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IME the Toslink sockets that most consumer electronics use are quite fragile, and can easily be damaged by the big, heavy metal decorations that many "premium" brands add to their plugs. My advice is to buy the simplest, lightest cable that you can find. You'll probably have to shop on the Internet to find these.
Because EIAJ Optical audio cables are only good for a few feet, getting expensive cables with cladding that's designed to withstand long cable pulls and resist being damaged by a backhoe is a pointless expenditure. Save your money.
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