My Icom IC-705's handheld microphone has a built in speaker. I leave that connection unplugged because the audio from the radio itself is far superior.
What's the purpose of a speaker built in to the microphone?
The only use case I can think of is for an HT you might strap to your belt with a separate mic on your shoulder or something, so the audio is closer to your ear on the go.
But why would an IC-705 have audio from the microphone? I can't find anything about the use of this online. Maybe for if you were backpacking with it, since it's a QRP radio?