If you care about getting the best quality HDMI cables, this if for you.
Good quality HDMI cables have 1) less overall loss through the cable, 2) linear loss profiles, 3) ample margin to specification requirements, and 4) production consistency. The better the quality the cable, the more insurance you have to prevent unwanted HDMI connection issues. We were surprised that HDMI cable quality can vary so greatly and decided to share this benchmarking info with everyone, especially since most people can't tell the difference between the HDMI cables being offered online or at a store.
Unlike most online reviews, we use test equipment specially designed for cable testing- the GRL DI Tester from Granite River Labs. We then applied big data techniques to develop a cable analysis and benchmark scoring system to make it easier for everyone to tell the difference in HDMI cable quality,
Below is a summary of the best cables we've tested in different length categories as of Aug 2020. Click the links below to learn more about how they scored and where to buy them.
Not all HDMI Cables are created equally.
Best Short HDMI Cables (< 2 meters or 6.6 feet)
Best Medium Length HDMI Cables (>= 2 meters or 6.6 feet AND < 4 meters or 13.2 ft)
Best Long HDMI Cables (>= 4 meters or 13.2 ft)