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Aircraft headsets in a jeep

Hey people,

About a month ago there was either a YJ or TJ on here and the owner had aircraft headsets in his Jeep. He even posted the link to the seller on eBay.

Anyone know which thread I am referring too?
All the aircraft headsets I find are mad expensive and I never saved the seller on eBay.

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Aircraft headsets tend to be madly expensive unless you can get them from a salvage yard or something.
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That's why I am trying to find that thread.
The author of the thread put a link to the eBay listing from which he bought them from. That seller had the headsets for 35 to 50 bucks and the parts needed to connect 2 headsets together also. I just forgot to save the eBay seller.

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I'm curious why you would want them in a Jeep? Are you running a straight header with no muffler?
My headsets (helicopter) cost over $500 each. They have cell phone and Ipod inputs on them, but they use the radio in the helicopter as the amplifier. The headsets alone don't have an amplifier so you will need something between them to make them work. And do you need VOX (voice activated) or push to talk?

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I kinda like the thought. Highway driving with people in the back, even the person next to you, can be difficult and still retain your voice.

Question is if a cop will call you out on it if it covers both ears. Maybe a single ear headset would work fine.
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I kinda like the thought. Highway driving with people in the back, even the person next to you, can be difficult and still retain your voice.

Question is if a cop will call you out on it if it covers both ears. Maybe a single ear headset would work fine.
If the cover both ears, you can't be on the road with 'em.

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a friend of mine has them and loves them he has his ipod cb and ham plugged into them. just buy the intercom and headseats. if you want to talk using the microphone on them your going to have to buy an additional part and im not sure how it works. but if you really interested i can talk to my friend about them.
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If the cover both ears, you can't be on the road with 'em.
Yeah. That's why I figured a single ear would work. Double ear and they'd hate you.
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Yeah. That's why I figured a single ear would work. Double ear and they'd hate you.
When I fly right seat, I cant wear my nice headset since Im too tall (headset headband rubs the headliner). I ended up picking up one of these and it works great. Excellent noise reduction too. I typically wear an in-the-ear foam plug on the other side. Sound quality is good (not as nice as a regular headset) but everything is still audible even in the Cutlass Im flying now.


I forgot the model name, but its a classic Plantronics headset. You can either use the headband, or clip it to your glasses. Everything is self contained in the little box that clips to your glasses/ headband, the mic boom and earpiece are just tubes that guide the sound in/ out of the box. If you "eat" the mic, and adjust the squelch right, all you broadcast is your voice, no ambient noise at all. Really great item.

IIRC theyre like $90 new, though I got a box full of old ones at a garage sale and put em all together to make one nice one for $10. Theyve been making these things since the 50's-60's. Theyre everywhere, and Ive become a big fan of them.





Some guys spend big money to get custom form fitted earpieces, but before I found a box of generic ones I just slipped the rubber ear tube through the center of a yellow foamy earplug. Worked great.

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eBay Seller: royalaviation: Parts Accessories items on eBay Motors

a friend of mine has them and loves them he has his ipod cb and ham plugged into them. just buy the intercom and headseats. if you want to talk using the microphone on them your going to have to buy an additional part and im not sure how it works. but if you really interested i can talk to my friend about them.
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That is the link I was looking for.

Thanks everyone else for all the suggestions.
My plan is to get the box they have to connect 2 together and then run it into my car deck for audio.

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That is the link I was looking for.

Thanks everyone else for all the suggestions.
My plan is to get the box they have to connect 2 together and then run it into my car deck for audio.

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