New Bose Headset

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  1. Apr 14, 2018 #1

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    Anybody want to take the plunge on this and report back to us? I probably will before summer is out. We’ll see.

    I’m actually surprised; I think they’re just under $1,000. I thought they would be more.

    https://youtu.be/YXR_wVFBktY
     
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    I’ll be buying these.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2018 #3

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    Less total noise reduction than the A20 is a no-go for me in the 145. I'll wait until I leave for a major/legacy and then I'll probably buy this.
     
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    Actually got to try one on at sun n fun this week. I thought they were super comfortable. The earbuds aren't very invasive and almost fit like a normal ear bud you would use for music. The top portion doesn't feel awkward like a clarity aloft and it doesn't clamp like the A20s. The active noise cancellation I thought was pretty quiet and it seems like it will be enough even in the 145

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    And they STILL use 2 AA batteries. Was really hoping they would adopt a LiIon rechargeable battery like everything else.
     
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    Couldn't tell if it had aux in or bluetooth audio in for listening to the supplemental aviation information channel......... Saw it had bluetooth but if its anything like the a20 the bluetooth was phone only, not audio.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2018 #7

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    Absolutely. I fly GA, too. The A20’s Bluetooth shortcomings are unacceptable. I actually bought a pair and sent them back, partially for this reason. If this headset is the same I will not be buying it. I’ve been a Lightspeed guy for 10+ years.
     
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    I guess that might be better; I’m not familiar. AAs are so universal it’s easy to always have them available and reliable.

    I carry rechargeable AAs and a charger that nests into itself to be smaller than a deck of cards. I charge them up right next to my tablet whenever a set runs out, usually twice a month or so.
     
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    That was changed sometime last year. I upgraded my cable to the new version last year, and it has music streaming. Also some kind of ANR on the mic too-picks up very little background noise.
    They kept the 3.5mm audio input too.
     
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    I’ve been boycotting Bose since they turned us in to the FAA for using non-TSO’d headsets (particularly Lightspeed and the old Clarity Alofts). They did it on a rant because they had recently TSO’d the X, but nobody was buying it anymore. The first gen X headset was not TSO’d. Soon after they got the FAA to force us into TSO’d headsets, they came out with the A20. I got my Uflymike, which is plenty good enough, and sticks it back to Bose since all I bought from them was a cheap QC-15 to plug into.
     
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    I bought the new Bose proflight headset and I ended up sending it back. The noise reduction was good in the 145, but it was not a comfortable headset ( the headset I was replacing was the in-ear Mach 1 headset). I have gotten used to not having a clamp on top of my head. Luckily, I saw that Clarity Aloft came out with a new headset called the Flex. It is very comfortable! I will see how it performs on my next flight. It is TSO'd.
     
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    What’s wrong with the half-broken David Clark headsets in the plane? Sanicom that crap and it’s good as new.
     
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    I have never found DCs to be comfortable in the least. They are too heavy and clampy for me.

    I don't understand some people...they spend thousands on vacations, cars, home improvements, ex wives, and kids but when it comes to shelling out a few hundred dollar bills for literally thousands of hours of more comfort (so when you amortize it really becomes nothing) they would rather just throw on the busted old gross DCs.
     
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    The ProFlights aren’t getting good reviews on APC. I’m not getting them, after all. But your point is SPOT ON!
     
  15. Aug 9, 2018 at 1:03 PM #15

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    Maybe it’s just me....

    I spent over 17 years at XJT and always used the company provided headsets and never had a problem. My ears are fine!
    Now in the MD-11 I also use the company provided Telex and they’re fine (at cruise we just take them off anyway).

    Funny thing is for GA I ended up buying a pair of cheap DC’s just like the E145!
     
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    Real men don’t care about comfort.
    Unlike these effeminate millennial snowflake’s who need a cry room.

    Yes it’s actually a thing

    What’s this world coming to...
     
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    They need these in the airport. It actually looks like that’s what they’re putting in around our gate in LIT. It’s for the economy class passengers that can’t afford the United Club.
     
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