Lightspeed Sierra Headset

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$650.00

Budget friendly ANR headset with Bluetooth

The perfect choice for budget-conscious pilots, students, and passengers, Sierra offers high-end performance and features - including outstanding noise cancellation, full Bluetooth integration and compatibility with FlightLink, Lightspeed's in-cockpit recording app. It's a great place to start into the world of ANR headsets.

  • Bluetooth interface makes it easy to connect to your cell phone 
  • Bluetooth interface also allows you to lis...
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Budget friendly ANR headset with Bluetooth

The perfect choice for budget-conscious pilots, students, and passengers, Sierra offers high-end performance and features - including outstanding noise cancellation, full Bluetooth integration and compatibility with FlightLink, Lightspeed's in-cockpit recording app. It's a great place to start into the world of ANR headsets.

  • Bluetooth interface makes it easy to connect to your cell phone 
  • Bluetooth interface also allows you to listen to music
  • Outstanding active noise reduction that reduces low frequency noise
  • With the auto shut-off feature, 2 AA batteries will power the Sierra for over 40 hours
  • Weighs 16 oz. 
  • Stereo/mono switchable, with dual volume controls
  • 5 year warranty
  • Made in USA
  • Personal preferences can be set using the enhanced capabilities of FlightLink, Lightspeed’s exclusive iPad app: bass and treble levels, voice clarity boost, in-flight recording via Bluetooth.

What makes Lightspeed different?

Performance, value, support –– and choice

Performance. Lightspeed’s commitment to innovation and continuous personal engagement with customers are the drivers behind their industry-leading performance and a long list of industry firsts and Lightspeed exclusives. Famous for bringing new features to the aviation market, Lightspeed was the first aviation headset company to offer intercom priority, automatic ANR shut-off and integrated Bluetooth cell phone and music. Their innovation continues today, with a host of features exclusive to Lightspeed headsets. A wireless headset, a firmware-upgradeable headset and app integration with a headset are just a few of the exclusive features you will find only in Lightspeed headsets.

Value. Dollar for dollar, Lightspeed products offer higher performance and more features than any other headset on the market. Your investment in a Lightspeed product yields returns that will exceed your expectations.

Support. Lightspeed’s customer support goes beyond response times and customer-oriented solutions. It also means engaging with thousands of customers every year –– in person –– to understand how and why they fly and doing their part to help the aviation community thrive.

Choice. Lightspeed understands every pilot, plane and mission is different, and offers a full line of premium headsets so pilots may choose which suits them best.

JC MayerleStaff PIREP

"As a new pilot, the Sierra is a ideal for my flight bag. It's priced right, but I don't have to sacrifice important features like ANR or Bluetooth. In my opinion, it's the best bang for the buck."

Plus: High-end features, mid-range price

Plus: Soft ear seals and headband

Minus: Heavier than Zulu.2 headset

- J.C. Mayerle
Student Pilot
New Product Specialist, Sporty's

Sporty's Test Flight Guarantee

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.

Lightspeed Trade Up Program

Tired of your uncomfortable old headset? Now you can trade in that old headset toward a new Lightspeed headset and save up to $350. Here's how it works

Doug Ranly

Catalog Manager—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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Very comfortable

Recommended

Very comfortable on long flights. ANR works great. Bluetooth connection with phone is a useful tool
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Rafael | COLLEGE STA, Texas, US | 4/19/2017
I got two!

Recommended

Well worth price and meets all my needs.
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chris | LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, US | 3/21/2017
Light speed Sierra.

Recommended

Great product for the price. I plan to buy another soon!
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Chris Long | 2/16/2017
Just awesome!!!

Recommended

As a student pilot, I started with David Clark headset provided by my school but we all know how it is when used by many many students... By the end of the flight, both my ears and head were hurting due to soft gel cups constantly hurting. One day my instructor borrowed me his Bose A20 headset to try and I was like Wow!!! The feeling and clarity was just unbelievable and it was so soft and comfortable but it comes with a price... So I started doing my research and came across Lightspeed Sierra and read thru all the reviews and all recommended it... I was told by my instructor to start with David Clark 13.4 headset (~$300.00) but twice the price I can get Lightspeed... So I started saving $50 per week for this headset and I have to say... IT IS WORTH EVERY $$$. Exact same feeling and clarity like Bose A20 but half the price... I just did my first 160nm solo cross-country and gotta say... I will give two thumbs up for LIGHTSPEED SIERRA.
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Nitesh | ROCHESTER HLS, Michigan, US | 2/12/2017
more than I need as a beginner...

Recommended

I bought this headset even though I am a brand new student pilot. I have big ears, and getting over some nervousness on the mic! Wanted something comfortable, and something that I can be sure I'm hearing everything. Very comfy, sound is clear, seems well-built. I hope to get many years out of this headset. Pricey, but very nice.... and cheaper than Bose.
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Andrew | SOUTH LYON, Michigan, US | 2/7/2017
a good value for the money

Recommended

I purchased this headset because I'm training to become a commercial pilot and know that I will be doing considerably more flying, for longer flights, in the mid to long term. My passive David Clark headset, while very sturdy and reliable, is not the most comfortable for longer flights. I would find myself getting a headache due to their clamping action after 2 - 2.5 hours of use, and even then I would have noticed discomfort starting at the 1.5 hour mark.

What sold me on the Lightspeed Sierra was three-fold: 1) the active noise reduction meant that there would be no need for heavy clamping on my head, 2) the Sierras are a (relatively) low-cost option in the ANR segment of the headset market, and 3) Sierras seem to get great reviews, with some customers even commenting that they have better ANR performance than the Bose A10, which costs almost twice as much. The bluetooth and aux-in bells and whistles are nice, but certainly not my primary concern.

After completing a 5.3-hour flight a few days ago (the longest flight I've done by far), I can say that not once did I experience any discomfort. There wasn't any clamping to speak of and I did not get the headache that I know I would have if I used the DCs. The Sierras are much lighter and therefore easier on the neck, plus the incoming sound quality is superb, which makes ATC interactions easier. I cannot compare the ANR to Bose since I've never used them before, but the audio coming from the Sierras is crisp and clear as a bell.

What keeps me from giving these five stars in all categories is a few minor issues, some or all of which may or may not even be related to the headset itself. One of the first things I noticed was that, after releasing the push-to-talk button in the plane, the headset would emit a quick static crack. It wasn't painful, but it was definitely annoying and may bother some people more. The second thing I noticed was that, on two occasions during the flight at two different airports, the ground controllers did not read my transmissions. I double-checked everything. The frequency and radio was set correctly both times, I was hearing the controller and other pilots, and the mic was almost touching my lips. I also had an issue at one point in the air where the tower controller had me repeat a transmission because he couldn't understand what was being said (I don't talk fast on the radio). Now, these issues may have been with the radio itself. The next time I go up in a different plane we will see if the problems follow. If they do, I will go through the replacement process and hopefully that will resolve whatever is wrong with this set. If they clear up, well, I'll know it was the radio and will update my review accordingly.

Overall, this is a very, very nice headset for the money, and I would recommend it to others interested in a step up from passive while not breaking the bank.
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Andrew | SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts, US | 1/5/2017
Price and Value

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Very reasonably priced for the value of the product!
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Curtis | BLUFFTON, South Carolina, US | 8/11/2016
Very reasonable product

Recommended

It is very good for pilot who study or work in cockpit. Price also good for me
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kiwoong | cheong ju, KR | 7/26/2016
As good as Bose for 40% less

Recommended

Needed a second ANR headset but I didn't want to pay the Bose price. These are definitely my new favorite. They are very comfortable and lightweight and the noise reduction is great. A great value.
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Vince | BLUFF CITY, Tennessee, US | 6/11/2016
270 hours logged: a great headset for a great price

Recommended

While this may not be the absolute quietest headset, it is extremely comfortable and provides great noise reduction. I've flown about 270 hours with this headset and I can never go back to non noise cancelling now. I've flown with David Clarks a few times since getting the Sierras, and it is amazing how much of a difference there is in not only noise reduction but also voice clarity. I can hear the intercom and radio much clearer than with the David Clarks headsets. You can't go wrong with this headset.
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Joe | 5/29/2016

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I'm trying to use the promotion code on checkout and am not having any luck?
I was told I could get a tradein for my old headset but its not giving me the info to do so?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We do not use promotional codes for this. The trade in program requires you to send the headset in to our us. Sportys, 2001 Sportys Drive, Batavia Ohio 45103. Include which headset you would like to trade up to and a phone number so that they may contact you for payment information
Will the music shut off when a transmission comes in?
calvin h on Jan 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The music will shut off when a transmission comes in or when anyone speaks on the intercom.
Will this headset bag fit a Lightspeed Sierra?
Jkarlmen on Jan 15, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: I have two Lightspeed Sierra headsets and all of the other stuff (charts, plates, iPad, knee board, lights, batteries, SP-400 NAV/COM radio) from my old flight bag in my new Flight Gear Captain's bag. It all fits with room to spare. The bright interior panels are nice. I found it works better to put the headsets in with the band down and the cables on top. It has been a great bag.
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