I then noticed very soon that the quality of the microphone was absolutely dreadful.
i practically had to yell for it to pick up my voice.
so... i came up with the idea to extend the microphone to where it should be, which should make playing with friends online fun again.
Step 1: Tools and supplies
flat head screwdriver
philips head screwdriver
some vinyl tubing (other tubing will work)
Step 2: Open the case
be sure to open it little by little because the plastic seems very brittle and may crack.
i found it easiest to work my way around from the volume control
Step 3: Locate the mic. and remove the wires
then take your soldering iron and remove the positive and negative wires.
Step 4: Make the extension
next, straighten the paperclip and put it inside the tubing, this is what will give the extension its shape.
then, on the end of the tubing which will be attached to the headset cut it like it shows in the second picture.
after that is all done, run the wire through the existing hole in the headset and through the rubber piece that holds the circuit board.
Step 5: Red to red , black to black
solder the positive wire to the positive terminal and the negative to the negative terminal (it is marked in white on the circuit board near the terminals)