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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 will prepare your system for the most cutting-edge features available today, as well as what's on the way.
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.
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.
Average Customer Review(s):
My Picture did not come in great until I bought this.
I build my collection of these cables every couple months. Eventually I'll use them for all my connections. 2 more to go! I was a disbeliever until I started using them.
Pros: Great cable, great picture
I'm happy with the AudioQuest Cinnamon HDMI cable. It really makes a difference with the audio. A great introduction to some of the higher end (silver plated) HDMI cables. Strongly recommend.
Gives a phenomenal picture compared of all cables clearer and sharper recommending getting !
Pros: Improvement sharper image
While an excellent, full-feature & well-built cable - gave iut 4 stars due to uinwarranted high price.
As of today, this is the best hdmi cable I've used with my Sony 4k player. Compared to other makes, this cable produces vivid colors and the picture resolution displayed whether playing dvd's, blurays or 4k videos is fantastic. Tried two other makes but was highly disappointed with them.
Excellent. Huge improvement. Fully satisfied.
Pros: Just the right length and has big difference in my picture.
Very well made product and gives excellent video and audio resolution
Very happy with the quality of this cable, but in fairness I cannot tell the difference in picture when using a less expensive HDMI cable.
I originally bought some cheap cords for the new 4K TV. They did ok, but I was a cord short. When I started looking at reviews, these rated highly on other websites. So I took a chance....my five year olds comment when I plugged them in..."HOLY MOLY!!!!" All of my kids could see the difference. Most importantly, so could my wife.
Pros: Picture quality. Zero picture or performance degradation.
Cons: Price, but it does make a difference.
I'm down with Audio Quest all the way! Their products are leaps and bounds ahead of Monster Cable which I utilized previously before changing every HDMI cable to Audio Quest Cinnamon. I changed the ac power cables on both receivers (Denon AVR-X6200W) with Audio Quest NRG 2 power cords which provided a wider response from my speakers 5.1.4 ( Dolby Atmos). The picture on my Samsung 4K 65" 8500 Series is sharper as well. Also changed out the ethernet cables to Cinnamon as well which provided HD sound/video when streaming. I can't stress enough the difference in the clarity of sound, picture and streaming have increased beyond what I expected. Ordering 4 of the Audio Quest Edison Series AC receptacles as well. Change over to Audio Quest! Do not sell yourself short. The other cables are archaic at best. I am sooooo happy! Thanks Audio Quest. Would love to upgrade to Vodka or Signature Well and hopefully someday the Niagra 7000.
Pros: Exponential increase in picture clarity Exponential increase in sound clarity My components are now able to utilize their full potential
Cons: Not a single con
Great - a must for 4K
Excellent performance and quality. This is a repeat purchase based on my past experience.
Pros: Performance and Quality
Just joined the 4K movie world with an awesome Onkyo 4K receiver and an Xbox One to play the discs in. Wanted a quality HDMI cable from Xbox to receiver and receiver to Samsung 4K tv. Very happy with picture and sound quality. Fast Crutchfield service as always!
Pros: Quality seems great
After replacing what "I thought" were quality HDMI cables with these AQ Cinnamon cables on my 4k TV, A/V Receiver, Ultra HD Blu Ray Player, and 4k satellite cable box the improvement in picture quality was immediately noticeable. I am extremely happy with these cables! They are well worth the price.
Pros: Quality Performance
These cables are absolutely the best. I have been buying them for years and have never been disappointed with them.
Quality construction, great picture resolution
Not much to say other than it works as expected. The braided jacket is nice and it is quite flexible.
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
Seems to be very high quality and to work very well.
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 4/19/2016 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 clarity of picture and sound! Worth it!
Pros: Great quality.
Cons: A bit pricey.
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!
very good equipment
These are great cables. The audio and video performance is suberb. The only downside is the cost.
Pros: Great performance.
Cons: The cost.
These are great cables, the sound is crisp and clear, pic is improved
Pros: easy hook up
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
On believable clarity
Pros: Brings the picture alive
Great picture and sound
Pros: Great for high end systems..
Cons: A little pricey but worth it...
Audio quest makes good hdmi cables and this is no exception
Cons: pricey, but you get what you pay for
Excellant Quality Cable Which Is Enhancing The Picture Quality On My Samsung 4K UHD TV.
Pros: Quality HDMI Cable
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.
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.
Cons: none that I can find
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
Excellent HDMI cables. Quality sound transfer.
Pros: Improved sound and video quality. Quality material and construction.
This product is better than my old Monster Cable
Pros: more detail and more vivid colors
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.
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
This is the Best buy i have ever Made About Cables I Recomended 100% Better than i expect
Pros: Excellent Construction Excellent Quality
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.
A high quality cable that will give you wonderful picture and sound.
Pros: It is a great quality product.
Great cable! Nothing but good things to say about AudioQuest products!
Pros: Great cable construction and materials. The braided cable covering is also nice.
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".
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.
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.
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quality [ WILLIAM J Nov 17, 2017 ]
Quality..... [ WILLIAM J Nov 14, 2017 ]
Purchase based in part on Crutchfield's customer reviews, and reputation for selling quality products. [ Jim Oct 11, 2017 ]
I Picked the Oppo 203 purely based on reviews. As for the Audio Quest hdmi cables I have used them before great quality cables a little pricey but worth it to me. [ Christopher Sep 21, 2017 ]
upgrade my HDMI cables [ Robin Sep 18, 2017 ]
Quality. Already have one that is in use. [ C Sep 08, 2017 ]
Best HDMI cables I've used; presently using the shorter one and I'm very satisfied with its performance. [ Juan Jul 05, 2017 ]
GOOD REVIEWS [ ARIEL M Jun 01, 2017 ]
great review [ PAUL May 14, 2017 ]
Besides the customer friendly approach from Crutchfield I've had no regrets from my brief experience with Audioquest so far? [ baron May 01, 2017 ]
Audio Quest's quality products. [ Louis May 01, 2017 ]
Optimal signal xfer from satellite box [ Alan Apr 29, 2017 ]
Excellent Cables! [ Lee Mar 16, 2017 ]
I needed a 3D hdmi cable and my son said cheap dont work. Crutchfield had a large variety . Amazon didn't esp some with quality, i couldn't afford the really good ones but this AudioQuest seemed lie a very good choice. [ WILLIAM Mar 07, 2017 ]
I have two of them and I can detect a boost in audio and also a bit better video. These cables are very well made and I'm converting all of my TV's to them. Love the product!! [ Bruce Feb 28, 2017 ]
Previously bought and liked the quality and performance. [ ROBERT Jan 07, 2017 ]
It's a well rated cable and still reasonably priced. [ Gary Dec 23, 2016 ]
Quality [ Henry Dec 21, 2016 ]
Good reviews [ Dana Nov 14, 2016 ]
I want the best signal from HDMI [ FRANCIS Nov 04, 2016 ]
Came highly recommended [ Scott Oct 08, 2016 ]
I have the pearl cable made by Audioquest after reading about the cinnamon which is a upgrade I decided to go with this one hope for ever more of a improvement in my video/audio update after I receive and hook it up [ M Oct 07, 2016 ]
For use with Panasonic 4K Blue-ray disc player, Onkyo Blue-ray player, and DVR cable box. [ Robert Oct 05, 2016 ]
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 ]
Right length from my Denon amp. which I perched from you to my Sony Blu-Ray UBP 800 player I'm waiting to receive from you later this week. [ Richard Apr 11, 2017 ]
Get what you pay for [ PAUL Feb 05, 2017 ]
Have purchased Audioquest cables in the past and have found them to be an excellent piece of equipment. [ Tom Nov 11, 2016 ]
I am buying these with a new 4K TV and want to see if they make a difference. If so, I will consider replacing other HDMI cables with AudioQuest cables. They seem to be really well built. [ James Nov 15, 2017 ]
Previous experience with product. [ Joseph Nov 04, 2017 ]
High quality HDMI cable w/4k bandwidth/bi-directional audio. Enhanced conductor properties. [ EEWdad Oct 25, 2017 ]
Cables got great reviews and it was recommended by a friend. [ ENEYDA Jul 12, 2017 ]
Great HDMI cable and company brand. [ Jeff May 06, 2017 ]
good if not excellent quality for an unbeatable price [ finis Apr 09, 2017 ]
For quality hdmi cables [ LAURA Mar 02, 2017 ]
I already own one. I can't tell you if it's better than a cheaper cable but with all the money I have tied up in my AV system I'm not taking any chances! The one I already have seems to work great. [ Chip Feb 26, 2017 ]
Probably should have gone with the Pearl, but as it's a present, couldn't resist the color..... [ Art Dec 10, 2016 ]
value [ peter Nov 28, 2016 ]
I been using audioquest for years they are good high in cables. [ Shedrick Nov 15, 2016 ]
For connection of Onkyo TX NR 747 receiver to Panasonic 4K television with ARC channel. [ Robert Oct 05, 2016 ]
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 ]
I want to try this HDMI and the Forest for on 4K Apple TV, Direct TV (high def), Oppo 206 Sony 4K [ BLANDON M Oct 29, 2017 ]
Good past experience. [ Ricky Nov 04, 2016 ]
Cable brand and reliability [ Alex Oct 08, 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 ]
No [ Thomas Nov 11, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny May 17, 2017 ] Staff
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 ]