4.8 / 5.0106 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (90)No (5)Durability3 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesVS BoseYou're saying to yourself for another couple of hundred bucks I can get the top of the line Bose, but don't do it. I've spent time wearing both, and can't tell the difference. The warranty is there, the cable will clearly last a long time, the quality is great, the pads and way it fits is great, etc. Bose makes good stuff, but save the little extra money and buy some aviation fuel. Also, if you're learning to fly go ahead and get a nice headset like these. You'll thank yourself the first time you wear them. Trust me.February 13, 2020Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?Yeswork as expectedHave only used them once so far, but seem to work great and as expected. Price is fair, with very good warranty. Hope to get many years of use out of them, hopefully without testing the warranty policy.February 2, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWorth It!My first headset was a hand-me-down. It didn't have volume control and the mouth piece was held together with ductape! I have had a picture of the LightSpeed Zulu 3 hanging on my fridge for the past year as a daily reminder of my goals. I promised myself that I would invest in one after my instrument checkride. I was a little hesitant even after that, since it is quite a bit of money to pay outright..... then two weeks ago I received an email that Sportys was offering 6 months interest free PayPal Credit with all headset purchases. Sold! I love everything about it! The sound is phenomenal. I have yet to test out the bluetooth capabilities, but I'm sure I will not be disappointed. Thanks for offering the option for monthly payments with PayPal! I'll actually have a quality headset for my commercial checkride!Added Jan 23, 2020January 23, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesCompfort and performanceAlthough it is hard to justify the cost the performance, comfort and overall quality of the Zulu 3 is worth every dollar. I would highly recommend this headset for anyone willing to invest in a quality ANR headset.December 31, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat headset, very comfortable, and clear audio.December 19, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesMust have for GABought these while working on my PPL. Can not imagine flying a piston or turbo prop without ANR ever again. ATC becomes so crystal clear that you will not regret having spent the money.December 18, 2019Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLightspeed Zulu 3 Headsets.The noise cancelling feature works great and makes it easier to hear ATC and other radio calls. The Blue tooth feature is nice also so one can make calls via cellular while on the ground.December 12, 2019Purchased
8 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood but Mic is not reversible.Good headset, but.. The microphone cannot be swapped to the right side, it is left side only. The cord also tangles easily and the control is overly large. Very comfortable, and ANR works great. I would say they are more comfortable than the Bose for me, but not being able to swap the mic to the other side was a deal breaker.December 4, 2019Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSerious PilotI guess one of the things you do when you become a Serious Pilot is spring for a really good headset. All of the reviews and comments I've read about the Zulu 3 lead me to purchase one - I am not disappointed!December 3, 2019Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesComparable with my BOSE A-20I bought two BOSE A-20 for my Cirrus SR-20 and used them for my wife and I who fly regularly. I wanted a good quality ANR headset for adult passengers who fly with me and decided to try the Zulu 3. I bought two of them for the backseat passengers. I actually flew two flights using the ZULU 3 and as couldn't tell much difference. Maybe not quite as quiet as the Bose, but seriously, you can't really tell the difference after a few minutes.
The only issue I had was that the comms in my Cirrus are stereo and unless you reset the dip switch from mono to stereo they don't work. Lightspeed customer service and Sporty's both helped me out quickly with that issue and now they work fine. Also, had LEMO plugs and with the comms on a Cirrus, the headset doesn't need a battery, which is nice.
If you are looking for a less expensive option to the Bose A-20 with similar performance. Zulu 3 is an excellent choice.December 2, 2019Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 20 questions Browse 20 questions and 23 answersAre there adapters available to allow use of the panel powered version in an aircraft without panel power jacks? I move between aircraft a lot and not all have the panel power jack. Does the panel power version of the headset still have a battery box to power the ANR if an adapter is used?Do you do trade ups?BEST ANSWER: Yes, We do offer trade ups.Can the clamping force be adjusted on the Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset? I have a problem when my temples gets squeezed to hard.BEST ANSWER: The clamping force is adjustable. Please contact Sportys and we can explain how to adjust the clamping force.Is a DC H-10 80 eligible for the rebate?BEST ANSWER: Yes, providing that it is in working condition.is there any ATC speech to text anywhere?BEST ANSWER: No.With my phone connected via Bluetooth, am I able to recieve and make phone calls thrgh my headset? Provided I’m on the ground with reception?BEST ANSWER: Yes.My wife bought me a Zulu 3 back in early November for my birthday. I'd like to buy her one now for Christmas. Can I get the $150 rebate under these circumstances ?BEST ANSWER: Please send proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org We should be able to.The friction on my mic boom has weakened over the last year, and falls below my mouth after 20 minutes of flight. Is there a way to adjust the boom friction?BEST ANSWER: Please contact Lightspeed support at 1.800.332.2421. I did not see anything in the manual that spoke about adjusting the boom friction.What is the decibel rating on the ANR and Passive?BEST ANSWER: Passive headset usually reduces the DB by 23-25 DB. The ANR headset does not list a DB rating.Will Foreflight audio warnings come though the headset via Bluetooth also?BEST ANSWER: Yes, I use the feature with my Zulu 2 headset.Is this headset TSO certified?BEST ANSWER: No, this headset is not TSO certified.If it runs out of battery inflight (let's say I don't have any spare battery) can the Zulu 3 still transmit and receive communications?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will still transmit and receive. The ANR will not function without the battery so the headset becomes passive.I like having my mic boom coming from the right side, can I use it on the right???BEST ANSWER: No the mic can only be used on the leftThese are helicopter compatible correct?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the headset can be ordered with a helicopter connection.Are the Pioneer earbuds only good for apple products or can they work with Android?BEST ANSWER: The ear buds are for Apple products. They connect via the lightning connector.Can more than 1 bluetooth device be connected at the same time, like a cell phone for music and a tablet?BEST ANSWER: Only 1 bluetooth device may be connected at a time.Does the helicopter cord include the battery box or not?BEST ANSWER: Yes it has a battery box.If I buy the headset in the US, will it still be covered by the 7 years warranty in Europe?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you would have to send it to the European repair center it to the US for warranty coverage.My airline uses a 5-pin XLR plug with company supplied telex headset. I currently use a Bose QC25 headset at cruise alt on 777. Is there an adapter plug or XLR 5-pin plug that i can connect to my Bose headset. Or does the Zulu 3 headset have a headset cable to use so I can plug in to the XLR 5-pin jack on my 777 ? Thanks for your help.BEST ANSWER: We do carry a GA (twin plug to XLR) adapter. The Item number is 6529ADoes the headset stop working if the 9 volt dies or just the ANR stops (headseat continues to function)?BEST ANSWER: The batteries operate the ANR. If the batteries stop working then the headset reverts to a passive headset.
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