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Old 02-21-2013, 01:58 PM
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Part of my issue with intercom, is having a matched set of headsets. Some questions...
I need independent volume control on the unit...I'm assuming it has this.

Also, I will not be wanting to spread ear wax from one to another. I imagine the tips are quick to change. My question...do they offer different sizes? My daughter and wife have smaller ear canals. Wife will not stick anything in her ear that is not comfortable. Very picky about this, as I guess anyone would be.
Thx, DM
They have three types of tips: Large foam, small foam, and rubber. I use the rubber; they're quiet enough (for me in my -7) and quicker to get in and out than the foam. Everyone has different ears, so the rubber ones might not work as well for everyone. The only reason I've replaced any rubber ones is that I lost one....they're easy to clean.

Halos do have a volume control.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:03 PM
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I will say there is a small adjustment period. If you have used and liked your head clamps, the first flight with halos is "different" It takes a bit to get used to. They are super easy to use, no issue but to get the foam to go in your ears quickly, seal off well and then adjust to the odd feeling you are missing something is a bit wierd.

Just letting you know.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:13 PM
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I will say there is a small adjustment period. If you have used and liked your head clamps, the first flight with halos is "different" It takes a bit to get used to. They are super easy to use, no issue but to get the foam to go in your ears quickly, seal off well and then adjust to the odd feeling you are missing something is a bit wierd.

Just letting you know.
I use yellow earplugs every night at my work around jets, so I am used to this going in my ears. I don know that over a periord of about a week, this plug (squishy foam) looses its squish and I throw away. Just saying....$1.50 a week would quickly rise to the cost of a good clamping style headset.
(unless of course these plugs are of a somewhat higher grade of foam)
Perhaps washing them would give them back there original state, but doubt it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:22 PM
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I use yellow earplugs every night at my work around jets, so I am used to this going in my ears. I don know that over a periord of about a week, this plug (squishy foam) looses its squish and I throw away. Just saying....$1.50 a week would quickly rise to the cost of a good clamping style headset.
(unless of course these plugs are of a somewhat higher grade of foam)
Perhaps washing them would give them back there original state, but doubt it.
Read this thread on DIY Halo earplugs: http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...t=halo+earplug

I love my Halo. For short flights around the patch I use my old ANR headvice, just because all the guys I fly with do, and it's just easier to put on than insert earplugs. But for any flight over about 20 minutes, I use the Halo.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:36 PM
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I use yellow earplugs every night at my work around jets, so I am used to this going in my ears. I don know that over a periord of about a week, this plug (squishy foam) looses its squish and I throw away. Just saying....$1.50 a week would quickly rise to the cost of a good clamping style headset.
(unless of course these plugs are of a somewhat higher grade of foam)
Perhaps washing them would give them back there original state, but doubt it.
I get at least 10 flights or more from a set of ear plugs so for me the costs of the replacements is very negligible. Some folks go to an ENT specialist and have custom molded ear inserts made that fit the individuals ear perfectly,,,,or just roll your own for pennies. I don't think you will be disappointed and you rarely see any used ones for sale here and if they do pop up, someone snaps it up pretty quickly.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:09 PM
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The wifey and me have used our Halo's since 2008 and we love them!

She had never had plugs in her ears before, but after a couple of flights, she got used to it.

At first she used the pink foamplugs, but changed to the yellow ones.
I started with the yellow ones and changed to rubber.
We are both very happy Halo-users now.

At one time I destroyed the mike-wire (my own fault) but the company sent me a new one for free! Not bad at all considering the shipping-cost to Norway!

Halo's is the way to go (or schould I say; "the way to FLY...") for us.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:47 PM
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Default mic/speakers

For the price...the speaker and ear spks' must be something special?
I mean, this is not just a regular ole mic like whats on my old d/c's or pilot headset?

I guess i understand hearing aid speakers and must be pretty good.

I would still think there'd be better noise reduction with a cupped ear. Also, like taking the sound and
putting it in an ear shell (regular style headset)....you'd think would create a better sound.
(just me and my speculations)

Most everyone is saying they're better than Zulu's or Bose? Gotta be better equiptment, right? The price surely isn't because of the dainty hangar it's all molded to, right? Is there some technological reading on either of these important items? I will do a little more reading before I drop $720. Thx for all the input and links.

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:08 PM
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Is there a seperate device, like what Clarity offers, to have the blue tooth capabilities? I don't really care about it, but my passengers will. Wife would like to have the option to make a call out on the phone, or pair up the ipad to headset to listen to music. I'll look around....
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:29 PM
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Is there a seperate device, like what Clarity offers, to have the blue tooth capabilities? I don't really care about it, but my passengers will. Wife would like to have the option to make a call out on the phone, or pair up the ipad to headset to listen to music. I'll look around....
This is what I found...
http://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/sep/6639
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:36 AM
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Can folks confirm that there IS a volume control on these headsets. I've just lost hearing in my one remaining good ear.
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