AKG AV100 Headset

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Regular Price: $1,099.00

Special Price $850.00

Regular Price: $1,099.00

Special Price $850.00

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Product ID: 2487A

From AKG, makers of premium audio gear for professional musicians

Since 1947, AKG has been synonymous with premium sound quality for musicians, sound engineers and music lovers. The new AV100 utilizes hybrid active noise cancellation technology to ensure a quiet flight in any aircraft. It features full Bluetooth connectivity that enables phone calls as well as stereo music input. The additional 3.5mm AUX input jack expands connectivity options to non-Bluetooth devices. The selectable au...

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From AKG, makers of premium audio gear for professional musicians

Since 1947, AKG has been synonymous with premium sound quality for musicians, sound engineers and music lovers. The new AV100 utilizes hybrid active noise cancellation technology to ensure a quiet flight in any aircraft. It features full Bluetooth connectivity that enables phone calls as well as stereo music input. The additional 3.5mm AUX input jack expands connectivity options to non-Bluetooth devices. The selectable audio priority allows the pilot to mute music when the intercom becomes active. With integrated map light LEDs, the AV100 is perfect for night flights. It is manufactured with a 6-pin (LEMO) plug and includes an adapter cable to use with standard dual (GA) plugs.

Features:

  • Hybrid noise cancelation technology (ANR)
  • Bluetooth cell phone and music input
  • Priority switching - auto-mute aux audio
  • Integrated LED map lights
  • 6-pin Lemo and GA twin plug compatibility - no adapter cables needed
  • 3-Position Priority Switching: Set your audio source priority and communicate with Air Traffic Control safely.
  • Auto Mode: When AV100 detects an intercom signal, it mutes the Bluetooth or AUX audio. Only the intercom audio signal is heard.
  • Mix Mode: When an intercom audio signal is detected, the Bluetooth or AUX audio is mixed with the intercom audio signal and forwarded to the AV100.
  • Off Mode: Only the intercom audio signal is forwarded to the AV100.

The AV100 is built to last and includes a 5-year warranty. Made in Austria.

SPECIFICATIONS 

Frequency range: 15 Hz - 20,000 Hz 

Rated impedance: 300 Ohms (active and passive) 

Microphone: Electret Microphone 

Cable lengths: Headset to Control Unit: 1.6 m / 63 in; Control Unit to plug: 0.6 m / 23.6 in

Connector: 6-pin (LEMO) 

Adapter: 6-pin (LEMO) to dual (GA plug) adapter included 

Net weight Headset: 345 g / 12.2 oz 

Control Unit with Cable and Microphone: 120 g / 4.2 oz

Dimensions: Headset: 7 × 20 × 21 cm / 2.8 x 7.9 x 8.3 in (folded flat); Control Unit: 2.8 x 3.8 x 13.5 cm / 1.1 x 1.5 x 4.3 in 

Batteries: Two AAs – typically good for over 15h of operation

Chris ClarkeStaff PIREP

"I've used AKG and Harman products for years as a video producer, so I was excited to try their new aviation headset. The AV100 looks great, sounds even better and has all the features you could want."

Plus: Unmatched Bluetooth features

Plus: Lightweight design

Plus: Works with LEMO and twin plugs

Minus: Battery life isn't great

- Chris Clarke
Commercial, Multi, Instrument
Video Producer, Sporty's

Accessories Included: 

  • Premium Carry Bag
  • Adapter Cable (6-pin to twin plug)
  • Cable clip
  • Cable binder
  • Two AA batteries
  • Replacement windscreen foam
  • Owner’s manual

Sporty's Test Flight Guarantee

Take your new headset flying and make sure it's the right choice for you. If you're not thrilled, return the headset to us within 30 days and in the same condition in which you received it - we'll exchange it for another headset or refund your money. There's no paperwork and no hassle. Just another reason why Sporty's is the #1 headset dealer in aviation.

Doug Ranly

Catalog Manager—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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4.3 of 5 stars (12 reviews)

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Shane | FORT MYERS, Florida, US | 2/13/2017
Good Value

Recommended

This is a very good headset. I have tried these, Bose A20s and Lightspeed PFX. These are probably the most comfortable headsets that I have worn. Bluetooth clarity is better than the Bose and PFX in my opinion. Noise reduction is very good, but I can tell the A20s do a bit better job. I have very sensitive ears and need the most noise canceling I can get, so I picked the A20s over these. However, if I were flying jets instead of turboprop, I would probably pick these.
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Charles | FORT SMITH, Arkansas, US | 9/15/2016
Very nice and comfortable

Recommended

Okay the only bug if you can call it that is this. To turn the headset on you have to press the button very very quickly. If you press it like you think it needs to be it will not turn on. Thought mine was defective at first. Who would think you would need directions for the ON button. Yes I do fly airplanes..., very well I might add.
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Dennis Oparowski | 3/23/2016
Beautiful headset--doesn't work well in helicopters

Not Recommended

As many others have said, it's beautiful to look at and well made. Personally, I would've loved to have kept it, but there's a major issue with the communication. I can hear on ICS and also while listening to tower, but nobody can hear me speak. When I am able to speak there's a loud echoing sound with my voice which makes usage impossible.

I contacted AKG directly with the issue and was told their engineers are looking for answers. So who knows, maybe it has been fixed. Subsequently, I sent them back.
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David | 3/8/2016
Love these!

Recommended

I struggled whether to purchase the Bose headsets or the AKG but decided on the AKG due to the lower cost (for equivalent features) and the additional features, such as the map lights (LOVE THEM!) and the included Lemo plug.
I really enjoy the ability to stream music via bluetooth (works great) and the active noise reduction is great.
On a recent flight in a Citabria I swapped headsets with my instructor and he was quite jealous of the AKGs... he said they were more comfortable with better noise reduction (he's using a set of lightspeeds).
I am completely sold on the AKGs!
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Percy | LITTLETON, Colorado, US | 2/28/2016
The # one headset on the market

Recommended

The soft ear cushions are great on a hot day, they store well and customer service is nice to work with.
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Rich Paulsen | Commercial | 8/17/2015
Liked headset, always on, light weight

Recommended

I particularly enjoy this headset because the ANR switch defaults to "on" whereas in the Bose A20, the pilot must remember to set it with each use. Also light weight and comfortable.
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Lowell G. Powers | Commercial | 5/18/2015
Great product with an unpleasant bug!

Recommended

This is my first headset I bought for my Private Pilot course. I like the innovation and was considering Bose a lot. The fact that it has a Bluetooth music and built in LEDs has contributed to the decision to buy. I have used them twice and so far all works as expected except the fact that when playing a basic from my iPhone/iPad through Bluetooth, there are beaks in the transmission. I have actually replaced the initial set I have bought thinking there was an issue with the particular unit, but the second unit had the same challenge. I haven't tested it with another Bluetooth device yet. I am yet to conclude whether I would buy it again, since listening music is currently not my priority, I'm sticking with this set.
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Martin | COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee, US | 2/21/2015
 

Not Recommended

Pros:
Great fit, very comfortable. Great bluetooth features and easy to connect.
Cons:
Had issue with the plug in adapter. Tried two different units on both the boom mike would not work in my 206 if I used the adapter.
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Guest | ARDMORE, Oklahoma, US | Private | 1/18/2015
 
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COMFORTABLE! Very Easy to use. Beautiful, map lights, good sound. Nice case.
Cons:
Auxillary Connection is worthless.

This is a beautiful headset . . . and it should be for $1,000! It's comfortable, and the map lights are just awesome. It's super easy to use and operate, and the bluetooth pairing was instant (and a nice voice lets you know when you're paired). I can't compare to the lightspeed or the Bose, but I can't imagine them being any simpler or more comfortable to use.

It's easier for me to focus on the negative, even though there is a lot of positive. So, here's what I wasn't happy with for my $1,000.00:

1) The auxillary input is worthless. The input is so close to the main cable that neither of my aux cables (one a sonos brand) were able to fit without having to jam the plug in. Eventually, I just gave up and connected through bluetooth. I'm going to shop around for different aux cable, but it seems to me that either they should have not squished too much in the package, or provided an aux cable that will fit.

2)The controller box doesn't feel very robust. It feels like cheap plastic.

3) This isn't so much a negative as a neutral. The sound quality on thes is very good, but it's NOT AMAZING. If you're buying these because you expect them to sound like a $1,000 set of studio headphones (but with the aviation goodies), you're going to be disappointed.

4) I read this elsewhere, but it didn't sink in until I tried it myself: the voice activated features of your bluetooth-linked phone (or other device) will not work with this headset. I don't know if it will work with the others (Bose, Lightspeed), but I can't believe that they didn't integrate this into this headset. This is just disappointing.
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Guest | 11/5/2014

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