My cables were either 24 or 28 gauge in lengths of 2, 3 , 4 ft. My intention was to use them to jump from one component to another of course with the shortest leftover cable as possible to keep it neat and clean.
Well my problem with the cables was they dont bend or twist easily at all. My components are all side by side pretty much in an entertainment center. When running the cables I had to be pretty tough with them to twist them to match up with the inputs which was the first issue. It was also noted that if you push the cable flat the inputs were opposite. (one right side up-one upside down) therefore I would have to twist it to plug it into the next component. That sounds petty but these cables are really stiff.
Then after they were connected I would have to push the entertainment center back to the wall which would then "crunch" the cable putting more stress on the input. Im not talking about pushing it so far back that it hits the input. I just mean crunching the leftover cable. After just hooking them up there was no way I was going to push my enetertainment center to the wall.
These cables do not lay, guide through cable runs or bend easily. I chose not to use them. I went to fry's electronics and bought some other cables. It was a few dollars more, but way easier to connect, bend, run etc. If you plan on using cable guides to hide your cables the monoprice cables might not be the way to go. These cables are going back or will be given away to a friend.