The David Clark H10-13X Fixed wing headset (ENC) comes with a straight, 5ft. cord to Battery Power Module to straight 5ft. cord with A/C Panel-Intercom Plugs (hardwired).
You'll hear and feel the difference immediately. When the ENC is turned ON, noise cancellation actually improves by an additional 12-17 dB. That's better total protection than any other headset available today.
The Super-Soft, Double-Foam Headpad will improve the comfort and “wearability” of all H10-series headsets. It is wider and more tapered with 60% more surface area in contact with the head to dissipate headset weight. Its unique center “hinge” actually lets the headpad “breathe” for greater comfort. It also eliminates irritation while wearing button-top baseball caps.
The new Comfort-Gel Ear Seals have a patented undercut design and are 26% lighter and allow 30% more interior room for your ears, making for a quieter, more comfortable flight.
Superior Communication Intelligibility
The ENC system and the exclusive M-7A noise cancellation electret microphone provide unsurpassed performance and clear, crisp transmission and reception. Stereo compatible for use with stereo intercom and cabin entertainment systems.
This unique headset carries the standard 5-year guarantee, backed by the most exceptional customer service policy that has best been described as "unbelievable.
This was my first ENC headset, purchased in 2003, and I have been very happy with it. Flipping the switch from passive to active noise cancelling makes a world of difference. One word about David Clark service: stellar. I pulled these out of storage after a long layoff from flying. The battery compartment cover had gone missing, and David Clark sent me a replacement for no charge. I noticed that the hard rubber jack coverings were beginning to crack with age, and the microphone was functioning intermittently. I sent the headset to David Clark for a repair estimate. The estimate was $300, plus shipping. When I questioned the cost, I learned that the cost for the parts to be replaced alone cost more than $300, but that David Clark capped their repair cost at $300 (labor included). Pretty much everything electronic was replaced. Thus, I got essentially a new set of headphones for less than half the cost of a replacement set. DC even replaced the comfort headband and gel earseals I had previously upgraded to with new ones, and they returned my old ones with the headphones so I can use them on another set. Ive been a David Clark customer for 30 years, and will be for life.
Very noticeable difference when the noise cancellation switch is turned on. I fly a searey with a 912 that has a very small, muffler. I handed my headset to my passenger, after he put them on I switched the active noise reduction switch on and he immediately asked me what happened? I have no other active noise reduction headsets to compare to, but I am happy with these.
I felt that the ANR in this unit was very poor quality. I realize it’s a less expensive unit than the ONE X , but the anr was really more of an annoyance than a help. Would not recommend. Spend the extra money for the ONE X or a Bose. I am very happy with my ONE X
Purchased this headset for my open cockpit Skybolt. The ENC was completely ineffective in an open cockpit environment.
Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.
This headset weights 18 oz without the cord assembly.
The DC pro X has ear cups that are on-ear meaning they don't fully enclose around the ear. The H10-13X has over ear cups that fully enclose around the ear. The DC Pro X will be lighted but it is more geared towards commercial pilots and the H10-13X is more common for general aviation.
One 9v battery for ANR operation.
Per David Clark, The headset uses a 9V battery that can last up to 25 hours of operation.
Its 55" to the box and 115" total length to the tips.
It is stereo compatible for use with stereo intercom and cabin entertainment systems. It does not have Bluetooth capabilities.
The plug style is the only difference. The H10-13X has dual GA plugs, the H10-13XP has a single lemo panel power plug.
The difference is the H10-13XL has a battery (for the noise canceling) that can be disconnected. The H10-13X has the battery box integrated into the cable.
Yes, the Cessna 172 is generally outfitted with dual GA input jacks meaning this headset will connect. Yes, it works without the 9volt battery but only as a passive headset, no active noise cancelling.