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

Doug Ranly

Catalog Manager—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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Reviews
4.8 / 5.0
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4.8 / 5
Reliability
4.8 / 5
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4.6 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.8 / 5
Value
4.6 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (13)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Love it!
The ANR works great. Love the Bluetooth, although somewhat tempermental to get connected initially. Can’t beat DC quality. Made in USA!
February 12, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Comparing to Bose X
I've used Bose X for years and decided I wanted to try newer technology. I tried Lightspeed wireless Tango and hated them. They were comfortable but taking them out of plane after every flight to charge was a hassle. Unpredictable battery outage was frustrating. I flew to Sporty's on a mission to find the best headset to replace the Tango. I highly recommend the trip. I was able to try every model. I wanted Clarity Aloft but got the experience what not having ANR is like so that saved me a bad purchase. I then tried all other ANR models and settled on the DC ONE-X. My wife and I immediately went on a 2 hr flight and swapped headphones with each other throughout the flight, she starting out with our old Bose X. What we both realized is that the DC was lighter and more comfortable but did not sound any better than the Bose X. We considered them equal. So if you want new, buy the DC. If you don't mind used, the Bose X can be found on ebay.
December 30, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Excellent headset from a solid company
Excellent headset. Upgraded from a flight com headset I purchased for training in 2005. Comfort and communications are superb. Using the headset in a caravan and the noise canceling is wonderful. The reduced pressure on the ears is a great benefit for long days. I am getting used too the collapsible feature. Not used to it yet, but great for compact travel.
December 11, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I don't know much about headsets as this is my first pair to purchase but they are awesome, comfortable, clear, and the noise cancelling was amazing, The first time I turned it on the engine was running and I literally looked up to see what had happened with the engine. AMAZING !
November 27, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Love it!
Bought this at OSH17 and love it! Makes longer distance flights much more comfortable. The ENC also enables better communication--radio communications are crystal clear--the clarity exceeds any passive headset. Plus, Ive used DC headsets for many years in the USAF and my own flying and have never had an issue with them! Plan on buying more for the rest of the airplane!
November 24, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great headset all around
I bought this headset after using a $100 ASA headset for 3 years.
David Clark is American made and has excellent customer service. My carrying case came in with their logo upside down. I sent customer service at DC an email and the next day they responded sending a new one out to me free of charge immediately. The ANR is great and allows me to still hear the engine but makes it quieter and easy on the ears. The headset is durable and comfortable.
The only con about the headset is the way it folds... the way it folds doesn't allow you to wrap the chord around it like most other headsets, but it isn't a huge concern to me. The Bluetooth works great with music and also with calls. You'll love this headset, especially if it's your first ANR like myself.
October 9, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Everything I wanted; sent back my Lightspeed Sierras
3 months in with this headset and I still am very pleased w the purchase. VERY impressed w the passive noise reduction as well as the ENC. More than a few times, I've almost made it the entire flight without realizing that I hadn't turned the ENC on. Don't get me wrong - when the ENC is on, you DEFINITELY know it. My experience aligns with some other reviews I've seen; the headset doesn't eliminate all noise, it just makes everything MUCH quieter. I prefer it that way. I still want to be able to hear cues from RPM and pitch of the relative wind around the canopy.
I really like that Bluetooth and its two different BT modes can be changed without taking the batteries out. You don't need to distract yourself from the cockpit to make the changes you want with the headset. Also, the audio sounds just fine!
I also bought the Lightspeed Sierra but sent it back because I didn't like the Bluetooth interface, and the headset was quite bulky compared to this one. I'm a taller guy, so I need all the headroom I can get. I did consider the Zulu3, but didn't give them a shot since (1) they aren't made in the USA, (2) you can't reverse the mic, and (3) they aren't TSO'd. I like that this headset can come with me no matter what my aspirations are. I understand that the Zulu3 ear cups are designed to only fit one direction, but that seemed a bit inconvenient.
I appreciate how compact this thing is when you fold it up. I try to travel light, and while I don't use the included DC bag (which seems of fine quality, and adequate if you don't want to carry anything but the essentials when you fly), it takes up much less space than other headsets in my flight bag.
Lastly, this headset is VERY lightweight and comfortable. Now, the only discomfort I ever feel wearing this headset is caused by my sunglasses. The pressure from this headset is absolutely minimal - and again, without sacrificing the passive noise reduction. This headset strikes the PERFECT balance for me. Simple, clean, accessible, convenient, user-friendly, quality. I'm very pleased with the purchase and would highly recommend this headset. David Clark took good care of my previous DC headset that I had bought, and I feel my confidence is very well placed with their quality of service and production of this headset :)
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September 20, 2017
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Nice headset, anr is great.
Amazed at the difference when the anr is turned on. Comfortable on the head though they feel a little small compared to my last headset. I think I will get used to the feel, they are light. Distance from the jacks to the anr controller should be longer.
September 12, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Reviews are accurate. Just right amount of ANR.
I had a pair of Bose and find the DC-1X to have less noise reduction but at the right level. I can still sense motor and/or prop changes. Not quite as comfortable as the Bose but minor difference there.
August 15, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Quality made excellent active noise cancellation performance; hard to beat David Clark.
Excellent noise cancellation performance as well as good passive noise attenuation. Comfortable for long cross country flights and well made.
August 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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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.
What does DSP do ? My problem is not noise but fuzzy audio.
William A on Aug 2, 2016
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
BEST ANSWER: I have the GA version, but yes, DC makes the One-X with a helicopter plug as well.
what is the weight of the DC one-X ?
Bonnie on Oct 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The weight is 12.3 ounces.
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: Yes. I sometimes forget to power up the unit but I still get passive reduction similar to my old DC H-10 headset.
If you're listening to music through Bluetooth, if you get a radio transmission, does it automatically mute the music?
JBenz on Mar 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It defaults to the music muting with a radio or intercom transmission but you can easily choose the setting where the music DOES NOT mute for any transmission. Great headset! I would highly recommend it.
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.
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.
If you buy this headset with GA plugs, are there adapters or wiring kits to make this headset work with LEMO or XLR plugs for Airbus or modern Boeings?
Marcus N on Feb 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, We have adapters that convert from GA to LEMO and from GA to XLR
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.
How much does it weigh?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 12.3 ounces, without the cord.
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