Sennheiser debuts passive headset

OSHKOSH — On opening day of AirVenture in Oshkosh, Sennheiser introduced the S1 Passive headset for general aviation pilots.

Company officials said the headset was designed for pilots who want noise attenuation but do not want to use an active headset. It is also a good choice for flight students, company officials said.

“As a reliable and comfortable companion even on the longest flights, the S1 Passive ensures safe and clear speech transmission between the cockpit and the tower, and at the same time has an extremely attractive price/ performance ratio,” explained Jörg Buchberger, Aviation Business Segment Manager. “It can also be perfectly adapted to the user. As a special extra, we have equipped the passive headset with our ActiveGard feature, which protects the pilot’s hearing against extreme volume peaks that can occur during radio communication.” If a signal above a level of 110 dB is received, ActiveGard compresses the sound, and everything remains clearly intelligible at a healthy volume.

The S1 Passive can be connected not only to audio devices but also to mobile phones. As soon as the tower contacts the pilot, a headset automatically mutes the music or the phone call.

Sennheiser offers a five-year guarantee for the S1 Passive, which is made in Germany. The headset is available now.

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