As this was my first microphone cable ever bought I don't have the reference to compare it with.
What I can is point out my first impressions and they are the following.
- XLR connectors are metallic, feel heavy and sturdy, also they hook up to my Rode M2 mic and audio interface firmly with no work,
- cable coating is good quality rubber, not too thick so there is high flexibility in place
- none so far
Decent price and good impression makes me recommend this cable, to be honest next time I'm taking the longer one for sure for more usage flexibility.