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AudioQuest Pearl

"High Speed with Ethernet" HDMI cable (2 meters/6.6 feet)

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Overview

Our take on the AudioQuest Pearl

The latest home theater technologies look and sound amazing, but to enjoy them you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Pearl. 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 Pearl is a great way to ensure that your system will deliver the best performance from the most advanced video formats, both today and in the future.

The latest home theater technologies look and sound amazing, but to enjoy them you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Pearl. 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 Pearl is a great way to ensure that your system will deliver the best performance from the most advanced video formats, both today and in the future.

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Supports 4K video

Pearl 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 HDMI's current audio/video features, including 1080p and 4K video, HDR, and multichannel high-resolution audio.

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

Solid core conductors for better signal transfer

Audiophiles and videophiles have come to expect superior build quality from AudioQuest cables and the Pearl design is no exception. High-purity copper, solid-core conductors ensure that every bit of picture and sound information makes it to your gear — something that can be a challenge for poorer-quality cables, especially at longer lengths.

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, high-purity Long Grain Copper conductors for superior signal transfer
  • 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:

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

Improved picture quality. I have a history of purchasing AudioQuest cables. Again, I was not disappointed.

Anonymous, Elmore, AL

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AudioQuest Pearl Reviews

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AudioQuest Pearl

Anonymous from Elmore, AL on 6/13/2018

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Improved picture quality. I have a history of purchasing AudioQuest cables. Again, I was not disappointed.

Pros: AudioQuest cables for video or audio, will not disappoint you.

Cons: None

Great quality cable

Steven from Midland, TX on 6/5/2018

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Awesome HDMI cable that transmits beautiful, high quality picture from my OPPO 4K plater to 4K UHD television.

Pros: Solid construction Handles 4K transmission very well

Cons: none

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Eddie from Greenback, TN on 5/13/2018

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Excellent picture quality with this HDMI Cable....Impressive

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michael from LINCOLN, RI on 5/1/2018

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I have one already and it works great and it' well built

Pros: cheap and well built

Cons: none

Picture enhancement

Don from Coal Township, PA on 4/26/2018

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Works great. Saved me from buying a new TV. Thank You, Crutchfield, for pointing me in the right direction. When it is time to replace my TV, I know I`ll be back to Crutchfield. I`ve been buying from them, for a long long time. There is no Better.

Pros: Easy to route thru entertainment center.

Cons: None

Great Picture

Donald from Twinsburg, OH on 4/25/2018

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Better than expected quality. The delivery was great and I am now a serious customer of Crutchfield. I would like to add the price was excellent for a quality product..

Pros: Pricing was better than going to my local Best Buy . Shipping was free and delivery was within a couple of days.

Cons: None.

AudioQuest HDMI Pearl - Great Picture!

Jo from Glen Allen, VA on 4/11/2018

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Didn't really know if this cable would make a difference. New Sony 55X900E had been hooked up a few week with older HDMI cable. Picture quality is improved. And it was very good to beginning with.

Pros: cable very thin

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Cambridge Cty, IN on 4/4/2018

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I couldent belive the picture , in how much better these cables helped Thanks River

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Anonymous from Staten Island, NY on 3/25/2018

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This cable is excellent. A quality cable that also shapes in very well.

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Sidney from Suffolk, VA on 2/21/2018

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Well built, slim cable, will pass 4K with no probs.

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EDGARDO from Bayamon, PR on 2/4/2018

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Simplemente excelente!!!

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Frank from Staten Island, NY on 2/4/2018

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excellent

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Anonymous from Nashville, TN on 1/29/2018

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I have not set up my home theater system yet, but I do a lot of research on products before i purchase them.The Audio Quest Pearl HDMI Cable received high reviews everywhere I checked, and I can't wait to try them out.

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Worked great

William from Yoakum, TX on 1/17/2018

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I bought this to be sure my 4k movie would have the right bandwidth without a cheap cable. It worked real good.

Pros: Don't use cheap cables

Cons: none

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Anonymous from TX on 1/16/2018

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Very pleased with purchase and price.

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John from Edison, NJ on 1/2/2018

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Quality cables that I wouldn't have chosen if not for the expert advice at Crutchfield

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Anonymous from Gleason, WI on 12/26/2017

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Great Cable

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Great 4k cable

Mark from Lacey, WA on 12/20/2017

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Great 4k cable and just the right price!

Pros: 4k supports the future HDMI 2.1.

Cons: none

Works as advertised

Dave from Colorado Spgs, CO on 11/26/2017

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So far so good. There is a slight delay when first turned on but I think it's a handshaking issue with TV to Denon receiver not the cables. These work well though and bypass all signals including 2160p and HDR10 for my PS4 pro gaming.

Pros: Appears to be good build quality

Cons: None

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David from Barberton, OH on 11/22/2017

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good cable great price

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Michael from Milton, KY on 11/12/2017

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Good looking cable cant tell a big difference in the picture

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James from Cocoa, FL on 11/4/2017

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Best HDMI cables for the money. They produce great video and audio.

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Anonymous from Fairfax VA on 10/23/2017

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Outstanding product noticed a difference immediately

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Anonymous from Stockton, CA on 10/12/2017

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Works great

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Anonymous from Toms brook, VA on 9/24/2017

does what its supposed to.

Pros: not too stiff

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4K w/ HDR --> No problem with this one!

Uwe from Hingham, MA on 8/28/2017

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Does precisely what it promises: 4K resolution with HDR. I love the fact it's quite a thin cable.

Pros: Thin cable; supports >18 MBit/sec --> 4K w/HDR

Cons: None

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philip from PALOS HILLS ILL. on 8/20/2017

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works great did improve picture

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great

Billy from Many La on 8/10/2017

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works as expected.

Pros: does what you need it to do

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Southport, NC on 4/24/2017

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Works great easy to connect.

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Great quality

Alfred from Houston, TX on 4/16/2017

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Great quality and service and would recommend this seller. Their staff can help you with any project you may have

Pros: Great up grade for 4K

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Well made, bargain price considering competition

Russ from Green Valley, AZ on 3/16/2017

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Seem to be very well made and a bargain considering the cost of equivalent quality cables from other manufacturers. I can't compare performance because I upgraded a bunch of other stuff at the same time.

Pros: Well made, inexpensive comparatively

Cons: None that I can see

Exelent sound and picture

Alberto from Guayama, PR on 3/15/2017

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Just one world GREAT.

Pros: Price for good quality.

Cons: None

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Timothy from Putnam, CT on 2/5/2017

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Great product. Helps produce an excellent television picture.

Pros: Great HDMI cable. Delivered on time.

Cons: None

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Warren from Idaho on 1/24/2017

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Seems a little cheap for the price.

Pros: Does the job

Cons: Pricey compared to others of better quality

Nice cable nice price

Anonymous from Boynton Beach, FL on 1/23/2017

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I needed an HDMI cable replace an old one as the old one wouldn't do 4K. Nice cable at a nice price from a company that's known for quality products. What's not to like?

Pros: Quality cable at a nice price

Cons: None

Made a surprising difference!

Len from Los Angeles, CA on 1/18/2017

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I recently purchased a new Sony 4K TV and was told that the interconnects between my cable box and DVD player was very important. I initially hooked up the system with my previous ?off-the-shelf? HDMI cables, and the picture seemed very good. After researching higher end products, I phoned Crutchfield and spoke about my system and what I would like to accomplish. The representative told me about the high quality and value of the Audioquest Pearl and I ordered two 2 meter cables. After hooking them up, the picture and audio quality, in my opinion, was greatly improved, and I am very pleased with this product. I would highly recommend this product.

Pros: Excellent quality and price

Cons: None

Quality product with reasonable price

Jacky from NC on 12/29/2016

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Good product and great Crutchfield service.

Pros: Great product

Cons: None

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alex from Kenai, AK on 12/20/2016

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Most consistent cord at that price

Pros: Quality

Cons: Price

Great Picture

Ronnie from Asheboro, NC on 12/15/2016

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Great product at a good price. This Pearl HDMI cable by Audioquest looks and works great. I used it to connect my cable box to my TV. I have a GREAT Looking picture now on my 4K TV.

Pros: Easy to Install

Cons: None

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Tien from Waltham, MA on 12/5/2016

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The cable looks good.

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FINE picture!

Bill from Lake Havasu City, AZ on 12/4/2016

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The cable has done exactly what it said it would do! It's paired up to a Samsung KS9500 UHD (HDR) 55" TV and the Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-Ray Disc Player. 4K Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray and DVDs viewing have definitely improved. Just wish the 4K media available were sourced in 4K. The 2K to 4K mastering leaves a bit to be desired. But that's not the fault of the equipment. Do your homework and review the 4K media available before purchasing. This is a cable designed for 4K HDR media. If you're not going to use it for that, then you're wasting your money.

Pros: This cable has done the trick, plain and simple!

Cons: None

Audioquest Pearl HDMI Cable 3'

Ken from San Jose, CA on 11/24/2016

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WELL...... I have to be Honest here. I have gone through Many, Many, Cables, Wires, Etc,Etc. for all types of Devices Audio, Video Etc, Etc... And, That said, I have YET to see or Hear Any difference in ANYTHING whether it be a TV, Stereo, Speakers, Set Top Box, DVD/BluRay Player, I don't car what it was/is, I have yet to FIX or see Any Noticeable Difference in anything. I gave this 5 Stars just because Crutchfield Recommended it. And, It looks like a Nice Product??? It was fair priced and Undamaged upon arrival.

Pros: Looks nice, and Fit the Device without any Issues.

Cons: None. However, I did Not Notice any Improvement in Picture Quality or Sound Quality through our Sony DVD/BluRay Player!

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Larry from Jasper, AL on 11/8/2016

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This was the HDMI cable that I needed for my 4k TV. Worked great.

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Anonymous from Andover, MA on 10/11/2016

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Seems to do the job and was a decent price point.

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Howard from Memphis, TN on 10/10/2016

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Originally, I was going to get a cheaper cable that claimed to handle 4K and UHD. However, after talking with Dexter, he suggested the AudioQuest Pearl instead. I am certainly glad he did because I am very pleased with these cables. They were a little more expensive, but they are clearly superior to the Planet Waves cables they replace. I can even say the sound from my Yamaha receiver has more fidelity with the AudioQuest cables. Spend a little more, and you won't be disappointed. There is no reason to get top tier equipment and use average cables.

Pros: Great video on my OLED LG as well as better sound.

Cons: None

HDMI

gilbert from Woodhaven, NY on 10/2/2016

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Excellent sound and picture

Pros: Excellent sound and picture Well-made HDMI cable

Cons: None

HDMI cable

biomrl from Clifton, VA on 9/29/2016

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Not much to say about an HDMI cable. It works and things look and sound terrific. So it does its job and seems to do it very well. Seems well made.

Pros: Gets the job done.

Cons: None

HDMI cord

CRF from Viera, FL on 9/11/2016

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I am not an audio engineer so I don't whether or not the quality of a cable matters to the sound quality.

Pros: appears to be good quality

Cons: 3 feet is too short for any application. Even if the 2 units are close together, when you have to spin one around to access the rear, the cords become stretched.

Excellent cables

Rick K. from Novi, MI on 8/6/2016

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The Pearl cables do an excellent job carrying the video and audio to the TV.

Pros: Well made and worth the cost for the quality.

Cons: None

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Wayne B from Greenbelt, MD on 6/8/2016

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Excellent Product

Pros: The 4 K conversion is excellent. I watched a standard DVD and a blueray. The picture on the LG UH 8500 is fantastic.

Cons: None that I can think of at this time.

i got audio quest hdmi within a reasonable time delivery

giorgio from Tarzana, CA on 6/5/2016

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Excellent HDMI

Pros: I AM USING WITH DIRECTTV DVR RECEIVER AND AN ONKYO TXX NR545

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Quality cable

Audiobahn808 from Hawaii on 4/13/2016

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This is a nice quality cable but although it cleaned up the audio, I'm not entirely sure it made a difference in picture quality compared to my Sony HDMI cable that's just as good as this.

Pros: Sound and quality

Cons: Price

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Mark L from Cottonwood, CA on 4/3/2016

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By far the best HDMI cables out there. You can not go wrong with Audioquest and Crutchfield.

Pros: Great quality and color in picture with amazing sound.

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home

john from kingsville, MO on 3/28/2016

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perfect,,

Pros: works fine

Cons: non

Premium HDMI cable

Don K from Clifton, NJ on 3/20/2016

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excellent construction and performance, simple as that!

Pros: well made and strong connectors

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AUDIO QUEST PEARL CABLE.

REGGIE T from valencia, CA on 3/16/2016

High quality resolution transmission of video and sound from the HDMI cable purchased from Crutchfield, and second to none.

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Great cables!

Dale D from Newberry, SC on 2/7/2016

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Great cables handle the input from our Ps4 and directv perfectly.

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Kevin from Wisconsin on 1/17/2016

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Replaced a couple of generic Best Buy cables with these. The cable appear to be of quality construction and proved excellent picture and sound quality.

Pros: As noted

Cons: Nothng

4k Cable

1BigDog from Florida on 1/13/2016

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I recently swapped a 3 year old 1080 HD tv which failed under warranty for a 4K Ultra HD with all the bells and whistles. After reading up on HDMI cables on various forums I decided that my 3 year old cables would work just fine. I was very unhappy with the picture quality. I read Crutchfields breakdown of HDMI cables and I went ahead and ordered two Pearl 4K 2.0 cables. I replaced the old ones today and after a few minutes the TV made its adjustments and the picture is now what I had expected from a 4K TV. Much better images than before.

Pros: It looks like a well made cable, compared to the ones it replaces. Images are much clearer now with these cables.

Cons: None

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Eric J. from Texas on 1/9/2016

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I bought this for the connection between my new UHD TV from my receiver, which has inputs from the cable box & 3D blu-ray. The old HDMI cable was not compatible with the 3D or UHD. I already same brand HDMI cable from the blu-ray to receiver. This cable works fine without any problems. Although most reviews gave it 5 stars, I don't know if other brands or higher priced HDMI cables would result in a different picture quality to be able to rate this cable higher or lower than the 4 stars I gave it.

Pros: HDMI 2.0 is 3D and 4K UHD compatible with sound return to the receiver so it I have outstanding sound via my 7.1 surround sound system Quality

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tom h from manteo North Carolina on 12/19/2015

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fantastic, I have been having HDCP problems because of a directv glitch, the directional pearl cbls seem to have corrected this. No problems since I installed them, and I don,t know if its my imagination but the picture quality seems to have improved. And this tv has a fantastic picture.

Pros: quick and easy installation

Cons: none

Needed for 4k

akloner from Alaska on 11/16/2015

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Good for 4K.

Pros: Recommended for 4K

Cons: Price, yet this was going rate

Audio Quest Pearl HDMI Cable

WVR from North Carolina on 11/16/2015

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Easy to install. Terrific picture.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None

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DickJ from Massachusetts on 11/8/2015

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Very well made cable. We were having video and audio cut-out on our new TV, and to check out the possible causes, our first choice was a higher quality HDMI cable. As it turned out, the cable was NOT the problem, but the socket on the DVR Cable box WAS the problem.

Pros: Very well made cable.

Cons: I was trying to keep the cable as short as possible for signal integrity and, the cost per meter is high, I should have purchased a longer cable because in order to remove the cable box from the equipment cabinet, I have to disconnect the HDMI cable first from the rear of the TV. This is NOT a cable CON it is more of price per meter length.

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Jack from Chattanooga, Tennessee on 8/30/2015

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I bought one of these cables a few years ago and was so pleased with the performance a bought this one when the need arose. It provides a great picture whether playing DVDs or streaming video.

Pros: Great performance

Cons: None

Pearl 6 ft HDMI cable

BillS from Louisville, Kentucky on 8/14/2015

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The Pearl cable arrived when expected, and it was boxed nicely. It had a nice fit in the port to my new Samsung 55 inch TV, and it transmits the signal nicely.

Pros: Well constructed cable. Nice fit in the HDMI port. Picture quality is great.

Cons: A little expensive.

A good HDMI cable.

Don from Nevada on 5/10/2015

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AudioQuest makes good stuff. This is no different.

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AQ Pearl HDMI 2.0 cable

REVIEW from California on 5/6/2015

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Great basic HDMI 2.0 cable, works well with the newer 4K tv's and devices. Reasonably priced with the Audioquest name and quality

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Good HDMI Cable

Eric M from Pennsylvania on 3/20/2015

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Well built, quality product. I bought these along with a new receiver. Worked as advertised.

Pros: Worked as advertised. Quality of product.

Cons: None

Great Product

Ed R from Michigan on 2/22/2015

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Great picture quality and the construction of the cable is very excellent

Pros: Well made product

Cons: None

Car audio

Brad from Sanford on 2/22/2015

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Work very good for car audo

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DavidT from Seattle on 2/3/2015

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You will need one of these for 4K viewing

Pros: it works

Cons: none

Good Cables

Dunamis from Hawaii on 1/20/2015

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Simply the best cables you can buy. Expensive, but worth the price if you want the best sight and sound from your equipment...

Pros: Quality

Cons: None

tall order

great product from Arizona on 1/14/2015

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perfect product

Pros: great at this time

Cons: no cons

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Gbro from Macatawa, MI on 12/22/2014

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Works as intended and expected.

Pros: Directional arrows are helpful.

Cons: None

It's hard to know, but . . .

RickA from Knoxville, TN on 12/11/2014

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I have just completed an overhaul of my Home AV system that included both a new Yamaha RX-V577 receiver and new AudioQuest Pearl HDMI cables. There is a significant change for the better in sound quality with respect to both staging and overall crispness and clarity. And, I haven't changed speakers. I don't know how much of the improvement is due to the Pearls but I can say my current speakers have never sounded better. So, the Pearls have got to be doing something right.

Pros: Build quality.

Cons: A bit pricey, but worth it.

Good hdmi

Jr from California on 11/29/2014

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There are a good hdmi for the price. I had some Sony hdmi hook to my cable box to my new 4k tv and the picture was very jittery and blurry but I hook up the new cable and picture cleared up and look great

Pros: Good picture and good price

Cons: None

Excellent Value

Jeff I from Midland, MI on 8/23/2014

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I replaced my monster hdmi's with these at Crutchfields suggestion. There really was a huge difference in audio quality on the same system. Better yet, they are half the cost of the cables I replaced. You just can't go wrong with these.

Pros: Sound clarity

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Escalon, CA on 7/12/2014

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I have this at my second home in Big Clifty, KY

Pros: great

Cons: none

Excellent HDMI Cable

MMG from New England on 6/12/2014

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I bought these AudioQuest pearl HDMI cables for a new Denon system. They were packaged well, they looked and felt like quality cables, had a solid fit, have no sonic deficits, and overall complement my Denon system well.

Pros: High quality, good price, fast shipping

Cons: none

Great

Max from Long Island, NY on 6/6/2014

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The connection seems tight and also the quality seems great

Pros: Tighter connection

Cons: None

Audio Quest Pearl HDMI plug.

Jeff B. from El Paso, Tx. on 5/22/2014

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I've been buying the Audio Quest Pearl for three years now. I've bought the Cinnamon as well for double the cost. The Pearl HDMI cable is great for the price. It works with 4K and 3D, no problem. I have bought the Bluerigger HDMI (2) and had nothing but problems. Along with an HDMI splitter that claims it works with 3D along with the Bluerigger HDMI plugs gave me nothing but problems. I figured out it wasn't the splitter but these 2 Bluerigger cables. Save yourself time and money and buy these great Pearl HDMI cables and you'll be totally satisfied. Remember, you pay for what you get. These also have HDMI with Ethernet.

Pros: 4K, 3D, up to 600 Hz. I really see no difference between the Pearl and more expensive Cinnamon Audio Quest.

Cons: NONE.

It's a working cord

Anonymous from Valencia, california on 4/3/2014

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Does what it's supposed to do. Can't say whether it works better or worse than any others, but no problems.

Pros: Price. 12 bucks less than another retailer down the street. Good looking for a A/V cord I guess.

Cons: None

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Bingo-One from Tx. on 3/19/2014

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Carries an excellent signal .

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Noticeable difference

CMG from Roanoke, VA on 3/11/2014

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Proof positive that interconnects matter. I respectfully disagree with some of the other reviewers on this issue, though I wonder how spending significantly more than this in most applications would not be an exercise in diminishing returns. Substantially built, the improvement over previous HDMI cable (standard big-box stuff with no name mentioned here; however, it was essentially the price of the Pearl at this length) was objective and instantly recognized by my wife who takes little interest in such things.

Pros: Significant improvement, quality for price is no-brainer.

Cons: At this price, none.

First HDMI cable I Ever Used

Keiths from Highlands Ranch, CO on 3/1/2014

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Using the cable with my new Blu-Ray player. Delivers an exceptional picture on our 39" Sanyo Flat Screen TV.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Dave D from Moorpark, CA on 2/19/2014

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Great cable

Pros: Works well.

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Anil from Houston, TX on 1/5/2014

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it's just wire. not to expensive not too cheap.

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Ted from Lake Monticello, Virginia on 12/26/2013

Appears to be a quality product that does the job well.

Pros: It just plain works!

Cons: None

Nice cable

Doug from Minneapolis, MN on 12/7/2013

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plugged in as expected and delivers a quality signal

Pros: it works fine

Cons: none

Great Price for Quality Item

StuS from New Milford, NJ on 11/8/2013

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The Audio Quest Pearl is a great HDMI cable which delivers perfect Image Quality.

Pros: Length of cable and easy installation

Cons: None

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EricS from Katy, Texas on 9/29/2013

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Good qulity

Pros: easy to install

Cons: none

AudioQuest Pearl

Carl from Wisconsin on 9/19/2013

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Well made. Works great!

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It woiks !

Joe from Lake stevens, Wa on 9/8/2013

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The cable connected up good and tight with no sag.This is what you are looking for in a quality cable.In addition,the picture reflected a nice pristine image. There may be better HDMI cables out there and there may be worse. At this price the pearl is a winner

Pros: Nice tight connection

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Pearl Cables

MTPhill from Savannah GA on 9/2/2013

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Never...I repeat never scrimp on your cables! Pearl provides clean signal transfer and secure connections.

Pros: As advertised and recommended by Crutchfield Support!

Cons: NA

AudioQuest Pearl

Anonymous from alexandria LA on 8/29/2013

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just another HDMI cable

Pros: none

Cons: none

Audio Quest HDMI

Anonymous from Columbus,Oh on 8/25/2013

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Seems to be very nice cables. Was I formed by the salesman Crutchfield that they were a better build quality.

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Worth the extra $

Kevin from Stoutsville, OH on 8/8/2013

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The price for these cables is a small investment into a great system...thanks Crutchfield!

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Hdmi cord too short?

Bill B from Mechanicsville, VA on 8/2/2013

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Works fine

Pros: No trouble plugging it in!

Cons: I was told it was 6 ft long but it was 3 ft! However, it fits so I haven't returned it. I do the final setup next wk and I'll find out if I have to return it--which would be a pain!

Nice cable at a nice price

musicman5818 from Tonawanda, NY on 7/11/2013

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I was looking for cables to replace my cheap "no name" purchased cables and didn't want to spend a ton of money. These fit the bill perfectly. I have purchased expensive cables in the past and I did not quite hear or see a difference that matched the extra cost. I've also had cheap cables that I could here and see a difference. The AudioQuest Pearls look good, work great, they are packaged extremely well, and shipped fast. Thanks Crutchfield!

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Great Product for the Price

GC from Columbus, OH on 6/17/2013

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I couldn't have asked more for this cable, especially given the very economical price point.

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Quality HDMI Cable

JohnH from Houston, TX. on 6/1/2013

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I am not much of a expert but the cables work great and appear to be of high quality. Maybe I could have spent less and gotten the same results but I have no regrets as to my purchase

Pros: High Quality

Cons: Pricey

AudioQuest Pearl

PaulH from Chevy Chase, MD on 5/17/2013

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So far it works great. In particular, the connection were easy and secure.

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AudioQuest Pearl

Charles H from Maryville, TN on 5/2/2013

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Cable length is good. Good, secure connection to TV.

Pros: Cable length.

Cons: A little pricey.

A cable is a cable

Moley Russel's wart from SW on 4/29/2013

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A great cable for the money and it does its job.

Pros: It works as advertised.

Cons: none

AudioQuest Pearl

Bob from Middletown NY on 4/22/2013

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Cables are a quality cable and work fine but I could not see any difference in audio or visual quality from my old cables.

Pros: Easy to connect. Just the right length for normal installation.

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Excellent little cables

BradM from Alexandria, VA on 3/15/2013

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Great cable for the money. Paired with Pioneer SC-63 and a Panasonic GT-50. Excellent picture and sound quality.

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Exceptional

Anonymous from Hollywood, FL on 2/19/2013

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You get what you pay for.

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AudioQuest Pearl

jason from peoria,il on 1/20/2013

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used a standard hdmi on a 32 inch 3d led switched to the audioquest. The picture came alive in every mode 2d or 3d.i'll never buy anything but audioquest again and i have some very high priced av and video equipment i use as my main gear

Pros: great product for such a good price

Cons: none

AudioQuest Pearl HDMI Cable

PaulC from Lenoir City, TN on 12/27/2012

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Excellent quality, excellent performance! Used this cable to connect 3D Blu-Ray DVD player to my 3D TV. No problems making the connections. The speed and quality of broadcast are very impressive.

Pros: Excellent quality, excellent performance!

Cons: None!

Good Quality

Kalika from Hawaii on 9/19/2012

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A great quality cable with a good price.

Pros: Good Quality

Cons: None

AudioQuest Pearl

John P. from Columbia,SC on 8/28/2012

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Great cable.

Pros: Very good connection tips and excellant video and audio transfer.

Cons: none

AudioQuest Pearl

Ada B from Philadelphia. PA on 8/9/2012

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I called Crutchfield to find our the best HDMI cable for the Blue Ray I was buying (there are so many choices ...), and they gave me just the information I needed to choose the right price/quality combination.

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Good

Anonymous from Miami, F|L on 7/31/2012

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It was short for my set up but that was my fault

Pros: Does the job

Cons: Short

Perfect for use

GregR from Baltimore, MD on 7/26/2012

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This HDMI cable is absolutely perfect for its intended use. It's sturdy, attractive and a great length for a nearby component. we have it connected to our Apple TV. the picture and sound quality is very good. no complaints.

Pros: Sturdy, attractive, good video and audio, perfect size for component within reasonable distance to TV.

Cons: None so far

Great!

Anonymous from Chicago on 5/24/2012

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Great cable good price

Pros: Thin cable... Good picture

Cons: None

AudioQuest Pearl HDMI

ScottH from SW Michigan on 4/30/2012

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What is there to an HDMI cable? Complexity, to put it briefly. You might think that this is a no-brainer, but a lot of times it's hard to find the right cable - and there is a wide range of prices associated with HDMI. No offense, major retailers, but your prices leave a lot to be desired. Crutchfield offers the AudioQuest Pearl line, which includes about everything you need, especially with the data rate of 3D tv. I have no test equipment except my eyes and ears, but they tell me that I have all I need with 3 cables, versus the bird's nest of wires and connection cables I used to need.

Pros: No great IQ needed - select the length needed, make the connection, and that's it. Simple and easy, the way it should be.

Cons: None

Great Buy

Bullet from Chesterfield, VA on 4/16/2012

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Excellent value for a quality product.

Pros: Great quality at a value.

Cons: None at this time.

Good quality for the money

LanceB from Phoenix, AZ on 4/15/2012

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I bought this in 2011 and i can say that the quality of the picture has been great. Greater clarity and brighter colors, also the blacks and whites have been noticably contrast. Good product for the money nuff said.

Pros: clarity great, sturdy cable, appealing looks, brighter picture

Cons: None so far

Better than expected

Jacen101307 from Alexandria, VA on 2/26/2012

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I would first like to say that I did once believe all hdmi cables were the same. In fact I have been a very loyal customer to a "one" price website because I had seen many articles that said there is no difference between the over priced cables and those for $10. I have now been proved otherwise. This cable transfers the data much better and looks much cleaner than the premium cables I had bought from said website. The only down side that I had was the HDCP. I had to unplug the cable and plug it back in to get the issue to be resolved but I am running it from my ps3 to my onkyo to my tv so I am not sure where the breakdown was but I do know that at least for the moment it has been resolved . My wife. Had even commented how the colors look brighter and the picture much cleaner now so I can say that it is not just me trying to justify the price I paid for the cable.

Pros: Solid copper wire Great function

Cons: Price

AudioQuest Pearl

Anonymous from Brazil on 2/19/2012

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Excelent cable! Great 3d images.

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Defective Product, Defective Customer Support

Sasquatch from Northern Virginia on 2/11/2012

New cable box and brand new Samsung set could not complete an HDCP handshake with a brand new out of the box AudioQuest4 cable. Had to buy a replacement HDMI cable from Radio Shack to troubleshoot the issue. Cable box and television were able to initiate HDCP with the replacement HDMI cable with no problem. AudioQuest cable was obviously defective. Called Crutchfield to ask for a refund. Was told I could not get a refund because the cable was "free," as part of a $1500 purchase I made from Crutchfield. "Free" as part of a package purchase is to free as military intelligence is to intelligence. So Crutchfield is sending me a replacement AudioQuest HDMI cable that I don't need. If it works, maybe I'll keep it, and maybe I'll sell it. If it doesn't work, I'll call Crutchfield for another "free" cable.

Pros: "Free" as part of a major purchase....whatever that means.

Cons: Defective out of the box....which makes troubleshooting a pain, because it's reasonable to assume that brand new products work out of the box.

AudioQuest Pearl

Don S from Plover WI on 1/31/2012

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excellent cables, improved picture on tv much brighter and sharper. no need to spent anymore for hdmi cables. er

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Top Line Connector.

Jim S from The Jersey Cape on 1/28/2012

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Professional Connector

Pros: Heavy Duty.

Cons: None.

AudioQuest Pearl

HaroldS from Albertville, AL on 1/25/2012

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Very good connection and quality.

Pros: Ease of use and signal quality

Cons: None

Replaced For Better 3D

tRu from Los Angeles Cali on 11/3/2011

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I mainly bought this hdmi because i was told it will help with the ghosting during 3D on my Sony 46NX810 (also bought from Crutchfield of course) Im sad to report that i still have the same problem, i cant enjoy the 3D feature. But im keeping the cable because I've already hooked it up and dont want to move evrything again. But its all good not Crutchfields fault.

Pros: Does the job as described.

Cons: Didnt see a difference between this hdmi and my original sony hdmi v1.4

Audio Quest Pearl HDMI

EricN from Eagan, MN on 9/14/2011

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Excellent product. I replaced a component video cable with this Audio Quest HDMI cable and the picture quality was noticeably improved. Excellent value also. I don't know why anyone would spend more.

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Superb HDMI

Bob from Niagara Falls NY. on 9/7/2011

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I bought this hdmi when I bought the Sony HT-CT150 soundbar system. I have it going from the hdmi out on the sub(arc)to hdmi(arc)in on the tv. Great cable. I only have two devices connected to the sub, but I'm using older hdmi cables. Henceforth, I plan on buying two more Audioquest Pearl hdmi. I'm very familiar with the quality of Audioquest as I use it in my hi-end reference audio system. Thank you Audioquest and Thank you Crutchfield.

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AudioQuest Pearl

movie lover from spring valley,ny on 8/8/2011

the sound is wonderful and pic also wonderful.and soon i be buying 2 more of those.

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HDMI Cable-Fast Delivery

John M. from Allentown, NJ on 8/4/2011

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The AudioQuest Pearl is all that's claimed. Quick connection and great picture/sound. What's even better was Crutchfield's fast service. Thanks!!

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A SNAP!

CJ from NE on 6/5/2011

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INSTANT & PERFECT SNAP-IN CONNECTION BETWEEN NEW SAMSUNG LED TV & CABLE BOX!

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great cables

RW from Cape Cod, MA on 4/20/2011

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I've boughten five of these in total. These are great cables for a really good price. Not sure why you would need to spend more.

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HDMI Cables

Jim W. from Nottingham Maryland on 4/20/2011

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Great Cables.

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Bang for your buck!!!

D3Daddy from OC, CA on 3/17/2011

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This is a great product, especially at the price. I had the higher costing HDMI cable prior to this and there is NO difference, at least to the naked eye. Inexpensive but by no means CHEAP!!! You will NO be dissapointed with this cable and its price.

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AUDIOQUEST PEARL HDMI CABLE

LarryV from Las Vegas, NV on 3/9/2011

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They had the cable I wanted. No problem in ordering it. It came when they said it would. Good packaging,no damage.

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Performs to expectations

Nash from Hickory, NC on 2/11/2011

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No complaints. Functions as per specifications.

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AudioQuest Pearl

gary from St Louis on 2/7/2011

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Great plug at a great price. Provides excellent sound ad visual without breaking your wallet.

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It's a cable and it works

GD from Ithaca, NY on 1/26/2011

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Well it's a well made cable and it works. I don't see any reason to spend $100 or more on a cable.

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AudioQuest Pearl

Paul C from Clarksville, MD on 1/17/2011

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A great product for a low price. Cable looks good and performs well! Will be referring to my freinds about this product. Delivery only took a day. My sells adviser Eddie is on top of all the lastest gear and advises you on what he thinks is best for your needs. Paul C

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AudioQuest Pearl

Jeff T from Warren,MA on 11/5/2010

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Good quality and reasonably priced.

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Works great!

Diana from Los Angeles on 9/28/2010

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This cable was perfect for connecting our HD TV to an HD cable box.

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HDMI Connectors

BarryW from Seaford, DE on 9/19/2010

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Have a new audio system and with these HDMI connectors the video and sound are definitely more crisp.

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Best of the Best

1080pete from Upland, CA on 8/27/2010

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This is it, this is the one, don't spend a penny more on an HDMI cable, super high quality, super affordable. Crystal clear video and audio with this.

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Features

HDMI 2.0 Certified: The AudioQuest Pearl 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 Pearl HDMI cable features quality construction to maximize video and audio performance.

  • Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Pearl's solid Long-Grain Copper allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding "loss" without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.
  • 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. Pearl 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. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality.

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