Flying Illini said:You said that you can have them put the volume box closer to the plugs or closer to the headset...which did you pick?
Would it be better to have it closet to the plugs since there is usually a place near the plugs where you could rest the volume box? Does it weigh down the headset if you put it closer to the headset?
How long does it take for the ear plugs to begin to hurt your ears, or do they at all? Did it take you a while to figure out how to put them in correctly so as to eliminate most of the cockpit noise?
You said that they eliminate more noise than most ANR's. Are these ANR or not?
Sorry for the questions...it would be great to find a lightweight headset that doesn't have pressure points (like most do on my head) and that doesn't weigh a whole lot. You probably don't have anymore problems with wearing sunglasses and trying to fit them underneath the ear cups either. That's the worst part, some ear cups will smash the sunglass frame into your temple and make for an uncomfortable flight.
Last question...but it's very important!
Their website says to replace the ear plugs every X number of times (I'm too lazy to go check it again but it was a low number, like every 4 or 5 days, uses, legs, something like that.). What is your experience with "ear plug life" and when you have to replace them, how much does it cost? Are you going to end up spending $150 bucks a year on ear plug replacements?!
celloman said:I have a question as well.
What is the wind noise in the mic like for the other pilot? Any complaints or compliments on the wind noise? As anyone who flies the ERJ can tell you how that can be a problem sometime!
One reason I dont buy the telex is due to the wind noise most of them have. ( I know you can adjust the gain on the mic for the headset but it just seems to be a pain in the butt.)
Thanks for your time!