As I type this, I have 19 of these snakes wired into my home studio. I have another 7 in my Road Kit. My relationship with Hosa predates my relationship (a very happy one!) with Sweetwater, and in my lifetime I have bought well-over 250 Hosa cables of varying types. Of that total, some 220 (I'm guessing, but that seems about right) are still in service. I have only ever had ONE "out of box" failure, and even then, that was intermittent: it was never quite clear whether the cable, or what was connected, was at fault. Thus: I cannot say enough good things about them.
In 2004, with some "Golden-eared" friends, I conducted a "cable shoot-out" in my studio, which included some SCARY-priced other cable makers, with "incredibly-exotic" alloys I n their wire. Our conclusion - at 44.1, nobody could hear a difference.
Regarding those 19 snakes in my Studio: some of them are clocking over 25 years of continuous duty. Some "Road kit" snakes failed after being on the road for 10-15 years - excessive abuse, flexing, beer, and - ah - "other failure modes" that are best not-recounted here.
Bottom line: HOSA DELIVERS.