This update to Ears finally resolves the longstanding Instamute bug on macOS Monterey that would mute the sound output of Bluetooth headphones when muting the microphone. I was never able to work around this bug myself, so thanks very much to the kind Apple engineers who fixed this in macOS 12.4.
Also, a new preference has been added that will color the microphone icon red when not muted. Early versions of Ears (~2020) used this red icon, but enough users complained it was distracting that I changed it to black. Well, now enough users are speaking up again in the other direction, so now it’s a preference. Black or Red. Your choice.