3.9 / 5.017 ReviewsDurability4.6 / 5Reliability4.2 / 5Performance4.0 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (10)No (2)Durability3 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?NoANR kept shutting offI used this unit for about 5 ~1hr flights and the ANR would just shut-off at random which was very distracting and I'd have to reach and turn it back on. At first I thought it was bad batteries but after 3 battery changes I gave up on these and returned them.
When they worked they were quite comfortable (more so than the flight school rentals) and the ANR was quite decent. I just didn't have time to exchange them and be without a headset in the middle of my schooling so I bought some Lightspeeds and returned these. Sporty's CS was great about getting this done.February 2, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesJust what I neededI have a set of old David Clarks that I use. But my passengers I fly with prefer these. They're comfortable, easy-to-use, and the ANR is just as good as anything else out there. For the price, we're actually pretty happy with these.January 2, 2018Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAwesome product for the price! Sound quality is wonderfulDecember 13, 2017Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSuper FAROsI was going to purchase the $$200$$ FARO Stealth with out the noise reduction but it was sold out. Thank god because the noise reduction function works great. It blocks out low level rumbling engine noise and all I can seem to hear is the high pitch of the propeller spinning and pushing the air around the aircraft.
Only negative side is that the batteries run out fast. Therefore, swing by your local WalMart and buy yourself a good set of rechargeable batterries. I got the energizer 4 AA pack with 2000 MAH per battery. There is a cheaper pack with rechargeable batteries and charger but those only have 1300 MAH. Basically the 2000 MAH holds more energy than the 1300 MAH and should last longer between recharges.
Good luck SUPER PILOTS. =)December 5, 2017Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesA great value!I bought this for passengers, since I have a Bose headset for myself. This also gave me the opportunity to compare the two.
Surprisingly, the ANR on the Faro headset is close to the Bose for less than half the price!
The only downside I found is the ANR is very sensitive to earcup positioning. When worn with thick sunglasses there is a very noticeable reduction in performance.
With that in mind, this headset is an exceptional value!November 28, 2017Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFaro Stealth ANR headsetHave been using BOSE headset 10+ years. I wanted inexpensive ANR backup headset. Tested my new FARO STEALTH ANR headset one day after I received it and it performed as expected. It felt a little heavy at first compare to the BOSE but after 30 minutes flight I got used to it and I forgot that I am using a different headset. My son likes the AUX input to listen to his music in flight. I recommend it for the price.
Concord, CANovember 20, 2017Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAn ANR headset in its own class, basicallyI found this headset to be a great fit for me. For quality, comfort and features, they probably are not better than anything costing more than these, but are likely WAAY better than cheaper or similar priced options.October 25, 2017Purchased
9 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat ANR for a great priceThe ANR works great at reducing the noise level even further in the C172’s that I have been flying. I have found it comfortable to wear for at least an hour at a time. I haven’t worn it for longer than that yet but suspect it will continue to be comfortable for longer flights as well.September 28, 2017Purchased
6 months agoDurability5 / 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
7 months 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
9 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 ZimmermanStaff
- Question and Answer
Browse 19 questions Browse 19 questions and 20 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.Will the Faro Stealth ANR Headset fit?Faro Stealth ANR HeadsetBEST ANSWER: Yes, it will fit in this bag.Does this set still not work in a helicopter?BEST ANSWER: It will require an adapter. The plug is a twin plug for general aviation.Can this be used with satellite phone?BEST ANSWER: The aux port is for audio in (music). It does not support mic out. I learned this when I tried to use it with my cell phone.Can you talk on your cell phone through the Aux Input?BEST ANSWER: Tried it and I couldn't get it to do it. This is my experience, though...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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