USB2 Audio Cable

We currently offer 2 grades of USB2 Audio Cables:

  • AA USB
  • AA Reference USB

The entry-level AA USB is an affordable high-performance USB2 Audio Cable with good musicality. It uses copper and silver alloy, not silver-plated copper, giving a good balance considering advantages and disadvantages of both pure copper and pure silver cables. It has a nice tonal balance with sufficient details and controls.

The AA Reference USB is meant for highly resolving systems giving more precise imaging and placement of instruments with tighter bass control. It has lower background noise and excels with complex music.

The suitability of copper versus silver-based USB Audio Cables is system dependent. In general, the copper and silver alloy version works for most systems.

All our USB cables have the VBUS and GND inside the same shield as the USB2 data lines. This makes the cable more manageable compared to having another stiff external wire for VBUS and GND. The picture below shows the conceptual diagram of how our AA USB cables are constructed. The parts used include premium parts originated from various countries, with the most expensive being the solid core cables for USB2 data lines.

Our USB Audio cable construction

Here are the details of the materials used for each grade of our USB cable.

Materials Used \ GradesAA USBAA Reference USB
UP-OCC copper for VBUS & GNDYesYes
OCC copper + 20% OCC silver alloy
for Data D+/D-
4N pure silver for Data D+/D-Yes
Sleeving for Data D+/D-PEPTFE
Sleeving for VBUS & GNDTeflonTeflon
Dampener sleeving for Data D+/D-Pure silkPure silk
Gold-plated USB plugs
HEGEMIP braided sleeve for EMI protectionYesYes
Data pair 90 ohm impedance tolerance
(Note: Tolerance per USB2 specs is +/- 15%)
+/- 8%+/- 4%
AA USB Audio Cable Grades and Materials Used

The picture below shows a completed cable. Please note that the braided shield goes all the way to the USB A & B connector casing to ensure the data and power lines are protected from EMI. The braided shield only connects to the source (USB A) and is not connected to the DAC side (USB B).

USB A and B connectors
USB A connector close up
USB B connector close up

Our USB Audio cables are custom-made per the length specified by customer, from 0.8m to 2.0m. Price of AA USB Audio Cables are given below. For sales within Malaysia, free shipping is included. For international sales, shipping cost will be quoted separately.

Length \ PriceAA USBAA Reference USB
0.8 mRM1,620RM2,600
1.0 mRM1,800RM3,000
1.2 mRM1,980RM3,400
1.5 mRM2,250RM4,000
2.0 mRM2,700RM5,000
AA USB2 Audio Cable Price

AA USB Audio Cables are available at the following showrooms:

Hi-Fi ShowroomLocation
Statement Systems Sdn BhdJaya One, PJ
Stars Picker Audio LibraryKota Damansara, PJ
AFC Top Hi-FiBandar Kinrara, Puchong
Begins AcousticKuchai Entrepreneurs Park, KL