Pilot USA PA 17-79T ANR Headset

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Reviews for Pilot USA PA 17-79T ANR Headset

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Not what I expected

  • By A Customer from Daytona Beach, FL on Monday, February 22, 2010
  • Pros: Comfortable, good passive noise reduction
  • Cons: Active noise reduction is nowhere near what the manufacturer advertises
  • Review: I have had this headset for about six months and other than being comfortable, it doesn't have much else going for it. The Pilot USA website shows graphs comparing the ANR of leading headsets like Bose X and Lightspeed, each showing that this headset has more decibels of ANR than the leading competitors. I have used both Bose and Lightspeed headsets and they have exponentially better noise reduction than the 17-79. I have also had to send it to Pilot USA because of a defective mic. I would not recommend this to others and I will be purchasing a different brand in the near future
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  • By MHG from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Monday, July 13, 2009
  • Pros: Good price. Good customer support from manufacturer
  • Cons: Passive noise reduction is inferior to my ol' PNR David Clark headset
  • Review: Would not fit my (large) head without substitute cushioning obtained directly from the manufacturer. They were friendly and helpful. The passive noise reduction was clearly inferior to my good ol' David Clark H10-13.4, so even with the ANR turned on I wasn't blown away with the total noise reduction. Everything was plastic and I'd be concerned about its longevity. Has a good warranty. Unfortunately, I think that you'd likely need a warranty repair in that period.
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Not so good

  • By A Customer on Friday, July 26, 2013
  • Pros: Good hearing protection when batteries go flat
  • Cons: Squealing issues, even after they had been sent back for repair. Side bands slip when adjusted, have to keep readjusting
  • Review: There are some good qualities about this headset, but it is a heavy heatset compared to some that are coming out. Clamping was a bit tight still after adjusting out. Ears ache after an hour. Band adjustment for your head side keeps slipping to maximum. It squeals with noise cancelling on after an hour or so. I have seen others with the same issue on other forums. Main wire going into head broke easy, one ear piece only working now. Buy a Bose A20, if you are worried about your Bose battery going flat, take a spare with you when flying.
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