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The latest home theater technologies look and sound amazing, but to enjoy them you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Pearl. 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 Pearl is a great way to ensure that your system will deliver the best performance from the most advanced video formats, both today and in the future.
Pearl is one of AudioQuest's most affordable HDMI cables, but 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 HDMI's current audio/video features, including 1080p and 4K video, HDR, and multichannel high-resolution audio.
Of course, AudioQuest Pearl is also fully backward-compatible with HDMI 1.3 and earlier cables. Bit Error Rate testing ensures that every cable passes signals as accurately as possible.
Audiophiles and videophiles have come to expect superior build quality from AudioQuest cables and the Pearl design is no exception. High-purity copper, solid-core conductors ensure that every bit of picture and sound information makes it to your gear — something that can be a challenge for poorer-quality cables, especially at longer lengths.
Chad, Miami, FL
Average Customer Review(s):
Work well and good construction.
Pros: Clean looking
Great Cable. Thanks to my advisor for recommending. Great idea to change out the old cable when I got the new TV!
Pros: Clear digital picture on OLED from HDMI sources Like the coloration which stood out when pulling the cable through. Good solid connection.
I recently replaced all my older cables with the 6 foot length of Pearl's. These are excellent cables one I'm using for my Dolby Atmos bitstream from the Blu Ray player, one from my satellite box and the other to my TV. They are carrying excellent color and audio. If I need additional ones at some time I'll go back to Crutchfield to get them. Thank you Crutchfield for recommending these to me.
Nice price point for my HDMI cables. Pay attention to the direction arrows for the primary direction of the signal.
Great product as promised!
Excellent product! Great price!
Because of a "vast" variety of H.D.M.I. cables to choose from, and being the novice that I am with such matters, I immediately contacted a professional service Crutch Field representative for assistance, with the compatibility of my purchase of a new L.G. flat screen T.V. The service tech explained the cable differences and suggested my purchase. I am glad that they did because the picture and sound quality, along with the ease of installation was perfect for our "home installation".
Pros: Perfect cable length for the arrangement of my equipment . Ease of installation. Allows 100% of the televisions capabilities .
This is the best cable to buy for your new 4K HDR TV. Flawless!
Pros: Best cable tech.
Product works great
High quality product! Works great!
Very satisfied with the audio and video quality achieved with AudioQuest cable!
Pros: Quality of audio and video. Sturdy well constructed cable.
Cons: None as of this review.
I use these HDMI cables to connect all components to an AVR including a 4k QLED TV from the Samsung one-connect-box. I like that these cables are smaller in diameter than the ones they replaced. They appear to be doing the job since I'm getting 4k resolution when playing a 4k dvd.
Improved picture quality. I have a history of purchasing AudioQuest cables. Again, I was not disappointed.
Pros: AudioQuest cables for video or audio, will not disappoint you.
Awesome HDMI cable that transmits beautiful, high quality picture from my OPPO 4K plater to 4K UHD television.
Pros: Solid construction Handles 4K transmission very well
Excellent picture quality with this HDMI Cable....Impressive
I have one already and it works great and it' well built
Pros: cheap and well built
Works great. Saved me from buying a new TV. Thank You, Crutchfield, for pointing me in the right direction. When it is time to replace my TV, I know I`ll be back to Crutchfield. I`ve been buying from them, for a long long time. There is no Better.
Pros: Easy to route thru entertainment center.
Better than expected quality. The delivery was great and I am now a serious customer of Crutchfield. I would like to add the price was excellent for a quality product..
Pros: Pricing was better than going to my local Best Buy . Shipping was free and delivery was within a couple of days.
Didn't really know if this cable would make a difference. New Sony 55X900E had been hooked up a few week with older HDMI cable. Picture quality is improved. And it was very good to beginning with.
Pros: cable very thin
I couldent belive the picture , in how much better these cables helped Thanks River
This cable is excellent. A quality cable that also shapes in very well.
Well built, slim cable, will pass 4K with no probs.
I have not set up my home theater system yet, but I do a lot of research on products before i purchase them.The Audio Quest Pearl HDMI Cable received high reviews everywhere I checked, and I can't wait to try them out.
I bought this to be sure my 4k movie would have the right bandwidth without a cheap cable. It worked real good.
Pros: Don't use cheap cables
Very pleased with purchase and price.
Quality cables that I wouldn't have chosen if not for the expert advice at Crutchfield
Great 4k cable and just the right price!
Pros: 4k supports the future HDMI 2.1.
So far so good. There is a slight delay when first turned on but I think it's a handshaking issue with TV to Denon receiver not the cables. These work well though and bypass all signals including 2160p and HDR10 for my PS4 pro gaming.
Pros: Appears to be good build quality
good cable great price
Good looking cable cant tell a big difference in the picture
Best HDMI cables for the money. They produce great video and audio.
Outstanding product noticed a difference immediately
does what its supposed to.
Pros: not too stiff
Does precisely what it promises: 4K resolution with HDR. I love the fact it's quite a thin cable.
Pros: Thin cable; supports >18 MBit/sec --> 4K w/HDR
works great did improve picture
works as expected.
Pros: does what you need it to do
Works great easy to connect.
Great quality and service and would recommend this seller. Their staff can help you with any project you may have
Pros: Great up grade for 4K
Seem to be very well made and a bargain considering the cost of equivalent quality cables from other manufacturers. I can't compare performance because I upgraded a bunch of other stuff at the same time.
Pros: Well made, inexpensive comparatively
Cons: None that I can see
Just one world GREAT.
Pros: Price for good quality.
Great product. Helps produce an excellent television picture.
Pros: Great HDMI cable. Delivered on time.
Seems a little cheap for the price.
Pros: Does the job
Cons: Pricey compared to others of better quality
I needed an HDMI cable replace an old one as the old one wouldn't do 4K. Nice cable at a nice price from a company that's known for quality products. What's not to like?
Pros: Quality cable at a nice price
I recently purchased a new Sony 4K TV and was told that the interconnects between my cable box and DVD player was very important. I initially hooked up the system with my previous ?off-the-shelf? HDMI cables, and the picture seemed very good. After researching higher end products, I phoned Crutchfield and spoke about my system and what I would like to accomplish. The representative told me about the high quality and value of the Audioquest Pearl and I ordered two 2 meter cables. After hooking them up, the picture and audio quality, in my opinion, was greatly improved, and I am very pleased with this product. I would highly recommend this product.
Pros: Excellent quality and price
Good product and great Crutchfield service.
Pros: Great product
Most consistent cord at that price
Great product at a good price. This Pearl HDMI cable by Audioquest looks and works great. I used it to connect my cable box to my TV. I have a GREAT Looking picture now on my 4K TV.
Pros: Easy to Install
The cable looks good.
The cable has done exactly what it said it would do! It's paired up to a Samsung KS9500 UHD (HDR) 55" TV and the Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-Ray Disc Player. 4K Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray and DVDs viewing have definitely improved. Just wish the 4K media available were sourced in 4K. The 2K to 4K mastering leaves a bit to be desired. But that's not the fault of the equipment. Do your homework and review the 4K media available before purchasing. This is a cable designed for 4K HDR media. If you're not going to use it for that, then you're wasting your money.
Pros: This cable has done the trick, plain and simple!
WELL...... I have to be Honest here. I have gone through Many, Many, Cables, Wires, Etc,Etc. for all types of Devices Audio, Video Etc, Etc... And, That said, I have YET to see or Hear Any difference in ANYTHING whether it be a TV, Stereo, Speakers, Set Top Box, DVD/BluRay Player, I don't car what it was/is, I have yet to FIX or see Any Noticeable Difference in anything. I gave this 5 Stars just because Crutchfield Recommended it. And, It looks like a Nice Product??? It was fair priced and Undamaged upon arrival.
Pros: Looks nice, and Fit the Device without any Issues.
Cons: None. However, I did Not Notice any Improvement in Picture Quality or Sound Quality through our Sony DVD/BluRay Player!
This was the HDMI cable that I needed for my 4k TV. Worked great.
Seems to do the job and was a decent price point.
Originally, I was going to get a cheaper cable that claimed to handle 4K and UHD. However, after talking with Dexter, he suggested the AudioQuest Pearl instead. I am certainly glad he did because I am very pleased with these cables. They were a little more expensive, but they are clearly superior to the Planet Waves cables they replace. I can even say the sound from my Yamaha receiver has more fidelity with the AudioQuest cables. Spend a little more, and you won't be disappointed. There is no reason to get top tier equipment and use average cables.
Pros: Great video on my OLED LG as well as better sound.
Excellent sound and picture
Pros: Excellent sound and picture Well-made HDMI cable
Not much to say about an HDMI cable. It works and things look and sound terrific. So it does its job and seems to do it very well. Seems well made.
Pros: Gets the job done.
I am not an audio engineer so I don't whether or not the quality of a cable matters to the sound quality.
Pros: appears to be good quality
Cons: 3 feet is too short for any application. Even if the 2 units are close together, when you have to spin one around to access the rear, the cords become stretched.
The Pearl cables do an excellent job carrying the video and audio to the TV.
Pros: Well made and worth the cost for the quality.
Pros: The 4 K conversion is excellent. I watched a standard DVD and a blueray. The picture on the LG UH 8500 is fantastic.
Cons: None that I can think of at this time.
Pros: I AM USING WITH DIRECTTV DVR RECEIVER AND AN ONKYO TXX NR545
This is a nice quality cable but although it cleaned up the audio, I'm not entirely sure it made a difference in picture quality compared to my Sony HDMI cable that's just as good as this.
Pros: Sound and quality
By far the best HDMI cables out there. You can not go wrong with Audioquest and Crutchfield.
Pros: Great quality and color in picture with amazing sound.
Pros: works fine
excellent construction and performance, simple as that!
Pros: well made and strong connectors
High quality resolution transmission of video and sound from the HDMI cable purchased from Crutchfield, and second to none.
Great cables handle the input from our Ps4 and directv perfectly.
Replaced a couple of generic Best Buy cables with these. The cable appear to be of quality construction and proved excellent picture and sound quality.
Pros: As noted
I recently swapped a 3 year old 1080 HD tv which failed under warranty for a 4K Ultra HD with all the bells and whistles. After reading up on HDMI cables on various forums I decided that my 3 year old cables would work just fine. I was very unhappy with the picture quality. I read Crutchfields breakdown of HDMI cables and I went ahead and ordered two Pearl 4K 2.0 cables. I replaced the old ones today and after a few minutes the TV made its adjustments and the picture is now what I had expected from a 4K TV. Much better images than before.
Pros: It looks like a well made cable, compared to the ones it replaces. Images are much clearer now with these cables.
I bought this for the connection between my new UHD TV from my receiver, which has inputs from the cable box & 3D blu-ray. The old HDMI cable was not compatible with the 3D or UHD. I already same brand HDMI cable from the blu-ray to receiver. This cable works fine without any problems. Although most reviews gave it 5 stars, I don't know if other brands or higher priced HDMI cables would result in a different picture quality to be able to rate this cable higher or lower than the 4 stars I gave it.
Pros: HDMI 2.0 is 3D and 4K UHD compatible with sound return to the receiver so it I have outstanding sound via my 7.1 surround sound system Quality
fantastic, I have been having HDCP problems because of a directv glitch, the directional pearl cbls seem to have corrected this. No problems since I installed them, and I don,t know if its my imagination but the picture quality seems to have improved. And this tv has a fantastic picture.
Pros: quick and easy installation
Good for 4K.
Pros: Recommended for 4K
Cons: Price, yet this was going rate
Easy to install. Terrific picture.
Pros: Easy to install.
Very well made cable. We were having video and audio cut-out on our new TV, and to check out the possible causes, our first choice was a higher quality HDMI cable. As it turned out, the cable was NOT the problem, but the socket on the DVR Cable box WAS the problem.
Pros: Very well made cable.
Cons: I was trying to keep the cable as short as possible for signal integrity and, the cost per meter is high, I should have purchased a longer cable because in order to remove the cable box from the equipment cabinet, I have to disconnect the HDMI cable first from the rear of the TV. This is NOT a cable CON it is more of price per meter length.
I bought one of these cables a few years ago and was so pleased with the performance a bought this one when the need arose. It provides a great picture whether playing DVDs or streaming video.
Pros: Great performance
The Pearl cable arrived when expected, and it was boxed nicely. It had a nice fit in the port to my new Samsung 55 inch TV, and it transmits the signal nicely.
Pros: Well constructed cable. Nice fit in the HDMI port. Picture quality is great.
Cons: A little expensive.
AudioQuest makes good stuff. This is no different.
Great basic HDMI 2.0 cable, works well with the newer 4K tv's and devices. Reasonably priced with the Audioquest name and quality
Well built, quality product. I bought these along with a new receiver. Worked as advertised.
Pros: Worked as advertised. Quality of product.
Great picture quality and the construction of the cable is very excellent
Pros: Well made product
Work very good for car audo
You will need one of these for 4K viewing
Pros: it works
Simply the best cables you can buy. Expensive, but worth the price if you want the best sight and sound from your equipment...
Pros: great at this time
Cons: no cons
Works as intended and expected.
Pros: Directional arrows are helpful.
I have just completed an overhaul of my Home AV system that included both a new Yamaha RX-V577 receiver and new AudioQuest Pearl HDMI cables. There is a significant change for the better in sound quality with respect to both staging and overall crispness and clarity. And, I haven't changed speakers. I don't know how much of the improvement is due to the Pearls but I can say my current speakers have never sounded better. So, the Pearls have got to be doing something right.
Pros: Build quality.
Cons: A bit pricey, but worth it.
There are a good hdmi for the price. I had some Sony hdmi hook to my cable box to my new 4k tv and the picture was very jittery and blurry but I hook up the new cable and picture cleared up and look great
Pros: Good picture and good price
I replaced my monster hdmi's with these at Crutchfields suggestion. There really was a huge difference in audio quality on the same system. Better yet, they are half the cost of the cables I replaced. You just can't go wrong with these.
Pros: Sound clarity
I have this at my second home in Big Clifty, KY
I bought these AudioQuest pearl HDMI cables for a new Denon system. They were packaged well, they looked and felt like quality cables, had a solid fit, have no sonic deficits, and overall complement my Denon system well.
Pros: High quality, good price, fast shipping
The connection seems tight and also the quality seems great
Pros: Tighter connection
I've been buying the Audio Quest Pearl for three years now. I've bought the Cinnamon as well for double the cost. The Pearl HDMI cable is great for the price. It works with 4K and 3D, no problem. I have bought the Bluerigger HDMI (2) and had nothing but problems. Along with an HDMI splitter that claims it works with 3D along with the Bluerigger HDMI plugs gave me nothing but problems. I figured out it wasn't the splitter but these 2 Bluerigger cables. Save yourself time and money and buy these great Pearl HDMI cables and you'll be totally satisfied. Remember, you pay for what you get. These also have HDMI with Ethernet.
Pros: 4K, 3D, up to 600 Hz. I really see no difference between the Pearl and more expensive Cinnamon Audio Quest.
Does what it's supposed to do. Can't say whether it works better or worse than any others, but no problems.
Pros: Price. 12 bucks less than another retailer down the street. Good looking for a A/V cord I guess.
Carries an excellent signal .
Proof positive that interconnects matter. I respectfully disagree with some of the other reviewers on this issue, though I wonder how spending significantly more than this in most applications would not be an exercise in diminishing returns. Substantially built, the improvement over previous HDMI cable (standard big-box stuff with no name mentioned here; however, it was essentially the price of the Pearl at this length) was objective and instantly recognized by my wife who takes little interest in such things.
Pros: Significant improvement, quality for price is no-brainer.
Cons: At this price, none.
Using the cable with my new Blu-Ray player. Delivers an exceptional picture on our 39" Sanyo Flat Screen TV.
Pros: Easy to install
Pros: Works well.
it's just wire. not to expensive not too cheap.
Appears to be a quality product that does the job well.
Pros: It just plain works!
plugged in as expected and delivers a quality signal
Pros: it works fine
The Audio Quest Pearl is a great HDMI cable which delivers perfect Image Quality.
Pros: Length of cable and easy installation
Pros: easy to install
Well made. Works great!
The cable connected up good and tight with no sag.This is what you are looking for in a quality cable.In addition,the picture reflected a nice pristine image. There may be better HDMI cables out there and there may be worse. At this price the pearl is a winner
Pros: Nice tight connection
Never...I repeat never scrimp on your cables! Pearl provides clean signal transfer and secure connections.
Pros: As advertised and recommended by Crutchfield Support!
just another HDMI cable
Seems to be very nice cables. Was I formed by the salesman Crutchfield that they were a better build quality.
The price for these cables is a small investment into a great system...thanks Crutchfield!
Pros: No trouble plugging it in!
Cons: I was told it was 6 ft long but it was 3 ft! However, it fits so I haven't returned it. I do the final setup next wk and I'll find out if I have to return it--which would be a pain!
I was looking for cables to replace my cheap "no name" purchased cables and didn't want to spend a ton of money. These fit the bill perfectly. I have purchased expensive cables in the past and I did not quite hear or see a difference that matched the extra cost. I've also had cheap cables that I could here and see a difference. The AudioQuest Pearls look good, work great, they are packaged extremely well, and shipped fast. Thanks Crutchfield!
I couldn't have asked more for this cable, especially given the very economical price point.
I am not much of a expert but the cables work great and appear to be of high quality. Maybe I could have spent less and gotten the same results but I have no regrets as to my purchase
Pros: High Quality
So far it works great. In particular, the connection were easy and secure.
Cable length is good. Good, secure connection to TV.
Pros: Cable length.
Cons: A little pricey.
A great cable for the money and it does its job.
Pros: It works as advertised.
Cables are a quality cable and work fine but I could not see any difference in audio or visual quality from my old cables.
Pros: Easy to connect. Just the right length for normal installation.
Great cable for the money. Paired with Pioneer SC-63 and a Panasonic GT-50. Excellent picture and sound quality.
You get what you pay for.
used a standard hdmi on a 32 inch 3d led switched to the audioquest. The picture came alive in every mode 2d or 3d.i'll never buy anything but audioquest again and i have some very high priced av and video equipment i use as my main gear
Pros: great product for such a good price
Excellent quality, excellent performance! Used this cable to connect 3D Blu-Ray DVD player to my 3D TV. No problems making the connections. The speed and quality of broadcast are very impressive.
Pros: Excellent quality, excellent performance!
A great quality cable with a good price.
Pros: Good Quality
Pros: Very good connection tips and excellant video and audio transfer.
I called Crutchfield to find our the best HDMI cable for the Blue Ray I was buying (there are so many choices ...), and they gave me just the information I needed to choose the right price/quality combination.
It was short for my set up but that was my fault
Pros: Does the job
This HDMI cable is absolutely perfect for its intended use. It's sturdy, attractive and a great length for a nearby component. we have it connected to our Apple TV. the picture and sound quality is very good. no complaints.
Pros: Sturdy, attractive, good video and audio, perfect size for component within reasonable distance to TV.
Cons: None so far
Great cable good price
Pros: Thin cable... Good picture
What is there to an HDMI cable? Complexity, to put it briefly. You might think that this is a no-brainer, but a lot of times it's hard to find the right cable - and there is a wide range of prices associated with HDMI. No offense, major retailers, but your prices leave a lot to be desired. Crutchfield offers the AudioQuest Pearl line, which includes about everything you need, especially with the data rate of 3D tv. I have no test equipment except my eyes and ears, but they tell me that I have all I need with 3 cables, versus the bird's nest of wires and connection cables I used to need.
Pros: No great IQ needed - select the length needed, make the connection, and that's it. Simple and easy, the way it should be.
Excellent value for a quality product.
Pros: Great quality at a value.
Cons: None at this time.
I bought this in 2011 and i can say that the quality of the picture has been great. Greater clarity and brighter colors, also the blacks and whites have been noticably contrast. Good product for the money nuff said.
Pros: clarity great, sturdy cable, appealing looks, brighter picture
Cons: None so far
I would first like to say that I did once believe all hdmi cables were the same. In fact I have been a very loyal customer to a "one" price website because I had seen many articles that said there is no difference between the over priced cables and those for $10. I have now been proved otherwise. This cable transfers the data much better and looks much cleaner than the premium cables I had bought from said website. The only down side that I had was the HDCP. I had to unplug the cable and plug it back in to get the issue to be resolved but I am running it from my ps3 to my onkyo to my tv so I am not sure where the breakdown was but I do know that at least for the moment it has been resolved . My wife. Had even commented how the colors look brighter and the picture much cleaner now so I can say that it is not just me trying to justify the price I paid for the cable.
Pros: Solid copper wire Great function
Excelent cable! Great 3d images.
New cable box and brand new Samsung set could not complete an HDCP handshake with a brand new out of the box AudioQuest4 cable. Had to buy a replacement HDMI cable from Radio Shack to troubleshoot the issue. Cable box and television were able to initiate HDCP with the replacement HDMI cable with no problem. AudioQuest cable was obviously defective. Called Crutchfield to ask for a refund. Was told I could not get a refund because the cable was "free," as part of a $1500 purchase I made from Crutchfield. "Free" as part of a package purchase is to free as military intelligence is to intelligence. So Crutchfield is sending me a replacement AudioQuest HDMI cable that I don't need. If it works, maybe I'll keep it, and maybe I'll sell it. If it doesn't work, I'll call Crutchfield for another "free" cable.
Pros: "Free" as part of a major purchase....whatever that means.
Cons: Defective out of the box....which makes troubleshooting a pain, because it's reasonable to assume that brand new products work out of the box.
excellent cables, improved picture on tv much brighter and sharper. no need to spent anymore for hdmi cables. er
Pros: Heavy Duty.
Very good connection and quality.
Pros: Ease of use and signal quality
I mainly bought this hdmi because i was told it will help with the ghosting during 3D on my Sony 46NX810 (also bought from Crutchfield of course) Im sad to report that i still have the same problem, i cant enjoy the 3D feature. But im keeping the cable because I've already hooked it up and dont want to move evrything again. But its all good not Crutchfields fault.
Pros: Does the job as described.
Cons: Didnt see a difference between this hdmi and my original sony hdmi v1.4
Excellent product. I replaced a component video cable with this Audio Quest HDMI cable and the picture quality was noticeably improved. Excellent value also. I don't know why anyone would spend more.
I bought this hdmi when I bought the Sony HT-CT150 soundbar system. I have it going from the hdmi out on the sub(arc)to hdmi(arc)in on the tv. Great cable. I only have two devices connected to the sub, but I'm using older hdmi cables. Henceforth, I plan on buying two more Audioquest Pearl hdmi. I'm very familiar with the quality of Audioquest as I use it in my hi-end reference audio system. Thank you Audioquest and Thank you Crutchfield.
the sound is wonderful and pic also wonderful.and soon i be buying 2 more of those.
The AudioQuest Pearl is all that's claimed. Quick connection and great picture/sound. What's even better was Crutchfield's fast service. Thanks!!
INSTANT & PERFECT SNAP-IN CONNECTION BETWEEN NEW SAMSUNG LED TV & CABLE BOX!
I've boughten five of these in total. These are great cables for a really good price. Not sure why you would need to spend more.
This is a great product, especially at the price. I had the higher costing HDMI cable prior to this and there is NO difference, at least to the naked eye. Inexpensive but by no means CHEAP!!! You will NO be dissapointed with this cable and its price.
They had the cable I wanted. No problem in ordering it. It came when they said it would. Good packaging,no damage.
No complaints. Functions as per specifications.
Great plug at a great price. Provides excellent sound ad visual without breaking your wallet.
Well it's a well made cable and it works. I don't see any reason to spend $100 or more on a cable.
A great product for a low price. Cable looks good and performs well! Will be referring to my freinds about this product. Delivery only took a day. My sells adviser Eddie is on top of all the lastest gear and advises you on what he thinks is best for your needs. Paul C
Good quality and reasonably priced.
This cable was perfect for connecting our HD TV to an HD cable box.
Have a new audio system and with these HDMI connectors the video and sound are definitely more crisp.
This is it, this is the one, don't spend a penny more on an HDMI cable, super high quality, super affordable. Crystal clear video and audio with this.
HDMI 2.0 Certified: The AudioQuest Pearl 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.
Note: AudioQuest HDMI cables over 8 meters (26' 3") are only standard speed with support up to 1080p video (not 4K).
Quality Construction: The Pearl HDMI cable features quality construction to maximize video and audio performance.
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. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality.
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I chose this cord because Apple TV needs it to work but Apple isn't thoughtful enough to include it. [ D Jan 06, 2019 ]
To be sure all cables are compatible [ Janice Dec 29, 2018 ]
needed high def cables for my marantz home theatre [ floyd Dec 28, 2018 ]
Because sound bar doesn't come with connector [ KEN Dec 22, 2018 ]
They are better than what I get with my cable box, [ Charles Nov 19, 2018 ]
Website information [ M Oct 01, 2018 ]
Item quality and price. [ Pedro Sep 24, 2018 ]
I need a higher quality HDMI Cable. [ JASON Aug 19, 2018 ]
Gus recommended the item as the best HDMI cable for the K4 Television. [ Peter Aug 06, 2018 ]
Needed it [ Frank Jul 27, 2018 ]
Familiar with AQ products [ JAMES P Jul 05, 2018 ]
Had AudioQuest interconnects when I had my audiophile stereo system. Higher grade, very pleased w/them. [ Rocky May 31, 2018 ]
I need them and your site suggested them. [ Byron May 29, 2018 ]
The best for the price. [ Cory May 26, 2018 ]
Excellent reviews. Needed upgraded cable for new 4k Sony TV. [ Rick Mar 29, 2018 ]
Reviews drove my choice. [ Jonathan Mar 21, 2018 ]
upgrade cable [ Peter Mar 08, 2018 ]
Need top quality cable for 4k data bandwidth [ Arlyn Jan 22, 2018 ]
Researching multiple cables, I found the overall quality of product and review of people's happiness exactly what I was looking for. [ Ron Dec 24, 2017 ]
I needed a good HDMI cord [ BARBARA L Nov 25, 2017 ]
Incredible attention to detail and quality . The best HDMI cables out there for the money [ Brandon Nov 25, 2017 ]
Quality [ Mike Nov 21, 2017 ]
It was suggested to me by teck [ Cosette Nov 16, 2017 ]
This cable has very good reviews [ Tariq Nov 11, 2017 ]
Wanted to make sure I got the correct HDMI cable for my needs. [ Robert Nov 11, 2017 ]
needed full HDMI 2.2 HDCP 60/Hz capability [ Jesse Oct 20, 2017 ]
video and sound quality very good [ ALFREDO Oct 16, 2017 ]
Recommended by Otis, awesome Crutchfield guru! [ Deborah Oct 07, 2017 ]
Crutchfield had them so I included them in this order. [ Strat Sep 21, 2017 ]
Needed it [ chadwick Sep 17, 2017 ]
because they work great [ DOMINICK Sep 02, 2017 ]
Connecting HD Signal o Flatscreen TV. [ U Aug 31, 2017 ]
I've used audioquest cables in the past and I've always liked their quality. I've never had an issue with their performance [ Mark Aug 11, 2017 ]
Robert suggested them [ Mark Aug 03, 2017 ]
Popular connector in appropriate length for our application. [ CHRISTINE R Jul 15, 2017 ]
Recommended by Mick [ J Jul 12, 2017 ]
Work great [ KEVIN Jun 20, 2017 ]
You said they were great [ L Jun 13, 2017 ]
Needed it to adapt our TV to sound bar. Chose this due to good reviews [ LetItSnow Jun 08, 2017 ]
Decent price for a good cable [ Charles Jun 03, 2017 ]
quality without breaking the bank... [ JEFFERY May 06, 2017 ]
Wanted a high quality cable for new TV - NEVER use the HDMI cables that come with the TV! [ Harvey Apr 29, 2017 ]
I believe this product is of high quality and can't afford the best quality [ ALFRED Mar 29, 2017 ]
Excellent quality product. Have several other of varying lengths. Saw a big picture and color quality change with this brand cables. [ David Mar 25, 2017 ]
I needed a couple of hdmi cables for this receiver, but I don't care to spend $100 per cable. They are a good value. [ Dale Mar 19, 2017 ]
Positive reviews and cost. [ Steven Mar 17, 2017 ]
Great cables! [ Lee Mar 16, 2017 ]
I have been happy with AudioQuest cables in the past. These cables were relatively inexpensive and the Crutch endorsement did not hurt. [ JOSEPH W Mar 11, 2017 ]
I purchased the 2 meter AudioQuest Pearl and was very impressed with its build quality. [ Russ Mar 03, 2017 ]
I needed better cables and trust the Crutchfield products and reviews. [ Allan M. Feb 12, 2017 ]
Because your company suggested that it will match my HDCP 2.2 and HDR requirements for my TV. [ Kent Feb 11, 2017 ]
Quality ! [ ROBERT Feb 02, 2017 ]
with quality comes performance. I want my theater to look and sound the best it can [ Jonathan Jan 30, 2017 ]
These HDMI cables receive great reviews and are the perfect length for my AV rack. [ Shawn Dec 13, 2016 ]
seemed to be the cheapest for the 3 ft. [ Bryce Dec 12, 2016 ]
Make sure I had the latest tech to use with newest receiver. [ S Dec 10, 2016 ]
Needed a cable and it is a reliable brand [ Alex Nov 29, 2016 ]
It seem like it was the better HDMI cable from the other ones. [ Richard Nov 16, 2016 ]
advice from sales rep [ w Nov 11, 2016 ]
Your salesman Buddy helped me make the decision. He was extremely helpful. Thanks Again, Buddy [ michael Oct 31, 2016 ]
Had good help from multiple advisers, somehow kept loosing the chats when looking at the suggested items. The only item I had chosen myself was the Polk TL 1600 speaker system. [ Hartmut Oct 24, 2016 ]
I like trying different and new to achieve better. I will review after I give it a try. [ milton Oct 21, 2016 ]
for my kenwood stereo to utilize car play [ Joshua L. Sep 24, 2016 ]
Crutchfield Best seller rating [ Kenneth Sep 03, 2016 ]
I'm setting up a new Samsung 4k UHD TV, Blu-ray player, and A/V receiver. [ Michael Sep 02, 2016 ]
The quality and design, along with the price, of AudioQuest connects, I've found, is superb. [ Clarke Aug 19, 2016 ]
Great cable for the price. Audioquest makes quality stuff [ Joseph Aug 18, 2016 ]
Excellent quality that you can see and hear the difference [ Alex Aug 01, 2016 ]
Needed it to connected Blu Ray player and buying it here saved a trip to Best Buy. [ David Jul 23, 2016 ]
I have a 4K TV. [ Alfred W. Jul 22, 2016 ]
putting video/audio equipment in a cabinet and did not need long cable lengths [ DAVID Jun 21, 2016 ]
I did not purchase these cables. [ Robert L. Jun 18, 2016 ]
Have other AQ products and really liked them. Great quality for the price. [ Donn Jun 06, 2016 ]
I needed to update my cables to match my new 4K TV. [ Herminia May 27, 2016 ]
I chose these because they rock. simple. [ P May 04, 2016 ]
I have several others I've already purchased and used. [ Donald Apr 26, 2016 ]
Recommendation from Stone at Crutchfield. Stone's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=188 [ Francesco Del Apr 25, 2016 ]
Ringo helped me Ringo's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=164 [ Deb Apr 15, 2016 ]
Purchased based on the reviews. [ PAULA Mar 24, 2016 ]
Recommended by advisor for my TV. [ John Mar 17, 2016 ]
I have other AudioQuest products and despite what newbies say that "All HDMI cables are alike", these are worth the extra cash. I would've gone with a higher model cable with a higher player, but the value player I bought is for a bedroom. [ Brian Mar 06, 2016 ]
Recommended by Dexter, Crutchfield Advisor. Dexter's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=175 [ D Mar 06, 2016 ]
Rating on Crutchfield's site [ Raymond Di Feb 26, 2016 ]
Easy hook-up [ PETE Feb 17, 2016 ]
Recommended by Adam Adam's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=39 [ WILLIAM R Feb 02, 2016 ]
read reviews on your site had the most purchases in HDMI cable reviews [ Roman Jan 24, 2016 ]
recommended by advisor Adam Adam's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=39 [ MARIA Jan 20, 2016 ]
No hdmi, no signal :) [ MOHSEN Jan 14, 2016 ]
better quality [ josh Jan 13, 2016 ]
I trust Crutchfield with quality products. [ JIM Jan 10, 2016 ]
good quality and Crutchfield advisor recommendation [ Keith Jan 08, 2016 ]
I only use AudioQuest cables for my HiFi needs, they are the best value for your dollar.... [ Aaron Jan 03, 2016 ]
Recommended by advisor [ S Jan 05, 2019 ]
I heard this was a good brand and needed a cable from my Amazon FireTV Cube to my OLED TV. Amazon was selling a crumby $6 HDMI cable and I know that cable quality is important. Since quality is important, I went Crutchfield and found a good deal too. [ Paul Dec 12, 2018 ]
Bought new T.V. need components to support T.V [ RICKEY Dec 10, 2018 ]
Didn't want the lowest cost but also didn't want to spend a lot at this time. [ CHARLES S Dec 05, 2018 ]
recommended by chat person [ J Nov 25, 2018 ]
I have purchased AudioQuest cables before and know that they will provide the quality I need. [ Jason Nov 18, 2018 ]
This company makes outstanding products. [ June Oct 27, 2018 ]
This company makes outstanding products. [ June Oct 27, 2018 ]
Recommendation from Peyton [ Jose Oct 21, 2018 ]
I have purchased the 3.3 meter version of this hdmi cable, and I thought the quality was great! [ keith Oct 04, 2018 ]
recommended by lane :) [ Osman Sep 25, 2018 ]
Çrutchfield, Amanda recommended them to me as good cheap hdmi cable with decent audio sound. [ Jack Flak Sep 15, 2018 ]
Joey recommnded them [ Jerry Sep 06, 2018 ]
recommended by Crutchfield advisor, Colt. [ M Aug 26, 2018 ]
Per Gus as a good HDMI for 4K [ Peter Aug 06, 2018 ]
I am running Audioquest Carbon from my tv to my Marantz receiver and Audioquest Chocolate from the Marantz to the 4k Oppo and have had great luck with those. I wanted something good to connect the video game systems and my cable box to that add a little extra length without braking the bank and these will do the trick. [ OC Jul 26, 2018 ]
solves the issue of "skipping" of the video signal on my TV. [ John Jul 09, 2018 ]
Good Quality [ Gyorgy May 19, 2018 ]
i have one already and it works really good [ michael May 01, 2018 ]
I have purchased several from Crutchfield in the past and they work great. [ William Apr 28, 2018 ]
Read good reviews of AudioQuest cables. Wanted to try them out after only using Monster Cables. [ Nicholas Apr 06, 2018 ]
Ratings [ Michael Jan 22, 2018 ]
My old receiver does not have audio so I want to try this out it shows picture but no audio [ calvin Jan 21, 2018 ]
Needed to make the ARC conection and the price was good for these. [ Matthew Jan 13, 2018 ]
Recommended by Wade due to 4K capability [ Gary Dec 30, 2017 ]
Researching multiple cables, I found the overall quality of product and review of people's happiness exactly what I was looking for. [ Ron Dec 24, 2017 ]
as per customer service [ J Dec 20, 2017 ]
I bought this Audio quest HDMI cable because of the quality in design and also wanted to see if there will be any noticeable improvement to video and audio quality from my DirecTV HD Genie & AV receiver from current cable setup. [ Glendon Dec 03, 2017 ]
It was highly recommended. [ THOMAS JEFFREY Nov 30, 2017 ]
Needing it for my apple tv [ David Nov 25, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield advisor [ Pat Nov 06, 2017 ]
Upon the recommendation of my Crutchfield advisor and the MANY reviews of this product, it was an easy decision to get this best seller for my new Yamaha Soundbar. [ New User Oct 24, 2017 ]
Looking for 4K HDMI cables [ Calvin Oct 18, 2017 ]
Recommended by Otis, awesome Crutchfield advisor! [ Deborah Oct 07, 2017 ]
Connecting HD Signal to Flat Screen TV. [ U Aug 31, 2017 ]
I am very happy with my experience with SONY and will stick with them as I find they are the best value. The quality of their TV technology is excellent. [ Robert Aug 26, 2017 ]
Wanted a high speed cable rated for the latest specs and better than average quality. This looked like a good choice. [ Winfield Aug 22, 2017 ]
Great!! product [ todd Aug 07, 2017 ]
understand they work good recommended by crutchfield [ philip Aug 07, 2017 ]
Best High End 4K pass through Video Connection Cables I've used. [ Bill Aug 07, 2017 ]
Right length. Great Cable! [ Paul Jul 28, 2017 ]
Trust their recommendations [ Perry Jul 25, 2017 ]
Filtered Top Seller, Length needed, then pretty sure we chose the middle to highest price for product figuring (maybe Foolishly So) that on an accessory purchase that the higher price meant better quality. HDMI 4K Ethernet Connector [ BILL Jul 16, 2017 ]
Cables got great reviews and it was recommended by a friend. [ ENEYDA Jul 12, 2017 ]
Quality and fast shipping [ james Jul 06, 2017 ]
Work great [ KEVIN Jun 20, 2017 ]
I bought one before and it works great. [ WILLIAM J Jun 17, 2017 ]
Good quality HDMI cables, reasonable price. [ James May 07, 2017 ]
I work on 2 different desks . with one of them the 5 meter is way too long and would be in the way (2 meter better choice) . with the other desk and 52" monitor I am farther away and want the maximum feet I would ever need [ Associated May 01, 2017 ]
Have installed two Pearl HDMI cables with 4K tvs, recommended by our DISH network technician. The cable appears to add sizzle to the picture and to audio. [ Victor Apr 25, 2017 ]
I think these are just right for us. Bob was a big help, and I spent more than he suggested. Which I appreciate. [ D Mar 26, 2017 ]
I needed a longer cable for my application. [ ARCADIO HERNAND Mar 18, 2017 ]
Reviews and cost. [ Steven Mar 17, 2017 ]
Needed 2 new HDMI cables. These were the most popular items. [ SAMUEL B Feb 17, 2017 ]
I needed a better cable and trust Crutchfield and their reviews. [ Allan M. Feb 12, 2017 ]
Required for connecting amp and blue ray to cable box and tv. [ Michael Feb 07, 2017 ]
Price point. [ O Feb 01, 2017 ]
Price and Audioquest quality. [ Frank Jan 10, 2017 ]
The quality [ Seth Jan 07, 2017 ]
Crutchfield reviews [ Jacky Dec 15, 2016 ]
Wanted newest product to make sure I had latest tech. [ S Dec 10, 2016 ]
Had good reviews. [ RONNIE S Dec 01, 2016 ]
Capability of HDMI 2.0b support. [ Larry Nov 28, 2016 ]
recommended by Tony (Crutchfield advisor) [ Gerald Nov 27, 2016 ]
Good Quality [ William Nov 26, 2016 ]
I wanted to ensure my audio experience was the best it could be with the investment I made in my new TV. Doug, the sales rep at Crutchfield, helped me choose the right cable for my situation. Thanks Doug. [ CHAD Nov 26, 2016 ]
This cable was purchased for my 4K UHD (HDR) television & 4K Blu-Ray player. [ Willard Nov 21, 2016 ]
needed for tv hook up [ LEE Nov 21, 2016 ]
Price [ Tom Nov 18, 2016 ]
Will be doing a wall installation on a flat screen TV. Pearl was recommended by a satellite dish installation technician as a high quality, durable and reliable HDMI cable to use for an in-wall connection. [ MICHAEL Nov 17, 2016 ]
YOUR GOOD ADVICE-----------all cables look the same to me so I need advice [ B Oct 22, 2016 ]
Great cables for 4K HDR from player to tv.Never had a problem yet [ Mark Sep 18, 2016 ]
They were the appropriate cable and were recommended by the advisor [ R Sep 10, 2016 ]
These seem to be working fine and used to upgrade my older previous HDMI cables due to the purchase of a new receiver. [ James Sep 05, 2016 ]
I respect Crutchfield's opinion. [ James Sep 04, 2016 ]
I'm setting up a new Samsung 4k UHD TV, Blu-ray player, and A/V receiver. [ Michael Sep 02, 2016 ]
Needed a quality HDMI cable. It was recommended by sales staff. [ David Aug 27, 2016 ]
It was suggested and I'll need it for sure. [ David Aug 12, 2016 ]
Recommended for the TV I purchased. [ Jimmy Aug 08, 2016 ]
Buddy suggested it. Buddy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=160 [ ALAN C Aug 01, 2016 ]
These seemed to be a high quality cable that will meet all the specs for my HDTV. Chatted with 'Dolly' about this selection and she reassured me that they would do the trick. She mentioned that cable distance is critical when selecting the type cable to use. Given I only need 6ft, these will work well for me. Dolly's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=131 [ John Jun 25, 2016 ]
I think is a good items [ Juan Rodolfo Jun 11, 2016 ]
I'm currently using one right now to play music files from my laptop to my sound system. The sound is fantastic and the video seems to be a little more crisp and vivid. Not bad for the price. [ Stephen May 29, 2016 ]
so i can immeditly hook my blueray and t.v to my new product [ richard May 23, 2016 ]
Needed for quality connection. [ Daniel May 09, 2016 ]
Because it was High Rated [ Barbara May 08, 2016 ]
Great, prior experience for both video and sound quality! [ Duke Apr 18, 2016 ]
Read the reveiws [ Quincy Apr 06, 2016 ]
Quality cables. [ Daniel Apr 03, 2016 ]
Price and quality [ DONALD Mar 21, 2016 ]
Recommended by associate. [ V Mar 17, 2016 ]
Price [ ROGER Mar 02, 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 ]
Great product good price [ Benjamin Feb 03, 2016 ]
Review and advisorrecommended this brand [ GABRIEL Jan 31, 2016 ]
Was recommended by the tech I spoke with when I purchased my Samsung TV to get the most out of my connection between the Direct TV receiver and the TV. [ Walton Jan 14, 2016 ]
Quality and good reviews [ Paul Jan 12, 2016 ]
I trust Crutchfield with quality products. [ JIM Jan 10, 2016 ]
Zac at Crutchfield recommended these AudioQuest cables to me Zac's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=142 [ Bjorn Jan 10, 2016 ]
I only use AudioQuest cables for all my audio needs, they produce the best quality for the dollar... [ Aaron Dec 31, 2015 ]
Because my son who was helping me by talking with a technician at Crutchfield recommended this combination as working with my older Pioneer receiver. I'm very grateful for the help. He has dealt with you for years. [ Nancy Dec 21, 2015 ]
Good price and quality for my 3D & 4K needs. Aaron provided great service information regarding the product. [ JAMES Dec 21, 2015 ]
The other upgrade (100% silver) is almost 10 times the price [ Edward Jan 01, 2019 ]
Reccomendation [ Charles Dec 09, 2018 ]
My sales advisor, Quinn, said that she used the same cable and made sure it was what I needed for the 4K setup. My old HDMI was more than a decade old, and would have only supported 1080P. There are more expensive cables, but this one is plenty good enough for my needs! [ ALBERT Nov 25, 2018 ]
Previous experience with Audioquest cables. [ WARREN Oct 27, 2018 ]
Needed quality HDMI cable for new tv purchase. [ CONNIE S Aug 15, 2018 ]
Needed good quality cable about 10 feet long. [ Ron Jun 19, 2018 ]
Just purchased a new 4K high resolution tv, and wanted a good quality HDMI cable with a great reputation to hook up my OPPO 4K player to the television. [ Steve May 22, 2018 ]
Real i liked cinnamon for complete, I don't more money for pay for this.I PURCHASED THIS FOR A MOMENT. [ Rafael Jan 28, 2018 ]
Ratings [ Michael Jan 22, 2018 ]
im adding an Oppo Blu Ray player & needed an extra HDMI cable to send video signal to my TV [ stickywicked447 Dec 29, 2017 ]
I have been using Audioquest products for a really long time. They offer outstanding quality and back it up with an unblemished reputation. Highly recommended! [ PHILLIP R Dec 02, 2017 ]
Crutchfield had them, so I included them in this order [ Strat Sep 21, 2017 ]
Ditto [ KEVIN Jun 20, 2017 ]
Recommendation from Kristina, my specialist, who is fantastic [ RAJANI May 24, 2017 ]
Design Center Recommended [ wade Apr 05, 2017 ]
recommendation of crutchfield technician on chat [ K Mar 08, 2017 ]
needed good quality with and the length to work into new built in cabinets [ Greg Feb 28, 2017 ]
I needed new HDMI cables and this was the most popular one. [ SAMUEL B Feb 17, 2017 ]
Brand reputation. Very fair price. I've dealt with Crutchfield before, and you guys are very reputable. [ Michael Jan 21, 2017 ]
Good price [ Enrique Dec 21, 2016 ]
Tony from Crutchfield suggested [ ERIN Nov 28, 2016 ]
Crutchfield support recommendation. [ Marc Oct 28, 2016 ]
Because of the 4k blue ray player -- spoke with Hunter [ Mark Oct 10, 2016 ]
Recommended by a Crutchfield advisor to work with my new 4K TV. Good build quality and price point. [ Terri Jun 28, 2016 ]
The reviews are good, and length was too [ david May 13, 2016 ]
spending money on equipment so need to match quality with quality. [ Brian Dec 09, 2015 ]
No difference, marketing gimmick. [ Lawrence Nov 30, 2017 ]
This was a bit complicated for me and took some stumbling and bumbling. Let me start with my devices, that correspond to yours: Verizon FIOS set top box, Sony BD/DVD, Apple TV, Yamaha AVR, and LG OLED TV. I'm assuming both your AVR and TV are HDMI Control / ARC capable. A separate optical digital cable did not work for the ARC configuration, so I had to use the designated ARC HDMI port on my TV, connected to the "TV-OUT" HDMI port on my AVR, making sure the "in" arrow on the Pearl HDMI cable connected to the LG TV's input HDMI/ARC port, and the "out" arrow on the cable connected to the AVR's "TV-OUT" port. That left me with 3 available HDMI inputs on the LG TV. Each of the 3 source devices was connected using Pearl cables with the "out" arrow connected to the HDMI OUT ports on the devices (DVD, Set Top, Apple TV) and corresponding "IN" arrow to an HDMI input on the LG TV. HDMI Control and ARC configuration parameters had to be set up on both the AVR and TV. But for me it works great! A single device remote is all that I need now, to control all my source inputs - On, Off, Volume, with all sound via my AVR's Home Theatre, and even the FIOS TV's channel selection, menus and guide ! Just one remote (in my case the remote supplied with the LG TV)! Worth the effort. [ LEON Jan 05, 2017 ]
Arrow pointing from the source towards the AVR. [ Brian Jan 05, 2017 ]
Arrow Down end plugs into the main source and arrow up plugs in to Denon Avr. [ Richard Jan 05, 2017 ]
The Audioquest Pearl HDMI cable is CMG/FT4 rated for in-wall installation, but it does not carry a CL3 certification. If you would like to discuss other HDMI cables with a CL3 in-wall rating, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. Hope that helps! [ Larry Feb 15, 2017 ] Staff