After many years of extensive use and experience with this cable, I can confirm that I have found both the cable and its connectors to be of a very high quality indeed! First of all, the aesthetic qualities of this cable are truly outstanding. I love the black finished connectors that have a metallic feel, as opposed to the plastic of certain lesser cables many will be familiar with. Secondly, and most importantly, is its reliability and durability: I have never had a problem with either, which is a sure sign that this is a highly professional cable. Highly recommended for all instrumentalists!