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Windows 7: TOSlink Opitcal Cable

12 Oct 2010   #1
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
TOSlink Opitcal Cable

So I bought a pair of Astro A40's (gaming headset with seperate audio control) while pax was going on (They had a 15% off code) so I went for it. I don't have my comp up and running quite yet and have not played a game in a few weeks on my 360 cause of work but with MoH (Medal of Honor) out and CoD Black Ops soon to come I feel I need to get them out of my closet, where they have been for the past month untouched.

One of the optional surround sound cables is a TOSlink cable, I stopped by BestBuy today to get some compressed air since I ran out and checked their prices. It was 30$ for a 8' I believe and 25$ for a 4'. My dad has ordered some HDMI cables from cablewholesale.com before so I was wondering if I should do the same.

I have read a lot about how the cheaper cables are the same quality, and after looking at cablewholesale.com they are 4$ to 10$ in comparison to Best Buy's stuff.

http://www.cablewholesale.com/cgi-bi...+optical+cable

What would you guys suggest? Best Buy seems like a rip off and the cables from cablewholesale.com es I have have worked fine.

Astro Gaming sells them with the audio system as well but i figured I could get it cheaper, here is what they charge:

6 Feet - Add $14.95
12 Feet - Add $19.95
25 Feet - Add $29.95

Didn't know what section to post this in so I figured here would be ok.

As always, thanks in advance!
-Lollies
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12 Oct 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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12 Oct 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I purchase my cables from monoprice.com. In fact, I just moved my computer area around in my basement and my current 12 foot digital optical cable is not long enough and I am getting a 35ft cable from monoprice and it's about $6.
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12 Oct 2010   #4
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I purchase my cables from monoprice.com. In fact, I just moved my computer area around in my basement and my current 12 foot digital optical cable is not long enough and I am getting a 35ft cable from monoprice and it's about $6.
What would you guys have to say about the quality of the cables compared to the more expensive commercial ones? I've been told its just a big scam, as they are all pretty much the same quality.
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12 Oct 2010   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
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I purchase my cables from monoprice.com. In fact, I just moved my computer area around in my basement and my current 12 foot digital optical cable is not long enough and I am getting a 35ft cable from monoprice and it's about $6.
What would you guys have to say about the quality of the cables compared to the more expensive commercial ones? I've been told its just a big scam, as they are all pretty much the same quality.
For that short of a distance, it doesn't really matter.
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12 Oct 2010   #6
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I purchase my cables from monoprice.com. In fact, I just moved my computer area around in my basement and my current 12 foot digital optical cable is not long enough and I am getting a 35ft cable from monoprice and it's about $6.
What would you guys have to say about the quality of the cables compared to the more expensive commercial ones? I've been told its just a big scam, as they are all pretty much the same quality.
For that short of a distance, it doesn't really matter.
What about something from 12ft to 35ft?
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12 Oct 2010   #7
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
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What would you guys have to say about the quality of the cables compared to the more expensive commercial ones? I've been told its just a big scam, as they are all pretty much the same quality.
For that short of a distance, it doesn't really matter.
What about something from 12ft to 35ft?
Not of any consequence. I'd go with the deal mentioned by pparks.
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12 Oct 2010   #8
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I looked at CablesToGo.com the prices range from $14.99 and up if I am looking at the right thing. Where as CableWholeSale.com & MonoPrice.com are on average $5 for a 12-25ft one.
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12 Oct 2010   #9
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

PParks bought it from monoprice.com. That's where I'd go then.
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12 Oct 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The quality for monoprice is fantastic. I know of bunch of AV friends and we all buy cables from them and the quality is fantastic and the prices are awesome. The commercial cables in the retail stores are sold at huge markups.
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