Airman 8+ ANR Ultra Lightweight Headset 600 OHM refined design elements and a range of new features that make AIRMAN 8+ the best-performing Telex Airman Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headset to date.
The Telex Airman 8+ is a lightweight noise-reducing headset designed specifically for optimizing pilot communications in commercial and business turbine aircraft. Building on the tradition of the Airman 8+ has improved ANR capability and comfort. The headset is only one of three FAA TSO C139a approved ANR headsets to utilize Telex’s proprietary battery-free system. Larger pliable ear cushions and headband pad combined with dual axis ear cup pivots to provide long flight wearing comfort.
The AIRMAN 8+ offers a range of innovative new features for increased comfort, stability and ease-of-use:
TL DR: not as good as expected with the ears not being properly covered and therefore more noise from the aircraft being audible. I bought this Telex as a replacement of my Sennheiser HMEC-25KA because Sennheiser stopped making them. So far, I found the Telex not live up to my expectations. The ears are less covered compared to my Sennheiser. Combined with less pressure to hold them onto the ears, there is more noise from the aircraft coming in. So despite the ANR, I still found them more noisy than I expected. I also found that after a while my ears started to hurt since there is more pressure at the back of the ear than at the front. Im hoping this will change if I get the top of the headset positioned differently. I think putting it more to the back might help but even if thats the case, it means its very sensitive to how you place it on your head. The good thing about it is: no more batteries required and the sound from the microphone is crystal clear. Altogether Im a bit disappointed with this headset at this price tag.
TELEX AIRMAN 8+ DOUBLE SIDE ANR HEADSET DUAL GA 600OHM
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They could be used in a GA environment but they are most typically used in commercial or airline applications.