Headset advice- what you wish you knew?

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  1. Chip Sylverne

    Chip Sylverne En-Route PoA Supporter

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    Fear is the poison of our lives.
    By using a cheapo wire motorcycle intercom frame, a good pair of in-ear monitors (mine are Shure) a Bose mic boom and an impedance matching thumb wheel volume control, you can make yourself a really quiet and good-sounding headset for about half. The price of Clarity Aloft.

    Plus, you can wear any hat you want to when you go flying.
     
  2. Will Kumley

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    I was thinking just the other day about all the motorcycle headset parts I’ve got in the garage. One complete set is virtually new as it didn’t fit in my helmet after I purchased it but decided to keep the headset anyway as it was a good quality set and I figured I’d eventually find a use for it.
    Then the other part of me wondered why motorcycle headset companies haven’t jumped on the ANR setup. Lots of motorcycle riders, including myself, wear earplugs on long trips to cut down the wind noise and reduce fatigue.
     
  3. Chip Sylverne

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    Fear is the poison of our lives.
    ANR requires a good seal around the ear. Probably pretty hard to get under a helmet.
     
  4. Will Kumley

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    Well that explains it. Thought I figured out my get rich quick scheme but now I’m foiled by the details.
     
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    I had high hopes for Sennheiser around 2010. They could have done great things.

    They didn’t.
     
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    First I've heard of LS cables "dry-rotting".
     
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    They really could have. The $200 mine cost was worth it though
     
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    Yup. I've had several sets of Sennheiser ear buds and earphones. I liked their stuff and looked at them when going ANR, but I just don't think they put forth the effort to try and solidify a place next to Bose/LS.
     
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    Or, also for about half the price of a Clarity Aloft, you can get the UFQ L2 which has the added benefit of ANR. No assembly required. :D