Clarity Aloft Headset

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$525.00

This in-the-ear headset brings passive noise cancellation to a whole new level. Patented Comply™ Canal Tip ear plugs provide the highest level of sound protection by preventing sound from entering the ear canal. Tiny speakers and electret microphone give great sound clarity while keeping the weight at a minimum. At only 1.5 oz., this headset is perfect for long cross country flights. Standard twin plugs (PJ plugs) fit most GA airplanes. 



Features:

• Lightweight

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This in-the-ear headset brings passive noise cancellation to a whole new level. Patented Comply™ Canal Tip ear plugs provide the highest level of sound protection by preventing sound from entering the ear canal. Tiny speakers and electret microphone give great sound clarity while keeping the weight at a minimum. At only 1.5 oz., this headset is perfect for long cross country flights. Standard twin plugs (PJ plugs) fit most GA airplanes. 


Features:
• Lightweight
• Replaceable foam ear plugs
• Music Input
• Provides over 29.5 dB of noise attenuation
• Three-year warranty

Includes carrying case, 6 pair of medium comply canal tips, and lapel clip.


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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.

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The best compared to over the ear
I have this headset for about a year, flying once a week. I originally started with David Clark loaners at my air school and hated the headset for clamping around my head. So, I looked for an alternative to over the ear headset and found these. They work extremely, great; I am able to hear every word clearly (with little engine noise, I'm in C172) and I have had no trouble with people not hearing me. The wires were a bit of a concern to me, because of their thin gauge. But I have no problems with them, just have to take care of the headset which is no problem; since it comes with a nice hard sided case which protect the headset. The in-ear works great, I am used to wearing ear plugs so there was a smooth transition to these. The plugs do get oily and usually replace after three to four months. But the best part of this headset is its lightness, I am able to do cross countries and forget all about it; especially in the summer when it gets really hot in southern California. My sunglasses fit perfectly with the headset since they are wire frames. Overall, this headset is perfect for my needs, the only tedious thing is putting in the plugs. Which becomes natural after a couple times.
December 4, 2017
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Very light on your head
I am a corporate pilot and purchased these on the recommendation of a fellow pilot. I read several reviews, positive and negative, and made the choice to buy them. I have flown with them a total of two flights, seven hours, and here are my comments:
Pros: They are very light weight. You can almost forget you are wearing them. one advantage is removing one ear bud so you can converse with passengers or flight attendant without removing the entire headset or awkwardly moving one earpiece. Excellent freedom of movement and plenty of cord to allow you to move around.
Cons: The sponge ear pieces pop off the ear piece far too easily. I have already lost one somewhere under the seat. The metal wires, which go over the ears, dig into your face becoming uncomfortable after while. The mic boom is just long enough to reach the corner of your mouth, it could be longer.
In summary, the clarity is excellent and they appear to be a good deal. I will some to pad the wires and wear them a few more flights to make a full assessment.
November 2, 2017
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Very impressed
Admittedly, I’ve never bought/used a high end headset like Bose or Lightspeed, but this headset is the best I’ve ever used. The over the ear types make my ears sweat, these block out more sound and are more comfortable. How do I know that they block more sound? Easy. When I switched on the Master switch, I didn’t hear anything. I momentarily thought that my battery was dead because the sound of the electric gyro spooling was completely blocked out! I highly recommend these headsets
October 7, 2017
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Amazing headset
I bought these and my very first flight I did 11.3 hours in a Cessna 150 in a day. The headset never got uncomfortable at all and the noise reduction was a lot better than my previous passive headset. After that long I could tell my ears were not used to the earplugs yet however I never had any pain. I don't think I will fly with another headset again.
August 28, 2017
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4 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Super lightweight
I bought this for my wife (she didn't want to mess her hair) and she loves it! I thought I'd give it a try. I was surprised once I got it on it preformed very well. Flying in the hot, humid Florida afternoon it was almost refreshing not to have ear muffs clamped to the side of my head. A good purchase!
July 25, 2017
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5 months ago
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Love, love, love these
I originally purchased for aerobatics, but have since begun using them for all my flying. Yes, they take a few more seconds to squeeze the ear buds & insert, and those little guys do occasionally fall off, but these are the only minuses I have. Otherwise they are lightweight, cause no headaches or stress during long flights, and the audio is always crystal clear. I keep a pack of ear buds in the case and despite flying ~100/yr, only go through a pack in that time.
June 7, 2017
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
not bad but definitely not like I expected
I had big expectations as a few fellow pilots highly recommended that headset to me. The sound quality and the microphone are really good. So there is no complain on the audio quality at all. For me, the major issue was that the head-rig, tube, wire what ever you want to call it feels pretty weak. I had always the feeling that this headset will break if you are not wearing velvet gloves. Most importantly I got pressure marks behind my ears. I shipped it back and ordered the David Clark H10-13X.
April 20, 2017
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Happy with my Clarity Aloft headset
Being new to aviation, I was not comfortable wearing the Bose X headset for any length of time due to too much pressure on my head. The Clarity Aloft headset is everything I hoped it would be - affordable, no batteries, light, easy to use and the sound is excellent. My husband (the pilot) borrow them, and now he's probably going to have to purchase a set for himself. For less head/ear pressure and weight, Clarity Aloft was the answer for me.
April 3, 2017
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4 / 5
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Best headset for aerobatic pilots
Better than expected, lightweight, comfortable and good sound quality.
February 22, 2017
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Effective at blocking the noise
Better than expected and more protection from the drone of even two large piston engines. You will need to learn to insert them pretty far into the ear for it to work the best. Fwiw, I also have an ANR headset with some problems with a getting a good seal. I plan to use both for a while.
January 4, 2017
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How does the noise reduction compare to Bose?
A shopper on Oct 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a tricky question to answer because the headsets manage noise differently. The dense foam tips in the Clarity Aloft headset cancel outside noise by created an effective barrier in the ear canal. The Bose headset uses noise dampening from the ear cups plus active noise reduction technology to neutralize certain sound frequencies. I have limited time testing the Bose ANR headsets but I own a Sennheiser ANR headset and I've tested the new AKG product.
I fly a Piper Comanche 260. It's a pretty loud cockpit. Engine noise is more prominent with the Clarity Aloft product but I do not find it annoying or fatiguing. In fact, because the headset does not neutralize the sound waves, rather it just reduces the volume, I am better able to discern small changes in engine noise. I feel more in-tune with what's going on. I also like the freedom from bulky ear cups. No fussing putting on or adjusting glasses and foggles. No sweaty ears on summer days. The weight is practically zero.
Cons: Playing music on a high quality headset will obviously sound better. These are, after all, just fancy earbuds. I have no idea how durable these will be long term but the build quality seems pretty good. Sometimes I get a little pressure sensitivity around the front of the ear on the mic side from the support wire but it tends to abate on its own. Then again, I've never been completely comfortable with the clamping force of any headset either so this is one trade-off for another.
Best I can say is order them and give them a good workout before the end of the return period. They're so simple in design that it's hard to justify the price at first but everything general aviation is expensive. The ear bud wires and housing could be more substantial to limit the risk of snapping due to getting caught on something, so they should be stored in the case when not in use. Aside from that I like them just fine.
How do these work with sunglasses?
Andrew V on Sep 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is an amazing product, nothing is lighter, nothing is quieter. Make sure you use the proper ear plug. Too small and you better have a pair of tweezers nearby and a careful friend to extract them. The screw / thread is weak and it will not usually allow you to just pull them out. Big ear plug is easier to extract. Fits very well under a flight helmet.
Do they come with the case?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes the bag is included.
Can the boom mic be used from either the left or right side?
A shopper on Feb 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No the mic is only on one side.
Can molded ear plugs be used in place of the foam ear plugs?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The ear plugs which come with the headset have a hole through the middle and screw onto the headset. If your molded ear plugs fit that, they might work.
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