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Rocketfish™ - 4' Toslink Optical Audio Cable - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 978 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TOSLINK cable

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    Jaws3810
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    I purchased soundbar for my living room TV and because of the various devices connected in my system, I needed a way to connect the TV to the soundbar. If I used HDMI, then my Chromecast connected to the TV would not play sound thru the soundbar. And my soundbar only has 1 HDMI input. But I was able to leave everything plugged into the TV and connect audio back to the soundbar via the TOSLINK. This Rocket Fish optical digital cable was exactly what I needed, and the 4' length was perfect for my setup. I suppose audiophiles may notice a bit of degradation because audio is running via the TOSLINK instead of HDMI, but I can't hear it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It Works!

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    tomb
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    It is really hard to review this kind of cable, First, you take it out of the package -- easy. Then you unfold it, followed by taking the little protective caps off. plug one end into the TV and the other end into the soundbar. Then make the sound output of the TV be digital. followed by making the audio source on your soundbar Digital. Done! Enjoy your TV sound on your soundbar. OK, OK, there is nothing said about the product -- it's an optical audio cable. There is nothing to say. You need one and are willing to pay for it -- buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Would not work like i wanted. Was not informed co

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    mwlloyd
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    Wanted to get the 90 degree hdmi adapter but an associate told me that the optical cable would be better so i purchased it. After i had time to connect it, it would not let the soundbar operate with the main remote. You would have to use the separate remote which is not what i wanted. It took me longer than the 14 days to bring it back to exchange and was told that i could not exchange it. If i would have gotten the item i went in for i would not have had a problem and now i am stuck with a cable i cannot use

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Optical is great, but beware of socket mismatch!

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    Shufoot
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    I have used optical cables on several connections, and had great results, but there are some caveats. The Sony Roku TV warns that all optical connections are stereo only. HUH? so cannot get surround or sub? Then, although the optical cable fit the TV, it did not fit the socket on the Onkyo receiver! so I could not use the optical even if I wanted to sacrifice surround sound. What's up? But the optical cable was excellent on some other equipment, and Rocketfish makes quality gear, so .. there you have it. Check the connection ports before you buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Optical Cable for Mini Soundbar

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    BBshopper
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    I purchased a Rocketfish Optical Cable for the Mini Soundbar that I purchased for my kitchen TV. I have a Rocketfish Cable on my BOSE sound system in the living room and that cable fixed my problem there. When I hooked up this cable to my kitchen TV, the sound cuts out and I have not yet isolated whether it is the soundbar or the cable. Using this cable, I was able to get the soundbar to work as the cable that came with the soundbar does not produce any sound on the soundbar. The price is a little high, but I purchased it with Christmas money so I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as Intended!

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    Adedamola
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    This was used to connect the Optical Port on the Wireless Receiver Base for my RF Headphones to my HDTV. The cable is nice and sturdy and while I had slight difficulty getting it into my TV at first, some firm force got it in for good. The length is perfect for and is what seems to be most important in this product. If your device of choice is going to be far away from your source, you may be better off buying the 8' or 12' version of this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great, ecellent sound quality!

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    CabinInTheWoods
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    Bought this to connect my cable box to my stereo system. Works well, great sound! Prefer to listen to sporting events and movies through the surround sound system, this cable connects the cable box ( if equiped with an "Optical Output") directly to the stereo. You'll want to make sure you can turn the TV speakers off, or the sound will NOT sync properly. Does what it's supposed to di, and does it well without breaking the bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Did what I wanted and no loss of audio quality.

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    Joey
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    I purchased this to connect my desktop directly to a new soundbar and wireless sub in my office. Television and Blue Ray do just fine with HDMI, but the optical audio port on my PC allows me to use it to listen to music without having to do anything more than select where to send the signal. Because it's hardwired I can still use my phone for the Bluetooth on the soundbar and just change sources on the remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cuts out periodically

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    Tightwad
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    My first LG soundbar cut out randomly. I spent several sessions with LG the support and they were unable to solve the problem. I returned the soundbar to Best Buy and they gave me another unit. Same problem. We have a Samsung smart TV so my best guess is an incompatibility with the TV. Other than the “cutting out” problem, the sound quality is very good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product. Performed as expected.

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    Happy
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    I purchased this product to provide the best audio connection between my TV and audio equipment. It was easy to install and worked perfectly, improving audio sound compared to the cheaply made cable I replaced. Please note that the cable comes with very small plastic protectors on the pins. These, of course, must be removed to install.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised.

    Posted
    Mike
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    The directions do not tell the purchaser to remove the small plastic covers at both ends of the cable. I kept trying to insert the ends of the cable into the receptacle without the knowledge of the covers' existence but the ends wouldn't fit. After searching on the internet, I finally discovered that the ends had plastic covers that needed to be removed first.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality BUT might not fit.

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    Sterling
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    Great quality item. Very well made. The silver part of the plug head was too big to allow the plug to fully plug in. I had to resort to a very cheap version to do this. If this company makes one with slimmer plug head. I will buy their cord. They do make great items. It didn't work for me. Best Buy allowed the return in 14 days so I was happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Connecting Sound Bar to TV

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    Kristen
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    I have an Aqous smart tv and a sound bar that I originally had set up through an HDMI cord, and constantly over the last three years the sounds constantly dropped out, and the sound bar would disconnect, for no reason at all. Finally got fed up with it and bought the optical cable, aaaaand couple months later everything’s working like a charm! Knock on wood. I’m very happy!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No complaints... perfect

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    Gedtex
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    I didn’t think my 12 year old RCA 5.1 surround sound system would connect to the new tv and 4K Blu-ray player I recently bought from Best Buy but then I noticed it had a optical audio port. I bought this one from Best Buy (of course), connected it from my old surround sound system to the Blu-ray player, and it’s worked perfectly... no complaints. Now I enjoy the DVDs even more!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    worked like a charm...

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    surlaglace
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    Had to get an optical cable to see if it would work on an older system for my sister's surround sound, and it worked like a charm...suggested she try that before ordering an entire geek squad to come over and charge her $$$ for the same advice or possibly try to resell her all new equipment...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No complaints.

    Posted
    Matty6
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    This purchase was used to assist in tv sound quality, connecting a soundbar to the tv to avoid using the tv speakers. Overall, pretty impressed with the quality for the low end price. I would buy again and suggest this item to anyone needing a good fix for audio issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DVD to sound bar

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    Otto
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    Purchased to connect DVD player to sound bar. Prior to purchase had to disconnect HDMI cord (cable box to sound bar cord) & plug DVD HDMI into sound bar & then undo it all to watch cable again. This cord allows me to hsve both devices connected simultaneously & just use the tv remote to switch from tv (HDMI 1) to DVD on the screen. Easy fix to an annoying issue!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Cable

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    Bongo
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    Got this cable to hook up the new soundbar that I purchased on Black Friday. Nice quality cable. It's also nice that it comes in different lengths so you can purchase the length you need and not end up with more of a spaghetti mess behind your TV and all the other cords you might have back there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Audio Optic Cable

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    Samsung
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    This cable is well designed and constructed. The length was perfect for my application and worked great for picture and sound from my tv to old stereo however I had to return it since my new audio bar was not compatible with this and I needed an HDMI-ARC cable instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Choice

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    DiligentShopper
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    A short Optical Cable was on my wish list to connect the Sound Output of my new 4K QLED TV to my Legacy Home Theatre Receiver. This one showed up at a good sale price. I had some difficulty orientating the cable in the sockets on both ends. After Connecting it is working as expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend