I'm in the middle of my flying lessons and have been using the schools rental headsets so far. After taking the wife with me last week she suggested we get my own headset so I don't need to worry about getting to the school and discovering that the rentals are all out. It has happened once and the girl at the counter handed me a set of Zulu 3's they had on display and said to give them a try. They were great, although I noticed I felt tired after the flight and have read some reviews that the ANR can cause that. I'm not sure I'll be so lucky next time if the school is out of headsets and the same girl isn't at the counter and with my wife willing to get me a headset I'm willing to entertain the idea. All this to ask, what do you wish you knew before you bought your first headset? -Cost is a huge factor as I'd rather put my money toward flying than gear right now. -Currently considering DC H10-13.4's but wondering if I should consider an ANR that is cheaper than the Zulu's? -I've seen some "cheaper" ANR sets from companies like Rugged Air, Faro, Telex, etc... - Should I consider any of them? -Some headsets seem to have full ear cups like a PNR set while others have something that reminds me of Sony Walkman headphones from my youth with ear pieces that sit on top of the ear, are there pros/cons to this style?