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AudioQuest Cinnamon

"High Speed with Ethernet" HDMI cable (1 meter/3.3 feet)

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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 will 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 will 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.

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
  • 30-gauge, 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

What's in the Box:

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

Great cables. They are high quality cables. The overall video and audio quality seem to have improved compared to my old cables. Just make sure you follow the instillation directions because these cables are directional.

Bill, Saint Charles, MO


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HDMI 2.0 Certified: The AudioQuest Cinnamon HDMI cable fully complies with the HDMI 2.0 specification and supports the ultra high speed 18Gbps bandwidth for 4K UHD, HDR, high resolution multichannel audio, ARC, and Ethernet compatibility.

  • 4K UHD: Supports resolutions up to 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4x the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution, for the ultimate video experience. With stunning 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) detail is strikingly sharper.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): High Dynamic Range (HDR) reproduces a wider range of brightness levels than conventional video, which brings a deeper contrast to the screen, greater color intensity without being oversaturated, and incredible detail in low-light images. Watching movies and TV shows mastered in HDR will give you a vivid new viewing experience filled with brilliant color and dramatic contrast.
  • High Resolution Multichannel Audio: Supports lossless high resolution multichannel audio - including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, and DTS HD.
  • Audio Return Channel (ARC): 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.
  • Ethernet Enabled: Provides high-speed networking to it HDMI link, allowing you to take full advantage of your IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable.
Note: AudioQuest HDMI cables over 8 meters (26' 3") are only standard speed with support up to 1080p video (not 4K).

High Quality Construction: The AudioQuest Cinnamon HDMI cable features high quality construction to maximize video and audio performance.

  • 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.
  • 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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I ordered my 4th DVD Player, sony has always been good, I always look at crutchfield first, they have been great everytime and on the phone.. [ grant  Nov 19, 2018 ]
seemed like a durable high quality product [ Charlotte  Oct 13, 2018 ]
I have these cables installed on my home system [ michael  Oct 04, 2018 ]
Because it was recommended by you [ Brad  Aug 21, 2018 ]
Quality [ Calvin D.  Aug 02, 2018 ]
Recommendation of Gordo [ Richard  Jul 09, 2018 ]
Reviews [ Colin  May 08, 2018 ]
Quality and reviews [ Michelle  Apr 30, 2018 ]
Customer support [ STEPHEN  Mar 21, 2018 ]
I ordered the ethernet cables from you so now I ordered the HDMI [ GILBERT  Mar 14, 2018 ]
I chose this as it is supposed to work better with 4k UHD and HDCP handshakes. [ Ryan  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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 ]
Wanted a middle grade hdmi cable for hooking my cable box to tv [ JOHN  Jul 24, 2018 ]
Quality and reliability. High performance cable compared to others. Recommended by my local Audioquest regional representative. [ Srinivas  Apr 22, 2018 ]
it was the perfect length for my AV receiver [ LEROY DANIEL  Mar 21, 2018 ]
This is an excellent HDMI cable for sound and video transfer. I use the same cable for all of my components. [ Keith Barringto  Jan 14, 2018 ]
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 will us this hdmi cable from my OPPO UDP-203 to my 65" LG-UH9500 UHD 4K TV [ Greg Salopek  Apr 19, 2018 ]
reviews [ Paul  Mar 16, 2018 ]
had good experience with audioquest in the past [ Kenneth  Jan 05, 2018 ]
Rocky was very helpful in wading through my options and I can always count on Crutchfield for top notch service! [ M  Dec 31, 2017 ]
I think is the best buy of the Audioquest line and i hope to keep that idea after using them. [ Edwin  Dec 02, 2017 ]
replacing last piece of HD/UHD wiring not already on this cable. [ DANIEL  Nov 25, 2017 ]
For my audio and video system. I've been using Audio Quest for years! Even though they are expensive, I love them! [ Booker  Nov 19, 2017 ]
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 ]
Quality [ Calvin D.  Aug 02, 2018 ]
AudioQuest Cinnamon is my go to cable for all audio/video needs. [ David  Jul 02, 2018 ]
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 ]

4 questions already asked

AudioQuest website does not appear to address that spec. If you're asking for gaming purposes, I found a link seems to answer the question as "possibly". Can't post the link here, but it's not vendor or marketing based, technical only. It showed when I goggled your question. Rhymes with LamersLexus... [ Roger  Apr 03, 2018 ]
The specs state that it supports 1080p/120Hz, 4K, and 3D video. I have had no problems with my UHD and 3D devices. [ ROBERT  Apr 03, 2018 ]
Yes it does [ Shedrick  Apr 03, 2018 ]
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 ]

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