ASA HS-1 $104

ASA HS-1 $115.00

ATCcommunication.com Survey Results

Number of Responders: 4

Comfort: Great! 0; Just okay: 4; Unacceptable: 0
Clarity: Great! 1; Just Okay: 2; Unacceptable: 1
Durability: Great! 2; Just Okay: 2; Unacceptable: 0

Notable Comments: “I bought this headset for the backseat of my Warrior. With the mic plugged in it adds a lot of extra static noise no matter who is talking.”

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Average Reviewer Score 5.8 (1 vote)
Summary

From ASA website:

Good communications are essential for a successful flight. ASA provides this in the HS-1A with the most advanced technology, maximum comfort, high-quality components, and sleek look — all for a reasonable price!

Designed, engineered, and manufactured by experts in the headset business, ASA is so confident in the quality, the HS-1A is guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the original owner.

Protect your hearing, don’t miss any radio calls, and be certain your transmissions are heard with this feature-rich, value-priced headset.

 

 
*Note: I earn a small commission when you buy this headset using the affiliate link above. You are under no obligation to use this link, but I really appreciate it if you do. Jeff

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What people say... 1 Leave your rating
Does the Job. Lifetime Warranty. Great Customer Service.
I own three of these headsets for my passengers, and used it as my primary headset for about 60 hrs of flying until I bought a plane and was given a David Clark H10-20 by the seller. I prefer the David Clark because I find it more comfortable with the gel ear cups, but it is also 3x the price if you have to buy it.

My initial impression was that it squeezed my head. A quick call to customer service fixed that. The solution is to simply bend the metal going over your head to fit.

One of the headsets had the loud static noise that one of the other reviewers mentioned. Again, a call to customer service fixed this. It was a defective unit, and customer service promptly sent me another unit, free of charge, which didn't have this problem.

I recently discovered that one of the headsets is not working on one side. I hadn't used it in months. It worked the last time I tried it. This could be because of abuse it receives being in the back of the plane, being jostled. I sometimes take long cross-countries with the plane, with a bike and a lot of gear, so this could be my fault. I will see what customer service says, but based on my past experience, I expect a positive result.

One thing I don't like is the mechanism for adjusting the fit. It can be difficult to adjust, and the screw has come out completely, leaving me with a loose screw, nut and washer. Do the adjustment on the ground.

The thing that makes me like this headset is that ASA offers a LIFETIME warranty! If something isn't working, ASA will make it right, in my experience.

Note that my hearing is fair at best, so take that into consideration when reading this review. I have NNR (natural noise reduction) and questionably frequency response, so it's difficult for me to comment on the noise. The bottom line is I can hear ATC.

In summary, this is a basic headset which gets the job done at a reasonable price. I have experienced a couple of issues with the three units I have, but the outstanding customer service takes away the risk associated with this headset. It sure beats the old way I flew back when I learned to fly, using earplugs, a mike and the airplane's speaker.
December 1, 2015, 3:40 pm
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Audio Quality6
Noise Cancellation4
Durability6
Value (Price/Overall Quality)8
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