The great thing about the Sommer Cable Spirit XS Highflex cable is the new hicon jack connector! This plug is very compact so it is very nice to use in order to connect the effects on your pedal board (as you don't need much space for the cable / jack)! The cable itself has a good built quality and the jack has a gold plated tip! In addition to that, the cable is very flexible! I can't say much about the durability as I had just bought it ... but because of the good built quality I'm pretty sure that I will have no problems with that!