When it comes to cables there are MANY choices. They range from $2.50 to thousands of dollars for the more esoteric varieties. Basically only a few things matter: the quality of the insulation, the composition of the wire, and the quality of the connector itself. I do have a couple AudioQuest cables, but since this was for connecting a 30-year-old Atari to an old CRT TV, I did not need a high quality cable. The insulation on this cable is good, the connectors hold tightly, and they were slim enough to fit in the space I had. This did exactly what I needed and cost $5 so I'm happy.