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AudioQuest Chocolate

"High Speed with Ethernet" HDMI cable (1 meter/3.3 feet)

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Overview

Our take on the AudioQuest Chocolate

If you want to take advantage of the very latest technologies, you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Chocolate. It's rated "High Speed with Ethernet," so it can carry the highest-resolution video available — all the way up to 4K at 60 frames per second. Connecting your components with AQ Chocolate will prepare your system for the most cutting-edge features available today, as well as what's on the way.

If you want to take advantage of the very latest technologies, you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Chocolate. It's rated "High Speed with Ethernet," so it can carry the highest-resolution video available — all the way up to 4K at 60 frames per second. Connecting your components with AQ Chocolate will prepare your system for the most cutting-edge features available today, as well as what's on the way.

Supports 4K video

Chocolate falls in the middle of AudioQuest's line of HDMI cables. It's made with premium materials throughout to maximize the crystal-clear picture and sound quality available from the latest high-definition digital sources. AudioQuest HDMI cables are designed to carry 100% of the data required for all of HDMI's current audio/video features including 1080p and 4K video, HDR, and multichannel high-resolution audio.

AudioQuest Chocolate is fully backward-compatible with HDMI 1.3 and earlier cables. Bit Error Rate testing ensures that every cable passes signals as accurately as possible.

Silver-plated solid core conductors for better signal transfer

AudioQuest is known for their superior build quality, and their Chocolate HDMI cables are no exception. They use high-purity copper, solid-core conductors plated with a very thin layer of silver. High-frequency HDMI audio and video signals travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductors. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. It's a cost-effective way to build a very high-performance HDMI cable.

Product Highlights:

  • supports HDMI version 1.4 and 2.0 features:
    • maximum bandwidth of 18Gbps
    • 1080p and 4K video @ 60p
    • bi-directional Ethernet communication with compatible components
    • audio return channel for sending Dolby® Digital sound from an HDTV back to an A/V receiver
  • 30-gauge solid-core, silver-plated copper conductors (silver layer is 2.5% of total conductor)
  • solid polyethylene insulation
  • braided jacket
  • gold-plated contacts resist corrosion
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 1-Meter HDMI-to-HDMI cable (with clear plastic protectors on each connector)

A vast improvement on my cable channel HD with the blacks.

Anonymous, Hillsboro, OR

Reviews

AudioQuest Chocolate Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(25 Reviews)

AudioQuest Chocolate

Dan from Aurora, CO on 6/8/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Going from a Blu-ray to a basic 4K TV/monitor has been problematic, even though they are both Samsung and are only about a year old. I've had picture degradation plus occasional horizontal bars despite all efforts to fix that. I talked to a Crutchfield technician who suggested I buy this Chocolate HDMI cable, which is very expensive, but also very good. He was right, and this quality cable fixed most of my picture problems.

Pros: Excellent HDMI cable

Cons: Expensive, but worth the expense

AudioQuest Chocolate

Anonymous from Hillsboro, OR on 3/21/2018

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A vast improvement on my cable channel HD with the blacks.

Pros: Great quality

Cons: Pricey

AudioQuest Chocolate

bobby from Lakewood, OH on 3/13/2018

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fine product

Pros: better picture and sound

Cons: n/a

Audioquest Chocolate Hdmi cables.

Hamid from Twin Citiesf, Mn on 10/21/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Huge improvment in both video and audio signals. Wonderful service from Crutchfield staff as always. Definitely recommend and buy again.

Pros: Both sound and video improvments.

Cons: None.

Great cable

Ralph from Middleboro, MA on 1/16/2017

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i swapt out my old monster hdmi cable for this AQ chocolate, this one is much more flexible and light weight, witch is a plus in my book , also I did notice better image quality with this new cable

Pros: Better imagine quality

Cons: Pricy

Audioquest HDMI

Michael from Herndon, VA on 6/26/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

High quality cable to get that little extra for all you audio/videophiles. Crutchfield is the best for all your tech needs. Fast and efficient with knowledgeable people.

Pros: Quality product

Cons: Cost is high for minimal upgrade

AudioQuest Chocolate hdmi

cocopuff from Bonita Springs, FL on 5/17/2016

If you have Decent AV equipment Audio Quest cables will make a difference, with HDMI Chocolate & up is where you will really start to see and here the difference. IMO there are two types of people, ones who have used higher end cables and those who have not. I was a long time sceptic until I tried them. ARcam AVR 550 &. Oppo DVD player.

Pros: Good Build quality which produces a great picture and sound when couples to decent equipment. Good overall Value

Cons: None

Good Cable

Joe from Lancaster, PA on 1/8/2014

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Good Cable, but not necessary. I didn't notice much, if any difference from my old Monster Cable. It gives me peace of mind knowing that I have a well built cable.

Pros: Well built, clean, good picture.

Cons: Price, may not be worth the cost...

Great product

David P from North, SC on 12/30/2013

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High quality cable.... could tell a difference in the sound and picture. Would buy again in a heartbeat.

Pros: Quality made.

Cons: Price

Love some chocolate

Poldawg from Ft Worth Tx on 3/6/2013

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As I experienced with previous audioquest products, this hdmi cable does its advertised job of providing a heightened viewing experience. A very good product indeed!

Pros: Picture quality!!

Cons: None

Choclate AudioQuest Made A Difference

Paul L. from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on 12/14/2012

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I read many articles on the web that said "expensive HDMI cables were a waste of money, after all it is just 0's and 1's". I decided against premium HDMI cables, all those reviews couldn't be wrong? I had just bought a Panasonic 55 inch TC-P55VT50 and paired it with the top of the line OPPO Blu Ray Player. I was talking to an advisor from another high end retailer and he suggested I upgrade the HDMI cables to chocolate because I had purchsed both a high end Plasma TV and Blu Ray player and he was confident I would benefit from the cable upgrade. I was skeptical. I had bought my HDMI cables from Crutchfield and knew I could try the upgraded cables and if I didn't see an improvement I could return them. I was using the HDMI cable provided with the OPPO player. I noticed that the audio/video was not perfictly synced especially noticable on music videos. Once I hooked up the Choclate HDMI cables I immediately noticed the video and audio was now synced. For the first time I didn't have to adjust the lip sync feature on the amp. Picture quality improved. The colors were not as over saturated and the overall picture was sharper. My friends said it was the placebo effect (gimme a break) but you can't argue with the video audio sync. I spoke to an advisor, he said the better the equipment the greater the value of premium cables. I was so impressed I ordered a cable for my Apple TV. I suggest you try it for youself, you can always return them. After trying them, I'm a believer.

Pros: Definately improved video and audio sync and I'm convienced better overall picture quality

Cons: Price.... but it was worth every penny

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Reg from Lowell,IN on 3/19/2011

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I selected the cable from other sources for recommended use with a new HD TV It performed as flawlessly. The purchase price, informational processing and expedient delivery from Crutchfield was outstanding. I have no complaints.

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Features

HDMI 2.0 Certified: The AudioQuest Chocolate HDMI cable fully complies with the HDMI 2.0 specification and supports the ultra high speed 18Gbps bandwidth for 4K UHD, HDR, high resolution multichannel audio, ARC, and Ethernet compatibility.

  • 4K UHD: Supports resolutions up to 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4x the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution, for the ultimate video experience. With stunning 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) detail is strikingly sharper.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): High Dynamic Range (HDR) reproduces a wider range of brightness levels than conventional video, which brings a deeper contrast to the screen, greater color intensity without being oversaturated, and incredible detail in low-light images. Watching movies and TV shows mastered in HDR will give you a vivid new viewing experience filled with brilliant color and dramatic contrast.
  • High Resolution Multichannel Audio: Supports lossless high resolution multichannel audio - including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, and DTS HD.
  • Audio Return Channel (ARC): Supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) which allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio data "upstream" to a surround audio system, eliminating the need for a separate audio cable.
  • Ethernet Enabled: Provides high-speed networking to it HDMI link, allowing you to take full advantage of your IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable.
Note: AudioQuest HDMI cables over 8 meters (26' 3") are only standard speed with support up to 1080p video (not 4K).

High Quality Construction: The AudioQuest Chocolate HDMI cable features high quality construction to maximize video and audio performance.

  • Solid 2.5% Silver Conductors: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like HDMI audio and video. These signals, being such a high frequency, travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable
  • Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Chocolate HDMI uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
  • Gold-Plated Connectors: The Audioquest HDMI cable features gold-plated HDMI standard size (Type-A) connectors for maximum signal transfer.

Directionality:All AQ HDMI cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest HDMI cable. All signal conductors controlled for digital-audio direction in AudioQuest HDMI cables, and care is even taken to run the conductors used in the Audio Return Channel in the opposite direction to ensure the best performance for that application. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality.

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