Whats the best headset to get

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Whats the best headset to get

Post by cpt sweet'njuicy » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:42 pm

Im just starting out and I fly a noisy plane. There must be a David Clark in my future.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by youhavecontrol » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:58 am

Budget?
I love my Bose A20, but I flew for 10 years with a classic David Clark and didn't mind it until I bought the Bose.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by spruceair » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:25 am

Whichever one is most comfortable for you. If you have a chance, try out the headsets you are looking at in the plane. If you can’t do that, find a pilot shop and least try them on there. Makes a big difference!
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by ant_321 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:07 am

I found the David Clark fine until I started flying 6,7,8+ hours a day. I would go home with a pounding headache every day from wearing that vice on my head. I ended up with the A20 since I found it more comfortable than lightspeeds. At first I actually didn’t like it because it was too quiet. After a couple weeks I learned to appreciate it. I now fly a quieter airplane and use a Bose QC 25 with a Uflymike. Way lighter and works great when dead heading.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by KissPlusOne » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:18 am

You can use the poor man's noise cancelling: ear plugs. I use a David Clark when I'm flight instructing, with ear plugs. For the 6+ hours a day sitting behind an engine, the earplugs eliminated my headaches.

I might have a small head, because I've never felt that they were a vice on my noggin.

Even with noise cancelling headsets/helmets, I still use earplugs. They eliminate a lot of fuzz on the radio, and make it easier to pick up voices. Says so right in From the Ground Up.

So, what type of plane will you be flying for 6+hours a day? I highly recommend the ear plugs, though, with any headset you get.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by AirFrame » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:26 am

The search button. The search button will give you all of the advice above and more in many threads.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by CL-Skadoo! » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:04 am

AirFrame wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:26 am
The search button. The search button will give you all of the advice above and more in many threads.
This fellow is a seasoned veteran of AvCanada. His next post may be about purchasing a type rating on a metroliner. :lol:
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by boeingguy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:41 am

I’m happy with my BT David Clark One X
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by JBI » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:20 am

cpt sweet'njuicy wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:42 pm
Im just starting out and I fly a noisy plane. There must be a David Clark in my future.
Glad you're still around. Good luck with your noisy plane!
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by North Shore » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:17 pm

The Juice is back!

BAck to your old gig in the flatlands?

In my previous gig on a Cl415, I used Bose A20s - no complaints there even after 2 four hour sessions.
Now, I’m on a light business jet, and most often use a set of Lightspeed Zulus.

Of course, YMMV.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by AirFrame » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:36 am

CL-Skadoo! wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:04 am
AirFrame wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:26 am
The search button. The search button will give you all of the advice above and more in many threads.
This fellow is a seasoned veteran of AvCanada. His next post may be about purchasing a type rating on a metroliner. :lol:
Unlikely... I've never flown anything with more than one engine or a turbine...

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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by co-joe » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:18 am

cpt sweet'njuicy wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:42 pm
Im just starting out and I fly a noisy plane. There must be a David Clark in my future.
Dc One X. $1400 well spent. Welcome back.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by CL-Skadoo! » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:36 am

AirFrame wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:36 am
CL-Skadoo! wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:04 am
AirFrame wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:26 am
The search button. The search button will give you all of the advice above and more in many threads.
This fellow is a seasoned veteran of AvCanada. His next post may be about purchasing a type rating on a metroliner. :lol:
Unlikely... I've never flown anything with more than one engine or a turbine...

And get off my lawn! Damn kids...
Not you, the original poster was to whom I was referring. We're all participating in a "happening" with this post.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by cpt sweet'njuicy » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:24 pm

This was a test to see just how much time has passed. Still a few out there I see. To the rest of you who gave me your best headset advice well...I just cant not troll. So much time has passed that many people could actually be dead or this upside down backward world we now live in has killed their insides and they walk around dead.
Is there a thread for Donald Trump running or the disarming of Virginia? Maybe Justins blackface hangout for the morally superior or catastrophically hypocritical? What are the hot topics these days. Does Joe still own this internet safespace?
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by flyinhigh » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:29 am

I flew with my original DC 10-13.4s for years until I bought ProX in 2013. My current company just provided me with the latest version, the ProX-2 and it is an amazing headpiece. I have flown everything from a pistons, to various jets with them and have zero complaints on it.

If you have access to a US address, you can save about 150-200 by ordering it directly from DC to that address.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by co-joe » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:24 am

flyinhigh wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:29 am
I flew with my original DC 10-13.4s for years until I bought ProX in 2013. My current company just provided me with the latest version, the ProX-2 and it is an amazing headpiece. I have flown everything from a pistons, to various jets with them and have zero complaints on it.

If you have access to a US address, you can save about 150-200 by ordering it directly from DC to that address.
That's good to know, I've been thinking about the Pro X series. Next time I go to sim in the US I'll see about getting one shipped to the hotel.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by Zaibatsu » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:01 pm

cpt sweet'njuicy wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:24 pm
This was a test to see just how much time has passed. Still a few out there I see. To the rest of you who gave me your best headset advice well...I just cant not troll. So much time has passed that many people could actually be dead or this upside down backward world we now live in has killed their insides and they walk around dead.
Is there a thread for Donald Trump running or the disarming of Virginia? Maybe Justins blackface hangout for the morally superior or catastrophically hypocritical? What are the hot topics these days. Does Joe still own this internet safespace?
You’re white, aren’t you? I can’t tell, but I’m pretty sure.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by Iphoneuser » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:01 pm

BOESE QC35 with the N FLIGHT MIC or paired up with the Sony X1000
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by Flybabe » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:09 am

cpt sweet'njuicy wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:42 pm
Im just starting out and I fly a noisy plane. There must be a David Clark in my future.
:lol:
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by jg24 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:03 am

Check out your friends' or colleagues' headsets and ask to borrow them for a flight. See how they work out for you. That's how I got convinced to go the Bose route, and had two buddies do the same when they borrowed mine. But try them out because some may fit better than others for your head and ears.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by smooth » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:08 pm

Bose A20, best aviation headset it's expensive but worth every dollar
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by Cessna 180 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:16 pm

I used a Bose A20 at work and my personal headset is a Lightspeed Zulu 3 which I use regularly in a Cessna (Bose in a Dash). I like both, but I prefer the Zulu. It's comfortable, its quiet, the batteries last forever, and I believe it's less expensive. The customer service from the small company in Oregon is outstanding. Can't recommend them enough.
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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by RG500 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:17 am

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Re: Whats the best headset to get

Post by CL-Skadoo! » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:40 am

You guys recommending headsets after the picture of the dog's butt: are you guys serious?

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