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Telex Stratus 50D Digital ANR Headset

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Telex Stratus 50D Digital ANR Headset

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.

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.





List Price: $847.00
Now: $699.00

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Customer Reviews For Telex Stratus 50D Digital ANR Headset:
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Saturday, May 02, 2015
Mixed Review - Tech Support Is Poor
by John in Nebraska from Auburn, NE 

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.]
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Thursday, April 02, 2015
Poor Quality for the price
by Caravan pilot from Las Vegas NV 

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.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014
I won't buy a Telex again
by Dan from Brookings, SD 

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.
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Saturday, January 19, 2013
by Lucius from Seneca SC USA 
Pros: noise reduction
Cons: head pressure ajustment
Review: five star, especially on noise reduction
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Saturday, January 28, 2012
by Greg from Bella Vista, AR 
Review: Good sound - but a bit bulky and heavy.
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Monday, June 06, 2011
Good, except wearable parts
by Kyle from Ontario, Canada 

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.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Telex Stratus 50 Digital Headset
by douglas from o fallon IL USA 

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!
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Saturday, August 08, 2009
by PVL 210 Pilot from Bangor ME 

Pros: Works great for a year or two
Cons: Electronics cheap junk, Company doesn't support older models
Review: Bought this headset, it broke after 18 months of use, repaired under warranty, now it has broken again, piece of junk no ANR, just noise. I had a Telex ANR-1D which broke after the warranty expired, had it fixed for $400 "flat rate" then it broke AGAIN, and the company tells me, "they no longer support this model". Should have learned my lesson the first time. Save you money, don't make the mistakes I did. NEVER BUY TELEX. I have a Lightspeed Zulu, now. We'll see how they work.
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Monday, July 20, 2009
Not the most reliable...
by Hudson Hawk from Indonesia 

Pros: Very quite and comfortable when everything works
Cons: Assembly quality needs a serious attention from Telex
Review: I'm a contract pilot working most of the time abroad. Visited home 5 months ago and bought this set as an upgrade to my passive Denali set. Denali lasted for 4 years with no problems what so ever and still going strong. This one was riddled with problems: in music ON mode, the sound quality was terrible. Headset is bulky and weights like a brick. Cracking sound when ANR is on during climb when using MP3 plug-in. Cellphone interface does not work with Motorola and HTC units. ANR function stopped working completely in one ear after 5 months, rendering the whole ANR functionality useless. After this, I noticed that even in passive mode ear-cup (with a boom-mike) reduces less noise then the other ear-cup. I stopped using it completely after discovering this problem, as I don't want to go deaf in one ear. Called Telex with the problems - they told me that I must send them to US to be repaired. No service centers anywhere else in the World. Great headset !
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Monday, June 01, 2009
Its Big
by charles from jackson MS USA 

Pros: individual volume adjustment, snug fit that is soft
Cons: huge earmuff (you won't be using this headset with one ear covered and one off). Sliding adjustment for head size is awkward
Review: Very comfortable , super quiet with every possible feature. A quality headset in line with my other (Bose av X).
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Friday, November 28, 2008
Excellent Headset
by Mike Anderson from Livermore, Ca 

Pros: Excellent active and passive noise reduction
Cons: Big battery box.
Review: I've used the set for about two years and 400+ hours. The passive noise reduction is superb and the active just enhances it. As others have stated the unit takes a few seconds to sample the ambient noise and kick it. If I tip my sun glasses so that they don't create gaps the the active reduction is outstanding. Now and then I will let guests use these when we are flying and I always miss them. The battery box is big and it takes 4 batteries but the cord is long. If the batteries are dead the passive is so good that you won't be suffering.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008
Telex not responsive
by Brian from Zachary, LA 

Pros: ANR worked fine after returned.
Cons: Customer service, earmuffs and headbank deterioration.
Review: I bought the Telex Stratus D instead of Lightspeed recommended to me. Stood by company from years of Telex use, but have to move on now. The headband and earmuffs peeled with material they used. Both earmuff covers split to reveal the foam. Just over three years with limited part time use. When I called, was told by Telex rep to go and buy some new earmuffs a #40 each and new headband. He stated yes they had a problem. I'm selling them cheap and getting a lightspeed. And this after I had sent it back twice early on for extreme feedback.
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Saturday, March 29, 2008
Top Notch - worth trying
by CJ from DC, BWI 

Pros: ANR, build quality, comfort
Cons: Not the best for music
Review: Have used this headset for four years, and really like it. While slightly bigger than others, its fits my head and feels no different than the competition in terms of weight or size. Comfortable earpads and headband. The ANR comes on in stages, as it listens to the ambient noise - after a couple seconds, it "locks on" to tonal noise (like a steady RPM propeller) and really quiets things down. Quieter than the 25XL, 30-3G and better built. At least as quiet as the Bose in a 182, and better passive (and cheaper). Battery box is a bit big, but I just turn it on and drop it. Try this with yours: put the headset on and get close to a telephone speakerphone with the dial tone on loud - after a couple secs, in the Stratus you can barely hear it!! Use good rechargeables, like the Eneloop AA, which last months for me. Telex provides excellent service/support. Overall, very happy with them.
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Monday, October 15, 2007
Good Performer
by David from Falmouth ME USA 

Pros: Comfortable, Noise reduction.
Cons: Box for the ANR is kind of bulky - you need a side pocket to clip it to.
Review: I bought this for the noise reduction and it has not dissapointed. You don't notice a huge reduction when turning on the ANR, but I suspect that is because the passive reduction is pretty darn good on it's own. I have not used any other ANR headsets so I cannot compare that aspect. Comfort is good. I have not noticed the weight or so called "bulkyness".
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Thursday, May 24, 2007
Great Headset
by William Redick from Omaha, NE 

Pros: Quite
Cons: Clumbsy
Review: This headset does and works as advertised. It is a little bigger than some which makes it a little harder to put on and off, store, etc. In place, it is very comfortable. I like the idea I can use my mp3 player and listen to music while I am flying.
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Previous Customer Questions For Telex Stratus 50D Digital ANR Headset:
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On Saturday, January 14, 2012 a customer asked:
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.

On Thursday, March 19, 2009 a customer asked:
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.

On Tuesday, July 01, 2008 a customer asked:
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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