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High quality cables, but not rated for in-wall installation.
Pros: Quality hdmi cables.
Cons: Not rated for in-wall installation.
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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 Forest. 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 Forest is a great way to prepare your system for the most cutting-edge features available today, as well as what's on the way.
Forest 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 all of HDMI's current audio/video features including 1080p and 4K video, HDR, and multichannel high-resolution audio.
AudioQuest Forest 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.
AudioQuest is known for their superior build quality, and these Forest HDMI cables are a perfect example. 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 smart, cost-effective way to build a very high-performance HDMI cable.
Average Customer Review(s):
High quality cables, but not rated for in-wall installation.
Pros: Quality hdmi cables.
Cons: Not rated for in-wall installation.
I do feel buying this wire has helped to improve the picture. I had a monster wire before this wire going from the Blu-ray player to my receiver. I really think this wire has made a difference. I watched a 4K movie with both wires and do feel there was some difference.
originally wanted cinnamon cables,but were out of my price range at the time (needed 3) . connected cables and immediately noticed vidieo improvement. upscaling (1080 to 4k) was cleaner and more colorful. was worth the money. crutchfield is a wonderful website, it has a lot of information and made my choice very easy. would recommend cables and crutchfield. more business to come. 0
Can buy cable for half the price & do same job
Pros: HDMI CABLE
Overall does the job, appears to be quality build, comparable to Monster products purchased in the past, went with Crutchfield accessories recommendation this time for this.
Pros: Connector/termination quality
Cons: Over priced, expected beefier cable/shield size, only comes in 3.3 or 6 plus feet lengths - turns out I need the longer one, which is even more expensive!
Nice cable. Appears to be well built. Plugged in no issues so far.
Pros: Good quality
Cons: None so far
Great performance, outstanding quality audio & video.
Works great with 4k
I recently upgraded to an Oppo UDP203 4K player. This cable makes a big difference in video quality. I like the little arrows on the ends to tell me which way to direct the signal. Manufactured quality is very good.
Top quality product that preforms as stated.
Having the right cable for sound and picture is important. This is the right cable for me with my equipment.
Great HDMI wire. Flexiable, well packaged with zero issues.
Pros: Has the right length in stock. Gold tips Flexible. Tip protectors in shipping.
Great addition to my 4K DVD and tv.
Not much say here. A decent HDMI cable.
excellent cable extremely clear video flow
Pros: solidly constructed
I have to say that both my wife and I noticed an improvement in picture clarity after using the Audio Quest Forest cable. We compared the same Blu-ray movie on the same device and felt we were seeing finer details. They aren't the cheapest cable out there, but the quality shows.
Pros: Quality cable. Directional markings.
TV to Reciever HDMI is less important, than bluray to reciever, so I used a budget cable. I use Vodka from Bluray to receiver, since that's critical for streaming Netflix and Vudu 4K. Forest works great and HDR is dramatic, contrast, color, black, etc. Good value, and good price.
Pros: Does the job.
Great cable does exactly what I want it to do, just bout a tv from Crutchfeild and they were very helpful and telling me what I needed and did not need. I needed 10 feet of cable because it was going through a wall.
Pros: solid build ,long cable, fair price
This cable really does what AudioQuest says it will. The sound is so much better, and the video looks more translucent.
Pros: Better sound & video.
I ordered a new 4K tv but this cable came before the tv so I replaced my Monster HDMI with this one from direct tv to my older LED Sony Tv. I noticed an obvious difference in picture quality immediately. I almost cancelled the tv order, but I didn't cuz the old tv is going into my man cave.
Pros: Outstanding picture quality.
This was my first Crutchfield order and it went great. Their support is excellent. I received this cable promptly as promised. The quality of workmanship was excellent, plus they worked as advertised. I have a beautiful picture using this 3 ft Forest cable connecting my STB with my new Samsung 55 inch TV.
Pros: Good workmanship and appearance. Great signal transmission.
Cons: A little expensive.
Just picked up a Sharp 70" 4K from crutchfield and also a 2m Audioquest Forest HDMI cable. These are a step up from the Pearl as it has silver conductors. Works great to connect my Oppo bluray and DISH satellite box.
Definitely has a better picture going from my cable box to my new sony tv. Was using a 1.2hdmi cable before.
Great quality, produces a great picture from my Blue ray player.
Definably difference in picture and sound quality from stock cable that came with sound bar speaker
Pros: Reasonable price and sound and picture quality
great value for the price, did improve new samsung led performance over direct tv,s cables
Pros: value for dollar
This really makes the picture look much better. Just wish I had ordered a longer cord.
Video cut out or black screen with audio.
Pros: Well made.
Cons: Did not meet expectations. Replaced and solved issue.
These were a great upgrade from my old ones. One from my cable box to my A/V .One from my A/V to my Blue Ray DVD and one from my A/V to my Sharp television.
Pros: Really improved the sound thru my Polk Audio speakers.( Have a 7.1 system with a Velodyne Sub.) The colors are so much brighter & the details are so much clearer. Also using a Denon Amp.. The separation thru my speakers is awesome !!
Cons: Nothing!! Just enjoying my system much better.!!
Nice quality HDMI cable - delivers good performance at reasonable price.
Bought the cable to watch 3D and HD movies. Owned for over 4- yrs and have had zero issues.
Pros: The product
Just another hdmi cable
Cons: Slightly over price
a good quality product ...I have no complaints with this item.
Pros: good product good prices
Cons: I wish I had got a longer cable.
I was using a no-name set of cables, trying to save a buck. Picture and sound were good, but i wanted to see if I could get more from a better cable. With Crutchfield's liberal return policy, I decided to give these cables a test drive. Smart move! My picture DID get better. Sharper, better contrast, more enjoyable. Sound picked up a little bass. If you spend the time and money to set up a home system, don't skimp on the cables!
Pros: Solid, clean cable.
Audioquest delivers The Quailty In All There Products! All I Can Say Another Winner, And Crutchfield Is Always A Winner!
I bought the 2m HDMI by AudioQuest in Forest to go with my Panasonic Viera TCP50GT30 television. I learned my lesson years back by using the supplied cable and getting a snowy picture. I bought quality cables and the snow vanished. From that point on I only use quality cables!
Pros: Quality cable! HDMI in Forest Green.
Cons: Not in purple!
First use old cable that was already plugged to back of set and watched a movie, then replaced with the Audio Quest. We could notice the improved picture immediately
Pros: Improved picture quality
. Did not know what HDMI cable to purchase with my new TV. The staff at crutchfield are very helpful and recommended this one. I can always count on them to give me the right advice. VERY PLEASED
High quality cables provide EVERYTHING you need to hook-up your A/V gear. I'm set for a while because these cables are the latest and greatest for a reasonable price compared to the competition. Very satisfied with all Crutchfield does before and after the sale.
So far, cables work fine, but I honestly don't see or hear a difference from the cables that I was using previously (which were about HALF as much).
I am no expert or a young savy techie, but I am very happy with the improvement of sound and image.
Solid 0.5% 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. Forest 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.
High Speed Data Capacity: All AudioQuest HDMI cables up to 10 meters (32.8') meet or exceed the 10.2 Gbps maximum data rate for HDMI and are approved High Speed cables. This means that all AudioQuest cables up to 10 meters are capable of transmitting 100% of the data required for all of HDMI's current audio/video features including multichannel high-resolution audio, 1080p and 4k video, and 3D video from Blu-ray. All AQ HDMI cables will deliver 100% of the data required for 120Hz/240Hz/600Hz displays.
Note: AudioQuest HDMI cables which are 12 meters (39.3') to 20 meters (65.6') are Standard Speed with support for up to 1080p (not 4k).
HDMI 2.0: All AudioQuest High Speed HDMI cables (up to 10 meters) are capable of transmitting 18 Gbps signals, including 4K@60p and 4K 3D, when used with HDMI 2.0 electronics.
ARC & Ethernet Enabled: AQ's HDMI cable 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. The AQ HDMI cable also adds high-speed networking to it HDMI link, allowing you to take full advantage of your IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable.
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.
In-Wall Rated: The Audioquest Forest HDMI cable is CMG/FT4 rated for in-wall installation.
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It came up as an accessory with TV [ Paul Nov 11, 2017 ]
No particular reason. Needed a HDMI cord. [ RODERICK L Nov 11, 2017 ]
High quality without the huge price. [ Dave Oct 22, 2017 ]
Excellent performance from prior 2 purchases of same-added existing DVD player to recent purchase of LG OLED from Crutchfield--needed quality cable. [ Mark D. Oct 05, 2017 ]
It's not included with the purchased blu-ray player. [ Arthur Aug 24, 2017 ]
Follow up purchase, given the satisfaction with overall quality, review ratings, and price. [ Mark D. Aug 12, 2017 ]
Recommended on check out, I trust Crutchfield's products. [ E Jul 05, 2017 ]
I need a good high speed HDMI cable. [ Ernest Jun 29, 2017 ]
want top quality [ Christopher Jun 20, 2017 ]
Reasonably priced high speed HDMI cable. [ B May 31, 2017 ]
Best option and value among optional 4L Blue ray players. [ Jose May 12, 2017 ]
went with sound system sony [ Milonis Apr 11, 2017 ]
I have a Onkyo RZ 810 receiver and an LG OLED TV and I want to transmit the best possible sound and video from Blue Ray DVD"s. The cable is a very important component. I have ordered an Oppo 203 DVD player to use with this system. [ JOHN Mar 30, 2017 ]
Overall size and features [ Edward Mar 23, 2017 ]
The reliability of the product [ martin Mar 17, 2017 ]
excellent reviews + Confidence in Crutchfield for tech help. [ Bianca M Mar 15, 2017 ]
Good connector. [ David Mar 14, 2017 ]
wanted a high quality connection between my Blue ray/DVD player and TV [ Stewart Jan 12, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield, I have tremendous trust in their opinions! [ WINSTON Jan 03, 2017 ]
I trust Crutchfield for quality products. [ K Dec 07, 2016 ]
To hook up my cd player to my receiver. I needed a quality cable for doing this. [ MIKE Dec 07, 2016 ]
I needed one for my DVD/Blu-ray player [ John Dec 02, 2016 ]
Recommended by adviser [ Kevin Nov 29, 2016 ]
Recommended by Maverick at Crutchfield [ Christopher Nov 28, 2016 ]
needed to connect to television [ Robert E. Nov 28, 2016 ]
Made sense for my new 4K tv and DVD player [ jose seanez Nov 27, 2016 ]
I HAVE USED ONE BEFORE [ Gettis Nov 26, 2016 ]
Previous satisfaction with Audioquest products. [ STEVEN F Nov 18, 2016 ]
Past experience with product was good. [ Ricky Nov 04, 2016 ]
For use with PS4 and Apple TV [ Robert Oct 05, 2016 ]
it was recommended online [ M Sep 21, 2016 ]
Again, low cost! [ ROY M Sep 11, 2016 ]
I needed a 3' HDMI to go from my cable box to my receiver and a 6' HDMI to run behind the wall from my tv to my receiver to get the best quality sound and picture [ teresa Aug 31, 2016 ]
Recommended by customer service [ Matthew Aug 03, 2016 ]
Good brand [ Jason Jul 26, 2016 ]
Looking forward to installing these! I can't wait to hook them up to my Xbox One S, Sony 4K TV, Sony ES receiver, Sony BluRay and DIRECTV 4K These are HDMI 2.0 and they support 3-D, 4K, and HDR. [ Wil Jul 25, 2016 ]
Better quality than my current HDMI cable [ Gregory Apr 18, 2016 ]
I felt I needed an upgraded HDMI cable to get best results from my new Sony BDP-S7200 blu-ray player with high resolution audio. However, I did not want to get to carried away and buy very expensive top of the line HDMI cable. I will see what kind of improvement this provides. [ Jimmye Apr 03, 2016 ]
Don't forget to purchase HDMI cables with your new receiver! [ Trent Feb 16, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield, trust this is a good product. [ KLAUS Feb 14, 2016 ]
quality at a fair price [ Glenn Oct 13, 2017 ]
it was length i needed, and seemed like good compromise price wise from cinammon cables [ lee Sep 08, 2017 ]
Excellent prior experience with shorter model of same cable. [ Mark D. Sep 07, 2017 ]
Well I spoke to Mr. Brice and he was super helpful with what cables would be best used for my new system he explained why and why not and advised me what would be best for me thank you Crutch Field Family ( Chief Engineer James Patterson Stay Bridge Suites ) [ James Aug 29, 2017 ]
Based on other customers reviews. Also, no sale tax! [ kenny Jul 25, 2017 ]
Durable well funtioning HDMI cable that supports 4K signal. [ Scott Jul 01, 2017 ]
Because it was a good price. [ Alexander Jun 28, 2017 ]
First I was looking in the web for HDMI 4K Cables. I select Crutchfield because I know, that, I can have all the information about the cable on its page, I place my order after compare between Cinnamon and Forest. [ Victor M. Feb 26, 2017 ]
Because you need an HDMI cable to connect your A/V components to your A/V receiver. [ Trent Jan 17, 2017 ]
NEEDED FOR CONNECTION TO ENTERTAINMENT CENTER [ P Jan 14, 2017 ]
Have purchased AudioQuest a few times now; ordering Pearl and Forest interconnects. Fantastic craftsmanship and wonderful video and audio performance for the price! [ Clarke Jan 02, 2017 ]
Good cable. Use this brand on all of my HDMI sources. [ Paul Dec 30, 2016 ]
Ratings [ Henry Dec 21, 2016 ]
I have other Forest cables in my home entertainment system and they work really well [ RON Dec 13, 2016 ]
Best cable for running from my preamp to my receiver. Quality product hook it up and forget about it. [ MIKE Dec 07, 2016 ]
I based this purchase off of the rep's reccomendation. I'll compare it to the Monster cable I have and if its not as advertised I'll return it. [ Kyle Oct 02, 2016 ]
I have used AudoQuest HDMI cable in the past. They are standard equipment for me. Whether Forest or Cinnamon, depending on the application, they deliver superior bandwidth and signals. [ Michael Sep 11, 2016 ]
Provides a picture perfect picture and crisp sound [ teresa Sep 01, 2016 ]
Recommended [ Gettis Aug 29, 2016 ]
I have always used these Forest Cables and I have been very pleased with them [ Jeffery Aug 24, 2016 ]
Needed a cable and the reviews were good. Also, wanted a 6 foot cable. [ Leslie Aug 09, 2016 ]
Because of its high quality. [ Robert L. Jun 18, 2016 ]
Audioquest cable quality [ Jose Jun 16, 2016 ]
Advisor recommended and I'm persnickety; if I'm going 4K I might saw well assure the experience. [ Sam May 18, 2016 ]
I have used the Forrest series HDMI cables on just about every TV I own. They are a great cable, and definitely a great value. [ MICHAEL Apr 18, 2016 ]
Needed longer HDMI cable that was 1.4/2.0 compatable [ Roger Feb 04, 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 ]
size that I needed and good rating. [ CURTIS Dec 25, 2015 ]
Because it was a good price. [ Alexander Jun 28, 2017 ]
Previous experience with Audioquest, combined with anticipated price/performance ratio. [ STEVEN F Nov 08, 2016 ]