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VERY poor quality - tip broke off in my audio switch device, February 4, 2011

3 FT Digital Audio Optical TOSLink Cable Optic 3ft
I rarely write a review, but this product warrants one. I warn you not to buy it. I don't know about the quality of the optics but I had no complaint about the sound transmitted. However, when I removed one end of this thread-like cable from an optical switcher, the covering of the optical fiber tip broke off and remained in the switch. Besides leaving the cable's fiber denuded and exposed, this made it impossible to place another cable end in that receptacle of the switch. It took me over an hour and a trip to a hardware store (to purchase a miniscule screw) to successfully remove the broken plastic cover without damaging the switch.This whole experience is exactly the reason not to do what I did, which was to save a few dollars on a piece of s___ and end up almost ruining a valuable component of my AV system.I recommend the TOSLink cable supplied by Amazon for about $6 or $7--that is dirt cheap enough, right? It does the trick and is of much better manufacture.

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I rarely write a review, but this product warrants one. I warn you not to buy it. I don't know about the quality of the optics but I had no complaint about the sound transmitted. However, when I removed one end of this thread-like cable from an optical switcher, the covering of the optical fiber tip broke off and remained in the switch. Besides leaving the cable's fiber denuded and exposed, this made it impossible to place another cable end in that receptacle of the switch. It took me over an hour and a trip to a hardware store (to purchase a miniscule screw) to successfully remove the broken plastic cover without damaging the switch.This whole experience is exactly the reason not to do what I did, which was to save a few dollars on a piece of s___ and end up almost ruining a valuable component of my AV system.I recommend the TOSLink cable supplied by Amazon for about $6 or $7--that is dirt cheap enough, right? It does the trick and is of much better manufacture.
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