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S/PDIF Digital Optical Audio Cable, Toslink to Mini Toslink, 3ft
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S/PDIF Digital Optical Audio Cable, Toslink to Mini Toslink, 3ft

Experience superb sonic clarity and accurate musical reproduction with this S/PDIF (Toslink) Digital Optical Audio Cable from Monoprice!

The Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format provides for a Digital Optical Audio signal, commonly referred to as Toslink. Toslink allows for the distribution of uncompressed 2-channel PCM audio or compressed multichannel audio, such as DTS® or Dolby® 5.1 or 7.1. Being an optical signal, Toslink is immune to problems that can plague electrical signals, such as crosstalk, magnetic interference, or radio frequency interference.

Many laptop and small computers, including the Apple MacBook® and Mac® mini, feature a combination 3.5mm TRS stereo audio and S/PDIF Digital Optical Audio output port. This port can accept a standard 3.5mm headphone plug or a Mini Toslink plug.

This cable features a 3.5mm Mini Toslink connector on one end and a full-sized Toslink connector on the other end, with molded connector heads and strain-relief boots.


  • Full-sized male Digital Optical Audio (Toslink) connector on one end
  • 3.5mm male Mini Toslink connector on one end
  • 5.0 mm outside diameter
  • Molded strain-relief bootss reduce strain where the cable and connectors meet
  • Gold plated ferrule resists corrosion and provides maximum protection for the connector tip
  • Precision polished fiber tips for maximum signal transfer
  • Plastic tip protectors attached to each end to protect the optical cable when not in use

DTS is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc.

Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

Apple, Mac, and MacBook are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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54 Reviews

98.89% of the reviewers recommend this product

  • LRHK,
  •  Castlegar, BC 
  • 11/16/2015 8:44:39 AM

Pros: Cheap

Works as expected, no issues!

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  • Mike B,
  •  Schaumburg, IL 
  • 10/13/2015 12:52:15 PM

Works great to connect my ChromeCast Audio to my receiver. Both ends fit securely and the cable feels plenty sturdy.

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Does the job!

  • Anonymous,
  •  Chandler, AZ 
  • 10/10/2015 10:50:08 AM

Pros: Cheap. Works. Has a 'leash' for each of the end caps.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Plugged into my new Chromecast Audio and works great! No complaints. I do wish they had a shorter version available. Even the 3 foot length is too long for my needs.

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Optical Cable not recognized by iMac

  • Trum,
  •  Santa Fe, NM 
  • 5/19/2015 2:47:11 PM

Pros: Cheap and seemingly simple. Supposed to be a great way to connect audio signals.

Cons: iMac did not recognize the cable when plugged in. I was attempting to connect the Shiit Modi Uber (not profanity!, It's the name of the company that makes the DAC/Amp) to my iMac. Shiit's web-site directs you to this cable. The cable was attached firmly and correctly, but, it did not show up in the Input dialog in Audio preferences. I sent this back for a refund. Not sure what the problem was. The USB 2 cord works fine in it's place. However, I would still like to know if a 2009 iMac on 10.9.2 is capable of recognizing and working w/ this optical cable. Best, Burt

Cannot review further as it never connected.

Thanks to Gabby V.'s technical and personal understanding, I was directed to the correct input/outputs and found the optical cable recognized by by 2009 vintage iMac!

The sound is clearer compared to the USB2. Not an earth shattering difference, but, a nice
difference all the same. I rate the cable a solid 5 (esp. for the price). I rate Gabby a solid 10.

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works like OEM product

  • Jeff,
  •  Morrison, CO 
  • 3/17/2015 9:38:52 AM

Pros: works as it should

Cons: none

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