Headphones

October 24, 2013 - 9:40pm

Headset maker Lightspeed Aviation (Booth No. C11137) is offering a new aviation headset with a suite of options that offer a “personal flying experience” the company abbreviates as “PFX.” The options include “acoustic response mapping” and “streaming quiet.”

“Acoustic response mapping” uses sound waves and advanced signal processing to measure the user’s ear size and shape, adapting audio to each pilot’s “unique auditory landscape.”

May 22, 2013 - 12:13pm

Sennheiser announced its new HMEC 26-2 active-noise-canceling pilot’s headset this week at EBACE. An upgrade from the HMEC 26, its new NoiseGard headset features improved wearing comfort, optimum protection against handling noise and a higher sound pressure level. The headband has been lengthened overall and the end pieces have been designed with a different angle to ensure that the headset sits more comfortably and with more evenly distributed contact pressure, the company said. It also has wider and softer cushions.

May 4, 2013 - 2:25am

Jupiter Avionics introduced its wi-Jac wireless headset/intercom adapter at the AEA show. The $995 wi-Jac system consists of two adapters, one that plugs into the aircraft’s headset jack and another that the headset plugs into. No installation is required, and the wi-Jac system not only eliminates tangled wires in the cockpit but also allows crewmembers to exit the aircraft and remain in communication with each other, instead of unplugging the headset and using a handheld radio.

October 8, 2011 - 10:45am

Embraer has selected Sennheiser to provide its HMEC 26 active noise-reduction headsets for the Phenom 100 and 300, Lineage 1000 and E170 through E195 airliners.

March 6, 2011 - 12:30am

Garmin yesterday unveiled the GMA 350 series digital audio panel for helicopters and fixed-wing applications, with two unique new features for aviation, voice-recognition controls and 3D audio. The new GMA 350 series fits in a box that is pin-compatible with Garmin's GMA 340 series and also audio panels made by other manufacturers.

May 9, 2007 - 9:58am

The prototype personal stereo was famously developed in 1978 to help Sony founder Masaru Ibuka listen to opera while airborne on business trips.

December 1, 2006 - 6:17am

A new and innovative ultralight headset that can be seen on the Terma stand (C232) is gaining support among airline and corporate aircraft pilots, following its certification in the wake of trials last year.

November 9, 2006 - 5:18am

“Let there be light,” said designers at DeCrane Aircraft’s Audio International, and to make it even better, they added full-spectrum color. The Little Rock, Ark.-based company’s Spectra 35 full-color, fully programmable LCD touch control switch is the first in the Spectra 20 Series, named in recognition of the company’s 20th anniversary in business.

 
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