Thanks! This is a really helpful thread. I just picked up a 2011 Outback Sport with bluetooth and it SUCKS with phone calls on the highway.
Did not realize there was a gain setting, I am going to try that.
I was also thinking of sound proofing the map light area and will do that. I did tug on that thing and it wasn't budging. Are there any screws to remove the map light or do you just yank it out? Don't want to break it, wondering how those that got it out.
Thanks! I'm going to subscribe to this thread in case someone does figure out how to use a better microphone. i love the head unit in this car but this bluetooth phone quality is pathetic!