Hosa HMIC-025 Pro Balanced XLR Cable


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Hosa Pro Balanced XLR Cable

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The Hosa HMIC-025 Pro first appeared on our recommended list for XLR Cables for 3 consecutive editions from October 2017 until November 2020 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other cables.

Then in October 2021 it had high enough ratings to go back on the list where it remained for 1 edition from October 2021 until November 2022 when it was again out-ranked.


Hosa's Pro Microphone Cable line features silver-plated Neutrik REAN connectors and thicker conductors.

This one is meant for professional use, specifically for the studio with its improved signal transfer thanks to its thicker 20 AWG OF core.

But what really makes it stand out is its tempting price, which Hosa was able to maintain despite the specs.


  • Length: 25’
  • Available Lengths: 3' to 100'
  • Silver-plated Neutrik Rean connectors
  • 20 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductor
  • 90% OFC braided shield.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available in our guide to The Best XLR Cables