The AudioQuest Forest USB cable is Scott McGowan’s curated pick to run between Sprout and your computer when you’re looking for the best price/value performance level. Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid 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 0.5% silver, the performance is close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high-quality USB cables. AQ’s conductors are controlled for RF directionality.