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audio quality - bluetooth vs cord

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I'm still considering getting a used gen1 volt and saving a ton of money instead of getting a tesla model 3.

I was shocked to learn that teslas don't let you play audio through USB from your phone, only via bluetooth, since bluetooth audio quality isn't as good as USB quality.

Can gen 1 volts play audio from your phone via a plugged in USB cord, or is it only via bluetooth? And has anyone tested to see if you can hear the difference in sound quality?
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Gen 1 Bluetooth do NOT support stereo streaming, mono voice calls only.
Are you suggesting this applies only to voice calls being in stereo? I know when I stream pandora via bluetooth on my '13 its definitely in stereo.

I've done audio through USB accidentally when plugging my android phone in to USB, which I didn't expect or like. Ended up having to remove all of the music files from my phone since it would automatically start playing every time I connected the phone.

Regarding bluetooth and at the very least Pandora yields reasonably expected audio quality. I don't really notice much loss in quality but then again I don't think Pandora reaches audiophile quality to begin with. Certainly no discernible hissing popping or artifacts over using the 3.5mm connection.
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