I recently installed my home theater system in a cabinet that has access from behind through a secret door in another room (c'mon fellow geeks... you want that too! LOL). I had been using a rather lengthy XLR to RCA adapter to send audio to my 18" JBL subwoofer (yes, bragging), which impacted the usable depth of the cabinet. The Monoprice adapter solved the problem for me. The quality is great, as usual. The important thing is that I can rely on their products, and they didn't stiff me with high shipping costs on this relatively inexpensive purchase.
for a made in china product, these cables are much better constructed than brand name cables. the insulation is thick, but flexible. easy to install and connect. i purchased cables from other websites, but were much thinner... . a cable has to be durable, thick insulated and well built.... and these are....
I've worked around military jets for 30 plus years, my hearing is not what it used to be therefore, anything I say about subtle sound quality transmission would not be fair. Otherwise, I am well satisfied with build quality of these wires, and would buy them again. Fair is price for a good product.
PROS: Build quality good, sturdy connectors, positive hookup to equipment - have not shaken loose from equipment after several hours of reference level playing.
These XLR-to-RCA cables are an incredible deal and very well built for the price.
So, why only three stars? XLR pin 2 (low) and the cable shield (XLR pin 3) are connected together at the RCA end, a potential source of ground-loop issues (in other words, hum). From my research, the best way to wire these kinds of adaptor cables to avoid hum is inot/i tying the cable shield and the low conductor together at the RCA end, instead wiring XLR pin 3 to RCA shield and insulating the cable shield at the RCA end. Short of modifying the cables (which, needless to say, is strictly at your own risk and will void warranties), buying a few cables and testing them first to ensure they will perform noiselessly in your application before committing to a larger quantity is highly recommended.