Bowers and Wilkins P5 Headphones volume control on iphone 3G NOT 3GS

Hi, just purchased the B&W P5 headphones and noticed that the volume up/down does not work on my iphone 3G or my 3rd gen ipod. The centre button to skip forward or back works fine and so does pause.
Has anyone else noticed a similar thing with the volume button or are mine faulty


Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Headphones

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    The volume control will not work on an iPhone 3G as the headphone socket on the phone does not support it. Your headphones are not faulty, nor is your iPhone.

  • same thing for me; not sure if it's a iPhone 3 firmware issue or something - going to the Apple Store in town to ask them, because I tested on their 3GS before purchasing online, it worked fine.