These 'sssnake DMX-Cable 500/3' leads are particularly well made. I tried making my own once, but I'm a bit rubbish at soldering. I'm sure I'd get the hang of it if I practiced enough. It's like anything though isn't it? If you practice anything 'enough', you are very likely to become rather good at it (adept if you will) unless you happen to be a cack-handed wazzock. I know a few people like that, my mate Brian is a bit cack-handed but don't tell him I think so, I'd feel quite cruel.
Anyway, I seem to have drifted somewhat from the origianl subject matter. I think it's suffice to say, these leads are very good and not too expensive either which is even more of 'good' when you add it to all the other bits of good I've already mentioned.