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The Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset

Save $50 on each Zulu headset when buying two or more. Your discount will show in the shopping cart. 

The most comfortable, most durable headset Lightspeed has ever made!

Lightspeed engineers researched how pilots perceive noise at various frequencies in the cockpit, then developed technology providing focused noise attenuation over the most critical ranges. The result is the Lightspeed Zulu 3, a headset with the ultimate performance profile and industry-leading total noise cancellation attributes.

Quiet
With patent-pending Microport Vent technology and new electronic cancellation components, the Zulu 3 offers improved active noise reduction (ANR) consistency and performance over a deep, broad range of low frequency noise. The magnesium ear cup is superior at blocking out high frequency noise.

Comfort

  • Weighing in at about 13 ounces, the Lightcomfort design includes plush ear seals, exceptional fit and 15% less side pressure.
  • Performance ear seals are tapered to provide a more natural fit, for greater comfort and stability.
  • Plush ear seals provide 20% more surface area than competitors, for a better seal around glasses frames and a more comfortable distribution of side pressure.
  • Larger cup cavity provides 50% more space for your ears, allowing the entire ear to fit comfortably inside, while preventing the pain caused by seals pressing against the edge of the ear
  • Low-pro file stainless steel headband follows the curve of the head for more comfortable distribution of weight and side pressure

Durability

  • New rugged cables built around a Kevlar core deliver more strength and flexibility with less weight than standard cables
  • Nearly 100% of the headset is made from stainless steel and magnesium
  • Magnesium ear cups are both strong and light, while delivering superior high-frequency noise attenuation
  • A low-profile, stainless steel headband provides lightweight durability and excellent cabin clearance.

Clarity

  • The Dual Aperture Disc™ microphone provides greater noise cancellation for unparalleled voice clarity, more intelligible communications with crisp, rich audio
  • Exclusive, user-adjustable mic gain helps balance loud and soft voices in a multi-headset environment
  • Front Row Center™ (FRC), stereo cross-feed technology, and redesigned speakers deliver crisp, rich audio and unparalleled music fidelity

FlightLink for iPad / iPhone
The first in-flight cockpit recording application for the Apple iPad and iPhone. The free FlightLink app works seamlessly with the Lightspeed Zulu 3 headsets to capture and retrieve incoming and outgoing communications. Store multiple flight recordings on your device or computer, and enjoy instant playback of Air Traffic Control transmissions. On the iPad, draw notes on the large scratchpad. Easily toggle from other apps to access recordings and notes.

Bluetooth Connectivity
The new Zulu's full-function Bluetooth connectivity provides enhanced sound quality for voice, music or compatible audio devices.

Cell Phone/Music Connection
An integrated control box auxiliary input offers an additional option for connecting a cell phone, music player or other audio device.

Stereo or Mono
Match audio panel inputs with a quick switch to stereo or mono.

ComPriority
Never miss important radio communications with patented ComPriority which lowers the volume of any auxiliary device automatically during radio or intercom transmissions.

Auto Shutoff
Lightspeed's proprietary Auto Shutoff feature saves battery life by automatically shutting down the headset power when not in use.

Industry Leading Warranty
Zulu 3 is backed by an industry best 7 year warranty.

Includes
Carrying case, cell phone/music patch cords, cord clip, 2 AA batteries, foam windscreen

Lightspeed Zulu 3 versus Lightspeed Zulu.2
New contoured ear seals are designed to hug the curve of the jaw, reducing side pressure to get a more natural fit for more comfort and stability. These ear seals create 30-50% more space for the ear than other ANR headsets — a key feature of long-term user comfort. The Lightspeed Zulu 3 also includes a free taller head pad to ensure maximum comfort and performance on smaller head shapes (redemption instructions are in the User Guide). In addition the Lightspeed Zulu 3 is outfitted with new cables built around a Kevlar core, which are stronger, lighter, and more flexible than standard cables. And, the Lightspeed Zulu 3 will be backed by an industry-best 7-year warranty (the industry standard is 5 years at best).

Trade-Up Program

Aviation Headset Trade-In Program Trade in your old, working, headset for credit towards the purchase of the Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset!
Get the details of our Headset Trade-In Program.
Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset Options: The Zulu 3 headset is available in the following options:

  • Option 1: Portable Fixed Wing model that uses the two standard plugs (PJ-055 and PJ-068) and a battery box
  • Option 2: Portable Helicopter model with a single U-174/U plug
  • Option 3: Panel Powered with a single LEMO (Redel) Connector (your panel must be wired to use this!)

Try it for 60 days, if you don't love it return it in its original condition for a full refund.  

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At a Glance

Lightspeed Zulu 3 ANR Pilot Headset

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Lightspeed Zulu 3 ANR Pilot Headset Overview:

The Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset

Save $50 on each Zulu headset when buying two or more. Your discount will show in the shopping cart. 

The most comfortable, most durable headset Lightspeed has ever made!

Lightspeed engineers researched how pilots perceive noise at various frequencies in the cockpit, then developed technology providing focused noise attenuation over the most critical ranges. The result is the Lightspeed Zulu 3, a headset with the ultimate performance profile and industry-leading total noise cancellation attributes.

Quiet
With patent-pending Microport Vent technology and new electronic cancellation components, the Zulu 3 offers improved active noise reduction (ANR) consistency and performance over a deep, broad range of low frequency noise. The magnesium ear cup is superior at blocking out high frequency noise.

Comfort

  • Weighing in at about 13 ounces, the Lightcomfort design includes plush ear seals, exceptional fit and 15% less side pressure.
  • Performance ear seals are tapered to provide a more natural fit, for greater comfort and stability.
  • Plush ear seals provide 20% more surface area than competitors, for a better seal around glasses frames and a more comfortable distribution of side pressure.
  • Larger cup cavity provides 50% more space for your ears, allowing the entire ear to fit comfortably inside, while preventing the pain caused by seals pressing against the edge of the ear
  • Low-pro file stainless steel headband follows the curve of the head for more comfortable distribution of weight and side pressure

Durability

  • New rugged cables built around a Kevlar core deliver more strength and flexibility with less weight than standard cables
  • Nearly 100% of the headset is made from stainless steel and magnesium
  • Magnesium ear cups are both strong and light, while delivering superior high-frequency noise attenuation
  • A low-profile, stainless steel headband provides lightweight durability and excellent cabin clearance.

Clarity

  • The Dual Aperture Disc™ microphone provides greater noise cancellation for unparalleled voice clarity, more intelligible communications with crisp, rich audio
  • Exclusive, user-adjustable mic gain helps balance loud and soft voices in a multi-headset environment
  • Front Row Center™ (FRC), stereo cross-feed technology, and redesigned speakers deliver crisp, rich audio and unparalleled music fidelity

FlightLink for iPad / iPhone
The first in-flight cockpit recording application for the Apple iPad and iPhone. The free FlightLink app works seamlessly with the Lightspeed Zulu 3 headsets to capture and retrieve incoming and outgoing communications. Store multiple flight recordings on your device or computer, and enjoy instant playback of Air Traffic Control transmissions. On the iPad, draw notes on the large scratchpad. Easily toggle from other apps to access recordings and notes.

Bluetooth Connectivity
The new Zulu's full-function Bluetooth connectivity provides enhanced sound quality for voice, music or compatible audio devices.

Cell Phone/Music Connection
An integrated control box auxiliary input offers an additional option for connecting a cell phone, music player or other audio device.

Stereo or Mono
Match audio panel inputs with a quick switch to stereo or mono.

ComPriority
Never miss important radio communications with patented ComPriority which lowers the volume of any auxiliary device automatically during radio or intercom transmissions.

Auto Shutoff
Lightspeed's proprietary Auto Shutoff feature saves battery life by automatically shutting down the headset power when not in use.

Industry Leading Warranty
Zulu 3 is backed by an industry best 7 year warranty.

Includes
Carrying case, cell phone/music patch cords, cord clip, 2 AA batteries, foam windscreen

Lightspeed Zulu 3 versus Lightspeed Zulu.2
New contoured ear seals are designed to hug the curve of the jaw, reducing side pressure to get a more natural fit for more comfort and stability. These ear seals create 30-50% more space for the ear than other ANR headsets — a key feature of long-term user comfort. The Lightspeed Zulu 3 also includes a free taller head pad to ensure maximum comfort and performance on smaller head shapes (redemption instructions are in the User Guide). In addition the Lightspeed Zulu 3 is outfitted with new cables built around a Kevlar core, which are stronger, lighter, and more flexible than standard cables. And, the Lightspeed Zulu 3 will be backed by an industry-best 7-year warranty (the industry standard is 5 years at best).

Trade-Up Program

Aviation Headset Trade-In Program Trade in your old, working, headset for credit towards the purchase of the Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset!
Get the details of our Headset Trade-In Program.
Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset Options: The Zulu 3 headset is available in the following options:

  • Option 1: Portable Fixed Wing model that uses the two standard plugs (PJ-055 and PJ-068) and a battery box
  • Option 2: Portable Helicopter model with a single U-174/U plug
  • Option 3: Panel Powered with a single LEMO (Redel) Connector (your panel must be wired to use this!)

Try it for 60 days, if you don't love it return it in its original condition for a full refund.  

 

172 CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • Lightspeed Zulu 3 ANR Pilot Headset

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Good but not for small head

  • By A Customer from USA on Tuesday, May 24, 2022
  • Pros: Quality, feel
  • Review: Good quality headset but when I move my head the bottom of the ear seals often wouldn’t seal on my head. I wear hat size 7 1/8

    Another student has larger head & ears and loves them for the extra room.

  • Verified Purchase

Great aviation fix wing headset

  • By Richard from Lakeland FL USA on Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • Pros:
  • Review: I would recommend this headset. If your not worried about spending money for a brand name. I wear glasses and don't hear well. Protect what's left and purchase this headset.

  • Verified Purchase

Surprising performance

  • By Steve from Plant City FL USA on Thursday, April 21, 2022
  • Pros: Features, capabilities and quality.
  • Review: Bought this six months ago. Performs flawlessly. Would compare it to a soundproofed room. Easy set up and operation, and if you forget to turn it off, it turns itself off. Many desirable features. I am going to purchase a second one to replace my other non- noise canceling headset. Very useful feature is that you can have all your checklists read to you. Very impressive product.

  • Verified Purchase

Solid performance with great comfort and build quality

  • By SR22T Driver from Indianapolis IN USA on Tuesday, April 05, 2022
  • Pros: Comfort, ANR quality, and awesome cord material.
  • Review: I have other brands including Bose. I find these to be a more comfortable fit and the seal around my ears is better. Everyone’s head and ear size is different so your experience may vary. With that said, I am extremely pleased with my purchase.

  • Verified Purchase

Comfortable headset with good sound quality and noise cancelling

  • By A Customer from Bath MI USA on Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Pros: comfortable, adjustable volume, and noise cancelling,
  • Review: I purchased this headset as my first headset. I like it because it is comfortable, it has an adjustable volume, and it has noise cancelling. I have no complaints, and I would recommend it to others.

  • Verified Purchase

Good But Not Great

  • By A Customer from DTW on Tuesday, August 03, 2021
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good Noise Cancelling if Sealed Properly
  • Review: I owned an original Zulu for many years and now have a Zulu 3, and while I would say it's a good headset, it also has some issues. One annoyance is that in a loud GA aircraft if you do not have a perfect seal around your ear the headset will make a loud popping sound, which I assume is the ANR trying to compensate for the noise. This is especially noticeable with sunglasses on or when flying aerobatics or in turbulence when the G forces tend to jostle the headset around. Another annoyance that I notice a lot in jets is an electrical interference noise if there are any devices in the vicinity that are not in airplane mode.

    Beyond that is the overall nickel and diming nature of Lightspeed as a company these days compared to when I owned my original Zulu. For instance, I recently needed to send my Zulu 3 in for a warranty repair since the boom mic kept falling down (which is a common complaint on these headsets) and they made me pay for shipping to Oregon despite it being a covered defect. They have also seriously started overcharging for accessories. For example, it is $50 for a new carrying case, $35 for new ear seals, and a full $5 for a new mic muff! Part of the reason I got a Zulu 3 was Lightspeed's reputation for great customer support, but unfortunately it seems some of that has waned over the years. Heck, they wouldn't even give me a new Lightspeed hat this year at Oshkosh to replace the one I got six or seven years ago at the show. They told me if I wanted a hat I needed to buy another headset. It's trivial but I think it serves as an example of the overall direction the company has gone, which is really a shame.

  • Verified Purchase

Very good product ( didn't come with any type of operation manual )

  • By David Tygerson from Ashland OR USA on Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • Pros: good
  • Review: ( didn't come with any type of operation manual ) would have been nice to read a little about options.

  • Verified Purchase

Good but not for small head

  • By A Customer from USA on Tuesday, May 24, 2022
  • Pros: Quality, feel
  • Cons: Doesn’t seal well on small head
  • Review: Good quality headset but when I move my head the bottom of the ear seals often wouldn’t seal on my head. I wear hat size 7 1/8

    Another student has larger head & ears and loves them for the extra room.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 9 Other people found this review helpful.
  • Verified Purchase

Great aviation fix wing headset

  • By Richard from Lakeland FL USA on Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • Review: I would recommend this headset. If your not worried about spending money for a brand name. I wear glasses and don't hear well. Protect what's left and purchase this headset.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.
  • Verified Purchase

Surprising performance

  • By Steve from Plant City FL USA on Thursday, April 21, 2022
  • Pros: Features, capabilities and quality.
  • Cons: Cannot find any room for improvement
  • Review: Bought this six months ago. Performs flawlessly. Would compare it to a soundproofed room. Easy set up and operation, and if you forget to turn it off, it turns itself off. Many desirable features. I am going to purchase a second one to replace my other non- noise canceling headset. Very useful feature is that you can have all your checklists read to you. Very impressive product.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.
  • Verified Purchase

Solid performance with great comfort and build quality

  • By SR22T Driver from Indianapolis IN USA on Tuesday, April 05, 2022
  • Pros: Comfort, ANR quality, and awesome cord material.
  • Cons: None noted
  • Review: I have other brands including Bose. I find these to be a more comfortable fit and the seal around my ears is better. Everyone’s head and ear size is different so your experience may vary. With that said, I am extremely pleased with my purchase.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 5 Other people found this review helpful.
  • Verified Purchase

Comfortable headset with good sound quality and noise cancelling

  • By A Customer from Bath MI USA on Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Pros: comfortable, adjustable volume, and noise cancelling,
  • Cons: none
  • Review: I purchased this headset as my first headset. I like it because it is comfortable, it has an adjustable volume, and it has noise cancelling. I have no complaints, and I would recommend it to others.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 6 Other people found this review helpful.

Good But Not Great

  • By A Customer from DTW on Tuesday, August 03, 2021
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good Noise Cancelling if Sealed Properly
  • Cons: Overpriced Accesories, Customer Service Is Not What It Used To Be, Blinking Light On Controller All The Time
  • Review: I owned an original Zulu for many years and now have a Zulu 3, and while I would say it's a good headset, it also has some issues. One annoyance is that in a loud GA aircraft if you do not have a perfect seal around your ear the headset will make a loud popping sound, which I assume is the ANR trying to compensate for the noise. This is especially noticeable with sunglasses on or when flying aerobatics or in turbulence when the G forces tend to jostle the headset around. Another annoyance that I notice a lot in jets is an electrical interference noise if there are any devices in the vicinity that are not in airplane mode.

    Beyond that is the overall nickel and diming nature of Lightspeed as a company these days compared to when I owned my original Zulu. For instance, I recently needed to send my Zulu 3 in for a warranty repair since the boom mic kept falling down (which is a common complaint on these headsets) and they made me pay for shipping to Oregon despite it being a covered defect. They have also seriously started overcharging for accessories. For example, it is $50 for a new carrying case, $35 for new ear seals, and a full $5 for a new mic muff! Part of the reason I got a Zulu 3 was Lightspeed's reputation for great customer support, but unfortunately it seems some of that has waned over the years. Heck, they wouldn't even give me a new Lightspeed hat this year at Oshkosh to replace the one I got six or seven years ago at the show. They told me if I wanted a hat I needed to buy another headset. It's trivial but I think it serves as an example of the overall direction the company has gone, which is really a shame.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 11 Other people found this review helpful.
  • Verified Purchase

Very good product ( didn't come with any type of operation manual )

  • By David Tygerson from Ashland OR USA on Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • Pros: good
  • Cons: volume control blue tooth a little big
  • Review: ( didn't come with any type of operation manual ) would have been nice to read a little about options.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

3 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  • Previously Asked Questions

  • Thursday, December 09, 2021

    Q: Does Zulu 3 only come with straight cord or is there a coiled cord option?

    A: The Zulu 3 only comes with the rugged Kevlar core straight cables. 

  • Monday, September 06, 2021

    Q: Does the Zulu 3 work either Bluetooth or plug in? Beginner pilot trainee, so I may not know what I am asking.

    A: The Bluetooth feature allows you to connect the headset to your cell phone or tablet via Bluetooth wireless connection.  The headset itself will still plug into the plane with the standard dual plugs.

  • Saturday, May 29, 2021

    Q: does this headset come with a carrying case

    A: Yes!  It includes a carrying case, cell phone/music patch cords, cord clip, 2 AA batteries, and foam windscreen.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Lightspeed Zulu Headset Refresher Kit
Lightspeed Zulu Headset Refresher Kit

Make your Lightspeed Zulu like new again! This kit includes two microphone muffs, one pair of ear seals and a new head pad.

Lightspeed  Zulu / Sierra / Tango Memory Foam Ear Seals
Lightspeed Zulu / Sierra / Tango Memory Foam Ear Seals

Replacement Memory Foam Ear Seals for Lightspeed Zulu, Zulu.2, Zulu PFX, Sierra and Tango Headsets.

Mic Cover for LightSPEED Headsets
Mic Cover for LightSPEED Headsets

Foam Cover for Lightspeed Microphones.

Lightspeed Zulu Head Pad Replacement
Lightspeed Zulu Head Pad Replacement

Replacement Head Pad for Lightspeed Zulu Headsets.

Lightspeed Zulu Head Pad Replacement - TALL
Lightspeed Zulu Head Pad Replacement - TALL

Replacement Head Pad for Lightspeed Zulu Headsets - Extra Thick / Tall

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