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Metra ethereal MHX-T2

Toslink optical digital audio cable (2 meters)

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Our take on the Metra ethereal MHX-T2

This basic, no-nonsense optical cable will provide a distortion-free connection between your digital audio source components — CD players, Blu-ray or DVD players, TVs — and A/V receivers, DACs, and even some sound bars. The cable has full-size Toslink connectors at each end.

Product Highlights:

What's in the Box:

  • 6.5' Optical digital cable (with Toslink connectors on each end)

High quality cable and connector, produces amazing sound for surround sound experience.

Luis, Chula Vista, CA

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Metra ethereal MHX-T2 Reviews

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(39 Reviews)

Perfect cable for amazing surround sound experience

Luis from Chula Vista, CA on 12/9/2018

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High quality cable and connector, produces amazing sound for surround sound experience.

Pros: High quality, perfect length, for a good price

Cons: None

Great Sound! Quality!

Crutchfield customer from Shafter, CA on 11/9/2018

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Worked great for my sound bar. Well constructed. Always will buy metra products! Never-ever has an issue with these. Will buy again!

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Quality feel.

Den from New Hudson, MI on 11/5/2018

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Snaps in place securely at both ends. Cheaper, lower quality cables often don't seem to fit properly. Works well without any apparent signal problems. I'm happy.

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Rich from Albany , NY on 11/4/2018

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Some items are a tad pricey but this is the best place for electronics and support after you buy from them!

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William from Bristol, TN on 11/2/2018

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Works great. No issues

Pros: Works fine

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Sag Harbor, NY on 10/27/2018

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Works great

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Good basic cable

Robert B. from Sarasota, FL on 10/13/2018

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A nicely made cable to carry sound to my bluetooth earphone system.

Pros: Construction

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Stanwood, WA on 9/30/2018

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Makes every component "talk" to each other instead of finding the buttons on your remotes

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Crutchfield customer from North East, MD on 9/23/2018

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Works well and sends a signal as expected.

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Corinne from Lynnwood, WA on 8/30/2018

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It only fit the speakers but not the CD player, What a waste of money, thanks for nothing.

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Cons: Doesn't fit and not worth the money it would cost to return it so I;m just stop with a useless cable and out of the money.

Crutchfield response on 9/4/2018 Once we saw this review, our Customer Support specialist, Brendan, reached out to Corinne to offer a return. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team right away.

High quality cable

Joe from Buford, GA on 8/5/2018

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Super quality cable. Very well made and gives me quality sound for my connection to my Bose speaker and my headphones. When it comes electronics I no longer try to go cheap thru other online retailers. I now only buy from Crutchfield. I got fed up with knockoffs from unknown sellers.

Pros: Quality made and nicely fit connection

Cons: None

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Guest from Harrisonburg, VA on 8/5/2018

Long enough to run through the wall and good crisp sound.

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mark desanto from Creede, CO on 8/4/2018

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A quality cable , works as described

Pros: no distortion

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Robert from Palm Springs, CA on 7/5/2018

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Good sturdy cable, no issues

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Crutchfield customer from Rancho Mirage, CA on 7/2/2018

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It did the trick! Thanks

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Gary from Dallas, WI on 6/17/2018

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Works great

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Crutchfield customer from Mangilao, GU on 6/2/2018

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Great premium optical cable. It is also nice when it comes with detactable dust cover.

Pros: Great premium cable with great price from crutchfield.

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BS from Ventura, CA on 5/14/2018

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Nice cable, clicked in solid, good value

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Crutchfield customer from Topeka, KS on 4/20/2018

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great product

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David from Reisterstown, MD on 4/5/2018

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I did not know that toslink connectors could fit so well. Perfect fit at both ends. Previous cables made me hate toslink because of poor fit. And great that dust covers are attached.

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Great cable

Don from Eden, NC on 4/2/2018

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All around great cable.

Pros: Much more durable cable vs what came with the surround system. 30 second installation time and works great.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Aspen, CO on 3/28/2018

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Thick, durable outer coating, high quality connection ends.

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Chuck from Cibolo, TX on 3/8/2018

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No question about it, the optical connections between your receiver and CD player are awesome. I had been using RCA cables between my receiver and my CD player and the music with the optical connections is so much clearer and wonderful to listen to. I am enjoying listening to my CD collection. Pulling out all my favorite CD's.

Pros: AWESOME

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Riverton, UT on 2/23/2018

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Excellent works great.

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Crutchfield customer from Newburgh, IN on 1/28/2018

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Great product worked perfectly

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Needed Cable

Jack from Hillsboro, OH on 1/16/2018

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I was told for my Panasonic TV I would need this cable. The TV has only a Toslink cable connection, so I had no choice. It does what it is supposed to for using the headphones with my TV. It was frustrating because there was no directions on how to connect everything. I figured out there was a door to open for the cable to go through on my TV and the ethereal box.

Pros: Connects the TV through the ethereal box to the headphones

Cons: No directions, so it was a little frustrating because I had never used a Toslink cable and did not know how to connnect it.

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Crutchfield customer from Kensington, MD on 12/25/2017

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Simple to install. Provided crystal clear connection between my Onkyo CD player and my new HK3770 receiver

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Plug & Play

Robert J. from West Berlin, NJ on 12/24/2017

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High Quality product; Crutchfield tech support was very helpful in selecting the correct item!

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They work

Wayne from Gilford, NH on 12/18/2017

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They work as described. I bought two and did get an open package with broken caps which the support group immediately replaced.

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Crutchfield customer from Steamboat Spr, CO on 12/16/2017

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high quality cable at a very good price

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Crutchfield customer from High Point, NC on 12/8/2017

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With AJ's help I was able to connect an older TV to my new Sony receiver that I purchased from you. The cable was easy to use, giving me full use of the receiver.

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Works as described

Rick from Saline, MI on 10/25/2017

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Successfully used to interface digital audio output from a Samsung 55" HDR TV to Sennheiser RS195 headphones for hearing impaired and to a McIntosh MA5200.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: none so far

Great optical cables

Kristen from Charleston, SC on 10/8/2017

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Love these since they CLICK in unlike previous ones I've had that seem like they come out easily.

Pros: Click in for secure connections.

Cons: Make sure you get the right length!

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Crutchfield customer from Fredericksburg, VA on 9/18/2017

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Great product, but most importantly greater service. Kudos to your company's culture to excellent service. First call for any electronics needs.

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Crutchfield customer from Clearwater, FL on 9/13/2017

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I made a mistake with my last review. This fiber optic cable is my connection from the Onkyo 6 disc player to my Onkyo receiver. And the sound difference is very noticeable. The other cable is longer and was needed to hide the cable as the short one ran in front of one of my speakers. I have been pleased with Crutchfield for the 20 + years I have dealt with you.

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Good Cable

M from Fremont, CA on 9/5/2017

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Good product works as expected. Shipped on schedule.

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Crutchfield customer from Magnolia, Texas on 7/31/2017

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Good quality cable; flexible; easy to install. Resulting sound quality great.

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Crutchfield customer from Reeder, ND on 7/14/2017

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Super sound...Now I know why it is rated so high.

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Ronald from Solon, OH on 6/26/2017

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Hey, it's an optical cable, perfectly functional, not an eyesore and it's cheap. What more can one expect from a cable? Five stars. So much bigly winning.

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Hands-on research

Product Research

Features

Optical Digital Audio Cable: The Metra Ethereal optical digital audio cable uses the finest quality optical fiber and gold-plated terminations for maximum resolution and resistance to common noise sources. This cable is available in a 1.6', 3.2', 6.5', 9.8', 13.1', 19.6', 26.2' and 32.8' length.

Note: Remove the plastic protectors on the optical cable and on your equipment. Insert the connectors; they are "keyed" and will only fit one way.

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Why did you buy this?

This was recommended by Crutchfield with a splitter. [ Margaret  Dec 08, 2018 ]
Recommended by Jason. [ John  Nov 30, 2018 ]
Only need 3 feet and I'm too cheap to pay for Audioquest cables. [ Jeffrey  Nov 18, 2018 ]
my stereo does not have up to date connections, but it has one optical, so does my sound bar [ Gary Stephen  Nov 18, 2018 ]
The length fit my application [ ROY  Oct 19, 2018 ]
Recommended by Carter [ Bernhard  Oct 16, 2018 ]
Needed a short "pigtail". Didn't want ANOTHER twistie-tied coil collecting dust behind my equipment. Also same brand as the splitter I just got. [ Dennis  Oct 11, 2018 ]
Just what I needed at the right price. Paying more for "low jitter design" is nonsense - digital is digital and fiber optic cable is fiber optic cable. Like paying for premium wire - copper is copper! [ Peter  Sep 10, 2018 ]
Technical assistant helped with this. Needed to get my sound system to work with Apple TV and streaming Ne Flix [ Scott  Aug 27, 2018 ]
to connect audio components to the Cambridge DacMagic Plus i just purchased [ Michael  Aug 17, 2018 ]
Connect [ Jeffrey  Jul 27, 2018 ]
Reviews were good and cost. [ Tomoko  Jul 24, 2018 ]
I chose this item to split my digital optical signal to two different speaker systems, to function simultaneously. [ James  Jun 29, 2018 ]
New 4k TV, older 5.1 receiver, and a Bluetooth TV adapter. TV digital output with 1 meter Toslink cable to Crutchfield powered digital splitter. 1 meter Toslink to Bluetooth TV adapter and other output with existing cable to receiver. [ F R  Jun 26, 2018 ]
I need a new one [ thomas  Jun 23, 2018 ]
Your sales representative, Barry recommended it to me. [ Edward  May 28, 2018 ]
Customer service at Crutchfield is hands down the best and I always get the best guidance as to the choices I need to make based on the audio problem I am trying to solve. [ Harry  Mar 13, 2018 ]
Needed this cable for splitter I bought. [ Abraham  Mar 12, 2018 ]
So I could convert digital audio from my LG TV to my analog pre-amp/amplifier [ ROBERT M  Mar 12, 2018 ]
needed an extra cord [ Donald  Feb 17, 2018 ]
connecting digital tv to 2 channel analog receiver for sound [ M  Feb 14, 2018 ]
To connect Playbar to tv [ Michael  Jan 21, 2018 ]
Thicker, heavier-duty than the manufacturer's supplied cable. [ Chris  Jan 16, 2018 ]
Upgrading TV and using existing AV components and sound system. It has optical capability along with new TV [ joe  Jan 16, 2018 ]
needed a cable with more durability than cheaper cables [ Heidi  Jan 08, 2018 ]
I need it to connect a cd transport to my DAC equipped amp. [ Christopher  Dec 19, 2017 ]
I needed it. [ Raymond  Dec 09, 2017 ]
I needed this to connect my Samsung television to my Sony headset. [ Dale  Dec 07, 2017 ]
fits the receiver/amplifier [ HENDRIK  Nov 24, 2017 ]
Just needed the cable and the price seemed right. [ Richard  Oct 18, 2017 ]
For optical connection from Roku to DAC. [ Donald  Sep 24, 2017 ]
It was inexpensive and the only 1 meter cable you offered [ LINDSEY CLYDE  Sep 12, 2017 ]
(Denon Receiver 9.2Ch $799) In Korea, I made an order twice with the payment of the card, but because I was canceled from you, I plan to buy it twice. [ Yoon  Sep 07, 2017 ]
build quality and price combination [ John  Sep 06, 2017 ]
Recommended for my equipment [ William  Aug 22, 2017 ]
Connect CD player to receiver [ Ross  Apr 03, 2017 ]
Need for hookup [ DENNIS  Apr 02, 2017 ]
Link to TV [ Ernie  Mar 31, 2017 ]
I chose this item as it was at the right price and it may be long enough for my needs. I need a long cable as my TV is above my fireplace while all my equipment is in a corner across the room. Hoping it works out for me. [ Terry  Nov 13, 2018 ]
Long run under the floor of my living room to connect my Blu-ray / HD tv to my HT surround amp. [ TIMOTHY  Jan 31, 2018 ]
The length is what I needed [ Tim  Nov 09, 2017 ]
Price [ Robert  Sep 21, 2017 ]
A sound system is only as good as its weakest link :) [ Gregg  Jul 25, 2017 ]
Price and reviews [ Lucas  Dec 04, 2018 ]
pricing was too good to pass up on this item. [ John  Nov 18, 2018 ]
I have never used optical digital cables. This is my first. Hope they work with my LG tv and Sony receiver. [ MICHAEL  Nov 17, 2018 ]
The reviews were awesome and i needed one for my denon X4400H [ Kenneth  Oct 25, 2018 ]
Hooking up a sound bar to my TV. [ E  Oct 22, 2018 ]
This was the correct length for a perfect professional fit [ ROY  Oct 19, 2018 ]
Recommended by your advisor CARTER [ Bernhard  Oct 08, 2018 ]
He recommended the brand along with the Soundcast VGtx. I explained my hearing issues and he suggested the VGtx and the make of cable. Due to the cabinet the tv and other components are in 1 meter is not long enough. He was very helpful in understanding my problem and finding the best solution. Also is a great member of your team. [ Slosberg  Oct 03, 2018 ]
To connect my TV audio out to the receiver. [ RICHARD  Nov 24, 2018 ]
This is the best option for me to connect my Sony flat screen tv to a new Sony home theater receiver. It is long enough that I can place the receiver away from the tv and still connect. [ Amanda4461  Oct 18, 2018 ]
need a 2nd optical cable for cd. [ jay  Jun 07, 2018 ]
Need both quality and shortness of optical cable [ Daniel  Jun 05, 2018 ]
Right length for the job! [ Richard  Feb 15, 2018 ]
Bought this to make a good optical audio connection from my new Yamaha 5 disk CD C-600 player (purchased from Crutchfield) to my receiver. Only needed a short cable and the price was good. Crutchfield is a great company with excellent customer service! [ Kim  Feb 10, 2018 ]
shortest one i could find, and reasonable price. [ lewis  Aug 08, 2017 ]
Price [ Michael  Dec 05, 2018 ]
I purchased this product to hook my receiver to my TV. [ Anthomy T.  Nov 30, 2018 ]
To connect the TV audio out to my older AV receiver. [ David  Nov 26, 2018 ]
to bring sound from my tv to my speakers [ george  Aug 24, 2018 ]
My new flat screen TV has poor audio quality. This cable will allow me to connect it to my stereo system. [ Terry  Jul 12, 2018 ]
link a sound bar to a audio receiver [ JEFFREY G  Jun 04, 2018 ]
You commented on it in a positive way. its 6 meters long and its priced lower then that same length on other web sites. It looks well built and like it would hold up over time. [ Joseph  May 09, 2018 ]
Good reviews, Crutchfield quality, and the cable is long enough for the distance between my wall-mounted TV and my amplifier. [ Laurence  Apr 06, 2018 ]
recommended [ Keith  Jan 11, 2018 ]
the length on a not to expensive optical cable [ ANGEL M CINTRON  Jan 03, 2018 ]
Correct length I need for a renovation project; reasonably priced; and, I had some chat help from a Crutchfield associate; I trust Crutchfield over the numerous fancy named competitors on Amazon. Shopping here since 2008. [ Robert  Dec 08, 2017 ]
To connect the TV to a receiver? Was I wrong? [ Thomas E.  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Length and price [ Samuel  Nov 20, 2017 ]
To connect a WiFi enabled TV to my receiver [ ANDREW  Nov 14, 2017 ]
I chose an optical cable instead of RCA's for a clean and clear signal from my JL processor. [ Dominic  Oct 09, 2017 ]
pricing and value [ Peter  Sep 18, 2017 ]

3 questions already asked

Pull protective plastic cover off tip. Then push gently into the device. [ Patrick  Jul 16, 2018 ]
Check manual for location for port connection for this cable. Once located it's straight forward connecting it to the devices. Remove protective cap, then orientate cable end to insert correctly. [ David  Jul 05, 2018 ]
The back of the television will have a small digital socket to insert the cable. It will have a red light when you insert it. [ REGINALD  Jul 05, 2018 ]
1 meter! Where did you go to school?! [ PATRICK  Sep 03, 2017 ]
3.28 feet [ Ross  Sep 03, 2017 ]
A meter is about 39 inches [ Brian  Sep 03, 2017 ]
There is no reason it wouldn't. As far as I know, there is only one type of toslink cable. [ REGINALD  Jul 13, 2017 ]
I believe so if you have an optical output on the sound bar. Most have that available on them. [ Ross  Jul 13, 2017 ]
First off, I am no expert. That being said....I was not sure if I could connect my computer (out) to my Sony DVD player, which had an (in) port. The cable works great!! If your soundbar has an input (SPDIF IN), make sure you are connecting it to (SPDIF OUT), so you are sending the sound to the soundbar. If needed, configure the output device to SPDIF or optical, so the signal is sent on the correct channel. Hope this helps you. Once I configured my computer to send audio out to SPDIF, I was amazed at the sound quality. Great buy here. [ RICHARD  Jul 13, 2017 ]
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