The Clarity Aloft earpieces are used to improve both hearing protection and speech communications. Each earpiece includes a miniature speaker that reproduces speech signals from the aircraft audio system. The replaceable compliant foam tips (Comply™ Canal Tips) which attach to the earpiece contain a pathway for the sound to travel from the transducer to the ear. Used by the military for helicopter pilots, both components of the earpiece, the transducer and Comply Canal Tips, have been tested, used rigorously and meet the most exacting military standards.
Replaceable Foam Tips
The superior seal is achieved with our patented Comply™ Canal Tips, which are used in high-end hearing aids. These viscoelastic foam tips provide the highest level of hearing protection available by any method including active noise reduction. (ANR) The outstanding noise reduction (35-45dB) in the speech frequencies between 400 to 4,000 Hz results in unsurpassed clarity of voice communications. Resembling foam earplugs, the foam tips are so comfortable because they are compliant to the shape of the ear. Considerable sound science history backs up their impressive performance. Technical specifications on our viscoelastic passive noise reduction (VPNR) are included in the Owner’s Guide.
The Noise-Canceling Microphone
The noise-canceling microphone used in the Clarity Aloft Headset is a high fidelity noise canceling Electret Condenser microphone with performance optimized for speech frequencies in extremely high noise environments. Stage performers and musicians use this same microphone because they must insist on the highest level of sound reproduction.
With its flexible boom arm, this featherweight band is the same one sported by stage musicians and professional performers the world over. Balance and comfort are the result of its elegantly simple design.
12 years with this headset, ( 6 with updated earpiece version) and I couldnt wear anything else. Perfect in my Grumman. Recently, was flying night skydiving ops in a Shorts Skyvan...6 hours, 8 loads. This is a very noisy aircraft, with two Garrett engines. I swapped my spare Bose A20 for a flight and again found the CAs to have better overall noise reduction and comfort. First off, the speaker is planted right into your ear canal, so you hear the sound directly, and dont need to turn up the volume inside the headset to compensate. The expanding foam earpiece is very sealing, especially when fresh, and properly inserted. The mic is sharp and clear, and with the clear direct audio, you dont feel like youre hearing the processed sound from a distance. With a little careful light bending of the frame, getting accustomed to, and customizing the fit, youll find these to be your best choice. You just have to give them some time. Ive wrapped mine with some padding to customize the fit. Once you get accustomed to not having your head clamped in a headset, youll never be able to tolerate a headset again. My retailer told me I could return them if I didnt like them...so what have you got to lose. One of the best aviation products I have ever bought...and I hate a lot of them.
Great headset! I was afraid these would not block the noise enough for my noisy cockpit. I was wrong! Best I have tried in 45 years of flying including ANR types. . Best of all, the audio is wonderfully clear. Sounds like I have new radios. I am impressed.
Wonderful headset! Eliminates wind â€śdrummingâ€ť when used in my open cockpit biplane. Equals ANR in my noisy closed cabin single. Way more comfortable than my over-the-ear headset. Very clear audio.
I have used these headsets for years in moderately noisy cockpits and love them. You cant beat them in hot weather. Much cooler than heavy muff style headsets. Have used them commercially and recreationally.
Looks good , but pulls on ears because of no size adjustment, will return
The jury is still out on my new Clarity headset. The sound is excellent. The ear fit is almost excellent, but still allows a lot of low freq. thrum to come thru, compared to active noise canceling headset (I fly a PC12 with a big, turbine engine out front). The comfort of the Claritys is still in question. They feel different than full cover headsets, and Im not sure if I like it or not - still using them to see how well I adjust.
Yes the Clarity Aloft does come with headset case and stereo/mono ability as well as a 3.5mm jack on the volume control for music. Both models of the Clarity Aloft do not have a push to talk function.
The headband runs behind your head. The headset does not have over the ear covers as they are in ear headphones.
The difference between the Clarity Aloft Standard and Pro headsets is the Pro headset is FAA TSO certified and the standard is not.
All returns are done through Aircraft Spruce.
Yes, the box will include the following:
Yes, this headset has a volume control knob.
No, the Clarity Aloft headsets operate using viscoelastic passive noise reduction (VPNR).