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Telex Stratus 50D Digital ANR Headset

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No other headset can match the Stratus 50 Digital for hearing protection. That's because only the Stratus 50 Digital features SmartSense(TM), a patented active noise reduction technology based on digital signal processing (DSP), to produce an incredible 50 dB of total noise protection!

The world's only "smart" headset"
SmartSense DSP technology targets low frequency and tonal noise that conventional ANR can't block. These are the frequencies that cause the most hearing damage. SmartSense continuously samples the cockpit, then learns and adjusts the headset to the unique noise signature of your aircraft. No other headset eliminates more damaging noise than the Stratus 50 Digital.

The Stratus 50 Digital also offers a powerful combination of comfort, convenience and performance features.

Create a comfortable, customized fit
Telex's patented ComfortCam(TM) system allows you to fine tune headband tension to eliminate clamping. Comfort is enhanced by a unique headband construction that distributes weight evenly for a perfect fit, plus thick foam headband pads and newly redesigned, more comfortable ear cushions.

Our smart headset just got smarter
Ear cup speakers and an electret microphone help eliminate incidental noise and a new, high-efficiency boom microphone helps conserve battery power. The Stratus 50 Digital also features Telex's innovative cell phone/MP3 adapter which allows you to attach both your cell phone and MP3 player at the same time - no more switching cords! Plus you can mute both at a flick of a switch.

Total Noise Reduction
50 dB ANR protection. The most protection you can buy!

Exclusive Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Technology
Patented SmartSense digital ANR technology cancels harmful frequencies other headsets can't handle. SmartSense learns from its environment, adjusting and canceling the harmful noises unique to your airplane. Because SmartSense looks for patterns of noise to block—such as repetitive engine or recurring wind sounds—you will always hear unusual noises that signal changes in the aircraft or environment. Traditional ANR muffles all sound—while digital cancels repetitive sounds.

Customize Your Headset for a Comfortable Fit
Telex's patented ComfortCam(TM) system allows you to adjust your headset for a custom fit. ComfortCam eliminates clamping—no matter how long you wear the headset.

Cell Phone/Audio Adaptor
Unique dual cell phone/audio device interface allows you to plug in both a cell phone and music device without switching cords. Both devices can be muted with one switch.

Advanced Microphone Technology
Telex invented the noise-canceling microphone for use in World War II combat. Telex supplied microphones for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs and became the first aviation microphone to land on the moon. The heritage continues. The Stratus 50 Digital features a high-quality, noise-canceling electret microphone to ensure the clearest possible transmission.

Low Profile, Adjustable Headband
Low profile headband provides even distribution of weight without pressure points. Adjustment sliders allow you to select a custom fit while plush, soft headband cushion eliminates hot spots.

Impact-resistant Headband Design
The Stratus 50 Digital utilizes an impact-resistant headband design with stainless steel reinforced stress points to increase durability and distribute weight evenly.

Seal Out Sound. Seal In Comfort.
New heat-sensitive, slow-recovery foam earpiece cushions form a secure, but comfortable fit — even around sunglasses. Cushions have the luxurious feel of lambskin leather but repel moisture and oils—and are simple to clean.

Total Control Means Superior Sound
Dual volume with stereo and mono to ensure the best possible radio signal.

Boom Microphone
Flexible boom microphone converts to left or right side orientation and stays put after it is positioned.

Choose Your Power Source
Runs off four AA batteries or aircraft panel power with adapter (included).

Auto Shut-off
Headset powers down when not in use to conserve batteries.

Flight Bag
Stylish, durable flight bag protects your investment.

Weight
18 oz./510 grams
5-Year Warranty

3 Year Warranty

OPTIONAL:  Enable wireless streaming Bluetooth music and/or cell phone to this headset with our Bluetooth Aviation Headset Streamer.

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Telex Stratus 50D Digital ANR Headset

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Telex Stratus 50D Digital ANR Headset Overview:

No other headset can match the Stratus 50 Digital for hearing protection. That's because only the Stratus 50 Digital features SmartSense(TM), a patented active noise reduction technology based on digital signal processing (DSP), to produce an incredible 50 dB of total noise protection!

The world's only "smart" headset"
SmartSense DSP technology targets low frequency and tonal noise that conventional ANR can't block. These are the frequencies that cause the most hearing damage. SmartSense continuously samples the cockpit, then learns and adjusts the headset to the unique noise signature of your aircraft. No other headset eliminates more damaging noise than the Stratus 50 Digital.

The Stratus 50 Digital also offers a powerful combination of comfort, convenience and performance features.

Create a comfortable, customized fit
Telex's patented ComfortCam(TM) system allows you to fine tune headband tension to eliminate clamping. Comfort is enhanced by a unique headband construction that distributes weight evenly for a perfect fit, plus thick foam headband pads and newly redesigned, more comfortable ear cushions.

Our smart headset just got smarter
Ear cup speakers and an electret microphone help eliminate incidental noise and a new, high-efficiency boom microphone helps conserve battery power. The Stratus 50 Digital also features Telex's innovative cell phone/MP3 adapter which allows you to attach both your cell phone and MP3 player at the same time - no more switching cords! Plus you can mute both at a flick of a switch.

Total Noise Reduction
50 dB ANR protection. The most protection you can buy!

Exclusive Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Technology
Patented SmartSense digital ANR technology cancels harmful frequencies other headsets can't handle. SmartSense learns from its environment, adjusting and canceling the harmful noises unique to your airplane. Because SmartSense looks for patterns of noise to block—such as repetitive engine or recurring wind sounds—you will always hear unusual noises that signal changes in the aircraft or environment. Traditional ANR muffles all sound—while digital cancels repetitive sounds.

Customize Your Headset for a Comfortable Fit
Telex's patented ComfortCam(TM) system allows you to adjust your headset for a custom fit. ComfortCam eliminates clamping—no matter how long you wear the headset.

Cell Phone/Audio Adaptor
Unique dual cell phone/audio device interface allows you to plug in both a cell phone and music device without switching cords. Both devices can be muted with one switch.

Advanced Microphone Technology
Telex invented the noise-canceling microphone for use in World War II combat. Telex supplied microphones for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs and became the first aviation microphone to land on the moon. The heritage continues. The Stratus 50 Digital features a high-quality, noise-canceling electret microphone to ensure the clearest possible transmission.

Low Profile, Adjustable Headband
Low profile headband provides even distribution of weight without pressure points. Adjustment sliders allow you to select a custom fit while plush, soft headband cushion eliminates hot spots.

Impact-resistant Headband Design
The Stratus 50 Digital utilizes an impact-resistant headband design with stainless steel reinforced stress points to increase durability and distribute weight evenly.

Seal Out Sound. Seal In Comfort.
New heat-sensitive, slow-recovery foam earpiece cushions form a secure, but comfortable fit — even around sunglasses. Cushions have the luxurious feel of lambskin leather but repel moisture and oils—and are simple to clean.

Total Control Means Superior Sound
Dual volume with stereo and mono to ensure the best possible radio signal.

Boom Microphone
Flexible boom microphone converts to left or right side orientation and stays put after it is positioned.

Choose Your Power Source
Runs off four AA batteries or aircraft panel power with adapter (included).

Auto Shut-off
Headset powers down when not in use to conserve batteries.

Flight Bag
Stylish, durable flight bag protects your investment.

Weight
18 oz./510 grams
5-Year Warranty

3 Year Warranty

OPTIONAL:  Enable wireless streaming Bluetooth music and/or cell phone to this headset with our Bluetooth Aviation Headset Streamer.

 

15 CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • Telex Stratus 50D Digital ANR Headset

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Mixed Review - Tech Support Is Poor

  • By John in Nebraska from Auburn, NE on Saturday, May 02, 2015
  • Pros: I like everything about the headset and the music in feature.
  • Review: I bought the Stratus 50-D 4 years ago used, don't know true age. I like the fit. I fly about 150 hours per year. The ANR works great. The passive noise reduction (when ANR batteries are dead) is good too. A year ago the Telex ear cup foam pads started dropping black flakes on my shoulders and the cord began to feel tacky or gummy. Telex support would not sell replacement ear pads, but a $250 flat rate "overhaul" was available and would provide new cord, ear pads, and head pad. The new cord had 2.5mm TRS cell phone jack and 3.5mm TRS music in jack which the old cord lacked. Yay... an upgrade!!!

    The 3.5mm TRS music in jack works great. The 2.5mm TRS cell phone jack seems useless since my iPhone (and nearly all popular cell phones) use a TRRS jack/plug.

    I emailed Telex tech support (twice) and got this legal statement...

    [The Telex cell phone / audio interface has been designed to function with the widest array of cellular telephones and portable audio devices. There are cell phones and audio devices on the market not designed to industry physical and electrical standards. These devices are not guaranteed to function properly with the headset. Best functionality results will only happen in aircraft use with the proper cording. We do not have a list of compatible phones. The headset is primarily made for aviation use, other jacks are a courtesy. Various cellular jacks may not be designed to industry physical and electrical standards.]

    and this totally bogus tech info... [for adapters made to Industry standards; the tip of the plug is the positive (+) side of the circuit. The "Ring", conductive ring right behind the tip of the plug is the negative (-) side of the circuit. Right behind the ring is the "Sleeve" which is the ground connection.]

Poor Quality for the price

  • By Caravan pilot from Las Vegas NV on Thursday, April 02, 2015
  • Pros: Very comfortable
  • Review: I purchased this headset new. I fly 4 days a week about 350hrs a year. The headset failed in the first 4 months of use. Sent it in for warranty repair only to have it fail again 5 months later. The headset has failed every year since then for the past 5 years. Battery box will crack. Battery life very poor for a headset that uses 4 batteries. I never really felt that the ANR worked properly as each ear cup would fail periodically. Popping noises, as the ANR would loose its signal.

I won't buy a Telex again

  • By Dan from Brookings, SD on Saturday, June 28, 2014
  • Pros: When the noise canceling works, it does its job.
  • Review: I have had this headset for almost five years, which is the warranty period, and it has broken 4 times. I've sent it back under warranty twice, and am getting ready to send it back a third time because two things have gone wrong recently. The main problem is the noise canceling fails. When it does, it sounds like it is sparking inside the ear piece and it pops VERY LOUDLY. I have been wearing it with the failing ear cup off of my ear, because that side does the loud popping. It also sounds like something is loose inside the ear cup so any small movement of your head cause the sparking and popping. Another problem is the entire ear piece detached from the headband. The only thing holding it on is the thin metal at the top of the ear piece, and it seems that it was just press fit onto the headband. That small connection broke. I treat my headset well, because it was expensive. I always put it in a headset bag, I unplug it by grasping the plugs (not just pulling on the cord), and I be careful with it. A headset as expensive as this ($850 when I got it) should not fail.

  • By Lucius from Seneca SC USA on Saturday, January 19, 2013
  • Pros: noise reduction
  • Review: five star, especially on noise reduction

  • By Greg from Bella Vista, AR on Saturday, January 28, 2012
  • Pros:
  • Review: Good sound - but a bit bulky and heavy.

Good, except wearable parts

  • By Kyle from Ontario, Canada on Monday, June 06, 2011
  • Pros: Good noise cancelling and hearing protection
  • Review: The headset itself works great. It is big and heavy by comparrison, but it has PNR which is nice. Batteries only seem to last about 20 hours and in 3 years I've gone through 3 sets of ear cushions and 2 headbands - both ripped along seams. Found no support from the company about this, was basically told tough luck not our problem.

Telex Stratus 50 Digital Headset

  • By douglas from o fallon IL USA on Tuesday, August 18, 2009
  • Pros: The Best noise reduction microphone
  • Review: I fly a high noise Rans S-12XL with a Rotax 618 screamer engine. No other headset has allowed me to be heard when I transmit. Notice, that was ME being heard by other aircraft and tower over my engine noise. Well worth the money!

Mixed Review - Tech Support Is Poor

  • By John in Nebraska from Auburn, NE on Saturday, May 02, 2015
  • Pros: I like everything about the headset and the music in feature.
  • Cons: The cell phone jack feature is not compatible with iPhone. Tech support is a joke.
  • Review: I bought the Stratus 50-D 4 years ago used, don't know true age. I like the fit. I fly about 150 hours per year. The ANR works great. The passive noise reduction (when ANR batteries are dead) is good too. A year ago the Telex ear cup foam pads started dropping black flakes on my shoulders and the cord began to feel tacky or gummy. Telex support would not sell replacement ear pads, but a $250 flat rate "overhaul" was available and would provide new cord, ear pads, and head pad. The new cord had 2.5mm TRS cell phone jack and 3.5mm TRS music in jack which the old cord lacked. Yay... an upgrade!!!

    The 3.5mm TRS music in jack works great. The 2.5mm TRS cell phone jack seems useless since my iPhone (and nearly all popular cell phones) use a TRRS jack/plug.

    I emailed Telex tech support (twice) and got this legal statement...

    [The Telex cell phone / audio interface has been designed to function with the widest array of cellular telephones and portable audio devices. There are cell phones and audio devices on the market not designed to industry physical and electrical standards. These devices are not guaranteed to function properly with the headset. Best functionality results will only happen in aircraft use with the proper cording. We do not have a list of compatible phones. The headset is primarily made for aviation use, other jacks are a courtesy. Various cellular jacks may not be designed to industry physical and electrical standards.]

    and this totally bogus tech info... [for adapters made to Industry standards; the tip of the plug is the positive (+) side of the circuit. The "Ring", conductive ring right behind the tip of the plug is the negative (-) side of the circuit. Right behind the ring is the "Sleeve" which is the ground connection.]
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 4 Other people found this review helpful.

Poor Quality for the price

  • By Caravan pilot from Las Vegas NV on Thursday, April 02, 2015
  • Pros: Very comfortable
  • Cons: Bad quality, poor performance
  • Review: I purchased this headset new. I fly 4 days a week about 350hrs a year. The headset failed in the first 4 months of use. Sent it in for warranty repair only to have it fail again 5 months later. The headset has failed every year since then for the past 5 years. Battery box will crack. Battery life very poor for a headset that uses 4 batteries. I never really felt that the ANR worked properly as each ear cup would fail periodically. Popping noises, as the ANR would loose its signal.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 4 Other people found this review helpful.

I won't buy a Telex again

  • By Dan from Brookings, SD on Saturday, June 28, 2014
  • Pros: When the noise canceling works, it does its job.
  • Cons: Heavy, bulky, breaks, noise canceling fails
  • Review: I have had this headset for almost five years, which is the warranty period, and it has broken 4 times. I've sent it back under warranty twice, and am getting ready to send it back a third time because two things have gone wrong recently. The main problem is the noise canceling fails. When it does, it sounds like it is sparking inside the ear piece and it pops VERY LOUDLY. I have been wearing it with the failing ear cup off of my ear, because that side does the loud popping. It also sounds like something is loose inside the ear cup so any small movement of your head cause the sparking and popping. Another problem is the entire ear piece detached from the headband. The only thing holding it on is the thin metal at the top of the ear piece, and it seems that it was just press fit onto the headband. That small connection broke. I treat my headset well, because it was expensive. I always put it in a headset bag, I unplug it by grasping the plugs (not just pulling on the cord), and I be careful with it. A headset as expensive as this ($850 when I got it) should not fail.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 3 Other people found this review helpful.

  • By Lucius from Seneca SC USA on Saturday, January 19, 2013
  • Pros: noise reduction
  • Cons: head pressure ajustment
  • Review: five star, especially on noise reduction
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

  • By Greg from Bella Vista, AR on Saturday, January 28, 2012
  • Review: Good sound - but a bit bulky and heavy.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

Good, except wearable parts

  • By Kyle from Ontario, Canada on Monday, June 06, 2011
  • Pros: Good noise cancelling and hearing protection
  • Cons: Wearable parts wear along seams
  • Review: The headset itself works great. It is big and heavy by comparrison, but it has PNR which is nice. Batteries only seem to last about 20 hours and in 3 years I've gone through 3 sets of ear cushions and 2 headbands - both ripped along seams. Found no support from the company about this, was basically told tough luck not our problem.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

Telex Stratus 50 Digital Headset

  • By douglas from o fallon IL USA on Tuesday, August 18, 2009
  • Pros: The Best noise reduction microphone
  • Cons: VERY bulky inline box for ANR
  • Review: I fly a high noise Rans S-12XL with a Rotax 618 screamer engine. No other headset has allowed me to be heard when I transmit. Notice, that was ME being heard by other aircraft and tower over my engine noise. Well worth the money!
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

3 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  • Previously Asked Questions

  • Saturday, January 14, 2012

    Q: I require replacement earpads for my headset and cannot locate any. Where can these be purchased?

    A: You can find the replacement ear seals for the Telex 50D here.

  • Thursday, March 19, 2009

    Q: are the ""sennheiser hmec372 anr"" and/or the ""telex stratus 50 digital"" both able to plug into helicopter coms?

    A: The HMEC-372 is a helicopter headset so it will work just fine. The Stratus 50 is a fixed wing headset so in order to be able to plug it into a helicopter jack you would need to convert it with the Fixed Wing to Helicopter Adapter.

  • Tuesday, July 01, 2008

    Q: Will the 50D interface with any cellphone? Specifically the Samsung Blackjack? Jake

    A: The cell phone must have a standard 2.5mm cell phone handsfree jack in order to work with this headset.

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Telex Thick Foam Ear Cushions
Telex Thick Foam Ear Cushions

Replacement ear cushions to fit the Telex Stratus 50D Digital, Stratus 50, Stratus 30XT, Echelon 25XT, and ANR 4105.

Bluetooth Enable Your Aviation Headset
Bluetooth Enable Your Aviation Headset

Stream music and cell phone to your aviation headset with a 3.5mm stereo input via Bluetooth wireless.

Mic Cover for Telex Aviation Headsets
Mic Cover for Telex Aviation Headsets

Fits the Telex 20, 25XT, 30, 30XT, 50D and most other Telex headsets.

Telex Headband Pad for Stratus 50-D, Stratus 30XT, ANR 4105 Headsets
Telex Headband Pad for Stratus 50-D, Stratus 30XT, ANR 4105 Headsets

Replacement ear cushions that fit the Telex Stratus 50D and ANR 4105. Telex part number 800456-015.

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Purchase today and you can return it in the original condition through Monday, January 14, 2019 !  See our return policy.

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