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Bose X vs. LightSPEED Zulu Review



 
 
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Old March 7th 08, 06:54 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.products
Bill Granewich
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Default Bose X vs. LightSPEED Zulu Review

I have been using Bose X for 2 years now... thought that nothing could
ever touch it... well, I now have a Zulu from Lightspeed and it is
superior in all respects... my cell phone connects wirelessly via
Bluetooth, and my MP3 player as well! Outstanding kudos to the folks
at Lightspeed!!!
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Old March 7th 08, 05:44 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.products
Steve Hix
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Default Bose X vs. LightSPEED Zulu Review

In article
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Bill Granewich wrote:

I have been using Bose X for 2 years now... thought that nothing could
ever touch it... well, I now have a Zulu from Lightspeed and it is
superior in all respects... my cell phone connects wirelessly via
Bluetooth, and my MP3 player as well! Outstanding kudos to the folks
at Lightspeed!!!


Nice, ain't it?
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Old March 7th 08, 10:07 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.products
Bob Fry
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Default Bose X vs. LightSPEED Zulu Review

I'd sure like to get a Zulu...but I'm still waiting for Lightspeed to
offer a tradein allowance for my current LS headset, the 3G (or
whatever their previous top-of-the-line model was called). Weren't
they supposed to offer a tradein/tradeup program in 2008?
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Old March 7th 08, 10:54 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.products
Ron Lee[_2_]
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Default Bose X vs. LightSPEED Zulu Review

Bob Fry wrote:

I'd sure like to get a Zulu...but I'm still waiting for Lightspeed to
offer a tradein allowance for my current LS headset, the 3G (or
whatever their previous top-of-the-line model was called). Weren't
they supposed to offer a tradein/tradeup program in 2008?


That may happen. Give them time to sell plenty of the Zulus outright
first.

Ron Lee
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Old March 8th 08, 12:46 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.products
BillJ
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Default Bose X vs. LightSPEED Zulu Review

Ron Lee wrote:
Bob Fry wrote:


I'd sure like to get a Zulu...but I'm still waiting for Lightspeed to
offer a tradein allowance for my current LS headset, the 3G (or
whatever their previous top-of-the-line model was called). Weren't
they supposed to offer a tradein/tradeup program in 2008?



That may happen. Give them time to sell plenty of the Zulus outright
first.

Ron Lee

I was told by LS that tradeins start in April
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Old March 8th 08, 02:26 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.products
Ron Lee[_2_]
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Default Bose X vs. LightSPEED Zulu Review

I was told by LS that tradeins start in April

1 April it is, for the $350 (3G to Zulu) tradeup.


Actually the 30 3G


http://www.lightspeedaviation.com/zulutrade.asp

Or, buy a Zulu first and use a coupon for a rebate.

http://www.lightspeedaviation.com/PDF/Zulu_Rebate.pdf


Thanks for the link. I am considering upgrading my 20 3G.

The one thing I have not seen is noise attenuation for the Zulu
compared to the 20 3G.

Ron Lee

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Old March 13th 08, 01:34 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.student,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.products
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Default Bose X vs. LightSPEED Zulu Review

On Mar 7, 8:46*pm, BillJ wrote:

I was told by LS that tradeins start in April


I was planning to trade-in my 3.5 years old LightSPEED Twenty 3G in
April then the darn thing stopped working while in flight yesterday.
All of a sudden, I could no longer hear my co-pilot throught the
headset. We thought something was wrong with Rick's connections. When
I tried to listen to AWOS before landing, I could not hear a darn
thing.

After landing, we switched headset connections and realized the
problem was with the LightSPEED. It was a good thing that we had a
spare LightSPEED
QFR Solo to use on the flight home.

I called LightSPEED customer service today and asked them if I
could trade-in the broken Twenty 3G right now instead of sending it in
for repair then send it back a week later for the trade-in. I was
told that the trade-in would not start until Mid April, and they were
having a hard time meeting demand. They advised me just to send the
unit in for repair and will notify me by email when the trade-in
starts.

I told them that I was planning to take my commercial checkride
next week and would like to get the headset fixed and send back to me
asap. The service rep was very nice. She told me that they typically
would repair a headset within a day and send it back overnight free of
charge. She said that I could use overnight express to mail the
headset to them with a note telling them about the mailing cost for
reimbursement.

Tonight, I got a email from the DE setting the checkride date for
next Thursday. With almost a week to spare, I think I will just use
priority 2-day mail and don't bother to ask for the reimbursement. I
am pretty confident that LightSPEED will make good on their promise of
speedy service.

On one hand, I am quite impressed with LightSPEED service. On the
other hand, it is somewhat disconcerting about the reliability of
their headsets. Few months ago, one of the ear seal kept falling
off. There were some glue left so we kept pressing it back in every
few days. I wrote an email to LightSPEED during Thanksgiving break
but did not hear from them for few days. When I called them on the
phone, the service rep apologized profusely and promptly sent me a
pair of new ear seals free of charge. The headset is less than 4 years
old and we have been quite careful in our handling, always put it away
in the storage bag, never leave it in the hot sun or cold weather
etc. So I was quite surprised at the sudden loss of audio
transmission yesterday in either with or without ANR mode. There were
no evidence of any wire breakage.

Just hope that the Zulu headset have better reliability than the
Lightspeed Twenty 3G. LightSPEED service is superb but I woud rather
hear about it than actually using it ;-)

Hai Longworth
 




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