Race Communications: Racing Headsets

By Jeff Sexton

June 28, 2017

Note: this is the third installment in our racing communications series. Read our previous installments covering racing ear buds and complete radio communications kits, here.

To the untrained eye, road racing probably looks like a solo sport. But as any racer (and racing fan) knows, there’s a crew behind drivers, communicating with them for the duration of their race. Whether signaling green flags, hazards on the track or data updates, clear communications with your pit crew helps you perform better. In fact, on starts and re-starts a radio can help you gain multiple positions as shown here.

This is where quality racing radio communications comes into play. Over the next several weeks, we’ll go over the radio components you’ll need for a successful and winning racing season. Next up: racing headsets.

Budget Option: Speedcom Radium Behind-the-Head Single Radio Headset ($149.95)

The RAD-H1 2-way headset features dynamic noise canceling microphone and crystal clear audio speakers for optimum performance in high noise level environments. Great for many applications, from auto racing to industrial use.

Features:

  • Connects to portable radio with radio specific communication cord (sold separately)
  • PTT with waterproof cover
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for mp3 players or scanners
  • Universal 5 pin mini XLR headset cable communications port
  • M101 dynamic microphone with wind sock
  • Adjustable wire boom
  • Thick ear seals for added comfort
  • For use with 1 portable radio

Standard Option: Speedcom SCC101 Behind-the-Head Single Radio Headset ($199.95)

Speedcom SCC101 single radio headset connects directly to all the leading UHF and VHF portable radios with radio specific adapter. These durable headsets provide great communication clarity and are designed for ease of communication with the push-to-talk (PTT) switch located conveniently on the headset dome.

 

Features:

  • Connects to portable radio with radio specific communication cord (sold separately)
  • PTT button conveniently located on headset ear dome
  • Behind-the Head, dual ear style – can be worn with hats
  • Soft Foam ear seals for maximum comfort
  • Noise cancelling M101 Microphone mounted on chrome flex boom
  • Quality components and rugged construction
  • For use with 1 portable radio

Premium Option: Speedcom SCC101 DR Behind-the-Head Dual Radio Headset ($299.95)

What sets this dual-radio SCC101 headset apart is that is can be use with two portable radios. This allows users to hear two radios at once, which is especially helpful for teams running multiple cars simultaneously.

Features:

  • Connects to portable radio with radio specific communications cord (sold separately)
  • PTT button conveniently located on headset ear dome
  • Behind-the Head, dual ear style – can be worn with hats
  • Soft Foam ear seals for maximum comfort
  • Noise cancelling M101 Microphone mounted on chrome flex boom
  • Quality components and rugged construction
  • For use with two portable radios, allows the user to hear two radios at once. Great for keeping track of multiple team cars simultaneously