Originally Posted by Fhajad
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.