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Old 8th Jul 2021, 10:39
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Hi guys, sorry to bring this back from the dead - I wondered what headsets jet operators would recommend? I used to use the company headsets prior to covid, but have decided to take the leap and buy my own. I have a pair of A20s for GA flying and have tried them on the flight deck, but they are too big and bulky for long sectors. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 8th Jul 2021, 15:39
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The Bose Aviation headset seems to be very popular, personally I find it too bulky, I've always liked the Telex Airman 850
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Old 8th Jul 2021, 16:13
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Thanks a lot for the reply Brian. How do you find the ANR on the 850? Do you have to have a battery pack to operate like on the Bose?
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Old 8th Jul 2021, 16:53
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Originally Posted by justjohn737 View Post
Thanks a lot for the reply Brian. How do you find the ANR on the 850? Do you have to have a battery pack to operate like on the Bose?
Your welcome John, the Telex does not use batteries, it takes power from the jack plugs, The ANR is not in the same league as the Bose, of course its less than half the price, but I find it works for me and I find it quite comfy after a full days work.

If you can, ask the guys you fly with what they use, don't feel you should rush into it, just because you are using your David Clarks, I am sure you will find one that works for you.
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Old 8th Jul 2021, 19:03
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Originally Posted by Brian Pern View Post
Your welcome John, the Telex does not use batteries, it takes power from the jack plugs, The ANR is not in the same league as the Bose, of course its less than half the price, but I find it works for me and I find it quite comfy after a full days work.

If you can, ask the guys you fly with what they use, don't feel you should rush into it, just because you are using your David Clarks, I am sure you will find one that works for you.
Thanks a lot for your advice Brian, it's really appreciated! Have a great day.
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Old 9th Jul 2021, 08:16
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Originally Posted by justjohn737 View Post
Thanks a lot for your advice Brian, it's really appreciated! Have a great day.
your very welcome John, Safe flying
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 13:12
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Thank you for the info Double_barrel,
I have now bitten the bullet and bought this setup, hopefully when my renewed Licence appears on the mat I can try it out for real.

Thanks for the added link to the spare ear cups. I'm sure a set will be required at some point, as I also use them for hedge cutting and lawn mowing so they are sure to get some wear!
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Old 7th Oct 2021, 21:33
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Question Aerotion Aviation Headsets

Hi everyone.
iím just starting to embark on my PPL training at my local flight school & my instructor has recommended I get my own headset.
iíve being looking online & came across Aerotion Aviation. There arenít many reviews available for them, but what is there are good.
Does anyone have any experience with these headsets? What are they like?
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Old 8th Oct 2021, 08:54
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The ANR model looks good, and very light weight.
https://www.aerotion.com/

I use the David Clark DC ONE-X ENC Headsets. For me they are the best (better than Bose A20).
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Old 8th Oct 2021, 09:48
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Feel free to have a look at the Headset topic that is shown as a sticky topic at the top of this list (or click here). Headsets are very personal and if you have just set off on your PPL adventure, you probably won't have a very definitive preference yet. My advice: go for the best one that you can afford and buy one with ANR. It will easily last more than 10 years and even though you won't notice it now, in the long run a better headset with ANR will keep your hearing in better shape.
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Old 21st Oct 2021, 09:34
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A good quality headset such as a David Clarke are a must. when learning to fly. But, it is my view is to steer clear of ANR headsets whilst an ab-initio pilot. It is not a good idea to suppress all ambient sound, particularly the engine notes, because these are an important tool when learning to control.the aeroplane. The various noises around the aeroplane from starting through to flight are part of the environment that you are new to and these should not be wholly suppressed, they are part of your learning.

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Old 21st Oct 2021, 18:29
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Better yet - if you buy an ANR headset and are disciplined enough to keep the ANR switched off until at least you have got your PPL you will have bought one headset for both periods of your flying career.
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Old 22nd Oct 2021, 15:29
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While I agree with Fl1ingfrog that the aural environment is also part of your learning, I am not in favour of switching off ANR or avoiding it for this purpose. ANR only reduces the aural impact of the low frequency noises and there are also many users who will tell you that you can hear more of what your engine is doing thanks to ANR. The cumulative effect of noise on your hearing is a long-term effect and by the time you notice it, you will be too late to do anything about it. Short-term, you will feel less fatigued thanks to ANR and this will be a positive effect, especially during training. Opinions vary on this subject of course.
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