I needed a audio optical cable so when I saw this one on eBay with gold colored plugs which was material covered I thought it was a very good one for its $7.95 price shipping included. It's pictured below and also pictured below is my television optical audio out my USB soundcard's optical audio out and the optical audio in of my DAC, which hasn't arrived yet.
I expected all the optical audio connectors shown below to have a good feel when I plug the optical audio cable into them, but the best I could do with the best of them was to get something that almost felt like it would stay in their without falling out. So is the cable I picked incompatible optical audio jacks I am showing or is it a less than premium cable or is this some trick to it? I want to be good to go as soon as I receive my first audiophile quality equipment in a few weeks so your assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by bbmiller - 3/9/14 at 1:22pm