I got a pair of these cables a few weeks ago and i love them. They look great, and more importantly they work great. I was shaking the cable around while was playing and i didn't get a single rattle as you sometimes do with cables, which is great because i needed them for recording, and i didn't need any extra ticks appearing in my takes, but my feed has been crystal clear with my snowy's; that's the nickname i gave my cables because i love them. I also noticed that they feel significantly stronger than the previous cables that I've been using; so they not only work reliably, but they feel reliable, which is great because the last thing you want to be worrying about when your either recording, or performing live, is your cables acting up on you and ruining your performance. The Velcro strap, which is connected to the cable, is great. It works, and saves with the hassle of trying to remember were you left your cable fastenings; the one of many items that always disappear or get left behind at gigs. Long story short; i love my pair of 'Cordial CXI 9 PP Snow' cables...A.K.A my snowy's.