4.8 / 5.0306 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (68)No (2)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesApril 13, 2018Purchased
3 weeks agoGreat audio, clear, and easy to set up.April 10, 2018Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoNot worth the moneyWas disappointed from the beginning. Won’t stay plugged in to airplane jacks. Tried two different planes. Have to constantly adjust mouth piece back to mouth. My son also tried them without me telling him my complaint. He had the same problems. DON’T BUY!!!!April 9, 2018The first Bose showed up a slight damage. They ship me a new one without even having the original one returned yet, excellent supportApril 4, 2018Would You Recommend?YesI absolutely love it and never want to fly without it!I’ve flown with friends that had this headset and they talked it up quite a bit so I figured I’d try it myself. I absolutely love it! Worth every penny!March 31, 2018Purchased
1 month agoMy first ANR headsetI was skeptical at first regarding my first ANR headset, as there was a concern regarding listening to the engine noise, etc...
No concern at all after trying this headset w Bluetooth, so light its barely noticeable while wearing.
Coincidentally, one of my first flights required a phone call to my maintenance personnel, which was accomplished via iPhone, successfully at a lower altitude. A very well engineered headset, I highly recommend this product.March 26, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesHappy Rusty PilotI would highly recommend this product that you are looking for a comfortable look and feel. The noise reduction is so amazing . I could hardly hear the engine running.March 26, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent HeadsetThe Bose A20 is an excellent headset. Great sound quality, great fit, and very light. The noise cancelling works great.March 14, 2018Purchased
1 month agoMy third Bose in the series. Noise cancelling almost complete. Blue tooth a must for ADS-B. Very comfortable.March 13, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBrand New Certified Flight Instructor Loves themPurchased for my Grandson who is starting his first job as a certified flight Instructor. He says they are fantastic and he plans to use them in his new career for many years to come!March 13, 2018Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 41 questions Browse 41 questions and 52 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 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.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 BluetoothBluetooth 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.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.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.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.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.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 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.Does this special for the Bose speaker apply even if you buy ONE headset?BEST ANSWER: You will receive the Bluetooth speaker and free shipping on one headset.can this headset be used for both helicopter and fixed wing? why not make a detachable cord so I don't need to buy multiple headsets?BEST ANSWER: It will work in both aircraft with the use of an adapter.If you have Pj plugs can you get a lemo or Airbus adapter?BEST ANSWER: We do have a twin to Lemo plug adapter, item 7262A. We do not have an adapter for the pj to airbus.If I have two A20's in the cockpit, can they bluetooth to the same iPad?BEST ANSWER: The iPad will only make a single bluetooth connection.What's the difference between six pin and straight cord?BEST ANSWER: The six pin "LEMO" plug draw power from the aircraft. The Straight cord uses batteries to power the Automatic Noise Reduction.Does the LEMO version also allow use of batteries for ANR when using the LEMO to twin-plug adapter?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will need batteries when using the adapter.
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