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      07-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #9
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Not sure anyone here would really know.

Try both and see what you like best.
Is the user interface on iDrive any different with Y-cable vs. USB only?

The analog connection does make is susceptible to being affected by additional noise along the signal path, including EMI and analog switches in the head unit. (Anyone ever put their mobile phone near a set of speakers and heard the bad crackle & buzz when it downloads some data.)
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