I was skeptical about spending an additional $20 for a high-quality XLR mic cable. In some instances, such as HDMI cables, the extra cost for so-called 'premium' cables is not warranted. But in the case of the Mogami Gold, which features a 4-element cable (as opposed to 3), the difference in the overall background noise level is very noticeable. I have found I can use higher gain settings on my mic pre-amp without introducing any noise or other interference. This is a well-made, rugged cable that I believe is worth the extra investment.
Long Island City