edit: phototristian that link is appreciated and is what i need, just seeing if there's any other suggestions out there for "higher quality" cables, for example if this monoprice one you linked makes any difference versus the blue jeans one, or any others. not looking to spend a ridiculous amount, but if spending say an extra $20 makes a noticeable difference i'd be willing to spend that.
Originally Posted by n0ah /img/forum/go_quote.gif if spending say an extra $20 makes a noticeable difference i'd be willing to spend that.
No, it does not. An spdif/toslink cable carries a digital signal - i.e. zeroes and ones. There is no "quality of signal" - you either get the 1's or you don't. Some people swear by glass toslink cables, but at the data density limited by the spdif protocol makes the light scattering of a plastic cable compared to a glass one is negligible. It would have to be a very long cable with a very high data density for glass vs plastic to actually matter imo.
Originally Posted by Budley007 /img/forum/go_quote.gif I own a monoprice optical cable as well as another from Sys.Concepts, Inc. - There is no difference in sound, but I prefer the latter simply based on aesthetics.