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Reviews Categories | Headphones & Boom-mic Headsets | Heil Pro Set Plus Help

Reviews Summary for Heil Pro Set Plus
Heil Pro Set Plus Reviews: 36 Average rating: 3.8/5 MSRP: $189.00
Description: This is the NEW Heil Headset that features BOTH the HC5 Element AND the MC4 DX Element.... and it also features a Phase Reversal Switch!
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VE7IG Rating: 1/5 Oct 24, 2012 06:37 Send this review to a friend
design flaw  Time owned: more than 12 months
This headset works fine but there is a serious flaw in the design. My first pro set plus fell off the table and landed on the toggle switch breaking it off. The wires are microscopic and impossible to solder. I bought a second one and after 2 years of use the same thing happened to it and this time a wire must have disconnected as well when the switch broke as one side of the headphones is now dead.
VK5STU Rating: 5/5 Apr 30, 2011 05:38 Send this review to a friend
SO far very impressed  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Have been using my PSP for about a month now for SSB rag chew and casual DX. Firstly it seemed very heavy and I was a bit concerned but despite this it is not uncomfortable. It does feel 'tight' initially. I would compare it to wearing an open face bike helmet - sort of. It is self adjusting & appart from placing the boom where I want it there was not need for any other adjustments.

I have spend the better part of 3 hours on setting up the rig (FT-1000MP) and getting the audio settings right and this has certainly paid off. Audio reports are always good to excellent and often unsolicited.

The cable is quite long & I have found I have had to tie it off to keep it out of the way, but that is more about station layout. Better too long than too short.

So far so good and very happy. Will update further once I have had more air time.

K7MHI Rating: 5/5 Feb 21, 2011 11:58 Send this review to a friend
awesome  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I notice that its been a while since a review on this product, I just got one Dec2010 manufacture date. Just as some information this unit seems very well built with no issues of quality around the boom, I would say its too well built and hard to move the boom because its so solid now. I am a Sennheiser550 headphone user (off ear headphone) and this mimic's that fit to prevent ear squish etc. I am 6'3" and a big guy and my ears fit just fine. As for the audio the new ProSetPlus! (look for that !) includes a phase reversal switch, amazing I never knew about this trick for HF listening and makes it very "ear-gonomic" I can listen for hours with out stress on the brain!!

as for the mic and sound, I am not into (yet) the perfect sound or the booming AM brodcast signal so I cant review there but it works and works with no issues, I can flip from rag chew to DX with no problem.

I will update review later if needed, but just thought I would help clear up some things for the unit for people as most of the reviews here sound scary for older generation products
WX3B Rating: 5/5 Nov 26, 2008 09:15 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Product  Time owned: more than 12 months
I give Bob and his team high marks for this beefy headset. I enjoy having a choice of Mic elements, and the headsets holds up very well to the abusive environments of DX-Peditions and multi-operator contesting at my home.

The DX audio quality of the HC4 is unchallenged and my favorite, however I also enjoy being able to sound a bit more civilized at times by switching to the HC5.

The headset can be worn for very long periods of time without fatigue.

Keep up the great work!


Jim Nitzberg
DF2DD Rating: 2/5 Nov 1, 2008 11:24 Send this review to a friend
Not too impressed  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I owned a PSP for just 5 weeks and sold it today. The PSP was working OK but I am not too impressed by it.

Headphone is fitting very very tight and was close drawn to my ears (I am not Bugs Bunny, hi). Never found a suitable adjustment for me and alwaya felt uncomfortably while wearing this PSP. Modulation of HC4 and HC5 is OK but not the best you can get out of an electret mike. I am used to use a modified MD-100 by DG1OGW who is quite well-known in DL. These mike work much better than any HC4 and HC5 and are giving you much more punch than HEIL capsules.

Over all the PSP works good but not best.
4X1PD Rating: 5/5 Jul 7, 2008 09:24 Send this review to a friend
My favor headset  Time owned: more than 12 months
Have two of them. Constant use with IC-756PROIII. I`m 98% for SSB.In 3 plus years zero fails. The DX element is VERY usefull in DX contacts. Never regret for this purchase. Like the comfort and the audio quality. Also the "phase rev. option" help to relaxing when I`m in contest or just for long time listening.
VK2FTNY Rating: 4/5 Apr 13, 2008 06:24 Send this review to a friend
Great for Dx  Time owned: more than 12 months
Ive owned my set for over 12mths and in that time have put all my other headphones back in the cupboard.The recieve audio on these headphones is simply second to none.Very nice and smooth and quite comfortable for listening over extended periods.Build quality is also fantastic,Mic is fully reversable for left/right operation and are also fairly light and extremely comfortable despite its bulky appearance.Another point worth mentioning is that even when worn for extended periods the headphones do not seem to give that build up of air pressure to the ear,A point worth noting for other manufacturers of enclosed hifi headphones.Do not expect hifi transmit audio from the dual mic headset cause its not gunna happen,Typical heil as in being very clear and punchy audio.Just what you want to work the pileup.
N0UDR Rating: 5/5 Feb 19, 2007 02:26 Send this review to a friend
Love it!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Great Product! I bought mine with the HC5 mike element. I get good audio reports from everyone. I realy like the noise quieting. My shack is on South Mountain in Thule AB and it is an Air Forse Research Lab building and has equipment that produces a bit of white noise. The headset makes it easy to operate reducing the noise significantly. I also bought the adapter for my TS-480SAT. Others complained of the weight on the connectors to the radio. I had on hand an extension for the adapter. This eliminated stress on connector to the radio and allowed me to put the tranciever almost anyhere in the room. So I have not experienced problems with the weight and stress on the connector to the radio.
K3GI Rating: 5/5 Jun 14, 2006 12:08 Send this review to a friend
Very nice  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
My son gave me the Pro-Set Plus for Xmas. I really like it. Having both the HC-4 and HC-5 elements is a real plus. Another plus is having the dual headset jacks as I use them for listening to music on my computer. I use it with a Kenwood TS-850S and consistently get compliments on my audio. Very comfortable, although I found the fit a little loose at first. I solved the problem by wearing a comfortable old baseball cap under the phones which really helps. These are also much sturdier than the original Pro-Set 4/5. You could drop these and not have to send them in for repair.
GM0ELP Rating: 5/5 Dec 30, 2005 04:02 Send this review to a friend
Superb  Time owned: more than 12 months
My headset was one of several used during CQWW 2005 by the GM0B team. After the event several operators commented on the headset being more comfortable than the normal proset. The phase reversal switch also got a thumbs up report for ear relief during long operating periods. Mine worked fine straight out the box and I have taken care not to stress the connecting cable which is the weak point for any headset (avoid swivel chairs in the shack ;-)). I use the HC5 insert for a FT1000MP MkV and the HC4 insert for a FT107M and an Elecraft K2. I have had many unsolicited glowing audio reports and therefore am a very happy ham. The build quality and background sound deadening is superior to the pro-set. They cost a bit extra but in my opinion are worth every penny.

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