Somewhat disagree. The gauge can be recommended based on length true but there is a lot more to it.Monoprice has various quality options for most cables. Just because they are cheaper, doesn't mean the quality is less.
It would be more accurate to say they offer the same or better quality for less money.
Besides, in regards to speaker wire, paying more is just giving your money away. Choose the size based on the distance of the wire, aside from that, choose the cheapest (cost) option.
Neutrik headquarters is Lechenstein Europe. I would not consider them hyped up, yes they are one of the most popular names you will see when you start diving into these types of products but it is because they typically (arguably) make some of the better quality items.I want to find websites that makes good cables in Europe, such as Switerland, UK, Germany, France etc., but NOT those hype up brand names. I just want good Euorpean workmanship.
how do you look for that in the search engine?
those 4 brands you mention, are they USA based or EU