I have had 2 Razer Carcharias microphones fail on me after about the same amount of time, 2-4 months. The first one I received was actually a review sample from them and the second was just a replacement. This is a very limited sampling, but I would just not advise buying it if you're going to use the mic. The mic simply died, coxmaster and I were playing MW2 and it just started to slowly fade out and eventually it didn't work. Audio wise, however, its a very decent headset and is extremely comfortable, even after hours of wearing it.