yeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 607 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2477 times:
If your'e referring to the new Bose A20 its a pilots headset, not useful to a ramper, also extremely expensive. Noise canceling headsets/hearing protectors aren't generally going to be found on the ramp, to expensive and delicate.
David Clark 10A and 17A or Peltor Optime 105, which seems to be the US version of the Optime III are my preferences for hearing protectors. David Clark H3335 is my ground headset preference. Of them the 17A has the best noise attenuation, but you'll look like mickey mouse when wearing them.
rduoodl From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 66 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2447 times:
One of my rampers has a set made by Ryobi you can get at Lowe's for $60. They are battery-powered and have a volume switch you can use during conversations or to change hearing ability like from working a DC9 gate to a 757.
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Daleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3194 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2394 times:
Peltor do headsets with mic's and from my occasional experience, they're pretty good! The good thing about the Peltor Optime III is that they're mainly plastic so if you drop them or bang them, they don't get damaged easily.
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legs From Australia, joined Jun 2006, 220 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
We use these in the high noise areas at work, some of my colleagues use them during engine/APU runs etc. They feature bluetooth, active noise cancellation with a 82dB earcup limit and short range FM communications. They work very well (their signal processing to reproduce directionality in your ears is especially impressive), but they aren't quite as comfortable as the Peltors over long period, as well as a couple of other minor gripes.