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Wendall

Good budget-oriented headsets?

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Hi all,

 

Finally in the market for a personal headset to be used for completing the rest of my PPL time. But, to be honest, I really don't know where to start. I know I don't need anything super fancy, and it needs to be pretty cheap. It needs to be comfortable of course, but the real priority is cost. Any recommendations?

 

Thanks!

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Any of the Logitech current series are superb

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If you are talking real world I love my David Clarks and they stand behind their products offering to completely refurbish your worn out pair when the time comes.

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I previously had the turtle beach X12.  Solid headset for the price. The Razer Kraken 7.1's replaced them. Although, I do still have them...

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Haha, should've clarified I was actually looking for a real-world headset. Sorry for any confusion!

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for completing the rest of my PPL time... Any recommendations?

make sure which category you prefer, over the ear or in-the-ear. I own in-the-ear Halo Quiet Technology and they are amazing.

Unfortunately with (real) aviation headsets it is often like with fine wine - opinions and tastes are highly subjective.

You can frequently find good headsets on EBay, you can pick up a high end product at big discount but it is always

better to first try them before committing to purchase, some good brand names often have return policy in the first XX days.

 

 
:lol:  :lol:  :blink:
Didn't he just say he wants real-world aviation headsets?

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Haha, should've clarified I was actually looking for a real-world headset. Sorry for any confusion!

Haha I have a light speed and its amazing but you can't go wrong with a David Clark either. I also have an AVCOM its cheap but the sound quality is good but if your gonna be flying for long periods you may want to get some gel packs for it.

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I also have a Bose A20, but that is not good for a budget. Noise cancelling is great, but comes at a high price. My DC is my backup and goes to my passengers so consider the first headset an investment for the future.

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I've had a Razer 7.1 Tiamet, and two Tritton 5.1 AX's.  None of those are as good as the Sennheiser PC 350. The 350 is light and comfortable for hours.  Unlike the clunky volume boxes of the others, the PC350 has a volume knob on one earpiece.  It's a stereo headset, but the sound's better than the other two. 

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I also have a Bose A20, but that not good for a budget

You bet, not for someone seeking a 'pretty cheap' option.  :Money Eyes:

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What an interesting gaggle of replies...For those who own David Clarks, what model? I'm still trying to find a pretty good balance between cost and quality.

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Go to Pilots of America forum and then to 'the classifieds' sub-forum, there are a couple of pilots selling their David Clark's (different models) in very good condition and prices are very good. That may be something right down your alley. BTW, these are very good forums, excellent resource for real pilots. You want opinions about headsets - your get them there in spades.

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What an interesting gaggle of replies...For those who own David Clarks, what model? I'm still trying to find a pretty good balance between cost and quality.

The ones I own have to be at least 20 years old. Still work though.

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Does it really offer any advantage?

Do they claim it does??

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Do they claim it does??

Haha, good point! I don't see anything that says it gives any advantage, just some ads screaming 24K GOLD PLATED. Will give those some thought however as it looks like they have a model that's a little less showy. Thanks for the heads up.

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If you get them and like/dislike them post your feedback here. It looks like you can return them in 30 days.

If you get some other headsets - post your opinion too.

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Bose. Noise cancelling. No other way to go. 

 

 

With all due respect I wouldn't us the word "Bose" and "budget" in the same thread :)

 

I'm not questioning the quality though...

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