Wednesday April 18th, 2007|
Recieved my headsets
Today we did dinner out with Jaime's folks for her Dad's birthday so I didn't have any time to work on the project per se, but I did receive my headsets that I ordered last Friday. I decided to go with refurbished Lightspeed 20XLs. My budget is getting thin and these are world's better than what I've been using.
These headsets are pretty much the same in external appearance as the other lightspeed models but the color is different. I actually do prefer the black/dark gray color on these vs. the blue on the higher-end models. Lightspeed has a trade-in program so if I ever decide to move up to a higher level I certainly can.
Here's the control box. I actually got the cell/music interface for one of the headsets. I decided that this would give me additional options. I've never been able to get a cell signal above about 2 thousand feet (FCC: not that I've ever tried), but there have been occasions where it *would* have been nice to circle a cell tower to make a call to let someone know that I was going to be late or that I was about to fly over their house. You know, hypothetically speaking?
When Jaime and I got home of course I had to try out both headsets. I knew that my intercom wiring was correct because Ron Brown had brought over his headset and we tested it out...but I wanted to try it out anyway of course.
Let me tell you...I am very impressed (at least sitting on the ground). One of the reasons I went with the DRE intercom was because of the reported studio-quality fidelity of the unit. My old headset was a really crappy $100.00 Pilot Communications model and I was never impressed with the sound quality. Well, I can tell you that the sound quality with these lightspeeds is in an entirely different league than that of my previous headset. We plugged in Jaime's iPod and the music is just awesome. I can't wait to get the airplane flying. It's going to be such a fun machine.