My friends can’t hear me properly on calls.
It is only when you make a call over Bluetooth using your Android headunit that the problem is known. The person you have called can’t hear you properly. The people you call ask you to speak up, and you raise your voice just to be heard.
Go somewhere quieter
Finding a quiet room, cupping your hand over the microphone, or moving the microphone closer to your mouth can help with a phone. But your Android head unit is in a fixed position in the dash, and you are in a fixed position in the driver’s seat. It is not possible to use the usual tricks to improve the microphone call volume that we can do with a phone.
Incoming callers can’t hear you speak clearly and ask you to repeat yourself; the people can understand you fully and ask you to speak up. Making calls on your Android headunit can be frustrating.
The calls are of such poor quality because the key component in the call is of terrible quality. Cheap, if not the cheapest, parts are fitted for the microphone stages of an AAndroid head unit. Cost is a driving factor; cutting even the smallest corners in production costs can help keep the overall product cost down. Unfortunately, the poor call quality won’t be found until it has been fitted.
The solution to the terrible microphone used in the Android headunit, leading to poor-quality calls, is simple. Still, the possibility depends on one big factor when purchasing.
Fit an external microphone (eBay) to the microphone input on the rear of your Android head unit. Place the other end of the microphone up by the sun visor.
This solution fixes two problems in one go. Firstly the rubbish microphone fitted to the android headunit in the factory has been bypassed by one costing just a little bit more but is so much better. The second advantage of the solution is to bring the microphone up higher and closer to the driver’s mouth. The shorter distance between the person speaking on the phone and the microphone recording that speech makes the volume for the listener that much louder.
There are many factors to consider in the suitability of any Android headunit for purchase. But one of the key factors in considering an Android headunit, if you plan to use it for calls, is the option for external microphone fitting. You will be stuck with poor-quality calls without this option to fit an external microphone.
If the caller can’t hear you on the integrated microphone, ensure you have removed any protective film from the screen that may be covering the microphone hole on your new Android headunit.