Telex invented the first noise-cancelling microphone for U.S. Armed Forces during World War II combat. Later, Telex microphones were used on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space missions, making them the first microphones on the moon. Today, Telex continues to pioneer mission critical sound technology. They design and manufacture high-performance commercial and general aviation headsets for optimum comfort, reliable performance and value.

Telex headsets are engineered for pilots who share our passion for sound clarity. Whether used on a single-prop airplane or a jumbo jet, their headsets set the standard for clear, reliable and consistent communications. From pilots to designers to operators, Telex is the headset of choice for 70 percent of commercial aviation professionals. In fact, Telex is standard equipment on all prominent commercial aircraft.

Telex pioneered Active Noise Reduction (ANR) technology in aviation headsets. It cancels harmful, low-frequency noises that other headsets can’t block.

Telex’s patented ComfortCam™ system allows you to adjust your headset for a custom fit. It eliminates clamping, no matter how long you wear the headset, and is featured on all Telex full-size aviation headsets.

As manufacturer of the Airman 750, the world’s most popular commercial aviation headset, Telex is the most trusted name in the professional cockpit. Telex is the headset of choice for more than 70 percent of commercial pilots, who depend on Telex to provide clear, reliable communications.



For more than 50 years, Telex innovations have provided pilots with the quality communications they depend on for safe, enjoyable flying. Only Telex offers the unmatched combination of advanced microphone technology, superior noise protection, comfort, and reliability. It is this long history in aviation, unique understanding of the market, and unmatched combination of capabilities which positions Telex as a supplier to every major aircraft manufacturer.


Airman Headsets Comparison Chart



Telex Headset Series - AIRMAN


The Telex Air3100 is a medium-weight noise-reduction headset with amplified, noise-cancelling, electret microphones. The Telex Air3100L is a headphone only and does not have a microphone. They both have a noise reduction rating of 21 dB, and are suitable for use in moderately noisy aircraft. All models feature a unique headband design that distributes ear cushion pressure evenly over the entire ear with no pressure points, unlike conventional designs which apply more pressure on the bottom of the ear than on the top. An added advantage of this design is that the headset folds into an extremely compact shape for storage. The Air3100 headset is approved for aircraft use under FAA TSO’s C57a and C58a. The Air3100L headphone is approved for aircraft use under FAA TSO’s C57a. The Air 3500 Headset is a passive noise attenuating headset that demonstrates Telex’s commitment to provide the maximum possible hearing protection in noisy aircraft cockpits with minimal weight.

Telex Headset Series - AIR
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