I think the pioneer mic is very picky where it gets placed. I had mine in the pocket of my single DIN dash kit and it worked fine, then I put a piece of plastic over the pocket and have the mic coming out of a hole I drilled in it, and it does not work the same. It hasn't moved any closer or farther away, just has plastic around the base of it. Weird that it no longer works as good. I would just suggest you move it around to different spots and see if it improves. Do you have an old alpine mic around?, if the end is the same, see if it'll work for you.Mic question - my Bluetooth sounds terrible to the person on the other end of a cell call. Mic is mounted in the same spot as my old Alpine (center dash under HU) had no issues with it. This 80PRS one is not good, everyone complains about it so I end up using 'hands on' vs hands free.