Very good Quality and price..
My speaker wire just breaks off when screwing the barrel to the post. Yes, I have bent over a small portion of wire so that it doesn't make contact with the threads. However with very little force thenwire can easily be pulled out. After breaking off about 6 inches of wire , I finally made a secure connection. Until I pulled on the wire to test it.I have watched the video. No help. Looked up other videos. Again.. nothing, according to those videos this should be easy. I have tried unscrewing the tip as well as the barrel. Nope. For years I have installed my speakers by screwing them in the posts. But I wanted a 'professional-ish look'. To bad these only look the part. So now I'm paying the price for thinking I was saving a little money. I am using 14 gauge wire. Buying a different set.
The connection to the wire is "iffy". The monoprice video shows the strands of the wires to be bent over the smooth part of the shaft, not to come in contact with the threads "because you won't be able to screw it shut" or something like that. When I followed those instructions. I could hold the wire in one hand and spin the connector in the other hand. A not-so-strong tug on the wire pulled it out of the connector. If positive connection was made, you should not be able to spin the connector on the end of the wire and it should withstand a decent tug. So I unscrewed the connector, this time I folded the wire strands over such that some or most of the strands would be captured by the treads. This took more effort when screwing the connector shut, but resulted in a firm grasp on the wire. The connector did not spin, and a decent tug did not pull the wire free. But screwing onto copper strands cannot be good or reliable. So I rate this one star.I prefer this side entry banana plug. https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-Plated-Speaker-Banana-Closed/dp/B0097JLRFM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1492649893&sr=1-1&keywords=banana%2Bjack&th=1 I've used this type of banana plug for decades and they are 100% releiable. Nothing like sticking a wire in the side and clamping down on it with a screw. They may not look as pretty as the other version, but who spins their equipment around to look at the banana connectors? I'm ordering the side entry version.
Very fiddly to get a good connection, not as easy to use as I'd expected. I bought these to save time over the regular solder on type, but I don't think it saved much at all.
They look good but they suck. Which I had spent $2 more for a set that was easier to wire up. The center part that you need to umbrella spread the wire has the threads to screw the plug together. So, if the wires are too long, the wires jam the threads and you can't put the two pieces back together. If it's to short, nothing really holds the wire strand. I just gave up and ran the bear wire through the female plug hole, and tightened the nob down on my speakers.My ignorance that banana plugs were not all constructed the same made me think that these were designed like the monster cable with a channel for the wire to tuck into, that is separate from the threads.I'll give these away to someone.
They work well, but very difficult to tighten with thicker gauge wire.
Poor QC. Some do not seat securely in my receiver (resulting in static).
They work great but, didn't include instructions.