Don't get me wrong the headphones were absolutely brilliant before the microphone accidently got broken, I thought no problem as the microphone is a plug in type with a jack. I contacted Creative to get a spare one only to be told they don't sell spare microphones, how ridiculous. I searched the internet for a spare one only to find a number of forums from disgruntled people who were also in the same situation as me. I have not been able to find a spare microphone, so the headphones are now no good to me, I am having to get another pair and they won't be from Creative. Creative are only interested in selling new products and not supporting the ones they have sold.
The moral of the story is, if you buy the sound blaster headphones don't break or loose the microphone.