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Old 09-29-2018, 09:05 PM
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Most of the ANR headset advice out there seems to be limited to the 737 fleet, so Iím just loooking for some reviews from those of you who choose to wear a headset on the Airbus. I realize that wearing a traditional ANR headset would put me in the minority in the Airbus, but it still seems loud to me and Iím trying to keep whatís left of my hearing!

Iíve been looking at the following models, but if youíve had success with other ANR sets, feel free to add them:

DC Pro-X
Bose A20
Bose ProFlight
Telex Airman 8

Thanks in advance for the replies.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:11 PM
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I use the DC Pro-X. It works great, but I rarely use the ANR. Most guys still wear the ear dicks, so I have to pull an ear cup back. It’s still comfy, though. I’d buy it again.

I keep hoping some day guys will come to their senses and ditch the 1960’s era ear plugs. I’m sick of saying “huh?” to the guy I’m flying with all the time. 1st world problems I guess.
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Originally Posted by McNugent View Post
I use the DC Pro-X. It works great, but I rarely use the ANR. Most guys still wear the ear dicks, so I have to pull an ear cup back. Itís still comfy, though. Iíd buy it again.

I keep hoping some day guys will come to their senses and ditch the 1960ís era ear plugs. Iím sick of saying ďhuh?Ē to the guy Iím flying with all the time. 1st world problems I guess.
I used the Telex 850 ANR when I was on the bus. Like you, I want to save what's left of my hearing. Unfortunately on the Airbus it's mostly the guys that got comfortable with the minitel and probably won't ever switch to any ANR type headset.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by McNugent View Post
I use the DC Pro-X. It works great, but I rarely use the ANR. Most guys still wear the ear dicks, so I have to pull an ear cup back. Itís still comfy, though. Iíd buy it again.

I keep hoping some day guys will come to their senses and ditch the 1960ís era ear plugs. Iím sick of saying ďhuh?Ē to the guy Iím flying with all the time. 1st world problems I guess.
Thanksóhave a few friends recommend the Pro-X as well. Seems like a good headset size-wise to be able to uncup an ear as opposed to the A20ís over the ear design.
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Check out the Bose proflight. Yes itís expensive but you can tap off the anr simply by tapping the ear bud, or take a bud out and hook it up behind your ear.
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DC Pro-X with one ear off.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:01 AM
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Most guys still wear the ear dicks
Ok, a lowly RJ pilot will bite.

What in God's name are those?
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Originally Posted by savedbythevnav View Post
Ok, a lowly RJ pilot will bite.

What in God's name are those?
Itís just the nickname for the shipís headset.
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Iíve been using the telex 850 for a few years on the bus . Easy to store , no batteries , light weight , works with captains that use the terrible oem headset or guys who do bring their own . Dan commonly find them used online and just get new ear pads and boom cover .
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Originally Posted by rightside02 View Post
Iíve been using the telex 850 for a few years on the bus . Easy to store , no batteries , light weight , works with captains that use the terrible oem headset or guys who do bring their own . Dan commonly find them used online and just get new ear pads and boom cover .
Ditto. Now if we could just get them to use the intercom
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