Best RJ Headset

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Since it has been a couple years since this has been talked about, what do you think is the best RJ headset?

Right now, the Clarity Aloft Link, Bose Q15 + Uflymike, and a 15 year old pair of David Clarks that leak gel from the ear seals all seem like solid choices.
 

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the DCs in the cabinet, if ya want your own pair look on eBay, slightly well used, might even have the ASA logo on 'em already :)
 

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Since it has been a couple years since this has been talked about, what do you think is the best RJ headset?

Right now, the Clarity Aloft Link, Bose Q15 + Uflymike, and a 15 year old pair of David Clarks that leak gel from the ear seals all seem like solid choices.
Telex 850....dcs belong in props not jets
 

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Do you have to wear earplugs in addition to the 850s?
I used to use a Plantronics under the ear headset which marvgolden.com sells for around $150. There is no molded ear piece and no screwing around with the headset to put sunglasses or the O2 mask on if you ever had to. The only thing you had to get used to was listening in one ear rather than both.
 

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Telex 850....dcs belong in props not jets
Function over fashion. You're not there to look cool, but fly safely. I like quiet, therefore I wear a quiet headset, despite it being big.
 

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I have used the david clarks, telex 750 (with and without earplugs), telex 850, bose headphones with the uflymike attachment, and I have traded out with guys the bose headsets. out of all those....I love my 850.
 

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Function over fashion. You're not there to look cool, but fly safely. I like quiet, therefore I wear a quiet headset, despite it being big.
Good point. Studies show that exposure to anything above 80dB for extended periods of time can cause hearing loss. The best info I could find online was a cabin measurement in a CRJ700, at 82dB. I would imagine the cockpit could possibly be louder, since the primary noise is from the wind at higher speeds, not the engines. Definitely consider a headset that's quiet.
 

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I have lightspeed Zulus and I really like them. The Uflymike is great until the battery goes dead and the headset dies. A deal breaker for me.

Lightspeed will give you a trade in for your DCs, $200 I think and the purchase is a tax writeoff and no sales tax.

Scott
 

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Do you have to wear earplugs in addition to the 850s?

Nope, not at all. There's enough DB reduction to where noise is VERY tolerable, but you can still hear engine sounds, trends, etc without it being fatiguing.
 

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Function over fashion. You're not there to look cool, but fly safely. I like quiet, therefore I wear a quiet headset, despite it being big.
I'm also there for 6-7 hours a day and I've worn those vice grips for thousands of hours and At the end of they, I'm not fatigued due to airplane noise and don't have a headache as a result of it. My BOSE A20 stays in my baron and king air.........the 850's stay in the jet.
 

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I have lightspeed Zulus and I really like them. The Uflymike is great until the battery goes dead and the headset dies. A deal breaker for me.

Lightspeed will give you a trade in for your DCs, $200 I think and the purchase is a tax writeoff and no sales tax.

Scott
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UflyMike and Bose 15 rock.
I have no stock in the company, but have tried about 5 others headsets and this is the best setup for me.
Thanks.
 

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You can pick up a used Bose Aviation X on ebay for $400-$500. If you are a professional pilot you can justify that (or even $1100 for the A20).

I've put about 4,000 hours on my headset which I paid about $1000 for about ten years ago. Over the years I've spent about $150 in batteries, replacement ear cups and muff. I just had it refurbished for $200 so in total I've spent about $1350, which is a lot of money until you realize it works out to about $0.33/hour and I now have a headset that is effectively new. It, obviously, works out better if you can buy a used headset for $500.
 

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You can pick up a used Bose Aviation X on ebay for $400-$500. If you are a professional pilot you can justify that (or even $1100 for the A20).

I've put about 4,000 hours on my headset which I paid about $1000 for about ten years ago. Over the years I've spent about $150 in batteries, replacement ear cups and muff. I just had it refurbished for $200 so in total I've spent about $1350, which is a lot of money until you realize it works out to about $0.33/hour and I now have a headset that is effectively new. It, obviously, works out better if you can buy a used headset for $500.
Good god. Think of all the lap dances you could've bought.
 

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I have the 850's and they work great. I Upgraded from the 750's for more protection and have been very happy. I did leave my 850's at home a few weeks ago and had to use the DC's from the plane. Holly $hit, it was like wearing a football helmet. I completely forgot how heavy those things are. I see why guys that have the DC's are always taking off the headset at cruise....
 

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850's Nothing else
 

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The Uflymike is great until the battery goes dead and the headset dies. A deal breaker for me.
Been using the setup for six years now. It's NEVER happened. Not even once.

Check it when you plug it in for the day. If the light isn't blinking, it'll run for DAYS. If it blinks, swap a new battery in right then.

The battery thing is truly a non issue.
 

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I have the 850's and they work great. I Upgraded from the 750's for more protection and have been very happy. I did leave my 850's at home a few weeks ago and had to use the DC's from the plane. Holly $hit, it was like wearing a football helmet. I completely forgot how heavy those things are. I see why guys that have the DC's are always taking off the headset at cruise....
ditto...
 
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