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Which Version Of David Clark Headset

Old 24th Aug 2017, 15:33
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Which Version Of David Clark Headset

Hi Everyone,

I have finally decided to stop using the club headset and buy my own set as I have just started my hour building.

But I can't really see the difference between all these models, Any hints?


I will be flying for around 8 - 10 hours a month. Just can't really justify spending 1000 for an ANR just yet.

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Old 24th Aug 2017, 20:45
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Can vouch for the H10 13.4. It's a really good passive (non ANR) headset. Active noise reduction is good but it will almost double the cost of a new headset. I am guessing that some of the other models have different microphones. Some models might be for helicopters which use different plugs. You want GA twin plugs which will be standard on the H10 13.4.
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 05:27
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You can also buy kits to convert the DC headsets to ANR for about 150 gbp. I got my headsets from Ebay - always a few nearly new for not too much money.
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 06:11
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Buy used and you can always upgrade later.
Get the gel seals as they're more comfortable.
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 06:37
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One thing that can be said about few other headsets is that they can last for 25 years and still perform as well as they did when brand new. I realized the other day that my DC H10-13.4s were older than any of my students! I'm on my second set of gel ear seals. (a bit messy if they get torn)
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 11:21
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I've got the H10-13.4. You can't go wrong with David Clark, any of their models. Now I am looking to upgrade to ANR and I wish I bought ANR from the beginning considering I am in commercial training and hopefully soon on a jet.
But for just 10 hours a month, you can't beat the H10-13.4. Comfortable, robust and it's a David Clark – quality assured.
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 13:26
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13.4 - no contest
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 16:06
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Or saving even more......

Why not try auction websites for H10-40s? No longer available new, but if you buy the latest version they'll last almost forever (mine are 20+ years and going strong). To tell if they are latest type look for flattish round volume control button - not the cylindrical one that sticks out more. Head pad is also different - new one is ridged from front to back, not side to side. More comfortable!

Expect to pay between 90 and 120 for a good pair. Sometimes there are almost unused sets to be had. Look for good photos that show unmarked ear domes, and clean pads inside the earpieces.

If they don't have gel ear seals when you get them, invest in the undercut comfort set, and you won't regret it. Will last you until you move up to jets, and then you can resell and nearly get your money back 😊
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