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1-v-1 Product Comparison - the Donner 6 Inch vs the Hosa CPE-118

In this brief comparison, we are going to be putting two products head to head. There is a lot more to this sort of decision than price, so we see if we can help you decide which is best for your needs. You might also be interested in our article Top 10 Best Patch Cables for Instruments, Pedals & More

Contestant number one is the Donner 6 Inch. If you read the review for the Hosa cable, number 3, and thought to yourself: “Come on, that’s not cheap enough! I want something super cheap, just to allow me to play. As long as they work, it’s fine, I don’t need anything fancy”, then you’re in luck! There is always this Donner pedal coupler that does the trick but are extremely affordable!

Now we will have look at an alternative, the Hosa CPE-118. Number eight on our list is Hosa CPE-118, which is everything you want from a patch cable. It is in no way unique but does remind us of some of the other cables we’ve already had a look at. This is not necessarily a bad thing though, after all, how unique can a patch cable really get?


A closer look at the Donner 6 Inch

And as if that wasn’t enough, these Donner pedal coupler connectors come in 3- or 6 packs (and honestly, who doesn’t secretly want a six-pack!), so you can get many at the same time, which is convenient and also means that you can stock up so that you have extras in case one stops working or you buy more guitar effect pedals.


A good look at the Hosa CPE-118

It features oxygen-free copper, which enhances signal clarity, and the Hosa low profile is very flexible and right angle, which makes space for more pedals on your pedal board. The price is really good as well, and we would recommend this patch cable for beginners and intermediate players that want to spend as little as possible but still get pretty good patch cables.

HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON
Donner 6 Inch Hosa CPE-118
KEY FEATURES
+ Cheap
+ Does what it says on the box

+ Cheap
+ Good for beginners
+ Good signal clarity
+ Right-angle plugs
+ Oxygen-free copper

WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT
We think that this Donner pedal coupler cable has so many 5-star reviews because people think they are good value for money. They know that they can’t expect them to be as good as patch cables that cost ten times the money, but they’re ok with that. Not everyone cares enough about sound quality to invest lots of money, and that’s ok. We like that the market offers something for every guitarist! Cheap, works like a charm… Do we have to say anything else? We don’t think so! This is the kind of product that you can buy and use without thinking too much about it.


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