Today Music Critic will be comparing the GLS Audio 25ft Patch Cords XLR Microphone Cables to the Your Cable Store XLR 3 Pin Microphone Cable. Not sure which is right for you? Read on and find the perfect item for your needs. This article is part of a series called 10 Best XLR Cables for Microphones and Music Gear in 2018
Let's get started by taking a close look at the GLS Audio 25ft Patch Cords XLR Microphone Cables. This GLS Audio XLR cable is on the high-end of the spectrum. That is, it comes with the highest quality components, all the latest technological advancements, and with this, a high-end sticker price. If you are willing to pay up to get the highest end cable, this is the one to go for. The rubber jacket is heavy duty, the conductors are high-grade copper, it comes with GLS’s Lo-Z shield and Tri-Grip – all of this ensures the highest quality sound and lowest amount of interference.
Now we will have look at an alternative, the Your Cable Store XLR 3 Pin Microphone Cable. While we reviewed the Your Cable Store XLR cable above, that one was a 10 footer, while the one we are reviewing now is the 6-foot version. Everything we said concerning the 10-foot version holds true for this one – everything but the length, of course. In general, the Your Cable Store cables seem to offer the best price to quality ratio. That is, they somehow manage to pull off a sticker price lower than you would expect for their good quality products.
As would be expected this cable has 3 pin connectors on each end, and have dual-insulated conductors. It is also interesting to note that the cable itself has been hand wired and soldered to ensure top notch quality. Furthermore, the female end of the cable has a rubber grommet which ensures that you can jam all night without the cable coming loose.
This 6 footer is a 3 pin male to 3 pin female and can be used for either live playing or recording in a studio. The casings are metal, and the cable itself is wrapped in a black jacket. The cable is sturdy, yet it is also flexible enough to bend it around the corner and roll up when you are finished playing.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|GLS Audio 25ft Patch Cords XLR Microphone Cables||Your Cable Store XLR 3 Pin Microphone Cable|
+ High-quality components
+ Lo-Z shield and Tri-Grip
+ Rubber grommet on the female end
+ Great value for the money
+ Flexible jacket
+ Metal casings
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|For those serious about their craft, looking for the highest quality components unconcerned about the price, this XLR cable is the way to go.||Your Cable Store cables always manage to pull off perhaps the best value for money ratio. This 110-footXLR cable is no different, and thus will be a great purchase for those in need of this length.|
Also see Music Critic's article 10 Best XLR Cables for Microphones and Music Gear in 2018 which includes even more information.