I think so, too.I run an old QSC pro amplifier. For the inputs from the preamp, it provides two options: TRS jacks and a "barrier strip" for spade terminals/stripped wire. The manual states: "1/4-inch connectors are suitable for low cost portable systems, but must be removed and replaced frequently to avoid corrosion build-up. 1/4-inch plugs are not recommended for long, undisturbed service, especially in corrosive environments. For permanent wiring harnesses, the barrier strip is best, and also saves money."
I use 1/4-inch TRS connectors regardless. My basement doesn't even qualify as damp, let alone a "corrosive environment."
Contact failure of phone plugs such as TS and TRS is common.
Repeat the installation and removal to put it back. Since the contacts are exposed, it is easy to get dirty and easily oxidize.
The beginning was for the Telephone switchboard.
Due to the large number of times, the phone plug required smooth installation and removal, and it was a reasonable structure.
It was also convenient for playing instruments, so it expanded.
I want an XLR at least, but it seems too big.
Lemo and Fischer are smaller than TRS and better quality than XLR, but I find it difficult to equip a $ 140 DAC with a $ 40 terminal per connector.
I can't find anything other than TRS. .