iPod shuffle (3rd and 4th generations): Compatibility of third-party headphone remote controls
To control your iPod shuffle (3rd or 4th generation) with the remote on your third-party headphones, the headphones must be compatible with Apple's Headphone Remote and Mic system. Current third-party headphones that Apple has approved to carry the "Made for iPod" logo are compatible.
iPod shuffle (3rd generation), iPod shuffle (4th generation)
"Made for iPod" headphones carry this logo on the packaging: