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Old 10th Mar 2006, 07:53
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Headset , Which One To GET?

hello ppruners,


i'm about to start my PPL training, and i'm just wondering which Headset to get.

My Club only sells DAvid Clark H10-13.4 , no choice..... so i'm planning to other it from elsewhere as i have heard some really bad comments regarding the Design of it...


Anyone has any recommendation, i came across LightSPEED Mach1 headset.. looks nice...

AH i forgot to mention the Type of Training Craft.

My Training is going to take place on C-172. whihc HS is compatable. please list them. thanks

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Old 10th Mar 2006, 11:11
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The H10-13.4 is a WONDERFUL headset. It's been with me through all of my training, until I got to the Piper Meridian with its Bose headsets.
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 11:13
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hmm...

.. also.,. i wear Specs... will it cause uneasiness around the ears?

Clamping too long with specs on?
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 11:32
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The no-clamp headset: Clarity Aloft. I prefer them to the Sennheiser 400 and Bose X with ANR.
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 12:34
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Bose X. Nothing comes close.
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 12:52
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i bought my David Clark H10-13.4, 7 years and 1100hrs ago.....never had a single problem; they are light weight, a decent price and the gel ear covers are comfortable even when wearing specs.

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Old 10th Mar 2006, 13:00
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Another recommendation for DC H10-13.4. Bought the first one 10 years ago, a second one for my victims shortly after. Still comfortable, still look like new. Reasonable price, what more could you want.
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 13:02
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I've got Bose-x which broke (mechanically) after 12months, Pilot 17-79 which fell apart after 15 months, a pair of Peltors which still work after 5 years but the volume control is broken and A DC 10-60 which is 17 years old and still going strong.

If you do very little flying and like to pose - get a Bose. If you want a near bullet proof build quality that will last then get a DC. The 13.4 was not available when I bought mine but I have used one and would certainly recommed them.
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 13:09
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Bose X. Nothing comes close.
You're right there. I was just flying a Diamond Star with Bose headsets and they are excellent. So good infact I considered buying one until I saw the price though..... So, I'll have to make do with my cheapo headset until I can convince myself that it is worth paying $1000 for a pair of earphones
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 13:31
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i'm bu8ying headsets not only for training but also for professional use....


i'm currently undergoing PPL training.. then CPL/Ir..

i want to be a Commercial Pilot someday... and i hope the Headset will last...

it's seems that DC h10-13.4 get thumbs up
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 14:14
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This is a frequently asked question, but worth reviewing regularly - as new product come out.

I have been using a Flightcom 4dlx, which costs a fraction of the DCs at about 100. Very clear and no troubles to date.

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Old 10th Mar 2006, 14:20
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I have a set of DC10-13.4 and a set of ASA's

I like the ASA more as they sound more clear. The DC's are a little mor comfortable though. I also wear specs and neither set cause issues with specs.

The ASA's are half the proce of DC's

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Old 10th Mar 2006, 14:26
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I used a David Clark H10 13.4 for 5 years thinking it was a good headset, because people told me they were. Then I tried a BOSE X, the difference is unbelievable. Hideously over priced but certainly the best headset on the market. I'll never go back to the DC's.
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 14:47
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Just starting a course, I'd suggest a Harry Mendlessohn HM-40DL @89

www.gps.co.uk

Go for the more pricey ones later on
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 17:16
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Originally Posted by soay
The no-clamp headset: Clarity Aloft. I prefer them to the Sennheiser 400 and Bose X with ANR.
Now these look like the dogs wotsits. No hot and sweaty headset compressing the grey stuff and they look like the only thing that will work well with glasses. Do they do a helicopter version?
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 17:32
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My current headset is a Dave Clark ANR one, the previous headset was a cheap make but was very good. I would recommend that you try a few different headsets and go with whatever you find most comfortable since you will be wearing it alot. I was considering the Bose but I found the DC one more comfortable. i believe some of the stores have ones you can try on for feel.
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 18:38
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Bose X. Nothing comes close. It is far beter if you have specs.

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Old 10th Mar 2006, 18:40
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an H10 13.4 will never be a bad purchase however long or short your flying career is. Well cared for, they'll always return good money on e-bay.

I bought an H10.30 in Australia for $A160 on e-bay. It was only OK, so I left it there for when I go back there to fly. I tried to buy an H10 13.4 on e-bay when I returned to the UK, but the prices came close enough to new prices that I plumped for a new one from my club store.

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Old 10th Mar 2006, 19:08
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Another vote for bose here. Yes they are expensive but you can't put a price on your hearing. Its one of the few senses we have that if it gets damaged theres nothing you can do about it!
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 19:14
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Originally Posted by boomerangben
Now these look like the dogs wotsits. No hot and sweaty headset compressing the grey stuff and they look like the only thing that will work well with glasses. Do they do a helicopter version?
Can't help but agree with your sentiments about the Clarity Aloft headset, but don't know the situation regarding a helicopter version. I've found their response to email enquiries to be helpful, so I suggest you email them on the address here, and let us know what they say.
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