Best HDMI Cable for PS4 Pro?

If you’re struggling to figure out which HDMI cable will work best with your PS4 Pro, then you came to the right place. While most HDMI cables have similar specifications, there are a few extra features to look for that will improve your experience.

The original HDMI cable included with the console box will do the trick, but you might have lost the original cable or bought a console without it. Either way, for ideal performance, you’ll need a new high-speed HDMI cable for your PS4 Pro.

If you’re aiming for the best performance, such as 4K at 60 hertz, the best HDMI cable for PS4 is one that is HDMI 2.0-compatible and labeled high speed. Gold plated connectors are recommended too. We also recommend paying attention to the cable length, to avoid signal degradation, a cable length of under 2 meters is ideal.

Best HDMI Cable for PS4 Pro

To save you time, we went ahead and made a list of some of the best HDMI cables for PS4 Pro below. It can be overwhelming browsing through the many variations of HDMI cables, so we helped narrow down your choice to a handful of cables.

 

1 - JSAUX 2M HDMI 2.0 Cable Ultra High Speed

JSAUX 2M HDMI 2.0 Cable Ultra High Speed

This high-speed 2.0 HDMI cable has a rated bandwidth of 18gbs, which is more than enough for crispy 4K resolution at 60hz. It’s not an active HDMI cable.

What we liked about this particular cable is the cable design, the red and black color scheme looks great. The exact material is nylon braided design, making it exceptionally durable. The braided nylon helps maintain the lifespan of the cable, even when you bend it. Another pro is the cables tend to be longer, between 2 and 3 meters.

It also has 24K gold-plated connectors that protect against corrosion and a tinplate anti-interference casing to protect the signals. Overall, it’s a great high-speed HDMI cable that will work great for your PS4 Pro.

2 - Snowkids 4K HDMI Cable 0.9M

Snowkids 4K HDMI Cable 0.9M

The Snowkids 4K high-speed HDMI cable is another good choice. It has similar specifications as most high-speed HDMI cables, with a bandwidth of 18gps, 4K, and 3D support. It also has gold-plated connectors.

One notable feature is this cable supports HDR at 4K, so if you have a TV with similar specifications, you can get some really crystal clear visuals.

What makes this cable a bit different from the usual high-speed cables is the grey braided nylon with an alloy shell. The braided nylon prevents cracks and tangles, while the alloy shell keeps the cable cool, light, and durable.

3 - Snowkids 4K HDMI cable 2m

Snowkids 4K HDMI cable 2m

What we have here is the 2-meter version of the grey high-speed HDMI cable. Two meters is usually the sweet spot for high resolutions. It also provides you with enough for a wide variety of setups. There’s nothing like not having a cable that’s long enough.

One notable feature of Snowkids HDMI cables is you can choose from a wide variety of lengths. From half a meter (smallest) to 15 meters. We don’t recommend 15 meters for high resolutions because the signal can degrade over long distances. If you like grey, then this cable is worth a look.

 

HDMI Cable Buying Guide

Buying an HDMI cable is straightforward, all you need is to look for the labels “High speed”, “4K”, and “HDMI 2.0”, which most high-speed cables have on the box.

Read more about HDMI cables here.

Since most high-speed cables have the same specs, when looking for the right cable, I suggest paying more attention to the body, style, and color, rather than specs. It’s nice to color-match cables to your console, PC, or TV.

For example, one cable style is braided nylon. This material is great for HDMI cables because you can easily bend and twist them without resistance or risk of damage. It’s a lot lighter than the usual thick rubber, so you can carry it on business trips for presentations. Ultra-thin is a great feature to look for too.

Remember, for 4K video games or media, you need a high-speed HDMI cable, specifically one that supports HDMI 2.0.

 

Does it Matter Which HDMI Cable I Use with PS4 Pro?

Since HDMI is backward compatible, you can use an older HDMI cable with your PS4 Pro but you won’t be able to take advantage of the higher resolutions and other features, such as improved sound, stability, and more.

Normal HDMI cables (not high speed) will allow you to use the gaming console at 1080p with no problems. Most HDMI cables support HDMI 1.4 which does support 4k but only at 30 Hz. High-speed cables are very cheap so it doesn’t hurt to upgrade.

The Bottom Line

So if you have a 4K-ready TV and you want to try out 4K gaming with the PS4 Pro, you’ll need a good high-speed HDMI cable. It’s a worthwhile investment. The products mentioned in this article are more than enough to unlock the features you’re looking for.

Bear in mind, not every game supports 4k at 60 Hz, the list of games is rather small at the moment, but likely to change in the future. It’s also a good idea to upgrade your HDMI cables so that you can use them when the new PS5 comes out.

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Image used is a derivative of “Finally gave in to PS4” (CC BY 2.0) by Leon Terra
About S. Santos

Tech columnist and tech blogger, audiovisual aficionado trying to keep up with the ever-evolving world of gadgets, home entertainment, and personal technology. If not fiddling with AV cables at home or in front of the computer, he can be found playing tennis or padel.

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