I could very well be how you're holding your phone. The physical design and location of the mic are such that if it's not in a sweet spot, or your face shape/size doesn't permit it to be in the sweet spot, it's going to sound distant/muffled. With other phones you could prop it on your shoulder, move it around, etc. and get slightly worse, but OK sound... not with the Droid. If it's off to the side or tilted it will be really hard to hear you. It is an unfortunate limitation of the phone, but not a deal breaker for me. I either use BT or have trained myself to properly hold the phone when talking on it. Who uses this phone to talk anyway??