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Headset question – Telex 850

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I have a question regarding a specific headset and thats the Telex Airman 850 headset? could that headset be used in flight training and in general aviation?

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  1. Paul Tocknell on Sep 02, 2012


    I use the Telex 750 every day and the Telex 850 is similar except with added ANR benefits.

    I would not recommend the Telex 850 (or 750) for light, general aviation aircraft. There is just not enough passive noise reduction provided. The Telex 850 is more suited for environments like turbojet aircraft where you need to block some noise like wind and loud avionic fans. The Telex 850 is also very lightweight which means you can wear them very comfortably for 8+ hours a day.

    For general aviation, you can’t beat the Bose A20 (in my humble opinion). They may cost a little more upfront, but the added comfort and superior noise canceling qualities I believe are worth it.

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  2. n on Sep 03, 2012

    Best recommendation would be to borrow a loaner headset from the flight school until you, at least, get your private license, THEN spend the money on a nice headset.

    When talking ANR headsets, you have bose and LightSpeed Zulus (what I have), both great headsets

    When talking non-ANR, you have David Clark, which is industry standard and built to last.

    AFTER you get your license, you should go try them on and see which one feels best to you, most pilot shops and decent sized airports should have a good lineup to look at.

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