hatzflyer wrote:Without doubt " Clarity Aloft " are the most comfortable but they don't suit everybody . They are ultra light and allow you to wear a hat. Because they use ear buds they don't make your ears sweat under huge clamping lumps of plastic that make your head feel like it's in a vice. You can wear them on long trips. The only downside is that they are rather delicate. I've had mine for several years and they have been brilliant. Tim was unlucky enough to brake his but he had a good experience with getting them repaired and returned from the USA without any hassle.
I recently flew in a Bulldog with Bose and I much prefer my clarity aloft . I would say 20 times more comefortable and defenently clearer.
I have used them in some seriously loud aircraft .
My only worry with clarity aloft is hearing damage.
When shooting you have to use ear defenders, not ear plugs, because the sound enters the ear canal from behind the ear, not down the hole, and damages the ear.
It’s why you can’t use ear plugs with loud machinery and must use ear defenders. The sound doesn’t have to enter vat a the hole to damage your hearing.
I have a feeling the engine up front in our PA28 isn’t quite loud enough to do that damage, but I’m not 100% sure.
Maybe I should properly go and find out what the numbers are for ear plugs vs ear defenders.