I got a Hi Diamond HID usb cable thrown in with a used M2Tech Young DAC a few years back. I had no idea how it compared with any other usb cables, or how much difference they make. A few days ago, Amazon had a warehouse clearance Audioquest Cinnamon USB, so I bought it.
I've run it for about 8 hours. The Hi Diamond is way better. More of everything, and more refined. With the Cinnamon, the output level drops, dynamics reduce and, well everything is a bit worse. Above all it gave me a headache.
I generally find AQ cables terrific, and the rest of my system runs with them, having tried endless alternatives, but I guess the Hi Diamond is exceptional.
Has anyone else tried this brand?
They make a more expensive USB, I think it's called reference. Anyone have this?
Best wishes and keep safe!