August 2010 Issue
Headsets Inc. and DRE: Decent ANR on a Budget
You can add the zen peacefulness of noise canceling to your favorite headset or helmet for a bargain price. Or you can buy one ready to go. Some restrictions apply.
The world of noise-canceling headsets is largely ruled by the high-end units like the Bose X and Lightspeed Zulu. If pilots baby their ears, it seems they go for the best they can buy. But thereís still a place for good deal on ANR, be it for backseat passengers or just to stretch your own flying dollar. Headsets Inc. offers a drop-in module that fits a wide range of existing headsets and helmets. OK, itís not quite "drop in." Some wire clipping and soldering is involved. The company also sells complete headsets with their ANR installed headset, and they revived the DRE Communications line of headsets, which includes one with ANR.
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