As we all know there is a slight loss of quality to audio on cables that are long than 3m, which is why I got a few of these bad boys. One of my pet hates is cables getting caught/tangled up, and having to straighten them out during set up at a live event or while prepping for a session in the studio. It's just a big waste of time really. These cables just fall out straight and take a lot more to make them tangle which is perfect for me and anyone else who shares the same pet peeve. I WILL be buying more of these in the very near future!! Thanks Thomann, you never let me down!