I gave this 4 stars because it seems very well made. I purchased 2 of the 6' Male XLR (balanced) to Male RCA (unbalanced) for a project connecting an AVR w/RCA pre-outs to an amp with XLR input.
The cable itself is impressive for the price. Solid feel. Real rubber casing. The XLR connector is not too long, but not super short and seems sturdy and well made. The RCA plug end appears crimped and not screwed together.
Now, the bad part. The product is not wired correctly. The issue is the RCA end has the shield wire connected to the negative (outer) connector.
The PROPER method of wiring this type of connector is to lift (disconnect) the shield at the input end. In my case, that would be the RCA plug.
If your application calls for lifting the shield wire at the XLR end, that's more feasible as you can simply unscrew the assembly and remove the shield wire. However, in my case I need the shield lifted from the RCA and - unfortunately - due to the very good quality of construction of the RCA end, I can't without splicing the wire, which I'm not going to do (would likely cause more harm than good or create a CF).
Great cable and well made. Zero hummmmmmmmm with these.
Great quality build. I am wondering why people pay more for cables when these are available at such a great price. I don'the think a 100.00 or 200.00 cable could do any better. If there is no hum in my speaker then these cables have done their job. Unlike Audioquest which did not.