Stop using Monster brand cables.....they're no good for the output jack. The barrel on the monster cables is larger than that of other brands....I suggest Planet Waves cables.
Is it a Monster? He didn't say... I'm guessing you're assuming since it's gold plated (and you're probably correct) and I also agree... don't use Monster.
They used to actually make great cables, but I've had many people bring me Monsters that simply started making noise or stopped working... and almost every time it was cold-solder joints on the plugs.
A few times it was broken insulation, but even on those there was lousy soldering...
... and they have the nerve to charge an arm, a leg and a testicle for these cables.
I know, someone will say, "I've used nothing but Monster for xx years and they are great.
Good, I'm glad you've had good luck with them, but I've seen too many bad ones to think it's just dumb luck that I've had. I have two cables that someone gave me as a gift and both of them had to be re-soldered. They weren't making noise and sounded fine, but I don't trust cloudy, brittle solder to hold very long so I just got ahead of the game and did the job.