Headset in the Saab 340?

GuinessGuy

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No Telex 750 in the SAAB, you'll go deaf (with earplugs, it'll do). Any David Clark style headset works fine. Any ANR works even better. If you're a kept man, BOSE X is the best!!!
 

heywatchthis

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One that keeps you from lossing your hearing.

Seriously, Anything will work, as long as its the Full Head clamp kind. If you got the cash get the noise canceling one. If you don't any David Clark will work. I like the DC 13.4 cause its lighter and its got gel seals, but I haven't bought a new one in years. Don't know what else is out there.

The saab's GE engines are not as loud as the screaming Garretts I used to fly, but it ain't quite either.

Say Again?
 

Shobra

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not to be rude just trying to help try a search, because this was recently discussed
 

I.P. Freley

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DC's will and do work fine. More than half of the people I ever worked with in the Saab used DC's of various varieties... Although that's typical, I guess, more than half of all professional pilots I've ever seen use DC's... And that's not a coincidence.

If you can afford good noise-cancelling stuff, it'll be a lot better, but that too goes without saying.
 

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WHAT???????????? I fly props. What???????? Say Again?????
 

I.P. Freley

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Sorry, couldn't hear that question over the ringing in my ears...
 

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No comparison because none of the other noise canx headsets cost a grand ;). But seriously, I can't imagine life before noise cancelling headsets. If you value your hearing and can knock off a few more decibels, why not.
 

HughBeamont

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Visceral said:
No comparison because none of the other noise canx headsets cost a grand ;). But seriously, I can't imagine life before noise cancelling headsets. If you value your hearing and can knock off a few more decibels, why not.

No doubt. When the batteries in my DC 20-10XLs die (I love the WAH WAH WAH sound as they meet their maker), the Beech 1900 cockpit becomes a terrible place. Consider this a public apology to my FOs for the subsequent profanity and ill temper.
 

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I have the Lightspeed QFRs, which are very comfortable and have decent ANR. The cost a bit less than DC, but you get what you pay for: I've had to send mine back to the factory at least 5 times to get them fixed. Similar stories from other guys with Lightspeed.
 

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Another bonus... The Bose X's, I got almost 70 hours on two AA's. Very cheap to operate. Much cheaper than the 9V's my old DC's would burn through...
 
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