3.4 / 5.09 ReviewsDurability4.6 / 5Reliability4.0 / 5Performance3.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.6 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (3)No (1)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFaro ANR -Great performance and a great priceWow! Very comfortable headset. This is my first ANR headset and it really works well. I am getting back into flying and building experience prior to test flying my Zenith Zodiac. This makes it so easy to bear the radio or passenger. I recommend this unconditionally- great comfort, noise cancelling and very affordable.September 17, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability3 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoQuality not worth the money!I bought this headset thinking that I would be receiving a quality ANR headset for a low cost. Unfortunately, when I first tried it, audio in the right ear didn't work, and the mic was very muffled. I read similar reviews of people having audio issues in on of the ears. Not sure if my headset was malfunctioned or if this is a regular occurrence in all of them.July 15, 2017Purchased
3 months agoResponse from Sporty's Pilot ShopThe one ear audio problem may be due to the stereo/mono setting not being set appropriately for your audio ipanel. Try flipping that switch and see if that fixes it.August 10, 2017John ZimmermanStaffPerformance1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?YesA waste of money.A waste of money. The ANR is almost non-existent. A good passive headset is a much better use of your flying dollars.July 14, 2017Purchased
3 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesgood economy headset for a beginnerI've owned this headset for a couple of months. It is a good headset for the money. But if I was doing it again, I would probably spend the extra money for Lightspeed Sierra.
Note that the stereo/mono switch is poorly located. It is easy to accidentally switch it to stereo while changing the batteries, I've done it twice. Once you've done this, the switch is so small and hard to see that you can't switch it back easily It's virtually impossible in flight, I have to use a flashlight and small screwdriver to switch it. This is a real pain when you are on an ifr flight plan going in and out of IMC, glad my old David Clark's were within reach!June 23, 2017Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5ANR is great but...I got mine two days ago and couldn't wait to try them. I took them for a x-country today and for some reason the ANR feature kept shutting off like every ten minutes. I'm not sure if it's a product defect or maybe I should try a different set of batteries (I used a fresh set of alkalines). Either way I'll try new batteries next time and we'll see. SPORTY'S CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSE Thank you for the review. Please let us know if the problem persists. We'll send another unit out ASAP.May 20, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Great Product except on thing....This is a great headset for the price and easy to use for a student pilot like myself. The only thing is I must have gotten a bad headset because I have only had them for around a month to two and the right speaker has no audio. Besides that, I would recommend this as a good beginning headset. SPORTY'S CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSE Thank you for the review, and please accept our apologies for the speaker issue. Normally if you only have sound coming through one speaker, this indicates a stereo/mono issue. Remove the batteries, and flip the S/M switch and see if this fixes the issue. If this does not fix the issue, we will gladly switch them out for a new pair. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.April 15, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Rusty Pilot Makes a Transition to a High-Tech Device!My, goodness... This type of device -- at this cost-effective and attractive price-point -- wasn't available to me when I last flew in 1981. Now, there's no concern whatsoever about hearing any communications at towered or non-towered airports; the conversations are loud-and-clear; the thick, position adjustable, leather ear muffs are an excellent feature. Plus, the active noise reduction feature significantly reduces engine noise, too. When coupled to an iPhone, phone calls are a snap as inputs to the microphone are executed in a crystal clear manner. In addition, listening to music -- with the iPhone as the source -- is easily accomplished with the provided interface cable assembly. I highly recommend the Faro Aviation Stealth ANR headset from Sporty's as an essential and necessary pilot tool in today's busy cockpit environment!April 6, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Works well!!I ordered the headset and took it out for a flight. I was disappointed on the active noise reduction. I had flown with a Bose quiet comfort 2 headset with the microphone boom you can insert. The ANR of the FARO was less. I went to the Faro aviation website and saw all the positive feedback and believe mine was just not working well. So I called Faro and talked to them. They sent me another headset and the gel earpads. I tested the second headset and it worked great. I flew for about an hour and I am really happy with them. This is a great lower cost ANR headset without losing quality. A note on the gel ear pads. They are very difficult to put on, they seem to small and you have to use a small spoon as a shoehorn to get them on.March 23, 2017
- Question and Answer
Browse 15 questions Browse 15 questions and 15 answersDoes the music automatically shut off when a transmission comes in?BEST ANSWER: The music will not automatically shut off or mute when a transmission is received.Helicopter?BEST ANSWER: Not at this time, but we'll add that request to our list. Thanks!How does Faro Stealth ANR Headsets differ from the Faro G2 ANR Headset?ThankyouBEST ANSWER: The Difference between the headsets is that the Stealth is a has an exclusive ear pad that make the ANR quieter then the G2. The Stealth is also an all black coloring on the headset band. The Stealth
is produced exclusively for Sports.how is it different from the G2 model?BEST ANSWER: It has thicker and softer ear seals, a different microphone, a new/slim ANR control box and an all-black finish.What is the time limit before it auto shuts off? What will prevent it from shutting off during flight?BEST ANSWER: 10 minutes I think. I think it's lack of power not lack of communications that causes it to turn off. At any rate mine has never turned off in flight. But if it did you would still have comm, the only thing that would turn off is the anr and you could reach down and turn that back on.what is the passive noise reduction? If batteries die, don't want the noise to become overwhelmingBEST ANSWER: Passive noise reduction would be the same as a headset without the noise reduction. It will reduce the noise by approximately 25 db.How long do the batteries last if one is listening to music the whole time with some ATC communications thrown in?BEST ANSWER: The battery life for the ANR is Approximately 30 hours. The batteries are not used for the music as it is a cable input.What is the weight? It says in the catalog that it is 20oz. but online it says 16 oz.BEST ANSWER: The online weight is correct.What is the bandwidth and frequency range of the active noise reduction?BEST ANSWER: Here are the specifications for the Headset.
Noise Reduction - Up to 52db
Battery power supply: 3V, two AA batteries (not included)
Operating Temperature: -4 to 158 F / -20 to 70 C
Weight: 16oz / 450g
Headphone Frequency Response: 50 Hz-20 kHz
Headphone Sensitivity: 95±5 dB SPL
Microphone Type: Noise-canceling Electret
Microphone Frequency Response: 100Hz to 5 kHz Operating Voltage: 8-40 VDC
Microphone Matching Impedance: 150-1000 ohms Sensitivity: -33±4 dB
Active Noise Reduction
Main Attenuation Frequency Band: 20Hz~650Hz
Power Consumption: 30 mWAre replacement ear seals available?BEST ANSWER: They are currently not available but will be in the near future.Does it still work once battery is depleted?BEST ANSWER: Yes the headset will work if the battery becomes depleted. It will revert to a passive headset.Can it be ship powered and what is the voltage for it?BEST ANSWER: This headset is only battery powered.Does it come with a case?BEST ANSWER: It does not come with a case. It will easily fit in our neoprene case item 5477A.It equipped with gel ear seals or just foam ?BEST ANSWER: The headset is equipped with a memory type extra thick foam.Does noise cancellation proven to work well for helicopter flying too?
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