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Soundstream HDM-A3 Cable

Micro-USB 11-pin to HDMI/USB cable — connects Galaxy S III phones and other select Android devices to a receiver/monitor with MHL input

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Our take on the Soundstream HDM-A3 Cable

Want to play high-definition content from your mobile device and watch it on a larger, higher-resolution screen? Soundstream's HDM-A3 interface cable makes that dream a reality for owners of Galaxy S III phones and many other Android devices. This 5-foot cable enables you to play 1080p video and 8-channel audio from an MHL-enabled device, like your smartphone, to a multimedia player with an HDMI/MHL input.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) lets you play HDTV on the road

Want to play high-definition content from your mobile device and watch it on a larger, higher-resolution screen? Soundstream's HDM-A3 interface cable makes that dream a reality for owners of Galaxy S III phones and many other Android devices. This 5-foot cable enables you to play 1080p video and 8-channel audio from an MHL-enabled device, like your smartphone, to a multimedia player with an HDMI/MHL input.

Charges your phone while you play a video

The MHL interface uses HDMI and USB plugs, along with some new technology, to send crystal-clear uncompressed digital video and audio through a single cable to deliver truly outstanding pictures and sound. The HDM-A3 cable also charges the battery of your portable device, so it's always ready to rock.

Product Highlights:

  • 5-foot audio/video interface cable
  • connects Galaxy S III phones and other select Android devices to multi-media players with HDMI/MHL inputs
  • supports 1080p playback
  • charges mobile device battery
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 5' Micro-USB 11-pin to HDMI/USB adapter cable (micro-USB 11-pin connector on one end and full-size HDMI/USB connectors on other end)

Soundstream HDM-A3 Cable Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(13 Reviews)

Soundstream HDM-A3 Cable

Brandon from San Antonio, TX on 2/1/2017

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Works on my Galaxy S5 but it is constantly disconnecting not sure if it's a bad wire or what is it pain in the butt every time it disconnects.

Pros: The cord is very long ,hdmi

Cons: Disconnects every few seconds when you go over a bump and it has a very slow charging rate

Crutchfield response on 2/6/2017 Brandon, we're sorry you're having problems with your cable. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Soundstream HDM-A3 Cable

Anonymous from Albuquerque, NM on 1/21/2017

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dustin from sheffield ma on 8/18/2016

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this is great for hooking up your cell phone or tablet to your tv for a big pic

Pros: all

Cons: none

If you got what it takes...

G.T. from Marietta, OH on 8/6/2016

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This cable allows you to connect an android device to a head unit for device control via your aftermarket vehicle head unit. The thing is it only works with specific types of phone and specific types of head units. Be sure to check your device and head unit for mhl compatibility before purchasing this cable.

Pros: Its a nice way to add great calling, messaging, and GPS capabilities to your touch screen head unit.

Cons: The number of android devices that feature compatibility that work with this cable are dwindling.

Just what I needed

Rick C from Bremerton, Wa on 6/30/2016

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Not much to say. It's a cable and exactly as described.

Pros: Plenty of length.

Cons: None.

Awesome product!

MikeMan from Virginia on 12/29/2015

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Great product and awwsome transaction!



Doesn't work with Galaxy S4

Soheil from Orange Country, CA on 10/30/2015

I tried to use this cable with my galaxy s4 and also LG G2 neither one.


Cons: Doesn't work

Great Product

Eddie from McKenzie tn on 10/16/2015

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Awesome product would purchase again.

Pros: Won't break the bank

Cons: None

Stinks did not work at all

Anonymous from Fl on 9/24/2015

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Did not work charge light never even came on




AK from Florida on 6/15/2015

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As for now I have to give this product only one start because it did not work in my unit. I believe it is a faulty wire so Crutchfield is sending out another cord and hopefully this will work. I will write back if it comes and works.

Pros: My device has the hook-up for this cord.

Cons: Cord did not work, not even just to charge.

Crutchfield response on 6/16/2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. In this case we sent out a replacement free of charge.

awesome hdmi magic

hdezmarcos from harrisonburg,va on 3/18/2015

Ive been looking for a connection for my s3. After some help from a friend he recommend me to go to crutchfield to purchase the sound stream hdm-a3 cable, I tried Google chrome but wasn't what I wanted and was told by a Best buy employee to buy their connection cable, which ended up to a sum of $80+. Way to much compared to the $25 dollar cable at crutchfield!!. Best way to go !

Pros: Best cable to get to connect your s3 cell phone to your TV and great resolution. Best choice if looking for a hdm!

Cons: Nothing at all satisfied 100%

Good Product

K.Mansfied from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 3/8/2015

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Pros: Easy install.


just ok

lph606 from Athens, TN on 3/23/2014

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Intermittently work half of the time. Have to jiggle cord occasionally for it to work

Pros: Works sometimes

Cons: Doesn't always work

Crutchfield response on 3/26/2014 Our tech support team contacted the customer to look into this issue. They determined that the problem was probably a faulty cable, so we promptly sent him a replacement.

Hands-on research

Product Research


Micro-USB 11-Pin to HDMI/USB Cable: The Soundstream HDM-A3 is a micro-USB 11-pin to HDMI/USB cable which allows you to connect your MHL-enabled Android smartphone device with a 11-pin microUSB port (such as the Galaxy S3/S4/S5 or Galaxy Note II/III/IV) to your home and car audio/video components equipped with an HDMI input and USB type-A port. Through its full-size HDMI connector, the  HDM-A3 cable supports 1080p video and 2ch audio. The HDM-A3 will also charge your MHL-enabled Android smartphone via its USB type-A connector. Because the USB connector pig-tails from the HDMI connector, your home or car audio component's HDMI and USB input must be less than 3" apart. The total length of the cable is 5'.

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Needed component for my reciever[ Jack  Feb 18, 2017 ]
Great[ Raul  Dec 28, 2016 ]
Brit with Crutchfield let me know this was the cable I needed to make use of the full capability of my receiver and phone.Brit's Bio:[ Robert  May 19, 2016 ]
Adapts phone well[ Johnny  May 13, 2016 ]
Because it is not included with the Car Stereo that I purchased from Crutchfields, I wish they would have mentioned that so I could have gotten everything all at once.[ Virgil  Mar 03, 2016 ]
Capability with Samsung Galaxy S5 and well designed cable[ Orrin  Jan 17, 2016 ]
Needed for communications from my Android phone to new stereo for my Jeep Patriot.[ Rob  Jan 04, 2016 ]

9 questions already asked

The Soundstream HDM-A3 cable is designed to work with MHL-enabled Samsung Galaxy phones that use an 11-pin connection; such as the S3/S4/S5 or Note II/III/IV phones. It appears the Galaxy S7 Edge no longer supports MHL, so I'm afraid this wouldn't work with your phone. I hope that helps! My bio: [ Larry  Sep 13, 2016 ]  Staff
There is no specific version number listed for MHL support with the SoundStream cable. The cable does support 1080p video and 2ch audio. The wireless transmitter for the Epson projector does offer a USB port (for charging 3D glasses) you could use for charging of your phone but it appears to me more than 3" from the HDMI connection so you may have difficulty connecting to both with this cable. I hope that helps! My Bio: [ Ryan  Mar 16, 2016 ]  Staff
Yes I think so. This item is for your HD TV to play to it from your android phone[ Doitall_McCall  Feb 05, 2016 ]
I use it on my Galaxy 5 the standard android plug[ Doitall_McCall  Feb 05, 2016 ]
It worked with with my galaxy S6 hooked up to a clarion NX604.[ JASON  Jan 12, 2016 ]
I use it with my Galaxy 5 the standard android plug works in it.[ Doitall_McCall  Feb 05, 2016 ]
NO[ Timothy  Jan 07, 2016 ]
Yes I use it with mine[ Doitall_McCall  Feb 05, 2016 ]
I think this is for Sam's cream on them I think this is for soundstreatment only. That's what we had it hooked up to[ Timothy  Dec 02, 2015 ]
Sorry I can't really help. I use it to connect a 3rd party head unit with an XM adapter to my Honda sound system. Though I have a Galaxy Note 4, it is not connected with my car system at all except through Blutooth. My system works great, but I cannot speak definitively about yours.[ Gordon  Dec 02, 2015 ]
The a3 cable does work with the gs5. But if you change phones it probably wont work. I upgraded to the note 6, and it doesnt work. Also after a few months it will slip out randomly from the phone, and you will lose signal. Its honestly easyier, and cheaper to just use a av cable.[ BOBBY  Dec 02, 2015 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility. They will be able to pull up your gear and see if this will work. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.[ Jeff  Sep 21, 2015 ]  Staff
NO & I don't think they sell receiver anymore[ Timothy  Sep 20, 2015 ]
I Don't own a htc desire 610, so this question is not applicable.[ Ralston  Sep 20, 2015 ]
we used it on a galaxy s5 phone just updatewe used it on a galaxy s 5 phone just updated to S 6 and it uses a different plug so I don't know for sure if the plug for an S four note is the same it may work[ Timothy  Jun 15, 2015 ]
Yes it does. I upgraded from a note 3 to a note 4 and its has the same function.[ Brandon  Jun 15, 2015 ]
I've used it with a Note 3, and there really shouldn't be a difference between the Note 3 and Note 4.[ JASON  Jun 15, 2015 ]
I couldn't get that cable to work right with my samsung s5 active but i was tring to use to work with a kenwood ddx8901hd to use my phone on the kenwood screen i ended up useing the kenwood cable and a 11 to 5 pin hdmi adapter from samsung to get it to work[ MICHAEL D  Jun 15, 2015 ]
I couldn't get that cable to work with my samsung s5 active i had to use the kenwood cable with a 11 to 5 pin hdml adapter.the samsung adapter is the best one to use[ MICHAEL D  Jun 15, 2015 ]
I am not sure on the 4 but I have the note 3 and it works .. only problem I had is it doesn't charge like it suppose to I haven't pulled it back to check connections[ JACOB  Jun 15, 2015 ]
This may work but i just realized it takes up the only USB on the 8901HD. And once the Soundstream cord is installed it pretty much renders the USB port useless for anything else, including firmware updates without having to pull the head unit out every time even to connect a portable USB drive[ Andrew  May 27, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Soundstream HDM-A3 can be used with both the Kenwood DDX8901HD and DNX891HD receivers. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.[ Krissy  May 27, 2014 ]  Staff