Windows Phone 8 headphones & peripherals
Samsung actually did/do a three-button headset as a pack-in on the Omnia but I've seen very, very few WP7 wired remotes that actually qualify for the word "remote" and most of them are crappy pack-ins (the Samsungs are fairly decent).
Nokia is probably the only one actually making a viable aftermarket three-button headset for WP8, (though it's a Monster). They also make the Purity HD headphones again with full controls for Nokia WP's at least, which I haven't heard but if they resemble the Beats Solo HD in any way (as they suspiciously do), their sound is like listening through a sheet of sheet, as it were.
And Bluetooth wise, I fail to see the logic of Nokia making apt-x headsets, then not making a Windows Phone that does apt-x... though it's probably a Microsoft driver issue since no-one else (again, makers whose Androids do apt-x) does apt-x on their WP8's either.
The lack of end-user logic in feature implementation in WP across the board is getting increasingly irritating since they still have a lot of catching up to do.
Anyhoo, your best mediocre (soundwise, and in terms of drain) bet for a remote with full transport and volume controls in WP is a jacked Bluetooth headset like the Nokia BH-111 (which delivers your standard Bluetooth audio, but probably as good as standard BT audio gets if paired to a decent head/earphone) or other similar devices like the Jabra Clipper.