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>> Im a non-native English speaker, so I want a headset thatll block as
>> much noice as possible, making it as easy as possible for me to pick up
>> what other pilots are saying over the radio.
>> So what do you say? Is the extra $240 worth it? Would it help me
>> understand other pilots better, or is the H10-60 as good as it gets?
>> Any help at all, even pointers to other brands or headsets would be
>> greatly apreciated.
>I always thought noise reduction, active or passive, improved the quality of
>your transmissions, but not the transmissions of others you are listening
>to, unless of course they also had noise reduction with their headset. If
>Im right, you would not perceive a difference in the two models when
>listening to others. Am I wrong?
Yes, you pretty much have it backwards.
Active noise reduction only affects what you hear, not what you
transmit - it takes place in the earcup of your headset. "Passive"
noise reduction refers to the ability of the headset to attenuate
noise from the cockpit, again so you dont hear it. Either ANR or
passive noise attenuation will improve your ability to hear
Note that active noise reduction and passive noise attenuation work on
different frequency ranges - high frequency noise is best reduced by
passive attenuation, while low frequency noise is best reduced by
active noise reduction, so all ANR headsets also passively block high
However, there are also noise-cancelling microphones, which will
improve the quality of your transmissions. Most good headsets will
have these, independent of whether they are active or passive headsets.
Bob Myers FirstWorld Communications, Inc.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 550
Phone: 949-851-8250 x227 Irvine, CA 92612
Fax: 949-851-1088 http://www.firstworld.com/
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