What’s the best audio source we can use besides a usb stick in our cars.
What do you use yourself?Streaming Spotify (320kbps MP3 audio format) is decent; Apple Music, not bad. TIDAL, if available. The best audio source is uncompressed files on a flash drive.
Hmm. But, would downloaded music on our phone sound better ?I use a USB flash drive plugged into one of the lower center console USB-C ports, with uncompressed FLAC audio files. Not an Apple user myself, but reportedly Apple Music sounds better than Spotify although with a lower bitrate. Streaming anything will always be lower quality than uncompressed files on a local drive. Just for commuting background noise I use Sirius XM.
Depends on the quality of the file(s) you download, but same difference - you phone becomes the "local" drive if you have it plugged in. A wireless connection however will always lose some quality, and I really don't want to clog up my phone's memory or storage with all of my music (coming up on about 600 CD-equivalent).Hmm. But, would downloaded music on our phone sound better ?
I noticed the same. When using Apple CarPlay it sounds like the Spotify app is using higher compression than when using the iDrive Spotify app. My preference is for the iDrive Spotify app.What do you use yourself?
I’ve noticed a sound difference for sure when I use Spotify from the car vs Spotify via Apple CarPlay.