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The Best XLR Microphone Cables (2024)

This is a complete list of 3-pin XLR audio cable assemblies I use and trust for connecting microphones, direct boxes, mixers, snakes, and other professional audio equipment.

Mogami Silver

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The best overall XLR microphone cable for most users.

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The Mogami name has become synonymous with exceptional quality audio cables.

So much so, they take this top pick spot and the premium spot for this category.

The Silver series XLR cables strike a nice balance between quality and price.

And with their lifetime "No Excuses" warranty, you get a cable that will perform well for years to come.

Available Lengths: 3', 6', 15', 25'

Worlds Best Cables

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The best value XLR microphone cable.

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These cable assemblies from Worlds Best Cables are made with high quality Canare L-4E6S Star Quad cable and Amphenol AX3 connectors.

They also include a 10 year replacement warranty and come in a TON of lengths and packs that cover a wide variety of situations and needs.

So if DIY is not possible or practical, this is the next best thing.

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Pig Hog 8mm

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The best budget XLR microphone cable.

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While these are not made with top brand name materials, they are still made with dependability and performance in mind.

Just be aware that these cable assemblies are thicker than other cables in this list at 8mm, but still remain decently manageable.

You also get a lifetime repair or replacement warranty, which is a nice perk for such a reasonable price.

And, if you get a 10-pack (Amazon) then the value gets even better.

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Mogami Gold Studio

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The best XLR microphone cable money can buy.

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These set the gold (pun intended) standard for a quality XLR cable.

Made with Mogami Neglex quad cable, this has upwards of 95% more noise rejection compared to twisted pair alternatives.

When you want the best, look no further.

Not cheap, but worth every single penny!

Available Lengths: 2', 3', 6', 10', 15', 25', 50', 75', 100'

Want a bit more durability for stage and mobile applications? Check out the Mogami Gold Stage XLR Microphone Cable.


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I have more than 24 years of broadcast television, international filmmaking, and corporate video production experience. I started my career as a freelance camera operator for major U.S. television networks including ABC, FOX Sports, and Speed Channel. I was also a full-time guitarist for four years, spending a lot of time on stages and in studios. Since then I have run countless miles of cabling for audio and microphones in all kinds of permanent installs and mobile productions. In addition, I have spent the last decade running this website and consulting with other organizations to help them maximize their systems and results. Learn more about Joel

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