Newsletter

Introduction

The Squawk Shoppe is a Texas based company that creates custom aviation headsets as well as aviation and flight simulation accessories. Our base product, the headset, is often one of the few items that an individual actually owns in aviation, and is an important part of the pilots tools and equipment.

We have created a unique business that is able to combine our love for all-things-aviation and parlay this affinity into a thriving venture within many industries. The key reason for our overall success will lie in our unique ability to enter into the new territory of custom headsets – created by the individual purchaser or end-user.

We have selected a comprehensive team of manufacturers, custom design engineers, global advertisers and business professionals, with over 70 years of experience to ensure our success! Creating headsets for the aviation marketplace is not unique, but we have created a venue where the aviator can literally design their own headset! Our high end components, engineered framework, wide range of colors and graphic choices set us apart from the competition and the end result will be a completely unique headset that sets you apart as well.

With over 250 Designs and a long list of outstanding features our customized headsets clearly demonstrate the many reasons for our excitement!

A New Way To Fly at The Squawk Shoppe!

How Do We Measure Up?


David Clark®

H10-13S

Sigtronics®

S-AR

Bose®

A-20

Light Speed® Zulu

Squawk Shoppe® 

Nimbo

Squawk Shoppe®

Arcus

Passive Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)*

23dB

19dB

NC*

NC*

24dB

24dB

Technology

PNR

ANR

ANR

ANR

PNR

PDI-ANR

Weight

17 oz

17 oz

12 oz

14 oz

14 oz

15 oz

Auxiliary Audio In

--

--

Y

Y

Y

Y

iPhone/Android Integration

--

--

Y

Y

Y

Y

Bluetooth

--

--

Y

Y

O

O

Dynamic Clamping Force

--

--

Y

Y

Y

Y

Inline Dual Volume Control

--

--

Y

Y

Y

Y

Replacement Warranty

--

Y

--

--

Y

Y

Multiple Colors

--

--

--

--

Y

Y

Custom Graphics

--

--

--

--

Y

Y

M.S.R.P.

$325

$475

$1095

$850

From $300

From $450

Squawk Shoppe is a registered trademark of The Squawk Shoppe LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

(Y) Standard (O) Optional (--) Not Available

*NC Not Calculated. We are unable to determine any passive noise attenuation of these headsets, as they do not provide a base meter reading.

*NRR data for these charts were obtained using the UHP Test System facility in Irvine, California. Qualified personnel performed the test using strict procedures as outlined for this product class. Test Stimulus used: Swept 1/3 Octave BandPass Pink Noise @ 100 dB SPL (linear) - which represents that 84.02 dB SPL (linear) measured by the system. The test is performed using a controlled procedure with proper insertion/fit and a mechanical fixture. It is however able to be made less effective by an individual with improper insertion/fit or use. Additionally, there is no artificial method, that measures exactly the way every person hears. This data represents the measured SPL at the microphone in the couplers as reported by the test system. Individual results may vary. All data and information is accurate and truly represented to the best of our ability, are copyrighted and may not be duplicated in any manner without written permission.

What is PDI-ANR

Pilot Direct Internal Active Noise Reduction, which directs noise cancelling toward the lower frequencies unlike any other ANR headset on the market. Embedded in the ANR technology is an Enhanced Voice Intelligibility (EVI) circuit. EVI enhances speech frequencies by 2-4 dB on all incoming radio/intercom audio. Because of our true internal ANR system design, it works flawlessly, even in extreme high noise and open cockpit environments! Plus the system includes the auto ON/Off Shut-off proprietary system to save crucial battery life.

Headset Technical Data

  • Earphone type
    Speaker type? If you mean spec, we use USA made Foster single, composite diaphragm, semi-dome, 8 vent, cone dynamic drivers
  • Earphone Impedance
    It depends on what options you pick. Our military options use ranges of 10-30 ohm coils and our civilian options are 300 ohm coils
  • Earphone Sensitivity
    If you mean sensitivity and not efficiency – (dB/mV), Again, it depends on what options you pick. Our military options, depending on voltage are ≅ 100dB@1Vrms@1Khz and our civilian options are ≅ 106dB@2-6Vrms@1KHz (This calculation changes with the aux connection attached as it draws directly from the device not the AC amp)
  • Earphone Frequency Response
    Our Military applications are ~100-7000Hz and Civilian is ~200-8000Hz
  • Mic Impedance
    We have 8 different Pilot USA made microphones. Civilian mics 50 ohm, Military 5-150 ohm options
  • Mic Sensitivity
    Civilian: 400mV 30dB for 14dB re.20, Military: .05-.12mV@1kHz@100dB SPL
  • Mic Frequency Response
    Civilian: 150-5000Hz (Exceeds RTCA DO 214), Military 200-4500Hz
  • ANR Attenuation Range
    ~+16-19dB @ 100Hz (proprietary PDIANR system with EVI boost of ~+2-4dB) @1/3 Octave BandPass 84.02 SPL = ~+18-24dB Full spectrum Internal ANR
  • ANR Peak Attenuation
    ~+42dB (24dB NRR + 18dB @100Hz) ≅ 1/3 Octave (84.02 dB SPL)

Options

  • Coiled Cable Options & Connections for Helicopter & Military pilots
  • Optional Mic Boom Choices - Full Steel, Half-Flex and Full Flex
  • Full range of colors and graphics to choose from
  • Ear seal options from super soft gel to real hand stitched supple leather
  • Aviation accessories, gadgets, and more!

Additions to Your Shopping Experience

In the very near future, we will be enhancing your shopping capabilities by adding more options.

Some of the options that we are working towards adding;

  • Metal Headband Powder Coating - We are pursuing coloring options for your unique headset. A totally matched headset with graphics and matching color combinations will standout in your cockpit or home PC.
  • Colored Headpads - Our current color is black, but we are expanding to more color options.
  • New and upcoming custom aviation gear and accessories!

With 2 Main Locations The Squawk Shoppe will have you covered!

  • Central: Austin, Texas

  • Western: Los Angeles, California

To Our Customers

We do hope you like what we have created. We are very excited to provide you with future benefits in the way of accessories, future products, important news and upcoming events. If you have any suggestions, questions, business opportunities, or would like to submit something for our next newsletter please feel free to contact us at any time.

To Distributors

The Squawk Shoppe offers some very progressive distribution opportunities with very competitive rates. If you would like to become a distributor of our product lines please go to our Contact Page.

A New Way To Fly at The Squawk Shoppe!