4.8 / 5.0331 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (85)No (6)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesJune 17, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoLeft ear failed after less than a month of useAfter less than a month of use, the left ear (on a missed approach in IMC) went dead. No noise cancelling, no sound. Because purchase date was >30 days (~50), neither Sporty's nor Bose will issue an immediate exchange. It needs to go in for repair and will be out for 3 weeks.June 11, 2018Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesVery glad I made the purchase.I have waited for 35 years to buy a Bose. I wish I had done so earlier. I enjoy every aspect of using this headset, comfort, audio clarity, noise cancelation is excellent. I couldn't be happier. The Bluetooth is a great addition as I can enjoy some music on long ability to connect to the phone on the ground is also useful.June 4, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat choice!Pretty amazing. Thought my engine quit when I first turned the noise canceling on. Bluetooth works great!June 2, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesMay 31, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesMay 29, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat setI fly several hundred hours a year. I own 3 A20. One had a boom mic break. This was after 3 years of use. One set had a mic plug quit after 1 year.
Both were sent out for repair through Sportys and forwarded to Bose. Repaired under their 5 YEAR warranty. Back to new and being used. It took them about 3 weeks from ship date to repair.
Yes, they expensive, but well worth the investment. The cheaper sets give me a headache after an hour of flight. Plus, my ears don't ring after i fly with the A20.
Also, my kids ....choose the A20. ;)May 21, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNew headset.Super noice cancellation which allowed for crystal clear communication. Headset is very comfortable, even for longer flights. I will really recommend this headset.May 20, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5May 20, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNicest I've ever ownedThe bestus of the best...May 19, 2018Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 46 questions Browse 46 questions and 58 answersCan the new Bose A20 be paired to and iPad for alerts from Forflight and a iPhone for talking on the phone (to get clearances) at the same time?BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be paired to an iPad and iPhone.
Once paired, you can make calls with your phone for clearances and IFR cancellations.
the iPad will give you audio for music, movies, and alerts.Just bought my a20 headset on 8/7/17. It is in the shipping process, my question is will the speaker going to be shipped with my headset or do I need to redeem it at some other website? Thanks!BEST ANSWER: Please go to the Bose product page. You will see on the right side of the page recommend products. Just under the recommend products you will see the button for the rebate form. You will need a copy of your receipt to upload for the speaker.I fly S76C++ and I own LS Zulo PFX but the ANR isn't too good. I want to change for something more comfortable/more silent and
I am in doubt between Bose A20 and LS Tango, which of these two has the best ANR Cancellation for Helicopter Noise?Bose A20 Aviation Headset with BluetoothI am a student pilot and would love to have a Bose headset. What is the most common configuration of plugs/battery/no-battery used in GA planes?BEST ANSWER: The most common is the GA plugs (twin connectors) with battery.What comes in the box of the A20 with Bluetooth?BEST ANSWER: Included is the A20 Aviation Headset, in-line clothing clip, control module, 2 AA batteries, aux-in cable adapter, carrying case.Bluetooth headset has no cord at all?BEST ANSWER: hey Randy. The bose headset it has the normal comm chord that connectinto your airplane. The bluetooth is to your iPhone or iPad. So the blue tooth fantastic for listening to music on your phone. And if you need to call in for a clearance you can do it with your phone and hear it all in your headset.
The only thing i might say is to think hard if you want the typical two pin plugs connections. In which case the noise cancellation on off switch runs off batteries. You have to change them about every 10 hours or so. Or if your plane has the one pin option for your headset,(the round six pen) , it will supply power to the headset and you needn't worry about batteries ever. As soon as you push the noise cancellation button and the drone of the engine goes away, you will forget you paid a grand for these! Fly safe.How tight are these headsets? I am a petite person but find that most of the discomfort from headsets is how tight they press against your head and subsequently, against what i would assume is my glands under my ear right behind my jaw. After a while, ugh! Does anyone have any experience with changing to Bose to relieve that pressure or recommend another brand altogether?BEST ANSWER: Andi,
I have owned and used a variety of headsets over the years. I purchased a two Bose A20's last July. They are very comfortable. I understand the "pinching" problem that can occur with other headsets and I feel that this is completely a non-issue with the Bose A20's. I flew 24 hours in March of this year, including several flights greater than 4 hours in duration. I used the A20 exclusively and had nothing but excellent results.Does the headset work when the batteries die?BEST ANSWER: If you let the AA batteries full deplete, the Bose A20 will still continue to function as a normal passive noise attenuation headset. You will not get the benefit of active noise cancellation or Bluetooth, but you will still be able to transmit and receive normally with ATC.Do you offer a CFI discount like mypilotstore?What is the difference between the straight cord and the coil cord and which is preferred? ThanksBEST ANSWER: Straight cord is the standard for airplanes; coil cord is typically used for helicopters. It's really personal preference, depending somewhat on how far it is from your headset jack to the pilot seat.Wil the bluetooth work with a cessna 152 ?BEST ANSWER: The bluetooth is used with either a phone or iPad.If I purchase with the NAFI member discount, will I still get the speaker??BEST ANSWER: The rebate for states not to be combined with any other offer or promotion.What are the Dimensions of the storage case?BEST ANSWER: 7 1/2" x 5" x 10"Does music play via bluetooth to passengers as well?BEST ANSWER: No, the music is directed only to the headset. If you would like music to go to the passengers you would need an intercom with a music input.The Bose Manual states that you should use Alkaline batteries, Is it possible to use Rechargeable Batteries? which are generally NiMH thanksBEST ANSWER: I have not tried but I do not believe it would be an issue, if really are concerned call Bose direct they have great support.I am looking for a headset that works well with state of the art hearing aides. Any feedback, particularly on the Bose 20?BEST ANSWER: My CFI has serious hearing loss and requires hearing aids. The A20’s are the only headsets he can wear with them on. Please understand your may be different, but you should try them. Some Bose stores do have them on display for testing on a nice system.Does radio have to be a certain type
For blue tooth to work ?BEST ANSWER: No, The Bluetooth is only for connecting to either a phone or a table.Does the headset or headset set pad contain wool?BEST ANSWER: No, there is no wool in the pad.I can't hear the stall horn in a Cessna 172 with these head phones. Any ideas?BEST ANSWER: I cant answer specifically to the Cessna 172. I've had no issue hearing the stall in a Piper Tomahawk PA-38 while practicing maneuvers.I am planning to purchase one BOSE A20 . please let me know what is the type of adopter that will fit to Cessna 172 and Diamond DA42 aircraft?.BEST ANSWER: Both of those aircraft should use the GA twin plug.If i buy an bose powered by aircraft (5 pin airbus) and i want yo use for twin plugs for general aviation (with proper connector), can i put batteries too? or how they have power?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the headset has a battery compartment that would power the any when using an adapter.What type of connector i need if i want to use for a A320 but i want to use for GA too (twin plugs). And if i pick an airbus plug with transform to a twin plug i need the batteri powered type or aircraft powered? Thanks.BEST ANSWER: I would choose the connection that you use most frequently. You can then adapte it for the other. If you choose the XLR connection for the airbus then, you would need an adapter that would provide power for the ANR to function.I purchased a Bose A20 headset on 3/13/18. Am I eligible for the Bluetooth speaker offer?BEST ANSWER: Yes, call customer service at 513-735-9000We are thinking of buying three A20s with Bluetooth for our company. Is there an additional discount for a purchase of 3?BEST ANSWER: Currently, we are offering 10% off the second and subsequent headsets. There is also a mail-in rebate for a Bluetooth speaker.Does the headset connect to Android phones and tablets with Bluetooth as well?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will connect to an Android phone or tablet.Is there an adapter that will allow me to use this headset in both helicopters and airplanes?BEST ANSWER: Yes, from either a lemo plug to the helicopter or from twin plug to helicopter.I have heard that these headsets have overheating problems when used on a Global 6000, amoungst other types!? Is this correct?BEST ANSWER: I haven't had any problems on our planes, Bonanza, C182, PA 28 and PA 31.I want buy this headset but i have a one question about this product when i buy In GA planes version, If I buy a helicopter adapter cable, can I use it with a helicopter?BEST ANSWER: Yes, if you buy the helicopter adapter cable you can use it with a helicopter.If using the Lemo plug adapter to the PJ plugs, will the a/c power my headset bypassing the battery or is the battery required to still power the ANR?BEST ANSWER: You will require the battery to power the ANR.Is there a time limit on the discount for subsequent A20 purchases?BEST ANSWER: The headset must be purchased in the same order.
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