In-Ear Aviation Headset

$475.00

Be freed from the discomfort of traditional pilot headsets. Experience one of the world’s lightest headsets, designed for simplicity from the highest-quality components.

(18 customer reviews)

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Compatibility

Designed for both general aviation aircraft and airliners with standard dual male plugs (PJ-055/PJ-068)

Audio

Exceptional passive noise reduction via earplugs • Noise cancelling microphone • Adjustable mic gain • AUX input and output

Comfort

Head weight of 1 oz (28 grams) • FlexiFrame design adapts to all head sizes • Includes ear cushion accessory

Quality

Designed, assembled, and tested in the USA • Three-year warranty • Friendly and responsive customer support

Why an in-ear headset?

If you’ve never used an in-ear headset before, there is a good chance you will never want to return to any other style of headset. Why?

Comfort • Nearly zero clamping force. Say goodbye to headaches, sweaty ears, or discomfort from sunglasses. Avoid “headset hair” since the headset rests gently on your ears, not the top of your head. Easily put on/take off hats without having to remove your headset.

Effective noise reduction at half the cost – and without batteries • Many pilots find that with proper ear-tip insertion, the noise reduction is on-par with Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headsets. In-ear headsets can be enjoyed by both general aviation pilots and airline pilots alike.

Comfortably wear glasses and hats with the low-profile AXIS design.

What makes the AXIS unique?

Small details count • When you’re wearing a headset on long flights, even the smallest details matter. Are there annoying pressure points or sharp edges? Does the microphone stay where you put it? Does it feel good when wearing sunglasses? Unsatisfied with the current competition, we considered each of these questions to develop a product that feels great even after hours in the air.

Innovative FlexiFrame structure • To ensure maximum conformity to your specific head shape, the metal headset frame is highly flexible – also allowing the headset to be stored completely flat, and the mic to be swapped to either the left or right side.

AUX output • While the current version of AXIS does not have Bluetooth capability, you can still use the headset to make outgoing phone calls using the provided AUX cable. Most other headsets only provide an AUX input.

Style • Every detail of the AXIS experience was designed to look and feel good. Matching black acoustic tubes give a clean, minimalist appearance compared to competing in-ear headsets.

Quality and durability

We carefully selected the highest quality electronic components (premium Knowles™ microphone, drivers, and dampers) for high-quality, reliable audio.

Despite its light weight, the AXIS is extremely durable. The extra-long strain reliefs at the intercom jacks provide exceptional cable protection. The cable is made from tough, flexible thermoplastic elastomer, with high-strength polyamide fiber reinforcement and shielding from external signal interference.

Each headset undergoes a series of comprehensive functional checks, including an automated acoustical test against RTCA DO-214A standards, and a manual test of all functionality.

Unlike some competitor headsets which have delicate speaker electronics just outside the ear tips, AXIS speakers are safely located in durable nylon capsules on the frame. This reduces the risk of damage from moisture and wax, or from tugging on thin wires. The speakers connect to the ear tips through strong, flexible acoustic tubing which is easily user-replaceable.

Flexibility

Storage • Thanks to its unique flexible structure, the headset is designed for ultra-compact, flat storage in its custom-designed case. For optimal organization, the case includes compartments for storing spare ear tips, and is perfectly sized to fit documents such as your pilot certificate and passport.

Left/right seat adaptability • The headset can be adapted in seconds for use in either the left or right seat – ideal for check airmen and flight instructors.

Compatible with a variety of ear plugsThree sizes of pillow-soft Comply™ ear tips are provided with each headset. The headset is compatible with additional ear tips, such as 3M™ foam and triple flange styles. These can be purchased separately via the Ear Tip Variety Pack. The headset is also compatible with custom earmolds (contact us for additional details).

Adjustable mic gain  We offer a user-adjustable microphone gain so you can set the gain most appropriate for your aircraft. Aircraft with a HOT mic system (such as the ERJ/CRJ) may benefit from the LOW gain setting.

For even more flexibility: Long-Mic Version

The long-mic version ($550) of the standard AXIS gives you more options for how to wear your headset. By attaching two included snap-on side pads, the long-mic AXIS can be worn on top of your head, leaving your ears completely pressure-free. 

It may also be worn in the standard way (on top of the ears), and is a good option for those with larger head sizes to ensure optimal microphone placement.

Long Mic

Other features

AUX input • Using the provided 3.5 mm TRRS AUX input cable, you can stream audio from a smartphone/tablet to your headset.

AUX output • Using the provided audio cable, you can connect your headset to a smartphone to make phone calls (such as to maintenance, a clearance delivery phone number, or during a worst-case lost communications scenario) without taking your headset off.

Wearing headset on neck • If you want to use the headset as a passenger (such as during a commute) and avoid having a microphone in front of your mouth, you may purchase a set of long tubes and wear the headset around your neck. (Note: Long tubes are also included with the AXIS Long Mic Version.)

Lapel clip • Attach to part of your clothes or the aircraft to create cable slack.

Ear cushions • For those with sensitive ears, two cushions are provided that can be attached to the frame over the ears in order to enhance comfort

Still have questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. Or even better, drop us a line and we will be happy to personally work together to ensure that your in-ear headset experience is a success.

Featured AXIS Pilots

@dozen_aldridge
"I've been flying with the AXIS for almost a month now and I love them. It's a great headset at a great price!"
Trevor "Dozen" Aldridge, Pilot (Fighters, Corporate, Aerobatic, GA)
@n70tb
"I love the product. It's the most comfortable headset I have ever had."
Martin Pauly, Flight Instructor, Aviation YouTuber, Bonanza owner

Testimonials

"It’s supremely comfortable. These feel lighter than air, as if wearing nothing at all. There is no squeeze around my head. Overall, this is the very best headset device I’ve ever encountered."
L.C., Embraer 175 Captain
"This headset was far more comfortable relative to other ANR and in-ear headsets I have worn. Overall I would give this headset a two thumbs up. By far the most comfortable and practical headset for 121 turbojet operations."
F.O., Embraer 175 Captain
"I’ve flown almost 50 hours with the AXIS headset. Different intercoms and audio panels and so far it's the best headset I’ve used hands down! Noise reduction is on par with the [competitor in-ear headset], but your headset is more comfortable. Plus, I really appreciate the compact storage case."
A.B., Flight Instructor (KRNT airport)
"Lightweight and nothing on my head. Very quiet."
C.W., Embraer 175 Captain
"Correctly positioned, the headset was very comfortable with no ear tugging or microphone placement issues. The black foam tips worked perfectly."
D.H., Cessna 172 pilot (KTRI airport)
"Enjoying the headset very much. I feel much more comfortable with it now and I’m getting better at putting the ear plugs in. The set has thus far worked flawlessly. The headset gets better with each use as I get used to it. Extremely comfy, easy to pack, light weight and no more clamp head."
K.O., Embraer 175 Captain
"Overall the design is more comfortable than my [high-end ANR headset] after a full day."
Z.S., CRJ-700 First Officer
"Very well built. The headset case is awesome in that it is much smaller than any other headset case I have used."
J.S., Embraer 175 First Officer
"They are an innovative design and I do like that they are much less intrusive/more comfortable - especially if wearing a hood."
D.C., Flight instructor (EGBJ airport)
"Had 5 flights last week and wore the Axis for all but one of them. I did this to baseline myself to what I was used to. Although not noise canceling, the Axis has better sound quality compared to the [high-end ANR headset]. I would have never thought I would say or even think that. "
P.B., Flight instructor in Virginia
Weight

1 oz (28 g) weight on head

Speaker type

Balanced armature

Speaker impedance

Mono: 150 Ohm +/- 20%
Stereo: 300 Ohm +/- 20%

Microphone type

Noise-cancelling amplified electret

Mic gain settings

Normal gain
Low gain (-10 dB)

AUX jack

3.5 mm TRRS (left/right audio in and microphone audio out)

Cable length

18.5 inches (47 cm) from the tip of the plugs to the volume control box
3.25 (8 cm) inches volume control box
55.5 inches (141 cm) from the volume control box to the headset

Carrying case specs

6.3 x 7.5 x 1.7 inches (16 x 19 x 4.3 cm), exterior fabric 1680D ballistic nylon

What's included in the box?

1 AXIS headset
1 lapel clip
1 pair of standard length silicone acoustic tubes
2 couplers to attach the acoustic tubes to the ear tips
1 AUX input/output cable
1 high-density microphone foam
2 Velcro attachment ear cushions
3 pairs of Comply™ ear tips (small, standard, large)
1 quick reference card

  1. Matthew W. (verified owner)

    Headset works great! Shipping was fast.

  2. Mark S. (verified owner)

    Very happy with the headset so far! I fly the E175 and have been using the Axis for several weeks now. Extremely comfortable and I will not be going back to a traditional on ear or over ear headset anytime soon. Thanks for a great product!

  3. Kevin O. (verified owner)

    Love my Axis headset. It’s simple to use, light weight, and the quality of this compact system is better than any other headset that I have used in the past. Get one, you won’t regret it. ERJ CA , 15+ years part 121 experience.

  4. David S. (verified owner)

    Very nice headset. Ear pieces are very comfortable and works great with single ear use.

  5. Chris (verified owner)

    Really liking the new headset. The fact it blocks out so much cockpit noise is great. It is comfortable too with my glasses.

  6. Trenton H. (verified owner)

    Works well, very comfortable and reasonably priced

  7. Gregory Clark (verified owner)

    I was impressed with the quality of the headset and the packaging it came in. I have only been able to use it for a few hours of flying so far, but am quite happy with the performance. The noise suppression in a Cessna 182 was good, and I certainly appreciated not having a “clamp around my head”. I intend to order a 2nd one for my wife.

  8. Jacob F. (verified owner)

    I am very impressed with the Axis Headset! It is the most comfortable of its style that I have tried and works very well in my jet cockpit. The case is also top notch and keeps the headset safe while being very slim and easy to store!

  9. Amanda H. (verified owner)

    The headset is decent and definitely better than my old david clarks in the jet. The earplugs have decent passive noise reduction and I like being able to wear my sunglasses properly again. I do have some feedback though. It is definitely too big. It is somewhat adjustable but the back of the headset really doesn’t touch my head at all and I need it to kind of pinch my head above the ears for it to stay up. The back just kind of flops down making it a little precarious. I’m an averaged size full grown woman so it really should fit me better. If I can reach the rudder pedals I shouldn’t have to buy a kids headset. I think it would be good if the actual length of the head piece that goes around the back could shrink and lengthen.
    I also wish the cord and mic were on the same side. I like the mic on the outside edge and that means the cord has to go across my body to reach the plug and just is more likely to get in the way.

    • AXIS Headset (store manager)

      We appreciate your feedback and we are sorry to hear that the fit is not ideal for you. We will continue to stay in touch via email as we explore potential solutions to improve the fit of your headset.

  10. Kennedy (verified owner)

    Great headset. Small and compact which is great for commuters like myself. Would recommend to anyone looking for these type of headsets.

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Overall, a decent headset. But it is pretty difficult to get the right seal in the ear canal to reduce noise. Once you get it, the headset works well. Maybe it’ll get better with use.

    • AXIS Headset (store manager)

      Thanks sincerely for your feedback. As discussed via email, we have sent you some complimentary additional ear tips called Skull Screws that we hope might make it easier to obtain a proper ear tip seal. We will stay in touch to do whatever we can to make your AXIS experience a fully positive one!

  12. Landon C. (verified owner)

    Awesome headset! The low gain mic is perfect for the ERJ. Very light weight and versatile.

  13. Mats Ekelund (verified owner)

    Comfortable to wear and very good noise reduction.
    I am very happy with my headset and can really recommend them to other pilots.

  14. Nevin H. (verified owner)

    This headset it awesome! I had high hopes when I purchased it and it lived up to all of my expectations. It is super easy to use, lightweight and the quality is excellent. The best part is not having a headset sitting on top of your head. It is surprising how fatiguing a normal headset is and I feel so much better after a long day of flying. I also did extensive research into the AXIS headset and its competitors and this one easily out-performs the others and is much more durable.

  15. Alfredo Zingg (verified owner)

  16. Bryan (verified owner)

    Excellent headset! Build quality is outstanding. Microphone is great and gives good side tone. Comfortable even after wearing for 8 hours. Best headset I’ve used in over 20 years of flying.

  17. Hong ming tang (verified owner)

    I always have problem with large headset. It gives me headache after an hour or so because of the clamping force. I used the AXIS headset for a two hour trip with out any headache. Almost forgot about it. The sound is clear, noise blocking is good, no battery needed, light weight. The only thing is the mic easily out of place if gets bumped while you move your head. But the whole headset is so light, I do not mind.

  18. Uwe Peter Dürr (verified owner)

    Excellent headset!!Very comfortable on long flights!
    Fantastic noise cancelling and good speakers for a clear
    understanding!!

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Q & A

Question
Are these TSO approved? Jachin Roach asked on May 12, 2022
Answer
Hi Jachin, the AXIS is not TSO-certified at this time. AXIS Headset answered on May 13, 2022 store managerstore manager
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