Primarily for general aviation discussion, but other aviation topics are also welcome.
By a_kraut
#1688270
Hi! Has anybody first hand experience with one of these Chinese ANR headsets?

Yueny ANR AH 2080
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Active-Noise-Cancelling-Headphones-ANR-Pilot-Aviation-Headset-Noise-isolation-Airline-Headset-Yueny-AH-2080/32477589933.html?

Yueny ANR AH 2880
https://de.aliexpress.com/item/Active-Noise-cancelling-Aviation-headset-for-pilot-and-passenger/32598590827.html?

Raytalk PH 100AC
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ANR-active-noise-cancelling-general-aircraft_60751451245.html?

Raytalk PH 100 AC BT
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ANR-active-noise-reduction-Aviation-headset_62006527323.html?

I intend to replace a DC 10.13.4. Do I have to expect worse build quality, worse passive attenuation, mediocre, noisy, cumbersome active attenuation and very short battery life? Should I spend more? The plane isn't really noisy, it's just a gadget/gift to myself.
Thanks!
#1688271
I took a pair of Raytalk PH 100AC. Work great, similar to a DC 13.4 with ANRMAN conversion (which I've also got). Clamping forces are quite high and I always remove the batteries between flights, not because they've drained, just a precaution.
I think they're great value for money, cheaper than a pair of DC PNRs. I wouldn't like to fly without ANR, the difference is huge. I don't understand why more people don't use them.
By Lerk
#1688302
Look like the SEHT headsets - I’ve got the top one and the bottom one (albeit carbon) I’m very happy with mine - if you’re happy to go without Uk support they look a bargain!

Edit: the bottom one is a weird one actually - box looks like it should be AAs and mine also has volume control on the box not on the ears... it might not be as good as it seems!
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By Rob P
#1688335
With SkyDemon /PilotAware spoken traffic information now available any headset without Bluetooth is a poor investment.

Rob P

I guess Aux In would work if you like wires
#1688346
a_kraut wrote:How would you judge the build quality of your Raytalk headset compared to the DC?...
I got 2 sets and sold 1 for cost, they were $195, about £140 at the time. Quality was good, sound quality was slightly tinny compared to the ARNMAN DC13.4's, but, £140! And worked perfectly fine/similar to DCs as PNR. Battery box wasn't as slick and no auto shutoff, but, £140! for ANR!

[edit]I see them with Bluetooth at $285 at Alibaba, not sure where you're looking...[/edit]
[edit2]IMO Bose A20 is the gold standard for sound quality, I've no experience of Lightspeed
Given what a transformative experience ANR provides I would recommend the Raytalk over a PNR set[/edit2]

I would get Bluetooth as well these days, but at the time I don't think it wasn't an option and the requirement wasn't as clear. My panel has Bluetooth as well so, it depends on your environment.
#1691785
Rob P wrote:With SkyDemon /PilotAware spoken traffic information now available any headset without Bluetooth is a poor investment.

Rob P

I guess Aux In would work if you like wires


Assuming you have Skydemon and PilotAware! I suppose there is always Spotify if flying low enough!
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By Boxkite
#1692003
I have been in contact with Raytalk before. Are they the source of all the almost exact models with only the branding being the difference? I have seen £100 differences between identical models.
I tried their top ANR carbon fibre model at a show and was astonished at how bad and sharp the audio was when listening to music.