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AudioQuest Chocolate

"High Speed with Ethernet" HDMI cable (2 meters/6.6 feet)

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If you want to take advantage of the very latest technologies, you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Chocolate. It's rated "High Speed with Ethernet," so it can carry the highest-resolution video available — all the way up to 4K at 60 frames per second. Connecting your components with AQ Chocolate will prepare your system for the most cutting-edge features available today, as well as what's on the way.

If you want to take advantage of the very latest technologies, you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Chocolate. It's rated "High Speed with Ethernet," so it can carry the highest-resolution video available — all the way up to 4K at 60 frames per second. Connecting your components with AQ Chocolate will prepare your system for the most cutting-edge features available today, as well as what's on the way.

Supports 4K video

Chocolate falls in the middle of AudioQuest's line of HDMI cables. It's made with premium materials throughout to maximize the crystal-clear picture and sound quality available from the latest high-definition digital sources. AudioQuest HDMI cables are designed to carry 100% of the data required for all of HDMI's current audio/video features including 1080p and 4K video, HDR, and multichannel high-resolution audio.

AudioQuest Chocolate is fully backward-compatible with HDMI 1.3 and earlier cables. Bit Error Rate testing ensures that every cable passes signals as accurately as possible.

Silver-plated solid core conductors for better signal transfer

AudioQuest is known for their superior build quality, and their Chocolate HDMI cables are no exception. They use high-purity copper, solid-core conductors plated with a very thin layer of silver. High-frequency HDMI audio and video signals travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductors. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. It's a cost-effective way to build a very high-performance HDMI cable.

Product Highlights:

  • supports HDMI version 1.4 and 2.0 features:
    • maximum bandwidth of 18Gbps
    • 1080p and 4K video @ 60p
    • bi-directional Ethernet communication with compatible components
    • audio return channel for sending Dolby® Digital sound from an HDTV back to an A/V receiver
  • 30-gauge solid-core, silver-plated copper conductors (silver layer is 2.5% of total conductor)
  • solid polyethylene insulation
  • braided jacket
  • gold-plated contacts resist corrosion
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2-Meter HDMI-to-HDMI cable (with clear plastic protectors on each connector)

AudioQuest Chocolate Reviews

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(32 Reviews)

AudioQuest Chocolate

Teresa from Brookings, OR on 12/22/2018

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Excellent quality!



AudioQuest Chocolate

Crutchfield customer from Taos, NM on 12/6/2018

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Only cables I have ever used. Bottom line.. the cable does what is it supposed to do.



AudioQuest Chocolate

Crutchfield customer from Beacon, NY on 11/26/2018

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Great sound using this cable!



AudioQuest Chocolate

Crutchfield customer from Deatsville, AL on 10/13/2018

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It's all about seeing and hearing and upgrading to Audioquest will bring you to the highest level for both. Finished upgrading all of my home theater cables to Audioquest. Every time I added a new cable the results were fantastic. When you listen to your system long enough you are able to recognize every single nuance whether it be the highs or lows or mids. These cables take you to a new level. Upgrading to the Chocolate really did boost the brilliance of my 4k Sony. Like I said, I updated all of my cabling and I am totally satisfied.



Great cable

MO from Charlotte, NC on 10/2/2018

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Finishing out all my connections for 4k in my HT set up. All connections are Chocolate and am seeing great results. Works great with my new Cambridge Blu-ray and Samsung 75 inch QLED, both also from Crutchfield.

Pros: Very satisfied with the picture and sound. Truly a fantastic "middle of the road" cable.

Cons: None.


Frank from Ormond Beach, FL on 9/25/2018

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I will admit I knew pretty much nothing about HDMI cables until I purchased a new Samsung 4K TV, Samsung best soundbar and Sony 4K player, and used my old cables and thought my new TV was defective. Image quality was terrible. I found myself constantly having to adjust color, etc. Almost everything looked like cartoons. I spoke with my local cable company tech guy and he laughed and said it was definitely my junk cables. He suggested AudioQuest cables from Crutchfield. After my initial shock of how much good cables cost I ordered all new AudioQuest Forest cables. WOW! WOW! I was absolutely amazed at the image quality by just changing cables! Audio quality was also noticeably improved by far. I was so impressed with the AudiQuest Forest cables and after speaking with a Crutchfield rep that I ended up ordering an AudioQuest Chocolate cable for 4K player to TV - once again a noticeable improvement. These cables are not cheap, but I don't see how you could go without them.

Pros: Amazing image quality.

Cons: Very expensive, but worth it.

AudioQuest Chocolate

Tony from Dickinson, TX on 9/24/2018

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Very nice cable. The picture improved dramatically in my living room

Pros: Good build quality

Cons: None

AudioQuest Chocolate

Dan from Aurora, CO on 6/8/2018

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Going from a Blu-ray to a basic 4K TV/monitor has been problematic, even though they are both Samsung and are only about a year old. I've had picture degradation plus occasional horizontal bars despite all efforts to fix that. I talked to a Crutchfield technician who suggested I buy this Chocolate HDMI cable, which is very expensive, but also very good. He was right, and this quality cable fixed most of my picture problems.

Pros: Excellent HDMI cable

Cons: Expensive, but worth the expense

AudioQuest Chocolate

Crutchfield customer from Hillsboro, OR on 3/21/2018

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A vast improvement on my cable channel HD with the blacks.

Pros: Great quality

Cons: Pricey

AudioQuest Chocolate

bobby from Lakewood, OH on 3/13/2018

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fine product

Pros: better picture and sound

Cons: n/a

The AudioQuest Chocolate Delivers !

Joseph from Birmingham, AL on 12/27/2017

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I wasn't sure spending this much for an interconnect was a wise decision. But I took the plunge after spending a considerable amount on the other components in my home entertainment system. My system really ROCKS and the music and movies I listen and watch have a WOW factor that I've never enjoyed. I really believe the AudioQuest Chocolate interconnects have pulled it all together and allow my system to operate at its full potential.

Pros: Peace of mind that your total investment is reaching it full potential.

Cons: none

Audioquest Chocolate Hdmi cables.

Hamid from Twin Citiesf, Mn on 10/21/2017

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Huge improvment in both video and audio signals. Wonderful service from Crutchfield staff as always. Definitely recommend and buy again.

Pros: Both sound and video improvments.

Cons: None.

Great cable

Ralph from Middleboro, MA on 1/16/2017

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i swapt out my old monster hdmi cable for this AQ chocolate, this one is much more flexible and light weight, witch is a plus in my book , also I did notice better image quality with this new cable

Pros: Better imagine quality

Cons: Pricy

AudioQuest Chocolate

Daniel from Abilene Tx on 1/11/2017

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picture does look crisper with this cable Vs monster high speed cable

Pros: Crisper picture

Cons: Price

Review the AudioQuest Chocolate

Dave from Delray Beach, FL on 1/9/2017

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I bought this HDMI cable for a new Samsung 4K TV & Samsug 4K Blueray Player that I just bought. I had the option of picking out which cable I wanted offset by the price of the other Audioquest cables ..due to how much silver is mixed in with copper. I really did not know which ones to get but went for one of the higher end cables. As it was my understanding the longer the distance of the cable the more silver might be needed to keep a sharper stronger 4 k image signal to my 4 K TV. It seems now a days with the new 4 K TV's and the new Samsung 4K Blueray player I also picked need these newer Higher speed 4k HDMI cables to get the proper image to the TV. Keeping the answer short to this review..I found the Audioquest HDMI Chocolate cable to be a fine cable. Had I bought a cheeper Audioquest cable or a more expensive cable...would my TV image be even sharper and more detailed?....I have no idea. But this cable worked out fine. advised that older surround sound amps can no longer process the new 4K signal currently. Folks that are about to make the investment to upgrade to a new 4K TV and 4K Blueray HiDef player should read about the new standard of 2.2 that is involved in theses new cables and the newer amps..and the way the older amps can not handle the newer 4K signal. I recommend if you are going to get a 4K Hi Def look at the new Samsung HiDef 4 K player as it has 2 HDMI outputs. One for video and one for audio...

Pros: Quality of image & sound looks and sounds great for my new 4 K TV. You get what you pay for. Ironic..I can not tell you if a new $10. 2.0 hi speed cable would have given me the same results to my eyes and ears...but i took a chance and invested in a new AudioQuest HDMI...and everything looks fine ...From the 4K image coming off of my new 4K DVD player playing a 4K disc to the image being routed to the 4K Samsung TV.

Cons: Expensive...and Audioquest Cables go up even higher in price depending how much silver you want built into the cables ( read about each cable in the Specs sheet)

Audioquest HDMI

Michael from Herndon, VA on 6/26/2016

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High quality cable to get that little extra for all you audio/videophiles. Crutchfield is the best for all your tech needs. Fast and efficient with knowledgeable people.

Pros: Quality product

Cons: Cost is high for minimal upgrade

Essential Investment

Patrick from New York, NY on 5/28/2016

Mid to high end hdmi cables (like these Audioquest Chocolates) are absolutely essential, if you have invested in a good LED or 4K set. I'm using them now on an 8- year old Samsung 46" flatscreen ( can't even remember anymore what they were called ( not an Led, but what?) but it cost $2400 from Crutchfield 8 years ago and looks/sounds better now with the chocolates. I also have them for a Samsung 42" LED and our Apple TV box. Will be buying a 4K ultra (either Samsung or Sony) very soon, and will buy even higher grade Audioquest cables. They give an incredible pic & sound. Thank you!

Pros: Great picture (richer, clearer, more detailed, in two word, eye opening) Beautifully improved audio without having to hook up set to Bose sound system ( we used one, heard no appreciable difference from the tv's built/ in speakers, then puppy chewed through Bose wires,) , so an HDMI cable that handles this is more than welcome

Cons: None. Sure they're a lot more expensive than the Monster cables I originally bought, thinking I really knew what I was doing, but pay the price, get these home, hook them up, you'll agree they're well worth foregoing something else discretionary. Thank you reading my review.

Extraordinary HDMI Cables

Steve from Scottsdale, AZ on 5/23/2016

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These HDMI cables make a big difference in picture quality and sound. The color potential these cables provide are unmatched.

Pros: Good construction, high quality performance.

Cons: None.

AudioQuest Chocolate hdmi

cocopuff from Bonita Springs, FL on 5/17/2016

If you have Decent AV equipment Audio Quest cables will make a difference, with HDMI Chocolate & up is where you will really start to see and here the difference. IMO there are two types of people, ones who have used higher end cables and those who have not. I was a long time sceptic until I tried them. ARcam AVR 550 &. Oppo DVD player.

Pros: Good Build quality which produces a great picture and sound when couples to decent equipment. Good overall Value

Cons: None

AudioQuest Chocolate HDMI Cable

Thomas from Algonquin, IL on 2/3/2016

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This cable greatly improved the picture on my LG OLED television.

Pros: Crisp detail, excellent picture quality

Cons: None.

love it

Steve in Florida from Florida on 8/30/2015

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Picture and sound have never been better, like getting all new equipment. Kicking myself in not doing it before now.

Pros: Go for it! You be surprised.

Cons: What wallet a bit lighter!

Picture has never looked better

KenC from Georgia on 6/25/2015

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Since installing the Chocolate HDMI cable on my 10 year old HD TV, the picture has never looked better.

Pros: Excellent picture, high quality product

Cons: None

Not worth the money

overrated from New York on 1/4/2015

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This cable was such a waste of money. It was recommended by a few guys at the "local" electronics store when I bought my $2k Samsung 4K tv so I gave it a shot and there was no difference at all between this and the monster high speed cable I already had. If it just makes you feel better knowing you paid more than go for it, but if you are looking for mind blowing changes don't waste your time or money.

Pros: none

Cons: doesn't make a difference just because it costs a lot.

You need it if you have 4K TV

Star from Rapid City, SD on 1/26/2014

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I have all Chocolate HDMI cables in my home center 5 cables in all. Things Look better now that have all Chocolate Cables.

Pros: Top of the line.

Cons: None

Good Cable

Joe from Lancaster, PA on 1/8/2014

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Good Cable, but not necessary. I didn't notice much, if any difference from my old Monster Cable. It gives me peace of mind knowing that I have a well built cable.

Pros: Well built, clean, good picture.

Cons: Price, may not be worth the cost...

Great product

David P from North, SC on 12/30/2013

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High quality cable.... could tell a difference in the sound and picture. Would buy again in a heartbeat.

Pros: Quality made.

Cons: Price

Chocolate HDMI

TomV, from Palm Coast, Florida on 7/18/2013

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A great cable at a reasonable price without breaking the bank.

Pros: AudioQuest has excellent build quality and flexible jacket for tight locations.

Cons: None

Great Mid-Grade HDMI Cable!

AudioNut from Dunn, NC on 6/13/2013

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Upgrade your cables to AudioQuest! Great signal transfer and superb build quality. This is a perfect mid-grade cable that won't break the bank!

Pros: Build quality and superb jitter free signal transfer.

Cons: None

Love some chocolate

Poldawg from Ft Worth Tx on 3/6/2013

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As I experienced with previous audioquest products, this hdmi cable does its advertised job of providing a heightened viewing experience. A very good product indeed!

Pros: Picture quality!!

Cons: None

Choclate AudioQuest Made A Difference

Paul L. from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on 12/14/2012

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I read many articles on the web that said "expensive HDMI cables were a waste of money, after all it is just 0's and 1's". I decided against premium HDMI cables, all those reviews couldn't be wrong? I had just bought a Panasonic 55 inch TC-P55VT50 and paired it with the top of the line OPPO Blu Ray Player. I was talking to an advisor from another high end retailer and he suggested I upgrade the HDMI cables to chocolate because I had purchsed both a high end Plasma TV and Blu Ray player and he was confident I would benefit from the cable upgrade. I was skeptical. I had bought my HDMI cables from Crutchfield and knew I could try the upgraded cables and if I didn't see an improvement I could return them. I was using the HDMI cable provided with the OPPO player. I noticed that the audio/video was not perfictly synced especially noticable on music videos. Once I hooked up the Choclate HDMI cables I immediately noticed the video and audio was now synced. For the first time I didn't have to adjust the lip sync feature on the amp. Picture quality improved. The colors were not as over saturated and the overall picture was sharper. My friends said it was the placebo effect (gimme a break) but you can't argue with the video audio sync. I spoke to an advisor, he said the better the equipment the greater the value of premium cables. I was so impressed I ordered a cable for my Apple TV. I suggest you try it for youself, you can always return them. After trying them, I'm a believer.

Pros: Definately improved video and audio sync and I'm convienced better overall picture quality

Cons: Price.... but it was worth every penny


Lawrence from Austin,TX on 8/12/2011

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Originally I purchased a $30.00 HDMI Cable for my new Sony Bravia TV it worked but I felt as though I could get a better picture if I spent more money and got a better cable. I contacted Crutchfield my go to source for all Audio/Video questions and purchases and they recommended Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cable. I was a little hesitant to spend that much and decided to wait. Still not happy with the picture on my tv. I went online and ordered the Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cable. I received it in just a few days and let me say that it made such a difference in the picture on my tv the difference was night and day. I am so glad I listened to Crutchfield and purchased this cable. Not sorry I spent the money. It was worth every penny spent.



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Reg from Lowell,IN on 3/19/2011

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I selected the cable from other sources for recommended use with a new HD TV It performed as flawlessly. The purchase price, informational processing and expedient delivery from Crutchfield was outstanding. I have no complaints.




Hands-on research

Product Research


HDMI 2.0 Certified: The AudioQuest Chocolate HDMI cable fully complies with the HDMI 2.0 specification and supports the ultra high speed 18Gbps bandwidth for 4K UHD, HDR, high resolution multichannel audio, ARC, and Ethernet compatibility.

  • 4K UHD: Supports resolutions up to 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4x the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution, for the ultimate video experience. With stunning 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) detail is strikingly sharper.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): High Dynamic Range (HDR) reproduces a wider range of brightness levels than conventional video, which brings a deeper contrast to the screen, greater color intensity without being oversaturated, and incredible detail in low-light images. Watching movies and TV shows mastered in HDR will give you a vivid new viewing experience filled with brilliant color and dramatic contrast.
  • High Resolution Multichannel Audio: Supports lossless high resolution multichannel audio - including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, and DTS HD.
  • Audio Return Channel (ARC): Supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) which allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio data "upstream" to a surround audio system, eliminating the need for a separate audio cable.
  • Ethernet Enabled: Provides high-speed networking to it HDMI link, allowing you to take full advantage of your IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable.
Note: AudioQuest HDMI cables over 8 meters (26' 3") are only standard speed with support up to 1080p video (not 4K).

High Quality Construction: The AudioQuest Chocolate HDMI cable features high quality construction to maximize video and audio performance.

  • Solid 2.5% Silver Conductors: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like HDMI audio and video. These signals, being such a high frequency, travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable
  • Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Chocolate HDMI uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
  • Gold-Plated Connectors: The Audioquest HDMI cable features gold-plated HDMI standard size (Type-A) connectors for maximum signal transfer.

Directionality:All AQ HDMI cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest HDMI cable. All signal conductors controlled for digital-audio direction in AudioQuest HDMI cables, and care is even taken to run the conductors used in the Audio Return Channel in the opposite direction to ensure the best performance for that application. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality.

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

If you spend 100 dollars on an audioquest interconnect of 3 feet you will be satisfied. [ vincent  Dec 14, 2018 ]
Been using for years, always great picture and great build quality. [ Eric  Nov 26, 2018 ]
Quality [ Jeffrey  Aug 18, 2018 ]
I upgraded HDMI from pearl to cinnamon and the difference from the cable box was amazing. So I decided to just buy the step up from there for my cable box and my 4k Blu-ray player. I will return the cinnamon to BB once I get these. [ GREGG  Mar 08, 2018 ]
Product quality [ Wayne G.  Jan 25, 2018 ]
Previously worked well with my 4K components [ Michael  Oct 01, 2017 ]
Review comments [ John  Apr 03, 2017 ]
I need a good quality cable. [ Laura  Mar 10, 2017 ]
Best of the best! [ PAUL  Feb 05, 2017 ]
Wanted a quality cable for under $100. [ Maurice  Nov 28, 2016 ]
I picked this HDMI cable for the audio out jack from my Pioneer Blu-ray player to the Marantz surround receiver. This will give me high end sound. [ Keith Barringto  Nov 15, 2016 ]
I needed an HDMI cable that meet HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 performance and you recommended this one. [ William  Jun 26, 2016 ]
I've purchased their cables before and researched them versus other manufacturers... I believe they are of good quality, but too expensive [ V  Apr 27, 2016 ]
AudioQuest is a leader in audio/video interconnects and the build quality and sound/picture signal transfer is superb! And it's from Crutchfield the only place I buy on-line audio/video gear because of the selection, free tech support and excellent customer service! [ FRANCIS E  Feb 19, 2016 ]
Good reviews in stereo-audiophile mags [ HOYT  Dec 31, 2015 ]
Had trouble with a set of Monster HDMI cables that made Dolby Atmos come up only about 20%of the time. Thought my receiver had a problem but had a different cable and now Dolby Atmos comes up every time. Reviews of the AudioQuest Chocolate were positive so I wanted to go with the best 6ft HDMI cable that my budget would allow. I will review after I receive the cable and try it out. [ DAVID  Feb 01, 2019 ]
improve my picture to my 4k tv from av receiver [ S  Jan 13, 2019 ]
best value for performance [ Milan  Apr 27, 2018 ]
I wanted the best HDMI cables. [ Thomas  Feb 08, 2018 ]
I understand audioquest chocolate is the best - I'll see about that very soom [ Kenneth  Jan 05, 2018 ]
Build quality [ michael  Oct 18, 2017 ]
AudioQuest is the best, period. [ John  Jun 28, 2017 ]
Recommended by a friend in the video field [ Steven  May 29, 2017 ]
The best cable by far! [ Jeffrey  Feb 28, 2017 ]
good reviews--good for -4-k tv upgrade [ thomas  Oct 06, 2016 ]
Best Cables [ Jose  Sep 30, 2016 ]
Appears to be high quality and heavy enough to adequately support 4K signal. [ Roy  Apr 15, 2016 ]
AudioQuest is a leader in audio/video interconnects and the build quality and sound/picture signal transfer is superb! And it's from Crutchfield the only place I buy on-line audio/video gear because of the selection, free tech support and excellent customer service! [ FRANCIS E  Feb 19, 2016 ]
Mid-level product by Audio Quest. [ JAY  Feb 16, 2016 ]
wanted a good cable [ Thomas  Jan 10, 2016 ]
excellent cable for 10 ft. run from reveiver to tv t [ DAVID L  Dec 22, 2018 ]
Top quality cable with noticeable visual and audio differences over lower level cables. [ HARVEY  May 11, 2017 ]
I use Audioquest HDMI cables for a superior picture and sound. [ RONALD  Jan 18, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

I'am not sure. My cable is connected outside the wall. I guess you could run it thru the wall, just make sure you keep the plastic protectors on when going thru the wall to protect the connector from being damaged. Just make sure you take them off before making your connections to your devices. [ RONALD  Feb 11, 2016 ]
Love it. [ STEPHEN M  Feb 11, 2016 ]