Selecting the Right radiosport Headset
To assist you with selecting the RIGHT HEADSET for YOUR APPLICATION, we build three primary categories of headsets.
1) Desktop HF Fixed Station - Listen-Only or Boom-Mic Headsets
RS20S - The Ultimate Listen-Only Headset for CW Ops or SWLs
These headsets are ideal for CW Ops or for Ops that may normally use either a Desk Mic, or a Studio Style Desk-Boom-Mic. They work especially well for either CW or SSB .
These headsets feature 32 Ohm Drivers that closely match headphone volume with normal speaker volume.
Frequency response of 200Hz to 6000Hz means weak signals aren't covered up by high frequency atmosphereic and audio amplifier generated noise, and the 200Hz low end cut-off provides superb rich voice articulation and excellent narrow passband CW reception.
Our own custom made metal frame/Mylar cone, Neodymium magnet drivers* are phenominal and they have low drive power requirements yet exhibit exceptional dynamic range. There's nothing like these headphones. Find out what you've been missing!
* The same construction as used for our custom Studio Sound Engineer's Reference headsets.RS60CF - The Ultimate Boom-Mic Headset - Ideal for serious DXers and Contesters
The ideal headset for today's modern rigs capable of Dual-Watch/Dual-Receive or Diversity Receive, but still the choice for any HF Desktop rig produced in the last 20 years (virtually all HF desktop radios produced since the early 1990s supports Stereo Audio output).
Featuring a second audio channel for these high-end radios plus all of our comfort options you'll want for DX, Contest, or casual operating where you want hands free ability to log, examine panadapter displays, CW Skimmer or other functions such as spotting callers of DX stations.
Equipped standard with an integrated PTT button on the left ear cup, convenient in case you move away from the operating position and can't reach your foot or desk hand PTT switch (See our PTT options under the product listing by radio Make and Model - Link on our home page).
These headsets also feature a 3.5mm Auxillary Stereo In/Out Jack on the right ear cup, perfect for a second op logging (plug in one of our RS20S Listen-Only headsets below) or for monitoring an additional radio while operating.
With our new 6-Pin to 5-Pin miniXLR adapter you can also support even your handheld radio with our industry standard coil cords for popular handheld VHF/UHF radios.Click below for more details on these Headset options:
2) BRAND NEW! - SuperLight Travel Headsets from radiosport
These in-house custom designed, tooled, and manufactured headsets, just like our legendary full-size radiosport RS20S and RS60CF headsets are built for today's new and demanding operating conditions.SuperLight Travel headsets ideal for QRP radios
For Back-Packing, Mountain-Top, or Parks-On-The-Air operating, we offer both a Listen-Only and a Boom-Mic headset, with true Over-The Ear design with light weight foam filled, simulated leather Ear Cushions, and attached 6 foot cords for the lightest high-performance headset possible.
Both come with our new 36mm metal frame, Mylar cone, Neodymium magnet drivers providing superb performance like our 50mm drivers in our full-size headsets.RS10SL SuperLight Listen-Only headset
The perfect companion for CW Ops and QRP radios of all types, feature Stereo listening, ideal for rigs like the Elecraft KX2 & KX3, ELAD FDM-Duo, Oak Hills Research OHR-100A and Yaesu FT-817, plus many homebrew projects.RS50SL SuperLight Flex Bom-Mic headset
Finally a rugged, Boom-Mic headset with performance your QRP Elecraft KX2/KX3, ELAD FDM-Duo, Yaesu FT-817, or even FlexRadio Maestro deserves. Built using a rugged Flex Boom and an Aviation grade Electret-Condenser Mic. We've got a rugged attached cable with an InLine PTT switch just to make it easy to use.Click below for more details on these Headset options:
...wait! We're not done. Two More SuperLight headsets for Your SmartPhone/Tablet/PC
Our RS55SL, the Stereo Boom-Mic Travel headset you've been waiting for is now available.
Built like our RS50SL SuperLight headset, this one comes with an integrated 5 foot cord terminated in an industry standard 3.5mm TRRS Plug suitable for most all CITA* compatible SmartPhones, Tablets and Notebook PCs (with a single jack for headset use). Adapters are available for earlier notebook computers with separate Mic and Headphone jacks.
Unique to our RS55SL SuperLight headset are our exclusive Full-Range headphone drivers that provide superb audio quality when coupled with devices like the iPhone and iPad due to their excellent audio. This means you can not only enjoy operating your radios using many of the Remote Radio Control apps, but you can also use them for great music listening. These 36mm versions of the 50mm Studio Sound Engineer's Reference headset drivers will amaze you, built with the same quality metal frame, Mylar cone and Neodymium magnet construction.
RS15SL Single-Sided, SuperLight Travel headset for Vehicular use.
Just like our RS55SL headset, but with one side open so you can hear around you while using the headset. Adaptable for Mobile use with SmartPhone/Tablet/Notebook PC.
Be Smart - Don't let Operating Distract you while Driving
* The CITA wiring standard is used for virtually all current SmartPhone/Tablet/Notebook products for the US market. We have recently added OMTP wiring standard headsets for export markets requiring this standard ( e.g. China).Click below for more details on these Headset options:
3) Limited Edition - Classic Radio Listen-Only & Wire Boom-Mic Headsets
Special Limited Edition headsets for your vintage tube type or early solid state rig. Now you can enjoy the comfort, performance and reliability of a modern professional headset built specially to work with your vintage station and have the look of a vintage aviation style headset.
RS20CR Listen-Only 600 Ohm (or 16 Ohm) Monaural headset
A special headset for your vintage tube type or early solid state rig. Now you can enjoy the comfort, performance and reliability of a modern professional headset built specially to work with and with the look of a vintage aviation headset. Works with almost all early 1950-1970+ vintage receivers and transceivers with nominal 500/600 Ohm headphone output impedance. (Also available with 16 Ohm impedance for hybrid Tube/Solid State and early all Solid State rigs with low impedance headphone output.)
RS22CR Wire Boom-Mic Headset
A special headset with High Impedance Mic and either 600 Ohm (or 16 Ohm) Headphone drivers ideal for vintage SSB transmitters and transceivers from the mid 1950's to the early 1980s. This special headset was developed specifically for your vintage tube type or early solid state rig. Now you can enjoy the comfort, performance and reliability of a modern commercial quality headset built specially to work with and with the look of a vintage aviation headset. Great for Nets and Round Tables. In stock for Collins and Drake. Don't delay we buiild these in small runs just for You!