Neutrik plugs, clean as a whistle noiseless and.... sonically id expected brighter top end than my nameless standard cable but NO!!!! It made me aware of how brassy and brash my existing instrument cable is. Not more treble but more information in the middle range and a little less brittle in the highs. It is stiffer than i would like for performance but i bought it for recording so i just got a 10 foot length and the stiffness isnt a problem. Great customer service, lovely packaging, good product and a small business that i am happy to promote to y’all. Swift Thoughtful Nice goodies inside very sturdy. Velcro tie a nice touch if i were going to gig with it.