Rocketfish™ - 4' Digital Optical Audio Cable - Gray

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Connect your digital audio devices with this cable that sends digital surround sound audio signals through Toslink digital audio (S/PDIF) jacks. Precision-made connectors ensure an ideal fit.
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6459 out of 6672)

Features


Compatible with most standard and high-definition components

Including LCD flat-panel TVs, Blu-ray disc and DVD players, high-definition gaming systems, satellite/cable boxes, A/V receivers and more.

Sends digital surround sound audio signals through Toslink digital audio (S/PDIF) jacks

For improved audio quality.

Precision-made connectors

For easy connectivity.

4' cable

Allows you to easily connect devices.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 6673 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clear Audio from Heavy Duty Digital Optical Cable

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    gadgetguy11
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    Premium Digital Audio Cable Delivers the clearest audio & is built to last a lifetime! I use premium cables to bring out DTS & Dolby Atmos while viewing the latest LG OLED 4K UHD TV. This is my first opportunity to purchase a Rocketfish cable from Best Buy instead of the much more expensive and highly advertised premium cable brand. The 2 photos show this Rocketfish Digital Optical Cable. The sound quality through the Rocketfish HDMI is stunning using DTS & Dolby Atmos source material. I could not hear any difference between the Rocketfish and the most highly advertised brands that cost several times more. Examinations of the cable's physical attributes show very expensive materials, with no shortcuts. The cable is very thick (approximately 3/8" diameter) showing extra durability in the cable. The plugs are super heavy duty, an incredibly strong, lightweight material with the highest physical strength - the thickness & the plugs are exactly the same as the most expensive "premium brand" cables. Beware of THIN optical cables. They do not flex many times without breaking the optical cable inside. Thin cables cost less, and are less expensive to manufacture. On the "high end" extreme, well engineered plugs add physical strength (they won't break if hit). This cable made a believer out of me. Rocketfish offers the absolute BEST in quality digital optical audio signal transmission with the highest quality construction at the best value. Rocketfish earns my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium Quality Digital Optical Cable Priced Right

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    gadgetguy11
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    Rocketfish offers Premium Digital Audio Cables that deliver the clearest audio & are built to last a lifetime! I use premium cables to bring out DTS & Dolby Atmos while viewing the latest LG OLED 4K UHD TV. I chose a Rocketfish cable from Best Buy instead of the much more expensive and highly advertised premium cable brand. The 2 photos show this Rocketfish Digital Optical Cable. The sound quality through the Rocketfish HDMI is stunning using DTS & Dolby Atmos source material. I could not hear any difference between the Rocketfish and the most highly advertised brands that cost several times more. Examinations of the cable's physical attributes show very expensive materials, with no shortcuts. The cable is very thick (approximately 3/8" diameter) showing extra durability in the cable. The plugs are super heavy duty, an incredibly strong, lightweight material with the highest physical strength - the thickness & the plugs are exactly the same as the most expensive "premium brand" cables. Beware of THIN optical cables. They do not flex many times without breaking the optical cable inside. Thin cables cost less, and are less expensive to manufacture. On the "high end" extreme, well engineered plugs add physical strength (they won't break if hit). This cable made a believer out of me. Rocketfish offers the absolute BEST in quality digital optical audio signal transmission with the highest quality construction at the best value. Rocketfish earns my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Optical cable does the job

    Posted
    zpenguin
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    Nice, good quality cable for the price that does the job. I would not say that the price is good if I did not get it on sale, but I did, so kudos to Best Buy for giving me that break. My cable was 8 ft long and that's about perfect in length for my purposes. Since it is digital, do not worry about any degradation in audio quality on less expensive cables since there will be none when the signal stays digital from the source to your receiver. This cable can be used on sound bars, connecting TVs to receivers, or other similar application. I like the fact that the cable has adequate thickness and padding for the fiber optic cable inside so that it offers enough protection from accidentally breaking the glass inside. The cable is not name brand (like "Monster") or such, but that is not necessary if you just want functionality. Besides, your friends won't be snooping around the back of your audio system, unless they are true hi-fi nuts, and you will not find many of those anymore. It does not have the fancy metal or gold plated end connectors, that would have bumped the rating to a 5 star, but that is not absolutely essential, unless you expect the cable to get extreme abuse, which an optical cable will not hold up to anyhow. This review is a little over kill for a low cost cable, but hope all the detail helps you on your purchasing decision. Thanks for reading.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The speed of sound

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    Gangsta
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    Keep up with the speed of sound. You never want sound lag in whatever you are watching. It doesn't matter if it's sports, movies, sitcoms, newscasts or games, you want the sound to match what is happening on screen and to help with the fullness of the surround sound. Fiber optics allow for faster and a more rounded surround sound. I should have bought this longer optic cable from the beginning. My old cable was too short, and it popped out often when I shifted the cable receiver for almost any reason. Do yourself the favor and get the longer cable so you don't have this problem. Also, make sure you have the fiber optic hookup first (If it's a newer tv, surround sound player etc., you are highly likely to have it.) However, check the receiver and the purchased unit first. Simply flip the unit around and look for the word optic or optic sound and make sure there is the same on the other end where you are hooking it up. Notice that most, if not all, optic cables go in to the unit in one direction or side. Do force it into the unit. If the first side does not go in, flip it to the next side and try it. And, yes it's worth buying an optic sound cord to keep up with the speed and fullness of the sound. It's not that expensive and Rocketfish is definitely worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brand X but every bit as good as high-priced ones

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    WmHBlair
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    Rocketfish may not like to hear it, but they are definitely "Brand X." Compared to the high-priced name-brand alternatives, you get (at least with this type of interconnect) the same thing, with connectors that (unlike other Brand X connectors) are not evidently cheap and flimsy, and do not easily become detached from the cable itself. Optical connects usually either work or they don't, since the only thing they need to do is get the light from point A to point B. The problems occur when the construction is so flimsy that the cable pulls away from the lens port connector at each end of the interconnect, usually because they are not attached well, and pull away. I have pulled cheap links out of their connector merely trying to disconnect them from the equipment. But I've never had a problem like this with Rocketfish optical interconnect cables. Realistically, these are now a commodity item, and if you're going to buy Brand X, this is the brand to buy. They are not only good enough, but as good, IMHO, as the brand-name cables.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Need to be expert to use successfully

    Posted
    wally

    I do not know whose fault it is, but I've never had push so hard to get plugs to slide into or snap into sockets (ports) of electronic devices as I did with this cable. I pushed so hard with the plug on one cable end into my Samsung smart TV digital-digital out port that the plug bent and slid back out. I had no better luck with plugging the other end of the cord into my Insignia Optical/Coax digital to analog converter box. The plug did not bend around as I press hard, but was loose connection. Given that both two devices and I had trouble with securely connecting the cable, I'm giving the cable the bad marks. My analog, wireless Sennheiser earphones never received a signal from its transmitter plugged into the Insignia converter. The cable itself looks of high quality construction. In the end, I plugged the transmitter for my Sennheiser earphones into the analog audio jacks on the back Camcast's newly installed cable box and the earphones worked fine. I wish I'd known this before struggling with a TV with no analog audio out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is a cable, not much to say

    Posted
    itsme
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    How can I stretch "It's a cable" to fifty characters? Let me count the ways. 1) It has RCA plugs on not just one, but BOTH ends- for my connecting pleasure. 2) It has 3 conductors, each complete with it's own grounding or shielding, I've not opened the box yet to look. 3) The individual cables are color coded, so I know which one goes where, provided I follow the convenient color coordination that has been provided for me. 4) This cable is sure to bring us hours of viewing pleasure once it connects the old DVD player to the new TV. We opted for the12 foot length so as to be able to hide the cable in the wall, no messy wires hanging out. It provides for a nice, clean install that way. 5) On the 6th Saturday of the month, this cable WILL enable us to simply walk into Mordor. I believe I've extolled more than 50 characters of the virtues of a cable I've yet to open. In summary, it is a cable, it will carry audio and video signal from the DVD player to the TV. IfI had a friend in a similar situation, I would absolutely recommend that they use a cable, perhaps even this one. It certainly seems like a nice cable so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Waiting to Place it in Service

    Posted
    Phil
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    I have three HDTV's in service under my direct control with a fourth in a tenant's room under his. I just got into the sound bar business this summer when purchasing one w/sub woofer for outdoor deck use and then another basic bar a few weeks later for NFL Sunday Ticket in the kitchen. Nine year old 26" HDTV would only accept a 10-pin composite cable, but other two newer models handle digital cables just fine. I see no reason why this 8'er will not complement the 4', 15' & 25' digital cables that I previously purchased and the entire collection will accommodate any connection permutation to all of the HDTV's of any length between to the satellite receiver when rearranging the positions and locations of the three HDTV's especially after my next equipment upgrade. This was my aim: to acquire several digital cables to enable more connection choices of various lengths instead of being committed to just those lengths of just one or two cables.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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