4.0 / 5.028 ReviewsDurability4.0 / 5Reliability3.9 / 5Performance4.0 / 5Ease Of Use4.4 / 5Value4.0 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (5)No (2)Durability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAlmost thereI thought Tango would reduce the cluster of wires in my cockpit, and it has done that a little, but there are still wires to be dealt with because the sending unit has a rather long wire that can be partially, but not completely, stowed. On my second flight, there was so much static ( interference, maybe?) that I had to switch back to my old headset. Could be I hadn’t charged the batteries enough to start with. Since then it has worked well except for a constant echo, but only in my headset-no one else can hear it. Also can’t get it to pair with my iPhone but that could be a problem with the phone.June 19, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability3 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?NoDisappointed with Lightspeed customer service.I have had the headset for about a month now and made five flights with it. I love the fact that it doesn’t have any wires which gives me freedom of movement. I do have an issue with the pad that sits on top of your head. It fell out and will not stay in. I called lightspeed customer service and they kind of blew me off and said the tabs must be broken off the end of it or something and wanted me to buy a replacement. There is nothing broken on it and I offered to send them a photo of it but they didn’t seem interested in looking at it. I will probably just put some double faced tape on it to hold it in place but don’t think I should have to do that with a brand new $800 headset. There does seem to be some echoing in the audio that I hear in the headset.June 18, 2018Purchased
2 months agoReliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Not a good headsetDid not like at all. Very bulky headset and interface. Comm volumes are awful. Sent them back for refund. Will research zulu3 and Bose for my next purchaseMay 12, 2018Purchased
3 months agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoGood idea, but very poorly madeIt's a very good idea, and as other Lightspeedheadsets I used have been good products I really hoped this would be good.
BUT, it's VERY porly designed!! It feels lke a cheap Chines knckoff item. Both head set and control unit is very big.
Our headset broke after afew week of use, a cable on the head band broke. The chargeing port cover is terrible, it's impossible to get it to stay closed.
ANR function is ok, but the audio in it is very poor.
I would NOT buy this againNovember 6, 2017Bought the Tango to eliminate the hassle of cords. Found the addition of maintaining two sets of batteries equally as bothersome as dealing with cords, so it was a wash on that aspect. Didn't like the warbling sound created every time I turned
my head left or right. Not real intuitive to use.October 24, 2017Purchased
10 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBluetooth system not very intelligentwhen several tangos are connected, all appear with the same name on your cell phone (e.g. "lightspeed-V201"). So you never know which of the headsets connects when a call comes in.
I never found out if/how both, pilot/copilot, can answer a call or a call be transferred from copilot to pilot without changing the setup in flight.September 29, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesOn par with the bestVery light weight and the ear cup are cushy. It's not as "sleek" looking as the Bose A20, but the wireless feature more than makes up for it. Sounds quality was fine, as was pairing. They did add a small rubber flap door to charge the headset, making it very easy.August 30, 2017Durability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNot really happy with them.I have not used them but a few times. I am having trouble keeping the battery charged. The battery that you plug in dies in about an hour.July 22, 2017Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWireless Tango AwesomeThe Tango has met all of expectations Flew from southern to northern California last weekend in my Piper Sport, 565 Miles one way, great trip, nice and quiet all the way up and all the way back.July 17, 2017Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5New Technology Unknown ProblemsAwesome mic, Awesome Music Quality, nice ANR. I think that die to the new technology there are a few things that need to be overcome. One of those i noticed is, that when im wearing listening to music i can sometimes hear a high painful noise whistling in one of my ears until i move the headset. The other is that it turns itself off, when im in quiet environment and want to listen to music. As long as im wearing the headset the Blueooth shouldnt turn off. ( the headset+anr keeps working, but the base turns off) But in the environment it is made for it works just fine. (Turns only off during preflight:D)March 25, 2017
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Browse 18 questions Browse 18 questions and 17 answersI fly S76C++ and I own LS Zulo PFX but the ANR isn't too good. I want to change for something more comfortable/more silent and
I am in doubt between Bose A20 and LS Tango, which of these two has the best ANR Cancellation for Helicopter Noise?Lightspeed Tango Wireless HeadsetWhat is TSO?BEST ANSWER: TSO is a Technical Standard Order. It is standards for the material and construction of an item.Are they TSO'd?BEST ANSWER: No.Will the standard charger work with 240V socket?BEST ANSWER: The standard Charger is 110V. You would need a converter.can you over charge batterys ?BEST ANSWER: No, The charger has built-in overcharging protection.Is this airbus compatible?BEST ANSWER: The tango's connection is a twin plug, We do have a twin plug to airbus adapter.Warranty?BEST ANSWER: The Tango headset has a 5 year warranty.Do I have to buy a battery charger for my tango headset??BEST ANSWER: No, the battery charger is included.Does this product has warrantee?BEST ANSWER: The Tango headset has a 5 year warranty.Is the panel unit conducive to moving from aircraft to aircraft? The description seems to imply the panel unit needs to be permanently installed. Not very compatible with a CFI lifestyle.BEST ANSWER: The unit is like any other headset. It is connected to the intercom via the GA style plugs and is portable.What is the battery life?BEST ANSWER: Approximately 12 hoursWhat's a LEMO plug?BEST ANSWER: The LEMO plug is a six pin connector for the headset. It allows the headset's ANR to be powered via the ships power instead of batteries. This is the case for all but the Tango headset. The Tango because it is wireless still required the batteries on the headset. The box that connects to the panel would be powered by the ship's power.Does Lightspeed offer a CFI rebate like Bose does?Can you talk to another pilot in cockpit with same headset in aircraft not equiped with intercom?
MultipleBEST ANSWER: The Tango headset has a communication box that plug in just like a regular headset. You can use up to 6 Tango headsets together in the same aircraft but each must be plugged into the intercom.Since you need batteries in both sections, is there any real value for the LEMO plug?BEST ANSWER: Yes this comes in a LEMO plug. The headset would need the batteries but the control box would not.I thought that with one base unit, you could have up to 5 headsets connected. Maybe I misunderstood. Do you need to buy the base unit with each headset?BEST ANSWER: You can have multiple headsets in a single cockpit without interference, but you must have a single headset paired to a single panel unit.Is there a 12 volt charger available for the batteries??BEST ANSWER: There is not one included. I briefly looked on google for any, and there aren't 12V DC chargers market for it. However, the output of the wall charger that comes with it is 5V and 2.4A. 5V is pretty standard for USB and only a few cell phone chargers (one Samsung model that I know of) deviate from that. So what you can do is go to best buy or amazon and just buy a 12V DC cellphone charger that is 5V and 2.4A or less. The fewer amps, the slower it will charge and too low may not even charge them at all. Too many amps, and you can damage the batteries, so keep it below 2.4A. The one I have from best buy that I keep in my truck for my cellphone actually has two USB ports so I could charge both of the headset's batteries in the airplane with it. Its a pretty cheap solution if you ever need to charge them in the airplane.I have a Zulu 2 in like new condition. Is there a trade in program for the Tango?BEST ANSWER: Not at this time, but eBay has a pretty good market for used headsets.
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