@pumpitdj: We don't come on here to spread rumors. These things we are testing and improving right now.
@Derek: You are also an electronics engineer, and you realize that resolving these issues isn't trivial and requires PC board changes.
All of the 4 issues on your last post are issues we are fixing.
MICs: Giving them all of the preamp headroom they need without distortion
Output level: 4x level boost = 16x power boost
Output noise: lowering the background noise
Headphones: 2x level boost = 4x power boost