the sssnake SM6BL

1704 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.4 / 5.0
  • quality
128 written ratings
Total
quality
Colour Coded!
06.04.2016
By September this year, I will have been playing in bands for 34 years and it's only just dawned on me that coloured XLR leads would be to my advantage. To be fair, it's only in recent years that I have sought to mic up everything so maybe it's only just become an issue. It's an absolute nightmare trying to figure out which black XLR cable is going where, so as many coloured leads as possible is going to be my way forward.

I have bought Sssnake cables before (just only the black ones). In my opinion, their quality is acceptable; and just like everything else in the Thomann range, they represent good value for money. No doubt there are some gearphiles on here who have to have the top brand, and that's fair enough; but for a part-time, now-amateur player, like myself, I can't see the point in spending more.

These leads haven't let me down so I can't see why I would want to pay more. I can't hear any noise from them either, so I have to say that they are great value. The XLR leads look sturdy enough, so unless you have some really clumsy players in your band, I would go for these, particularly for live sound!

One last thing. An old XLR lead went down, which prompted me to order from Thomann. I would have had to have waited until the following weekend to go out and get a replacement (or two), yet Thomann's delivery arrived in the middle of the week (from Germany!). I can't fault their service, nor their speed of delivery.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Good and decent cable
HowieCapowie, 03.07.2019
Use this for microphones in our rehearsal room/studio. Works fine. looks cool, and sound pretty decent for the price. Can't say that i can hear a noticable bad sound. My guess is that you had to pay considerable more to find a cable that would sound better.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
ok but not ok
Indika, 20.06.2019
ok for general use, but don't expect more.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Long Lasting
Peter McCoy, 02.03.2019
I have bought these cables a couple of times now and have been very impressed with their quality considering the price. I've rated them only 4/5 stars as I have gotten two cables which had lumping on the metal inside of the male end, meaning they couldn't fit in to my interface. Although I'm sure this is a very occurrence and considering the price, you could buy 5 of these cables for the price of 1 form another brand anyway.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Good for the price
Yassan, 13.03.2019
I use this cable and a similar yellow one in "domestic" sets, about once per week.
The cable itself is a bit stiff, therefore not easy to wind properly, but I'm fine with that.
I was a bit more disappointed by the connectors. One year before I bought two 10 meters version of the same item and, while the stiffness of the cable was similar, the connectors were fine. This time it was not so. I stopped using these ones with a couple of t-bone SC140, because I have the feeling that they wearere too "challenging" for the structure of the microphones; they are hard to insert and even harder to detach. Now I use the two SC140 with cables with cheap Neutrik connectors, and these ones plug in and out easily. I keep using this SM6BL and its SM6YE brother with a pair of Rode M5, which are tank solid and it feels they have no problems with the extra force needed.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Perfect
Bart., 31.03.2019
Een kabel die doet wat moet
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Nice to have the colour options
Griffs86, 11.06.2019
Does what you expect at a great price
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Great cable, no problems so far
pacordes, 10.02.2019
Great cable, no problems so far = trust in the brand
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Just buy it
AnEng, 30.08.2017
Good cable, good connectors, slightly lighter than some, which makes a big difference when you've got a bag full of them ! The connectors are strong and have been soldered on nicely. I don't see the need to spend any more than this on a mic lead. The fact that it comes in different colours is a bonus - it makes identifying leads on stage so much easier. Highly recommended.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Sadly some noise
RealRaven, 13.08.2017
Good cable but not excellent for recording. I noticed some slight noise on the input of my M-Audio Omni and had to "wriggle" the sleeve to get rid of temporarily. Had a yellow and blue one on my Rhode M5 mp for recording acoustic guitar. So okay for the casual user but if you want to record in high quality for a song maybe spend more.

Guess you get what you pay for.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Good buy
Renown tester of cables, 28.06.2019
It's a cheap cable that is working perfectly for over a year now. It was a good buy!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Helgaan, 29.11.2018
I use it for my mic and I don't think it alters the sound much, or at least not noticeably. It's solid and still works after a few years. This cable seems just as good as any other pricier cable.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Defect cables
TorbenP, 27.06.2019
The cables are short circuit numerous places - not the soldering part, but inside the cable. It's useless.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Excellent!
tobzz1384, 25.10.2017
Intended for use as part of my in-ear rig for when i'm on stage playing bass with my band. the cable is awesome quality and doesnt feel cheap at all. was amazed at how quickly it arrived with me. arrived with no damage to the cable or the packaging.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
A mid-quality wire
Felix987, 27.12.2015
The nice thing about these wires is that you can buy them in different colors. I really love the blue-colored wire that gives it a fat plus!
The sound quality is acceptable for a wire in this price category, at least as far as I can judge it as a beginner on the mic.
The quality is medium, as it twists easily in itself.
I just use it at home for recording, so I can't see a big problem for me. But if you take it on the road, I wouldn't be too surprised, if the "skin" would tear apart somewhen.
Personally, I would be happy, if the wire would also feature a wire holder, so it doesn't tangle up that easily, but that would only be a nice detail and is not a must.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Nice cable
Nikolay6708, 26.04.2019
If you are looking for quality and price this is the cable! I have bunch of those ones and they work as fine as the most expensive ones. I use them for microphones and DI box connections. So far so good, no problems with them whatsoever. The only cons if it might be a cons is that will be good if they come with cable ties out of the box.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
the sssnake SM6BL
Kristaps S., 14.02.2017
Perfect cables for a perfect price. Cheap cables are out of work in a few months, but these are working already more than one year every weekend. And I hope that they will work more and more. Sound quality very normal both for in-ear monitor use and microphones.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Fits a bit loose
OliverSean, 09.08.2017
It's a decent cable but I only this for speaker connections now because the connector seems a bit loose when I connect to mics and DI boxes
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Its just a cable
Walterman, 19.06.2019
good value - one spring clips has broken on one of the cables but I've bought so many statistically still good
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
As good as the yellow version!
buddhuu, 11.08.2017
I just reviewed the yellow equivalent of this cable and gave it full marks.

What can I say about this one? well, it's blue. Other than that, it's the same good quality, excellent value kit as the yellow one.

I've been using these cables on stage and they are doing great. I'm going to grab a few more soon. You can never have too may spare cables.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Very good!
Cote, 17.02.2019
Bought them 4 years and still work perfectly! Mostly used in my home studio and couple of times in gigs. Really recommend them!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Good Quality Cable. Not too expensive.
donniejoemusic, 14.03.2019
Good Quality Cable. Not too expensive.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
mike lead
Richard1631, 12.10.2015
A good quality bright mike lead. Does the job and you won't fall over it as you can see it against the floor! (Important if you're getting older) My wife actually got a black mike lead and her black banjo lead wrapped around her legs at a festival this year while playing! I had to untangle this mess while wearing a guitar and that's what convinced me to get a couple of these.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
01.03.2017
Crackling sound on first use. Cheap cable but thought it would have arrived working.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
Solid build can withstand heavy use.
ThompsonTech, 08.02.2018
We have twelve of these in use in a secondary school Music Dept.
So far after around ten months of hard use from kids we've only had one solder joint break on a pin which is really very good considering the price. No loose connections, crackles or faults at all.
The connections and barrels are of a good heavy quality and I really can't fault these leads at all.
Highly recommend.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report

the sssnake SM6BL

€4.80 £4.31
Including VAT; Excluding €10 shipping

The price in GBP is a guideline price only!

Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
gb
Phone: +49-9546-9223-35
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
Cables, Leads & Connectors
Cables, Leads & Connectors
Cable... flex... lead... wire... what do all these terms mean?
Online Guides
Drum Mics
Drum Mics
Miking up and recording a drum kit is a fairly complicated procedure, and this can apply equally to choosing the right mics for the job.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
(2)
Recently Viewed
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen

2-Channel USB2.0 audio interface with USB-C connection 24-Bit / 192 kHz, 2 Scarlett microphone preamps, Phantom power +48 V, Switchable air function, 2 Mic / instrument / line inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack combo balanced, 2 Line outputs:...

Recently Viewed
Antares Auto-Tune EFX+

Antares Auto-Tune EFX+ (ESD); pitch correction plugin; software for automatical or manual correction of pitch and intonation; Retune-Speed control for fine tune the desired effect from subtle natural pitch correction to the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect; humanize function reduces artefacts; Auto-EFX...

Recently Viewed
Meris Hedra Pitch-Shifter

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar Pitch shifter, 3 Harmony voices / delay lines with rhythmic time offset, Tap Tempo function and synchronisation, 12 Diatonic harmonies and chromatic pitch shifting, Up to 16 presets via MIDI, 24 Bit AD /...

(2)
Recently Viewed
Hercules Stands GS-432B+ 3-Way Guitar Stand

Hercules Stands GS-432B+ 3-position guitar stand; easy height adjustment; auto grab system for a secure hold; with adapter for smaller saddle widths (28 mm); not suitable for guitars with nitro varnish! Saddle width: 40 mm - 52 mm ( 1.57"...

Recently Viewed
Harley Benton GS-Travel-E LH Mahogany

Steel-String Guitar Left handed model, Design: Mini Travel Grand Symphony, Body: Selected mahogany, Arched back, Neck: NATO, Neck profile: V, Fretboard: Blackwood, Scale: 596 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, 20 Frets, Dot inlays, Black body and neck bindings, Bridge:...

Recently Viewed
Reloop Spin

Reloop Spin, Portable Turntable, Out of the Box: Comes with 7 '' Scratch Vinyl, Pre-Assembled 45mm Crossfader & Pickup System, Built-in Speaker, Bluetooth Audio Receiver, Bluetooth Audio Streaming: Wirelessly Transfer Music or Beats to Turntable, Smart USB Recording: Direct recording...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Numark Scratch

Numark Scratch, 2-channle Scratch Mixer for Serato DJ Pro with DVS-license, Serato NoiseMap-compliant with use of Control Vinyls or CDs (optional obtainable), InnoFader Scratch Crossfader with Reverse- and Slope-control, 6 effect choice switches with two Paddle-trigger and Dry-Wet FX-control, 8...

Recently Viewed
Varytec Hero Spot Wash 140 2in1 RGBW+W

Varytec Hero Spot Wash 140 2in1 RGBW+W, 2in1 LED Spot Wash Moving Head, the "MacGyver" of the Moving Lights is the universal lighting tool for all heroes, combines two devices in one housing, saves time and space in the rig,...

Recently Viewed
Marq Lighting Ray Tracer X

Marq Lighting Ray Tracer X Quad; Dual Roller Bar Chase Movinghead; Two independently tiltable LED bars with rotating base; 8 x 10 watt high power CREE cold white LEDs, individual control of all LEDs; 25 different automatic programs for exciting...

Recently Viewed
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen

18-Channel USB2.0 audio interface with USB-C connection 24 Bit / 192 kHz, 8 Scarlett microphone preamps, Phantom power +48 V, Switchable air function, Talkback function with integrated microphone, Pad switch, 8 Mic / line inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Zoom B1X Four Bass Multi Effect

Multi-Effect Pedal for Electric Bass 71 Internal effects, 9 Amp simulations, Usable up to five effects simultaneously and in any order, Looper with a length of up to 30 seconds / 64 beats in CD quality, Integrated expression pedal,...

Recently Viewed
Enki AMG-2 Guitar Double Case

Electric Guitar Case for 2 Instruments Material: Roto-Molded polyethylene, EA Foam lining inside, With rollers, Removable lid, Suitable for padlock, Dimensions: 121 x 46 x 27 cm, Weight: 10.7 kg, Colour: Black Note: Instruments not included in delivery

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.