Quality and build is excellent for this price. I cannot find any faults and I recommend this product. I use this at home for balanced signal between various equipment and it does the job flawlessly. When using it for balanced signal this is perfect for home applications, and even some more professional. Balanced signal is virtually noise free so only high end people should look for something more expensive. As for strength, this cable is on softer and flexible side comparing to other that I have. So if you plan to dance on your cables ? look for something sturdier :-) Otherwise look no further.