custom-vince Posted November 17, 2016 Share Posted November 17, 2016 Just thought I would share my experiences to date: from Passive helmet headsets, pelter 1,2 & 3, fitting my own speakers to fitting ebay bluetooth bike coms, to full ANR headsets, to adding 101 noise surpressing mic with lighter ANR passive headsets. etc.. through to soldering in my own bluetooth chip into the ANR DNC mic headsets. I come around to what I use today.. Its not perfect in anyway but it does work extremely well. I therefore come to the conclusion that Comms setup is as personal as wing and motor choice. Making something individual to fit your needs. I currently use a lightweight snowboard helmet with no passive earmuffs. Instead I have Bose QC20 in ear ANR headphones. These are super light, very effective at cancelling noise and allow me to listen to music in flight at lower volumes. These are connected to the Sena 20s bluetooth bike comms, using the sena mic and bluetooth to connect to my iphone. How good is the mic, I answered the phone and the caller refused to believe I was actually flying. They could not hear the engine at all. The Sena mic technology is amazing. Now for radio use I have a GT3 and UV5r, this is connected to a sena sr10i bluetooth adaptor to make the radio into a wireless connection. The draw backs. Its all a bit fussy. It all needs charging to work. Its expensive. The good bits. Its super light, fantastic quality. Not sweaty on my head. Quieter than passive ear muffs. The sena can talk to other bluetooth headsets and open comms to your mate is great, just chat while flying, no ptt radio. I also have an optional gopro backpack to use my mic sound rather than the gopro onboard mic. Allows voice over recording but stops my iPhone music. Why do I want to make calls while flying? In the past I have called ahead a local farm airfield and asked for permission to land, while in flight. I have also called a mate and landed near where he was working. It has its benefits. Im not recommending this system as such. Its an expansive setup and to fussy to recommend. Wheres the future. Im liking the simplistic look of the Sena Tufftalk http://www.sena.com/product/tufftalk/ How good is it for our purpose. I don't know yet, but to me it looks promising. Lacking a few features of the feature rich 20S multi audio handling which is a good feature. Plus the bike com is designed to handle engine and wind noise. Maybe the tuff talk is different. links to current kit: Sena SR10 http://www.sena.com/product/sr10/ Sena 20s http://www.sena.com/product/20s/ Bose QC20i (i for iPhone version) https://www.bose.co.uk/en_gb/products/headphones/earphones/quietcomfort-20i-acoustic-noise-cancelling-headphones.html both the above have been superceeded with newer models. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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