Best Aviation Headset Recommendations

Protect your ears while flying! Buy the best aviation headset you can afford. Here are solutions I’ve tested, and/or that Aviation News Talk podcast listeners rated highly in our listener survey.

Lightspeed Zulu 3 Aviation Headset – GA plugs

 

I fly 5-6 days a week, and this is the headset I use most often. I like that I can easily record everything I hear in the headset on my iPhone with the FlightLink app.

 – Max Trescott
2008 National CFI of the Year


More Comfortable

Ear Seals tapered around the jaw for more natural fit.
Plush ear seals with 20% more surface area than its leading competitor.
Larger cup cavity provides 50% more space for your ears.

More Durable
Rugged cables built around a Kevlar core deliver more strength and flexibility with less weight than standard cables.
Nearly 100% of the headset made from stainless steel and magnesium.

Performance and Support
Award-winning active noise cancellation (ANR).
Zulu.3 is the FLYING Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award for 2017.
Bluetooth for phone & music.
Auto Shutoff when finished.
FlightLink compatible for recording audio to iPhones and iPads.
Zulu 3 is backed by an industry-best 7-year warranty.

BUY the Lightspeed Zulu 3 Aviation Headset – GA plugs

 

Bose A20 Aviation Headset with Bluetooth Dual Plug Cable, Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features
30% greater active noise reduction than conventional aviation headsets.
30% less clamping force than conventional aviation headsets.
Bluetooth audio and communications interface for connectivity with communications and navigation devices.
Sheepskin cushions.
Weighs just 12 ounces.
This version includes Bluetooth for taking calls or listening to music.

Support
Five year warranty

Bose A20 Aviation Headset with Bluetooth Dual Plug Cable, Black

 

Lightspeed Zulu PFX ANR Aviation Headset – GA Plugs

 

This is the quietest headset I own, though it uses batteries faster than my Zulu.3. I use it in noisier airplanes, such as the Diamond DA40.

 – Max Trescott
2008 National CFI of the Year

 

Noise Personalization Technology
Streaming Quiet™ ANR continuously adapts to your environment.
Acoustic response mapping measures your unique auditory landscape, personalizing the audio response for maximum noise attenuation.
FlightLink app lets you configure and save settings to personal profiles.

Durable
Rugged cables, constructed of silver-coated copper alloy wrapped around a Kevlar core, deliver extraordinary flexibility, strength, and audio quality.

Performance and Support
Award-winning active noise cancellation (ANR).
FLYING Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award for 2014.
Lightspeed PFX is a CES Innovation Awards 2015 Honoree
Bluetooth for phone & music.
Auto Shutoff when finished.
FlightLink compatible for recording audio to iPhones and iPads.
Five year warranty.

Lightspeed Zulu PFX ANR Aviation Headset – GA Plugs

 

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