Features include high fidelity headphone drivers for music, gold-plated plugs, rugged ABS ear cups and chrome stainless steel headband combined with the best audio components makes the stereo DRE-4001 the affordable aviation industry leader.
Unfortunately, I flew this headset for about 10 minutes before the mic went completely dead. Fortunately, I still had my old headset on board and was able to make it back to home base airport. Testing on the ground with engine running and not, the mic continued to be inop. Both my old headsets worked fine. My intercom is a 3-month old Sigtronics, also from Spruce. Customer service has allowed me to return the defective headset, and has sent me a replacement, which I have not flown yet.
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Correct. The Dre-4001 headset is stereo whereas the Dre-1001 is mono. The Dre-4001 weighs approximately 15 ounces versus 14 ounces for the Dre-1001.