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Old 03-20-2017, 03:02 PM   #11
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I've never gotten sick more in my life than when I used company provided headsets my first two years. And yes I used sanitation wipes.
I never understood using company headsets for 3 reasons. First is, as you point out, they are bacteria and virus infested. Puss sponges. And not just the biological zoo from the last pilot who used it, but also his "girl friend's" collection.

Second is that every profession that is worth anything puts a high value on good tools. From mechanics to dentists. But not pilots, who will use any old crap headset and then complain about how hard it is to understand the controllers.

Third is that it does not take a PhD in Statistics to determine that old pilots can not hear very well. And that is not because of the hotel air-conditioning. This comes back to good tools, which not only help you do your job well but also reduce the risk of physical damage.

Rant over. Until I go back to work and have to keep telling the other guy what ATC said.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:53 PM   #12
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Well, come to envoy and buy some bose with the sign in bonus.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:59 PM   #13
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This place is so disfuctional. Answer his f'ing question and stop preaching how he runs his life.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:03 PM   #14
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Your company should provide one for you in the cockpit. At least envoy does.
Not really, most pilots prefer to bring their own rather than share cooties. Few airlines provide headphones for pilot routine use. There's a spare for jump seater use but it typically does not have a mic.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:03 PM   #15
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I financed my Bose A20's back when Bose used to give 0% financing for 1 year. Best investment in my career so far.
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It is a little ridiculous to finance a headset, but not nearly as bad as the people in the other thread advocating for huge loans on flight training so they can come to the regionals.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:25 PM   #17
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Assuming you're in a jet, the Telex 750 is the gold standard. These are available used off eBay for under $50. Use with foam or re-usable rubber (my recommendation) earplugs such as these

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight...ight+ear+plugs

offer exceptional noise attenuation for a bargain basement cost.

Zero need to finance a headset.
Telex 850's. Can't go wrong, very lightweight and affordable and provides good noise reduction and protection. Can't go wrong in my opinion. It does the exact same thing a 1500 set does for you.
Besides, who needs Bluetooth in a friggin' plane.......smh
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Please don't make this very poor financial decision. Buy a cheap used headset if you can't afford one. The DC 13.4 is an old standard and affordable new. Even cheaper, the Telex Echelon - $190 new and actually not too bad.
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This place is so disfuctional. Answer his f'ing question and stop preaching how he runs his life.
Or selling a pitch to come to your airline. Agreed.

Seriously...it's a headset.....
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:18 PM   #20
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It is a little ridiculous to finance a headset, but not nearly as bad as the people in the other thread advocating for huge loans on flight training so they can come to the regionals.
How else should people pay for flight training? Mom and dad? Military? Or just some how get $60,000 to pay for it? Even working multiple jobs will take years to save up that kind of money....

Why do people do this on forums anyways? Who cares...
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