Hi Bobolito, I don't entirely agree with what you've said. I do agree that it would be better to have the microphone closer to one's mouth than midway between the ear and mouth...but I did some experiments that imply that the problem is not as bad as you describe. All microphone circuits have some kind of automatic gain control (agc), as you already know, to maximize the gain without over driving the system to distortion. So the gain settings change accordingly as you say, but the real question is whether your voice, either do to location (6131 vs say a V3) is closer to the mic. or your voice volume is loud enough above the background noise. Of course, my parents always told me to turn the TV or Radio off when I answered the phone, because even landlines are subject to background noise...not only is it impolite, but it helps you hear the other person too. That is the real solution, and why telephone booths were invented...not just to keep you dry! But I compared my 6131 to my Razr V3. I placed them on a chair about 2 feet in front of my TV, at a volume level that was fine for a normal room size. I did find, as you said, that the Nokia has higher sensitivity than than Moto, that is the volume of the TV audio with my listening phone was higher with the Nokia. However, when I asked my wife to start talking to me, I could hear her clearly above the background TV. In fact, the Moto was lower overall...both her voice and the TV was lower in volume to me. Is that better? Secondly, I placed both phones about 10 feet away from the same TV. The TV audio was barely heard, and my wife's voice was way above the TV. But one bad thing I did notice, that I was not aware of before, and it was worse for the Nokia, was noise from moving my hand around the phone. That is, in normal talking, if I 'played' with the phone while talking, that Nokia was like a resonant box that picked up a lot of those sounds. So if your the kind of person that 'fondles' your phone alot...don't do it! The Moto had the same problem, but it was less noticable. One thing that we all should consider is the 'low talker' syndrone. If your voice is low, it will be hard to compete with external noises...just talk the way one normally does to a person next to you, esp in a noisy envirnoment. Some people talk more quietly into a phone than to a person in front of them. I would prefer to have the mic near the mouth, but I suppose one issue there is the phone swing. My wife complains that I swing my landline phone under my chin, which reduces the volume a lot...if you consider the same angle swing with a flip phone, the distances changed will be less for a MOto than for the 6131, since the pivot point is at the ear, and the amount of swing at the cheekbone is less. I don't find my Moto H700 BT set to work better at all compared to the bare phone. Has anyone tried the BT JawBone set? Is it really than much better? Anyhow, this is all much about nothing really. Just my thoughts and home comparisons with the Razr. My wife thinks I'm a nut to worry about these things :wink: P.S. I note that the Cingular Web page now has the 6126 for Free!