The New Generation Headsets

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For those in the market for the ultimate lightweight comfortable tried and true technology (it uses wires) headset, LightSPEED Aviation is offering up to 40dB of hearing protection in a unit roughly the size of a cell phone headset. Appropriately, the design includes inputs for cell phones and music devices, cast in a magnesium alloy belt-clip worn unit. If you practice the black magic wireless and would like to invite it into the cockpit, wireless communication ultra-lightweight in-ear headsets (also about the size of a cellphone headset) are on the market. For those seeking the ultimate in lightweight (and untethered) communication headgear, think Bluetooth. The new technology translates to wireless headsets available right now from both Peltor and Panther Electronics.