Telex vs Sennheiser for the CRJ

flyf15

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Hey guys, looking for a new headset to use in the CRJ. Have a Telex 750 right now, I like it (size/weight/comfort-wise) but I want ANR / better noise cancelling and not something too expensive. Not interested in anything big (like a Bose) or anything in-ear. How does the Telex 850 compare with its Sennheiser counterparts? Are there any other headsets in this category besides Telex and Sennheiser? What would you all recommend? Where's a good place to get a good deal on them?

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The 850 works well in the CRJ....and has a little ANR, which doesn't require batteries. I got mine at www.marvgolden.com. I've seen a lot of people use the quiet comfot bose with the conversion too.
 

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I tried the Telex 850 on the crj and took it back. I ended up going with the Sennheiser and love it. The 850 does not block enough noise for me.
 

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I tried the Telex 850 on the crj and took it back. I ended up going with the Sennheiser and love it. The 850 does not block enough noise for me.
Which Sennheiser did you choose?
 

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Does it have an option to power the ANR without batteries? Like the telex 850??
They have one, but I was told by Sennheiser technician that it gets power a different way from the mic jack than the 850. The plane has to have a jack that is wired differently than most for it to work. He doubted if any airliners were wired this way.
 

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yes, get the sennheiser.... much better than the telex 850. The sound quality and clarity on the 850 is nowhere near the battery powered sennheiser set on the previous post.
 

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The Telex 850 has a muffled/muddy audio compared to the Sennheiser. The Telex mic seems to work better in the CRJ than the Sennheiser. I have both and prefer the Sennheisers, eventhough you have to carry spare batteries around.
 

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BooneSky Pilot Store has a good deal on the Sennheiser HMEC45-KA.

Email them for a special discount code to get more off the price plus free shipping.

I think it is a very good headset for the CRJ.
 

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I believe that marvgolden still offers a solid discount if you are part of ALPA-just give them your membership number when ordering-at least that was the case for me when ordering in January.
 

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how does the Sennheiser compare to the Telex 450 w/ 9volt battery ANR?
 

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The 850 works well in the CRJ....and has a little ANR, which doesn't require batteries. I got mine at www.marvgolden.com. I've seen a lot of people use the quiet comfot bose with the conversion too.
FYI...

The Quiet Comfort Bose headset with the mic conversion/adapter is not FAA/PMA appproved and has not obtained an FAA TSO number. The Feds are aware that pilots are using them and have put the word out to Bose and to the guy who is selling the mic adapter.

I'm working at RPA and they have told their crews via an Ops Bulletin that it is not to be used in the cockpit, because of potential legality issues and possible electronic (impedence) conflicts.

My two cents....Senhieser is the better headset.

T8
 

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I thought the UFM setup had been recently TSO'd. I know the builder was posting updates here on Flightinfo recently about that process...

Guess I was mistaken; the process isn't complete yet. Here is a link to the thread...
 
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49W

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Get the Senns and good camera quality rechargeable batteries (2700 mAh). The batteries will last a loooong time compared to regular batteries.
 
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