Cheap mini-TOSlink to TOSlink cable


#1

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#2

I hate that the Amazon markup is nearly 163%

Granted, Monoprice shipping prices suck, but still.


#3

The Amazon price, shipped via Prime, is well worth it to me.


#4

Monoprice’s shipping costs aren’t too bad for small items if you don’t mind waiting a few days. It looks like for this cable it’s $0.99 for 3 - 6 day service to most of the continental US.

(Of course, for Prime-like two day shipping it’s considerably more. Amazon is better when you want it soon-ish.)


#5

That is much better than I’m used to. Last time I paid about $10 for a few cables.


#6

The picture shows a miniToslink to miniToslink cable…

Do other computer manufacturers incorporate a proper ToslInk port?


#7

Chromecast Audio also needs such a cable if you want digital out.


#8

Some dedicated soundcards probably do, but it doesn’t make any difference. My toslink cable came with a 3.5mm adapter that’s so low-profile it’s hardly noticeable, and obviously it doesn’t degrade the signal at all. I don’t know why @jlw thinks mini-toslink is a pain, and I don’t know why you’d get this instead of a standard cable + free adapter.


#9

Adaptors get lost? Some Adaptors change how the cable hangs.

Anyway, I’m just glad that my iMac has an optical out-- even if it secreted inside the headphone jack so as not to offend somebody’s aesthetic preference. I use it to connect up my headphone amplifier/DAC


#10

This adapter snaps on pretty tight, and being a cylindrical connector it lets you orient the cable any which way instead of the one direction that the standard connector demands. I don’t think it’s just about aesthetics, it’s that there’s no reason to take up space with a dedicated port that most people won’t even use, when you can get analog or optical from one multipurpose port. (I use mine for a long optical run to a DAC on the other side of the room, no worries about interference along the way.)


#11

Chromelink Audio is the same. I haven’t yet got a cable to try it though.


#12

Why list this wrong? The connectors on each end are identical if the picture is accurate.

It is not “mini-toslink to toslink…” It is in fact toslink to toslink – if the picture is to be believed.

Bottom-line: This will discourage the items sale because it raises uncertainty. When you promote an item, do so with specificity and accuracy or do not do it at all.


#13

Detail.


#14

They either changed the picture, or you’re wrong. The two ends are clearly different. It looks exactly as advertised to me.


#15

Adapters work fine, but why not just get the right cable?


#16

In case you want to use it as a standard cable sometime. I don’t think there exist any female-3.5 to male-standard adapters.


#17

The KMart ad beneath the post just auto-played on my machine, WITH SOUND. Is this the direction we are heading? Sponsored posts, a glut of sponsored posts, then chumbox ads, now this. What’s next?


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