The Silynx Clarus XPR headset is a unique in-ear headset that is designed differently than your typical tactical headset. This doesn’t mean that it has any fewer features and capabilities. Compared to the Savox Noise-Com 200 headset, Silynx headsets compete.
Silynx in-ear headsets pick up noise from the ear mic instead of a boom mic like the Noise-Com 200. Each headset is manufactured with tactical environments in mind and is designed to work in any environment you may encounter.
Silynx Clarus XPR
|Savox Noise-Com 200|
In this article, we’ll review the Silynx Clarus XPR and the Savox Noise-Com 200 in different categories including,
- Noise Reduction Rating
- Battery Life
Let’s start by comparing the styles of each headset in more detail.
A major difference between both headsets is the style. The Silynx Clarus XPR is an in-ear headset while the Savox is a dual earmuff headset. Many people prefer an earmuff style because they think it's better for communication purposes.
Knowing this, Silynx created a better-sounding in-ear headset.
The Silynx XPR is equipped with an in-ear microphone instead of bone conduction. Like other in-ear headsets, bone conduction relies on vibrations from your tragus (part of the outer ear) to pick up communication. Sometimes bone conduction doesn’t pick up speech at lower volumes, like a whisper, and can disrupt communication.
Silynx uses an in-ear microphone that picks up sound easier. This results in a clearer sound.
Aside from earmuffs, in-ear headsets don’t interfere with helmets, lightweight, open airflow, and don’t snag.
Savox Noise-Com 200 is a dual muff headset is a slim design that fits under helmets. This headset comes with several interchangeable microphone options to get the best solution regardless of the task.
Unlike the Silynx, which uses an in-ear mic, Savox Noise-Com 200 uses a boom microphone to pick up your voice.
Each headset is designed with durability in mind. Knowing these headsets will be used in some of the toughest tactical environments, these headsets are put to the test.
Both Silynx and Savox headsets are MIL-STD-810F certified. This means the headsets have passed numerous tests for drops, temperature, rain, and pressure and are certified durable to use in any environment.
Wearing electronic headsets in various environments, you shouldn’t worry if rain or water will damage the headset. Each headset is designed to work through rain and water. The Savox headset can be submerged in water and won't damage any of the electronics or audio components. Same goes for the Silynx. The headset can be submerged in water for 1 meter for 30 minutes.
Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)
Noise Reduction Rating is important, especially in tactical situations. Loud noise from trucks, gunfire, and other machinery can damage your hearing. Tactical headsets must have a good enough NRR to help protect your ears and conserve your hearing.
The Silynx headset has an NRR of 25 dB while the Savox comes close with an NRR of 23 dB. Each headset has a high rating against impulse noise.
Both headsets are equipped with features that help the user in any situation.
The Silynx headset uses hear-thru technology to improve situational awareness. This makes you more aware of your surroundings when you’re wearing noise-canceling headsets. The Savox headset also utilizes situational awareness.
The Silynx supports one radio or both a radio and a cell phone and is compatible with a wide range of radio manufacturers. The headset can be a fixed downlead or quick disconnect. Quick disconnect allows you to quickly remove the headset from the radio or cell phone.
Savox uses a few more features including passive noise attenuation to block out outside noise. The headset also has a voice prompted menu. This helps you find the right audio setting for whatever mission you’re in or easily adjust to adapt to any environment.
The Noise-Com 200 has super hearing capabilities known as 2 step hearing protection. This lets the headset pair with earplugs for double the hearing protection without interruption.
Battery life is an important feature to consider when looking for headsets. You need something that will last between chargers and won’t leave you without communications.
The Silynx headset can be powered by your radio or individually with a AAA battery. The Silynx has a battery life of 40 hrs. when run on an AAA battery. The battery is only needed if you desire to use the headset without a radio – say if you just want hearing protection.
The Noise-Com 200 has a battery life of up to 250 hours run on 2 AAA batteries. The headset will power down after 2 hours of inactivity to save battery life.
Each headset comes in a few distinct colors. The Silynx Clarus XPR comes in a tan and black color. Perfect for tactical use and blending in with uniform colors.
The Savox Noise-Com 200 is available in a few more colors including, black, olive green, coyote brown, and orange.
With all that information, here’s a quick breakdown of the advantages of the Silynx and Savox headset.
Silynx Clarus XPR
- Lightweight and not bulky
- In-ear microphone for better voice pick up
- High NRR rating (25 dB)
- Powered by radio or individually with AAA battery for 40 hours
Savox Noise-Com 200
- Long battery life (250 hrs)
- Comfortable earmuff style
- Available in more colors
- Good NRR rating (23 dB)
- Double hearing protection with earplugs
- Various boom microphones
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About the Author
Taylor Thomas is a Marketing Manager at First Source Wireless. With her experience in critical communications, she helped public safety professionals enhance their communication through the help of tactical headsets. Taylor has also attended many conferences including International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), and International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE).