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Hey guys!

I was doing some reading on whether it would be possible to use an Aviation headset on a computer.

The answer? YES!

Although TECHNICALLY the 0.25 inch plug isn't supposed to work on a standard stereo plug, it does!

The only requirement is that you have an amp. The reason for this is because all in all, there are 300 Ohms of resistance in the headset. (As compared to 15-40 Ohms)

With an amped card like mine, im able to power it without issue! All that I needed was a .25 inch adapter to 3mm adapter, which I bought at the source for $2.

Now there are some things I have to say about it, according to specs, frequency response is from 200 to 5'500 Hz. Now for such low frequency response (And it being mono) it sounds damn good... in terms of music, they sound better then my SkullCandy Asyms. That's damn impressive if I say so myself.

As for the boom mic, thats a project for another time. The plug used is a proprietary type without any available adapters.

And pics for fun!









Thanks for reading!
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Cool!

Actually a lot of higher quality headphones come with the .25 inch jack. Its the same thing as the 3mm jack, only larger.
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I would hope they sound better than your Skullcandy's.... aren't aviation headsets supposed to be like a thousand bucks?
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I would hope they sound better than your Skullcandy's.... aren't aviation headsets supposed to be like a thousand bucks?
no,its not
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Well these sets cost $320, but according to specs, they SHOULDNT sound that great, as they are made for voice and speech...
    
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Bryce Clark from the David Clark Company can walk you through the modification. bclark@davidclark.com
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