I've updated the firmware a few times, and I tried a foam pop filter. Compared to the microphone that Sennheiser or Beyerdynamic offer the sound quality is just slightly worse I'm afraid, and I need to literally keep it in my mouth for it to pick up sound properly. I wish Audeze sorted all of the Firmware Update issues and presented us with a clear cut view of current firmware, available updates and download paths from within AudezeHQ. As of right now, every time I go to give the old girl an update I get met by warning flags about the Firmware being a bit iffy. On 1.71 / 25 right now, old or new enough for the Mic issues to be resolved you think?