yup. everyone knows it. even m$. but, why don't they fix it? because, m$ knows they stand to make money. same reason why "banned" in their dictionary means...allowing disobedient users to sign up for another account under the SAME credit card number. -blam!-'ING genius! let's see. micro$oft spends millions upon millions of dollars for researching and developing xbox live. now...you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that it's the -blam!- latch above the speaker on the headset that is a piece of -blam!-. IT, single-handedly, is the reason why most xbl headsets break. here's an idea...just put a metal jacket around it! BAM! i, single-handedly, solved the m$ xbox live head set conundrum! and i didn't need the help of hundreds of r&d guys to do it! -blam!-!