25 Mar How to Mount a Headband SORDIN Supreme Mil On a Helmet
How to Mount a Headband SORDIN Supreme Mil On a Helmet
So, you got yourself a Sordin Supreme Mil CC Slim, a bump or ballistic helmet and some adapters or at least you’re planning to get all of this. And now you’re questioning how do I need to put them all together. Well, look no further because we’ll explain it all to you with this blog.
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Before we go into explaining the whole process, we first want to notify you on what options you have available and what you need to look out for. The very first thing you need to know, is that a Sordin Supreme Mil CC Slim comes in three possible configurations.
One being with a leather headband, another option is with a neckband and as a third option it can come directly with helmet adapters. For all of these you need to be aware of a few things first. Let’s begin with the leather headband.
This one is specially designed to be very slim and thus allows to be used underneath a helmet. Only issue with this is that there isn’t always a comfortable way to use it together with the helmet its retention system, especially due to the microphone.
So the most convenient and comfortable way is to mount it onto the helmet. Now, in order to get this done you do need to cut the leather wrap in order to free the cable connecting the two ear cups.
This renders the headband totally useless, but don’t worry, you can get a textile headband wrap from a third party company or from Sordin themselves to use the bridge again. This way you’ll be able to switch between a helmet or headband setup rather quickly if you need to do so.
Another one is the neckband version which is probably the best neckband design out there when it comes to these sort of systems. This is of course nice, but a neckband version doesn’t allow to be mounted onto a helmet. At least Sordin doesn’t provide a solution for this themselves.
We however do know there are third party companies that make adapters available for these. These are not easy to mount and a quick interchange between the helmet and neckband setup is not possible. Aside that, doing it like this brings up another issue. But we’ll cover that problem in bit.
Helmet Adapters Version
The last option you have is when your Sordin comes with adapters straight from the factory. This is of course only useful if you consider to use the headset on a helmet solely. Meaning you cannot go back to a headband for example. The adapters Sordin provides for these are for ARC style of rails and yes that is important to know, because not all helmets have the same rail types.
Helmet Rail Types
In fact there are three possible versions. One are the ARC aka Accessory Rail Connectors which once originated from Ops-Core and which are the most common ones out there. Then you have Team Wendy with their proprietary rails and at last you also have the pretty rare MLOK style of rails.
Since these are all different, you will require adapters that fit both that specific type of rail and the Sordin headset of course.
Helmet Adapter Options
ARC & Team Wendy Adapters
As for ARC rails, it’s quite simple, these are available from Sordin themselves. Team Wendy adapters are currently not available from Sordin, but we know these adapters are currently under development. However, there are already adapters available on the market for Team Wendy rails and those are made by Unity Tactical. But as said earlier, there is an issue with third party adapters in general which Sordin has warned us for.
3rd Party Adapters WARNING!
The thing is that these products are being engineered to comply with the high demands they need to be rated for. And for this companies like Sordin work together with the helmet manufacturers themselves to guarantee things like a good seal for all the compatible helmet models.
Now, the issue with those third party companies that create their own solutions is the fact that you mostly can’t find proof that they ensure those ratings. So even though they might be more expensive and provide you with more features, it’s totally possible that your ears aren’t that well protected by using them like this. So, that’s just a fair warning for you to keep in mind.
At last, an MLOK version currently only exists by Unity Tactical too, but the chance you have such a system is still rather low.
Mountable Sordin Versions
Aside all this, the very last things you should know about is that only a Sordin Supreme Mil CC with slim cups can be converted to a helmet mounted setup. And for those that are looking for a way to mount a Supreme Pro-X onto a helmet that is officially not possible according to Sordin.
So now that you are aware of this and you have your headset, helmet and the correct adapters, let’s go over to mounting this thing.
Mounting a Sordin onto a helmet
As an example here, we will show you the mounting of the Sordin headband headset onto a Sestan-Bush ballistic helmet that has ARC type of rails with the Sordin Supreme ARC adapters.
So, first thing you want to do is cut the leather headband entirely off of the bridge.
After that you can screw the arms loose and pull the arms off the cups. It may require some force to pull them off. This way you now have a separate bridge and two loose cups.
Next, attach the cups on the arms of the adapters. Make sure they’re leveled and screw them hand tight.
The last step is to mount them with their adapters onto the helmet, but before doing this, you want to consider where you’re going to place the wire connecting the two cups. Here you have 2 options. Either you place the wire on the outside of the helmet which is best done underneath a helmet cover. Or you place it on the inside somewhere behind the padding of the helmet so it doesn’t create uncomfortable pressure points.
Once you’ve decided how to do this, you can mount the adapters on its rails. After that only thing left for you to do is adjust them to your size and then you’re ready to roll.
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