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Lightweight, FAA TSO approved, ANR headset does not need batteries or panel power!
The Telex Airman ANR 850 combines the innovative technology of Active Noise Reduction with the comfort of an extremely lightweight headset (less than 4 oz).
With no batteries to worry about, and "set and forget" volume control, this is the most convenient headset available. The Telex Airman ANR 850 allows the clearest in communications through Active Noise Reduction technology providing up to 12 dB of attenuation between 100 and 2000 Hz.
The earcups and cushions have been enlarged from previous models to enhance comfort. The ANR circuitry targets and reduces wind noise in commercial jets enabling greater comfort for long flights. Ear Cups fold to easily fit into your flight case. No battery pack required. Telex 3 year warranty.
Note: An active intercom or Hot Mic is needed to fully power the ANR on this headset.
- Weight: 4 Ounces
- Total Noise Reduction: 12dB
- Volume Control: Yes
- Stereo: No
- Mic: Noise Canceling Electret Microphone
- Microphone Boom: Flexible boom
- Headset Case
- Power Source: Microphone Bias (requires boom microphone to be powered continuously)
- Ear Seals: Leatherette with Plush foam
- FAA TSO Approval
- 3-yr warranty
|Model #||Airman 850|
|Hearing Protection||Active Noise Reduction (ANR)|
|Termination Type||General Aviation: Standard Two Plugs|
- Meh... Ok, but not great. Review by SteveO
This headset took care of the earplug with really good noise cancelling, but the controllers voices were hard to understand, the best way to describe it was they sounded like there was too much base in there voice; made it hard to understand them.
I sent them back. As usual, Marv 's was great and easy to work with. So headset a 3 of 5, Marv Golden 5 of 5. (Posted on 4/4/14)
- Great lightweight headset Review by dulty
First off, the NR is spot on. It takes away most of the bothersome high frequency noise from the AC and wind, but lets in enough so that I can understand the other pilot with the headset on both ears (we usually don't use the intercom). The sennheiser had much better NR but was so good I had to use it one ear to hear the other guy, which was very uncomfortable. The only potential problem is, being on ear, the earcups need to be square on your ears for the NR to work perfectly. This is a very minor issue though as a small adjustment is all it needs from time to time.
The size is perfect, I can carry it in my flight bag which is quite small along with my other stuff without fearing it will get crushed. The carry case included is also perfect for my needs, not too bulky.
The comfort is a mixed bag. It is very light and can be very comfortable, but only if it sits exactly right on your head. Due to he positioning issue mentioned earlier, the headband needs to be taking the weight of the set and this can become bothersome after a while. I ordered a set of sennheiser HD25 hifi headphone pads that look like they will fit the headband. I will try to update this review when I do. This also is a rather minor problem as most of the time the set is very comfortable.
Only other thing I can think of is it has the same telex 750 build quality, so durability may not be up to sennheiser standards (those things last forever). But this remians to be seen.
Overall, not for everyone, but if portability and no hassle design is a priority, a great headset. Suits my needs perfectly so I give it 5 stars. (Posted on 4/3/14)
- very good! Review by assis
- Great support + support from Marv Golden Review by Bruce
Overall a great headset, light & easy to carry. I also have a Sennheiser HMEC-46, which has a slightly better ANR performance than Airman 850. However it requires 2 AA batteries. (Posted on 3/19/14)
- Excellent Review by None.
- Excellent, value for money, lightweight, comfortable Review by Dirty Harry
- Top Headset Review by Robert