I had just taken a 3 hour trip and was despondent over how labored the car sounded at 75mph. The 'engine' whine sounded horrible, like it was really straining to cruise at that speed.
Disabled Soundaktor and now the cabin is super pleasant at all speeds. The true engine noises are great, and you can cruise on the highway for hours without auditory/mental fatigue. Car now feels confident and powerful at speed.
Yea, that was a real flub on VW's part.
[I didn't wrap the plug...looks like I should go back in and tape that up...]