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Communication is the key to success in any airsoft team. We use the Baofeng Tactical Radio as a base solution. On top of that, you can use different PTTs and accessories.

If you plan to use Headset V1 or V2, make sure to get the Standard PTT as well.

What setup do you need to communicate with a headset in airsoft?

A tactical radio setup typically consists of a radio, a push-to-talk (PTT) button, and headphones. Here are all the parts you might need:

  1. Radio: The radio is the main component of the setup and is used to transmit and receive communication. The Tactical Radio is designed to be rugged and durable and comes with features such as long battery life, multiple channels, and the ability to operate in different frequency bands.
  2. Push-to-talk button (PTT): The PTT button is used to transmit communication through the radio. There is one on the side of the radio, but for usage with headphones, we strongly recommend using a separate device. It's super simple and
  3. Headphones: Headphones are used to listen to communication through the radio. Several types of headphones can be used with a tactical radio setup. For the optimal for you, see the comparison below:

What's the best airsoft headset for me?

Let's see what your preferences are:

Headset V1 and Premium Hedset V1

  • Actively muffles loud sounds (shots, grenades, etc.)
  • Boost quiet sounds (footsteps)
  • Great PTT connectivity with all sorts of setups
  • Protection against BB impacts
  • Can be mounted to a helmet
  • Looks cool!
  • Can increase sweating (and keep you warm in winter)
  • Prices can exceed 100 bucks
  • Might get less comfortable after excessive wear time
  • You need AAA batteries for some functions
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Headset V1

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Headset V2

  • Compact solution with great PTT connectivity
  • Lower profile with same microphone quality as V1
  • Fair price at around 25 bucks (+ PTT)
  • No batteries required
  • No one can overhear incoming communication
  • Missing full ear protection
  • Doesn't muffle loud sounds
  • You need to buy a PTT button
  • Lack of helmet mounting options (you wear it under the helmet)
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Headset V2

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  • Doesn't interfere with your headgear (good when you're taking it off)
  • No need for an external PTT
  • Fair price at around 25 bucks
  • No batteries required
  • Missing any ear protection
  • People can overhear your conversation (can give you away)
  • You need to figure easy to access placement on your gear

Should I get a spare radio battery?

If you go into one-day games, the answer is most likely no. If, however, you also go for longer MILSIMs with limited charging options, then make sure to consider it.

Can I just use a call function on my phone instead?

Technically, yes, but we wouldn't really recommend it. Why? There are multiple reasons:

  • Usage can get expensive if you don't have unlimited phone calls/on-line calls.
  • You risk damaging your phone if it falls out while you play.
  • You cannot easily connect with everyone else, especially during larger operations like MILSIMs.
  • Your phone's battery will probably deplete after being on call for the entire day.
  • You are going to be sending way more noise down the line than you would with a proper PTT solution.