I'm a semi-new podcaster and accumulating some gear (pre amp, dynamics processor, mixer). Is there any difference in quality between using an XLR patch cable versus a 1/4 inch balanced (TRS) cable? Cable lengths will be about 3 feet in all cases.
I'm really asking about cases where gear gives me the option of using either an XLR cable or a balanced 1/4 inch.
Example: going from my Behringer MDX4600 dynamics processor to my mixer: both XLR and 1/4" TRS are options, but if XLR is always going to give better quality I'll just spend more for those cables. If it doesn't make a difference then I'll go with 1/4" TRS with right-angle connectors which would be more convenient in my limited space.