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. 



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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

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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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Best headset for aerobatic pilots

Recommended

Better than expected, lightweight, comfortable and good sound quality.
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Giorgi | The Hague, NL | 2/22/2017
Effective at blocking the noise

Recommended

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.
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Tim Schuetze | AUSTIN, Texas, US | 1/4/2017
Very comfortable

Recommended

Worn these on a few trips now including a couple of six hour long ones. Very comfortable a little bit of a pain to put on and off compared to a normal headset but the lack of weight more than makes up for it unless you did nothing but get in and out all day. Really like them. Mic works great. Sound quality is awesome and it stops the noise like nothing else without the weird anr background. Highly recommend
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Steven | ANCHORAGE, Alaska, US | 11/25/2016
My Go To Headset

Recommended

I've had my Clarity Aloft headset for a few years an absolutely love it. I've got Bose and David Clark also and nothing against either of them, but my Clarity is much more comfortable, no batteries to worry about and can be worn all day (literally) without clamping or head fatigue. Recently, had to get my wife a set as well because she can wear the Clarity without messing her hair up. And that's a win for both of us!
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John Parrish | 11/12/2016
Best for most

Recommended

This is the best headset for me. Comfortable, so light weight. Great noise cancelling and clarity. And the company stands behind their product 100%
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mac | 9/1/2016
Not suited for commercial pilots

Not Recommended

The left ear bud on my headset failed 3 times in four years of daily commercial use. Yes, I DID take care not to twist the wire when inserting the bud in my ear and store it carefully in its case after use. This headset does not stand up to daily commercial pilot use. Further, the company does not support commercial pilots with expedited repairs or a loaner headset. Clearly they do not have commercial operations in mind. I gave up on the durability of the product/ customer support and went to David Clark.
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Rick Wallace | 4/8/2016
I found the headset very comfortable, clarity excellent, able to wear on long trips.

Recommended

Great product especially for women who do not like heavy headsets.
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Brenda Herrmann | 2/15/2016
I returned this product as it was very uncomfortable

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I returned this product as it was very uncomfortable
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Peter Scoville | Instrument | 10/26/2015
GREAT value

Recommended

Bought at Oshkosh and wore them home for 9 hours. The best headsets for light weight and clarity. Never get tired of having them on. The sound is great. Easy to hear my background music and ATC is now easy to understand. So glad i bought Clarity Aloft.
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Mac | Commercial | 8/5/2015
Comfortable, quiet, and light.

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Dennis Oparowski | Instrument | 7/6/2015

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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.
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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