Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Tech Log
Reload this Page >

ANR headsets

Tech Log The very best in practical technical discussion on the web

ANR headsets

Old 11th Feb 2003, 13:39
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Farnborough UK
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
ANR Headsets

Which product achieves good balance between passive and active noise reduction in speech frequencies.
Many manufacturers confuse issue by quoting attenuation figures in a range of inappropriate? frequencies.
Hoping to hear from all those single and twin piston pilots with 'ears on' experience who can recommend the best.
(If that's allowed on Pprune)
timdoyly is offline  
Old 11th Feb 2003, 19:49
  #2 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Hants, UK
Posts: 1,064
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I had a DC 13.4 standard passive headset and recently bought the add-on ANR kit from Adams Aviation. It cost around 140 and required some nifty work with a soldering iron. The ANR is absolutely brilliant, but I think that when the ANR is off the passive attenuation is less good than it was before. It might be to do with having to remove some of the insulation material to fit the slightly bulkier ANR electronics into the ear cup.

Much recommend the ANR bit, though!
eyeinthesky is offline  
Old 12th Feb 2003, 14:40
  #3 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 40
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Was there much difference in the sound quality with the new speakers etc?
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is offline  
Old 15th Feb 2003, 19:14
  #4 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Hants, UK
Posts: 1,064
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think the sound quality is better now, but that may be because the extraneous noise has been filtered out.

The only point I would mention is that if you shake your head you get a strange resonance, maybe caused by the microphones sensing noise and trying to cancel it out. It's not annoying, and doesn't occur with normal head movement for lookout etc.
eyeinthesky is offline  
Old 18th Feb 2003, 10:27
  #5 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: A few miles from the airport
Posts: 219
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I use the DC H10-13-XL ANR headset. It's a pleasure to flick the ANR switch on just after engine startup. So quiet!
I strongly recommend it.


POL.777 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.