@Morph, @MrCyberdude & any other Australians on here, have you gotten your headset replaced yet, is the 'new' set any better hardware wise, speakers or mic or both?
I'm also in Australia and have been looking at this headset ever since it's come out but with all these horror stories I've been putting off purchasing a set for about 6+months now. Are you guys able to take a look at the production number, Hardware Version OR MFG year on the original box you guys bought, I'm not wanting to purchase one of the dodgy Mic/speaker pair if I can help it, I'll be in Perth on Monday so I'll be able to take a look at a pair, if their MFG date is relatively new... well newer then your H.Ver, MFG date, etc. I might buy them if it's roughly the same I'll just pass.
It's sad I've been looking/waiting for a replacement for my Analog Razer Tiamat 7.1's but for everything that's going on maybe they're still the best on the market for true 7.1 speaker channels. I am using a Soundblaster 7.1 sound card with them, so that's possibly the saving grace, but I'm wanting to upgrade to a Mini-ITX so the card will have to go.
Hope you guys get your replacements soon, but if you can please take a look and post here MFG, Hardware Ver. dates etc. myself and possibly others might be able to avoid this debacle.