I'm using a glass Toslink cable between an Airport Express and Benchmark DAC that I bought here from member Captnstarstripe. It's nicely made and seems to work perfectly. I think it's a real bargain at $40.
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I also have had excellent experience with the Glass Toslink cable. I have one that I bought from Captnstarstripe and a longer one from http://www.uniqueproductsonline.com/gltodiopca.html. They appear to be the same cable, except for length and price. This is high quality cable with 280 glass (not plastic) fibers.
I was wondering if these toslink cables require any burn-in and if so, how long ?
No burn in is required. If you have a jitter problem then obvioulsy a cable change coudl make an audible difference and it will take some listening time to get familiar with the new sound.
FWIW: If you do hear an improvement after changing the digital cable then it is possible you still have a jitter interface problem that has not been fully adressed. You may suspect the source or the DAC jitter immunity as being inadequate and try to go from there (if you think about it theoretically and assume you had perfect equipment then it would not matter one wit what model optical cable you used - any high quality glass cable would sound the same)