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AudioQuest Evergreen

Stereo mini-to-mini cable with 3.5mm plugs (3 meters/10 feet)

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Our take on the AudioQuest Evergreen

AudioQuest believes good cable design is all about damage control. In AQ's view, the perfect cable would be one that adds nothing — no noise, no distortion — to the original signal. Even AudioQuest's affordable Evergreen cables embody this philosophy. They bring together some of AQ's most advanced designs and materials, for excellent sound quality from a cable that's relatively thin and lightweight.

AudioQuest believes good cable design is all about damage control. In AQ's view, the perfect cable would be one that adds nothing — no noise, no distortion — to the original signal. Even AudioQuest's affordable Evergreen cables embody this philosophy. They bring together some of AQ's most advanced designs and materials, for excellent sound quality from a cable that's relatively thin and lightweight.

Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors

One of the most important materials that goes into an audio cable is the metal used for its conductors — the parts of the cable that actually carry the signal. Unlike lesser cables, AudioQuest's Evergreen features conductors made from solid Long-Grain Copper rather than stranded metal, for improved performance and better transparency.

Advanced cable geometry

While many cables use a single path for both the ground and shield, AudioQuest uses a design they call "double-balanced asymmetrical geometry." This design separates the ground and shield paths for clean, quiet performance.

Cold-welded, gold-plated connectors

All the details of the cable's construction are well thought-out. For instance, the Evergreen's connectors are cold-welded, rather than soldered, which eliminates a common source of distortion found in many other audio cables.

This cable is equipped with stereo mini (3.5mm) connectors at each end. Stereo RCA and mini-to-RCA versions are also available.

Product Highlights:

  • length: 3 meters/10 feet
  • stereo cable with a male miniplug connector at each end (3.5mm)
  • solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors help improve performance
  • foamed polyethylene insulation for low distortion
  • metal-layer NDS (Noise Dissipation System) shields against RF interference
  • double-balanced asymmetrical cable geometry separates the ground and shield for quieter performance
  • green and black striped PVC jacket
  • cold-welded, gold-plated mini plugs feature a solder-less design for lower distortion
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 3-Meter stereo minijack cable (with a stereo male 3.5mm connector on each end)

AudioQuest Evergreen Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(20 Reviews)

AudioQuest Evergreen

Crutchfield customer from Reading, PA on 1/28/2019

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Nice, well made.



clearer sound

Sherwin from Honolulu, HI on 12/20/2018

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Noticed an improvement over the belkin cable. Seems very well built and with quality material. 4 stars because I think it's overpriced, and those costing more than this is just ridiculous. Just like hdmi cables costing hundreds when monoprice sells them for $5 with a difference that can't be seen or heard to those 10x the price.



head phone extention cord

Neal from Leawood, KS on 12/18/2018

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Strong braiding and kink proof.

Pros: Best you'll find

Cons: None

Very NICE!!

Thomas from Greenacres, FL on 10/7/2018

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I currently use this cable to connect my Android's 3.5mm audio out to my Alpine head unit Aux. Input. This cable is very well-made! No noise, bright signal. Excellent product!

Pros: High Quality! Connectors each have a good positive "click", nice snug fit! Each connector has "flow" arrows on it's backshell; signifying the cable's most efficient flow direction ( Q flow ).

Cons: None

AudioQuest Forest

Mr. cools from usa on 7/11/2018

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I use these cables to burn in my speakers from my portable radio/Mp3 player. I don't like keeping my iMac on all night and day to burn in audio gear. The audio quest forest did a perfect job. Excellent shielding. Great quality. The sound is a dynamic, smooth copper tone.

Pros: shielded, great sound, excellent quality.


AudioQuest Evergreen

Crutchfield customer from Whitehall, PA on 5/6/2018

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Excellent Product!!



As expected

Crutchfield customer from Pineville, KY on 4/20/2018

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Good quality but pricey



Extremely well made, but...

Edwin from Durham, NC on 3/4/2018

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Extremely well made. However, the marketing hype about "the direction of the signal" is not backed up my any rigorous lab tests that I could find. Listening tests are notorously inaccuate. There is probably a big price premium for this "feature" of dubious value.

Pros: Well made and sturdy

Cons: Probably pay a big price premium for a "feature" of dubious value

Audio quest evergreen

John W from West Falls, NY on 2/3/2016

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Could not believe the low end sound on this cord. Very tight bass,and great highs, on my car audio! Very sturdy cord. I highly recommend this cord!



Good Cables

Dunamis from Hawaii on 12/30/2015

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AudioQuest makes the best cables from the finest materials available. They are expensive, but worth it if you want the highest quality sound coming from your devices, speakers, etc...

Pros: Quality

Cons: Cost

A.Q. Evergreen I.C.'s Exemplify now Audio standards

Lee from Big Flats, New York on 7/30/2015

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The A.Q. Evergreen interconnects are, I do believe examples of the oft and correctly used Buzz statement "This is the Golden Era of Audio. I like many long time music and equipment lovers always enjoy finding pieces of the chain that are of this undeniable grand behavior!

Pros: "Usable conductivity" is a phrase I use to Identify the best traits of music transmission by that I mean looking at function and form of the design and these Evergreen i.c.'s are ! st class for their ability to transport me to understanding the recordings while not confusing otherwise superior recordings by overemphasizing wrong information . Value-I wont insult you. Usability- I find them working wonderfully well on both Tubed and Solidstate systems. They just let you hear what is.

Cons: None. They certainly suit my needs and wishes.

Good quality interconnects

Brian V from Corcoran, MN on 2/10/2015

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Big improvement over the cable that came with my equipment. Nice transparent sound!!

Pros: Very high quality cable.

Cons: Cannot think of any.

Audioquest Evergreen

Crutchfield customer from Savannag, GA on 11/27/2014

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Wire is wire, don't buy into the hype. Zero improvement over my $2 cable with exposed wire.



Getting used to its stiffness, but it sounds wonderful

Headphone nirvana achieved from Jacksonville, FL on 9/30/2014

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Recently bought a pair of Sony Bluetooth/noise cancelling headphones with a detachable 1/8" cord. Thought the cord had developed a short prematurely, so bought this cable to replace it. Turns out that cord wasn't the one with the short, but who cares. Better sound, PHENOMENAL sound, when using with my iPod at work. I'll attribute part to the Audioquest cable and part to the noise-reduction which negates call center noise all around me.

Pros: Great, if not-so-pretty, match-up to my Sony headphones. WONDERFUL sound. Plugs have a definite firm contact when plugged in. Nice, very thick, jacket over the cable.

Cons: The stiffness of the cable takes some getting used to. Only a very minor con. Not sure I want to be bending it very much.

Audioquest evergreen interconnects

Fred from Silver spring, MD on 5/24/2014

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It is an easy and inexpensive upgrade. Replaces your skinny generic wire with an authentic audiophile mini cable. A "no brainier".

Pros: Simple to connect. Sound becomes richer and truer.

Cons: None


Guest from Mn on 4/16/2014

If you need a interconnect cable what a differance this made for the price use it for my peachtree deep blue I don't use Bluetooth anymore with this

Pros: How it is built sounds

Cons: None happy


Eliseo from Puerto Rico on 2/12/2014

Usaba un cable común y decidí comprar algo mejor y créanme la diferencia es del cielo a la tierra. La musica se escucha mucho mas clara y se siente con más potencia. Definitivamente Audio Quest son unos de los mejores más que Moster Cable créanme. I was using a regular cable and decided on buying something better and believe the difference is astounding. I hear the music with more clarity and power. Audioquest is definitely one of the best, better than Monster cables believe me.

Pros: Calidad del cable y de sonido. Precio justo. El equipo de Crutchfield es excelente en sus entregas y atencion al cliente. Gracias. Quality of the cable and sound. Fair price. The delivery and customer service of the Crutchfield team is excellent. Thank you.

Cons: Ninguna. Nothing.

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Nicely made

SteveNY from Westchester, NY on 7/18/2013

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Very well made and substantial product. I am using it between an iMAC and a pair of PSB PS1 speakers. Without the ability to perform a rapid A/B comparison test I cannot say definitively that this cable improves the sound.

Pros: Appears very well made.

Cons: None I can find.

Patch Cable

Karl P from Southfield, MI. on 4/13/2013

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If you have a high powered system, you need shielded cables to avoid that annoying hum at loud levels. Well, this is that.



Nice sound improvemet over my standard cable!

SixFeetDeep from Tinley Park, IL on 1/25/2013

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Some people would call me crazy for spending $29 on a cable to hook up my Samsung Galaxy S3 or my I-Pad Mini to my Jawbone Jambox.. I mean the standard cable that comes with the Jambox does what it's supposed to. But after owning a FoxL Platinum speaker which comes with this cable, I had to have another one! This new cable brings to my ears a broader sound spectrum. Everything is cleaner & richer than it was before. It certainly isn't their top of the line, but this is a nice step up for sure! For the better sound, the price is well worth it to me. I give the cable 5 stars, however there is 1 downfall if you use an OtterBox Defender Series case.......

Pros: Outstanding quality from AudioQuest. Decent price. Typical Crutchfield manner of outstanding customer service & quick shipping.

Cons: What I found out is that if you are using an OtterBox Defender series on your Samsung Galaxy S3, I-Pad Mini or Big I-Pad, this cable will NOT work. You will have to take your device out of the OtterBox in order to use it. That is a hassle, but the sound quality is worth it. Besides, every now & then it's good to take the OtterBox off to clean the screeen of the device inside. The case lets dust in from time to time & it was time to clean it lol.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Evergreen Series Stereo Audio Minijack Cable: The AudioQuest Evergreen stereo audio minijack cable is terminated by a gold-plated male 3.5mm stereo connector on each end. The AudioQuest Evergreen stereo audio minijack cable is available in the following lengths.

  • 0.6 meter (2')
  • 1 meter (3' 4")
  • 2 meter (6' 7")
  • 3 meter (10')
  • 5 meter (16' 5")
  • 8 meter (26' 3")
  • 12 meter (39' 5")

Solid Long-Grain Copper Conductors (LGC): Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Evergreen's solid Long-Grain Copper allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding "loss" without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.

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. Evergreen uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on both conductors 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.

Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS): 100% shield coverage is easy; preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System. Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.

Double-Balanced Asymmetrical Geometry: Purposely designed for single-ended applications, Double-Balanced Asymmetrical Geometry offers a relatively lower impedance on the ground for a richer, and more dynamic experience. While many single-ended cable designs use a single path for both the ground and the shield, Double-Balanced designs separate the two for cleaner, quieter performance.

Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated Plugs: This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion.

Directional: Arrows on the connectors indicate the preferred signal path from the source component to the input.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

I have another cord of this type and brand and it is well built and it just reeks of quality. Not at all like the ones supplied in the box with component. [ JOHN  Jan 15, 2019 ]
needed [ Karen  Nov 27, 2018 ]
right length [ J  Feb 13, 2018 ]
I've used audio quest products in the past and the quality of the sound and the product is just amazing! i would definitely recommend this brand. [ Allan  Apr 16, 2017 ]
Quality of product [ Michael  Feb 06, 2017 ]
Jenny my advisor recommended it [ j  Feb 01, 2017 ]
Looking for an a 3.5 interconnect cable that provided high end audio quality. Adam advised me that this cable would be a good fit and work well with my headphone amp. [ JOSEPH  Sep 23, 2016 ]
Reasonable price, right length, high quality sound shielding [ Chris  Dec 12, 2015 ]
I have other AudioQuest cables and I am happy with their build quality and A/V performance. [ Linda  Nov 19, 2018 ]
I own an Audioquest Dragonfly Black. Given the quality of that product and Audioquests experience making quality cables I thought this cable would be great compliment to the Dragonfly. [ Frank  Jul 31, 2017 ]
The Cables seem to be superior to lower priced and lower quality cables. My prior purchases have all been met with with high satisfaction. [ Robert  Mar 25, 2017 ]
Recommend during online chat. [ Frederick  Jul 31, 2016 ]
I use AudioQuest for all my audio needs, they make the best cables producing the best sound... [ Aaron  Dec 31, 2015 ]
I already have the 1 meter 3 foot cable and it makes headphones sound great, I needed this longer cable for when I'm moving around. [ Tyrone  Aug 29, 2018 ]
Looking for a high quality cord to use with my high resolution portable music player in my car. Recommended by the Crutchfield advisor. [ Gary  Apr 14, 2017 ]
Price, quality, and length [ Kevin  Mar 23, 2017 ]
I own AudioQuest Evergreen cables. [ William  Mar 27, 2016 ]
Good quality headphone cable for use with my iPad when I travel. It's bulky and stiff, but the sound quality is worth those minor inconveniences. [ David  Dec 11, 2015 ]
Quality [ victor  Jul 21, 2018 ]
Needed longer cable for headphones [ JORDAN  Jun 13, 2018 ]
Audio quest is a quality maker of cables [ John  Feb 16, 2019 ]
We needed the extra length between wall-mounted tv and the transmitter. All of our cables are hidden within the wall. [ William  Nov 25, 2018 ]
need long cord for stereo headphones for HOH [ CHRISTOPHER J  Mar 05, 2017 ]
Chose by reccommendation since buying two wireless speakers and the length serves the distance I would want to separate the speakers. Also liked that if I wanted to go shorter or longer, those options are still available in the same product line. [ Danielle  Sep 18, 2016 ]
Audioquest makes high quality products and the stepped design at the plug ends make it perfect for plugging into devices with cases still on so your device remains protected. Plug it in + Crank the volume = Happiness!!!! [ Joe  Jul 09, 2016 ]

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