Sennheiser’s HMEC 460 series headsets
July 27, 2010 – Aviation headsets, which are 100% recyclable, draw power directly from the cockpit and use rechargeable batteries, eliminating the need for disposable batteries.
July 27, 2010 By Melissa Damota
July 27, 2010 – Aviation headsets, which are 100% recyclable, draw power directly
from the cockpit and use rechargeable batteries, eliminating the need for disposable batteries.
|The Sennheiser HMEC 460 headset is 100 per cent recyclable.
Aviation headset manufacturer
Sennheiser announced that pilots and aviators can make a small, but
measurable positive impact on the environment by using its HMEC
series aviation headsets, including the HMEC 460, the HMEC 461 and
the HMEC 466. The headsets, which are 100 per cent recyclable and
deliver the same outstanding quality pilots have come to expect from
Sennheiser, are able to draw 100 per cent of their required power for
Active Noise Reduction directly from the cockpit or by using
The HMEC 460 headset, which is also backed by a 10-year warranty,
comes equipped with an additional XLR-3 connector, which enables it
to draw DC power directly from the panel in the cockpit. On the
other end of the cable is a cigarette lighter connector for pilots
who prefer not to use the XLR-3 socket, further increasing the
charging versatility of the unit.
Jörg Buchberger, business segment manager, professional headsets and
aviation, commented: "Our aviation headsets have many inherent
qualities that make them environmentally friendly. First and
foremost, they are built to last and made from recyclable materials.
Second, we have designed them to be extremely flexible when it comes
to powering options, you can plug into the cockpit panel, use
rechargeable batteries or even a cigarette lighter."
Ecologically-Minded Headset Models
The HMEC 461 headset uses two standard jacks as connectors, a common
feature among general aviation headsets. It is also capable of
running up to 30 hours with Active Noise Reduction on just two rechargeable AA batteries, greatly reducing the need for disposable
Sennheiser also recently expanded its aviation headset lineup to
include the new HMEC 466, which also eliminates the need for
disposable batteries. This headset features the popular “Redel”
connector, which combines audio and DC power wiring into a single
connector, helping to reduce cockpit clutter. Other notable features
of the HMEC 460 Series headsets include audio in and cell phone
inputs in addition to its pristine audio qua-lity, overall
durability and affordability.
All of Sennheiser's premium aviation headsets feature generous warranties, ensuring they will spend years in the cockpit rather than a landfill.