I bought this cable for studio use. I was looking for something that I could use when I want to plug in a DI box or even a microphone when I'm on my desk and next to my sound card. With this lead I can have gear on my desk and plug it in without having a massive long intrusive cable interfering with my work flow and productivity.
The quality of this XLR cable is great, I use it on a daily basis in the studio and still works perfectly, never had any noises or crackles when I use it for recording. Although I bought it for studio use I recently used it in a gig to patch an auxiliary channel from the sound desk to my in ear wireless system and it worked flawlessly. Had a clean signal throughout the show and at no point I had an issue with my monitoring mix feed.
All in all, the cable is reliable, made to last and can be used in multiple different applications without disappointment. I would recommend buying this cable because of all the above, very pleased with it and would buy it again if I even need another short XLR.