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Faro G2 ANR (Active Noise Reduction) Premium Pilot Aviation Headset with Mp3 Input - Black
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- Backed by FARO’s World-Famous Commercial-Grade Three-Year Replacement Warranty. Pilot Care Service Centers in U.S.
- Premium Pleather Ear Protection offers up to an incredible 52db of Noise Reduction with Active noise compression technology.
- MP3/Radio/iPod/iPad Compatible
- Pilot Headset engineered in the United States
- Premium Noise Cancelling Electret Microphone ensures crystal clear communication every time
- Connectivity technology: Wired
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Faro G2-ANR Premium ANR Pilot Aviation Headset with Mp3 Input, Black
Take it to the Skies with the Faro Aviation Headset with Advanced ANR Technology.
The new Faro G2 Active Noise Reduction (ANR) is designed for pilots who take flying seriously. Using the newest sound technology, G2 Active noticeably reduces cockpit noise up to 52 dB. So you can fly longer, more comfortably, in a quieter environment. It has everything you would want from an aviation headset.
Large Soft Cushion – High Durability and Super Comfortable.
Extra Comfort for long cross-country flights. Made of soft, durable fiber, the cushion makes the headset feel extra light. The cushion is a universal size that fits snuggly onto your head and makes your flying experience that much more enjoyable.
Noise Cancelling Electret Microphone – Clean Communication for Pilots.
Featuring an advanced fully adjustable microphone beam with wind screen which allows ATC and your companions to hear you loud and clear. The Faro aviation headset utilizes front electret technology which provides great noise cancellation, and the microphone has been perfected to deliver high-quality crystal clear communication. These features will ensure that no one will mishear another important word in any conversation you have while airborne.
Premium Leather Ear Protection: Reliability – Check! Snugly – Check! Safety – Check!
Soft leather ear protection provides you with an amazing 23 dB in passive noise reduction, and additional 29 dB of active noise reduction for a total of up to 52 dB. G2 Active headset comfortably protects your ears while providing maximum defense against sound distortions from the outside such as cockpit engine and wind.
MP3/Audio Compatible – Bring More Life to your Aircraft with Music!
Bring your favorite songs on board! Simply plug-in the heavy duty 3.5 millimeter auxiliary cable (included) into your Faro headset and take the joy of flying to a whole new level. The Faro headset lets you enjoy music anywhere you go. Now you can hum to your favorite tunes thousands of feet in the air without missing a single verse or beat of the sound track.
Active Noise Reduction Technology (ANR) – No More Unwanted Noise.
Faro G2 Active reduces the unwanted ambient noise in the cockpit by using both Passive Noise Reduction (PNR) and Active Noise Reduction (ANR). Passive Noise Reduction is achieved by placing sound absorbing material between your ears and the outside environment. Active Noise Reduction is achieved by placing a microphone inside the ear cup to 'read' incoming noise and generating an 'anti‐noise' signal through the speakers. The anti‐noise and the ambient noise will cancel each other before they reach the ear. Through this technology, low frequency ambient noise is significantly reduced and important communication can be heard in a clear, crisp manner. The best part is that the G2 headset will continue to operate as a standard aviation headset should the ANR become inactive for any reason such as low or no battery power.
- Uses two AA batteries – Battery will last up to 30 hours depending on environment.
- Supports mono and stereo intercoms.
- Headset will operate as normal PNR headset with low or no battery power.
- Connection Type: Standard Dual Plug for GA.
- 3-Year Full Coverage Warranty – Satisfaction Guaranteed. If anything happens to your headset, simply ship it back to Faro Aviation and receive a replacement within 3 years of purchase. Faro Aviation Headsets are made of highest quality and durable material. Faro Aviation customers are also eligible for lifetime wear and tear protection. Each unit is carefully inspected for defects prior to shipment to ensure full customer satisfaction.
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Test 1 PNR (Passive) mode:
- Started the Archer and set idle to 1000 rpms and put on the G2’s with ANR turned off. They offered very little if any passive noise cancelling. In fact as I lifted one ear cup off my ear I could barely tell any difference. I removes the G2’s and put on my Avcomm 900’s, and most all noise was going. Now, I own 2 sets of 900’s and 2 sets of 747’s and 1 set of 13.4’s so I know that the 900 that I bought along for testing are typical of the other headsets I own and all perform about the same. In passive mode the G2 failed horribly.
- I removes the leather ear seals from the G2 and replaced them with Gel seal from my Avcomm 900. I than ran the same test. The G2 preformed much better but still not acceptable in PNR mode. I then pushed the G2’s ear cups against my ears (clamping force) with a much high force than any headset I have even worn. The preformed much better. Still well below my 900’s.
Test 2 ANR (Active) mode:
- I put the leather seals back on the G2’ and turned on the ANR. You can tell the difference with the ANR on. The low base of engine is removed. But, interestingly enough they are still very loud compared to any of my other 900’s 747’s and 13.4’s. So again I remove the leather ear seals again and replaced them with my Gel seals from my Avcomm 900’s. The ANR worked much better with the gel seals “Might be the shape of my head that’s making the difference”. Again I pressed the G2’s against my head with considerable force much higher then you could stand for more than a minute or so. Again the G2’s preformed much better, but still not as good as the Avcomm 900’s. I continued to test throughout the day at different engine power settings as I flew from ATW to PCZ to OSH and finally back to ATW.
- At the end of the day my concussion were clear. The G2’s with Gel seals “from my Avcomm 900’s” and the ANR turned on in the 1978 Piper Archer 180 only preformed about 70% as good as my existing Avcomm 900, 747 and David Clark 13.4 PNR headsets. They did remove a lot of the low engine sound waves but not to the extended of the reviews I been reading. When I compare the G2’s to Lightspeed Sierra for instance, they are nowhere close to the noise reduction of the Sierras, and in fact the G2’s with ANR turned on are not as quiet and the Sierra’s in passive mode. Now I have a normal size head “or so I think” and feel the G2’s where not clamping as much as they should. This could be the cause of a lot of the noise entering around the ear seals. I also believe there’s no noise canceling insulation inside the ear cups causing the poor performance. This kind of sucks as I was looking forward to buying 3 more sets of G2’s for my plane.
I receive a call today from Kevin who works for Faro. He called and asked about the sound problems I was having with the new headset. I explained the problems and the tests I preformed and the results of those tests. After some discussion he felt that I may not have given the headset the best chance for success because I was using the gel seals from my Avcomm 900’s with is a standard size and thickness. Kevin said their gel seals were double the thickness and that the headset they sell with the gel seals also has different ear cups. He offered to send me the new headset designed for gel seals at no charge “try that with Bose or Lightspeed” and have me try them for a week. Now this is what customer service is all about and Bose the others could learn a few things from these guys.
I’ll keep you posted as I’ll be flying on Saturday…
Okay, so here's my update. The new headset arrived on Thursday just as Kevin promised. I had set up some initial testing of the passive capabilities of the headset. Being it was raining I did not go to the airport so I did the next best thing. I went into the garage and started up my 2015 Harley Street Glide and compared all three headsets. As in my previous test the first set of G2's did not block out any of the noise whether it be in passive mode or in active noise cancellation mode. I put on my Avcomm 900's and tested again they blocked out about 80% of the Harley sound but you can still hear a little bit of rumble. I then put on the second set of G2's that I received from Kevin. and they blocked as much of the noise as my Avcomm 900's in PNR mode. I then turned the active noise cancellation on and low and behold all you could hear was a sound of air passing through the air cleaner. The rumble was gone and headset work effectively. I then went out to the airport two days later and flew the Archer, and the G2's work perfectly. The second set that Kevin sent me have have a double density gel ear seals that work much better than the first set. I believe that part of the problem with the first set of G2's is that they also had less clamping pressure then the second set, and the double density ear seals helped tremendously. I can now say with some confidence that I would put these against the Bose and the light speed Zulu 2's as I have just flown with all three sets this weekend. The passive noise canceling of these G2's is on par with the my Avcomm 900's which tremendously better then the David Clark 13.4's that I also own. The passive noise cancellation of this set of G2's will equal anything I have flown with so far. They're definitely better at passive noise cancellation then either the Bose or the lightspeed Zulu 2's. In Active noise cancellation mode I believe they're very close to the Bose, maybe slightly less but definitely on par with the lightspeed Zulus.The customer service and quick response alone Is worth the price of these headsets.
1) The headset is quite comfortable, easy to adjust and feels high quality.
2) The ANR works fairly well (but see below)
3) Auxiliary input is handy
4) Independent volume controls for each ear
1) Very low sensitivity on the mic. You have to speak extremely loudly to activate the intercom VOX. The User Manual does say you will nee to turn down the intercom squelch to make the mic work, but I found that I had to turn it down so much that the other headsets on the intercom were compromised (including one Bose A20 and a cheap PNR headset).
2) Volume is very low in the ear cups. In order to hear the ATC or intercom, I had to crank up the intercom volume and put the individual ear cup volume controls all the way up. This, however, caused the other headsets to be way too loud (we could compensate with my son's A20s, but the cheap set has no volume control, rendering it unusable).
3) The sound quality is very tinny. The ANR does a good job of cutting the low end, but not so much higher frequencies. Worse, music played on the headset using the aux input is totally ruined; all of the bass, and most of the midrange frequencies are cut, leaving the music to sound like it's coming from a cheap AM radio. I suspect the problem is that the ANR only has in-cup mics and not external.
4) Unless the ear cups are absolutely sealed to your head, the ANR pops loudly. This was a huge problem when wearing sunglasses. I did order the gel ear cushions as recommended by some reviewers, but never used them given the other issues listed here.
Overall, I give the headset 3 stars, because they do work "ok" and would be useful if you had a pair of them or were flying solo. The Bose are about 3x the cost of the Faro's, but the features and sound quality of the A20s make up for the pain in the wallet. So my recommendation is to stay with your cheap PNR headset until you can afford the Bose A20s.
-Durable quality - does not seem or feel weak
-ANR - does a good job reducing cabin noise during flights
-Long lasting operating life - the ANR system seems to operator for a long time with standard batteries
-Adjustable volume control
-Durable and sensitive microphone - no issues talking to the co-pilot with the mic thus far
-Lightweight - no issues with wearing this for flights lasting a couple of hours
-Aux port with included cable for MP3 players
-Comfortable and durable earpieces - no issues wearing the headset during hot summer days and no discomfort from wearing them for long periods
-Can't really think of any. While not built like a Bose headset, this ANR headset does a great job providing clear communication inside the cabin without breaking your wallet.
Top international reviews
Giving it a 4 star rating because of the higher price tag compared to the PNR version. If you have a 600 AUD budget, you are probably better off buying a second hand high end Bose A20 or Lightspeed headset.
Le système ANR a parfaitement fonctionné quelques heures, puis s'est mis à produire des battements insupportables et des sifflements genre Larsen.