anyone use lightspeeds?

Kream926

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i got the 20G's and the glue on the ear pad keeps comiing off. has anyone had this same problem and if so how did you remedy it?


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MTpilot

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I never had that problem. I did have a mic die on me. I sent it back, they fixed it real quick and free.
 

Ralgha

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I never had a problem with the glue either. Call Lightspeed and they'll send you a new set of seals for free. Probably overnight if you want.
 

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While you're at it, upgrade models. I think they have something better than the 30-3G's now, but I use that model and it was a great purchase. Their customer service is also very helpful.



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At Oshkosh they gave me 4 new ear cups that wore out for free. Mine fell off several times because the glue quit holding. Other than that they are great headsets for the money.
 

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Love mine. I haven't tried the BOSE yet, although I know a few people (including a student) that have and wow do they love 'em.

I agree with TDTurbo, for the money, great headset.

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I have the 20-3G, and my wife uses the 20XLc. No problems during the 2 years I have owned them. I have tried the Bose, and couldn't justify the increased price over the LightSpeeds.

The 20XLc overs pretty much the same protection as the 20-3G for less money. It still has the cell phone / music interface. They are both very comfortable for those long trips. Well worth the money spent.
 

NookyBooky

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Lightspeeds are great headsets, they are just too big. In fact, they remind me of those baseball helmets with beer can holders on both sides and straws leading to the mouth. In the Pitts they double as a head restraint because my head can't move laterally more than a half inch or so without bumbing into the canopy.

I'm going to buy a Bose set as soon as I stop being too lazy to go to Spruce.
 

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I've had lightspeeds for years. 25XLs. I've had to replace the earpads about four or five times. In the winter they freeze as hard as rocks and in the summer the glue comes off. I usually call them, ask for the parts, and then they are at my door at no charge a day or two later. I've replaced everything on it at least once. I think they are big, but are more comfortable than Bose on long flights. And you can get about 50 hours out of the batteries.
 

Kream926

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wow i just got off the phone with them and no questions asked, they'll send me new ones........and a new mic cover.


i wanna see flightcomm do that
 

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I got a set of used refurbished lightspeeds about seven or eight years ago when they were offering them with a special deal to flight instructors. I was flying a heavy tanker at the time, and they stayed in a fairly abusive environment. Extremely hot a lot of the time, and exposure to ungodly noise. They wouldn't work on takeoff at full power, but as soon as we reduced power, they were fine.

It was the first time I was able to hear anyone on the intercom in the airlplane. It made a huge difference.

While departing Lake City, FL, we just entered the overcast, when the right earcup fell off; the headband broke and the headset fell off my head. I had a roll of electrical tape in my flight suit, and I made a quick repair. I flew it that way for a couple of months until I ended up back in Florida again. One day the right earcup quit; it wasn't making any sound and the ANR didn't work in it, which even worse than wearing no headset at all. The next day was my day off, and I fedexed it to lightspeed.

A day later my headset was back, refurbished, new earseals (which have never given me any problem), a new power cord and battery box, new headband, new mic cover. No questions asked. All I paid was the shipping to get it there.

In my opinion, they're every bit as good as Bose, a whole lot less expensive, and I think they're more comfortable. I've done long flights with the Lightspeeds with no discomfort, where flights with some of my other headsets would have left me with a splitting headache after a few hours.

I haven't tried the new ones, but I'm betting they're every bit as good.
 

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I think they have a trade up program to the 30-3G if you're interested in getting a new pair. I love the 30-3Gs, really comfortable and the ANR is fantastic. My only complaint is battery life-- they tend to die every 25 hours it seems.
 

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groundpointsix said:
I think they have a trade up program to the 30-3G if you're interested in getting a new pair. I love the 30-3Gs, really comfortable and the ANR is fantastic. My only complaint is battery life-- they tend to die every 25 hours it seems.
Rechargeables brotha!!!

I have about 12 rechargeable AA batteries, 4 for the lightspeeds (2 extra just in case), 6 for the Garmin 295, and 2 for the 6mp digi camera. Charge them all up about once every two weeks.


Good luck!
 

Flylo

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Just Arrived!!

Got a set of brand new 30 3G's, day before yesterday, from Sporty's:

$584.20 including $18.95 S&H, with the 5% AOPA discount; 5 year warranty.

Can't wait to get in the air and try them out. When I turned them on at home it went from all the normal background noise to pure, graveyard quiet. Pretty cool.

BTW, I've been trying to buy a set off eBay for more than 6 months but finally just gave up and bit the bullet because the selling price of the used or "almost new" ones is almost as much as the "real" new ones from the various dealers and.... I've got somebody I can beech at, if anything does go wrong.

Beeching is one of my favorite pastimes. :D

.
 

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anyone use lightspeeds?

No, no lightspeeds to slow. We must go straight to Ludacris speed!!! (Gasp!) Sorry, i had to say it. I have used both the Boseand the lightspeed. I think i prefer the bose. Just my .02
 

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They have a reconditioned 20xl available at their store. I picked up my 25xl refurbished from them a couple months ago, but they don't seem to have it at the moment.
 
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