Okay this is a big one but pretty much. After wanting to get some cables and spending a lot of time and research I have come to the conclusion that a lot of what players think of as "good cables" and what corporations such as Guitar World feeds us may be misleading. Pretty much what they rate as the "Best Cable" at the top.....Mogami.....Placed dead last on the test. https://www.guitarworld.com/gear/be...cables-for-electric-acoustic-and-bass-guitars After much research and much scrutiny on other forums well I have found that some of the most affordable cables except for a few exceptions are much better options than cables costing 5 or 10 times as much. Needless to say this thread is about keeping awareness of the basic......the cable and if your out there shoping for some or feel the need to look for a better one always worry about 2 things here. Low capacitance and low noise. Low capacitance isnt always the best but its been regarded by most as a measure of a cables quality. Again not always desired but generally low capacitance in a cable equals a good cable. Second thing to watch for is Cable noise. Mechanical from movement causing pops and hisses or just pure noise from real world scenerios. These two things are something to watch based on this test done by Max doing a 79 cable shoot out measuring Capaciatacne and various levels noise floor I have made out that the stuff Guitar World is feeding us regarding what they say are the "Best Cables" and what many consider as internet favriotes scored on the bottom of the list of Max's cable shoot out. I will provide a link to the video bellow of the test. But pretty much Mogami Platinum and Mogami Gold. Cables highly considered by Guitar World Magazine score on the bottom of the list along with other internet favriotes. Bellow a copy and paste of the findings and why I chose MXR even though it didnt make it to the top. It still performs well, cost is nice for the wallet and again out performs Platinum on capacitance in the test and noise levels. A fellow forum member at another forum also conducted test of the MXR and its capacitance was on average lower than Mogami Gold and well the test proves its a quiter cable than Mogami Platinum so for me. There may be better cables but MXR wins for being well rounded and beint extremely good quality. Also rugged construction as the cables have lasted me much longer than Hosa, Strukture or even Planet Waves gold tips. Out of all the cables on the test I choose MXR as it was the most well rounded even though it didnt make it on the top 13. The reason I choose MXR is its Made in America and out performs under the test and competes against cables costing 10 times as much in this case the industry leader Mogami. This is my choice for reasons posted below but I will make a definitive list of cables that are top 5 of which MXR will be included in the ranking. My findings below. MXR scores top on all test that matter for real world scenerios in all cases short of the stone test but thats not important as I will explain later as none of the cables that made it to the top were judged by the stone test either. Several of the cables that were least expected to be good made it to the top. Again many internet faves and the Guitar World faves ranked at the bottom. MXR Low Capacitance MXR low noise just shy of making it to the top. Noise floor in real world scenerio MXR Diffusion Noise test result. Noise floor Mecahnical Noise test. Hissing popping etc MXR at the top again. Finally stone test. Again not a factor because its not a real world Scenerio incorporating a groundloop feedback. Not included in final decision making on my Consideration or Maxs test. Video and results of the top 13 cables to choose and top cables to avoid.