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. This one is the red lead, which should stand out, even in dark rooms; but I intend to phase most of my black cables out, slowly.
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