Great quality if you have no Electromagnetic interference!
Sorry to say there is no metal, weaved shielding under outer rubber jacket, as far as I can tell. Wrote to the Monoprice and asked them if shielding was under outer jacket and did not receive a replied.
When moving the cables around I heard a strong static sound and one speaker stopped reproducing sound, and moved them again and both were playing again. No plugs in the preamp or cable jackets were lose. Cables were very flexible, thus no shielding. Don't purchase.
Ordered them (4) on 12/1/11. I received the cables on 12/3/11.
While troubleshooting (I wasn't getting enough signal to my subs, tested all 4) I found that it was these cables causing the problem. I used another 10ft XLR F to RCA cable I bought some time ago from MP that I knew worked to confirm that it was these cables. I opened the RCA end and found they filled it completely with some sort of hard waxy/rubber coating. I would think that had something to do with connection not sending full strength signal through the cable. They usually just have a thin sleeve between the terminals and jacket. So not sure why they changed it. To me it seemed while filling the inside of the connector it put too much pressure between the solder and terminal and broke the contacts. But not entirely. I still got a weak signal through the cables. W/e the case they didn't work correctly.
PROS: Fast shipping. Prepaid return.
CONS: I have to ship them back for a refund. I really needed them badly. Was told by 2 employees that it wouldn't be wise to file for replacements. Saying that I would most likely get faulty cables again. So atm I'm unsure if I should even bother ordering any type of pre-wired cables from them in the future. This isn't the first time I've received faulty XLR to RCA cables. I waited quite awhile between now and the first time I received faulty cables. Hoping that they would have sorted this out. But apparently nothing was done to assure quality once again.
CONS: Unable to mate the XLR female side to the XLR male side on my component (Oppo blu-ray player). I had a similar experience to one of the reviewers below. However, in my case not only did I not hear the "clicking" noise that locks it into place, it wouldn't insert enough get a signal at all. I love Monoprice, but they they need to take a serious look at the design of this thing.
Cables look clean and solidly built. My rating of an 7 is due to the difficulty in mating this cable to the standard XLR female-female cables. I was used to hearing a 'clicking' sound when a good connection is made as in the standard XLR female-female cables. This one doesn't give you that sound and hence the confidence that you've made a good connection. Infact i found it easy to accidentally disconnect. I hope future cables will correct this fitting issue.