Having bought a set of drum mics, I was then faced with the issue of how to connect them to the PA. Separate leads would have cost a fortune so when I saw this lead I was pleasantly surprised at the cost. Each individual core is colour coded so it makes connection really easy. The XLR end has a solid 'click' when connecting and so far all is good. Make sure when you order this type of lead that you get the right type of end for your set up ie Male or Female. I went for XLR Female to jack as I was connecting mics to a desk with more Jack inputs than XLR.