Lightspeed Aviation’s flagship headset, the Zulu PFX, stands apart in the market because it can be upgraded by the user, and the company announced the first such upgrades Jan. 22. The firmware update (available for download here) improves battery life by 10 percent, allows users to capture their preferred noise cancellation profile at any time during flight, and includes some fixes for minor bugs in the initial release.
The headset’s sophisticated noise reduction and features allowing users to customize its performance earned recognition from the Consumer Electronics Association. The $1,100 Zulu PFX also impressed AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines when it was released in 2014.
"Zulu PFX is the world's quietest and most intelligent aviation headset," said Lightspeed Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support Teresa De Mers, in a news release. "With this first firmware upgrade we are able to demonstrate how powerful the technology is. Pilots that buy this headset will realize ongoing product enhancements as we continue to evolve what is possible with all of the technology available today and in the future."