4.8 / 5.055 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (44)No (2)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSeptember 6, 2018Purchased
3 months agoGreat new model Lightspeed ZuluReally like them, very comfortable. They’re my first pair of NC to own so I can’t directly compare to Bose or David Clark which I almost bought. They don’t crunch the top of your head where so many press and the ears are very comfortable, even with earrings. I’m not sure if maybe they could fit a little more tightly-can’t imagine saying that! They don’t slide but they’re so comfy I wonder if they should be tighter. Also love the new braided cord, it works so well, no tangles.August 28, 2018Purchased
1 month agoBose is a little betterOverall, it is not as good as the Bose A20. The Zulu is as comfortable as the bows, but the noise canceling feature does not work as well, and the microphone does not reach as far around in the front row. However, it is nice to be able to adjust the sensitivity of the microphone on the Zulu.August 22, 2018Purchased
1 month agoSatisfiedAs advertised. Fit well; lightweight; and mostly quiet.August 4, 2018Purchased
2 months agoVery well made.Very good headset. Very comfortable and the noise cancelling is excellent.August 4, 2018Purchased
2 months agoGreat headset - great service!Our 2nd Zulu 3 and it’s as good or better than the first one. This one replaced a Sierra my right-seat was wearing and she’s very pleased. The buying and shipping was typical Sporty’s quality. Thanks to Sporty’s and Lightspeed.July 30, 2018Purchased
2 months agoNice workService was quick and professional.July 23, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood so farI've used this a few times now. It's comfortable over glasses, and sound quality is good. I haven't used the bluetooth feature. It does come with a cord clip to keep the cord and controller from dragging the left earpiece down.July 22, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat value - hard to beatI tried on the others but they were too small to fit entirely over my ears. Even my ubiquitous DC DNR doesn't cover my ear completely. The Zulu 3 is supremely comfortable and unbelievably quite when the DNR is engaged. And the BlueTooth lets me hear the alerts and warnings that my iPad/ForeFlight produces. It has a mic gain setting to match it to your airplane/intercom/radio, etc.
Super comfy, great audio, the only negative is that the mic boom seems a little flimsy, but then it's the same on all the leading headsets. I will be buying another for my right seat!!July 15, 2018Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAwesome!Great headset will purchase another for my plane.July 15, 2018Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 16 questions Browse 16 questions and 19 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.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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