This is not your garden variety TRS cable. This is a cable for roadies. It looks like you could run it over several times with an equipment cart and it would take the abuse. I will not kid you--I was surprised at how thick this cable is. It you are looking for a light-duty cable, you can probably find something less expense that will meet your needs. But for the price why not get this premier cable that will last a long time. This cable is well constructed. I really like the metal coil strain reliefs. 16 AWG solid copper cable with gold-plated plugs--this is a high-quality cable at a great price.