To be honest I didn't like this balanced cable output on my Shures at first, but after some extended critical listening sessions the cable grew on me. My cable came with a issue the right side MMCX connector was a little too tight and I had a hard time plugging and unplugging it. After some use the cable connection smoothed. The cable suffers with microphonics (this may be addressed in future iteration by FiiO).
Overall it is a good product, recommend it if you are looking for a balanced cable and cable noise is not big issue for you.