David clark one-x anr vs Chinese anr headset

gyrojeffro

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I just scored a set of David clark one-x noise cancelling headsets that I will be comparing to a set of cadence Chinese anr headsets that I currently use. From what I understand Bose headsets are made in Mexico and only some models of lightspeed headsets are made in America. It seems everyone likes the Bose headsets the most! Is there a certain anr headset that cancels two stroke noise better than others?
 

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ANR GA headsets target frequency produced by GA engines like Lycoming etc. Rotax and 2 stroke work at double the RPMs via a geared engine. The engine noise is not taken away because it’s double the frequency though prop noise may be reduced. The rest of the reduction is best done via passive way. I don’t know any company whose ANR specifically targets the higher frequencies of high revving engines
 

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ANR GA headsets target frequency produced by GA engines like Lycoming etc. Rotax and 2 stroke work at double the RPMs via a geared engine. The engine noise is not taken away because it’s double the frequency though prop noise may be reduced. The rest of the reduction is best done via passive way. I don’t know any company whose ANR specifically targets the higher frequencies of high revving engines
Thanks for the quick reply. My current anr headset does elimentate alot of low frequency rumble and wind noise. The reason I chose a David clark is I heard they have the best passive noise cancelling which my current Chinese headset is very poor at.
 

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I've been using the DC H10-56HXP ENC headsets for many years. In addition to the ANR function (panel or battery powered as you wish), they have double-depth ear cups (compared to the typical DCs) with much more passive reduction than anything I've seen from Bose or Telex, and are ideal for noisy cockpits. Great warranty, easy parts replacement, and wonderful customer service in my experience.

By the way, Clark calls it "Electronic Noise Cancellation" (ENC) instead of Active Noise Reduction (ANR), but it's the same process of inverting repetitive noise signals and feeding it back in to null it out.
 
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I have a mosquito helicopter that is phenomenally noisy inside (and I prefer doors off which probably makes it worse). I tried some ANR headsets with no success.

I ended up going to a homemade headset. I used the best industrial earmuffs I could find (3M peltor X5A), and then use earplug speakers under them, and made up a mic boom for it. Its the first time I can actually hear other pilots and make out what they are saying. I have been told there are some better versions of the earplug idea specifically made for aviation that could make the setup better.

I was also wondering if there are noise cancelling earplug speakers, but one project at a time.

Gary
Mosquito XE285
 

gyrojeffro

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I have a mosquito helicopter that is phenomenally noisy inside (and I prefer doors off which probably makes it worse). I tried some ANR headsets with no success.

I ended up going to a homemade headset. I used the best industrial earmuffs I could find (3M peltor X5A), and then use earplug speakers under them, and made up a mic boom for it. Its the first time I can actually hear other pilots and make out what they are saying. I have been told there are some better versions of the earplug idea specifically made for aviation that could make the setup better.

I was also wondering if there are noise cancelling earplug speakers, but one project at a time.

Gary
Mosquito XE285
I insulated the cockpit of my plane with foam and lightweight carpet.


It's still noisy but probably no worse than a typical cessna 172 trainer.

I have used a set of noise cancelling earbuds underneath a set of 3m peltor hearing protectors before in my gyro and I believe it worked pretty good but you don't have radio comms
 
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