Sennheiser HMEC 460 Pilot Headset

Sennheiser Updated: 2009-01-07 RSS
Sennheiser HMEC 460 Pilot Headset

The HMEC 460 is a new circumaural pilot's headset with NoiseGard™ active noise compensation for use in propeller and turbo prop aircraft.

Its silver brushed surface gives it an exclusive and premium-class look. The HMEC 460 not only has an extra generously padded headband and extremely soft ear pads, it also features a low 8.0 N contact pressure, 20 % less than its predecessor.

The HMEC 460 even includes sockets for multimedia applications: an extra 3.5mm Audio-In-socket for those who want to connect their MP3-player directly to the headset, and a 2.5mm Cell-Phone-In-socket for the cell phone.


* Modern design, stylish silver finish
* Extremely comfortable to wear thanks to reduced contact pressure (approx. 7N) and improved ear pads and headband padding
* Superior audio quality
* Noise-compensated boom microphone for superior speech transmission
* Control unit provides the following features: Volume control, audio-In, cell-phone-in, switch for NoiseGard™ on/off, switch mono/stereo, switch boom left/right, 2-coloured status-LED
* NoiseGard supply can be used either from 2x AA batteries of from aircraft by XLR-3 connector
* Auto shut-off function
* Can be used as conventional headphones when supply voltage for NoiseGardTM is switched off
* 10 year warranty

Delivery Includes

* 1 HMEC 460
* 1 carrying case for headset and accessories
* 1 cable clip MZQ 2002-1
* 1 wind and popscreen MZW 45
* 1 user manual
* 1 audio cable with 2x 2.5mm stereo jacks
* 1 audio cable with 2x 3.5mm stereo jacks

Technical Data

Transducer principle: dynamic
Ear coupling: circumaural, closed
Frequency response (headphones): 20 – 20.000 Hz
Nominal impedance (active/passive): 400/300 Ohm, mono; 600/600 Ohm stereo
Attenuation (active + passive): >25 – 40 dB
THD, total harmonic distortion: <1%
Contact pressure: 8 N, approx.
Transducer principle (Microphone): MKE 45-1 bipolar, electret, noise compensating
Frequency response (microphone): 300 - 5.000 Hz
Max. Sound pressure level (aktiv): 120 dB
Output voltage: 400 mV +/- 3 dB 114 dB/SPL (as per. RTCA/DO 214)
Weight w/o cable: 370 g
Connection cable: single-sided round cable, Length 1.6 m
Connector Headphones: 6,3 mm stereo jack
Connector Microphones: PJ-068 (5.25 mm) equivalent
Conector NoiseGard™-supply: XLR-3
Operating temperature: -15°C... +55°C
Storage temperature: -55°C... +70°C
Operating time (Battery): 30 hours, approx.