I recently replaced my Seidio 2 in 1 Retractable Earbuds headset because of several problems. But before it malfunctioned, the microphone worked very well on calls. I could whisper and people could still hear me quite clearly.

While waiting for the replacement headset I installed the 1.08 patch and all went well with the installation. I have since received my replacement headset and now I have to talk loudly before I can be heard.

So what made the difference--the patch or the new headset?