Willing to post proof.
My Uptown, which came in today, doesn't have a volume silder. Only the mic + pause/resume etc. My girlfriend which has the same headphones, in a different color and bought a month or so ago, does have a volume slider. (mines are black)
It doesn't have removable earpads either. Well, only by screwdriver, which has also been mentioned in this thread.
I guess Philips keeps on updating their headphones as time goes by?
EDIT: did not read the last page. Seems like others have the same I have as well.
Edited by carlove - 1/9/14 at 9:45am