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Want to Buy Clarity Aloft or Quiet Technologies Halo headset

Discussion in 'The Trading Post' started by pwapilot, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. pwapilot

    pwapilot Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks,

    I'm looking to buy one of these two. I don't need TSO - just the most basic version would be fine. Please PM me if you're looking to sell yours.

    Thank you!
     
  2. pigpenracing

    pigpenracing Well-Known Member

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    Do yourself a favor and get the Clarity Aloft! The Clarity link with Bluetooth is pretty good :)
    I have been a Clarity user. I ordered a Halo to use in a different airplane because it was cheaper. I sent it right back. Looked like a 2 year old threw it together. It was not worth my time to even try it.
    The Clarity is a nice built headset.
     
  3. killbilly

    killbilly Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens

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    That's odd. You didn't even try it out?

    I've owned both. Prefer the Halo.
     
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  4. ozone

    ozone Well-Known Member

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    I have only ever tried the Halo. I use it for towing gliders in a PA-18 as well as fly club planes ranging from a PA28 to a cirrus SR 20. It works well in all situations. I like that it's user serviceable in the field. I like that the designer/builder considered the potential problems with ear wax build up and made fixes for it. I like the lightweight and comfortable fit. The yellow color I picked helps me not forget it at the end of the day.
     
  5. avi8tor

    avi8tor Well-Known Member

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    I have the clarity aloft also and like them a lot. One tip though if your going to buy this type of headset go to an audiologist and have a set of ear pieces made for your headset, much better than the foam ear tips.
     
  6. pwapilot

    pwapilot Well-Known Member

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    Hey so I ended up finding a new one on the Halo website (for the past couple days there were none available), so I should be good for now, but thanks for your inputs!
     
  7. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Old School

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    Has anyone ever sent the Halo back for repairs? My right side has been intermittently cutting out. Want to send it back but he wants me to include a check for $100?! Is that legit?


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  8. AA34

    AA34 Well-Known Member

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    How long have you had it? I've sent mine back twice. The first time he fixed it for free and the second time just sent me a brand new one free of charge as it was having the same issue. Both were within 12 months of purchase though.
     
  9. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    Just sent mine back a week or so ago because I got the box caught in the seat frame of the CRJ and slid the seat back which ripped the wires out of the box. Completely my fault.

    Fixed it for free and sent it back.

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  10. brocklee9000

    brocklee9000 Well-Known Member

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    Mostly off topic, but I've been dying to know for a long time. I know a few guys that use/keep using a Clarity Aloft when they go to the regionals, but I think they all had the expensive TSO version. I have yet to hear of or see anyone using QTs on the flight deck. I really want to because I don't want to drop a lot of money on a new headset when I eventually go, and ever since I ditched the clamps I don't know if I can go back... So in short, does your airline have more lax rules in regards to TSO'd headsets? Or do they technically require it but no one cares and just uses whatever? You can PM if it's more appropriate to discuss in a less-public space, but I figured I'd post a reply in case anyone else ever had a similar question down the road.
     
  11. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    Company doesn't require it, nobody's ever complained about it.

    Some places might require it.

    I think it's hilarious that you can get the uflymike TSOd. I hate flying next to people with them, there's always ridiculous background noise every time they talk that they can't hear.

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  12. brocklee9000

    brocklee9000 Well-Known Member

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    Hey, thank you for the insight. That gives me hope! It's interesting, I've heard pretty divisive opinions about the uFly. I had forgotten about people complaining about picking up noise. Didn't it take a long time to get the TSO for the original, and now they have a new one coming out for the new QC35s and they have to go through all that process again? I keep seeing ads on facebook for a competitor to the uFly. I don't remember what it's called, and they're also trying to get it certified. Anyway. Hopefully I can keep using them and either no one cares or it's just not required.
     

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