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Hi. Let me preface by saying I've been a long time reader of Flying and have learned an absolutely incredible amount of information through this magazine. I am about to begin flight training and thus, purchased many of those necessary things such as a headset. I bought a Bose Series I, used, from a friend of mine who had bought it from a friend of his, then allowed it to sit for some time at his house without ever being used. He then sold it, approximately two years later, to me. I finally got the chance to test this headset in a Skyhawk. The receive worked fine (as best I could tell), but the transmit did not work at all. I switched cords in the airplane to make sure it wasn't just an issue with the plug jacks, and it did not work on the opposite side of the airplane (all the same, the flight instructor's headset worked properly on my side of the airplane as well). The airplane had some avionics problems, so we tried the headset in another airplane, as well as on multiple com channels. Nothing. Bose wants over $200 to even look at the headset, plus no guarantee they will do anything if it's electronics related. I have no desire to upgrade to their Series X, nor wait for over a month while they work on mine. What do you guys tend to do if something goes wrong with your headsets? I'd like to find something locally, in the neighborhood of TKI or ADS (McKinney, TX or Addison, TX, respectively). Do I just call local flight schools and ask for any opinions? I do not want to give up on this otherwise wonderful headset over something I believe could be fixed by someone with better electronics knowledge than me. Thank any of you for any help you can provide.
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