An XLR cable might not seem like the most important thing, but it is often the “weak link” in your audio’s signal chain.
You don’t want a high-end condenser or dynamic microphone paired with a cheap cable.
They can wear out, pick up interference, and different materials will conduct electricity better or worse than others.
Some terms you might see are balanced or unbalanced, low or high impedance, conductor material, strand count, and more.
It can definitely get kind of confusing – but don’t worry about all that.
We’re going to help you out by highlighting the best XLR cables among a few different price points.
Most of them will be offered in different cable lengths, with longer cables tending to cost a little more than shorter ones.
They generally fall into three different tiers based on price: budget, mid-range, and high-end.
If you want to save yourself some time, my favorites among the different tiers are:
- Budget XLR Cable: LyxPro
- Mid-Range XLR Cable: Rapco Horizon
- High-End XLR Cable: Mogami Gold Studio