The Telex Echelon 20 was my first headset. Now, it still lives in my flight bag for passengers. It’s cheap, it’s reliable, and it’s comfortable. If you’re looking for a flashy headset, however, then the Echelon 20 isn’t for you. It doesn’t have many fancy extra features — no bluetooth or audio inputs here.
Unlike most entry-level headsets, you can actually wear this one for multiple hours without needing an ear amputation. That’s rare. The Echelon 20 comes with a faux-leather headset bag that’s not really very useful — the headset folds into a compact size, and it’s easier to stuff it into a flight bag or backpack pocket.
As of this writing, you can pick up a new Telex Echelon 20 for $189 on Sporty’s.