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AudioQuest - Pearl 3'4" 4K Ultra HD In-Wall HDMI Cable - Black/White Stripe

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Connect your HDMI-enabled devices with this AudioQuest Pearl HDMI cable. High Dynamic Range pass-through offers a significant increase in the color and contrast range for enhanced picture quality, while the solid long-grain copper conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion for high-quality audio. Rated for in-wall installation, this AudioQuest Pearl HDMI cable is ideal for home theater setups or wall-mounted televisions.

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$29.98
Color:
Black/White Stripe
  • Black/White Stripe
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Overview

What's Included


  • AudioQuest Pearl 3'4" 4K Ultra HD In-Wall HDMI Cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2681 out of 2825)

Features


Supports up to 4K UltraHD (4096 x 2160 pixels) resolution

To help get the best picture from your 4K source.

High dynamic range (HDR) pass-through

Significantly increases the range of both color and contrast, which creates an even more vibrant and realistic picture.

Solid long-grain copper (LGC) conductors

Eliminate strand-interaction distortion, provide smooth and clear sound.

Directionality

This AudioQuest HDMI cable is directional, all of its signal conductors are controlled for digital audio direction, which ensures superior sound quality.

Rated for in-wall installation

Offers flexible installation options.

Lifetime limited warranty

Lifetime repair or replacement in cases of defect.

Foamed polyethylene insulation

This HDMI cable uses air-filled foamed polyethylene insulation for maximum signal strength.

PVC protective jacket

Provides a flexible design and durability for long-lasting use.

High-speed data capacity

This AudioQuest HDMI cable exceeds the requirements for all possible HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 data streams, including 4K UHD, HDR, and Blu-ray Ultra HD. Active frequency equalization enables 18 Gbps over long distances.

Gold-plated connectors

Resist corrosion and promote efficient signal transfer.


Overall customer rating

4.7
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Audioquest: excellent audio and video HDMI

    Posted
    AL2JBLguy

    My son upgraded my home theatre system yesterday, using Audioquest HDMI cables to interconnect our DVD recorder, Blu-Ray player, Home Theatre amp, and Cable box, with me having used analog cables for the past 4 years. It cost a bundle, but the net result was unbelievable... The video was perfect, much brighter, the audio went from very good to beyond excellent, and there have been no dropouts, no pixelizations, no frame freezes, or audio gliches. I wish I had done this years ago., However, I DO WISH that Audioquest had published its audio and video throughputs on the cable boxes like Monster, the maker of one of the HDMI cables. Why? because these cables are not cheap. We now have three Audioquests, a couple of Forests and a Pearl, and a Monster. All appear to be excellent, but I know the Monsters throughput, and even the Audioquest website does not publish their throughput figures, even though the Vodka and Diamonds get very expensive. All they say is, they pass the required 10-12 ghz throughput of the HDMI standard, while Monster goes up to nearly 18ghz per sec. I love the results, as I see them, but would love to know the numbers. Great product, beautiful presentation, and perceived excellent performance. I would buy these again, knowing what I know now. I am anxious to see what I think a few years down the road.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      AudioQuest

      Hi AL2JBLguy,

      We are well aware of the issues re: specs. If we publish lots of numbers there is the danger that people only pay attention to those numbers and buy the cable with the biggest number. That doesn't necessarily have any bearing on the quality of the cable.

      A 3D BluRay player sends less than 6 gHz per second down the cable. An HDMI cable rated at 18gHz (by the way, the HDMI format allows a maximum of 10.2 gHz per second) will not necessarily perform better than a cable rated at 12 gHz.

      Rest assured that your AudioQuest HDMI cables can handle all that information, and will give you years of excellent picture & sound quality.

      AudioQuest Customer ServiceAudioQuest

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    HDMI is HDMI - Differentiator is length and price

    Posted
    Papertrumpet
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This HDMI cable was what I needed at the length I needed it. I typically get my electronics and peripherals at Best Buy because of acceptable quality and immediate availability. I probably could have gone online to save a dollar or two, but for this trip I wanted the cable without waiting two days! If the gold plate is available and pricing isn’t stupid high, go for it (as in this cable). But for anything under 8 feet don’t pony up the extra for gold. Length is the main issue. Anything over 15 feet requires a Hercules strength signal (or Incredible Hulk if you’re more into Marvel than Greek Mythology). First I opt for the right price, then the right length, and last consideration is gold. Best Buy spends money keeping things in stock for their customers and does a good job of price-matching even against online retailers. This was what I needed, and I was willing to part with a couple of dollars to get it immediately and keep my local store in business. Otherwise, HDMI is HDMI!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste money on “monster” cords!

    Posted
    DealHunter
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The biggest scam in the audio & visual world is the believe that gold plated or silver plated or highly overpriced products (pertaining to cords & connectors) somehow improve your picture or audio. While the science behind it is true, gold & silver are better conductors, the difference you will get from $350 cord and a $40 cord is nominal and never worth the money. Only the most elite audio-files or visual-files (talking the 1% that do YouTube reviews) MAY notice that next to nothing difference the extra $ gives you. Always look for the more affordable alternatives in a store like Best Buy. I would be wary about buying them online because sometimes you can get very poor quality. But Best Buy and other big box stores will only have decent cords even for the cheaper models (no matter what the sales person tells you). This cord is excellent and does the same thing the $300 cord does.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Want to get the most out of your home theater?

    Posted
    AandJ091108
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    If you have sharp senses you will notice a difference between this and cheaper HDMI cables. There will always be naysayers who belittle products like this "All cables are the same, blah blah blah" but there is truly a difference and that difference is worth it if you want to get the most out of your home theater. There's a reason passionate audiophiles and visual fanatics obsess over cables, amplifiers, etc - it's because there is actually a perceptible difference that these can make to your set-up. My eyes aren't as good as some visual connoisseurs but even my relatively untrained eyes noticed improvements visually - the picture simply felt better to look at, perhaps feeling more stable and consistent. Something I can strongly vouch for is the audio which is significantly better than other cables I've used. Just make sure you have them connected in the direction of the arrows on the plug (going from the media player to where the sounds coming from). It's worth the price to make sure your home theater isn't being held-back by something as simple (and relatively inexpensive) as an HDMI cable. I highly recommend this for people who want to get the most out of their home theater.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    CHEAP PRICE, CHEAP PRODUCT

    Posted
    GHOST
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    THEY SAY YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, AND WITH THIS CABLE YOU SURLEY DO. IT DOES A FINE JOB OF CONNECTING THE TV TO THE CABLE BOX, BUT THATS ABOUT WHERE IT ENDS. NOTICED CONSTANT LAGGING AND SKIPPING WHILE WATCHING TV. ALSO OCCASIONALLY WHEN SOMEONE ON SCREEN WOULD MOVE YOU'D SEE A FAINT IMAGE OF THEM FOLLOW SHORTLY BEHIND, LIKE THE SCREEN COULDN'T KEEP UP WITH THE IMAGE. NOW I'D SAY THAT THIS WAS DUE TO THE 4K TV AND NON 4K BROADCASTS, BUT I REPLACED THIS CABLE WITH A MONSTER PLATINUM CABLE AND MOST ALL OF THE ISSUES HAVE DISAPPEARED. STILL AN OCCASIONAL SKIP, BUT ITS DEF A RARITY NOW, SO THAT ILL ATTRIBUTE TO THE UPSCALING GOING ON BETWEEN TV AND CABLE BOX. OVERALL THIS CABLE IS BETTER SUITED FOR A 1080P TV AND NOT A 4K. WHO KNOWS MAYBE IF IT WAS BROADCAST IN 4K THE CABLE WOULD BE MUCH BETTER, BUT WITH THE LIMITED AVAILABILITY AT THE MOMENT SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY ON A BETTER CABLE.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Def Cable

    Posted
    StarWars
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this the other day when I bought my new Blu-ray player the associate that was helping me in bestbuy was great he helped me find the right Blu-ray player for me then helped me get the right high def cable I would need for it also I would highly not only recommend this product but also this store for anybody looking to purchase any kind of electronic equipement or anything that bestbuy sells ive been a loyal customer to bestbuy for well over 10 years now and ive NEVER had 1 bad experience here the sales associates are always very helpful and also very easy to find you don't have to walk around for 30 minutes looking for someone they great you right when you walk in the store and any section of the store you go to theres always at least 2 sales associates there as well to help you with anything you need best store around hands down thanks guys on another wonderful trip to bestbuy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Quality HDMI cable

    Posted
    OrangeBandFan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    When I picked up my new AVR and BD player I was caught up in the moment and spent way too much for the HDMI cable. After getting home my new purchase euphoria settled down and I remembered an article about HDMI cables i had seen on CNET. The bottom line is for HDMI, a cable is somewhat a cable and all the hype about materials etc. is somewhat irrelevant. So I packaged up that initial very expensive cable and went back over to BB and picked this one up in stead. Best decision i made as i took the money I got back in the difference and picked up two blu-ray discs to take advantage of my new equipment. Bottom line - don't get caught up in the hype around cables. Yes get a good quality cable which this one is but don't think paying more will translate to seeing more. Check out the HDMI cable story on CNET

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok price for HDMI

    Posted
    Pop3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    To be honest, I can't really see much of a difference between these and a cheaper set of HDMI. I'm not saying the difference isn't there (feel free to say otherwise), but I think I'd have to have 2 identical brand TVs sitting right next to each other using identical Bluray players playing the exact same movie at the exact same time, but with different cables for me to notice any sort of difference. If someone came and swapped this cable out for a cheap dynex one without my knowledge, I'd probably never notice. If you have a lot of money to spend and have a pretty good sound system set up, by all means spend 40+ dollars on a video cable. Otherwise, I'd suggest the cheaper guys. It's still hi-def.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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