The best optical audio cables
Jun 18, 2020 - 5 Recommendations
These days, the standard method to pass audio and video from one device to the next is with an HDMI cable. It's become the one-stop-shop for linking together any grouping of A/V equipment. That being said, there's still a very important space in the A/V landscape for the optical audio cable. The now-retro cable, still capable of delivering up to 7.1 surround sound audio, remains a valid solution for digital sound, especially handy for those with aging components gear. While digital is digital -- meaning no cable will offer a higher-quality passthrough of 1s and 0s than another -- we've gathered here the best cables with the highest value on the market in one place for your convenience.