advice on headsets please!

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advice on headsets please!

Post by jc pacquin » Fri Apr 18, 2008 20:48

I sold my champ with two dave clark headsets. Now....I need two. Need advice on what to buy and what model. Your advice would be very helpful. (The Dave clarks were voice activated and worked very well) Thanks ,jim pacquin

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Post by CptKelly » Fri Apr 18, 2008 21:09

I have six sets of David Clark headsets, and never have been dissatisified. My next set will also be a DC.
Just my 2c worth.

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Post by joea » Fri Apr 18, 2008 22:23

Its hard to beat a DC. I also have several Telex's (work headsets) and a Bose noise canceling (also work related) but seem to end up using the DC in the Aeronca.

The Bose is nice but overkill for the Aeronca IMHO.... and too pricey as well.

Joe

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Post by Dennis » Fri Apr 18, 2008 22:36

I have had two DC 10-40s since the early 90s. A couple of years ago, I converted one set to noise canceling. Works just fine.

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Post by Ed Clark » Sat Apr 19, 2008 06:29

Jim,

I am using the Lightspeed twenty 3Gs. They have the active noise reduction and are very reliable and a huge difference over another set of ANR Milleniums I had before. The price is a good deal less than DCs.
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Post by WWhunter » Sat Apr 19, 2008 08:20

I've had a couple different brands but use Lightspeed exclusively now. They work great and the price is right. Great customer service also.

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Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:40

DC 10-40's for 15 years, then converted them to ANR and love them even more. But after trying a set of Zulu's the other day, I'm about to get a set. 10 times better than Bose and a $100 bucks cheaper!

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Post by Captgrumps » Sat Apr 19, 2008 13:09

Hey folks, am I old or when did headsets become Champ equipment? :) :) What did you say? Was that for us? Heh?


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Post by joea » Sat Apr 19, 2008 13:58

Doug,

I know what you mean. After I get out of the airport area I turn the radio off, take the headset off and just enjoy...

Joe

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Post by jc pacquin » Mon Apr 21, 2008 15:02

at mayville n.y. sundays are busy, gliders and what ever landing and taking off. some do not have radios so I try not to fly when all this is going on as its DANGEROUS. Then theres the smooth old pro who says "Ahhhhh 3245 downwind for 31" not mentioning what airport . Says it fast too,( a real idiot.) I always declare 2 miles out or so, then entering downwind, etc. It seems polite and certainly is sane. I think statistics bear me out that alot of fatalities occur due to "old pro types." I just need a working headset for mayville and occasional jaunt into controlled field. Sigtronics any good?

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Post by WWhunter » Mon Apr 21, 2008 16:00

See if you can find any local dealer and try the various flavors out. I took two different years of going to Oshkosh trying every headset on the market. Was pretty much expecting to buy the Bose before I got there from reading all the rave reviews. I ended up with the Lightspeeds because they seemed to fit ME well, were comfortable, and for my ears were every bit as good as the raved about Bose. Ended up buying the 20-3G and another set the next year, which was the 15 XLc for a passenger headset. The 15 was cheaper but works as good as the more expensive 20-3G. Actually I end up using it more than the 20-3G because it is slightly smaller.

So , go try a few models and see what works for YOU.

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Post by joea » Mon Apr 21, 2008 16:58

Agree with Keith and see what fits you and your noggin. There are a lot of differences out there.

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Post by pablo » Mon Apr 21, 2008 20:30

In the Champ, if I need the radio, I use the old (15 years, at least) blue Sigitronics. Most of the time, for hearing protection, I use Home Depot's ear plugs (100 for about 6 bucks) and no headset at all. However, in my Mooney, or if active noise reduction is needed, I enjoy Lighspeed, mainly for their incredible excellent customer service and no detectable difference with more expenses headsets.
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Post by jc pacquin » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:09

bought dave clarks 10-13's or something like that. VERY GOOD! work great.

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