Best bang for the buck
Definitely the best for the price. Most cables are way too over priced. Hosa always puts out a good product with a good warranty (that I've never had to use). I've taken a lot of their products out on the road with no problems either. I'm a bit skeptical about the ruggedness of the wire leading into the backshell of the XLRs on this. fine for the studio or where it won't get pulled often. Just think it could use a little more stress relief or they could have added some extra heatshrink to beef it up. Channel labels are helpful but could easily fall off over abuse on the road. For that, I prefer numbers printed on the insulation. I will continue to buy Hosa for most of my cables since all those claims the big brands like Monster make are mostly hype to convince you to throw down big bucks for basically the same copper. (BTW, I'm an electrical engineer, so I can say that Hosa cables are not crap and most users won't benefit from the gimmicks the other companies are putting out. Not to say that all of the other companies are trying to rip you off, as there are some good technologies out there).