Simply put, it uses a silver plug which isn't as sturdy, if it somehow bent even just a bit, it will begin to cut off. Heck even brand new it can cut off [twist it around, it cuts off], never trust silver plugs, go for gold. People link the one you post because they promote more ohm options,but the seller i linked has 30ohms, he just didn't mention it in his ad. I can assure you if you buy that newer one you'll agree, it is MUCH nicer and a lot more sturdy, not only that, it's 6$ cheaper LOL.
I'm the one who introduced James444 and other users to that link, which I regret doing as I had no idea this other seller sells something nicer and cheaper.
Ah, I see. That does make sense. Maybe I'll crank out a hammer or something and try my hand with regards to bending them $12 for a better replacement? Sounds like a no-brainer.
Actually raw costs for a 1/4 to 1/4 female-to-male is rather cheap, and adding resistance in this case shouldn't take too much effort. So $18 is a bit of a stretch. I'm sure if I get someone local to make one for me it would cost significantly cheaper.
In this case I was looking for something to for my single-ended speaker taps so just ordered the one you linked. Let's see how it goes.