Monoprice should have a Comment option on other peoples reviews. The reason I say this is because all the 1 star reviews that I read are by people using this cable for the wrong application. It's an audio cable, NOT an instrument cable. Of course you are going to get microphonic noise if you use this cable as a guitar or patch cable into your effects or guitar amplifier especially a guitar amp using gain or distortion. This cable is a SPEAKER cable to go from an amplifier to a set of speakers.
I needed these cables to connect from our reverb unit to our sound board and other random things that a short cable would be cleaner to use. They are the best quality out of all the TS cables I have ordered. Couldn't be more pleased with the quick shipping, quality product and outstanding warranty!
My experience with Monoprice has always been positive. Ths Pro Audio line of cables work fine. I use them for rack patch cables and am completely satisfied. I have had no in-service failures from any cable.