VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Main > RV General Discussion/News
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-25-2012, 11:37 AM
aussieflyer1 aussieflyer1 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 184
Default experiences with Bose 16 Quietcomfort headset

Any one had any experience with the Quietcomfort 15 headset with the UFlyMike. I know they work well in the jet industry but wanting to know if they would work well with our RV GA as far a noise cancellation with the engine so close. I know the Bose A20 are one of the best but for half the price if the Quiet comforts 15 work as well.
Thanks
__________________
Aussieflyer
Donation paid for 2016
Ravin 500 completed - SOLD
RV6A QB s/n 60577 Builder -Sold
N654PT First Flight (12/22/2012)
SOLD 12/4/2015
Purchased flying RV4 N173G
Based: KPMP, Fl

Last edited by aussieflyer1 : 11-25-2012 at 11:39 AM. Reason: heading needs to be 15 not 16
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-25-2012, 11:47 AM
RV6_flyer's Avatar
RV6_flyer RV6_flyer is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NC25
Posts: 3,881
Default

I have a set of Bose QC 15. They are great for noise reduction around the house or at work but no where near as much noise reduction as my Zulu aviation headsets. IMHO, there is no where near enough noise reduction with the QC 15 for use in an RV with the standard straight no muffler Vetterman exhaust.
__________________
Gary A. Sobek
NC25 RV-6
Flying
3,500+ hours
Where is N157GS
Building RV-8 S/N: 80012

To most people, the sky is the limit.
To those who love aviation, the sky is home.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-25-2012, 12:15 PM
Radomir's Avatar
Radomir Radomir is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,525
Default

Lightly used Bose X can be had for about same as the 15+uflymike setup (even maybe for a few bucks less).. and the X has far, far superior performance and comfort combined..
__________________
Radomir
RV-7A sold
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-25-2012, 01:55 PM
aussieflyer1 aussieflyer1 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 184
Default QC 15 experiences

Thanks Guys
Looks like I will look for a good used Bose X set. Good advice on the QC 15.
__________________
Aussieflyer
Donation paid for 2016
Ravin 500 completed - SOLD
RV6A QB s/n 60577 Builder -Sold
N654PT First Flight (12/22/2012)
SOLD 12/4/2015
Purchased flying RV4 N173G
Based: KPMP, Fl
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-25-2012, 02:11 PM
Morpheus122 Morpheus122 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 22
Default

I have the QC15 with the U-fly Mike and they are the most comfortable set I have worn. Must be the lightest too. I don't have any noise problems in the cockpit of an RV.

The only issue with the U-Fly Mike is that they require a AAA battery to function so you must always carry a spare.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-25-2012, 02:48 PM
aussieflyer1 aussieflyer1 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 184
Default QC 15

Thanks Morpheus
How do you find them compared to Bose A20 or X headset, I'm concerned that they won't cancel all the noise of the engine etc being so close to it compared to a jet for example.
__________________
Aussieflyer
Donation paid for 2016
Ravin 500 completed - SOLD
RV6A QB s/n 60577 Builder -Sold
N654PT First Flight (12/22/2012)
SOLD 12/4/2015
Purchased flying RV4 N173G
Based: KPMP, Fl
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-25-2012, 04:19 PM
Rhino889's Avatar
Rhino889 Rhino889 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Jupiter FL.
Posts: 451
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Morpheus122 View Post
I have the QC15 with the U-fly Mike and they are the most comfortable set I have worn. Must be the lightest too. I don't have any noise problems in the cockpit of an RV.

The only issue with the U-Fly Mike is that they require a AAA battery to function so you must always carry a spare.
+1

Great combination. I always carry an extra 2 AAA's. 1 for when I forget to replace the replacement

Battery light starts blinking and I've flown another 7-8 hours before switching batteries.
__________________
VAF DUES 7/13, 12/13, 03/14
Founder/Director
www.Aircraftwraps.com
Replace paint with performance.

This is my personal account and does not reflect the official communications of Aircraftwraps.com. We have retained a username for such correspondence. I post about formation, eating, aerobatics and pilot stuff .
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-25-2012, 05:28 PM
Stump's Avatar
Stump Stump is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Parkland Estates, CO
Posts: 55
Default I have both

I have the Ufly/QC15 setup, which i wear at work driving aluminum skinned passenger haulers. It works great, but I find in my O-360, FP Sens prop with vetterman that when the battery gets weak, i.e. the green light is flashing, the noise canceling will kick off when i say go over a runway light, or have some other loud different noise excursion. I can still hear but you can tell the noise canceling is struggling. so i put in a new battery and good to go again.

I also have a bose X, the wife usually wears it but I have used it a few times as well.

the QC15 is much lighter and to me far more comfortable over longer time periods. however, I have a bit of trouble getting the mic close enough to my mouth and stay there all the time, i have to help it periodically. The bose x is a better performer, never cuts out, and the mic length is more favorable.
the QC setup has an advantage in that you can use the headphones for other things, like riding in the back of said passenger hauling device. Customer service from uflyMike is outstanding.

I only bought the bose x because the wife needed a headset and i got a good deal on a used one. after the way bose treated the uflymike people, i wouldn't give them my business ever again...

my 2 cents worth...

Stump
__________________
Stump
RV-6A
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-26-2012, 06:46 AM
uk_figs's Avatar
uk_figs uk_figs is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 1,223
Default +1 on the QC 15

Have the QC 15 with the ufly mike setup for the passenger side in my -7 and they work great. Main reason for them is my wife thought the major headsets were big and uncomfortable clamping force (tried Bose X and Zulu). She found the QC 15 to be light, comfortable and has never complained about the ANR not being effective. Other passengers made similar comments so I ended up leaving them in the plane and now have to get another set for my business travelling
__________________
Dave (Figs) (RV-7 N256F, Flying)
Dave's RV-7 Blog
Email me
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-26-2012, 08:30 AM
dmaib's Avatar
dmaib dmaib is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Posts: 1,342
Thumbs up Love my QC15

I used the QC 2 uflymike setup for several years flying bizjets and my old Bonanza. Upgraded to the QC15 with uflymike a couple of years ago for the RV-10. I love the headset and my wife uses the old QC 2 and is very happy with it. However, I cannot compare with the other Bose or Lightspeed since I have never used them.
__________________
David Maib
RV-10 N380DM
New Smyrna Beach, FL
VAF Paid 1/1/2022

"In '69 I was 21, and I called the road my own"
Jackson Browne





Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:53 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.