Bought this cable as a proof in an argument, which we had with my band mates about 'high-end vs ordinary instrument cables'. In terms of sound qualities nobody noticed any difference with a much cheaper Cordial cable. However, in terms of sturdiness, and build quality this cable is excellent. Also, it looks nice. Because cable is not soft, it is very easy to push it through a pipe in the studio, when recording through a combo and microphone.