Sigtronics S-AR ANR Headset

$494.00


We couldn't wait to fly with this headset and it didn't let us down. Sigtronics developed this stereo, active noise reduction headset to their high standards for comfort and noise cancelling. The headset has thick, soft gel earseals and headpad that keep head tension low and sound suppression high. The active noise cancelling system adds an additional 16-18 dB of noise reduction. The S-AR has another great feature - it's very reasonably priced. Operates on one 9 volt bat...Read more

We couldn't wait to fly with this headset and it didn't let us down. Sigtronics developed this stereo, active noise reduction headset to their high standards for comfort and noise cancelling. The headset has thick, soft gel earseals and headpad that keep head tension low and sound suppression high. The active noise cancelling system adds an additional 16-18 dB of noise reduction. The S-AR has another great feature - it's very reasonably priced. Operates on one 9 volt battery (included), has fully articulating electret boom mike, and dual volume controls. Passive NRR 24dB, 17 oz. stereo. Three year warranty. Made in USA.

Doug Ranly

Catalog Manager—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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Reviews
4.5 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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Durability
4.9 / 5
Reliability
4.7 / 5
Performance
4.8 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.8 / 5
Value
4.7 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (5)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
A good ANR for the price
Overall I'd give it a 3.8/5
There are a few big negatives that keep it from a 4/5

Bought this headset because I wanted ANR but didn't have a huge budget. Overall it is a good product, but not high end. It is better than a passive headset, but obviously not as good as a Bose or Lightspeed. You get what you pay for.

Pros:
-More comfortable than a passive headset
-Decent audio quality
-Battery life. the 9V usually lasts me around 40 hours

Cons:
-There is a very loud and uncomfortable rumble when ANR is on at low/idle RPM. I usually keep ANR off until takeoff.
-Doesn't work the best with very loud aircraft; the 172P/N and 152s aren't as quiet, and it is harder to hear in those planes. In a 172R it is easier.
-No battery health indication. Just shuts off. Be sure to bring a spare 9V in your headset bag just in case.
October 8, 2019
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Sigtronics S-AR ANR Headset really does the job! The jell packs are very effective for comfort and blocking out noise but the ANR is amazing! Flip the switch and already reduced noise level drops to almost silence!! Incoming voices become crystal clear! A great headset at a reasonable price!
July 30, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great ANR Headset
I’ve only just started using it, but so far it is great. Very comfortable and makes a big difference when the ANR is switched on inside my Mooney M20C cockpit. I’d say it’s a pretty good value for the price.
April 22, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Very good
Just used it for the first time today and it was great. Very comfortable for a 2 hour cross country, feels like I could wear it all day. The active noise reduction makes a night and day difference when it comes to muffling the engine noise. When I tried the active noise reduction while at home it seemed to make an irritating low bass sound if I had my glasses on. This stopped if I positioned my glasses just right but I didn’t not notice this sound at all while I was actually in the air. Over all I am very happy with this purchase and I would recommend it.
April 2, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Pay a Little More
Not often would I say pay a little more if it did not warrant it but this is a case in which it does. I have Bose A20 headsets for my own personal use and I love them. They're light, comfortable and have great sound quality. My fiancee is a frequent flyer with me and I figured I would get her a headset. She remarked "I don't need anything fancy like yours, get those nice looking blue ones." First flight she walked away with the biggest headache ever as the pressure from these sets really agitated her. The noise cancelling was okay but the audio was often low and the microphone could stand to be a bit longer so it reached directly in front of her mouth. It also did not help that the one I received was faulty and had no audio in the right earphone. We returned these and paid a little more for the Lightspeed Sierras. She now walks away from flights headache free and quiet pleased that most of what she hears is just me and ATC. I'm sure Sig would have fixed these headsets but honestly for the price I did not feel they were that great. I tried them myself and also was not pleased with the comfort or oddly dangling ANR box on the side. Save a paycheck or two more and get Lightspeed or even Bose.
September 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.
Really love the ability to adjust volume in either ear independently.
April 21, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Good Value
I purchased this headset because I couldn't afford spending hundreds more for a more popular brand. So far, I'm not disappointed. I've only used the headset one time, but the noise reduction was great, the sound was clear, and the headset was comfortable on a cross-country flight. Not only that, the color of the headset matches my airplane. I'm pleased with this purchase.
December 4, 2016
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: The Headset is very comfortable, even on long flights. The gel earseals work very well to block general noise, but with the ANR turned on the headset is outstanding. Cons: None Yet... I should have bought this product sooner.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Pros: Headset does great at reducing cockpit noise and microphone picks up my voice very well. Cons: Wind still causes distortion even with the microphone windscreen on. Took quite a bit of tweaking with the volume controls on the headset and on the plane to get the sound right. Instruction manual recommends turning the volume on the headset all the way up which is far too loud. I actually use mine on the minimum setting and still hear quite well. Once you get everything set right it's a great headset at a great value. I'm really pleased with the noise reduction and look forward to taking it on many flights to come.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Very nice headset with anl for a fair price. Very quite and comfortible. 9 volt battery last a good while.... Cons: No click stops on the volume knobs...
December 31, 2014
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