Short and sweet; this cable is basic and it does the job. Find one that is gold plated that is more money and then spend the afternoon with your friends switching from this one to the gold plated one, back and forth, back and forth, listening for the difference in sound through your XMini or iHome speaker(s). This cable serves its purpose and for the amount of money you'd be stuck paying for basically the same cable in pretty much any store, no name or "brand", you can buy one for the house, the car, and your bedroom. I'm not kidding.
One star off because they really could have made it gold plated to make us feel better about our incredibly cheap purchase. Shame on you, Cables to Go! (Let me point out the sarcasm. . . just in case).