I purchased this cable through linsoul's website and IT IS NOT BALANCED.
The negative connections on my cable are shorted, which shorts whatever amplifier it's plugged into and can cause damage.
You can notice this issue as clipping in the sound.
Linsoul has refunded me the money for the cable but will not compensate for any damage the cable has caused to equipment.
Unless you have a multimeter and can verify your cable isn't shorted, I would highly recommend that you DO NOT BUY this cable.