Lightspeed Zulu 2 problems

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Lightspeed Zulu 2 problems

#1 Post by theheckyamean?85 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:20 pm

I must be having really bad luck, because so many people seem to like the Lightspeed Zulu 2 headset.

But after not even a year of having this headset, my mic suddenly snapped off the earpiece, and I had to send it out to Oregon to get it replaced. Now, it outputs screeching feedback when I try to call ATC, and ATC can hear the feedback as well. But the next day in the same airplane, there's no feedback at all. I've heard from one flight instructor that some students have had to send it out to get it re-tuned. Just wondering if there's anyone else experiencing the same issues with the Zulu 2 as I have been having.

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Re: Lightspeed Zulu 2 problems

#2 Post by Rowdy » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:34 am

Going on 6 years with my original zulus. They went back once for a cable repair. Which was my own doing and yet they still didn’t charge me. Sounds like something happened...
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Re: Lightspeed Zulu 2 problems

#3 Post by JasonE » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:12 pm

Both my Lightspeeds went in for repair within a year of purchase.
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Re: Lightspeed Zulu 2 problems

#4 Post by SuperchargedRS » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:03 pm

My Zulu ones had like 3,000hrs on them, sent them on once after I got a cut in the cord housing after slamming it in the door. Later they got ran over, long story, light speed still took all the pieces and gave me a trade in credit for my Zulu 2s, zero issue with them over the last 3ish years using them everywhere from floats to the flight levels.
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Re: Lightspeed Zulu 2 problems

#5 Post by fish4life » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:04 pm

Never had a problem is over 5 years on Zulu 2’s. I think the key is you need to take care of it and put it back into the case carefully everytime. Zulu’s are built like the old DC’s where you wrap the cord around and toss them into a flight bag, I can see that causing issues.
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Re: Lightspeed Zulu 2 problems

#6 Post by Redneck_pilot86 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:31 pm

the Zulu 3 has a kevlar cable that is damned near indestructible. They will upgrade a 2 to a 3 for a small fee.
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Re: Lightspeed Zulu 2 problems

#7 Post by goingnowherefast » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:09 pm

I have had 2 issues in 5 years of owning the same headset. First issue was just wear and tear. Second issue was a weird electronic buzzing noise when the headset was 4 years old. Lightspeed fixed both issues and all I had to do was pay shipping to the repair facility. The 2nd time, I politely asked if they could rush it, and they obliged. That was about a year ago now and it's still going strong. Very good customer service.

They're not quite as bullet proof as the old passive David Clark's, but there's also a lot more electronic stuff going on with the active noise cancelling system. My next headset will be a Zulu.3 (or Zulu.4 depending on how long it lasts)
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Re: Lightspeed Zulu 2 problems

#8 Post by JasonE » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:30 pm

Electronic squealing was my problem in both, and the mic boom went floppy on 1. The kicker was Lightspeed wanted an extra $75 (per headset) for a software update while they were sitting on the bench. They updated the software about a month after these were purchased. Seriously guys? Lightspeed lost my support completely, I will never purchase another one. Also noted the warranty line at Oshkosh was very long compared to Bose :)
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