My best to the Flex Development team for all their hard work for us...
Dan --- KC4GO
I used a $30 USB set during my flight simulator time last year. it worked well for voice/phrase recognition during landing instruction etc. I do not know its specs. Its made by Logitech and was purchased at Best Buy.
I wonder if I will be able to use it with 1.4 either from the USB port on back of 6500 or from USB on my computer? Do not have a laptop here for remote lan, but would like to use the headset on the 6500.
This looks interesting as the frequency response is tailored to voice.
The Logitech H390: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/for-business/products/headsets
Decent signal reports.
RadioSport RS60CF with the M360 High Output Electret Element and a custom Headset to USB cable.
I got great reports once I got the EQ set. Electrets are BRIGHT!!
Greg - K5GJ
I will report back to the group my findings after some experimentation, equalization and getting some over-the-air audio reports.
I would highly recommend going with wireless Bluetooth as others have suggested. I don't particularly like large bulky headsets so I have gone with an LG HBS-800. This set is extremely lightweight, small, fits around your neck and has 2 ear buds which provides full high quality stereo. There is no boom microphone to deal with. Audio quality is fairly good and the USB chargeable battery lasts over 10 hours. I've used this in conjunction with my phone as well as my laptop while operating remote and haven't had any negative reports. I love the size, and the fact that I can listen to my music in full stereo when not using it for remote communications. The microphone is built into the part that fits around your neck. When not in use, it just rests around your neck and doesn't seem to get in the way at all.
There are lots of possibilities out there. v1.4 is going to be lots of fun.
Norm - W7CK
Very light, portable audio is very good and I get superb "FM Broadcast" quality audio reports. In fact, people are amazed when they hear it's only$26.
They are still available
Make sure you test this before committing to a headset that you may not be able to return.
I've been using the Yamaha CM-500 headset with the Griffin iMic. Works great with the iPad and also the laptop running Windows. I get excellent audio reports on it also.
The CM-500 goes around $50 - $60 and the iMic is $30
For real portable operation using a Bluetooth I use a Plantronics Voyager Legend.
I also have a Plantronics CA12-CD wireless base/PTT unit which I use with a lightweight Plantronics Supra Plus HW251N. The nice thing about the CA12-CD/Supra combo is I can wander around the house and be able to talk with PTT control. It uses 900MHz wireless band and has better range than Bluetooth.