The best headsets for student pilots – how to choose


Choosing your first aviation headset is a tough decision. Do you choose ANR or passive? Bluetooth or not? In this detailed video, JC Mayerle and Doug Ranly from Sporty’s explain what to look for, then they take four popular models flying to compare them in the cockpit of a Cessna 172. Which one will come out on top?

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Sporty’s Flight Test Guarantee: Take your new headset flying and make sure it’s the right choice for you. If you’re not thrilled, return the headset to us within 30 days and in the same condition in which you received it – we’ll exchange it for another headset or refund your money. There’s no paperwork and no hassle. Just another reason why Sporty’s is the #1 headset dealer in aviation.

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I'm a pilot and part of the Sporty's Pilot Shop team in Cincinnati, OH. I'm also a University of Cincinnati alumnus. I've been flying and working on airplanes with my Dad since I was old enough to hand him a wrench. I've worked at Sporty's for more than 8 years and love every minute of it.