A4C via eBay offers HTC Flat Cable Earphones with Mic in Black/Red, model no. 39H00014-00M, for $5 with free shipping. That's tied with our September mention and the lowest total price we could find by $3. They feature a multi-function button with a built-in microphone.
Here's how dumping cable TV and opting for alternatives can save you money and bring you more programming in the new year.