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Top-notch quality at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.
on 25 March 2015
Superb quality- the ends are sturdy, fast shipment, and they fit nicely. For those wondering why one may 'need' an Au-Plated connector even though the component that carries the signal is the centrally located fibre optic cable in the very centre- this is probably to facilitate smooth insertion and removal, as plastic/rubber components degrade with time/head/repetitive insertion and removal. It has the right amount of friction to keep it in place, yet also slide in easily, and other metals are prone to oxidation over time. It's a bit of a flamboyance but they are charging very little extra for the privilege!
I also looked around for other Toslink cables, and this one is very competitively priced at 5m, the others charge more for an equivalent or shorter length (>2m), with inferior connectors. I hope these will last- only had them for a day but I am optimistic on this one. If in doubt always get a longer cable than you need, because fiber optic cables don't degrade the quality of the signal at long distances (at least those within domestic situations), rather than copper ones which are more susceptible to voltage drops and interference (EM) if shielding isn't up to par.
It's also nicely flexible.