Specialty microphone cables that are specifically designed for cameras or recorders with un-balanced mini jack inputs. Professional quality cable and connectors are light weight, but strong for broadcast applications. These cables correct problems that occur when heavy cables are used with devices that have 1/8" microphone input jacks. The hang weight of heavy cables, over time tends to bend the microphone input jack terminals so the plug makes an intermittent connection. As a result, touching of the microphone cable or connector causes audio noise (cracks and pops).