This was ordered for a time sensitive project so there was no way sending it back but I had to use it. Purchased a pair and both were rusted and corroded. When I unscrewed the jacket sleeve, the gold plated underneath the jacket was fine.
How these were shipped to me without visual inspection was a major let down.
Don't recommend this product and monoprice for prospect customers.
PROS: It arrived
CONS: Gold plated that is exposed to air, some areas were rusty and corroded.
Yeah, so I've reviewed the TRS and MXLR counterparts already and my feelings are the same here. Solid connectors. Seems like a logical, rugged design. The price has allowed me to wire my modest home recording set-up at a fraction of the price that it would have cost me with pre-assembled cables. I have used other connectors (mostly Neutrik), and in comparison these work great, feel very solid, solder easily, and make sense to me.
PROS: price, performance.
CONS: The little holes where you slide the wire through are really quite small...
Fantastic Connector, and fits perfectly (unlike the Male connector)
These are fantastic screw type connectors. They're super easy to solder to, they look great, and they fit right. The Male XLR connector from Monoprice fits VERY tight into your gear and mic panels, but this connector doesn't suffer from that.
I have not had the chance to use these connectors yet, but I have some other Monoprice cables with the connectors on them and they seem to holding up well so far. The connectors look to be easy to solder and assemble.