It’s getting closer to my pickup date (N762CD / July 19th) and headsets are among the many items on my shopping list. I’ve reviewed past posts from the Forum archives (Lightspeeds, Bose, etc.) but just find it difficult to plunk down $500 for a headset (the price Cirrus is asking for the Lightspeed SR20), especially when I need to outfit the entire airplane. I need four headsets (my personal headset is a 12-year old cheapie that I plan to replace and hang on to as a spare).
I’m budgeting $1000 for all four. A quick scan of Sporty’s reveals many choices (Sigtronics, Telex, David Clark, Peltor, Pilot, etc.). I’m looking for some help out there on what to buy and where/who to buy from.
Finally, although probably outside my budget anyways, what’s the advantage of a powered headset, battery or panel powered?