...Inside And Out
Convenience always comes at a price but, for the Panther models anyway (Peltor's Web site doesn't list prices), the cost is in line with many other top-of-the-line headsets, ranging from $464 to $777. Panther's earpiece can also be used with cellphones while Peltor says its device works up to 50 feet from the adapter/transmitter, meaning you can start monitoring traffic or get the ATIS before strapping in ... so long as the radio is on. Both manufacturers claim crystal-clear reception and transmission. The companies say their wireless headsets are compatible with a wide range of radio models (read: check their compatibility lists).