Faro Stealth Passive Headset

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High performance without the high price

Finding a good, entry-level headset doesn’t have to be a search for a needle in a haystack. The Faro Stealth Passive Headset provides the right combination of features without a high price tag.



Music input

Long cross-country flights can get boring, but listening to music can help keep your attention – and maybe your sanity. The Stealth Headset’s aux input jack is conveniently located on the juncture box where...Read more

High performance without the high price

Finding a good, entry-level headset doesn’t have to be a search for a needle in a haystack. The Faro Stealth Passive Headset provides the right combination of features without a high price tag.

Music input
Long cross-country flights can get boring, but listening to music can help keep your attention – and maybe your sanity. The Stealth Headset’s aux input jack is conveniently located on the juncture box where the headphone and microphone plugs come together, and an auxiliary input cable is included. Just plug in and enjoy.

Double thick ear seals
A headset is only as good as the ear seals, so Faro spent months designing the perfect material. The result is a set of ultra-soft, protein leather ear seals that are over twice as thick as other brands. This provides ultimate comfort with up to 26 dB passive noise reduction.

Noise-canceling electret microphone
Fully adjustable microphone boom is reversible and features a noise-canceling electret microphone. This delivers high quality, crystal clear communication so you sound like a pro even if it’s your first solo. The 360 degree rotatable microphone boom is fully adjustable to provide the perfect microphone placement.

Stereo audio with dual volume controls
Independently control volume levels to both the left and right ear, with no confusing controls. Faro Stealth headsets also feature a stereo/mono switch so they are adaptable to most aircraft intercom systems. Even if your intercom is mono, you’ll still hear music in stereo.

Helpful customer support
You will probably never need it, but Faro Stealth headsets include a worry-free 3-year warranty and friendly, US-based customer service.

Specifications:

Noise Reduction - Up to 26db

Operating Temperature: -4 to 94 F / -20 to 70 C

Storage Temperature: -31 to 167 F / -35 to 75 C

Cord Length: 150 cm

Weight: 18oz / 510g

Headphone Frequency Response: 50 Hz-20 kHz Sensitivity: 95±5 dB SPL

Microphone: Noise-canceling Electret

Microphone Frequency Response: 100Hz to 5 kHz

Microphone Matching Impedance: 150-1000 ohms Sensitivity: -33±4 dB

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Catalog Manager—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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4.3 / 5.0
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Reliability
4.4 / 5
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Ease Of Use
4.6 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (9)
No (2)
Durability
1 / 5
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1 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Nope! Keep looking. Faro doesn't stand behind their product.
I purchased this headset to serve as a backup passenger unit. Only needed something cheap and simple for the few times a year I fly with three or four passengers. I purchased in September of 2017 and only used them approximately five times before the ear seal ripped in June of 2018.
I contacted Faro support, described the issue, provided proof of purchase and photos of the problem. Their response... "Gel ear seals are considered normal tear and wear and not covered under warranty. Please purchase a replacement..."
I proceeded to explain these have only been used five times and are less than one year old. Again their answer... "As mentioned previously, ear seals are consumables...."
They kept directing me to their website where I can spend $30 plus shipping on a new set of ear seals. Sorry, not going to do that. In the trash can they go!
I had a very poor experience with this product and an even worse experience with their customer service.
I will not buy Faro again, not because the product was the issue, but because the company wouldn't stand behind their product.
June 29, 2018
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Top value
This is my second set, they work as advertised, great value.
June 26, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Testing
seems to being working just great
June 22, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Faro 2642A
Very dissatisfied with performance. I find I have to have headset volume at max to pick-up instructions from the tower--yes I did adjust the aircraft radio volume. I am a student and this headset performed poorly on all three Cessnas I fly. Additionally, the headset does not sit securely on my head, it falls off when I look down--yes I have it adjusted properly. Also the headset is very bulky around the ears Overall, very dissatisfied with the purchase. I bought this under direct recommendation of Sportys.
April 1, 2018
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Nice headset with a short mic boom
Good sound, features, comfort. Only issue I have is with mic boom length, which I cannot get directly in front of my mouth when positioned as I normally do with other headsets I've used (D. Clark, ASA). I have to scoot the headset forward a little bit on my head to get the mic into proper position. The limited length is further compounded with a thicker ear seal, which widens the headset. Probably not an issue at all with smaller heads. I flew with it twice, had to reposition the headset to make the mic reliably work. But once in position, it was fine. Still, overall a very good product with great comfort and features that should work for most people. Recommend Faro increase the boom length by at least 1/2 inch, maybe more.
Faro has shorter boom than ASA by 1/2" which might be an issue for some people with wider heads
Faro has shorter boom than ASA by 1/2" which might be an issue for some people with wider heads
March 28, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Reasonably priced and comfortable.Lightweight and performed well.
March 18, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Perfect for a student pilot
I am a student pilot that was paying $5 each flight for a house headset. The problem I had was that the headsets at the flight school were really old and half of the time they didn't work. Mixed with that the fact that I didn't know who had worn that specific headset before gave me the hibby-gibbies.

So I went shopping for something that isn't too fancy and would get the job done. At $200 this headset is perfect. First they are mine so I don't have to worry about the hygiene aspect. Secondly, they actually work and are actually comfortable to wear. Sound quality is perfect and the PNR cuts out a huge amount of the cockpit noise. I can't compare it to Faro's ANR headset since I haven't used it, but I am definitely happy with my purchase. Would definitely recommend to beginner pilots.
January 26, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Faro verses Lightspeed and DC
After my wife used my David Clark’s and a pair of Lightspeeds, she said the Faro’s Felt the best and had the best sound.
December 23, 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
Best value headset I've owned
Just bought a second one for the wife. Can't beat it for the price.
September 26, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Lots of value
Purhaesed for my son who is in flight training. He loves them so far and likes the auxiliary input for music on solo missions.
September 20, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Question and Answer
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Are these essentially the same headset at the Faro G2?
Zachary on Jan 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is similar, but has thicker and softer ear seals, plus a lower profile mic cover and an all-black finish (no shiny silver anywhere).
Will this work on cessna 172 182 185 etc?
Fun F on Jan 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this headset has the standard GA Plugs.
Are these available with the helicopter plug (mic and phone in single plug)? I can't find it specifying what plug it has. It would be great to not have to get the 2 to one adapter.
A shopper on Jan 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This headset does not come with the Helicopter adapter. The headset uses the twin plugs. Our item 5340 is a GA (twin plug) to helicopter adapter.
Are these TSO'd?
terrence r on Jan 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They are not TSO'd
Do I need to purchase com cords separately?
Gregory M on Aug 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, The headset has a twin plug for use in GA aircraft.
The specs say the operating temperature is up to 94 F. What will happen if they are consistently used in temps well over 100 F?
A shopper on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Temps above the recommend temp will cause the ear seals to degrade quickly.
Does this headset come with a mike muff or do I need to buy one?
Nolan C on Jun 3, 2017
Faro Stealth Passive Headset
Faro Stealth Passive Headset
Faro Stealth Mic Muff
Faro Stealth Mic Muff
BEST ANSWER: The mike muff is included.
Are these suitable for smaller heads- do they have good adjustment?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes that have good adjustments. It should be suitable for smaller heads.
do they come with the bag ?
Russell C on Jan 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The headset does not come with a bag. It does fit nicely in our #5477 headset case.
Will the music automatically cut off if a transmission takes place over the intercom/radio?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The music will not shut off or mute with transmission or intercom.
Can you take/place phone calls with this headset? (via the music jack)
A shopper on Jan 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You are not able to take or place phone calls with this headset.
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