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Well seems the time has come to finally upgrade from my good old trusty avcomms...

 

So I've pretty much decided on lightspeed, since that whole bluetooth thing may come in handy for my job (pipeline patrol). Question is, do I spend 650 for the Seirra and another 40 for an adapter (since no heli ones seem to exist) and another 20 for shipping? grand total of 710.

 

OR

 

pay the 900 for the Zulu and take advantage of the 1 cent shipping from sports, not have to use a converter, and have a grand total of 900.01.

 

there doesn't seem to be much difference, besides 3oz and the zulu can stream music via bluetooth, where the sierra can only make calls. also, the whole converter idea is new to me. I remember back when I worked as an audio tech for a video crew, certain converter would cause different impedences and would only weaken a signal.

 

Suggestions/experiences anyone? I would consider the bose x, but that whole bluetooth idea really is winning my vote.

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From what I've read the noise cancelling isn't as good in the sierra as the zulu. And as you said they're a little heavier (different cup material) If you do want save money just wait for the sierra to come in single plug. The zulu didn't come in single plug for a month or so after release, I'm sure it will be the same thing with the sierra. It's your money but for me every ounce lighter is better, especially on the long trips. Yes I have the zulus and love them. 2 years now and I finally had to replace the ear cups. They're surprisingly tough.

 

And look around, I seem to remember only paying $850 for my zulus.

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Well seems the time has come to finally upgrade from my good old trusty avcomms...

 

So I've pretty much decided on lightspeed,

 

I love the Zulu's. So quiet, you can hear the radio great. Even the FM stereo rock music sounds better in them. However, just have a dead battery one time, and try to fly the helicopter, and try to communicate with them.

 

I wouldn't fly solo without my Avcoms in the seat next to me.....no battery required.

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I love the Zulu's. So quiet, you can hear the radio great. Even the FM stereo rock music sounds better in them. However, just have a dead battery one time, and try to fly the helicopter, and try to communicate with them.

 

I wouldn't fly solo without my Avcoms in the seat next to me.....no battery required.

 

Why not just change the batteries?

 

(not trying to be smart, genuinely curious)

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I love the Zulu's. So quiet, you can hear the radio great. Even the FM stereo rock music sounds better in them. However, just have a dead battery one time, and try to fly the helicopter, and try to communicate with them.

 

I wouldn't fly solo without my Avcoms in the seat next to me.....no battery required.

 

I've had my batteries die a few times....really no problem, just turn the volume up a bit. Just makes you appreciate the ANR even more.

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Why not just change the batteries?

 

(not trying to be smart, genuinely curious)

 

Aviate, navigate, keep a sharp eye open for fixed wings coming at you, then put your head down and try and change batteries! Easier to swap a headset and deal with it later.

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