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Ordered 2 of these. Was so impressed with the price-to-performance ratio I ordered another 2.
To be honest, these are the most standard optical cables money can buy. It's not rocket science of advanced voodoo-engineering, it's an optical fiber wrapped in a thin, opaque outer shell. The connectors are solid and fit reasonably well into all optical S/PDIF ports (it's not as tight as I would've hoped for, some cables really do require a lot of force to be popped in and out, but these stay inserted once in, so... good enough I guess) and the cables are thin, hence very low profile and easy to manage.
Some people prefer the beefier cables, the ones that are like HDMI-level thick. Believe me, it's unnecessary. Being optical cables, first and foremost it's digital (so there is no "noise" to be expected, your AV receiver/soundbar is what sets the final quality of the sound) and there can be no electrical interference (it's optical). No need to bust the bank, these 5-dollar, ridiculously thin TOSLINK cables are capable and ready.
The only drawback with going with these is Amazon's Add-on program. You'll have to order 25 dollars worth of stuff to get them delivered. I'm not necessarily dissing the Add-on program, I understand it's necessary, but it's something to look out for.
First, my shipment arrived a business day early which was fantastic.
As for the cable itself, it's very thin and appears thinner than other toslink cables but it feels fine. Anecdotally, star tech products have been good quality in my experience just not always the lowest price. In this case, their price was lower than most comparable prime shipping cables.
I used it to hook up my 2.1 Soundbar to my older plasma TV. Hooked up the cable and it worked perfectly. Don't buy into any BS about cables affecting quality - with digital cables, they work or they don't and the quality is in the construction. It matters less if you hook it up once and leave it and it doesn't experience any mechanical stresses. In this case, the cable looks and feels to be of good quality and is flexible - it should hold up for a long, long time.