forest works as well as the Cinnamon. It's also more flexible than the Cinnamon, making the Forest easier to manipulate in protable devices.
Pros:
Makes an improvement in sound.
Cons:
Unable to hear difference in Forest v Cinnamon?
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5 out of 5

Great cable for the price

Written By jesse, Reedsburg, WI on Sunday, August 17, 2014
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This is a great cable for the price. I am using it to stream internet radio from my laptop through a DAC, to my stereo system. This cable delivers nice, clean sound and lets my DAC do its job.
Pros:
Great cable for a price
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest Cinnamon

Written By artf, pennsylvania on Sunday, April 27, 2014
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good quality cable , sound is very clear audioquest cables well put together and look cool too.
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5 out of 5

Great Cable

Written By Anonymous, California on Thursday, March 28, 2013
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I have the Carbon USB, then i needed another one for my desktop setup, i did a comparison of both, and didn't hear any difference, For the money this is a solid cable.
Pros:
Good build from AQ like always Clearer sound
Cons:
nothing
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Subtle, but yes a difference

Written By Tom, Rochester NY on Tuesday, May 29, 2012
 
Got this cable along with several other Audioquest products when I was doing some finishing touches for my latest system upgrades. This cable feeds a nuForce udac2, and replaces the nuForce cable included with the dac. There is a bit more depth in the music, though seems clarity is close to the same. Worth the price? From a cheap usb cable to this one, definitely yeah. Maybe not so much going from the nuforce cable, nuForce provided a surprisingly good cable. But I've gravitated to the Audioquest Cinnamon line for a lot of my AV cables -- not cheap but also not in the absurd price range, a good balance IMO. With the systems I've put together the last few years, the emphasis has been on quality, and if it costs a bit to get subtle improvements, then so be it -- they add up.
Pros:
well made, good connections, clean sound transferred to the dac
Cons:
none
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