I need advice from you more experienced guys on a headset. I’m a newbie pilot (~175 hours) who’ll hopefully be spending a lot more time in the cockpit building my experience over the next few years.
Currently I’ve been using an old heavy DC headset, not sure on the model number, but it’s not cutting the mustard. It’s too heavy, doesn’t drown out engine noise well enough, and gets uncomfortable after long flights. On my long XC I noticed that my earlobes started hurting because it was pressing too hard on them, and that the top of my head started hurting as well.
So I’d like to pick up the best bang for the buck headset I can and spend less than $350ish if possible. Lightweight and quality are the top of my list, and I’d like to try an ANR headset if one can be had that is lightweight and of good quality in my required price range. Brand doesn’t matter to me.
Almost everyone I know uses DCs so I don’t have much opportunity to try out different brands or different headsets.
Can anyone give me some ideas?