Question for the general population regarding headphone connector reliability:
Is it preferred to leave your headphone cables plugged into the headphone constantly, or is it better to unplug the headphone cable from the headphone after each use?
I would assume headphone connectors like 3.5mm or 2.5mm would be more susceptible to wear from either leaving the cable plugged in constantly (plastic deformation of spring clip) or constant mate/de-mate of the connector (material fatigue). So, what is the failure mode that has a higher mean time between failure (MTBF)?
I would also assume that connectors that utilize pins (mini-xlr, or HD800) would probably benefit from being constantly connected.