LIGHTSPEED AVIATION HEADSETS REVIEW | ZULU.2
The NEW Lightspeed Zulu.2
Seems like everything technical gets a “.2″ after it if it survives long enough. Usually, that is a sign of a product that has performed well and continuing to move forward with research and development. Once again, Lightspeed is pushing the performance and comfort envelope to the max by improving on the classic Zulu platform.
This American-made cutting edge headset innovation hails from Lightspeed Aviation in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Years ago Lightspeed entered the aviation headset market, taking on the classics such as Bose, David Clark, and Sennheiser. It has not looked back, and customers keep coming back. In fact, Lightspeed now offers a tradeup program.
Comfort is paramount as any pilot who has suffered from “head clamp” can testify to, especially on long cross country flight, and the Lightspeed collection continually ranks very high in the comfort category.
Design is contemporary, yet classic. Durable materials, secure fit, and sleek appearance all lend toward many years of use without feeling the need to upgrade.
Innovation and incorporating the latest technology such as Bluetooth (TM) connectivity will satisfy many pilot’s inner technophile. This allows connection with cell phones and any portable music player.
Active Noise Reduction (ANR) is ultimately one of the most important deciding factors when choosing an aviation headset. The Lightspeed Zulu.2 has a very competitive ANR capability which covers a deep, broad rang of low frequency noise.
The Zulu.2 weighs about 13 ounces and purports to fit with 15% less side pressure.
Audio is studio quality, delivering crisp, rich voice stereo cross-feed technology audio.
Of course, the volume of any music or auxiliary device automatically lowers during radio or intercom transmissions. Now, if would just make the passengers quiet in busy airspace!
Other features include:
Lightspeed’s proprietary Auto Shutoff (SM) feature saves battery life by automatically shutting down the headset power when not in use. Battery or power panel models. Straight or upper coil cord. Dual GA, LEMO or U-174 connectors. Low impedance microphone available. Carrying case, cell phone/music patch cords, cord clip, 2 AA batteries, foam windscreen.