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AudioQuest Forest OptiLink

Toslink-to-mini-optical digital audio cable (3 meters/10 feet)

Item #: 703FOPM3M

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Use AudioQuest's Forest Toslink-to-mini-optical cable to ensure accurate transfer of digital audio signals from your computer's mini-optical output to the full-sized Toslink optical input on your A/V receiver or DAC. This cable is a smart choice for use with the 3.5mm dual-purpose headphone jack found on MacBook® and iMac® models. The core of the Forest is a finely polished, low-distortion polymer fiber conductor that minimizes signal loss and jitter (time-based distortion).

Product Highlights:

  • length: 3 meter (10 ft.)
  • low-jitter design
  • finely-polished polymer fiber conductor
  • full-size Toslink connector on one end, 3.5mm mini-optical connector on the other end
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

AudioQuest Forest OptiLink Reviews

Average Customer Review:

7 Reviews

Sonic Clarity

Written by: HD from Texas on December 28, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is my first foray into optical (Toslink) cables. As a connection between an iMac and Audioengine HD6's, this cable brings the digital signal to stellar heights, compared to USB. It delivers quiet, 'black' backdrop to music that is rendered in its purist form to the listener. I am ecstatic!

Pros: Incredible sound and amazing value.

Cons: Absolutely nothing.

Solid Buy

Written by: MSV from Minnesota on February 13, 2015

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I recently bought this cable, it works way better than the audio cord that came with the box. I am not real techie when it comes to TV accessories, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Pros: Great sound, no delay in what you see on the TV and hear from the speakers now.


Good Cable

Written by: RCBinTN from Tennessee on December 7, 2014

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Good quality Audio Quest cable (bottom of the line AQ). So - not an excessive price for what you get. Works fine to connect Macbook Pro to DAC via optical connections. Just right - would recommend / buy it again.

Pros: Good quality connectors. Good sound

Cons: None.

AudioQuest Forest OptiLink

Written by: Anonymous from Manchester nh on September 7, 2014

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Sounds great and works just like I want it to




Written by: Eliseo from Puerto Rico on July 16, 2014

Exelente producto. Vale cada centavo.

Excellent product. Worth every cent.



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Well built cable

Written by: cawgijoe from Centreville,VA on January 24, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a well built cable just like all Audioquest cables. What can I say, it does the job. The only real downside is cost. It should last for a long while though.

Pros: Well built. Does the job.

Cons: Price.

Seems fine

Written by: bjornmeansbear from Baltimore, MD on September 13, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Seems to work perfectly well. Going between Airport express and NuForce DIA. As far as I can tell its a perfect connection.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

  • 10' (3m) Optical-to-3.5mm digital cable (terminated by a toslink connector on one end and a 3.5mm connector on other end)

Product Research


Audioquest OptiLink-Forest Series Optical-to-3.5mm Cable: Audioquest OptiLink-Forest optical-to-3.5mm toslink cables feature a thoroughly engineered, finely polished polymer fiber conductor to minimize signal loss and jitter (time-based distortion). The plug's brass ferrule also contributes to ideal light transmission and the highest quality sound. The conductor is surrounded by a black & green flexible PVC jacket. Each connector has a clear plastic protector that should be removed before use.

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I need to connect an Apple Airport express to my system. Bryce recommended this cable. [ Michael  Jan 19, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

Hi, The only optical cables I've seen are either a male optical end or male toslink end like the cable shown in the picture. I don't have experience with a female optical end, but the technical folks at Crutchfield can answer that question for sure. Enjoy your music, RCB [ Richard  Dec 28, 2015 ]

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