Monoprice has some very good ideas in most product areas. They need to double up on inspecting the microphone cables for shorts between conductors and ground/shield integrity. The same is true with guitar cables.......I had to send all of mine back....all grounds were faulty. This does not appear to be true with all of my cables but with about 30%.....The internal wire jacket material is faulty or the solder joints are faulty.....try and fix this ASAP and you'll have more business referral than you can probably handle....but don't get in a hurry and turn out any more bad cable products!
PROS: I really like the "idea" behind your mic cord design. Especially for cords used in permanent installations.......not for travel to/from music/audio programs.
CONS: The cord material is too heavy to tote to/from/travel. If the conductors are really 16 gauge...you don't need a 16 gauge copper wire to conduct these signals. The second and overriding problem is the QA department of Monoprice vendor is letting too many cables pass through inspection without Grounded shields and many with cross communication between conductors 2 and 3 so there are direct shorts between wires especially when you "move" the cable around on the platform/stage......I have about 5 or 6 25' and 35' foot mic cables that saw almost 0 use but will not pass a continuity test with my battery operated tester. I will not take these to a job site and risk a live performance failure with them
These cables are durable, well made, with high quality materials used in their design.
I run a recording studio and use monoprice cables of many different kinds, in my recordings, everyday. I've saved me and my friends thousands of dollars by switching to monoprice cables.
I would highly recommend monoprice cables of any kind to anyone and I do on a regular basis.
You just can't go wrong.
High quality in design and audio signal transfer
CONS: I sometimes find that the XLR ends can get stuck in new (unused) connectors with locking XLR plugs of usual kinds (neutrik, switchcraft, etc). Not really a con it's just annoying until they are broken in.
Bought a pair of these about 18 months ago and loved them. Just bought two more pair for another project. These cables are heavy duty and are well made to get the job done. Very happy with the price as well.
Pleased to discover it has ground-to-shield construction, which enabled me to connect my custom Ovation Folklore LX guitar, and also a collector model with XLR plug, directly to mixers, as well as to the XLR input of a Roland Cube 30 monitor. Sounds extremely good.
i spent 200.00 on a box of 28 assorted cables. that's dirt cheap considering above average build quality, lifetime warranty, great flexibility, good looks, heavy gauge conductors. good wires. processing and shipping were smooth, timely, and accurate. wonderful shopping experience in my experience.
PROS: good quality, great price.
CONS: female xlr could make tighter contact, but they're still solid