Ok, so yesterday I bought these earphones because the standards that it came with were broke after 4 years of heavy use. I didn't know (but thought so) if the remote was compatible with my ipod. Now it seems that my 5G ipod (the one with the camera in the back) is compatible with it. Yet mine is only able to skip songs, play & pauze using the middle button. When I try the volume controls, I see the volume bar on my ipod but it doesnt change, when I try again it doesnt react anymore (no volume bar, standard screen), nor does the middle button work. Short: middle button works, when I use a volume button nothing works anymore.. I guess I got a bad set? I tried blowing out dust out of my ipod but it didn't have any effect.