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Rugged Radios RA454 Stereo General Aviation Pilot Headset

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DESCRIPTION:

The RA454 headset is all about taking control while you’re in the pilot’s seat. Dual volume controls allow you to adjust the volume in each ear dome separately. A toggle switch allows you to change between mono output for great sounding communications and stereo output for when you are listening to music. Lastly, an ear dome push-to-talk button makes transmitting a breeze. With all these controls at your fingertips, any private pilot has the ability to create a custom audio experience.

Sticking with the basics, the RA454 also offers the same clear hear 50mm performance audio speakers, an EM56 noise reflective cup microphone covered with a foam wind block mic muff, a 3.5mm music input jack and gold plated plugs found in most Rugged Air headsets.

Foam fit ear seals, stainless steel headband and deep pocket ear canals provide excellent comfort. Weighing in at only 14.9oz, the RA454 headset is easy to wear for the duration of the flight.

FEATURES:

  • Dual Volume Control
  • Mono/Stereo Toggle Switch
  • Ear Dome Push-To-Talk Button
  • 24dB NRR Hearing Protection
  • Articulating Wire Boom

FAQs:

How is this different from the RA200?
The RA454 is an upgrade from the RA200 in that the RA454 has a mono/stereo switch, a separate volume control for each ear, and a backup Push-To-Talk on the headset should your main PTT fail. The RA200 is a great starter/student pilot headset, the RA454 is for the more experienced pilot and for those who want more control, the RA900 is a full featured professional headset for those that fly very often. Here is our Headset Comparison Chart for all Rugged Air headset styles.

Is this headset Noise Cancelling?
The RA454 headset has passive noise cancellation and will block out 24db of noise.

If you're looking for an active noise reduction headset, try the RA950 or RA980.

What powers the the headset’s circuitry? Are batteries needed?
The RA454 headset is powered by the aircraft's internal communication system. It does not required batteries.

Is the audio output mono or stereo?
You can choose between mono or stereo output using the switch on the cord of the RA454. Verbal communications have a higher sound quality using mono whereas music sound quality is better with stereo output.

Does this headset turn down the music when the plane's radio emits a signal?
The music function on the RA454 does not auto dim/mute when the radio emits a signal. The 3.5mm AUX port connects straight to the headset speakers and cannot determine when the radio is transmitting. Be sure to keep the radio volume higher than your music so you never miss an important message.

Does the AUX plug work as audio-out? Can you attach a recording device and have the audio feed from headset to recorder?
No, the AUX plug does not support audio out, it is only an input directly to the headset speakers. In order to record flight chatter you will need to determine if your aircraft's internal flight comms have an AUX out port. If this is not readily available, we recommend using the RRP2EX Portable Aviation Intercom.

Will this headset work...in a commercial aircraft jumpseat? In a helicopter? with a David Clark System? For In-car communications? As a computer gaming headset?
The RA454 headset was designed as a general aviation headset to be used with an aircraft’s internal communication system that accommodates dual plugs (also known as PJ plugs). Any aircraft that is compatible with dual plugs will allow for optimal performance of this headset.

With slight modifications or cable adapters, this headset can be used in a variety of scenarios but it is not recommended.

  • Gold Plated Dual Plugs
  • EM56 Noise Reflective Microphone
  • 50mm Audio Speakers
  • Foam Fit Comfort Ear Seals
  • Wind Blocking Foam Mic Muff
  • Adjustable Stainless Steel Headband
  • Universal 3.5mm Music Port
  • Full 7 Year Factory Warranty

IN THE BOX:

  • RA454 Headset

Order Confirmation:

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.  As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment:

If your order is stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at sales@professionalaviationheadsets.com.

Damages:

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive, if you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery.  If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to returns@razorsharpshaves.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If you order has shipped, you (the buyer) will also be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order. 

Price Match Guarantee Policy:

Here at Professional Aviation Headsets, we work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online.  If you find another online store that offers a lower price then us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference.  

We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.  If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date will refund the difference as well.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

    • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
    • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
    • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
    • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
    • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
    • The compeitior must be an Authorized Retailer for the product in question
    • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

Product Warranty FAQs

Bose

Five-year transferable limited warranty covers parts, labor and second-day return shipping expenses for non-abuse malfunctions.

David Clark

David Clark Aviation Headsets are covered by a 5-year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee. 

Clarity Aloft

30 day money-back warranty: If you are not satisfied with your headset for any reason, return it in good condition for a full refund of your purchase price.

Limited 3 year warranty: Aloft Technologies warrants this headset to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three years from date of purchase to original owner with proof of purchase. Aloft Technologies will at their option, either repair or replace any defective headset. This warranty does not apply to headsets damaged by misuse or neglect.

FARO Aviation

During the product warranty, if your product malfunctions, it will be replaced limited to Faro's warranty terms and conditions. To be eligible for Warranty Program:
      • You must be the initial purchaser of the new product from Faro Aviation or one of the authorized dealers
  • The Headset has been properly maintained, not abused, misused, altered, modified, or repaired
  • Be reported to Faro Aviation within 10 days of discovering the problem
  • All work under warranty must be performed by Faro Aviation
  • All returned products must be shipped to our address, freight prepaid, accompanied by a dated proof of purchase
  • The purchaser voids this warranty if he, she or others attempt to repair, service or alter the product in any way
  • his warranty does not apply in the event of accident, abuse, improper installation, unauthorized repair, tampering, modification, fire, flood, collision or other damage from external sources, including damage which is caused by user replaceable parts (leaking batteries, etc.)
  • This warranty does not extend to any other equipment or aircraft to which this product may be attached or connected
  • Please note that warranty on custom made products may take longer to process.
  • FlightCom

    Flightcom Corporation warrants to the original purchaser of its products, that eligible General Aviation products will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal and proper use for the period of three years from date of purchase. 

    Flightcom Corporation will repair or replace, at its option, any products showing factory defects during this warranty period, subject to the following provisions: 

    This warranty applies only to a new product sold through authorized channels of distribution. 

    • All work under warranty must be performed by Flightcom Corporation. 
    • All returned products must be shipped to our address, freight prepaid.
    • Any attempt to repair, service, or alter the product in any way voids this warranty. 
    • This warranty does not apply in the event of accident, abuse, misuse, liquid contact, improper installation, unauthorized repair, tampering, modification, fire, earthquake, or damage from other external sources – including damage caused by user-replaceable parts. 
    • This warranty does not apply:

    (a) to consumable parts such as batteries, ear seals, intercom bags, cables, external power supplies, parts listed as accessories to a system, or other parts designed to diminish in function over time unless a failure is due to a defect in materials or workmanship;
    (b) to cosmetic damage or to defects caused by normal wear and tear or aging of the product;
    (c) to damage caused by use with non-Flightcom products;
    (d) to damage caused by operating the product outside the permitted or intended uses or environments described by Flightcom;
    (e) to damage caused by service performed by anyone who is not a representative of Flightcom or a Flightcom Authorized Service Provider;
    (f) to a product or part that has been modified without the written permission of Flightcom;
    (g) if any Flightcom serial number has been removed or defaced.

    • This warranty does not extend to any other equipment, apparatus, vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft to which this product may be attached or connected. 
    • All returned products must be accompanied by a copy of dated proof-of-purchase.

     

    Brand Warranty details goes here

    DESCRIPTION:

    The RA454 headset is all about taking control while you’re in the pilot’s seat. Dual volume controls allow you to adjust the volume in each ear dome separately. A toggle switch allows you to change between mono output for great sounding communications and stereo output for when you are listening to music. Lastly, an ear dome push-to-talk button makes transmitting a breeze. With all these controls at your fingertips, any private pilot has the ability to create a custom audio experience.

    Sticking with the basics, the RA454 also offers the same clear hear 50mm performance audio speakers, an EM56 noise reflective cup microphone covered with a foam wind block mic muff, a 3.5mm music input jack and gold plated plugs found in most Rugged Air headsets.

    Foam fit ear seals, stainless steel headband and deep pocket ear canals provide excellent comfort. Weighing in at only 14.9oz, the RA454 headset is easy to wear for the duration of the flight.

    FEATURES:

    • Dual Volume Control
    • Mono/Stereo Toggle Switch
    • Ear Dome Push-To-Talk Button
    • 24dB NRR Hearing Protection
    • Articulating Wire Boom

    FAQs:

    How is this different from the RA200?
    The RA454 is an upgrade from the RA200 in that the RA454 has a mono/stereo switch, a separate volume control for each ear, and a backup Push-To-Talk on the headset should your main PTT fail. The RA200 is a great starter/student pilot headset, the RA454 is for the more experienced pilot and for those who want more control, the RA900 is a full featured professional headset for those that fly very often. Here is our Headset Comparison Chart for all Rugged Air headset styles.

    Is this headset Noise Cancelling?
    The RA454 headset has passive noise cancellation and will block out 24db of noise.

    If you're looking for an active noise reduction headset, try the RA950 or RA980.

    What powers the the headset’s circuitry? Are batteries needed?
    The RA454 headset is powered by the aircraft's internal communication system. It does not required batteries.

    Is the audio output mono or stereo?
    You can choose between mono or stereo output using the switch on the cord of the RA454. Verbal communications have a higher sound quality using mono whereas music sound quality is better with stereo output.

    Does this headset turn down the music when the plane's radio emits a signal?
    The music function on the RA454 does not auto dim/mute when the radio emits a signal. The 3.5mm AUX port connects straight to the headset speakers and cannot determine when the radio is transmitting. Be sure to keep the radio volume higher than your music so you never miss an important message.

    Does the AUX plug work as audio-out? Can you attach a recording device and have the audio feed from headset to recorder?
    No, the AUX plug does not support audio out, it is only an input directly to the headset speakers. In order to record flight chatter you will need to determine if your aircraft's internal flight comms have an AUX out port. If this is not readily available, we recommend using the RRP2EX Portable Aviation Intercom.

    Will this headset work...in a commercial aircraft jumpseat? In a helicopter? with a David Clark System? For In-car communications? As a computer gaming headset?
    The RA454 headset was designed as a general aviation headset to be used with an aircraft’s internal communication system that accommodates dual plugs (also known as PJ plugs). Any aircraft that is compatible with dual plugs will allow for optimal performance of this headset.

    With slight modifications or cable adapters, this headset can be used in a variety of scenarios but it is not recommended.

    • Gold Plated Dual Plugs
    • EM56 Noise Reflective Microphone
    • 50mm Audio Speakers
    • Foam Fit Comfort Ear Seals
    • Wind Blocking Foam Mic Muff
    • Adjustable Stainless Steel Headband
    • Universal 3.5mm Music Port
    • Full 7 Year Factory Warranty

    IN THE BOX:

    • RA454 Headset

    Order Confirmation:

    As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.  As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

    Order Shipment:

    If your order is stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at sales@professionalaviationheadsets.com.

    Damages:

    Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive, if you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery.  If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to returns@razorsharpshaves.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

    Cancellations & Refunds:

    All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If you order has shipped, you (the buyer) will also be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order. 

    Price Match Guarantee Policy:

    Here at Professional Aviation Headsets, we work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online.  If you find another online store that offers a lower price then us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference.  

    We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.  If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date will refund the difference as well.

    To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

    Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

      • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
      • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
      • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
      • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
      • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
      • The compeitior must be an Authorized Retailer for the product in question
      • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

    Product Warranty FAQs

    Bose

    Five-year transferable limited warranty covers parts, labor and second-day return shipping expenses for non-abuse malfunctions.

    David Clark

    David Clark Aviation Headsets are covered by a 5-year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee. 

    Clarity Aloft

    30 day money-back warranty: If you are not satisfied with your headset for any reason, return it in good condition for a full refund of your purchase price.

    Limited 3 year warranty: Aloft Technologies warrants this headset to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three years from date of purchase to original owner with proof of purchase. Aloft Technologies will at their option, either repair or replace any defective headset. This warranty does not apply to headsets damaged by misuse or neglect.

    FARO Aviation

    During the product warranty, if your product malfunctions, it will be replaced limited to Faro's warranty terms and conditions. To be eligible for Warranty Program:
        • You must be the initial purchaser of the new product from Faro Aviation or one of the authorized dealers
  • The Headset has been properly maintained, not abused, misused, altered, modified, or repaired
  • Be reported to Faro Aviation within 10 days of discovering the problem
  • All work under warranty must be performed by Faro Aviation
  • All returned products must be shipped to our address, freight prepaid, accompanied by a dated proof of purchase
  • The purchaser voids this warranty if he, she or others attempt to repair, service or alter the product in any way
  • his warranty does not apply in the event of accident, abuse, improper installation, unauthorized repair, tampering, modification, fire, flood, collision or other damage from external sources, including damage which is caused by user replaceable parts (leaking batteries, etc.)
  • This warranty does not extend to any other equipment or aircraft to which this product may be attached or connected
  • Please note that warranty on custom made products may take longer to process.
  • FlightCom

    Flightcom Corporation warrants to the original purchaser of its products, that eligible General Aviation products will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal and proper use for the period of three years from date of purchase. 

    Flightcom Corporation will repair or replace, at its option, any products showing factory defects during this warranty period, subject to the following provisions: 

    This warranty applies only to a new product sold through authorized channels of distribution. 

    • All work under warranty must be performed by Flightcom Corporation. 
    • All returned products must be shipped to our address, freight prepaid.
    • Any attempt to repair, service, or alter the product in any way voids this warranty. 
    • This warranty does not apply in the event of accident, abuse, misuse, liquid contact, improper installation, unauthorized repair, tampering, modification, fire, earthquake, or damage from other external sources – including damage caused by user-replaceable parts. 
    • This warranty does not apply:

    (a) to consumable parts such as batteries, ear seals, intercom bags, cables, external power supplies, parts listed as accessories to a system, or other parts designed to diminish in function over time unless a failure is due to a defect in materials or workmanship;
    (b) to cosmetic damage or to defects caused by normal wear and tear or aging of the product;
    (c) to damage caused by use with non-Flightcom products;
    (d) to damage caused by operating the product outside the permitted or intended uses or environments described by Flightcom;
    (e) to damage caused by service performed by anyone who is not a representative of Flightcom or a Flightcom Authorized Service Provider;
    (f) to a product or part that has been modified without the written permission of Flightcom;
    (g) if any Flightcom serial number has been removed or defaced.

    • This warranty does not extend to any other equipment, apparatus, vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft to which this product may be attached or connected. 
    • All returned products must be accompanied by a copy of dated proof-of-purchase.

     

    Brand Warranty details goes here


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