I watched a video about audio signal levels and at the 3:12 instructor tells basically this:
When you are connecting "line level equipment" to the "audio interface", always use TRS or TS jack cables at the "audio interface" side (never use XLR).
Soon after, she also says:
If you have a gear that has an "balanced line level outputs" these should never be connected to the "audio interface" using XLR/XLR cables, but with XLR/TRS cables.
I think she wants to tell me that XLR/XLR cables always transmitt "phantom power" and that it is possible for me to destroy my gear if I accidentally turn on the "phantom power" while gear is connected using XLR/XLR cables.
This is exactly what I am doing currently - I am using XLR/XLR cables to connect my gear to my "audio interface" that has "phantom power".
Should I rather buy XLR/TRS cables to completely prevent any kind of damage? Is it true that XLR/TRS cables by itself completely prevent "phantom power" distribution?