G2 Aviation Headset
- Product Review (submitted on May 19, 2012):
I purchased this headset mainly based on the good reviews I read here and on Amazon.com. Being a student pilot, price was the main factor, but I didn't want to compromise quality. After waffling between the Faro G2 and a David Clark for $120 more, I am very happy I chose the G2. I've had the opportunity to sample two other comparable headsets when I started training, so it was advantageous to have a point of reference. The gel ear cups are a bit thicker than other brands, but are soft, comfortable, and seems to give you 2 to 3 extra dbs of noise reduction (which is a lot)! After a few 3 hour flights I have not experienced any abnormal fatigue. I also appreciate the wide color selection, which I don't think you can get anywhere else. I ended up with the light-grey as I figured they would stay a bit cooler.
Sound is crisp and clear with plenty of volume. The microphone sounds great through the headset and my co-pilot instructor said the same. The electret mic also does a great job of noise cancellation. I found that I was able to turn the input squelch down on the console.
Being a shorter pilot, the adjustment on the headband did not slide short enough for the pad to rest on my head properly. I was expecting this, as it is an issue with all headsets of this type. I ended up buying a shorter replacement headband made for youth from David Clark (about $8) and now it fits perfectly. It would be great if Faro offered this option or something similar.
The only small criticism I have are that they feel slightly heavier than other brands (maybe it's the gels). Also, I really wish they made a mono version without the aux input, or at least I don't like having to adjust two volume controls, one for each ear.
All in all this is a quality product and an amazing value! I'm looking forward to seeing how Faro evolves their product line.