Mic Cables- What's the Deal?

XLR cables are a critical part of your home studio- but are you wasting money on what you picked?


I just completed watching an excellent video from Justin Colletti of Sonic Scoop, and I definitely suggest you have a watch here! He reinforced AND demonstrates something I've been telling voice actors for ages: super expensive mic cables likely aren't worth the investment.



An Amazon Basics 10 foot XLR cable costs about $10. A Mogami gold cable costs $76.95 for 6 feet.



Is the Extra Cost of Expensive Cables Worth it?

No. In Justin's video, he made an excellent statement: "We can measure differences on a microscopic level that we can not necessarily hear at all". On paper, there might seem be some advantages to expensive mic cables, but you will never hear it. The added cost goes toward the quality of the build, the feel of the materials used, and durability in challenging situations. But for most voice actors, you're installing a cable in your booth that you'll likely not be moving around very much. And while one of th