Clarity Aloft Headset

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$525.00

This in-the-ear headset brings passive noise cancellation to a whole new level. Patented Comply™ Canal Tip ear plugs provide the highest level of sound protection by preventing sound from entering the ear canal. Tiny speakers and electret microphone give great sound clarity while keeping the weight at a minimum. At only 1.5 oz., this headset is perfect for long cross country flights. Standard twin plugs (PJ plugs) fit most GA airplanes. 



Features:

• Lightweight

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This in-the-ear headset brings passive noise cancellation to a whole new level. Patented Comply™ Canal Tip ear plugs provide the highest level of sound protection by preventing sound from entering the ear canal. Tiny speakers and electret microphone give great sound clarity while keeping the weight at a minimum. At only 1.5 oz., this headset is perfect for long cross country flights. Standard twin plugs (PJ plugs) fit most GA airplanes. 


Features:
• Lightweight
• Replaceable foam ear plugs
• Music Input
• Provides over 29.5 dB of noise attenuation
• Three-year warranty

Includes carrying case, 6 pair of medium comply canal tips, and lapel clip.


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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.

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Would You Recommend?
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Lightweight and quiet
This is quieter than my Bose a20. It fits nicely under my flight helmet. Strongly recommend that any pilot check this out . With out the helmet it is like you have no headset on at all. Extremely light and no head in a vice.
July 26, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Absolutely amazing
First time I used this headset was a 2.5 hour flight. Turbulence the whole way but it stayed put. Almost forgot I was wearing it. No issues with sunglasses. No sweat or headache from ear muffs Engine and cabin noise were lower than with my old set. Takes a little practice to squeeze ear plugs without unscrewing them.
June 18, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Very Quiet
I own a couple Zulu headsets, but fly with the doors of my Legend Cub open quite often and these are perfect for windy cockpits.

The passive noise cancelling is nearly equal to the Zulus. It changes the sound of the engine to a low muffle. I had a difficult time at first getting used to not being able to detect the RPM. The Zulus allow that frequency to come in, while the Clarity makes it just a low monotone.

They are very comfortable. It takes a couple minutes for them to completely seal out the sound, but after about 5 minutes you don't even know you are wearing them. Unlike the heavy Zulus these are incredibly light on your head. Perfect for extended wear.

I found the microphone to be quite clear. It is probably the best aviation microphone I have used.

Highly recommended.
February 10, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Did not work for me
Looks light and amazing, until I used it and I became became very disappointed. I could not position the mic properly in front of my month, the ear set would come off my ear anytime I would move the mic or bump into the wire. I had to constantly be squeezing the ear piece to place back into place while flying the plane. It was a full task for me to use it and frustrating. I just sent back and requested my money.
January 29, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Only 1 Complaint
I've been flying with this headset for about 7 months now in Cessna and Diamond aircraft. I love it! Its light, and it doesn't give me a headache like most headsets. The south quality is good through the microphone and through the ear pieces. My only complaint would be noise cancelation. I never expected it to be great due to the type of headset but its really marginal. The better your ear tips fit the better the noise cancelation. It works. It could be a lot better. Other than that this headset is about perfect!
September 26, 2018
Would You Recommend?
Yes
This is my 3rd. Favorite headset on the market. Use in Jet, Turbo Prop, and Cirrus. Quiet and comfort second to none.Wish the quality and customer service were better.
September 6, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
I like it
Works well. The standard ear tips work well for my ears. I also own a Quiet Technologies lightweight headset and--so far--I think I prefer the Clarity Aloft.I took away 1 star because I think the volume control box could be smaller and less clunky in general. If it's going to be that big, it should have Bluetooth connectivity and a battery. It seems very 2005.I can't give any long term feedback at this point because I've only owned the headset for a couple of weeks. I maintain my belief that the replacement tips are very overpriced. They can't cost more than pennies to produce yet they sell for $3-ish per pair. Of course this isn't significant if you're playing in aviation, but it just bugs me to feel like I'm being gouged. Same reason I won't pay $4 for a cup of coffee!
August 12, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Fantastic headset
July 31, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great headset
This is a great headset and I'm very pleased with my purchase. I've used them for about 3 flights now and I can say they're very comfortable and earbuds provide a good noise canceling. My only "complaint" is if and when the wire gets caught in something and pulls the headset it is very uncomfortable, also the mic is very sensitive and pics up everything. Aside from that, I'd recommend them if you can afford them.
July 30, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great Headset
I've been a private pilot for 2 years. I've used ANR headsets since I have been flying. While working on my IFR certification one of my biggest problems was communications. Since I purchased The Clairty Aloft headset I could copy ATC much better! Light weight, comfortable,noise reduction, in my opinion, better than ANR. Will not return to head clamp type headsets. Also Foggles and hoods are much easier to work with.
July 17, 2018
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How does the noise reduction compare to Bose?
A shopper on Oct 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a tricky question to answer because the headsets manage noise differently. The dense foam tips in the Clarity Aloft headset cancel outside noise by created an effective barrier in the ear canal. The Bose headset uses noise dampening from the ear cups plus active noise reduction technology to neutralize certain sound frequencies. I have limited time testing the Bose ANR headsets but I own a Sennheiser ANR headset and I've tested the new AKG product.
I fly a Piper Comanche 260. It's a pretty loud cockpit. Engine noise is more prominent with the Clarity Aloft product but I do not find it annoying or fatiguing. In fact, because the headset does not neutralize the sound waves, rather it just reduces the volume, I am better able to discern small changes in engine noise. I feel more in-tune with what's going on. I also like the freedom from bulky ear cups. No fussing putting on or adjusting glasses and foggles. No sweaty ears on summer days. The weight is practically zero.
Cons: Playing music on a high quality headset will obviously sound better. These are, after all, just fancy earbuds. I have no idea how durable these will be long term but the build quality seems pretty good. Sometimes I get a little pressure sensitivity around the front of the ear on the mic side from the support wire but it tends to abate on its own. Then again, I've never been completely comfortable with the clamping force of any headset either so this is one trade-off for another.
Best I can say is order them and give them a good workout before the end of the return period. They're so simple in design that it's hard to justify the price at first but everything general aviation is expensive. The ear bud wires and housing could be more substantial to limit the risk of snapping due to getting caught on something, so they should be stored in the case when not in use. Aside from that I like them just fine.
Can molded ear plugs be used in place of the foam ear plugs?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The ear plugs which come with the headset have a hole through the middle and screw onto the headset. If your molded ear plugs fit that, they might work.
How do these work with sunglasses?
Andrew V on Sep 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is an amazing product, nothing is lighter, nothing is quieter. Make sure you use the proper ear plug. Too small and you better have a pair of tweezers nearby and a careful friend to extract them. The screw / thread is weak and it will not usually allow you to just pull them out. Big ear plug is easier to extract. Fits very well under a flight helmet.
Do all the headset components stay in place during Aerobatics (Lots of wide angle head movement about all axis and +- G are why I ask)? .
A shopper on Dec 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes this headset stays in place very well for aerobatics both positive and negative. Also comfortable with sunglasses on as well. Use the provided cord clip to your harness or shirt and you shouldn’t have any issues. For some people they need the tightening strap that clarity sells but I haven’t needed it. +8/-5 and haven’t lost it yet.
What is TSOd?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Stands for Technical Standard Order. It is the specifics of what the item is made of and how it is made.
Do they come with the case?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes the bag is included.
Can the boom mic be used from either the left or right side?
A shopper on Feb 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No the mic is only on one side.
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