Using the latest in ANR circuitry to target and reduce wind noise in jet cockpits, the Airman 850 provides up to 12 decibels (dB) of noise attenuation between 100 and 2000 Hz. At just four ounces, the headset is the lightest ANR product in the marketplace, and ear cups and cushions have been enlarged from previous models to enhance pilot comfort. Additional features include a set and forget volume control feature, noise-canceling electret microphone and fully flexible boom. The Airman 850 dramatically improves the clarity of communication and does not require batteries or panel power—active noise reduction is powered by microphone bias.
Telex Airman 750 and 850 headsets are used in more than 70 percent of commercial airframes. The Airman 850 is available for Boeing, Airbus and other airframes and does not require specialized intercom adapters.
Weight 4 Ounces
Total Noise Reduction 12dBs
Volume Control Yes
Mic Noise Canceling Electret Microphone
Microphone Boom Flexible boom
Made in USA
Ear Seals Plush foam
FAA TSO Approval Yes
Power Source Microphone Bias (requires boom micrphone to be powered continuously)
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Posted by Unknown on 23rd Oct 2011
The Telex 850 is probably the best headset I have owned. Weighing in at 4 ounces, you can wear it all day without feeling uncomfortable, even on those really long legs! The noise cancelling feature works directly with the airplane's power so you do not require the use of batteries. It eliminates virtually all the wind and engine noise in the flight deck. I like to keep the volume control in the low position so I can keep the volume on each radio at about half. In high, the radios need to be kept very low.
I have recommended this headset to many other pilots I have flown with and they all agree with me. Prior to the 850, I was using a Plantronics headset with a custom earpiece, but it was not nearly as good.
During takeoff and climb I tend to keep both earphones over my ears to maximize its features but once in cruise and on descent, I move one earphone over to the side of my head. I can still talk to the other pilot and listen and communicate with ATC with ease.
Overall, I highly recommend it for any jet pilot.