Dude, I was unemployed for nearly a year. I'm just glad to have a paycheck again (and I got a job with a company I've been wanting to work for for a loooong time). I ended up finding an extra in-ear headset at work, and it's working out okay.
I might pick up one on eBay, too, if I need another one. I've had both good and bad luck with cheap Chinese knockoff audio products. The $30 Bluetooth headphones I got from DX are fantastic, but other headphones and such have been really bottom-of-the-barrel.