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    Headsets?

    All,

    It has been a while since I owned an airplane and have a recent 6 year hole in my logbook (preceded at one point with an 11 year gap). But, that is now over and we have made a deposit on a Sierra. I flew one during a recent trip to Dallas and found the plane as noisy as most. I already have some hearing loss (can't hear crickets) in some frequency ranges. I would like to protect what hearing I have left. Soo.....

    Does anyone have any recommendations on headsets? I would prefer one with active noise cancelling. I checked them out on Aircraft spruce, and find they aren't cheap. The Bose look great, but are expensive. I wonder how much of that $1000 goes for the name. Looking for performance, reliability and comfort at a reasonable price.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Marty Vanover
    Phoenix, Az.


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  2. #2

    Headsets?

    Cost is always an issue. I wanted reasonably prices ANR also and
    settled on the Lightspeed 15 XLc (I think that's the numbers?!?)

    I love them. Nice and quiet and very comfortable.

    about $370.
    http://www.anrheadsets.com/products.aspCost


    -Rick
    2010A




    -----Original Message-----
    From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Martin Vanover


    All,

    It has been a while since I owned an airplane and have a recent 6 year
    hole in my logbook (preceded at one point with an 11 year gap). But,
    that is now over and we have made a deposit on a Sierra. I flew one
    during a recent trip to Dallas and found the plane as noisy as most. I
    already have some hearing loss (can't hear crickets) in some frequency
    ranges. I would like to protect what hearing I have left. Soo.....

    Does anyone have any recommendations on headsets? I would prefer one
    with active noise cancelling. I checked them out on Aircraft spruce,
    and find they aren't cheap. The Bose look great, but are expensive. I
    wonder how much of that $1000 goes for the name. Looking for
    performance, reliability and comfort at a reasonable price.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Marty Vanover
    Phoenix, Az.




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    Headsets?

    Marty, I saw that you just signed up on BAC; good for you! All you need to
    do is log on to BAC and type 'noise canceling' in the upper right search
    box. Read the FAQs that come up. Then type in 'Lightspeed', and read the
    FAQs and posts that appear. You will find a wealth of info, including the
    minimum decibel level of canceling that works in our planes, deals on
    factory-reconditioned ANR headsets, etc.

    You will find that your BAC membership will prove to be worth many times the
    annual dues, each year! Make sure that you check with our insurance carrier
    too, for a great deal on your insurance; especially on your first renewal
    with them. Their link is on BAC under Links.


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    From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com]
    On Behalf Of Rick
    Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 6:57 PM
    To: 'Martin Vanover'; 'Musketeer Group'
    Cc: 'George Foushi'
    Subject: RE: [musketeermail] Headsets?


    Cost is always an issue. I wanted reasonably prices ANR also and
    settled on the Lightspeed 15 XLc (I think that's the numbers?!?)

    I love them. Nice and quiet and very comfortable.

    about $370.
    http://www.anrheadsets.com/products.aspCost


    -Rick
    2010A




    -----Original Message-----
    From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Martin Vanover


    All,

    It has been a while since I owned an airplane and have a recent 6 year
    hole in my logbook (preceded at one point with an 11 year gap). But,
    that is now over and we have made a deposit on a Sierra. I flew one
    during a recent trip to Dallas and found the plane as noisy as most. I
    already have some hearing loss (can't hear crickets) in some frequency
    ranges. I would like to protect what hearing I have left. Soo.....

    Does anyone have any recommendations on headsets? I would prefer one
    with active noise cancelling. I checked them out on Aircraft spruce,
    and find they aren't cheap. The Bose look great, but are expensive. I
    wonder how much of that $1000 goes for the name. Looking for
    performance, reliability and comfort at a reasonable price.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Marty Vanover
    Phoenix, Az.


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    Headsets?

    Martin,

    I use to have a Senniheiser(?) ANR headset but sold it when I purchased
    a Clarity Aloft lightweight headset. It's not an ANR unit but I think
    it's quieter than the ANR headset I had. Since you live in the Southwest
    you'll also enjoy the 'less sweat factor' of these headsets. You can
    read about the Clarity Aloft unit at <http://www.clarityaloft.com/>.

    David Snodgrass
    BAC East Central Regional Director
    Beech Be23 N6083N
    North Manchester, IN

    -----Original Message-----
    From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Martin Vanover
    Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 6:51 PM
    To: Musketeer Group
    Cc: George Foushi
    Subject: [musketeermail] Headsets?

    All,

    It has been a while since I owned an airplane and have a recent 6 year
    hole in my logbook (preceded at one point with an 11 year gap). But,
    that is now over and we have made a deposit on a Sierra. I flew one
    during a recent trip to Dallas and found the plane as noisy as most. I
    already have some hearing loss (can't hear crickets) in some frequency
    ranges. I would like to protect what hearing I have left. Soo.....

    Does anyone have any recommendations on headsets? I would prefer one
    with active noise cancelling. I checked them out on Aircraft spruce,
    and find they aren't cheap. The Bose look great, but are expensive. I
    wonder how much of that $1000 goes for the name. Looking for
    performance, reliability and comfort at a reasonable price.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Marty Vanover
    Phoenix, Az.


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    Headsets?

    BTW, I think BAC members get a discount on the Clarity Aloft headset.

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    Martin,

    I use to have a Senniheiser(?) ANR headset but sold it when I purchased
    a Clarity Aloft lightweight headset. It's not an ANR unit but I think
    it's quieter than the ANR headset I had. Since you live in the Southwest
    you'll also enjoy the 'less sweat factor' of these headsets. You can
    read about the Clarity Aloft unit at <http://www.clarityaloft.com/>.

    David Snodgrass
    BAC East Central Regional Director
    Beech Be23 N6083N
    North Manchester, IN

    -----Original Message-----
    From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Martin Vanover
    Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 6:51 PM
    To: Musketeer Group
    Cc: George Foushi
    Subject: [musketeermail] Headsets?

    All,

    It has been a while since I owned an airplane and have a recent 6 year
    hole in my logbook (preceded at one point with an 11 year gap). But,
    that is now over and we have made a deposit on a Sierra. I flew one
    during a recent trip to Dallas and found the plane as noisy as most. I
    already have some hearing loss (can't hear crickets) in some frequency
    ranges. I would like to protect what hearing I have left. Soo.....

    Does anyone have any recommendations on headsets? I would prefer one
    with active noise cancelling. I checked them out on Aircraft spruce,
    and find they aren't cheap. The Bose look great, but are expensive. I
    wonder how much of that $1000 goes for the name. Looking for
    performance, reliability and comfort at a reasonable price.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Marty Vanover
    Phoenix, Az.


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    Headsets?

    Marty,

    Think of this not as advice so much as my experience. But noice
    cancelling IS the way to go, believe me.
    Being basically cheap when I got back to flying (after MY gap) I went
    out and got a pair of those low priced ones from Marv Golden. I got a
    lot of ribbing from other pilots who were "wearing the green" (Clark) or
    with other higher priced ones. But they were not too uncomfortable (past
    the 2 hr point) and, frankly, performed as well as any other passives
    out there.

    Then I put in one of those noice cancelling upgrades from HeadSets Inc.
    Amazing difference! I could hear the top end of the engine working and I
    could hear the New York controllers muttering under their breath about
    my speed. With a total price still under $350 (original headset + the
    noice cancelling kit) I have an audio match for most of the ones out
    there. Now the big difference IS the comfort. They still get
    uncomfortable after 2-3hours. But they work fine.

    As I mentioned, there are much better units out there...but d'ya wanna
    spend the $$? Your choice.
    Steve Cote
    N1958L

    Martin Vanover wrote:

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    > Does anyone have any recommendations on headsets? I would prefer one with active noise cancelling. I checked them out on Aircraft spruce, and find they aren't cheap. The Bose look great, but are expensive. I wonder how much of that $1000 goes for the name. Looking for performance, reliability and comfort at a reasonable price.
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    > Thanks for your comments.
    >
    > Marty Vanover
    > Phoenix, Az.
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