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The people on the other end of call say I sound terrible. Re-routed mic and still does it. Could I have a bad mic?

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Try turning off auto gain, on the mic, often it is the "throttling" of the mic volume that causes issues...

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Do you have an iPhone? If so you need to upgrade the software to make it compatable, although this will not help with the iPod on the phone syncing with the deck, it will help with the phone part.

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