Hi, Sarah: On Thu, 25 May 2006 11:15:29 -0700, you wrote: >I was wondering since the mics are placed in your ear, won't your >voice be muffleled or at east very very loud because of that bone that runs >up to your ear? Your own voice definitely comes out sounding a bit different than it would if you were speaking into the microphone front, the pickup part. The human head is an excellent sound boundary-maker, for lack of a better word--meaning, sounds on one side of you don't get picked up by the other side's ear, and so it is with the microphone. It's just something you have to get used to. But for all that, the sound of the recording you get from sounds produced by other things than your own voice is quite phenomenal. A perfect example of this is Ray "Ray's World" Wels's recording when he demonstrated his CSB's on a recent recording. The microphone he used for narration before and after the CSB demo gave his voice much more "presence," if you will, than the CSB's did.Just the same, when Larry did a walking tour of his property, I could hear birds, railroad trains, gate latches, etc., all betterthan I could hear Larry himself. I think this has more to do with microphone placement than anything else. If the mics were placed on lapels or shirt collars, they might pick up the wearer's voice a lot better than they do when placed in ears (a la the earbud mics) or clippsed to eyeglass retainers or some other thing.