High quality cable using oxygen free copper and quality Neutrik connectors. I use these short cables as adapters from the TRS outputs on my sound card to the longer XLR cable runs needed to go to the balanced inputs on various powered monitors/amp monitor combinations. It's not always easy to find long TRS to XLR cables and is very expensive to get them custom made, so these offer a good solution. This also provides good flexibility, not only connection wise, but physically too, as the Sommer cable is also good at awkward bends. I notice very little colouration in sound from them.