The most comfortable, most durable headset Lightspeed has ever made.
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-profile stainless steel headband follows
the curve of the head for more comfortable
distribution of weight and side pressure
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
The Dual Aperture Disc™ microphone provides greater noise cancellation for clearer, more intelligible communications
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
Award-winning active noise cancellation (ANR) delivers consistent performance over a deep, broad range of low frequency noise
Zulu 3 is backed by an industry-best 7-year warranty
Bluetooth® connectivity — Enjoy excellent call clarity, music fidelity, and wireless access to critical audio alerts from aviation apps on mobile devices.
FlightLink compatible — Capture and retrieve incoming and outgoing communications with Lightspeed’s free FlightLink recording app for the Apple® iPad® and iPhone® via the supplied patch cable.
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. Auto Shutoff™ — Lightspeed’s proprietary Auto Shuto feature saves battery life by automatically shutting down the headset power when not in use.
ComPriority™ — Never miss important radio communications with patented ComPriority which lowers the volume of any auxiliary device automatically during radio or intercom transmissions.
30-day money back guarantee — Lightspeed Aviation headsets are designed to be the best available anywhere, for any price. But we know that every cockpit and pilot is different. That’s why we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for any reason, return the product for a full and prompt refund.
7-year limited warranty
General Battery power supply: 3V, two AA batteries Weight: 14.6 oz. (including ear seals and mic boom) Panel aircraft 8-40 VDC Headphone Transducer: 40mm moving coil Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz Nominal impedance @ 1 kHz: OFF—Mono: 200 ohms, ON—Mono: 280 ohms OFF—Stereo: 400 ohms, ON—Stereo: 560 ohms Microphone Transducer principle: Noise-canceling electret Frequency response: 200 Hz-6000 Hz Maximum SPL: 114 dB Terminating impedance: 220–2200 ohms Operating voltage: 8V-16V DC Bluetooth Enabled Phone Yes Bluetooth Streaming Music Yes
Whether you're a flight instructor making flying safer and enriching the experience of new pilots or a professional pilot helping corporations and nonprofits achieve their missions, we want to reward you for the hours you spend in the air and the care and skills you exercise in your profession. That's why we are offering a special rebate of $100 when you purchase a Zulu 3 or Tango®. We know you will be delighted with your purchase and hope you will pass on your appreciation for Lightspeed products.
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Zulu 3 ANR Headset
The most comfortable, most durable headset Lightspeed has ever made.
Bought this unit for my wife and an upgrade from an old non ANR headset. She enjoyed how quiet and comfortable it is.
October 14, 2019
Great headset. Im a CFII so my headsets get a lot of hours and abuse moving from plane to plane. Started with a Zulu 2 several years ago and after a couple of thousand hrs the covering on the cord started splitting. LightSpeed will up grade it to a Z3. Bought this headset (third Z3) for my students to use. Love the upgraded cord. Good battery life on 2 AAs. Highly recommend it.
August 2, 2019
Highly recommended & my second headset purchase within the last 3 months.
July 21, 2019
Definitely 5 stars.
Liked the first set so well I bought a second so the plane has a matched set.
Very clear. Very light and easy to wear. I run them under a Fulmer 354/Jaunt helmet in an open cockpit and have been very pleased with the clarity, fit, and comfort.
July 18, 2019
So quiet its almost spooky. Light, comfortable, a premium product.
The Bluetooth paired easily with my cellphone and works just fine.
April 14, 2019
My first ANR headset so I cant compare to anything else but in short - WOW. I messed around with the bluetooth playing music and making a phone call before I had a chance to take them up in the plane. Man oh man when I plugged these babies in (C172R) it was nothing short of life changing. Kept double checking that the prop was still spinning!! Very comfortable and from a safety standpoint I feel a lot better with the communications side of things now. Crystal. Clear. What a great product.
April 11, 2019
Works great in my Citabria!
April 11, 2019
Very well made and worth the investment. The Light speed Zulu performs better than a Bose.
December 27, 2018
At work I use an A20 (company provided) and it seems to eat batteries but is a good noise canceling headset. In the military I preferred the David Clark and have always used David Clark for GA.
This is my second Zulu. First was a Zulu-2 and I loved it, but it was stolen from my truck. Replaced with Zulu-3. The Z3 has a bulletproof cord design that is stronger and is aesthetically appealing. Both Zuluâ€™s are very comfortable, great noise cancelling and easy setup for Bluetooth. Also like the battery life and auto-shutoff feature. Zulu-3 is perfect, hands down for General Aviation. I use mine in a Cessna and Beechcraft
November 18, 2018
What a beautifully engineered piece, excellent sound and better noise cancellation, with substantial improvements in power cord. I took advantage of the trade in credit as well, swapping a Bose X. Factory support unbelieveable too, I sent my Zulu 1 in after 10 years and they replaced almost every component for a $100 fee. Lightspeed is a great company!
October 4, 2018
Very comfortable and light. Excellent passive and active noise reduction. The communications are clearer than my previous headset but with the high frequencies somewhat muted. It makes my flights much more enjoyable.
The controls are well engineered and the instruction booklet makes Bluetooth configuration a breeze.
The biggest surprise for me was the outstanding sound quality while listening to music streamed from my cell phone. It easily matches my audiophile headset at home.
As usual excellent service from Aircraft Spruce. The package was received 48 hours after submitting my order.
August 26, 2018
This headset is great. Ive owned the Bose A20 and after trying on of these it fits just right. Sound is amazing while in a loud aircraft. Have linked this with my phone and foreflight seamlessly. With the seven year Warrenty how could you go wrong.
July 15, 2018
Comfortable and quiet!
March 7, 2018
Very comfortable with great noise canceling. Really like the new design chord.
February 15, 2018
The lightspeed Zulu 3 reduces the engine sound considerably which allows you to hear radio communication much more clearly.
February 8, 2018
After a month long internal debate and research between the Zulu 3 and A20.... I went for the Zulu 3. The reviews were more than positive and I could not justify the price difference. I ordered the headset at around 1 p.m. and they were on my doorstep by 11 a.m. the very next morning! LOVED that quick shipment!! The set up and bluetooth were extremely easy! I have had the chance to use the headset for about 5 hours on three different flights and I cannot say enough good things about the noise cancelling and quality of communication. I made a couple of test calls from the cockpit and both times the people on the other end commented how clear and noise free the call was! Its the first flight I have ever made and had music playing through the headset....Sounded great! There was almost no delay in the music muting when radio communications came through. Even after a 2 hour flight my head and neck were not sore from the headsets. They felt firmly attached, but without all the clamping force. Extremely happy with the decision and will be purchasing a 2nd set for my wife.
January 4, 2018
Our CAP Squadron ordered three of these to outfit our typical aircrew. Without exception, aircrew members said that the Zulu 3s are great.
September 4, 2017
Excellent headset. It quiets the DeHavland Beaver extremely well and makes each flight enjoyable. The Zulu series are very comfortable.
August 11, 2017
Of all the headsets Ive worn since 1967, the Lightspeed Zulu 3, is without a doubt, the most comfortable of them all. The noise reduction was incredible. Really makes flying more enjoyable. Thank you, Garry Hawkins
August 10, 2017
Great headset. Very comfortable and the cables are the best thing to happen to headsets.
June 10, 2017
Amazing. As perform as Bose A20 but cheaper. Noise cancelling is very efficient. Im now over 30 hours and still on my first battery set.
May 12, 2017
Very nice step up from my very worn Lightspeed 20K headset. Comfortable, sturdy, like the rugged cord.
March 12, 2017
Seems a little more comfortable than the original Zulu I replaced. Price is a good value compared with the Bose A20, and I dont need the extra features (and bulky, 4-battery case) of the Zulu PFX
February 19, 2017
I use these in a Challenger 2 advanced ultralight. Have 5 hours on them now over 4 flights.
Great Passive noise reduction
high quality build
Eliminates most low freq. noise but are not at all effective on some of the higher frequency noise common on high reving rotax engines - this includes mechanical harmonics on full power climb, and electrical whine. In fact this noise almost seems to be accentuated.
February 12, 2019
This Lighspeed headsets work really well in relatively quiet wind-free aircraft. They are terrible in something like a Cub or Ercoupe. The wind blowing past the headset causes the ANR to start a WOW WOW WOW thumping sound that is louder than the outside noise. Do not even think about using one in an open cockpit. They are great in most GA aircraft. Many other ANR headsets suffer from this problem as well, including at least the older Bose. I cannot speak for the A20.
Q: I have had many Lightspeeds over the years, I have a ZULU 1 now and it has performed great. My question is, is there any difference in the noise cancelling of the 3 compared to the 1?
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Yes, the noise cancellation capability did improve slightlyu from the Zulu 1 to the Zulu 2. The Zulu 3 has the same noise cancellation capability as the Zulu.2, however the improved ear seals on the Zulu 3 will provide a better fit and seal.
Q: Can the mic boom on the Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset be changed to the other side?
No, the boom mic cannot be swiveled all the way around. The boom mic will be on the left side of the head.
Q: Do you offer a trade in discount for a old set of Lightspeed headset?
Yes, we do. Please search "Lightspeed Trade" on our website to see the trade in options we have. The first two results pages will show you the current trade in values for your model headset.
Q: Are the seals one size fits all for Zulu 1, 2, & 3 ?
Yes, the ear seals part # 11-08043 will fit all 3 generations of the Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset.
Q: I have two of the Lightspeed 30 3G panel power by LEMO connector headsets in my RV-9A. Can I get two Zulu 3â€™s with the same panel power setup?
Yes, the part number for the 6pin Lemo version of the Zulu 3 is Part# 11-14870.
Q: Can the ear pieces on the Zulu 3 be folded inward for storage which I believe they can on the previous models (or so they would appear from the photos of the previous Zulu)
No. The ear pieces twist sideways for storage but they do not fold inwards.