I use this with an Audioengine D3 portable DAC for Android. It sounds as good as I think the D3 can sound. I know it could be worse too because I also have a USB-C HDMI adapter that has a USB-A port as well as a USB-C power passthrough. Sometimes I get “clicking” when I play audio through that device. I also feel like there is more noise too. Anyway that product is still useful because you can power your device while playing music but this iFi cable is much preferred quality wise. No sound issues, no loose connections, the cable feels durable while being light weight (still I would not recommend putting much more stress on it than a device like a USB DAC) and it looks great. Outstanding fit and finish.
It is also very sleek. One reviewer mentored that the USB-A side is very small and was too short for his application. Well that is a valid criticism but with my Audioengine D3 the amount of exposed USB shielding ( I guess that’s what you would call it) is minimal and doesn’t bother me at all. Also keep in mind these cables are probably designed for used with iFi’s products and those appear to have a recessed male USB-A port. Which I don’t see often.
So if that bothers you, you might want to get the AudioQuest Dragon Tail even though it’s pricier, or the Amazon Basics. Again, for me, it is no issue unless there is something wrong with a slight exposure that I am unaware of. See photo. I recommend this product.
No idea what is going on with the bootleg products being talked about. Mine looks like the real deal.