6 Best Optical (Toslink) Audio Cable for Surround Sound 2019

A quality fiber optical cable is also important for better surround sound, even though it has no complicated parameters and seems to be much simple. It’s not an easy task to find a reliable choice from a large number of optic cables on market. So we specially analyzed all similar products on Amazon, and selected top-rated and cost-effective optical cables with good quality for your reference below.

If you are using optic for the first time, it’s better to know something before purchasing.

There are two kinds of optic connectors, one is the standard square connector, and the other is Mini 3.5mm Toslink connector (similar, but can not plug into standard 3.5mm jack). Please confirm the type of optical interfaces in your devices.

Please remove the plastic cover on the tips of the optical connector, incredibly, there are really many friends who forget to remove it and can not find the fault reason.

 

Optical and HDMI, Which is better?

Optical audio cable can only transmit DTS, Dolby Digital (AC-3), LPCM2.0, PCM audio format, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio encoding that HDMI support can not be transmitted over fiber optical cable.

Although HDMI can deliver better audio performance, it’s not obvious if we have no suitable and professional speaker and amplifier to work together. For most sound devices, the effect of optical and HDMI is similar, and most surround sound systems and source devices are generally equipped with optical or digital coaxial audio port instead of HDMI port. (You can use optical to/from digital coaxial converter if your device only has a digital coaxial port)

 

Here are few products we recommend and we will update it regularly.

1. FosPower 24K Gold Plated Toslink Digital Optical Audio Cable (S/PDIF)

Features:

  • 3ft/1m~50ft/15m
  • Toslink male to Toslink male
  • 24k Gold-plated conductors
  • Durable nylon mesh jacket protects cable from permanently damaging the fiber core from accidental bent
  • Supports uncompressed lossless PCM audio and compressed 5.1/7.1 digital surround sound
  • Does not support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Check it on Amazon >> Male to Mini 3.5mm Toslink >>

 

2. KabelDirekt Optical Digital Audio Cable Toslink Male to Male Gold Plated Optical Cables

Features:

  • 3ft/1m~50ft/15m
  • Toslink male to Toslink male
  • 24k Gold-plated conductors
  • Supports uncompressed lossless PCM audio and compressed 5.1/7.1 digital surround sound
  • Does not support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
  • 18 month warranty
Check it on Amazon >>

 

3. Cable Matters Gold Plated Toslink Digital Optical Audio Cable with Metal Connectors and Braided Jacket

Features:

  • 3ft/1m~50ft/15m
  • Toslink male to Toslink male
  • 24k Gold-plated conductors
  • Durable PVC layers and braided jacket increases durability and protects the cable from nicks, cuts, and kinks
  • Supports uncompressed lossless PCM audio and compressed 5.1/7.1 digital surround sound
  • Does not support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Check it on Amazon >>

 

4. StarTech.com 3 ft Toslink SPDIF Optical Digital Audio Cable

Features:

  • 3ft/1m~15ft/4.5m
  • Toslink male to Toslink male
  • Supports uncompressed lossless PCM audio and compressed 5.1/7.1 digital surround sound
  • Does not support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Check it on Amazon >>

 

5. BlueRigger Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable (6 feet)

Features:

  • 3ft/1m~50ft/15m
  • Toslink male to Toslink male
  • Supports uncompressed lossless PCM audio and compressed 5.1/7.1 digital surround sound
  • Does not support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Check it on Amazon >>

 

6. Mediabridge Toslink Cable (15 Feet) – Optical Digital Audio Cable

Features:

  • 6ft/1.8m~25ft/7.6m
  • Toslink male to Toslink male
  • Supports uncompressed lossless PCM audio and compressed 5.1/7.1 digital surround sound
  • Does not support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
  • 12 month warranty
Check it on Amazon >>

 

UPDATE: Feb 18, 2019 by Paul T.

 

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