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DH Labs Silversonic Toslink CableTOSLINK cables (also called optical digital cables) convey digital signals in the S/PDIF format from computers and audio sources to other pieces of consumer audio equipment. TOSLINK is an older digital standard which uses pulses of light traveling down a fiber optic cable to represent digital ones and zeroes. Due to the information being encoded via light instead of electrons on/in a wire, TOSLINK is immune to RF or EMF interference.

In theory, TOSLINK conveys digital data perfectly, and any cable will do the job. However, issues such as cable reflectivity, and fiber optic cable type (glass vs plastic) and diameter may have an effect on the timing of the signals. In other words, do the pulses reach their destination in the exact same spacing and timing as they were sent.Lifatec Silfex Glass Optical Audio Cable Any discrepancies can cause a phenomenon known as jitter which can create a "smearing" of the sound. However, please do note that many of us cannot hear the differences, and doing so requires an audio system with very high resolution. But if you have an audiophile-grade system, buying a better quality TOSLINK cable will not be a huge expenditure to you. We judged our picks for best TOSLINK cable based on construction, durability, price, and overall design.

Monoprice Premium 6FT Optical Toslink Cable with Metal Fancy ConnectorA superior TOSLINK interconnect from a manufacturer that makes OEM cables for other companies, the DH Labs Silverlink is a great choice for audiophiles who want quality without over-inflated prices. Solid build quality and superior data transfer make this our top choice. Read Full Review

Why it's best:

The DH Labs Silversonic TOSLINK cable is a great example of the types of products that we rate as the best. It's not silly expensive, is obviously well-made, and is manufactured by a highly-regarded company. This optical digital cable uses a high-bandwidth fiber optic cable covered with a cladding designed to eliminate reflectivity that causes jitter or subtle smearing of the sound. The fiber optics are surrounded by a tough yet flexible PVC outer jacket. With this level of construction quality, you should have less worries about crimping the cable if tight bends are an issue.

BetterCables 2M (6.56 ft) Premium Toslink (Optical) Cable Mediabridge Toslink Optical Digital Audio Cable

TNP Digital to Analog Audio Converter Box Adapter - Converts Optical Coaxial or SPDIF Toslink Signal to Stereo RCA L/R (Red/White) Sound Signal or 3.5mm AUX Auxiliary Jack Plug
BISS (TNP Products)
  • Converts Coaxial or Toslink Optical digital audio to analog RCA L/R audio and 3.5mm audio output simultaneously
  • 24-bit S/PDIF incoming bit stream on left and right channels; Electromagnetic-noise-free transmission, Plug and Play, Easy to install
  • Auto sensing input selection with priority given to SPDIF; disable / disconnect SPDIF input for coaxial
  • Provides electromagnetic-noise-free transmission
  • Ultra low jitter and high fidelity design using new receiver D/A converter chips
HDMI Cables 6 FT - 2.0 HDMI Cable 4K Ultra-High Speed ( 2 PACK, 6 FEET Each ) Supports Ethernet Audio Return ( ARC ) 4K Ultra HD 2160p / Bandwidth up to 18Gbps / 3D HD 2 X 1080p Ready - 6ft Braided Nylon Cord with Gold Tip Connector
  • HDMI cables 2.0 - Newest standards of HDMI version 2.0b - Significant upgrades to allow 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (fps) with dynamic synchronization...
  • 2.0 HDMI cable 4k ultra-high speed upgrades include - 4K resolution at 60 Hz - Increased bandwidth to 18Gbps - Up to 32 audio channels for a multi-dimensional immersive...
  • Other features of HDMI 2.0 include the Rec. 2020 color space, 4:2:0 chroma subsampling, 25 fps 3D formats, 21:9 aspect ratio, the HE-AAC and DRA audio standards...
  • Full metal connector, 28 AWG, Triple Shielding, and Gold-Plated Connectors with Braided nylon sleeving - Available in multibale Lengths, 1.5ft, 3ft, 10ft, 15ft...
  • HDMI Cable - Compatible with Blu-ray players, Xbox 360, PS3 and any device with a standard HDMI port

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