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

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1735 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Want to get the most out of your home theater?

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    AandJ091108
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste money on “monster” cords!

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    DealHunter
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    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

    High Def Cable

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    StarWars
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    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

    Made a big difference

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    blureview907
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    I used this HDMI cable based on an employee's recommendation and I am very pleased with it. Prior to purchasing this, I was using the HDMI cable that came with the Blu-ray player I was given as a gift that I know for a fact came from a major wholesaler membership warehouse type establishment. Not only did the employee assure me I could bring it back if there was no noticeable difference, he educated me on the advantages and disadvantages of specific metal plating that can affect the rate at which corrosion sets in. I'm no expert in high definition technology, but I immediately noticed the picture went from excellent to perfect when watching a recently released Blu-Ray of The Hobbit on my LCD widescreen TV. I recommend it, especially if you just bought an HDMI compatible component that came packaged with its own HDMI cable (unless it comes packaged with this HDMI cable, although having two of these buddies would be more than fine with me!).

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      AudioQuest

      Hi blureview907,

      Very pleased to see how much of a difference Pearl HDMI made to your viewing pleasure.

      Best regards,

      AudioQuest Customer Serviceaudioquest

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality of cable for a small smart Tv.

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    ShitzuTech
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    We bought a 32 inch. Smart TV for the guest room and we thought this cable was appropriate. We had previous experience with this brand of cable for our living room Smart TV and we still have a great experience. We were right. We have the same great experience with this new cable. The one for our living room is one of better quality since that TV is big. We decided to buy a lower quality compared to the one in the living room but one good enough for a Smart TV. We scored. We watched two movies there ( Fast and Furious 1 and Lord of the Rings -the third one) and one match of the Champions League semi-finals. The speed of the images we accurate, the way it supposed to be. No Delay or anything like that. We recommended. The only bummer was that we wished it was more than one meter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AudioQuest for $30? What?

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    Mdoug6321
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    Outstanding quality and price. I have had AudioQuest cables in my home theater set up for over 20 years. From AV cables to Speaker Cables, nothing beats the quality you get from AudioQuest! I could not be happier that Best Buy carries this elite brand, and that the pricing is reasonable. It is only a 1M cable, but I paid about the same pricing 20 years ago for the same length AV cables. I am glad to see that AudioQuest continues to supply a superior product and the pricing has not gone through the roof. Now I only purchased the Pearl, you can spend 10X more on their other cables, but this is a solid cable that depending on your set up, most people will not be able to see the difference between this and the high end cables. Works well with 4K in my set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    static free sound

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    FEEDOGS101
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    I had a regular HDMI that my cable company provided and I would hear like a popping noise on my soundbar speakers. The higher the volume the louder the pops which became very annoying. I was told that the popping sound was static interference caused by other devices connected to my wireless router. Cell phones, gaming consoles, laptops anything that required wireless access to connect via the router. So I went ahead and purchased this HDMI cable and it eliminated the sound. And it even reduced the time of connecting other apps. Ever notice that pause when turning on netflix, that would be the lack of connection speed. With this cable I haven't encountered any delay or annoying static.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      AudioQuest Customer Service

      Hello,

      Glad to hear that the Pearl HDMI cable helped out with the HDMI issues you were having, enjoy!audioquest

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's an HDMI Cable, what more is there to say!

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    HondaDriver117
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    I would highly recommend this cable. If you don't want to worry about buying a cheap faulty cable, I would get this one. I haven't really done a comparison test between a cheap one and this one, but the picture looks great and I have no regrets. Also the length on this one is perfect because I needed something not too long for the short distance in which it was being used for. Whether or not it's really worth it is up to you though. But if you have the money to spend, I would go with this cable over a cheap one from Amazon. That way at least you know it will never fail you ever!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Truth Comes Out!

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    FastEddie
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    For years I've heard that high dollar cables are a waste of time and money. I've read hundreds of reviews backing this statement up. Well I thought I would find out myself, and purchased the above cable from the Magnolia Store. I now know the TRUTH. The people who think premium cables don't make a difference are either stupid, blind, or both. I already had a great picture on my LG 60"P6650 60" Plasma. Now it is absolutely amazing. Even with all the motion control turned off, the picture is so sharp and detailed, it's right on the border of the "Soap Opera" effect. The image went from a 9 to a 12 on a 10 point scale. Thank you Magnolia for a life changing experience. The cable quality DOES matter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not all HDMI cables are created equal

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    DCG83
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    I'd read so many articles in the past that every HDMI 2.0 cable is the same, perhaps with thicker coating on the outside, but ultimately capable of the same things. Man, was I wrong... I bought a new 4K TV and Xbox One S for the 4k player. I'd bought a "4k capable no-name brand" hdmi off amazon. When playing 4k movies, the playback was choppy. I thought it was the Xbox, but when I brought it to BB, they tested it with a different HDMI cable and boom! Beautiful quality; I wasn't happy to pay $30 for a cable, but it is no doubt superior to other HDMI cables, especially if you're trying to watch something in 4k.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Skeptical but...

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    joet
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    ...replaced another HDMI cable that I was using for a second monitor for my Macbook Pro based on a tip on an Apple Support Forum. The cable I was using was also new, but the monitor was awful, or powering down, couldn't keep it online, or it was often pixelated. After talking to a Best Buy salesperson who recommended this cable, I was VERY skeptical but I'd been having a lot of issues with the monitor so I gave it a try. Not only did this cable fix all of my issues, my old 22" HP monitor screen looks fantastic. There was a big difference in image quality, and all of my previous issues are non existent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool

    Posted
    Reeca
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    There was cheaper cord but was told this was better due to speed. My review would have to focus more on customer service when I bought this product. The sales associate pulled this item for me off the wall, scanned and I paid for the cord and Apple TV. I got home hours later after shopping and meeting a friend for dinner. I start to hook up the Apple TV and when I opened up the box with cord- there was no cord. I called 800 customer service number to report and make a note. I went back to the store which was in another county and the store was very accommodating. So I am more happy with the service I received.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    People Crack me up

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    PKnation23
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    I love reading reviews for the content very funny first off a cable will not make a picture Faster on a television second off regular blu rays are not natively 4K a "UHD BluRay" is and I'm almost positive most people don't don't have a native 4K sources to plug into their TV. Please people I implore you to do some research before making electronics purchases you'll save yourself some money also don't believe everything you hear in the pitch.. Also this product is good I was gifted one and it did exactly what it was supposed to the same as any other one

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, should cost less

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    Hightechzen
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    Purely digital cables like HDMI are not so sensitive like the old analogue ‘Monster’ cables from sterios of past. As long as there is good build quality and a good speed rating there is not a huge difference in picture or sound quality. The high end cables at Walmart cost half of what this line charges and has the same speed ratings, if not higher. Nothing against these cables but speed tests and pixel peeping showed no improvement for the extra money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not All HDMI Cables Are Equal

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    CaptnD
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    Salesperson recommended. These have to be used for the new soundbars to get the best signal and quality (must use the HDMI port labeled ARC). He also said these cables are the best to get the most of the picture. May be more related to the 4K which I have nothing to provide that picture as Directv only has a few channels and I refuse to pay them any more than I already do. I am going to get one to use for the picture from the Directv box to see if it does anything for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality cable without the high cost

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    jazzpsych
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    I was offered this cable by an associate in the store as an alternative to the lower price (lower quality?) products vs. the high end (expensive) products (higher quality?). This with the caveat that it is a shorter 3' 4" cable. I took the chance that it would be long enough, and it was barely. It is a high quality unidirectional cable (heed the directional arrows on the product) serving me well with a 4K Sony 7.2 receiver and a Samsung 4K TV housed in a bedroom wardrobe style cabinet

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cable great value

    Posted
    Mike
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    Bought a complete new theater system (UHDTV and Atmos Soundbar) from Best Buy Sherman Oaks and needed HDMI cables. Audioquest was recommended to me by my salesperson as a very solid cable with a good value price point. He was correct about everything I purchased that day. Thanks Best Buy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another complicated piece of 4K Technology

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    jghsony
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    Now you have to know how much silver is in a High Speed Audioquest cable and make sure it supports the speeds you need for enhanced HDMI input connections, and remember which end of the cable goes into your equipment. Time will tell once I have 4K content to watch as to the performance of these cables. Be careful when selecting the names of your cables and review which color or flavor does what with names like Coffee, Pearl, Ocean, SKY, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    sales person sold me the most expensive

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    lowcountryalligator
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    when i purchased my Roku player, the sales person said i needed an HDMI cable. they asked be what length and i told them. they sold me the most expensive cable they had in stock. when returned home, i looked online (CNET) and found that there is virtually no difference in cable qualities and that a less expensive cable would be as good as more expensive. you can purchase a cable on line for a fraction of the price that best buy charged (when returned the cable, i saw that best buy stocked less expensive cables also)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Recommended Cable

    Posted
    Conij
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    So, purchased a new computer for the daughter. It needed a HDMI monitor...old monitor wouldn't work. Went to store and had to order the monitor I wanted as the store did not have it in stock. Monitor was shipped, did not have a HDMI cable with it so had to purchase one. This cable was recommended. This one was way too short so we had to return it. I am sure this cable worked fine...I will never know. But it was definitely way too expensive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend