If EMIs (hissing, static, humming) are a consistent bother, the Mediabridge Audio Cable uses a triple-shield design to prevent that, perhaps making it the best AUX cable for those seeking to transmit music in the cleanest way possible. And you get a boost in durability with its PVC webbing around its gold-plated connectors.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Mediabridge Audio Cable\r\nForget dual-shielding because the Mediabridge Audio Cable has three layers of shielding to reduce EMIs, like hums and hissing, in addition to corrosion-resistant, gold plated connectors.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nNothing is worse than hearing static, humming, or hissing during playback\u2014and the Mediabridge Audio Cable knows this. That\u2019s why Mediabridge incorporated a triple-buffering system as opposed to dual-shielding, just like they do with their HDMI cables. A soft PVC is wrapped around its thick copper conductor, which is then covered in an aluminum foil shield, and then finished off with a braided copper clad steel shield. At the end of the day, you get some of the cleanest sound quality, free of EMIs and their atrocious sounds.\r\nDesign\r\nThat triple-shielding also adds some much needed durability. While the PVC sleeve is thicker than your typical aux cable, it\u2019s still PVC. It can still compete directly with our second best, the iVanky Auxiliary Compatible Headphone Speaker, in terms of durability. Nylon braiding, like the Oldboytech Auxiliary Braided Compatible Headphones, would\u2019ve been appreciated. In addition to its triple-shielding, the Mediabridge Audio Cable also has gold-plated, corrosion-resistant connectors, which go a long way to keeping the audio quality consistent and extending its lifespan even further than before. In fact, many mainstream brands use gold-plated connectors in their products.\r\nValue\r\nThe Mediabridge Audio Cables can be well made and provide good performance, but there\u2019s a case to be made that it isn\u2019t always consistent. In some cases, audio quality was marred by static and interference despite or the PVC jacket was thinner than advertised, giving it a cheaper feel. Fortunately, it often leans towards a good experience. And to be fair, $8 isn\u2019t a lot to lose. But if you want consistency, the Anker Premium Auxiliary Headphones iPhones are in a better position to boast; otherwise, it\u2019s a gamble.\r\nMediabridge Audio Cable Wrap Up\r\nDespite inconsistent manufacturing, when the Mediabridge Audio Cable work (and they almost always do), they work with a bang. Having triple-shielding as opposed to dual-shielding goes a long way to practically eliminating EMIs. And with its PVC webbing and sleeve added in, it delivers some good durability, too\u2014so long as you don\u2019t need it for mics or video functions.