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. Airplanes are noisy, and once you’ve lost your hearing, you can’t get it back!

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.

Typically $850 – Click link to see if the price has changed
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

Typically $1095 – Click link to see if the price has changed
Bose A20 Aviation Headset with Bluetooth Dual Plug Cable, Black

Lightspeed Sierra ANR Aviation Headset – GA Plugs

“The Sierra still gives you the active noise reduction you need, while being affordable for those on a budget.

 – Max Trescott
2008 National CFI of the Year

Active Noise Reduction (ANR) Technology
Active noise cancellation over a broad range of low-frequency noise.

Performance and Support
Bluetooth for phone & music.
FlightLink compatible for recording audio to iPhones and iPads.
Reversible microphone lets you place it on the left or right.
Weights just 16 ounces.
Five year warranty.
Made in USA.

Typically $650 – Click link to see if the price has changed
Lightspeed Sierra ANR Aviation Headset – GA Plugs

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