Best Recording Snakes in 2020



Hosa DTP802 Snake Cable DB25 To 8 x TRS 6.6Ft DB25 to TRS Snake Review:


This was a well made cable snake, unfortunately I had to return it as it was not compatible with my Roland TD4. I'd come upon this cable set linked from a source claiming that this will be a great replacement if you are missing the cable harness but unfortunately that source was completely wrong. The cable itself did what it was supposed to be doing and it was built well, just not functional for what I needed it to do. If you're looking for a decent cable snake with a dsub25 connector, this is it. If you're looking for a replacement cable harness for a Roland electronic drum kit, this is not it - I was lucky enough to find someone on ebay willing to part out just the cable harness.



Seismic Audio - SAXT-4x10M - 4 Channel 1/4" TRS to XLR Male Snake Cable - 10 Feet Long - Serviceable Ends - Pro Audio Effects Snake for Live Live, Recording, Studios, and Gigs - Patch, Amp, Mixer, Review:


The connectors are Neutrik knock-offs but they are good quality. The wires are color-coded and labeled clearly. The insulation around each wire and around the whole snake is very good. I have not taken one apart but I assume the wire/conductors are probably fairly thin gauge and not thicker or doubled up like a more expensive cables/snakes. I can't comment on how they fare over time as I've only had them for a short time. I consider these a step-up from the cheap molded HOSA style snakes.



Seismic Audio - 8 Channel XLR Snake Cable - 15 Feet Long - Pro Audio Snake for Live Live, Recording, Studios, and Gigs - Patch, Amp, Mixer, Audio Interface 5' Review:


As I mentioned in another review, I've had nothing but 100% good luck with Seismic Audio snakes, cables, patch cords, sadly I can't say the same for another brand where their XLR male connectors would not fit over the female ends of the bulk of my XLR microphones cables used in my studio. Go figure.



8 Channel 1/4" TRS Snake Cable - 5 Feet Long - Serviceable Ends - Pro Audio Effects Snake for Live Live, Recording, Studios, and Gigs - Patch, Amp, Mixer, Audio Interface 5' Review:


I'll probably find myself repeating these words on the Seismic Audio reviews...

When it comes to cables, there's really no moving parts, and in my studio environment, they aren't subjected to wear n' tear. The cables need to carry signal AND the jacks need to stay connected. Check, and check.

Additionally, i really like the 'serviceable connectors': if something goes bad, I can easily open it up to test continuity & fix accordingly.

I've made 5 or 6 rounds of Seismic purchases as I build out a 2nd studio, and Seismic will always be my "Go-To" source for future cabling.

Specific to this particular cable, one of the 8 lines was dead upon arrival - did not carry signal. Contacted Seismic thru the Amazon site & they prompted delivered a replacement cable, no hesitation. thats service!



8 Channel 1/4" TRS Snake Cable - 15 Feet Long - Serviceable Ends - Pro Audio Effects Snake for Live Live, Recording, Studios, and Gigs - Patch, Amp, Mixer, Audio Interface 15' Review:


Not much to complain about with this product. It really helped to reduce cable clutter in my home studio. The separate cables are 4 red and 4 blue, making ir nice for stereo applications, but the cables are numbers 1-4 on one color and 5-8 on the other. My stereo pairs ended up being 1,5; 2,6; etc. It would have been nice to connect them to the numbered ports on my sound interface, which are 1,2; 3,4, etc.



Seismic Audio - SARLX-8x25 - 8 Channel XLR Snake Cable - 25 Feet Long - Pro Audio Snake for Live Live, Recording, Studios, and Gigs - Patch, Amp, Mixer, Audio Interface 25' Review:


The connectors are Neutrik knock-offs but they are good quality. The wires are color-coded and labeled clearly. The insulation around each wire and around the whole snake is very good. I have not taken one apart but I assume the wire/conductors are probably fairly thin gauge and not thicker or doubled up like a more expensive cables/snakes. I can't comment on how they fare over time as I've only had them for a short time. I consider these a step-up from the cheap molded HOSA style snakes.



4 Channel 1/4" TRS Snake Cable - 5 Feet Long - Serviceable Ends - Pro Audio Effects Snake for Live Live, Recording, Studios, and Gigs - Patch, Amp, Mixer, Audio Interface 5' Review:


This is a great company to get really decent gear at a fraction of the cost. This would have been easily twice the price at a retail store. The TRS connectors feel very high quality, not cheaply made. Don't let the size of the cable going into it fool you it's just as durable. The markers are easily identifiable as 1 1 (L denotes left channel), 2 2 (R denotes right channel), for each source. Thinking the labels weren't going to have any protection, they do have a shield of high grade plastic surrounding the label which will protect from years of wear and tear. It sounds great going into my Delta 1010! Very satisfied!



Seismic Audio SACB-16x8x100 16-Channel XLR Low Profile Circuit Board Snake Cable, 100-Feet Review:


I bought this to eliminate the need to have endless XLR cables running across the stage.

I keep it permanently hooked up to the PA system so I can't comment on how well it holds up if you want to move it around a lot, but for what I needed it's perfect. Obviously the product reflects the price, you can do much better, but you would also need to spend way more $$$, if you're on a budget and you want a good product for the price this is worth it!



Seismic Audio - 4 CHANNEL XLR SNAKE CABLE -15 Feet -Pro Audio Patch Review:


It is a pretty good fit for the purpose: it gets carried in a small briefcase with a Tascam DR-680 and 4 mics and 4 color coded 10' mic cables. It feels pretty good, lies down flat w/o kinks and the connectors feel pretty durable. I won't really know how well they were made 'til I take them apart.
To have gotten 5 stars it would have to have been a different product entirely, made for this purpose, skinny and supple and manufactured with long tails on one end for the mics and very short tails on the other for the recorder.