Sennheiser HMEC 461 Delivers Improved Sound Quality for ENG Pilots
Sennheiser has introduces the latest in its 460 series of audio headsets. Designed primarily for private pilots operating propeller and turbo-prop aircraft, the HMEC 461 features the same outstanding sound quality as its HMEC 460 cousin. It also introduces powerful connectivity options and is designed for battery operation.
Like the HMEC 460, the 461 includes powerful features such as a lightweight control unit that allows pilots to easily activate NoiseGard, as well as the ability to select a stereo or mono signal or independently adjust right and left volume controls. Additionally, pilots can connect a mobile phone or an audio source to the unit; any time a radio signal is received, the audio source is automatically interrupted and the ATC signal is transmitted.
Sennheiser's NoiseGard technology reduces high-level continuous noise by about 90 percent in the cockpit, including noise from slipstream and engines. Depending on flight conditions, NoiseGard can be switched on or off, working much like a conventional passive headset once the power supply--in this case, batteries--is deactivated.
The HMEC 461 features an extended battery life of up to 30 hours, closed ear cups and ear pads made of leatherette that not only seal out cockpit noise, but also reduce contact pressure on the head--making it ideal whether they are being used on short or long flights.
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