***** Bravo Headset (Don't Buy - Don't even borrow!)
***** MilSim Products (Best Buy - Customer Service)
In our quest to achieve TEOTWAWKI short range communications, we have tried a number of headsets that plug into our MURS radios. Sir Knight does not like the bluetooth-like headsets that plug into your ear and have a flimsy boom mike. They are uncomfortable and generally of poor quality with tiny wires and substandard push to talk (PTT) buttons. In reality, Sir Knight wanted a single over-the-ear headset with a large boom mike. After a lot of research, he found MilSim Products and the Bravo headset. The Bravo headset is a less expensive replica of the headsets the Marines are currently using for personal communication.
Sir Knight ordered a Bravo Headset from MilSim Products and was immediately impressed with their quick ship time and timely communication. The headset is exactly what we were looking for. It was comfortable, serviceable, the elastic could be cut of and replaced when it became worn and the speaker had excellent sound quality. The boom mike also superior, providing sound quality equal to that of speaking directly into the radio. It could be worn under a cover (hat) or a helmet with comfort and was extremely easy to use.
|Outside of speaker and boom mike|
|Inside of same|
When we contacted customer service at MilSim Products, they shipped out another PTT button without question. The second button failed in less than an hour. After another email to MilSim Products they sent out a different style PTT button. This button was dead in the bag in which it arrived. By flexing the wires near the PTT button, you could get intermittent transmission from the radio. It was obviously a broken wire in the harness where it goes into the button.
|Defective PTT button assembly|
|Headset plugged into radio|
(we provided the camo sweatband)
The Bravo headset is a "Do not buy - Do not even borrow". However, MilSim Products is an exceptional company. Their customer service is superior and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
The Bravo Headset receives a no star rating. MilSim Products receives a five star rating.