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Old 04-30-2023, 11:13 AM
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I'm interested in buying ANR headsets for my RV-12. I have been using David Clark H10-30 passive headsets for nearly 600 hours and thought that upgrading to ANR headsets might add a little extra comfort in the RV12. I was planning on buying the DC one X that David Clark offers, but then there is all of the hype from Bose about their new A30. In doing a bit more research, it seems that Rotax powered aircraft don't get along that well with ANR headsets due to the higher frequencies generated by these high RPM engines. Spending $1200 each has given me pause. Hopefully I can get some ANR users thoughts before making a huge investment. I appreciate any feedback. Thanks.......Tom
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Old 04-30-2023, 11:20 AM
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I use Bose and they work very well in the RV-12. Highly recommend.
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Old 04-30-2023, 11:28 AM
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I bought (2) Dave Clark one-X for my -12, 4 years / 800 hrs ago. They are comfortable and work great. I replaced the ear muffs and mic cover at 500 hrs. I have flown passengers that have their own Bose 20, and they did not work well, bad audio, maybe the aircraft or compatible with my DC headset.

I am fortunate to live close to Spruce, they have all the major brands on a display you can try on with working audio. I was sold on the “over the ear” style and fit to my head. My wife also preferred the fit and sound quality. I do fly with Bose in the helicopter and prefer them over others there but they do get uncomfortable after several hours. It is a personal decision considering fit, personal audio quality, cost.
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Old 04-30-2023, 11:41 AM
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I bought (2) Dave Clark one-X for my -12, 4 years / 800 hrs ago. They are comfortable and work great. I replaced the ear muffs and mic cover at 500 hrs. I have flown passengers that have their own Bose 20, and they did not work well, bad audio, maybe the aircraft or compatible with my DC headset.
I have had Bose A20 headsets since they came out; they work great, crystal clear audio, and ANR second to none. Between work and my -10, I fly 1000 hours a year and have had zero issues with my A20sÖ
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Old 04-30-2023, 11:44 AM
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No one can tell you which headset will be the best on your head in your cabin. Fortunately, Sporty's and Marv Golden both have generous return policies, so you can try multiple models without risk. The most important thing is comfort.

FWIW, I haven't heard anyone say the Bose A30 is a significant improvement over the 13-year-old A20.
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Old 04-30-2023, 11:46 AM
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No experience yet, but it's in my future.

https://www.avweb.com/ownership/anr-...friend-better/

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...trofit_kit.php



https://www.headsetsinc.com/product/mx-anr-kit/
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Old 04-30-2023, 12:45 PM
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Another possibility is to convert your existing DC H10-30s into an ANR configuration. I did this using Headsets Inc conversion kits and they have worked very well over the years. You save some money although you still have the somewhat heavier and more vice-like DC headset frame to live with.

https://www.headsetsinc.com/product-.../headset-kits/
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Old 04-30-2023, 02:57 PM
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I like Stuís advice about trying different headsets and itís all about comfort. Iíve been using Bose A20 and they work well and are comfortable to me.
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Old 04-30-2023, 03:53 PM
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I started using headsets Inc conversion kit on my DC 10-30 (3 sets)about 18 years ago and and never looked back. I have a set of Bose and the ANR on both seems to be about the same.

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Old 04-30-2023, 04:06 PM
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No one can tell you which headset will be the best on your head in your cabin. Fortunately, Sporty's and Marv Golden both have generous return policies, so you can try multiple models without risk. The most important thing is comfort.
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This ^^^^^. It seems to be a very personal matter with the size / shape of your head, etc. Iím the odd guy - I like my lightspeeds, disliked the Bose I tried.
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