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Old 29th Apr 2021, 11:27
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Help with ENC, David Clark headset

I recently purchased a David Clark headset H10-13X, it came with Electronic noise cancellation. It has two buttons ON and OFF, Every time it's in the ON position I get a unpleasant buzz on the left side of the ear. When the ENC is off everything works fine. What could be the issue? Is it normal?
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 16:00
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I had something like that too, with an early generation DC END headset. I never really did get it working the way I thought it should. I took it to the avionics shop, and they said it was working properly. It hangs on my wall to this day. I did buy a later model DC OneX headset, and it was vastly improved, I really liked that one! Unfortunately it's at the bottom of a lake now

For the ENC headset you have, try moving it around on your head, and switching sides on it, that may help.
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 18:08
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Am not an expert on DC products, but a buzz is not normal on any ANR headset.

It sounds faulty. Send it back and get a replacement asap.

PS, I am assuming you are using it in a normal configuration - plugged into a standard aircraft intercom, for which the headset is listed as compatible with? The intercom you are using it with could possibly be faulty, so check it with another ANR headset.
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 18:41
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Is there a mono-stereo switch?
You may have it set on stereo with a mono airplane system.
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 19:48
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On my H10-13X there is a mono/stereo switch hidden in the battery box below the battery. Mine has never produced any particular buzzing noise, but the ENC system does produce 'anti-noise' that can be perceived as very light 'white noise' depending on how good your hearing is. This should only be noticable if you're in a very quiet environment. If you're using it in an aircraft with the engine running, you should get a very noticable drop in low frequency noise when you switch the ENC on. It should not produce any additional noises.
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