I bought these cables to hook up an Otari MX5050 reel-to-reel to my hifi. I've bought stuff from Monoprice before and their products offer good value for short bread, but these cables are better than I expected! The shielding is very heavy and thick, and the connectors are gold-plated. More importantly, I am very pleased with their performance. Imaging is deep, bass is fulsome and tight, and everything just sounds cohesive and together. I'm going to order more Monoprice cables for my home studio!
The cables came quickly and they are very well made. Monoprice does such a great job with their prices and quality. I didn't have to worry about any issues with the cables, I just plugged them up and had confidence they would work great.
Make sure you perform a continuity test, and unscrew both connectors to do a visual inspection. Monoprice is not going tp pay for your equipment if something blows as a result of shoddily built cables.
PROS: Soft cable, sturdy hardware.
CONS: Of the 4 cables I ordered, 2 didn't work. Using a DMM to perform a continuity test, I found that both tips and sleeves on the RCA plugs are connected! When I unscrewed the RCA plug, the wires were a big mess. The female XLR plug was another disaster waiting to happen: open wires were a hair away from the metal jacket.
I thought I would be safe buying your cables like have in the past, when I hooked these cables up in my system I got no sound from it, I trouble shot many of the components and other cables, never occurred to me that you cables where defective. after about an hr of trouble shooting I took your cables out of the equation and everything worked fine, I took the cables to my job where we have audio video techs, and they informed me of broken insulation inside of the cables, I was fortuned nothing touched could of destroyed some equipment, also pin 3 and 2 where bonded unlike the previous I purchased from you, so not to happy with my purchase from you.
PROS: look good, material is good
CONS: very bad construction could blown a lot of valuable equipment