D'Addario Classic Series Balanced XLR Cable 25'


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Planet Waves Classic Series Balanced XLR Cable 25'

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The D'Addario Classic Series appeared on our recommended list for XLR Cables for 3 consecutive editions from June 2016 until November 2019 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other cables.


Planet Waves was acquired by popular guitar accessories manufacturer D'Addario, and it became their entry point into the cable market.

This sub brand now carries an extensive line of cables designed for specific purposes, and the Classic Series XLR cable is just one of them, especially designed for microphone use.

This XLR cable makes it to this list with its reliable operation, carrying over the same qualities that made Planet Waves instrument cables popular among musicians.


  • Length: 25’
  • Oxygen-free copper conductors
  • Nickel-plated connectors
  • Dense Shielding
  • Virtually no handling noise
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.