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"High Speed with Ethernet" HDMI cable (3 meters/10 feet)
Our take on the AudioQuest Forest by Crutchfield's Amanda P.
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.
Supports 4K video
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.
Silver-plated solid core conductors for better signal transfer
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.
Great performance, outstanding quality audio & video.
Anonymous, Charlotte, NC
What's in the Box:
- 3-Meter HDMI-to-HDMI cable (with clear plastic protectors on each connector)
- 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, silver-plated, solid-core copper conductors (silver layer is 0.5% of total conductor)
- solid polyethylene insulation
- dark PVC jacket
- gold-plated contacts resist corrosion
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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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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Why did you buy this?
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 ]
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 ]
Previous experience with Audioquest, combined with anticipated price/performance ratio. [ STEVEN F Nov 08, 2016 ]