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Insignia™ - 6' Toslink Optical Audio Cable - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1193 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    6' is really short

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    John
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    The cable worked great, but, for my install (WALL MOUNT), extremely short. I don't know if 6' is really sufficient for most set ups. I was talked into buying to short of cables at the time I bought my TV (with wall mount) I was doubting if it would be OK, and should have taken a pass but didn't want to get home and not be able to set everything up. The short cable worked technically well, but, the install was not clean. Measure twice buy the cables once that meet your needs, ignore the sales people on length, they will have no idea what your true install is. I now own a few more cables to go in my unused save for later collection.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crystal Clear Sound- one cord!

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    JohninAthensGA
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    Everything goes through my surround sound system and I have never needed anything but HDMI cables until I now have a Smart TV and was unable to get the sound to come through the surround sound system using the Apps on the TV until I finally broke down and bought this digital optical device. Honestly, I was expecting it to be far behind the HDMI cables, but I could not tell a difference between the HDMI cables and this digital optical cord, I was pleasantly surprised. now, all of the apps will play through the surround sound with this little fix and is very inexpensive as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Missing Link

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    Tee13
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    My parents' 10-year-old 65" DLP TV decided to finally die last week. I then had to move another flat screen TV from a guest room to the living room, and reconnect the Bose surround sound system to it. I'm pretty tech savvy, but could not get the sound to funnel through the Bose rather than the lousy TV speakers. After describing the issue with an associate at Best Buy, he recommended this optical audio cable. Problem solved! Now, my dad and his bad hearing can listen to movies with full bass to his heart's content.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Digital Optical cable

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    icetime
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    After upgrading to a 4K TV, realized my current AV receiver would not be passing a 4K signal from either my new 4K cable box, nor new 4K Blu-Ray. But realized, for now, can use my TV as the video 'switcher' and use my AV receiver for audio only (less any Dolby Atmos). This digital optical audio cable did the trick and allows me to pass a 5:1 audio stream successfully too. Will buy me time until ready to purchase a new 4K AV receiver down the road.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Right length, right sound quality, right price

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    Papertrumpet
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    Optical cable for sound has few things other than length and light refraction quality to differentiate high prices from low prices. I might have done better price-wise from somewhere else, but for under $30 this cable fit the bill AND it was conveniently in stock at the Best Buy store. That’s why I continue to get most electronics at Best Buy rather than online. Don’t get duped by either TOO expensive cabling (there just isn’t that much difference!) or cheap easily shattered fiber optic innards you might find online at a “bargain”.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well you know.....this is an optical cable lol

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    Born2xceler8
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    Yes I promise its an optical cable. Its a very simple piece of equipment and does exactly what it was designed to do. The quality of this product is as what you would imagine. I don't even think it matters. Do people still use these? Anyways I do, and I don't notice any difference in anything. I don't even know if its even hooked up even though I have it plugged up from my blue ray player to my receiver. Anyways 5-stars just because it looks good and doesn't look cheap.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Optical One

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    hoppief
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    We just recently discontinued our local cable and switched to an internet streaming service. I had the sound systems connected with the cable boxes when we had cable. I tried several ways to connect the sound systems before I purchased the optical cable from Best Buy. I finally, after several other options, got the optical cable and it works!! How a simple cable can make the sound come back to our televisions! Thanks Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly fine

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    BSaintRandy
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    This is one of those deals where you go connect all of your awesome new theater equipment and then you realize you don't have one of these TOSLINK cables lying around like you thought you did so you go to your local Best Buy and just grab what they have instead of waiting days to purchase from an online retailer just so you can experience your new setup in all its glory. The cable is fine. Nothing wrong with it, other than being overpriced but you pay for convenience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must

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    Hattie
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    This is an absolute must have if you have an older flat screen tv. I bought the Sony soundbar to go with my tv, which is an older Sony Bravia. This tv only has 2 hdmi ports on it and for my Amazon firetv stick to work properly. I had to use this optical audio cable. I am glad it was a simple solution that was inexpensive. Now all my devices work properly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, low cost, Optical Digital Audio Cable

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    AZsmartguy
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    My recently purchased Samsung TV doesn't have a headphone jack. In order to use my older Sony RF wireless headphones I had to use a Digital to Analog D/A converter to convert the only audio out option the TV has into something I could use. The Insignia D/A converter work perfectly. I used this optical cable to connect my Samsung TV to the D/A converter. Instant headphone jack on my Samsung TV. No reason to buy anything better than this cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cables work great

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    Frank
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    Cables were great; my problem is that the installers of my TCL I purchased from Best Buy told me that they wouldn't work on my Stereo and that I would have to buy a sound bar. When I went into the store they told me that this was nonsense and that the optical cables would work; Installers should give better info and have cables available to assist H/O.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No loss in audio quality

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    techgamerdad
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    I've been purchasing quite a few Insignia (Best Buy's in house) brand products for a while and each of them perform better than expected. These optical cables are just as sturdy as more expensive brands, and there's no loss in audio quality. If you're thinking about getting these over another brand to save a few bucks, you can't go wrong with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound

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    Weakerthans4
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    I used this to replace the original that came with my Bose soundbar, and it works just as well as that one. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't feel as snug in the optical port (both TV and sound bar) as the Bose one. I haven't deducted any stars because it hasn't been a problem, the cable stays where it's supposed to and my audio sounds great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What I Needed

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    gr8photoguy
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    I had a change in satellite DVR equipment and I needed a new optical audio cable to complete my other device wiring configuration. I found exactly the connector I needed and it works just fine! The only negative comment I have was that the cable was not located in the area with other cable types, but I did find the cable with a little further exploration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Connector

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    MrBud256
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    This 6' Toslink Optical Audio Cable made all the difference in using my stereo receiver and speakers to play audio from ALL the tv telecasts. The Optical/Coaxial Digital-to-Analog Converter won't work on my system without this so, I did not have to purchase a sound bar or other audio equipment. I get great sound beyond TV speakers alone!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cable Saves the Day!

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    nastque
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    Had a Big Game Day planned with a surround sound that was given to me by a relative. We tried a variety of cables with no connection. So I stopped by Best Buy and bought this inexpensive cable and BAM! We have surround sound and everyone enjoyed the Game Day party. This is one quality cable that delivers real life-like sound through our older system. Awesome Cable...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OK I Guess

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    DJ164
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    Bought it to use woth the Optical to RCA adapter I bought which didn't work. Kept the cable because I bought a sound bar which the online description said did NOT come with the cable. The description was wrong so I have not used it except with the failed Optical to RCA adapter. For all I know, I blamed the wrong device. Optical connections can be very finicky.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    JVHMH
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    Insignia - 6' Toslink Optical Audio Cable - Worked as expected. I plugged it into my new tv and Bose system and everything was right on point, as it should be. Very happy with this optical cable. Really made things easy. Don't be tricked to think you have to get the expensive ones, this brand works just as good. Very pleased with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cable did exactly what was needed.

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    ParkwayVillageGuy
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    I have a Samsung 60" and the audio was cutting out for about 3 seconds every few minutes - quite annoying. Problem tracked down to optical cable. Purchased this new one and it solved the problem because it has small wings near tip that allow the cable to snap in snugly. Audio works fine now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked like a charm

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    phonewoes
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    When a new cable box was installed, the provider did not reconnect our surround sound system. After speaking with them, they said it was up to us to handle. Best Buy to the rescue once again. The cable we purchased did the trick. Correct length for our need and a good quality for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend