I used a pair of these to connect rack processor in effect loop of an amp. In comparison to less expensive Snake and Cordial that I have, this is noticeable difference. These are sturdier and to a degree less flexible, so there is less chance of damage if you plan to learn to walk on a wire using these cables :-) In other words, You should choose this if you often plug/unplug your stuff and if you have people walking around and accidentally stepping over cables. These cables seem like capable of coping with such treatment. You should also choose this cable if you have more noise than usual. For home use cheaper stuff can do the trick, unless you have more noise like me. Noise was my primary concern. In one room cheaper cables can be used and I was very happy with those, but when I moved my toys to another room I needed more shielding so I reached for Sommer and it gave a better performance.