My old setup was cabled with high dollar retail store cables. I have added a few more input devices and these cables have worked out great. I don't see/hear a single difference between these and the other cables that cost me substantially more.
With just the DisplayPort Male to HDMI Female Adapter plugged into the Asus Z97-A motherboard I purchased from Overstocked the 48 inch LG flat screen television I purchased from a local pawn shop now has the same sound quality as my 42 inch Vizio flat screen I purchased from aunt. My Lubuntu 16.04 with the Gnome desktop under All Settings - Sound - sees it as HDMI / DisplayPort - GK208 HDMI/DP Audio Controller. And the sound quality seems clear, distinct and with good bass.
Cheap....and work perfectly. The $40 cables at Best Buy, Wal Mart, Staples, every other electronics store, are basically selling you some extra rubber insulation, nothing more. Unless you are yanking these cords on a daily basis for some dumb reason, save a LOT of money, get TWO really LONG HDMI cords, for LESS than ONE 6ft "Monster Cable" which has ZERO over these cords, in terms of transferring ANY signal, no matter if its a VGA or 4K Ultra, they ALL come thru the SAME. And unless you are under a 50,000 volt high tension power line, you wont suffer from " Electrical interference" as the techy guys try to push some insanely overpriced HDMI "GOLD" cord on you. Sorry to burst your tech bubbles, but ALL ends of these cords are Gold plated. thats standard on HDMI.. I have never BOUGHT one no matter how cheap, without the electrical connectors being Gold Plated. So save a TON of money, get cords with LOTS of extra length ( 6' is NOT long when running around various other pieces of equipment ) and save a big headache when your cords dont REACH your home theater system.
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