Great microphone cables are essential whether you're performing live in public, laying down tracks in the studio, or living out your rock-and-roll dream on weekends with your garage band. As you look at the selection of cables available here, think about your setup and what you need to be able to do. In any case, you want cables that are strong enough to hold up through frequent use and changing configurations. Of course, quality wiring that produces an interference-free audio signal is a must when you're a musical artist or sound engineer, amateur or professional.
If you're serious about your music and plan to record, the Gear One XLR Microphone Cable is durable and designed to eliminate hum. At 20 feet, it's the ideal length to use in a home studio. Or when you need short cables to patch into your PA or adapter, the Musician's Gear Lo-Z Microphone Cable is a sturdy suggestion, equipped with male to female XLR connectors. To easily color-code your instruments, you'll find the Musician's Gear Tweed Lo-Z Woven Mic Cable stands out from black cables so you can tell what's what. It's made to last, with built-in strain relief, oxygen-free copper, heat-shrunk tubing and braided shielding. Looking for pro equipment? There's the Mogami Gold Neglex Quad Mic Cable - used in major recording facilities, it's a terrific choice for clear, accurate sound reproduction and a silent background.
Heading for the stage? The D'Addario Planet Waves Classic Series Microphone Cable is built to withstand the rigors of constant setting up and tearing down for shows as well as enhance your performance. It has corrosion-resistant nickel-plated brass connectors and flexible molded collars, so it's reliable for practicing or touring. With heavy-duty shielding, in-out technology, and XLR male to XLR female plugs, this mic cable boasts a pure signal, quiet operation and balance. If you're looking for a crisp, clean sound, the Monster Classic Cable XLR Microphone Cable offers twisted-pair construction, metal connectors, and a Duraflex jacket to reduce distortion and provide durability. Available in different lengths, this versatile entry-level cable is a top pick whether you're gigging, recording tracks, or jamming with friends.
A good connection is the first step to making sure that you and your music are heard exactly as you've always imagined. As you get geared up for performances, practices or studio sessions, here's a wide variety of microphone cables with something for every studio, amplifier or PA system configuration. If there's one thing that artists, roadies and audio engineers can agree on, it's that the strength, clarity, and even the flexibility of microphone cables all come into play as you get wired for sound.