October 2015 Issue

High-End ANR Headsets: No Wrong Choice

But we favor Boseís recently upgraded A20 for overall audio quality and comfort. For the best-sounding inflight music, Harmonís AV100 is a standout.

For buyers willing to drop as much as $1100 for an aviation headset, the current market has no shortage of choices. Moreover, models in this high end of the market sport more advanced features than ever, while promising the best sound quality, comfort and build quality money can buy. To subjectively determine which model takes the top spot (not an easy task, considering the personal nature of selecting a headset), we spent the better part of a year flying with four models we think represent the best of the best. While our evaluation turned up an overall favorite, each model has its strengths and weaknesses and our takeaway is itís hard to make a wrong choice.

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