As always with Amazon Basics, positively a great cable at a great price. Amazon Basics makes solid stuff. Second time buying Amazon Basics XLR cables and have purchased multiple other USB cords from them.
Why I like this cable: Two velcro cable management straps on each cord. Substantial strain relief at both ends. The XLR connectors are solid as is the cord. My Sennheiser e945 clicked on very reassuringly.
Additional thoughts: 1. No gold connectors. Great, who needs them? Someone show me evidence of gold connectors sounding better especially with your Monster cables...please.
2. Amazon Basics branding. Why are people complaining about this? Some people will complain about anything. These guys make a good product that they will stand behind. Give them a chance to put their seal of approval on solid products that can be had for what is truly a bargain of a price for what it is.