They have other styles on the same page.
A little cheaper than the ones above but will serve as 2 type of connectors in one. Just do not buy the ones from Home Depot.....those will drive you nuts. As for any of the accessories available there is the esoteric cables that run $100 per foot down to the cheapest wires that can be had for 10 cents a foot...........somewhere in between lies what you want or need. I have tried expensive cables and wires and never heard much difference. The important factor to remember when buying cables and wires is to go thicker and better quality as the run gets longer....other than that use your own judgement and save your cash for better electronics or speakers.
Your experience reminds me. I had a bulk purchase of the Monoprice plugs, and after a year they started giving me problems. They started fitting loosely, and the strips on the banana jack was starting to collapse. I only noticed it because on one set of speakers, a rattling vibration started occurring on bass notes. It freaked me out, I thought the speakers were blown or something. But upon inspection, it was these plugs getting loose in the socket. After inspecting the rest of them connecting the theater system and finding more loose fitting plugs, I discarded them all and bought the Sewell brand from Amazon. Monoprice is the price beater, but I've had their HDMI cables fail as well.
But when I did use Banana Plugs, I liked the ones from Orange County Speaker.
My SACD collection, watch it grow and my wallet shrink ;-).
Banana plugs will start to losen up after a few installs/removals so I change them out occasionally. The silver ones from Sewell (dual screw) are kind of light-weight compared to the dead-bolt type from GLS/Sewell but they work very well and are quite in-expensive.
I avoid the single screw type.
Last edited by gene c353; 07-26-2014 at 02:41 AM.
Sony BDP-S570 Blu-Ray, Toshiba HD-D3KU HD-DVD
Bowers & Wilkins 683B s1
Bowers & Wilkins HTM61 s1
Polk F/XiA4 (Surrounds)
Paradigm Titan v3 (Back Surrounds)
Sewell 12ga terminated wiring
Klipsch Sub 12