Bose Hearphones

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Microphone picks up sound quietly or poorly

If the microphone on your product picks up your voice quietly or with added noise that makes it difficult for others to understand you during phone calls with your product, try the following:

Be sure the openings on your headphones are clean and free of debris.

Check if anything is blocking any openings on your headphones, ear tips or the mesh grilles under the ear tips (i.e. ear wax, dust or other debris). For more info, see Cleaning ear tips and mesh grilles.

Make sure nothing is covering the outside screens on the earbuds

Both earbuds should be free of obstructions. There are several microphones located inside the earbuds, not the inline remote.

Move to a less windy environment

Wind noise may enter the microphone capsule and render other audio unintelligible. Moving away from this area may allow for clear audio reproduction

Place another phone call.

Try placing another call—preferably to another number—to determine if the issue occurs all the time or only with certain people, which could result from poor reception with the phone service or device you call.

Check the cellular reception of your phone.

A weak connection to the cell service could cause poor audio quality while on a call. Try the call again when the reception improves.

Try disconnecting other nearby wireless devices that might interfere with Bluetooth® signal.

Some wireless devices can cause interference with a Bluetooth signal. If there are other wireless devices nearby (i.e., 2.4 GHz router or cordless phone, wireless speaker adapters, fluorescent lights, microwaves, etc.), disconnect one at a time and check if the issue improves. If so, consider relocating your product or the device.

Clear your product's memory of previously paired Bluetooth® devices, then reconnect.

Your product remembers the last several devices it connected to so it can quickly reconnect to them. In case of an issue with the device memory, clear it, then create a new memory by re-pairing your Bluetooth devices. For more info, see Clearing the product memory of paired Bluetooth® devices.

Determine if the issue occurs with another Bluetooth® device.

Try pairing your Bose product to a different device to determine if the issue is related to the first device or its settings.

Your product may need service.

If the steps provided do not resolve your issue, your product may need service. Follow the link below for more information on how to service your product. Depending on your product and region, you will be provided a contact number or the ability to setup service online.

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