Considering all the deals and sales around this time of year, Christmas an ideal time to stock up on home theater equipment. Televisions, Blu-ray players, video game consoles, sound bars and surround sound systems are very popular Christmas gifts.
If you want the highest-quality audio and video, you’ll need an HDMI cable to connect your device of choice to your TV. And the hottest deals are usually found online, especially at Amazon, which has thousands of HDMI cables from the top brands. Plus you won’t have to spend fortune to get a top-notch cable at Amazon.
With an HDMI cable, you can connect your Blu-ray players, Apple TV, PS4, PS3, XBox one, Xbox 360, computers, cable boxes and satellite dishes (among other devices) to your TV or laptop and get optimal picture or sound for movies, video games and more.
Most HDMI cables these days support ethernet, 3D, 4K video and Audio Return Channel (ARC), so you’ll be able to find what you need at Amazon.
Here are some of the best HDMI cables available at Amazon:
1. AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable
Experience high-quality picture and sound (up to 1080p) at a bargain price with the AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable. The durable cable features gold-plated, corrosion-resistant connectors (A Male to A Male) to deliver optimal signal transfer with lower distortion. The inexpensive, popular cable is an ideal stocking stuffer.
Price: Starting at $4.82 with free shipping on orders over $35 (price varies depending on cable length)
2. AudioQuest Pearl HDMI 1 Meter Cable
The highlights of the AudioQuest Pearl cable is that it certified for in-wall installation and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) certified, which means it does not contain hazardous materials within the construction. You’re going to pay a bit more for this cable, but other features like Long-Grain Copper conductors and HD Polyethylene composition make it a worthwhile investment. The AudioQuest Pearl also comes in many different lengths (see the links below) making it an ideal cable for a longer run.
Price: Beginning at $28.75 plus free shipping
3. Twisted Veins Two (2) Pack of (6 ft) High Speed HDMI Cables
The Twisted Veins HDMI cables come in a two-pack, complete with velcro ties for cable management and a handy 90 degree angle adapter for “close to wall situations.” Other neat — and somewhat unexpected — features include a micrfiber screen cloth and an LED key chain, which come in the box. They get the job done and come in other lengths (see the links below). Complete with gold-plated connectors and a protective braided exterior, the Twisted Veins HDMI cable offer high-quality picture and sound at a bargain price.
Price: $7.96 with free shipping on orders over $35 (price varies depending on cable length and construction)
4. Honeywell High-Speed S3 Round Braided Nylon HDMI Cable (6.5 Feet)
The Honeywell HDMI cables are ideal for longer runs as you won’t find one shorter than 1.5 meters (4.9 feet). The 24-karat gold-plated connectors help prevent corrosion and give optimal signal conductivity. It also features triple-layer shielding and a protective braided jacket. The high density aluminum Mylar foil shielding prevents EMI (Electromagnetic interference) and RFI (radio frequency interference). Again, the price is right and you’ll get a quality, respected cable.
Price: $10.99 (price varies depending on cable length)
5. IBRA 12 Feet High Speed PRO GOLD RED v2.0/1.4a HDMI Cable
The IBRA HDMI cables support True HD Dolby 7.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio as well as 4K TVs. They also feature a flexible nylon jacket and corrosion-resistant golden contacts for ideal transmission. IBRA cables come in a wide variety of lengths — from 3 up to 130 feet — so they are great for short or long-distance connections.
Price: $24.75 (price varies depending on cable length and construction)