March 1999 Issue

Bose’s Headset X

It has improved ANR but disappointing mechanical quality. Other makers have closed the gap on overall performance and value.

Last summerís EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh saw the introduction of a number of advanced, third- and fourth-generation ANR headsets.

The Bose Aviation Headset X created quite a stir, being a radical lightweight design purported to perform better than the market-leading Series II.

LightSPEED introduced its 25K, primarily a technological upgrade on the 20K, with expectations that it would equal Bose in performance.

DRE Communications introduced the 6000enr, a conventional-looking David Clark-type design. And last, Peltor rolled out the Model 1750 Stratosphere, returning to the ANR market after a long absence.

In whatís fast becoming an annoying habit amon...

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