I just transitioned from a Firepod (circa 2006) to a Firestudio Mobile and for some reason the microphone sounds horribly muffled when as far as I know I haven't changed a thing besides the preamp. There's also some static on that track, as well, so I feel like something glaring is definitely not right here. Just so you know I'm running Ableton Live 5, my buffer size is 512, the sample rate 44100, overall latency set at 13 ms. I wish I could hook my Firepod back up so I could take a look at my settings but that's probably not an option anymore. I've been searching trying to find something which could account for this but haven't found anything yet.