Hosa HMIC-025 Pro Balanced XLR Cable


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Hosa Pro Balanced XLR Cable

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.


The majority agree that this XLR cable works very well as intended, with some even comparing it to more expensive alternatives. The cable's toughness and durability continue to receive recommendations from musicians, engineers and owners of recording studios. Finally, all of these positive traits are complemented by the Hosa Pro's low price point, which gives you great value for your money.


Its unfortunate that some users complained about the cable being stiff, when this is something that should be expected, given that it has a thicker core. This is the reason why cables with thicker cores are better used on fixed installations, because they are harder to roll and unroll, and tend to pose problems when doing quick setups.


If you're looking for an affordable studio friendly balanced XLR cable, then the Hosa Pro is your best bet.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best XLR Cables.