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AudioQuest Forest

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

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Overview

Our take on the AudioQuest Forest

If you want to take advantage of the very latest technologies, you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Forest. 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 Forest is a great way to 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 Forest. 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 Forest is a great way to prepare your system for the most cutting-edge features available today, as well as what's on the way.

Supports 4K video

Forest is one of AudioQuest's most affordable HDMI cables, but 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 Forest 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 these Forest HDMI cables are a perfect example. 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 smart, 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, silver-plated, solid-core copper conductors (silver layer is 0.5% of total conductor)
  • solid polyethylene insulation
  • dark PVC 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)
Reviews

AudioQuest Forest Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(47 Reviews)

Expectations met

Joe from Hudson, NH on 3/22/2018

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I have slowly started to integrate AQ cables into my system. I have been very pleased with the quality & price. These Forest cables have exceeded my expectations. They help transmit great color and sound from my Crutchfield purchased LG 4K Blu Ray to my UHD 4K LG TV. The cable that i used before was rated for high speed & 4K use but suffered drop outs from time to time. I changed to another high speed 4K rated cable and had the same problem. I even tried switching HDMI ports thinking it could be a handshake issue or a bad port but, still suffered occasional drop outs. Since switching to the AQ Forest cable i have experienced zero dropouts with the added bonus of better color & great sound. I used to believe that cables don't matter. That has changed in the last few years. Get what you can afford & within the equipment being used. Sometimes the .99 cent cable will work but, I have seen the light.

Pros: Clear color and sound with no more dropouts

Cons: None for me

Its a quality cord

Rich from Etters, PA on 2/6/2018

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The cord is a high quality cord made out of good conductive materials. Don't know if it is wishful thinking or it really does make a difference. The picture seems to be a little bit more clear on our 4k OLED television. I think some cord difference can be just the price paid but I can see a difference whether it is perception or actual difference would have to be measured by tools I do not have. Would I buy it again, Probably would. It's new technology and probably does better with an up to date cord. Hope that helps!!!

Pros: Seems to be clearer on our 4k OLED TV.

Cons: $$

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Anonymous from Park Ridge, IL on 12/20/2017

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Works well for TV's that support 4K.

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Efficient and capable

Joel from Phoenix, AZ on 12/18/2017

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Perfect cable. Does the job at aln affordable price. I have trusted AudioQuest cables for years, and this latest HDMI line is excellent.

Pros: Price point, latest HDMI requirements all met

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Charlott Hall, MD on 12/7/2017

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So far so good. It appears to be a very good quality cable!

Pros: High Quality!

Cons: Expensive!

Good cables

Robert from Westwood , MA on 11/13/2017

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High quality cables, but not rated for in-wall installation.

Pros: Quality hdmi cables.

Cons: Not rated for in-wall installation.

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Herb from Warrensburg, NY on 10/19/2017

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I do feel buying this wire has helped to improve the picture. I had a monster wire before this wire going from the Blu-ray player to my receiver. I really think this wire has made a difference. I watched a 4K movie with both wires and do feel there was some difference.

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Anonymous from Glendale, AZ on 10/5/2017

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originally wanted cinnamon cables,but were out of my price range at the time (needed 3) . connected cables and immediately noticed vidieo improvement. upscaling (1080 to 4k) was cleaner and more colorful. was worth the money. crutchfield is a wonderful website, it has a lot of information and made my choice very easy. would recommend cables and crutchfield. more business to come. 0

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Overpriced Cable

Jim from York, PA on 9/25/2017

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Can buy cable for half the price & do same job

Pros: HDMI CABLE

Cons: Overpriced

Overall, appears to perform as advertised

Mark from Rowlett, TX on 8/20/2017

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Overall does the job, appears to be quality build, comparable to Monster products purchased in the past, went with Crutchfield accessories recommendation this time for this.

Pros: Connector/termination quality

Cons: Over priced, expected beefier cable/shield size, only comes in 3.3 or 6 plus feet lengths - turns out I need the longer one, which is even more expensive!

Good cable

Arthur from Winter Garden Fl. on 7/15/2017

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Nice cable. Appears to be well built. Plugged in no issues so far.

Pros: Good quality

Cons: None so far

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Anonymous from Charlotte, NC on 6/17/2017

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Great performance, outstanding quality audio & video.

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Anonymous from Columbus, OH on 4/28/2017

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Works great with 4k

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Andrew from Rochester, NY on 4/22/2017

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I recently upgraded to an Oppo UDP203 4K player. This cable makes a big difference in video quality. I like the little arrows on the ends to tell me which way to direct the signal. Manufactured quality is very good.

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Great picture and sound

Lee from Englewood, FL on 4/16/2017

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Top quality product that preforms as stated.

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Anonymous from Scituate, MA on 4/9/2017

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Having the right cable for sound and picture is important. This is the right cable for me with my equipment.

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Zero loss sound and video

Geoff from APO, military on 1/30/2017

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Great HDMI wire. Flexiable, well packaged with zero issues.

Pros: Has the right length in stock. Gold tips Flexible. Tip protectors in shipping.

Cons: Non

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Anonymous from Honolulu, HI on 12/12/2016

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Great addition to my 4K DVD and tv.

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Anonymous from Key West, FL on 11/7/2016

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Not much say here. A decent HDMI cable.

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great

Sandor from Lakewood, WA on 8/29/2016

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excellent cable extremely clear video flow

Pros: solidly constructed

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Improved Picture

Eric from Spring Hill, FL on 8/24/2016

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I have to say that both my wife and I noticed an improvement in picture clarity after using the Audio Quest Forest cable. We compared the same Blu-ray movie on the same device and felt we were seeing finer details. They aren't the cheapest cable out there, but the quality shows.

Pros: Quality cable. Directional markings.

Cons: None

Audioquest Forest HDMI Cable

Rex from Lake Forest, CA on 8/21/2016

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TV to Reciever HDMI is less important, than bluray to reciever, so I used a budget cable. I use Vodka from Bluray to receiver, since that's critical for streaming Netflix and Vudu 4K. Forest works great and HDR is dramatic, contrast, color, black, etc. Good value, and good price.

Pros: Does the job.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Deerfield Beach, FL on 8/9/2016

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Great cable does exactly what I want it to do, just bout a tv from Crutchfeild and they were very helpful and telling me what I needed and did not need. I needed 10 feet of cable because it was going through a wall.

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Anonymous from Meriden, CT on 7/10/2016

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good cable

Pros: solid build ,long cable, fair price

Cons: none

Yes!

Daveo from North Carolina on 1/7/2016

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This cable really does what AudioQuest says it will. The sound is so much better, and the video looks more translucent.

Pros: Better sound & video.

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HDMI

Jim from Arizona on 12/13/2015

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I ordered a new 4K tv but this cable came before the tv so I replaced my Monster HDMI with this one from direct tv to my older LED Sony Tv. I noticed an obvious difference in picture quality immediately. I almost cancelled the tv order, but I didn't cuz the old tv is going into my man cave.

Pros: Outstanding picture quality.

Cons: None

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BillS from Kentucky on 8/13/2015

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This was my first Crutchfield order and it went great. Their support is excellent. I received this cable promptly as promised. The quality of workmanship was excellent, plus they worked as advertised. I have a beautiful picture using this 3 ft Forest cable connecting my STB with my new Samsung 55 inch TV.

Pros: Good workmanship and appearance. Great signal transmission.

Cons: A little expensive.

Audioquest Forest HDMI cable

LAguy from California on 5/6/2015

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Just picked up a Sharp 70" 4K from crutchfield and also a 2m Audioquest Forest HDMI cable. These are a step up from the Pearl as it has silver conductors. Works great to connect my Oppo bluray and DISH satellite box.

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scott from delaware on 4/16/2015

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Definitely has a better picture going from my cable box to my new sony tv. Was using a 1.2hdmi cable before.

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Loren H. from Arizona on 12/6/2014

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Great quality, produces a great picture from my Blue ray player.

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Jeff from Massachusetts on 11/28/2014

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Definably difference in picture and sound quality from stock cable that came with sound bar speaker

Pros: Reasonable price and sound and picture quality

Cons: none

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KODA0530 from WALNUTPORT, PA on 9/10/2014

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great value for the price, did improve new samsung led performance over direct tv,s cables

Pros: value for dollar

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Anonymous from Germantown, TN on 9/3/2014

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This really makes the picture look much better. Just wish I had ordered a longer cord.

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Signal Cut Out

Charles B from Lookout, WV on 7/25/2014

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Video cut out or black screen with audio.

Pros: Well made.

Cons: Did not meet expectations. Replaced and solved issue.

Great cables

Waipahukane from Haweaii on 6/26/2014

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These were a great upgrade from my old ones. One from my cable box to my A/V .One from my A/V to my Blue Ray DVD and one from my A/V to my Sharp television.

Pros: Really improved the sound thru my Polk Audio speakers.( Have a 7.1 system with a Velodyne Sub.) The colors are so much brighter & the details are so much clearer. Also using a Denon Amp.. The separation thru my speakers is awesome !!

Cons: Nothing!! Just enjoying my system much better.!!

Nice cable

jhazle from Fleming Island, FL on 4/3/2014

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Nice quality HDMI cable - delivers good performance at reasonable price.

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D from North Barrington, Il on 1/25/2014

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Bought the cable to watch 3D and HD movies. Owned for over 4- yrs and have had zero issues.

Pros: The product

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Alexandria LA on 9/10/2013

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Just another hdmi cable

Pros: None

Cons: Slightly over price

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Anonymous from covington, La. on 5/13/2013

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a good quality product ...I have no complaints with this item.

Pros: good product good prices

Cons: I wish I had got a longer cable.

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deano from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on 4/9/2013

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I was using a no-name set of cables, trying to save a buck. Picture and sound were good, but i wanted to see if I could get more from a better cable. With Crutchfield's liberal return policy, I decided to give these cables a test drive. Smart move! My picture DID get better. Sharper, better contrast, more enjoyable. Sound picked up a little bass. If you spend the time and money to set up a home system, don't skimp on the cables!

Pros: Solid, clean cable.

Cons: None

Out of the Foresy

They call me Uncle Joe from Norwood, Pa on 3/31/2013

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Audioquest delivers The Quailty In All There Products! All I Can Say Another Winner, And Crutchfield Is Always A Winner!

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Nekoman from Hollywood, FL on 2/3/2012

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I bought the 2m HDMI by AudioQuest in Forest to go with my Panasonic Viera TCP50GT30 television. I learned my lesson years back by using the supplied cable and getting a snowy picture. I bought quality cables and the snow vanished. From that point on I only use quality cables!

Pros: Quality cable! HDMI in Forest Green.

Cons: Not in purple!

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Ed from Deptford NJ on 2/2/2012

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First use old cable that was already plugged to back of set and watched a movie, then replaced with the Audio Quest. We could notice the improved picture immediately

Pros: Improved picture quality

Cons: none

Excellent Product

Annie from Strongsville,Ohio on 8/22/2011

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. Did not know what HDMI cable to purchase with my new TV. The staff at crutchfield are very helpful and recommended this one. I can always count on them to give me the right advice. VERY PLEASED

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AudioQuest Forest is great

Damitched from Robesonia, PA on 6/28/2011

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High quality cables provide EVERYTHING you need to hook-up your A/V gear. I'm set for a while because these cables are the latest and greatest for a reasonable price compared to the competition. Very satisfied with all Crutchfield does before and after the sale.

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ksm from Abingdon, MD on 5/18/2011

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So far, cables work fine, but I honestly don't see or hear a difference from the cables that I was using previously (which were about HALF as much).

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Va. from Ocala, FL on 2/26/2011

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I am no expert or a young savy techie, but I am very happy with the improvement of sound and image.

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Features

HDMI 2.0 Certified: The AudioQuest Forest 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).

Quality Construction: The Forest HDMI cable features quality construction to maximize video and audio performance.

  • Solid 0.5% 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. Forest 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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