David Clark DC ONE-X Headset

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The DC ONE-X headsets provide advanced comfort and technology features in a sleek, low profile design. You’ll have the sound performance and durability you need, with the comfort you demand.

The DC ONE-X has hybrid ENC technology to...

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New from David Clark

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The DC ONE-X headsets provide advanced comfort and technology features in a sleek, low profile design. You’ll have the sound performance and durability you need, with the comfort you demand.

The DC ONE-X has hybrid ENC technology to provide best-in-class active noise reduction. External microphone on dome picks up noise from the outside, before reaching the ear canal for superior noise attenuation. Features Bluetooth® technology for inflight calls and music. The full size leatherette ear seals provide maximum comfort for long flights. Over the ear design envelopes the ears for enhanced ANR performance while reducing heat buildup. The M-55 electret microphone offers enhanced noise reduction for crystal clear voice transmission. The DC ONE-X is built with a lightweight alloy headband for an ergonomic design and rugged build. The design allows for compact storage when collapsed. Includes a David Clark headset case. Uses 2 AA batteries. 

Features:

  • Hybrid Electronic Noise Cancellation - Provides best- in-class active noise cancellation
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology – Seamless integration for connection to cell phones, MP3, tablets or other personal devices
  • Fail-Safe Operation - Ensures full communication in the event of battery loss or system failure
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Technology - Provides high fidelity audio for superior communications and music listening
  • Audio Mute - Reduces auxiliary audio volume and prevents missed communications

Additional Resources

Read the DC One-X Pilot's Guide
Read our DC One-X Flight Review

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Works as advertised, worth the money

Recommended

I was comparing between this, the A20 and the Zulu PFX and eventually chose these as I know that David Clark is renowned for quality and durability. My former headsets were the iconic H10-13.4 that served me well and I found the ONE-X to be an awesome step up. It has just the right clamping pressure and the control module is perfectly easy to use and the user guide is straightforward with no waffle which made this already easy to use headset even easier to use. Tested it out on a flight today on the 172S and I found that this headset really cancels a lot of noise however still allows the engine to be heard clearly so you can set throttle by hearing and you will notice if the engine is playing up in any way. It cancels the noise in a way that allows you to hear the engine but not be fatigued by its constant droning.

Pros:
Good clamp that provides excellent PNR
Excellent ANR that provides just the right noise reduction
Very comfortable ear seals and outlast headband
Easy to use control module, even a monkey can figure it out (I am serious)
Great control module clip which is durable and sturdy
Amazing audio quality for communications and music

Cons:
Don't like how the headset defaults to a folded state, I do like to hang my headset on the mixture for preflight
Microphone seems to be a tad too short, but with adjustment this is rectified

Looking forward to many years of faithful service from this pair of green domes!
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Howard Lau | Hong Kong, HK | 12/25/2016
Delivers as promised

Recommended

Comfortable, excellent sound quality and great noise reduction. I love the bluetooth connectivity with my Iphone.
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Dale Olsen | 10/21/2016
Consider these over the Bose

Recommended

I bought these as a personal headset but they ended up being used by a lot of students at my school and I can say that even after 60 hours of their rough sweaty use, these are holding up really well. The ear cushions stunk a lot but after a good wash they smell brand new.

The sound quality is amazing. I hear everything so clearly and the ANR helps in that as well. Comfort-wise I would say the Bose A20 is just up by a notch, but these are actually really comfy to wear (what with the plush ear and head cushions). It came with batteries too so that's great.

The only annoying thing for me is that they fold up during storage (which can be good since they're easier to store) but it gets a bit tiresome sometimes to keep spreading em out to use them especially since I'm trying not to stretch out the wires. But overall, I love these headsets and would definitely recommend them!
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Jill | 9/19/2016
Great product!

Recommended

Works wonders in the cockpit! The ANR works great in my Beech Sierra. Bluetooth is great when making calls and for warnings from my iPad. Fits securely on my head without squeezing! Great product. Would recommend this product to any pilot.
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Greg Lloyd | 9/18/2016
Glad I tried these!!

Recommended

I have had every model of Bose headsets they've ever produced. Great headsets. I've enjoyed the Lightspeed Zulu's I purchased. But these new David Clark DC Ones are the most comfortable headsets I've ever owned. Great audio, quick and easy Bluetooth setup plus premier build quality. I've loaned them to friends and they think they're great as well. You won't be sorry if you give them a try. Truly the best I've ever owned.
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Van Gurley | 8/28/2016
Great Product

Recommended

Super lightweight and comfortable. Sound quality is amazing. Great value.
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Tim | DRIPPING SPGS, Texas, US | 8/16/2016
awesome headset

Recommended

Overall very satisfied, especially like the control clip attachment. Sound quality excellent and very light weight.
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Shannon | SIMPSONVILLE, South Carolina, US | 7/31/2016
Awesome Headset that exceeded my expectations

Recommended

I've been flying for years with a David Clark 13.4 passive headset. My flying has more than doubled in the past 2 years and I needed to do something to protect my hearing. After looking at the Lightspeed Zulu and Bose A20, I settled on this headset. It worked beyond my expectations. The airplane sounds are still in the background and there were no issues with the other pilot using his Bose A20 which some Lightspeed reviews stated. It's light weight and comfortable. I typically fly legs 1.5 to 2 hours in length with no discomfort. I've only had this for a month. The first set of batteries didn't seem to last as long as advertised. I'm using a better battery (and have backups on me) that I hope will last longer. The bluetooth also works great with my iPhone for both calls and music. For the money and performance, it can't be beat.
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>Dennis | PITTSBORO, Indiana, US | 7/23/2016
Not that great.. AND It BROKE!

Not Recommended

I was very excited to start using this headset, but the excitement was short lived. The headset broke on about my fifth flight using it. The ear cup came apart from the folding hinge it mounts/ pivots on. It didn't actually break, but the clip that holds it together fell off when I was putting the headset on. I was hoping the headset would be much more durable, but I have doubts that this model will last for a long time without having problems. As a frequent flying pilot (20 hours a week most of the time), I really can't see this headset holding up to the abuse of being taken on and off multiple times a day. When it was working, the noise cancelling was very good, and the bluetooth was very simple to set up and use. Comfort was good- but not as good as I had hoped. I came from a Lightspeed Zulu, and I really did not see any major advantages in the One-X.
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RWS | WETUMPKA, Alabama, US | 7/8/2016
Number 1 in comfort number 3 in ANR

Recommended

I have owned all of the top ANR headsets and have put them to the flying test for multiple years now, here is what I have found. David Clark Dc one x is by far the most comfortable to wear for long flights. In a side by side comparison with Bose a20 on a trans-continental flight, I found the least amount of head fatigue with the David Clark. When it comes to noise reduction I give the winner to the Bose A20 with Lightspeed second and dc a close third. Finally when it comes to Bluetooth connectivity the Lightspeed takes the lead followed by the dc, with Bose coming in third.

The verdict:
For comfort and overall build quality go with Dc one x
For quietest in multiple aircraft the Bose is the big winner here.
For connectivity and Bluetooth the Lightspeed Zulu takes the win.

All in all David Clark has hit a home run with this one and it has actually edged out my A20 for amount of use this year! I have been waiting for David Clark to compete in this region with an over ear design and I am very glad that this is what they have come up with.
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Daniel Krammer | 6/23/2016

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Will this work with the David Clark K10 helmet?
Brett N on Jul 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately it will not fit directly into the helmet. That being said it is only the headset earcup shape that prevents this from happening. If you are handy I don't believe it would be very difficult to add enough material such that the One-X would fit into the helmet.

I have a One-X that I love, and I keep a H10-13X in my K10 helmet for flights I need the helmet.
Would you recommend this over the Zulu 2/Bose A20?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Depends on what you are looking for. The David Clark DC One-X uses the same electronics pkg as the David Clark DC Pro. I have around 8,500hrs of flight time and currently fly as captain on a Legacy 600. I came to the corporate side after 8yrs of flying at the regionals. Build quality and comfort are the top two things I look for. The noise canceling is excellent and the BQ/comfort is great. Youc an't go wrong.
Can it be ordered with a helicopter plug? Does anyone have any experience with the DC ones in a helicopter?
Bill J on Sep 9, 2016
What does DSP do ? My problem is not noise but fuzzy audio.
William A on Aug 2, 2016
Does this set have passive protection as well as active. In other words if the headset has no power will your hearing be protected?
John B on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the headset looses power it will provide some noise cancelation but not a tremendous amount. Of course that will depend on which airplane you are in too. I used this headset in a J3 Cub with the door open and they did not work well at all so I went back to using the regular clamp style headsets in the J3. I've also used these headsets in a corporate jet and they do well in that environment in both passive and active mode. The jet is obviously quieter so you hear a continuous hiss in the background, however. This headset has a very good mic and the boom swivels 180 degrees for left and right side use.
Without cellphone interface can you talk on your cellphone via blue tooth?
Ken C on Nov 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That is what I use the bluetooth for. And the co pilot or passenger can't hear my conversation while I'm on bluetooth. I have to get off of the call to get back on the intercom.
I am searching for a headset under a lb. such as 11 oz or so?
Patty B on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Most of the DC headsets are around a pound. I do not have a specific weight for this headset.
Is this the same as the dc one x enc?
David C on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the enc stands for Electronic Noise Cancelling. It may also be referred to as Active Noise Reduction.
Does it over the whole ear like Bose?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is a full coverage headset that goes around the ear.
How much does it weigh?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 12.3 ounces, without the cord.
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