Audioquest - USB Cables
Audioquest - USB Cables
Audioquest - USB Cables
Audioquest - USB Cables
Audioquest - USB Cables
Audioquest - USB Cables
Audioquest - USB Cables
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Audioquest - USB Cables

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AUDIOQUEST Forest USB3A-USB3 micro O.5% silver

Hard-cell foam. Metal-layer noise dissipation Jacket - black PVC with green stripes.

USB (Universal Serial Bus) Audio:
For many applications, the speed of digital communication is important. Most visibly, “speed” is about transferring large files as quickly as possible, or carrying enough data for an HD video. For USB audio (and for HDMI audio), “speed” is critical not because of how-much how-fast, but because time relationships within a digital stream are critical to the reconstruction of the analogue waveform that brings information, music and joy to our ears. Time-based damage (jitter) to this information within the data package makes the sound small and flat instead of 3D, harsh and foggy instead of smooth and clear.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specifies data-transfer rates up to 4.8Gbps vs. Hi-Speed USB 2.0’s maximum signalling rate of 480Mbps.

ALL CONDUCTORS CONTROLLED FOR RF NOISE DIRECTIONALITY 

 
SOLID 0.5% SILVER CONDUCTORS
Solid conductors minimize the harmful effects of both electrical and magnetic strand-to-strand interaction. For digital cables, whose signals are of such high frequency that they travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor, increasingly thick layers of silver plating are applied to AudioQuest’s Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors to further improve Noise-Dissipation. Placing the superior metal on the outside of the conductor produces the greatest benefit on overall performance—a superbly cost-effective way to maximize a digital cable.
 
 
HARD-CELL FOAM INSULATION
Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy. Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Hard-Cell Foam Insulation is similar to the Foamed-PE used in our more affordable Bridges & Falls cables and is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Because nitrogen (like air) does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy from or into the conductor, distortion is reduced. In addition, the stiffness of the material allows the cable's conductors to maintain a stable relationship along the cable's full length, producing a stable impedance character and further minimizing distortion.

AUDIOQUEST Forest USB-A to USB-C. O.5% silver

Hard-cell foam Metal-layer noise dissipation Jacket - black PVC with green stripes.

For many applications, the speed of digital communication is important. Most visibly, “speed” is about transferring large files as quickly as possible, or carrying enough data for an HD video. For USB audio (and for HDMI audio), “speed” is critical not because of how-much how-fast, but because time relationships within a digital stream are critical to the reconstruction of the analogue waveform that brings information, music and joy to our ears. Time-based damage (jitter) to this information within the data package makes the sound small and flat instead of 3D, harsh and foggy instead of smooth and clear.
AudioQuest USB Type-C cables featuring conductor materials and construction techniques that have allowed AQ’s other USB cables to achieve “Best-In-Class” recognition worldwide.

With the newer USB Type-C connector quickly becoming commonplace on many devices, AQ’s line of Type-C equipped USB cables will allow users to connect with Type-C enabled devices such as MacBook, ChromeBook, Pixel, Galaxy Note 7, etc.

In addition, ALL of AudioQuest’s USB cables incorporate a newly developed strain-relief system to provide robust durability between the USB cable and plug. 

SEMI-SOLID CONCENTRIC 5% SILVER CONDUCTORS

Semi-Solid Cocentric Conductors greatly reduce strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like USB audio. 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 100% silver cable but priced much closer to a copper cable. This is an incredibly cost-effective way of manufacturing very high-quality USB cables.
 
 
MULTI-LAYER CARBON-BASED NOISE- AND CROSSTALK-DISSIPATION SYSTEM
This cable's negative conductors are covered with partially conductive Carbon-Loaded Polyethylene. This remarkable material reduces radio-frequency garbage being fed back into the amplifier. The sonic benefit is exactly the same reduction in "hash" and improved dimensionality that comes whenever RF interference is reduced in an audio circuit. In addition, a carbon layer damps interaction between positive and negative conductors, and an external Carbon-Based NDS System reduces external interference.
 
 ALL CONDUCTORS CONTROLLED FOR RF NOISE DIRECTIONALITY

AUDIOQUEST Forest USB-B to USB-C. O.5% silver

Hard-cell foam. Metal-layer noise dissipation Jacket - black PVC with green stripes.

AudioQuest USB Type-C cables featuring conductor materials and construction techniques that have allowed AQ’s other USB cables to achieve “Best-In-Class” recognition worldwide.


With the newer USB Type-C connector quickly becoming commonplace on many devices, AQ’s line of Type-C equipped USB cables will allow users to connect with Type-C enabled devices such as MacBook, ChromeBook, Pixel, Galaxy Note 7, etc.

In addition, ALL of AudioQuest’s USB cables incorporate a newly developed strain-relief system to provide robust durability between the USB cable and plug.

 

SEMI-SOLID CONCENTRIC 0.5% SILVER CONDUCTORS

Semi-Solid Conductors greatly reduce strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like USB 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 100% silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high-quality USB cables.
 
ALL CONDUCTORS CONTROLLED FOR RF NOISE DIRECTIONALITY
 
HARD-CELL FOAM INSULATION
 
Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy. Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Hard-Cell Foam Insulation is similar to the Foamed-PE used in our more affordable Bridges & Falls cables, and is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Because nitrogen (like air) does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy from or into the conductor, distortion is reduced. In addition, the stiffness of the material allows the cable's conductors to maintain a stable relationship along the cable's full length, producing a stable impedance character and further minimizing distortion.

AUDIOQUEST Forest USB2 C TO C. O.5% silver

Hard-cell foam. Metal-layer noise dissipation Jacket - black PVC with green stripes. 0.75M FOREST USB 2.0 C>C

For everywhere that quality matters, AudioQuest offers the highest-quality solutions, from affordable to state-of-the-art.

With the USB Type-C connection now commonplace on computers and mobile devices, we’ve designed our latest USB-C cables to provide outstanding performance for Type-C-enabled devices.

These new models use and apply the same superior materials and design elements and are built using the same extreme data-center-capable manufacturing techniques as all AudioQuest digital cables—ingredients that have garnered our USB cables worldwide recognition for superior performance.

  • 0.5% Silver Semi-Solid Concentric Conductors
    0.5% Silver Semi-Solid Concentric Conductors significantly reduce inter-strand distortion.

 

AUDIOQUEST Forest USB3A TO USB3 Micro O.5% silver

Hard-cell foam. Metal-layer noise dissipation Jacket - black PVC with green stripes. 0.75M FOREST USB 3.0 MICRO

USB (Universal Serial Bus) Audio:
For many applications, the speed of digital communication is important. Most visibly, “speed” is about transferring large files as quickly as possible, or carrying enough data for an HD video. For USB audio (and for HDMI audio), “speed” is critical not because of how-much how-fast, but because time relationships within a digital stream are critical to the reconstruction of the analog wave form that brings information, music and joy to our ears. Time-based damage (jitter) to this information within the data package makes the sound small and flat instead of 3D, harsh and foggy instead of smooth and clear.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specifies data-transfer rates up to 4.8Gbps vs. Hi-Speed USB 2.0’s maximum signaling rate of 480Mbps.

Available Lengths: 0.75m-5m

ALL CONDUCTORS CONTROLLED FOR RF NOISE DIRECTIONALITY

SOLID 0.5% SILVER CONDUCTORS

Solid conductors minimize the harmful effects of both electrical and magnetic strand-to-strand interaction. For digital cables, whose signals are of such high frequency that they travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor, increasingly thick layers of silver plating are applied to AudioQuest’s Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors to further improve Noise-Dissipation. Placing the superior metal on the outside of the conductor produces the greatest benefit on overall performance—a superbly cost-effective way to maximize a digital cable.
 
HARD-CELL FOAM INSULATION
 
Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy. Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Hard-Cell Foam Insulation is similar to the Foamed-PE used in our more affordable Bridges & Falls cables, and is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Because nitrogen (like air) does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy from or into the conductor, distortion is reduced. In addition, the stiffness of the material allows the cable's conductors to maintain a stable relationship along the cable's full length, producing a stable impedance character and further minimizing distortion.


AUDIOQUEST Forest lightning to USB2A O.5% silver

Hard-cell foam. Metal-layer noise dissipation Jacket - black PVC with green stripes. 0.75M FOREST LIGHTNING-USB


For many applications, the speed of digital communication is important. Most visibly, “speed” is about transferring large files as quickly as possible, or carrying enough data for an HD video. For USB audio (and for HDMI audio), “speed” is critical not because of how-much how-fast, but because time relationships within a digital stream are critical to the reconstruction of the analogue waveform that brings information, music and joy to our ears. Time-based damage (jitter) to this information within the data package makes the sound small and flat instead of 3D, harsh and foggy instead of smooth and clear. 

SEMI-SOLID CONCENTRIC 0.5% SILVER CONDUCTORS
Semi-Solid Conductors greatly reduce strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like USB 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 100% silver cable but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost-effective way of manufacturing very high-quality USB cables. 

ALL CONDUCTORS CONTROLLED FOR RF NOISE DIRECTIONALITY
  
HARD-CELL FOAM INSULATION
Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy. Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Hard-Cell Foam Insulation is similar to the Foamed-PE used in our more affordable Bridges & Falls cables and is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Because nitrogen (like air) does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy from or into the conductor, distortion is reduced. In addition, the stiffness of the material allows the cable's conductors to maintain a stable relationship along the cable's full length, producing a stable impedance character and further minimizing distortion.

AUDIOQUEST Forest lightning to USB2C. O.5% silver

Hard-cell foam. Metal-layer noise dissipation Jacket - black PVC with green stripes. 0.75M FOREST LIGHTNING-USB C

With the USB Type-C connection now commonplace on computers and mobile devices, we’ve designed our latest USB-C cables to provide outstanding performance for Lighting and Type-C-enabled devices. 

These new models use and apply the same superior materials and design elements and are built using the same extreme data-centre-capable manufacturing techniques as all AudioQuest digital cables—ingredients that have garnered our USB cables worldwide recognition for superior performance.

0.5% Silver Semi-Solid Concentric Conductors