Light, Quiet and Sophisticated: Aero-TV Checks Out T...Aero-News Network
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How Come Something This Light and Small Work So Well???
For the last few weeks, you may have read us extolling the virtues of a headset that was the target of our first-ever News-Spy Award program... the TSO'd Clarity Aloft headset by Aloft Technologies. This didn't happen by accident... we were so impressed by eh diminutive dimensions and the outstanding performance that it seemed like a worthwhile award -- and it was -- just ask Sandi Shoffner, who won the first of our News-Spy contributor awards and is enjoying her new headset as we write this!
The newest TSO'd product by Aloft Technologies, the "Pro" version of the Clarity Aloft headset does what we thought wasn't going to be all that easy to do... improve on a great product. Redesigned and fully TSO approved, this headset combines the technical superiority of the original with even lighter materials (and how they do that without pumping it full of helium, we do not know... grin) and ergonomic design. To get right to the point, folks, this thing weighs an ounce and a half... and nothing that light (outside of a Florida borne mosquito) can possibly be all that uncomfortable. As a matter of fact, the thing we like best about these headsets is that once they're on, you really do forget they're there... which can make for an interesting exit if you don't think to remove when exiting your aircraft. Grin.
The secret to the noise attenuation properties of the headset is their employment of patented Comply Canal Tips, composed of soft viscoelastic foam, the same foam tips used in advanced hearing aids. More than simple earplugs, these foam tips provide full spectrum noise reduction: 35-45dB of attenuation. This advanced technology has been lab tested to prove that viscoelastic passive noise reduction (VPNR) is superior to active noise reduction (ANR), especially in the speech frequencies, precisely where clarity of sound and hearing protection is most needed for aviation communications.
The noise-canceling microphone used in the Clarity Aloft Headset is a high fidelity noise canceling Electret Condenser microphone with performance optimized for speech frequencies in extremely high noise environments. Stage performers and musicians use this same microphone because they must insist on the highest level of sound reproduction.
All in all, it's a light, useful, QUIET, comfortable, affordable and highly wearable headset... one of the best we've ever tried... but enough of the narrative... check out the Aero-TV product feature for yourself!
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