Best HDMI cables Thrifter 2020

Don't be fooled by how alike HDMI cables appear. These handy accessories can be quite different, and depending where you're shopping, quite expensive as well. Luckily, Amazon is full of affordable models that are just as useful as any you'd find in a brick-and-mortar store. In fact, we've created a guide to six of the best picks you can buy right now.

Best of the bunch: BlueRigger 4K HDMI Cable

Staff Pick

BlueRigger's high-quality 4K HDMI cable features a PVC jacket to resist fraying and is built to resist corrosion. Along with support for 4K video at 60 Hz, this cable supports UHD, 3D, Audio Return Channel, Ethernet, and more.

$9.99 at Amazon

Go long: AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable

Amazon has most of the competition beat when it comes to affordability. This 4K-capable HDMI cable is available in several different sizes, up to 100 feet long, and even allows you to share an Internet connection among devices as if it were an ethernet cable.

$7.23 at Amazon

Extra strength: Atevon 4K HDMI 2.0 Cable

This Atevon HDMI 2.0 cable is constructed with premium zinc alloy connectors as well as a nylon-braided jacket for extreme durability. Plus, it offers support for 4K video, HDCP 2.2, Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio, and more.

$13.99 at Amazon

Tough stuff: AmazonBasics Nylon-Braided 4K HDMI Cable

Another option from AmazonBasics is even tougher than the previously mentioned model above. This nylon-braided HDMI cable supports Ethernet, 4K video, 3D, and Audio Return Channel. It's available in several different lengths as well.

$7.97 at Amazon

A lasting choice: Ivanky Nylon-Braided HDMI 2.0 Cable

One of the most versatile cables on our list, this model is designed to work with any devices using HDMI 2.0 and it's also backwards compatible. Its nylon-braided jacket ensures durability for years to come, as does its support for 4K video.

$13.59 at Amazon

Choose your color: Monoprice 4K HDMI Cable

Monoprice's HDMI cables are available in shorter lengths than most others, starting at just 1.5 feet long. They're more colorful too, as you can select between Black, Blue, Red, and other colorways. The built-in ferrite core helps block interference but could also make it tough to feed through cable management slots.

$6.95 at Amazon

The final pick

Now that you've had a look at some of the best HDMI cables on Amazon, it's time to make your final selection. The very first thing you'll need to consider is how long you'll need your new cable to be. If keeping the wires behind your TV or computer desk well-organized is important to you, choosing a shorter cable would undoubtedly be a better option than one that's overly long. For instance, Monoprice's colorful HDMI cables come in lengths as short as 1.5 feet so you don't have to worry about excess cable piling up around your electronics. Then again, if you're connecting two devices that are far away from one another, AmazonBasics' High-Speed HDMI Cable is available in lengths of up to 100 feet to allow for a much longer reach.

The BlueRigger 4K HDMI Cable is a perfect selection for most people. It measures six feet long and is suitable for watching 4K content, 3D films, and more. It even pulls double duty as an Ethernet cable to share Internet between devices and supports True HD Dolby 7.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio for enhanced audio.

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