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Aviation Headset needed

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Hi, I need your expert advice on the best headset to purchase for an acrobatic (champ) for an experienced pilot. it's a surprise gift. The only thing I could read on his old set is ps engineering. Please call me Linda (number and name removed) If my husband answers hang up Please it's a gift Thank you!!!!

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  1. Paul Tocknell on Feb 01, 2011

    My personal vote is for the Bose A20.  If my wife were to buy that for me as a surprise, I’d be beyond thrilled. 

    Bose® A20 aviation headset – portable model, Bluetooth

    Please let us know what you end up purchasing!

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  2. Kent Shook on Feb 02, 2011

    Or a Lightspeed Zulu – Every bit as good as the A20, IMHO, without the price tag.

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  3. James MacGregor CFI on Feb 02, 2011

    aerobatic Champ? 
     
     I run a Lightspeed Zulu, has bluetooth and aux input, use it everyday with no problems. ran me about $850 online
     
     If you are crafty you can do this:
     I got a David Clark 10-30 on ebay, then the comfort kit head band, gels and covers, new muff etc. Got the used so so 10-30 on ebay for $50, spend around $130 on the new accesories, now I have a “looks new” really comfortable good looking rig for under $200 for my passangers.

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  4. skyboyCFI on Feb 02, 2011

    Oh ya, Zulu Zulu Zulu. Like Kent said, as good as the Bose, but without the price tag. I like the Zulu because it connects to my Cell phone and I can call the wife from 10,000 feet and tell her I won’t be home for supper. 😛

    Although not sure these work for aerobatics, but since others are recommend this class of headset, I’ll add my two cents. ( or I guess with inflation, it’ll be my two dimes.)

    Oh, BTW, I bought my Lightspeed Zulu Headset online for $600. That’s more than $400 less than the fixed price of the Bose. Almost half the price. Plus the people at Lightspeed back their product, beyond the warranty.

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  5. Gary Moore on Feb 02, 2011

    Linda – we’re not being much help here 🙂  I personally am a die hard David Clark fan…

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  6. skyboyCFI on Feb 02, 2011

    Yes, yes David Clark. An affordable quality basic passive headset. Although I would not recommend thier ANR version. But David Clark is the leader in aviation headsets. My secondary headset is David Clark, my primary is the Zulu for ANR (Auto Noise Reduction).

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  7. Chris Findley on Feb 05, 2011

    Check out http://aluraheadsets.com/ ANR headsets that are very affordable.  I’ve had mine for over a year and love it.

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  8. Charles on Jan 05, 2012

    or check out http://bestaviationheadsets.com/   as there are a variety of passive and active noise reduction headsets available. If you have the time to scour ebay and classifieds for a Bose or Lightspeed Aviation Headset, then those would be great options second hand.  However, the best aviation headset under $200, new would will likely be a less well known brand (Pilot Avionics, Sigtronics, Cobra, etc) Good luck…pilots will love any gift of that nature.!

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