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Absolutely the Best ANR Headset I've Ever Seen

  • By Tonytoga from Houston, Texas on Monday, August 01, 2011
  • Pros: Absolutely the Quietest Headset I've Ever Worn
  • Cons: Cabling is a bit light weight
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2]

    Note: This is the first five star rating I've given any product in a very long time.

    Since becoming a private pilot 12 years ago, I've been pretty sensitive to cockpit noise. I didn't damage my hearing with loud music or machines through the years and I wasn't about to do it in a single engine airplane. So I bought the best, the Bose X ANR headphones. But, while clearly better at noise reduction than the rest (I tried several other brands) at the time, I was never completely satisfied with them. They felt awkward on my head, heavier then they should have. The clam shell design didn't fit quite right and while they were the best at the time, as far as I was concerned, they weren't the final state of the art. I always felt someone could do better, (maybe even Bose, but they never did). It was sort of like waiting for the Ford Excursion to come along while driving a GMC Suburban. Suburban was good.....Excursion is a lot better.

    I was delighted when also ran maker Lightspeed upped its game and introduced the Zulu's in 2009. It was with high hope that I bought a pair and tried them out. BINGO! The Zulu's were so comfortable I forgot I had them on. Audio quality was demonstrably better than Bose (in my opinion)....and the features (including bluetooth technology) were well ahead of the never improved upon Bose X series. And, the Zulu's were a couple of hundred dollars less expensive to boot. In every comparison but one (see below), the Zulu headset was between a bit better and blow 'em away better than the Bose. The result was that one of my two pair of Bose units went to the co-pilot's seat and the other replaced an old David Clark pair for pax in the back of the plane. I happily made Zulu my personal headset.

    Flash forward to 2011 and the new Zulu.2. My co-pilot Bose had lost the right side earpiece audio and I had just sent it to Bose for a $185.00 (an outrageous price) re-manufacture when the cabling on my Zulu developed an intermittent short in the mic cable at the control unit. Off it went to Lightspeed to be fixed so now I'm down to one pair of Bose. I was concerned the Zulu repair would take a couple of weeks and, spoiled to the Zulu, I looked for options. I discovered the Zulu.2's where shipping so I decided to add a new Zulu.2 to my flight deck. It was sold as having studio quality mic sound and even better noise canceling so how could I go wrong?

    Having had the new Zulu.2's for a couple of weeks, now, here are my personal opinions:

    Compared to the original Zulu (which beat Bose handily), the mic quality of the Z.2 is not noticeably better, at least not inside my hearing. But look out for the noise canceling! That's where everything changed.....again. These phones are spooky quiet(!) to the point of dramatically changing the engine audio signature from inside the pilot's seat. I actually had to reacquaint myself with the sound signature of the engine with these headphones on. If I can't hear the engine running, is it running? It is truly amazing how quiet these phones are in the ANR mode. And with the wraparound sound feature....ATC (or anything else you're hearing with them) is literally inside your head. The sound doesn't seem to be coming from the phones, it seems to just occur inside your head, not an external sound. Comparing the three: the Bose X, the original Zulu and the new Zulu.2, the Zulu.2 is easily the clear cut winner. I couldn't ask for better.

    A decade ago, Bose reinvented the game when they built a wonderful headset with the Series X. But then they sat on an unchallenged lead for years. Their customer service is rude and demanding (getting them to accept my bad pair for repair required me doing a series of tests to prove to them my diagnosis of the problem was correct before they would accept them for a retrofit that cost nearly 20% of the retail price of a new set) and by comparison to the Zulu's, the X's are overpriced by about 25% from the jump. Sorry, even at this level, game over in my opinion.

    I love to see smug leaders knocked off their perches and that's exactly what Lightspeed has done to Bose with the Zulu/Zulu.2. When you Google "best selling ANR headset" now, the response is: "Lightspeed Zulu." It's just a better product.

    The ONLY complaint I have with the Zulu is that the cabling is lighter weight compared to that of the Bose. As a result, it often wraps around itself (which doesn't happen with the Bose) and obviously does not hold up as well under daily use. The mic short in my two year old pair was a direct result of the light weight cabling becoming tangled with itself through daily use (I commute 50 miles daily to my office in my Saratoga, so they get used just about every day).

    The good news here is that Lightspeed was very friendly and easily arranged an RA for a fix of the problem. They turned the unit around in less than three days and paid for overnight shipping back to me. They even threw in a new pair of ear pads at no extra cost. Couldn't have been happier with their customer service. The Bose guys where jerks by comparison (Lightspeed: laid back dudes versus smug "it's your problem yankees" at Bose)....just my experience in having the opportunity to compare Bose customer service with Lightspeed at the same time.

    Incidentally, even with the audio improvements, the original Zulu is a superb choice, especially in light of the fact that with the new Zulu.2 on the market, I see that the original Zulu's are now selling in lots of places for $740.00, a $160.00 (27%) discount from its original price. If price is a very important consideration, spring for the original Zulu (the Zulu.2 has assumed the $900 price point of the originals). The original Zulu is a wonderful headset....and a real bargain at the price.

    In fact, with a pair of out-of-the-factory re-manufactured BOSE headsets, I thought I might throw them on e-Bay and get enough for them to make buying another set of original Zulu's a super bargain. No dice. Bids on the Bose units on e-Bay were all around $450 bucks for even re-manufactured units (thus, the market works). Oh well...I just threw the "new" BOSE unit in the back with the other pair. So now my passengers have BOSE quality at their disposal. The repaired original Zulu's are now reserved for the co-pilot side up front. The Z.2's (you saw use of that term here first) are mine.

    And for those who might think it....no, I don't work for Lightspeed.

    I wouldn't give up my Garmin 496 for just any old pretender and now I feel the same way about my Zulu.2's.

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Great sound quality and extremely comfortable.

  • By Tom from Pleasanton CA USA on Monday, May 01, 2017
  • Pros: Price, comfort and sound quality
  • Cons: Cord length.
  • Review: I purchased the Zulu 3 after I tried out the Bose A20 headset. I loved the sound quality and noise canceling features, however, I found the Bose ear pieces a bit uncomfortable. I read that the light speed had increased the size of theirs with the new Zulu 3. I purchased based on this premise and found no real difference in the Zulu's sound quality or noise canceling ability. I find that at least for me, the comfort of the headset was everything they advertised. My only con is I would like the jack cord a little longer. I fly a 172 with the jacks near the armrest and like to put the controller in the side pocket to keep it out of the way and off the floor. An extra 6" on both side of the controller would make a world of difference.
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Excellent headset!

  • By Richard from Beaumont TX USA on Friday, April 06, 2012
  • Pros: Lightweight, comfortable, doesn't pinch, excellent ANR
  • Cons: none
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This headset is very lightweight and comfortable. I have been using the David Clark passive headsets for years and didn't think it was worth the money to upgrade to ANR headset. I tried a friend's Bose A20 and X11. They were both very good ANR but not quite as comfortable as the Lightspeed Zulu2.

    Although I liked the ANR of Bose, I found that the Lightspeed sounded better at reducing the lower frequency noises of the engine, as well as some of the higher pitches.

    Now that I have used the Lightspeed ANR, it is difficult to go back to passive headsets. I can definitely hear ATC and other traffic much better.
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if you dont like to suck, buy these

  • By devin from windsor CA USA on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
  • Pros: the best your money can buy
  • Cons: they dont taste like apples
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] OK, so I typically live by a few simple rules. One of those rules is when buying electronics or tools, buy the absolute best thing you can afford. If that means saving up for a couple months to get the best, it ALWAYS works to your benefit.

    In my case, I did my research, tried the first generation Zulus and then decided that my money was going to the best I could afford... the NEW Zulu's. Easily the smartest purchase I have made this decade.

    Many of the other reviews discuss in depth the differences between the Bose A20 and the Lightspeed's. The only thing I would add is... just like an Apple person should own an iPhone, not an Android, a Bose person should get the Bose.

    That being said, the Zulu's are the most comfortable, clear, accurate, reliable, comfortable, comfortable headset I have ever worn. The warranty is great, the quality is unmatched (even in the Bose), and they look sharp.

    Some people don't like that you cannot rotate the mic for right/left positioning. I say, I don't like that oranges dont taste like apples, or that I can't use a Ferrari as a boat, or fly a plane to the sun, or... you get my point. If not, I will be more clear. Some things are just not that important in life. Give me quality before you give me gadgety.
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Lightspeed Zulu.2 Headset-Fixed Wing

  • By Gregory from Edmond OK USA on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Pros: More comfortable, less expensive, blue tooth enabled, more durable case
  • Cons: none
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I am thrilled with the headset. My first headset I purchased was a Bose A20 non blue tooth because I heard they were the best. I have since bought 3 Lightspeed zulu.2 blue tooth headsets. They are more comfortable on your ears for long flights, easy to work blue tooth and less expensive. I flew from Oklahoma City to Espanola, New Mexico to elk hunt and returned home yesterday. I used the Bose A20 on the way out and the Zulu.2 on the way back just to make sure the more expensive Bose A20 wasn't better and its not.
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Nice, but I liked A20 better

  • By A Customer on Friday, June 03, 2011
  • Pros: Comfortable, cheaper than Bose
  • Cons: If your head is kinda small, this might be not work well.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Good headset, nothing to complain about really. The ear cups seem to run a bit warm.

    The noise cancelling is just a tad short of Bose A20. A20 is very very quiet.

    However, audio quality, stereo in particular, seemed better than the Bose A20.  More importantly, it didn't fit me well -- too big for my head I suppose. Bose fit me better and doesn't wobble around.
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Overall, very satisfied.

  • By Dave from Westminster CO USA on Thursday, March 03, 2016
  • Pros: Everything
  • Cons: None
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I'm a new student and have only used this headset for 11 hours. Overall it's fantastic. Being new to aviation I can't compare it to other brands or models but I can say that everything so far has been near perfect. Comfort, design, construction, sound quality, sound cancelling... They're all 10's.

    If I were on the design team and were looking for improvements for the next model I'd consider a couple things. 1. Sometimes I wish it had control on the earcup. I rarely mess with volume but I forget to turn the sound cancelling on sometimes. It's not a big deal but it would be nice not to need to dig in the pocket to pull out the control box. 2. I'd like a little cover for the back side of the mic. When the vents are blowing in my face it activates the mic and I have to find a perfect spot to get air but without it hitting the mic. These are super trivial but when you're dealing with high end equipment sometimes all you can do is split hairs.
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Amazing Customer Service

  • By Michael from Bouler, CO on Monday, April 13, 2015
  • Pros: Customer Service
  • Cons: None
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I purchased two of the headsets about 5 years ago. Shortly after purchasing the headsets, my wife left hers in the plane in Scottsdale, AZ. The control unit melted and we called Lightspeed to see about a repair. We explained it was our fault, but they covered the repair under warranty.

    I stopped flying for about a year and just started back up again. When I pulled out my headset, I discovered the insulation on the cord was badly damaged. I emailed Lightspeed and they covered the repair under warranty - after 5 years.

    I will only ever buy Lightspeed headsets after these two experiences.
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A whole nuther level of cockpit Comfort & Performance

  • By Gene from Pearl River LA USA on Tuesday, September 15, 2015
  • Pros: The cockpit environment is so much quieter and comfortable. I love these things !!
  • Cons: None !!
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Very comfortable, light weight, unexpected clarity, Bluetooth is awesome. I didn't realize I'd be able to easily listen to Itunes from my IPAD while using Foreflight. The telephone connection is super clear and people can't even tell I am in an airplane. The headset comes with connection cables needed. The mute for voice priority is so smooth, no hissing or popping. My first use I actually turned the headset off because I couldn't hear the engine well enough. After flying with the Zulu2 I am so much more relaxed because I don't listen to the engine. The aircraft cockpit environment is so much more habitable and comfortable. I bought a unit for my wife right away.... these are terrific !!!!

    The fit is great and even comfortable with my glasses on. I also like that they work even if the batteries fail.
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Excellent quality with great features

  • By A Customer from New Zealand on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality. Bluetooth. Flightlink. Comfort. Auto off.
  • Cons: No significant Cons
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] After buying Sennheiser HMEC250 and finding them to be a poor fit I decided to go a step up to the Zulu 2s and was not disappointed.
    They are feature rich, have excellent quality sound and are very comfortable.

    To be very picky- If I could change anything I would make the tension a little stronger (clamping strength) and the cables thicker or of the coil type as they tend to get in the way a bit. Also the control unit could be located closer to the headset.
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Best Headest EVER!

  • By Caleb from Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Pros: Very comfortable, very light, extremely quiet, FlightLink app, Still quiet and comfortable with glasses
  • Cons: You'll now hate wearing any other headset
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] If your questioning about a headset, look no further than the Zulu.2! I bought mine a few months ago, and I have loved it since day one. I no longer find my head "burning" after an hour of flight like my old headset- even after 7 hours of constant use! It is also the quietest I've ever heard- I no longer have to blast the volume to hear, and the noise doesn't even bother me, even in the loudest planes.

    The FlightLink app is a MUST for any all pilots that are receiving flight instruction- especially for the instrument rating. It has a handy scratchpad for quick use, and you can quickly switch between apps (Foreflight, Garmin, etc) with the red banner at the top that alerts that you are recording and the timer. The app is very stable, and has all the features, but simplicity needed. Very good app to listen to what your instructor had to say, or what you need to fix with ATC calls. I really enjoy FlightLink.

    I was stuck between Bose A20, Sennheiser S1, and Zulu.2. The Zulu.2 out beats them all in my opinion. The Bose just fits on your ears and squeezes, while the Zulu actually covers them, and provides AMAZING noise canceling- best I have heard. Out of the many top-notch headsets I've had, the Zulu.2 is by far my favorite in many areas. I wore the Bose and Zulu for many hours before I purchased, along with many other headsets. I wouldn't even consider another headset- I'm attached now!
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Nice headset

  • By Hans from Scottsdale AZ USA on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
  • Pros: comfort, quiet, long battery life, not bad passive
  • Cons: Seems it worth $850 for me, not $900(which I paid)... So now it's absolutely good choice.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Crystal clear comm, quiet like in engine loss em'cy.
    Control box is a little heavy when hang in the air, but you can use wireclip(included) and put somewhere. Control box seems not that big, compared to that of other high end ANR headsets.
    Depending what kind of battery you use, this headset performs kinda differently. I recommend use 2x 1.5v lithium batts than rechargeable 1.2v Nimh ones. Lower voltage than 3v actually degrades ANR proportionally.
    Bluetooth works well. Flightlink voice record feature is a little tricky for me to use, but voice quality is very good.
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What a difference!

  • By Erik from Woodland Hills CA USA on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
  • Pros: Lightweight, Great Sound Attenuation, Very comfortable
  • Cons: Price (but hey, I've only got one set of ears)
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Very well constructed, even opening the packaging was a delight.

    My wife and I are both going through PPT together and often have one of us flying while the other is in the back seat. We bought one Zulu.2 and one cheaper Softcomm passive headset thinking that whoever was flying would use the Zulu and the one in the back would use the passive set.

    While we're perfectly happy with the Softcomm's given the money we paid for them, they simply can't compare to the Zulu's ANR. We both notice a huge difference in cabin ambient noise between the two. After 1.5 hours with the passive set, I come out of the plane with a dull headache & physically tired. The Zulu's are a dream. The engine drone and air noise are all but unnoticeable while sound changes, like pitch changes from throttling up or back or the stall horn sounding, are clearly audible.

    We were going to wait to buy the second set of Zulu's, but we love them so much we're buying now.
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Great Upgrade

  • By Mark from international on Tuesday, May 22, 2012
  • Pros: ANR response
  • Cons: coiled cord
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] [Helicopter Model]  I have been using a Dave Clark ANR from about 10 years ago, so it was time for an upgrade. The ANR in the Z-2 is quite an improvement. Whether it's because of improvements in ANR technology or the Lightspeed's specific algorithms for the ANR process, it's wonderful.

    The Bluetooth range is excellent also, it stays paired up to about 10 meters.

    The sound quality for music is also very good.

    My only complaint (and this applies to most Helicopter headsets) is there is no option for a straight cord. For some reason manufacturers think all helicopter headsets need coiled cords, while most airplane ones are straight. I prefer the straight one because it doesn't bunch up under the seat belt when getting in and out of the aircraft.
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Simply the BEST

  • By Christian from Basel BS Switzerland on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I have been using a Bose for year and I must say that the ZULU is indeed the best all around Headset.
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Why I waited

  • By Jim from Sarasota FL USA on Tuesday, October 16, 2012
  • Pros: Unbelievably quiet, comfortable and easy to use, crisp, clear communications
  • Cons: the regular price is a tad high
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I waited because I simply didn't know any better would be one excuse. The simple fact is that I had a DC ENC headset and I thought it was really OK. I even tried headsets at some of the trade shows and thought, I don't really hear enough to justify the expense although some of the whistles and bells would be nice to have. I was not impressed with the Bose A20 due to the fact that several of the folks that I have flown with wanted to land when their batteries gave out. I also was not a fan of the clam-shell. The right time to make a decision finally came when my DC started having intermittent send and receive issues and the Zulu 2 went on sale. I bit the bullet, made my purchase from Mypilotstore to take advantage of the sale and free shipping. I was shocked at the difference in headset performance and now kick myself for not having made the switch sooner. The Z2 is quiet beyond belief, is crisp and clear and very comfortable to wear. I wear baseball hats to fly when not flying where a helmet is needed and the Z2 has a gap in the head piece cushions so that metal button on the hats don't indent your head. The whistles and bells? unbelievable- the bluetooth is awesome, the controls are simple, set em and forget em. Why I waited? I can say it was because I really did not know what I was missing! If there was anything I would like to have seen Lightspeed do differently, it would have been to use one of the dip switch settings to change the auto shutoff from time after no noise to just a timed shutoff for those of us parked on a ramp with open doors for awhile.
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I would recommend this headset to anyone

  • By Andreas from Adelaide SA Australia on Wednesday, August 15, 2012
  • Pros: Everything about it, comfort, lightweight and no pressure around the head
  • Cons:
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I have tried both the Bose A20 and the ZULU 2 and would go the Zulu 2 over the Bose any day of the week. Fits well around the head, lightweight comfortable, easy to use and hard carry case provides great protection
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Best bang for my bucks

  • By A Customer from SYDNEY NSW Australia on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
  • Pros:
  • Cons: Ear seals do need replacing after constant use - about 300 hrs
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This is my second purchase of this great headset. After considering all those available at the top end of the market I didn't hesitate to purchase again. My previous set required repair which were returned and promptly completed without any issues. Great customer support convinced me to buy again.
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Better than the Boze A20

  • By David from Peoria AZ USA on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • Pros: Quality construction, good fit and comfort
  • Cons:
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Solidly built and comfortable to wear, the Lightspeed allows just enough sound to hear the engines in a twin. The Boze works well in a single, but seems too quiet for flying twins. My Boze A20 has been relegated to the right seat of my Seneca II.
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would buy again

  • By joseph from Wolcott CT USA on Monday, August 31, 2015
  • Pros: noise cancelling, comfortable, bluetooth
  • Cons: none
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Great product, even better customer service.  Don't hesitate to purchase this headset from this company.
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great headset

  • By Dave from East Fremantle WA Australia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015
  • Pros: comfortable, effective.
  • Cons: slightly large
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Last headset was a DC. This lightspeed is amazing I wish I bought it years ago. I can do 3.5 hours navs without discomfort
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Great headset!

  • By Antonio from Singapore on Friday, February 01, 2013
  • Pros:
  • Cons: A little bigger and chunkier than the Bose.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This is a great headset. Very good noise cancelling ability and voice comms are very clear... I have used the Bose as well and I think the Zulu is a better deal, value for money.
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Great Headset,Good PNR, Great ANR (Helicopter usage,B407)

  • By B407 Pilot from Mexico on Monday, December 03, 2012
  • Pros: Comfortable, clear crisp sound, bluetooth ANR and PNR
  • Cons: Haven't found any, pricey ??? (hearing aids cost more)
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I am very pleased with the Zulu.2, ATC and intercom communications are as clear as they can be. Bluetooth works perfect, Sound quality is excellent. And the best part is that you have no problem hearing and distinguishing those important sounds ( Turbine,Rotor,Alarms..etc.) You fly way more comfortable, and your workload seems lower without all the noise. Your hearing feels protected.
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Great headset!

  • By Johnny b from Villa Hills KY USA on Sunday, November 09, 2014
  • Pros: Excellent noise reduction/product quality!
  • Cons: None rom my experience.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This is my second LightSPEED Zulu.2 (older one is now my backup) and I have been very happy with it. I use this headset while flying 2-6 legs a day in the CRJ series of aircraft and it is perfect. A very durable design, I switched over from the Bose X headset which was good but kept on breaking (plastic yoke that held ear cups)The new Bose design is better than the series X but I'm sold on the Zulu! Still a more durable design for every day use. While wearing sunglasses you might have to tilt the Zulu slightly back on your head to maintain the seal around your head but NOT a issue. Great service from Mypilotstore on the trade in on my Bose X, couldn't be happier!
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All my pilot friends own one.

  • By Jesse - L Bird Pilot from San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, August 06, 2015
  • Pros: Good price, awesome ANR, clear, and most of all, very comfortable
  • Cons: None Noted
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I borrowed a set from a friend and was totally amazed. It was very comfortable, awesome noise reduction, and the clarity was just unbelievable. I had also tried the Bose A20, but for the price, this set beats everything else out in the market. I plan on buying two - one for my wife, and one for me.
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Love it!

  • By A Customer from Sammamish WA USA on Saturday, July 20, 2013
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Comfortable & effective.
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I love the clear sound.

  • By jerry from hinckley OH USA on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  • Pros: Louder then old set.
  • Cons: none yet.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I expected and received what I got.
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So far do good

  • By Jason from Locust NC USA on Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Pros: Very vomfortable
  • Cons: Expensive
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] First headset I bought on recommendation of my instructor and have been pleased. Don't lnow what else you could ask for.
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Silent and comfortable; Bose matched at less money

  • By Matthias from Ueken AG Switzerland on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Just a perfect ANR headset. I am an aviation professional an I got what i expected.
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Awesome headset!

  • By Doc Mike P from SOUTH PASADENA CA USA on Wednesday, October 17, 2012
  • Pros: Noise attenuation & Bluetooth
  • Cons: None so far. :)
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Excellent headset. I fly in noisy single piston aircraft (Diamond DA40) & the active noise attenuation was amazing. Matched that of the Bose A20's but simply fit me better (also fit better than the new Sennheiser S1). All great headsets but the Zulu 2's fit better. The Bluetooth works seamlessly & the FlightLink app for the iPad & iPhone is really cool for writing ATC clearances & verifying communications from ATC.
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Very very good

  • By Tyler from Grand Forks ND USA on Thursday, August 23, 2012
  • Pros: Anr, feel, looks
  • Cons: Mike seems to go only on the left side. You can't bend it to the other side.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I love these things. Had a old pair of dc and these just blow them out of the water. I've tried the Bose A20s and I still like the Zulu 2 better. It looks better. The feeling on the head is different than the a20. The a 20s have more stiff ear muff things. Meaning it sits more than sucks to the ear. The Zulu mush more and provide better grip and noise canceling. It comes down to pref and price. The Zulu 2 is cheaper and has bluetooth rather than the a20 without Bluetooth that costs 50 bucks more and you get less.
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Bit pricey, but perform awesome

  • By A Customer from Oklahoma on Thursday, March 15, 2012
  • Pros: Super quiet, crystal clear radio work
  • Cons: Work poor with dead battery, no warning on low battery
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I bought this headset because of the 60 day guarantee and the fact that I don't want to lose any more hearing. I am very impressed by the noise cancellation. I have only used about 4 different headsets, but these are noticeably quieter, even compared to other high-quality, noise-cancelling sets. First time I flew with them I was pretty amazed. They are very light and comfortable even after hours of flying. Seems like my batteries lasted for about 10 hours of flying. But they went dead during my check ride! They don't perform well with dead batteries, but they still work. You will have no aural warning the batteries are going dead, until they're dead.
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I would buy this product again

  • By Peter from Moree NSW Australia on Thursday, March 01, 2012
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Works great,I dissmantled it and installed it into my Alpha Helmet.
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Great!

  • By A Customer from THE WOODLANDS TX USA on Saturday, March 03, 2012
  • Pros: Comfortable. Clear. Quiet.
  • Cons: None so far.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] No complaints about the headset. Perfect so far.
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Very nice, easy to use.

  • By Kathy from Rockville IN USA on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • Pros: very quite and the blue tooth and music options are great
  • Cons:
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] My new Lightspeed headset is eveything that I had hoped for the sound is perfect and they are very comfortable.
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Loud and Clear and Comfortable

  • By Nick from Bayview ID USA on Monday, May 20, 2013
  • Pros: Great ANR, comfortable, cheaper than competitors of similar value
  • Cons: cost, cord tangles easily
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Awesome headset! Very comfortable. Like the bluetooth connectivity and the precise ANR. Took a little getting use to how quiet the cockpit is now, after switching from the old DC headset. Love the hardshell case. I like the slender straight cord once I'm in the pilot seat. Although, it can tangle easily when removing the headset from the case. All in all, great value for the money.
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best performance ever

  • By Doron from Givat Shmuel Israel on Monday, October 03, 2011
  • Pros: light, quit, convenient
  • Cons:
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Light and convenient yet does the job perfectly alright - true silencer.
    I have the ZULU 1 for quite some time. Just purchased a 2nd headset - ZULU 2. Can't say I feel any difference but both do gr8 job.
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Very pleased

  • By Rick from Placerville CA USA on Wednesday, August 09, 2017
  • Pros: Effective ANR, Lightweight, Auto shut-off, BlueTooth integration.
  • Cons: Pricey but competetive with others with same capabilities.
  • Review:

    New flexible cord works as well as the Noise Reduction - Very Effective. The Bluetooth/Cell phone connection is amazing and should please my wife next time she flies with me.

    Ear cups fit over my hearing aids and glasses comfortably.

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I would recommend this headset to any1

  • By Reymond from Fort Pierce FL USA on Wednesday, November 07, 2012
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Best headset ever! I had the David Clark but this is the best. I would choose this over the Bose A20 anytime. ANR works perfect, ATC is loud and clear and the feeling with it on is amazing
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Wanted the best and think I have them.

  • By Alan from Kent WA USA on Monday, August 13, 2012
  • Pros: Cuts all of the low noise sounds out, very comfortable. Great controls
  • Cons: Case could be larger. Allows the 'on' button to be pressed when sotring the headset.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Comfort and noise cancelling are excellent. In addition the auto shutoff has save me a lot of batteries in that I inadvertently turn it on at times when putting it away in its case.

    Used the Blue Tooth with my phone and it works well but haven't used it while flying.
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Very clean audio and comfort. I recommend Lightspeed

  • By Jason from Las Vegas NV USA on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] The Zulu lightspeed wears comfortably. The case is professional in appearance and when my buddy and I swapped his Bose for my Lightspeed, there was no notable difference - and for nearly $200. less.
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Great Value

  • By A Customer from Seattle, WA on Friday, September 23, 2016
  • Pros: Comfortable, affordable value
  • Cons: Large
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I bought this headset after my first Solo and have now used it for about 30 hours of flying.
    It's a great headset, the noise cancellation works very well and it's comfortable to wear for hours.
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Bought 2nd set

  • By Ed from Mukilteo WA USA on Wednesday, March 30, 2016
  • Pros: Clarity, comfort
  • Cons: Price
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] My wife bought me a pair and I liked them so much I bought her a pair. The clarity is unbelievable
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Great headset

  • By Casey from Claremore OK USA on Monday, March 03, 2014
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Great headset. As good if not better than the Bose headset. I currently have 2 sets and they work perfectly. The fit is very nice, light. I regularly wear these on 2+ hour flights and never get tired of it or feel that the clamping force is to great. Its just right.

    I highly recommend this headset to new pilots as well as seasoned.
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The only headset you'll ever need.

  • By Clifferd from Prescott Valley AZ USA on Monday, March 03, 2014
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Above and beyond what I expected in a headset. Light, comfortable and block outside noise really well. After a while you forget you have them on. Didn't want to start with any other headset and then feel obligated to upgrade after a year or two. I'm glad I made the right choice.
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works great. Headband pad is too small.

  • By DC from Fayetteville AR USA on Tuesday, April 28, 2015
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Like everything except the headband causes two hot spots. Needs a nicer pad that is one larger piece instead of 2 smaller ones. Bose A20 is more comfortable. I can dear this one OK though and keep the extra dollars Bose costs.
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quiet fabulous

  • By david from israel on Tuesday, February 05, 2013
  • Pros: excellent sound and comfort
  • Cons: none
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Beyond my expectations!
    Excellent sound.
    Very comfortable.
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amazing headsets

  • By Diego from Brooklyn NY USA on Monday, June 23, 2014
  • Pros: noise cancellation. bluetooth. and comfortable headsets
  • Cons: a little problem when I use sunglasses with them but is not the big deal.....
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I think these are the best headset in aviation the noise cancellation works excellent. I tried in my first flight and I feel very comfortable with them every communication is clear. I am really happy for having bought the zulu 2. I'd recommend to every pilot. is the best choice and these arent too expensive like boseA20.
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very good!!! 100% happy with the product.

  • By Bruno from Honolulu HI USA on Tuesday, April 09, 2013
  • Pros: great bluetooth, superb noise cancelling
  • Cons: size (could fit smaller heads)
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I am very happy with the zulu.2, it works great!!!
    I have a small to average head and the only thing is that it could get smaller to fit better anyone with small head. I use mine in the smallest possible setting and it is just fine, could be just a little smaller.
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Excellent product

  • By Timothy from Nampa ID USA on Friday, April 04, 2014
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Lightweight, comfortable, great sound quality!
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  • By navion driver from Evansville WY USA on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This is my second set of lighspeeds, I passed my old set down to my passenger. I've been using these headsets for about five years now with no complaints
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Best set I have ever used

  • By Jim from La Quinta CA USA on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Student pilot and I have used all brands and styles it seems, these are incredibly comfortable, the noise canceling is excellent. Haven't tried the blue tooth but will soon enough.
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Just bought my second set

  • By Stuart from Port Elizabeth Easter Cape South Africa on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Awesome ANR, crystal clear and really comfortable even after extended use. A instructor friend ahs a set and they have never given a moments trouble in extensive hours of use.
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  • By Dennis from Moscow ID USA on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
  • Pros: Good noise canceling
  • Cons:
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I was amazed at the noise canceling effectiveness. Even waring the headset in a noisy enviroment allowed me to understand conversation, without being plugged into the aircraft, of a person standing 10 ft from me.
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Very pleased.

  • By William from Houston TX USA on Tuesday, November 25, 2014
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] It works well, fits well. No problems.
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  • By David from Cypress TX USA on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I would buy this product again.
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Would Recommend Over Bose

  • By Anastasia from Scottsdale AZ USA on Tuesday, May 08, 2018
  • Pros: Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Connection, 7 Year Warranty
  • Cons: None
  • Review: I love this product very clear noise cancelling and very helpful for the new pilot.
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Very Happy with My Purchase

  • By Jeff from Racine WI USA on Monday, July 25, 2016
  • Pros: Excellent noise reduction. Comfortable.
  • Cons: Always carry an extra pair of AA batteries. Wish the carry case had a slat bottom on the hinged side so I could sit it upright in my closet between flights.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Good quality product. Excellent noise reduction. Always carry an extra set of AA batteries.
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Highly recommend them

  • By Gerald from Fredericksburg VA USA on Monday, May 20, 2013
  • Pros: I would buy a future product from lightspeed
  • Cons:
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] They work great.  Bluetooth is excellent
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Highly Recommended!

  • By TJLP from Saint Anthony ID USA on Wednesday, August 01, 2012
  • Pros: Great Noise Cancellation, Comfortable, lots of Great Features
  • Cons: None really, they are a bit on the heavy side...but not very noticeable
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Great Headset, used to replace older David Clark. Very comfortable, and noise reduction system works wonderfully. I haven't owned them for very long, but I have not noticed any problems with battery life etc. The Bluetooth feature works great as well!
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Exellent Product

  • By Will from Carefree AZ USA on Tuesday, September 11, 2012
  • Pros: Its active noise supression is excellent. Voice clerity excellent. I plug my cell phone and XM from a Garmin 496 in at times, with good results. It's comfortable or long flights.
  • Cons: It's expensive.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I've been a satisfied Zulu user for several years and recently upgraded to the Zulu 2 based on reviews in the leterature. The Zulu 2 lives up to its excellent reputation ad my expectations completely.
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Nice Headset

  • By bigredpilot from Lake Arrowhead CA USA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Pros: Nice fit, comfortable.
  • Cons: A bit heavy
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Met my expectations. Very comfortable, excellent noise canceling. I'm sure I'll get many years of good use out of this headset.
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  • By Stephen from Cambridge WI USA on Monday, July 09, 2012
  • Pros: Comfort Quality of communications if busy airspace is excellent.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] The Zula 2 in the cockpit environment is a pleasure to wear. The real test is how they perform, re sound quality, in busy airspace, and I have no excuses should I miss a call from ATC or other pilots. My green DC headphones will now be enjoyed by passengers.
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1000% BETTER THAN EXPECTED!!!!

  • By SMALIDEN2 from Columbia MS USA on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Pros: I LOVE THE BLUETOOTH AND THE CORD CLIPS THAT KEEP IT IN YOUR LAP.
  • Cons: NONE YET!
  • Review: TRUE STORY! THE FIRST TIME I USED THE ZULU 3 HEADSET I WAS ACUALLY PRETTY UPSET! I COULDN'T HEAR ANYTHING AND I KNEW THE DANG THING WAS BROKEN RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. THATS WHEN I SAID OUT LOUD WHAT THE HELL, AND REALIZED THE HEADSET WAS ON AND WORKING THE ENTIRE TIME! SO I CALLED THE FBO FOR A RADIO CHECK AND WALAAA! THE ZULU 3 IS WAY BETTER THAN I EXPECTED, AFTER USING LOW END HEADSETS THIS THING BLOWS THE COMPETITION AWAY.
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The comfort is as good as it gets as far as I am concerned.

  • By Rex from Lago Vista TX USA on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Review: I love the new cable type wiring connector.
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Great product...

  • By John A. from Trinidad CO USA on Wednesday, December 07, 2011
  • Pros:
  • Cons: The microphone cover falls off.... Need to work on that!
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Outstanding noise reduction with super audio input.
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Best headset ever

  • By Mark from Temecula CA USA on Monday, November 07, 2011
  • Pros: Comfort, noise reduction
  • Cons: none yet
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I have owned a number of headsets. This is the best one ever. My last headset was a Lightspeed 3G. I have found the the comfort of this headset is truly a major step forward. The ear cups rotate as you move your head to keep their alignment. I have used the bluetooth feature and have found it useful. It quotes every time you get communication through the radio.

    The noise reduction is outstanding. Battery usage is very similar provided Bluetooth is not being used.
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Lightspeed Zulu

  • By Dennis from San Angelo TX USA on Monday, June 13, 2011
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Great comfort and quiet headset. Bluetooth works great. Overall I'm very impressed!
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Excelent Sound quality and noise suppresion

  • By Ted from Norwalk IA USA on Tuesday, July 05, 2011
  • Pros: Sound quality and noise suppresion excellent
  • Cons: A bit heavy.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I really enjoy the clear sound and noise suppression.
    I found the headset sliding around when it was hot while sweating.
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Dramatic improvement

  • By David from Whanganui Manawatu New Zealand on Monday, June 18, 2012
  • Pros: Large reduction in perceived noise and clear communication.
  • Cons: Battery container
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] More than met my expectations.
    Very comfortable.
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Amazing product....pay for the quality.

  • By Corky from San Diego CA USA on Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  • Pros: Everything
  • Cons: price...but suck it up buttercup, this is avaition
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] The headset was so amazing that that my flight instructor had to have a pair as well...
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Stands the test of time!

  • By James from Abilene KS USA on Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Pros: Comfortable, good sound, blue-tooth, etc.
  • Cons: None yet.
  • Review: I have a Zulu 2 and just started using the Zulu 3. The wireless that I had was not working with my radio setup. The Zulu 3 is as good and perhaps fits a little better than the Zulu 2. Both are outstanding and the newer power cords just might be better. I am a happy camper (OSH)!
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Excellent Product

  • By Murray from Providence RI USA on Monday, September 24, 2012
  • Pros: everything
  • Cons: kit should come with a backup mike foam cover
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Can wear all day and night; truly a first class headset
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Great Headset

  • By Jeff from Henrietta TX USA on Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  • Pros: Noise cancelling and comfort
  • Cons: None
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] More then exceeded my expectations, the noise cancelling is unbelievable.
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Great Headset!!!

  • By Dane from Mascoutah IL USA on Thursday, July 28, 2016
  • Pros: Comfortable, Works
  • Cons: None so far
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I should have bought one of these headsets years ago. You won't just be able to hear better, but it will reduce pilot fatigue overall as well.
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Great Headset!

  • By Gerry from Middletown RI USA on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  • Pros: Comfortable with great sound clarity.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I find the Lightspeed Zulu.2 to be extremely comfortable to wear for several hours at a time without any problems.

    The overall performance exceeded by expectations!
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I would buy this headset again!

  • By Marcelo from Southport QLD Australia on Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Very happy with my Zulu headset. Beautiful design, very comfortable and quiet. Have tested the Bluetooth at the house but in my opinion the headset is not really design for music so it needs more bass but I did not care for this feature. I would use the Bluetooth to call tower for instance in case of comm failure whitch is a good feature to have. Just remember to carry extra batteries specially if you are using the ones that come with. My batteries went down 10 min in a 3 hour flight, not pleasant.
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Excellent Product

  • By Sean from Arroyo Grande CA USA on Wednesday, October 28, 2015
  • Pros: Great fit and very comfortable
  • Cons: None
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This headset is as described. Very comfortable even during long flights up to 6 hours. The noise cancellation feature works great. The only down side is it cancels so much noise the engine is harder to hear. The ear cups are very soft and comfortable, so I wonder just how long they will last. There is no wear signs after 60 hours of flight.
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Awesome GA Headset!

  • By Jeremy from Manheim PA USA on Friday, November 30, 2012
  • Pros: Everything
  • Cons: None
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This is my second Lightspeed Zulu.2. Love it just as good as my first set. Great noice cancelling and clear mic pickup.
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Great for old ears

  • By Richard Attea from North Boston NY USA on Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Excellant for clarity
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All it's said to be!

  • By Thomas from walnut CA USA on Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Pros: Great price and performance
  • Cons: None so far
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This headset has exceeded my expectations. The ANR is great and it's very comfortable to wear over long periods.
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Awesome Headset!

  • By Mitchel from West Des Moines IA USA on Friday, April 04, 2014
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Great headset, noise cancellation is amazing. Battery life is great as well. Included case is perfect for inserting into my flight bag.
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I would buy this product again

  • By David from Gooding ID USA on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Pros: Good value for the money
  • Cons: Need to go on more flights to use it more
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Does great canceling out the noise and comfortable to wear
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Pleasantly surprised at the ANR quality!

  • By Kirk from Homer Glen IL USA on Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Pros: ANR, Bluetooth, cost
  • Cons: Larger/ bulkier than Bose
  • Review: Bought these to replace old DC headsets in my A36. Took one to work just to try out and compare with the Bose A 20, haven’t switched back to the Bose!! Great ANR and Bluetooth! Curious to see how hold up over time with daily usage. Great bang for your buck!!
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Love the Lightspeed Zulu 3. Extremely comfortable even on the longest days, 8-10 hrs. Hu fan of the Bluetooth. All around a great headset.

  • By A Customer from Raleigh NC USA on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Pros: Quality, comfort and function.
  • Cons: Cord clamp poor design needs to be much more durable.
  • Review: Overall quality is excellent. Comfort, noise canceling ability(especially passive), Bluetooth and communication clarity exceed expectations. Only negative is the cord clamp broke after 2 months use.
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  • By David from Bluff Dale TX USA on Tuesday, January 08, 2019
  • Review: More comfortable than Bose.
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Best Buy ANR Headset

  • By taj shoemaker from Kodiak, Alaska on Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Review: This headset is much more durable than the older Zulu's with the unbraided cord. ANR is top of the line. Will keep up with the new Bose. A bit heavier and clunkier than the Bose but just as comfortable to me and better price and durability.
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Better than I thought!

  • By Offshore Pilot. from Pensacola, Florida. on Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Pros: Lightweight, fits very well, doesn’t hurt your ears after hours of flying, very good quality, good on details and a wonderful idea having that lightweight cord.
  • Cons: So far I don’t have yet.
  • Review: I fly helicopters offshore. And my experience with the Zulu 3 was incredible. Doesn’t hurt the ears it all , very comfortable and very good quality ANR. I have used others ANRs before but the Zulu 3 beats all the odds. The best purchase of the year for me! Congrats Lightspeed you did a awesome job!
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Thank goodness for an ANR that is reasonably priced

  • By Ric from Marion MA USA on Sunday, February 22, 2015
  • Pros: Great noise reduction and comfortable.
  • Cons: Boom only works from the left and it goes through AA batteries
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This is the first ANR that I have owned and all I can compare it with is a David Clark H10-13.4. I'm employed as a pilot flying turboprops for a regional carrier. I was exposed to a set of Bose A20 on another aircraft and they were very good. These are as good for a lot less money. It made long hours in the aircraft much more enjoyable.
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  • By Ross from Whakatane BOP New Zealand on Wednesday, July 20, 2016
  • Pros:
  • Cons: Very good fit around ears
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This is the second light speed headset I have purchased. I would have liked a coiled cord. (same as the first one) but I received a straight cord.
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Great

  • By Chris from Bakersfield CA USA on Monday, July 09, 2012
  • Pros: Comfortable ,cool look
  • Cons: None
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] It looks great , very comfortable, in fact I put my Bose headsets on the co-pilot side and wear these
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Very happy with the headset, does all they claim it will.

  • By Waz. from Coffs Harbour NSW Australia on Tuesday, October 02, 2012
  • Pros: Very comfortable
  • Cons: Slightly heavy.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Very comfortable and the noise cancelling is excellent.
    They are a little bulky maybe but then my head is not large.
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I recommend the Zulu2

  • By A Customer from Fort Lauderdale, FL on Monday, September 03, 2012
  • Pros: Fit and noise cancelling.
  • Cons: None noted thus far.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I tried the Bose A20's, but I liked the fit and feel of the Zulu's better. Comfort and fit are important, and for me the Zulu's were the one. The noise cancelling is good, but not so much that you can't hear the engine if it starts running rough and you can still hear the stall warning and even the lost of slipstream when nearing a stall. I am a new pilot and I found that the noise cancelling helps me hear the ATC more clearly.
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  • By Ted from Bakersfield CA USA on Tuesday, August 08, 2017
  • Review: Great!
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My Lightspeed Zulu 3 has become my new best flying friend.

  • By Laura from Merritt Island FL USA on Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Pros: Quality materials and construction. Quiet and comfortable.
  • Cons: Supplied storage case takes up quite a bit of space in my flight bag. Such a minor point given how great the head set is.
  • Review: My first active noise canceling headset and I love it. Very well made. Not cheep plastic like the Bose. Make flying much less fatigueing. Noise canceling works great. Ear seals are comfortable. Feels lighter than you would expect given that it has very little plastic. A truly quality piece.
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I would recommend this product to anyone

  • By A Customer from Kingwood TX USA on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
  • Pros: Niose cancelation feature, microphone quality
  • Cons:
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Noise cancelling effect is superb. Clarity in the microphone is outstanding.
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  • By Terry from Dickinson ND USA on Wednesday, April 04, 2012
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] No complaints at all, works and fits like it should, I am very happy with the zulu 2's
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  • By William from Seattle WA USA on Wednesday, February 08, 2012
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Works as advertised
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Love It

  • By Joel from Marietta GA USA on Tuesday, July 05, 2011
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] It's expensive, but I love it. This is the first headset that I've bought in almost 20 years. It's far more comfortable than what I had been using. I no longer get headaches on long flights. The noise reduction and sound quality are excellent.
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Highly recommend this headset

  • By Norm from Murfreesboro TN USA on Saturday, September 08, 2018
  • Pros: Comfort, noise cancellation, sound quality. Hard case is a plus
  • Cons: None
  • Review: A friend who fly's corporate has both Bose A20 and Zulu 3. He recommended I try both before buying and so I did. Ear caps are too small on Bose. I could hear wind noise from vents. Zulu 3 sound quality is better, their more comfortable, and they did a better job of cancelling noise. The choice was easy.
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  • By Doug from Fort Smith AR USA on Saturday, January 07, 2012
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2]
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  • By A Customer from Birmingham AL USA on Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This is my second LightSpeed headset and I am pleased with the purchase.
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I would buy this product again

  • By Dennis from Henderson NV USA on Tuesday, January 02, 2018
  • Pros: The rope style cord is great
  • Cons: Cord could be a little longer
  • Review: Great audio, Fly 3-4 hours daily and the batteries still good after 30 days.
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  • By Steven from Lynden WA USA on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Review: Very comfortable to wear.
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Great Value and Performance

  • By Paul from Texas on Friday, December 01, 2017
  • Pros: Noise reduction, comfort, earpads, cord, control
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Wore it yesterday for the first time. Total of 3.6 hours. Very comfortable - really didn't notice it. And I have a large head and big ears. The ANR was very effective over my whining Rotax 912. Also like the cord - lightweight and flexible.
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Great sound, comfortable to wear, easy to use

  • By Gerald from Watertown SD USA on Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Pros: Price, great comfort fit
  • Cons: None
  • Review: First tried this product in a long cross country. The headset fits comfortably and perform flawlessly with great sound both from the onboard avionics as well as Bluetooth music.
    Not completely intuitive to adjust the stereo mono switch under the battery-compartment based on avionics installed in the airplane I needed to contact customer support which was very helpful troubleshooting the problem setting.
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Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset - Love it!

  • By Tom from Westminster CO USA on Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Pros: Quality, noise cancelation, sound quality
  • Cons: none
  • Review: Enjoy the headset, noise cancelation works like a champ and sound is fantastic. Bluetooth to my phone for background music works great.
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Beats Bose in everyway

  • By John from Oklahoma City OK USA on Thursday, June 08, 2017
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Absolutely the cats meow!
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  • By Jean-Pol from Kingwood TX USA on Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Pros: Perfect fit, even with glasses on. Great clarity, awesome quality of equipment.
  • Cons: None!
  • Review: Love everything about the Zulu 3. Exceeded my expectation!
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I’ve been totally satisfied

  • By Tom from Lafayette LA USA on Thursday, December 19, 2019
  • Pros: Comfortable less expensive
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Light and very comfortable around the ears even on long flights. I used Bose previous to this and this is less expensive and does the job
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Best Headset I Could Have Invested In

  • By Garrett from Pleasant Prairie WI USA on Wednesday, July 08, 2020
  • Review: Excellent ANR, Extremely Comfortable and Adjustable, High Quality Braided Cord, Soft Leather Material.  Great Battery Life as Well.
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  • By Glenn from Xenia OH USA on Tuesday, October 13, 2020
  • Pros: new cords are tougher.
  • Cons:
  • Review: So quiet the stall warning horn is hard to hear.
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Would buy again and again

  • By Joe from Henderson NV USA on Friday, August 09, 2019
  • Review: Comfortable And lightweight. This was my first noise cancelling headset and it works wonderfully. I would definitely recommend this headset.
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Does a good Job

  • By Skot from Madison WI USA on Monday, September 09, 2019
  • Pros: Cover ears well, nice microphone, lightweight flexible cord.
  • Cons: A little bit of audio weirdness if the seals are not snug.
  • Review: These headsets are in my opinion sound-wise, equal to the Bose I have, only different. I like the (side tone) sound of the microphone, the earcups are a nice size, the seals are good and I must say the battery life is great so far, and they are easy to shut off. (In my Bose, the auto power shutoff I suspect doesn’t shut off at all or completely, so I need to keep a supply of batteries on the seat). Flexible cord is nice, and so far the cord clips are intact (they are very similar to the Bose clips...which break). All in all, I’m satisfied and they seem quite robust. Time will tell for sure.
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The best Headset that I ever had. I love it.

  • By Ricardo from Pensacola FL USA on Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Pros: Very light a good quality.
  • Cons: I can’t use it in my car...!!!
  • Review: Very nice in comfort and sound.
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Quality

  • By Thomas from Gilroy CA USA on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • Pros: Good
  • Cons:
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Well made with quality materials.
    I've used other anr headsets and always had issues with getting a good seal. Not the case with this headset. The sound clarity is exceptional.

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Have recommended this to others

  • By Jeffrey from Racine WI USA on Tuesday, July 19, 2016
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Comfortable, good noise reduction, clear audio.
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  • By ALEJANDRO from Miami FL USA on Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Pros: Very happy with the headset
  • Cons: Nothing so far.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Good quality.
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When silence is good

  • By David from New Freedom PA USA on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Pros: Kills all the most intrusive noise I use to hear, nice to be able to bluetooth my Iphone, nice case and really like the cord
  • Cons: Price.
  • Review: Took me a few years to finally pay for these. My Zulu 3 Headset is great. Upgraded from passive headsets. I fly a 2 seat ultralight that has a Rotax 2 stroke engine. It runs at 5000-5800 rpm at cruise and is very noisy. The Zulu virtually kills all the drone and low frequency noise from the prop and engine. It makes it much easier to hear my passenger and radio. It still lets the higher frequency noise thru but has been worth every penny I paid for it. A night and day difference to my old headset. I Definitely recommend this headset.
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My Lightspeed ANR

  • By Phil from Punta Gorda FL USA on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • Pros: Fits my head and my helmet very nicely.
  • Cons: None so far.
  • Review: Haven't used it to much yet as I'm still building my gyro. But soon😀
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It does everything I need

  • By Bear Lemley from Bangkok , Thailand on Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Pros: Two AA batteries last a long long time, very light and comfortable, very quiet and clear, great microphone, works well in the gulfstreams
  • Cons: low battery warning could be a little longer. (nitpick)
  • Review: I use this for my work as a corporate pilot. This is a headset that I can wear all day. We have legs with two crew up to 10 hours and more with crew rotation (so I would have it on less). I have own this head set now for a couple of years. I sold my Zulu and Zulu 2's in perfect working order. I fly about 30 hours a month (15 day duty) around the planet conversing with all different dialects of the world. This headset make that an easy task. The batteries last so long it's hard to remember when it was that I last replaced them. I think it's about 3 times a years with lithium AA's. they are so comfortable I used them to watch movies when I am in the airplane doing nav updates for hours. I have used customer service to order fresh ear pads about every 20 months and the reps at Lightspeed are always knowledgeable cheerful and helpful. shipping is immediate even to Thailand.
    I will not be trading up, as I cannot do four batteries for a fraction of the operating time.
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I bought this product again, because I like to use it

  • By Sergey Pivovar Van's RV-10 Pilot from Lipetsk Lipetsk province Russia on Thursday, September 08, 2016
  • Pros: The presence of Bluetooth
  • Cons: No
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Reliable, comfortable, effective reduce noise, aesthetic.
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  • By A Customer on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2]
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BETTER THAN BOSE FOR LESS

  • By Robert from Clinton Twp MI USA on Monday, September 14, 2020
  • Pros: ULTRA QUIET, AWESOME SOUND REPRODUCTION
  • Cons: EXPENSIVE
  • Review: I HAD THE BOSE A20, AND BOUGHT THESE. WITHOUT A DOUBT THE ZULU IS BY FAR A BETTER, MORE COMFORTABLE, BETTER NOISE CANCELLING AND A BTEER OVERALL VALUE.
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Exceeds my expectations

  • By William from Corpus Christi TX USA on Wednesday, October 07, 2020
  • Pros: Features, fit, price, long-battery life
  • Cons: Ear cups are soft, fit well, but pop off the headset too easily if bumped. Check your surroundings. :)
  • Review: Great ANR, clarity, and mic. Lightweight, minimal ear pressure. Durable Lightweight, flexible cables. Great for long distance. The Compriority feature is solid. Haven't tried the music or cellphone yet but the BT for aviation apps alerts is great. The auto-shut-off is a selling point which contributes to the long battery life. The Bose may look 'sexier' but for performance, features, price, and 7 year warranty this headset has VALUE written all over it. My wife tried these on and promised she'd fly more often if she had a set.
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Best Headset I Could Have Invested In

  • By Garrett from Pleasant Prairie WI USA on Wednesday, July 08, 2020
  • Pros: Excellent ANR, Extremely Comfortable and Adjustable, High Quality Braided Cord, Soft Leather Material. Great Battery Life as Well.
  • Cons: None
  • Review:
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Love It

  • By Pete from Brisbane QLD Australia on Monday, February 25, 2013
  • Pros: Easy to use, cheaper, comfortable
  • Cons: Only con is wearing sunglasses with this headset. If there is a gap in the seal, some sound does get in. Keep this in mind when buying sunglasses and get arms the sit flush aginst your head.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I love this headset and would thoroughly recommend it! Lightweight, comfortable and easy to use. I was considering the Bose A20 headset but I don't see much, if any, difference.
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comfortable headset

  • By A Customer from Los Altos Hills CA USA on Thursday, December 04, 2014
  • Pros: comfortable
  • Cons: not much really.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] This headset is really comfortable. I have a bose X, a Bose a20 and this unit, and of all I find this the most comfortable. Probably because it has a bigger cup, and so sits around my ear without touching it.

    In terms of NR, it's very good, but I'd put the Bose A20 a notch above it.
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I would buy this product again

  • By Gait from Karana Downs QLD Australia on Friday, August 30, 2013
  • Pros: good noise cancelation
  • Cons: the cord from the control/battery box to the headset is to long, from the control/batery box to the plugs way to short
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I had just been flying for about half an hour and had been using the stock standard David Clarks that seem to be found in any hired aircraft you put your butt in, and for Lightspeed that probably was lucky, because when I swapped them for the Lightspeed Zulu I I could not believe the difference. I had the feeling that I could hear the engine and prop better with most of the cockpit noise gone your can concentrate on the noise that matters
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Lightspeed Zulu.2

  • By A Customer from Oakland CA USA on Wednesday, May 14, 2014
  • Pros: Nice noise canceling, yet engine and radios are perfectly clear.
  • Cons: Could be more adjustable to accommodate smaller head sizes.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] The Lightspeed Zulu.2 is quiet and comfortable. I use a Bose A20 headset for myself as pilot (I have a small head and the Bose fits perfectly) and love it. I have the Zulu for my passengers as I think it's more versatile for various head sizes, and my husband loves it. The Zulu may surpass the Bose in comfort, but it's just a little too large for me and slips back on my head a bit.
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Love my headset

  • By A Customer from Maine on Monday, June 30, 2014
  • Pros: Great comfort and clarity
  • Cons: The power module
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I realize comfort is subjective but no other headset has been anywhere near as comfortable for me and that's a major factor for a CFI. I've tried the Bose A20 and think the two are virtually identical in sound quality, noise cancellation (both active and passive), but the Bose hurts my head after 1-2 hours. I would give 5 stars but the control module's easy-to-press power button turns on in my bag at the slightest bump and I hate the carrying case. But overall worth every penny, I love them, and you couldn't pay me to trade it for Bose. The best headset I've tried yet, by far.
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very good

  • By henry from marietta GA USA on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
  • Pros: sound
  • Cons: mic boom does not swivel
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Great headset , OK in comfort, a little to sensitive with on the mic sometimes, the mic boom does not swivel.  L seat OK, R seat has to deal with the cable across the chest and under arm.
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Trade Up

  • By William from Woodbridge CA USA on Tuesday, September 08, 2015
  • Pros: Excellent fit and very confortable
  • Cons: Nose cancellation is not markedly better than old set
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Purchased for better blue tooth operation. Traded up from the Lightspeed Sierra. Nose cancellation is not noticeable better, but mike works a lot better. Very comfortable, and fits nicely, much better than old.
    Not sure it was worth the increase in price, even with the trade up program.
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Everything I expected.

  • By Carlos Pesina from Brownsville TX USA on Monday, August 19, 2013
  • Pros: I love the way the look and how light they are. Bluetooth connection is very good and the Active Noise Reduction really makes a difference.
  • Cons: Bad points: strong vibrations may cause the headset to lose some of the isolation around the ear and, if the ANR is activated, you might get some "cavitation" phenomenon that could be uncomfortable.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] It met everything I expected of the product from the reviews posted on the net and the Lightspeed ads.
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This May Be My Last Headset

  • By Steve Craigle from Arlington WA USA on Monday, July 01, 2013
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Comfort; 3hr cross countries with no pain at all.
    Turns off automatically; Even turns ON when engine noise detected!
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Nice but not wonderful

  • By john from Downers Grove IL USA on Monday, May 20, 2013
  • Pros: Cheaper than the Bose but with Bluetooth music
  • Cons: $200 less design and ruggedness than the Bose. Less satisfying
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] The Zulu headset promised a lot of features, and it delivered them. If I did not already own a Bose A20, I probably would have been completely satisfied. After weeks of using it as my primary headset, I keep finding myself going back to the Bose.
    The Bose has a better feel to it. It
    The Zulu noise reduction sounds tinny and not as solid.
    The Zulu feels floppy and less rugged than the Bose
    When settling the ear cups on my ears, I can produce a high pitch squeal when manipulating them
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pricey.....but suits my needs

  • By sal from hillsboro MO USA on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
  • Pros: light....comfortable
  • Cons: pricey
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I fly fairly long distance EMS flights ....tried the Bose A20 first.....the straight cord sucked for helicopter application....sold it, & got the Lightspeed with coiled cord. Very comfortable, & works well on long flights...
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maybe not so good for a smaller head

  • By Douglas from Virginia Beach VA USA on Monday, July 18, 2011
  • Pros: the noise cancellation is excellent
  • Cons: the cups let in noise even if I turn my head just a little bit
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Meets expectations.

    Strange as it sounds it might be better if it actually squeezed the head a little bit more to keep the cups from breaking the seal with even slight head turns.
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Does the job it says it will very erll

  • By A Customer from PARAMOUNT CA USA on Wednesday, January 04, 2012
  • Pros: Quality, price, comfort
  • Cons: Supplied case could be improved to take up less room in flight case
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Overall excellent headset and compared very well to its rivals. Very good comfort, good quality. Bluetooth works very well however I find the noise reduction facility for when a radio transmission is received rather fiddly and do far not managed to get it going properly(albeit I've only tried it once so far!) control box can get in the way a little at times in the cockpit but a minor issue. Although headset folds into a small unit it can only fit in the case one way do that facility it rather pointless without designing a smaller case which would be very usefull indeed.
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  • By daniel from Yakima WA USA on Tuesday, May 09, 2017
  • Pros: Great weight, comfort and ANR.
  • Cons: A real bear so far adjusting it for Bluetooth call quality in helicopter cockpit
  • Review:
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Great product

  • By Tom from Shreveport LA USA on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • Pros: Comfort
  • Cons: None
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Was recommended to me by my instructor for comfort and quality. He was right! Very comfortable and I have not had any issues with them so far.
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I like it

  • By Kathleen from Everett WA USA on Thursday, August 01, 2013
  • Pros: Clear, good sound, good noise cancelling
  • Cons: a bit big
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I don't have much to compare this to, as I'm new to flying, but this product sure beats the cheap rentals that are offered at the flight school! I agree with some assessments that it can be a bit loose on smaller heads (like mine), but so far that has not caused any problems, I just have to make sure they are adjusted and sitting on top of my head properly. Good noise cancelling & sound, ok price from what I have seen.
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I would buy this product again.

  • By Rick from Houston TX USA on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
  • Pros: Clarity of sound and light weight
  • Cons: Battery access
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Noise reduction and clarity are well above average. Comfort is above average. Access to battery compartment is tricky at first (a bit of a pain)
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Litespeed Zulu 3

  • By James from Aguila AZ USA on Friday, January 04, 2019
  • Pros: Well made, quality product. Phone and mic jac cabling is superb for use in small cramped cockpit. Better priced than comparable headsets.
  • Cons: Higher clamping pressure on head, more background noise compared to previous headset
  • Review: The Zulu 3 headset is well made and looks and feels high quality throughout. All indications are that it will be very durable over the long haul. The mic and phone jack cables are small and flexible, feel very durable and are easy to manage in the cockpit. Communication wise (external and intercom) the Zulu 3 is very clear.

    I have previously been using a Bose A20's headset in my RV6 prior to this purchase. The RV6 is not noted for being a quiet environment (headset required aircraft). After using the Zulu 3 for a month I have switched back to using the Bose A20 headset.

    My observations is that the Zulu 3 has higher clamping pressure on my head compared to the Bose so the Bose is more comfortable. The background noise/sounds with the Zulu seem louder when compared to the Bose A20. In addition, when turning my head from facing straight ahead, the background sound level increases noticeably with the Zulu 3 something I don't detect with the Bose.

    Having read it many times before, I have now proved to myself that aircraft headsets are very user subjective so your mileage may vary.
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good sound control

  • By A Customer from Midlothian TX USA on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  • Pros:
  • Cons: Needs to be bluetooth to aircraft radios, one plug into the dual jack and wireless to the headset!!!!!!
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2]
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Zulu 3 vs DC passive

  • By Lance from Mulberry AR USA on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Pros: Noise reduction, clarity
  • Cons: Terrible thumping noise with the window open on runup
  • Review: Great sound and clarity with excellent noise reduction. My only other phones are passive David Clarks so I cant judge vs any other brands. Microphone must be worn on left side which is not good for me as a CFI. Runups in a C172 with the window down created a terrible thumping noise. No solution known except to close the window ( very hot in summer )
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comfortable , stylish , effective

  • By Harry Greaves from Bulawayo Zimbabwe on Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • Pros: light , comfortable , easy to use
  • Cons: The blue tooth fixture does not seem to work very well for phone calls , for music it is fine
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] These are light, comfortable, and sound quality is excellent . The bluetooth linked to my BlackBerry does not seem to work when trying to make phone calls . Only other small thing is foam cushion over the microphone comes off easily .
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I buy one for me and 6 month later one for my wife

  • By A Customer from Fort de france Martinique Martinique on Monday, July 09, 2012
  • Pros: very comfortable and efficient
  • Cons: price
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] For ears it is perfect. Only the bluetooth need to be reinitialised each time. This can be inconvenient.
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  • By A Customer from mayerthorpe AB Canada on Tuesday, October 09, 2012
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Mic boom could be longer.
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Well, my wife likes them

  • By Mark from Yatala Queensland Australia on Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Pros: Bluetooth, ANR, battery life
  • Cons: PNR could be better, price
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Bought them for my wife. She likes the comfort and features.
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Zulu3

  • By Bill from Arlington TN USA on Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Pros: Comfortable and functions well
  • Cons: Extremely short cable, and my direct email asking to send it back to add cable or acquire and extension lightspped referred me to another vendor that want $55 for an extension. Very poor approach to an obvious and frequently repeated complaint.
  • Review: Excellent ANR, very comfortable, but cables way too short for my flying.
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Great Product!

  • By Mark from Dewitt MI USA on Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Pros: Outstanding audio in noise cancelling mode.
  • Cons: Mike boom does not rotate 180 deg's so you can put on right side of your head.
  • Review: These are great head sets. They are comfortable when adjusted properly. The noise cancelling mode is outstanding and has quality audio in that mode. As a CFI I wish the mike boom would rotate 180 deg's since I sit mostly on the right side of the aircraft. This is only reason I could give it 5 stars. The case is protects the headset well.
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Pros and cons over Bose.

  • By SDKA from Milton FL USA on Wednesday, January 02, 2019
  • Pros: Amazing cord, lightweight. Active and passive reduction great.
  • Cons: Lost ANR on transmitting. Hard to adjust
  • Review:

    Well, hard to say. If you’re moving up from a passive headset, this will be the best thing ever. 

    I came over from an older Bose and had mixed reviews. The overall build, materials, and cord seem much more robust compared to Bose. The Bluetooth is included at no extra cost. If I was solo, this would be the headset.

    The cons, hard to adjust often. In my aircraft, crews switch seats and the headset stays. Getting each persons settings on size, volume and mic gain is hard. We had a constant issue to control the cockpit noise while transmitting.
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Product okay

  • By Mel from Motueka Tasman New Zealand on Saturday, August 10, 2013
  • Pros: Noise cancelling
  • Cons: Read above
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Good noise cancelling and very comfortable to wear. No headaches with a headset like this. Extremely bad passive and very little warning that the batteries are about to die. Lets in noise whenever I turn my head or look up, regardless of whether I'm wearing sunglasses or not. They fall off in aerobatics so I have to wear a headtorch to keep them on. Have tried a Bose A20 set and they are much better. I think thats the way I'll go in the future.
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Not impressed

  • By Michael from La Fontaine IN USA on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
  • Pros: Looks nice
  • Cons: Doesn't perform as well as much cheaper headsets
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] I was disappointed with the noise reduction capability. I have an older D Clark anr headset that performs better than the ZULU. The ZULU is NOT worth the $. I really wish I had purchased the new DC headset.
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Defective out of the box, Factory repair. Okay for now.

  • By James from Rancho Cucamonga CA USA on Friday, January 18, 2013
  • Pros:
  • Cons: Defect on arrival
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] First let me say it is working well and I am happy but not sure I'd go this way again. Ordered on line (11/12/13), arrived 7 days later, tried them that day without an airplane and observed noisy buzz in one ear. I thought it might be due to the fact that they were not plugged in. Wasn't the case; at next opportunity to fly same issue issue, defective right out of the box. Was told that I had to send back to Lightspeed for repair. Was sent RMA and mailing label (paid return is not usual policy). Took 5 days there, 1 day to fix and 5 days return on 1/16/13.
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Performance not conclusive

  • By David from Marshall Ct Airport IL USA on Tuesday, June 19, 2012
  • Pros: HIgh quality fit and finish and packaging
  • Cons: Wind guard comes off - noise canceling not obvious
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Replacement for Bose in prior aircraft. Noise canceling is not obvious when turned on and some wind nose from vents is not cancelled. It was obvious with my Bose. The common complaint wind boot on the mike comes off happened in second week, used a small rubber band to secure it. Blue Tooth pairing and ground test with cell phone was easy and successful. My ACA Explorer is reasonably quiet and I have not seen that much improvement over a set of David Clark passive headsets but have to experiment more to prove to myself headset is working correctly. I have verified all the dip switches were properly set as delivered.
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  • By Ron from Delta CO USA on Monday, February 20, 2012
  • Pros: Quiet
  • Cons: Mic cover falls off all the time
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] Alot of $ for nothing but an headset.
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Fragile plugs

  • By Jim C Mooney driver from Cincinnati on Tuesday, February 07, 2017
  • Pros: Work well when they work.
  • Cons: Fragile plug connections.
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] First use was great. Next use terrible. I guess I bent the cables too much at the plug connectionsomehow, although I was not abusive.
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I phone will not have enuf volume

  • By Ken robbers on Friday, October 04, 2013
  • Pros: Looks nice
  • Cons: Sharp edges Bluetooth can't hear
  • Review: [This review was originally written for the Zulu.2] The top band is sharp stainless steel looks grate but it scratches the in side of my canopy it has exposed sharp edges I have a tail dragger. The Bluetooth works grate when your not flying and the engine is off otherwise you can't hear them and thy can't hear you and the music from the i pod is the same way useless .If you use the wire it's better but still hard to hear over the engine my old anr worked better I'm returning the light speed.
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