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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: Headphone Recommendations Reply with quote

Hi

I am interested in upgrading my headphones and am wondering about what people are using and what they like/don't like about the ones they are using. I would be especially interested in hearing from people with experience across brands.

ANR is essential and blue-tooth audio connections a bonus...

Cheers

Les

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject: Headphone Recommendations Reply with quote

If you are going to OSH, I would suggest testing the headsets at the vendor booths.


If you look at specs and over all quality it’s a flip of the coin. Naturally you are going to hear from folks that will swear by one brand over another. Just like which efis or priming method is best. 😀


I noticed an issue when flying with a friend. Every time I turned my head, the seal on the ear cups broke. Even in that vendor’s booth, I could replicate it on demand.


I went to their main competition and couldn’t replicate the system.


At the time, my son, his wife, and I went back daily and repeated our tests to ensure our results were repeatable.


Our conclusion was that head size and shape were more important than the electronics. One brand worked better for me and the other brand worked better for them.


End result, I have two pair from one company and two pair from the other vendor.


I do like that Bose repairs headsets for free at OSH. Light speed is good too, but you have to send them in for repairs. I also like you can change the side the cord comes down with Bose. I personally favor Bose, but as I mentioned I don’t think either vendor is significantly better than the other.



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Hi

I am interested in upgrading my headphones and am wondering about what people are using and what they like/don't like about the ones they are using. I would be especially interested in hearing from people with experience across brands.

ANR is essential and blue-tooth audio connections a bonus...

Cheers

Les

C-GCWZ - sold
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:01 pm    Post subject: Headphone Recommendations Reply with quote

I think it is hard to go wrong with top of the line Lightspeed or Bose, and that choice is about fit, feel and how stuff like bluetooth work for you, vs what you have in your audio panel.

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ANR is essential and blue-tooth audio connections a bonus...

Cheers

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject: Headphone Recommendations Reply with quote

Or... if you have a set of DCs that you like, don’t discount headsetsinc.com. You can upgrade them to ANR for under $200

On Jun 25, 2018, at 7:58 PM, Bob Leffler <bob(at)thelefflers.com (bob(at)thelefflers.com)> wrote:
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If you are going to OSH, I would suggest testing the headsets at the vendor booths.


If you look at specs and over all quality it’s a flip of the coin. Naturally you are going to hear from folks that will swear by one brand over another. Just like which efis or priming method is best. 😀


I noticed an issue when flying with a friend. Every time I turned my head, the seal on the ear cups broke. Even in that vendor’s booth, I could replicate it on demand.


I went to their main competition and couldn’t replicate the system.


At the time, my son, his wife, and I went back daily and repeated our tests to ensure our results were repeatable.


Our conclusion was that head size and shape were more important than the electronics. One brand worked better for me and the other brand worked better for them.


End result, I have two pair from one company and two pair from the other vendor.


I do like that Bose repairs headsets for free at OSH. Light speed is good too, but you have to send them in for repairs. I also like you can change the side the cord comes down with Bose. I personally favor Bose, but as I mentioned I don’t think either vendor is significantly better than the other.



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I am interested in upgrading my headphones and am wondering about what people are using and what they like/don't like about the ones they are using. I would be especially interested in hearing from people with experience across brands.

ANR is essential and blue-tooth audio connections a bonus...

Cheers

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Headphone Recommendations Reply with quote

Love my Clarity Aloft.

No swetty ears
Can wear wide brim hat
Can wear sunglasses without sticking them beneath the earcups
Great audio
Foam earplugs equal ANR

Joe

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Hi

I am interested in upgrading my headphones and am wondering about what people are using and what they like/don't like about the ones they are using. I would be especially interested in hearing from people with experience across brands.

ANR is essential and blue-tooth audio connections a bonus...

Cheers

Les

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:46 pm    Post subject: Headphone Recommendations Reply with quote

l have tried Bose, light speed,DC, clarity and Halo. l have tried them all in my RV-10 and my J3.
Overall the Bose hands down for me. We did comparisons with Light speed and Bose at the same time in RV10 both RV10 builders and pilots one owned Bose and the other Lightspeed. We swapped in flight back and forth and now we both own Bose.

Bose is hard to beat.

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Hi

I am interested in upgrading my headphones and am wondering about what people are using and what they like/don't like about the ones they are using. I would be especially interested in hearing from people with experience across brands.

ANR is essential and blue-tooth audio connections a bonus...

Cheers

Les

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Headphone Recommendations Reply with quote

I have 2 Lightspeed Zulu 3s and 2 Sierras. Love them both, the Zulus are better. Holding off for OSH discounts is a good idea.
Marcus

On Jun 25, 2018, at 8:07 PM, Charles Derk <cderk(at)icloud.com (cderk(at)icloud.com)> wrote:
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Or... if you have a set of DCs that you like, don’t discount headsetsinc.com. You can upgrade them to ANR for under $200

On Jun 25, 2018, at 7:58 PM, Bob Leffler <bob(at)thelefflers.com (bob(at)thelefflers.com)> wrote:
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If you are going to OSH, I would suggest testing the headsets at the vendor booths.


If you look at specs and over all quality it’s a flip of the coin. Naturally you are going to hear from folks that will swear by one brand over another. Just like which efis or priming method is best. 😀


I noticed an issue when flying with a friend. Every time I turned my head, the seal on the ear cups broke. Even in that vendor’s booth, I could replicate it on demand.


I went to their main competition and couldn’t replicate the system.


At the time, my son, his wife, and I went back daily and repeated our tests to ensure our results were repeatable.


Our conclusion was that head size and shape were more important than the electronics. One brand worked better for me and the other brand worked better for them.


End result, I have two pair from one company and two pair from the other vendor.


I do like that Bose repairs headsets for free at OSH. Light speed is good too, but you have to send them in for repairs. I also like you can change the side the cord comes down with Bose. I personally favor Bose, but as I mentioned I don’t think either vendor is significantly better than the other.



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Hi

I am interested in upgrading my headphones and am wondering about what people are using and what they like/don't like about the ones they are using. I would be especially interested in hearing from people with experience across brands.

ANR is essential and blue-tooth audio connections a bonus...

Cheers

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Headphone Recommendations Reply with quote

I agree with Bob Leffler’s response. The headset has to to fit well to be good. I previously had an array of headsets with the headsetsinc conversion kits. They were vastly better than headsets without. But once I got the RV10 I got some Bose X and finally had really comfortable headsets. Then the A20 came out and i tried 2 models of light speeds and the A20s from Bose. For ya it was a hands down that the Bose had better ANR and fit in our family. So now I own 6 pairs of A20’s. The light speeds aren’t bad, but they didn’t fit us as well and can’t get down as small as some others while still fitting large heads.
The BoseX sets are actually very good even for 1-2 year olds if you can get them to wear them. They fit great for kids and you can get them used for great prices.
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Or... if you have a set of DCs that you like, don’t discount headsetsinc.com. You can upgrade them to ANR for under $200

On Jun 25, 2018, at 7:58 PM, Bob Leffler <bob(at)thelefflers.com (bob(at)thelefflers.com)> wrote:
Quote:
If you are going to OSH, I would suggest testing the headsets at the vendor booths.


If you look at specs and over all quality it’s a flip of the coin. Naturally you are going to hear from folks that will swear by one brand over another. Just like which efis or priming method is best. 😀


I noticed an issue when flying with a friend. Every time I turned my head, the seal on the ear cups broke. Even in that vendor’s booth, I could replicate it on demand.


I went to their main competition and couldn’t replicate the system.


At the time, my son, his wife, and I went back daily and repeated our tests to ensure our results were repeatable.


Our conclusion was that head size and shape were more important than the electronics. One brand worked better for me and the other brand worked better for them.


End result, I have two pair from one company and two pair from the other vendor.


I do like that Bose repairs headsets for free at OSH. Light speed is good too, but you have to send them in for repairs. I also like you can change the side the cord comes down with Bose. I personally favor Bose, but as I mentioned I don’t think either vendor is significantly better than the other.



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Hi

I am interested in upgrading my headphones and am wondering about what people are using and what they like/don't like about the ones they are using. I would be especially interested in hearing from people with experience across brands.

ANR is essential and blue-tooth audio connections a bonus...

Cheers

Les

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Headphone Recommendations Reply with quote

Guys

Thanks for the responses. I have been using Quite Technologies halo headsets for the past few years. I sometimes seem to have a fit problem which made them less "quiet". Anyway, one of the cords started to fray so I switched back to a DC 13.4 headset that have the headsetsinc ANR retrofit kit installed. They seemed quieter than the halos - but that may be due to an improper fit on my part.
I guess I'll have fun at KOSH checking out the Bose / Lightspeed offerings.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:55 am    Post subject: Re: Headphone Recommendations Reply with quote

I agree with all of the above - see if you can try them out.

Bose for me. Best fit, best comfort, and best noise reduction. Jess likes the Zulus better, so that's what she uses.


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