Lightspeed Zulu PFX Delayed

New technology challenges headset developer.

Lightspeed, one of the producers of high-end active noise reduction (ANR) headsets, announced this week that the release of its latest and greatest product, the Zulu PFX, has been delayed. The company’s president, Alan Schrader, issued a statement in a newsletter explaining the reason for the delay. “From the start, our goal with Zulu PFX has been to create not just the world’s best aviation headset, but an entirely new category of quiet,” Schrader said. “We are well on our way to reaching that goal but, as is often the case, the last few yards are proving to be the most challenging.”

The Zulu PFX was introduced in July at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where Lightspeed also began taking orders for the $1,100 headset. The company had initially hoped to release the Zulu PFX at the end of September. Lightspeed now hopes to introduce the headset in the spring. “We are not going to rush this,” Schrader said, “but rather will take the time to make this the most amazing headset you’ve ever used.”

In the meantime, Lightspeed has dropped the price of its current top-of-the-line product, the Bluetooth-capable Zulu.2, to $850.

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