Cable Reviews

Massive USB Comparison Test – Lachlan Fennen, Passion for Sound

June 20, 2016

“Connecting the Carbon USB to my system brought a depth and timbre to my music that I haven’t heard before from my system. It was like going from an average MP3 rip to a beautifully mastered, lossless high-res file – I was instantly addicted.”

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Vahan Baladouni, HiFiQC

April 29, 2016

“The AudioQuest USB and AES/EBU cables offered a clear improvement that was easily heard. While the Carbon and Coffee were my favorite designs, even the entry-level USB cables from AQ provided a clear balanced presentation without any harshness.”

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Do Digital Audio Connections Sound Different? – Steve Guttenberg,

January 14, 2016

“The Audiophiliac asks experts for their opinions, then listens for himself and finds that AudioQuest cables easily outperform their generic counterparts.”

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Wind Interconnect – Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound

August 5, 2015

“Wind is a great interconnect by any measure and, though not inexpensive, is nonetheless a superb value.”

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RJ/E Cinnamon, RJ/E Vodka, & RJ/E Diamond Ethernet Cables – Scot Hull,

July 24, 2015

“With the AQ cables in place…clarity improved. Noise-floor dropped. Images became closer-to-3D.”

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RJ/E Cinnamon Ethernet Cable – Aron Garrecht, SoundStage Ultra!

June 15, 2015

“The music sounded better. Not just subtly better, but really better, with a newfound fluidity and suppleness that I hadn’t heard through the standard Ethernet cables.”

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Diamond USB Cable – Chris Martens, Hi-Fi+

April 16, 2015

“…with the Diamond USB cable installed, there is a whole different level of vital connection with the music.”

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Earth Interconnects, Castle Rock Speaker Cables, NRG-4 AC Cables – Nicholas Ripley, Hi-Fi+

April 10, 2015

“In sonic terms, the big bonus of an all‑AudioQuest loom for me was the sheer openness of the midrange, and the effortless dynamics the system seemed capable of.”

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Cinnamon USB Cable, Golden Gate & Big Sur Interconnects with the PS Audio Sprout – Herb Reichert, Stereophile

April 6, 2015

“…after the change to AudioQuest cables, I felt the Sprout was finally performing as the McGowans expected it to…”

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RJ/E Pearl & RJ/E Vodka Ethernet Cables – John Darko,

February 18, 2015

“…the Vodka [Ethernet cable] seemed to remove a layer of film for superior textural reveal.”

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Ethernet Madness! – Michael Lavorgna,

February 11, 2015

“So what’s going on with Ethernet cables that’s got everyone in an uproar?”

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RJ/E Diamond Ethernet Cable – Andy Schaub,, Issue 77

January 5, 2015

“…with the AudioQuest Diamond Ethernet cables, the sound was silky smooth with no harshness or digital artifacts, just very involving music.”

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CAT700 Carbon, RJ/E Cinnamon, RJ/E Vodka, & RJ/E Diamond Ethernet Cables – René van Es,

January 16, 2014

“AudioQuest proved to me that we still have honest manufacturers around the globe.”

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RJ/E Vodka & RJ/E Diamond Ethernet Cables – Michael Lavorgna,

September 30, 2013

“You get an increasingly large sound picture as you move up the line, greater differentiation between sonic elements, and a greater sense of clarity.”

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RJ/E Pearl & RJ/E Cinnamon Ethernet Cables – René van Es,

September 2, 2013

“We audiophiles agree that cables sound different with analogue signals, so why not with Ethernet data?”

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RJ/E Forest and RJ/E Cinnamon Ethernet Cables – Michael Lavorgna,

August 30, 2012

“With the Audioquest Ethernet cables in my system… music sounded less harsh, with more air and ease, and with the Cinnamon I even noted greater bass definition and differentiation between instruments. Music sounded better.”

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