The first premium wireless aviation headset
For pilots looking to clean up cockpit clutter without sacrificing premium features and performance, the cable-free convenience of Tango is the answer. The first premium wireless aviation headset, Tango delivers outstanding noise cancellation and renowned Lightspeed comfort, in addition to full Bluetooth integration and a brilliantly conceived user interface.
Lightspeed Link. At the heart of Tango is Lightspeed Link. Developed by Lightspeed engineers to ensure the reliable communication pilots demand, Lightspeed Link is not Bluetooth or WiFi, but incorporates existing technologies chosen for both signal reliability and audio quality for the aviation environment. The Lightspeed Link connection is so robust, as many as six Tango headsets can be operated in the same aircraft, letting everyone onboard experience the true freedom of wireless flight.
Panel interface. The panel interface is the vital hub of the Lightspeed Link system, routing communication between the headset, the intercom, and auxiliary devices. Wrapped in an attractive and durable case, it houses the lower cable, which is adjustable to 31 inches. Weighing just under 9 ounces and with multiple mounting points, no upper cables, and critical controls located on the headset, the panel interface can be mounted conveniently and securely in any aircraft.
21st-century power. In yet another Lightspeed first, Tango is the first aviation headset powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, a power source trusted in countless critical applications. Lightspeed's rechargeable lithium-ion batteries deliver twelve hours of continuous operation while offering earth and wallet-friendly reusability in a compact size.
Battery Life. Tango offers a 12-hour battery life, with lithium ion rechargeable batteries in the left earcup and the back of the panel interface. In a thoughtful touch, these two batteries are interchangeable, so you don't have to worry about keeping them separate.
Charging. The Tango dual-port wall charger can quickly charge both the headset and panel interface batteries at the same time, providing 70% charge in less than an hour and a full charge in two hours. The batteries can also be charged while the headset is in use or easily replaced on the go. The batteries for the headset and panel interface are interchangeable, and spare batteries can be purchased separately.
Built-in redundancy. The panel interface also stores the backup cable, instantly available for uninterrupted communication, in the event the batteries become depleted.
Active Noise Reduction. Outstanding quiet Tango delivers the advanced noise cancellation you expect from Lightspeed.
Remarkable comfort. Tango features plush ear seals with large openings and nearly 10 square inches of surface area for a better seal and greater distribution of side pressure. Made in the USA.
What makes Lightspeed different?
Performance, value, support –– and choice
Performance. Lightspeed’s commitment to innovation and continuous personal engagement with customers are the drivers behind their industry-leading performance and a long list of industry firsts and Lightspeed exclusives. Famous for bringing new features to the aviation market, Lightspeed was the first aviation headset company to offer intercom priority, automatic ANR shut-off and integrated Bluetooth cell phone and music. Their innovation continues today, with a host of features exclusive to Lightspeed headsets. A wireless headset, a firmware-upgradeable headset and app integration with a headset are just a few of the exclusive features you will find only in Lightspeed headsets.
Value. Dollar for dollar, Lightspeed products offer higher performance and more features than any other headset on the market. Your investment in a Lightspeed product yields returns that will exceed your expectations.
Support. Lightspeed’s customer support goes beyond response times and customer-oriented solutions. It also means engaging with thousands of customers every year –– in person –– to understand how and why they fly and doing their part to help the aviation community thrive.
Choice. Lightspeed understands every pilot, plane, and mission is different and offers a full line of premium headsets so pilots may choose which suits them best.
"One of the most popular questions that we used to get was, "When will there be a good wireless headset?" Finally, we can say that the Lightspeed has done it. The Lightspeed Tango headset is a great quality ANR headset with all the premium features you'd expect PLUS wireless technology. We love that it's the familiar Sierra style platform for comfort but adds all the best features pilots want without cables."
Plus: No Wires!
Plus: Ships pre-paired with control hub so it's simple and easy to use
Plus: ANR, cell phone interface, and Bluetooth music
Minus: You have to charge two more batteries before flying
- Mark Wiesenhahn
Vice President Business Relations, Sporty's
Sporty's Test Flight Guarantee
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.
Lightspeed Trade Up Program
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Which cable do I need?
Most headsets come in multiple cable configurations. Choosing the right one is pretty easy, it just depends on what type of aircraft you fly:
- Battery powered, twin plugs - this is by far the most common style, with separate microphone and headphone plugs (so-called PJ plugs). Almost every airplane ever built has these two plugs in the panel, so these headsets are universal. The only downside is that, for ANR headsets, you will need to use batteries to power the headset.
- Aircraft powered, 6-pin plug - the second most popular style, sometimes called the "LEMO plug," requires no batteries since it is powered by the panel. This is convenient, but it does require the 6-pin plug to be installed in the panel. While many newer airplanes come with this option, most older airplanes do not. For these applications, you'll need to have your avionics shop wire in the plug - not a big job, but not something pilots can do on their own.
- Helicopter plug - helicopters use a single, shorter plug (that is not compatible with airplanes). This is not like the 6-pin plug above, however, since an ANR helicopter headset will still need batteries. The only confusing part is that some helicopters also have a 6-pin (or LEMO) plug. In these helicopters, there are two different single plug connections.
When in doubt, we recommend buying the battery powered, twin plug model. This is the most universal option, and will work in almost any airplane. If you have a 6-pin plug in your airplane or you plan to install one, the aircraft powered model is a nice option.
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