Customer Reviews4.8 / 5.0277 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (45)No (1)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesvery comfortableExcellent fit and great noise cancelling properties. The best benefit is the clarity when speaking.December 10, 2017Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAwesomeLife changing, simply put. It's so comfortable. Instructing 8hrs a day is exhausting. The headset helps me lower overall fatigue from noise and wearing a headset all day.December 9, 2017Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThe best!Premium price but well worth it. Typical Bose quality. Comfy.December 5, 2017Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesHappy wife, . . .Bought MY set a couple of years ago and very happy with my purchase. Let my wife use them on a recent flight and she loved them so much she now has her own.December 4, 2017Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBose A20Recently bought the Bose A20 for use in my Piper PA-12 which has a very noisy cabin. Found that the noise canceling worked very well and the radio transmissions were clear and more easily understood than any other headset I have tried. Very comfortable. The one notable concern would be in the event of an ANR failure, the passive noise reduction was not as good as I would prefer. In the PA-12 you would likely need some ear plugs for an extended flight in the passive mode. Overall great headset.November 30, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAwesome product, should have purchased something similar years ago. I fly a jet engined aircraft, but I could see how these could be a huge benefit in turboprop and piston engine aircraft.November 29, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI wanted to like themI really wanted to like these. I have no issues with the build or sound quality. My issue is that after a couple hours, they really started to hurt. Most people I've talked to that use these haven't had this problem but I found that the way they hinged put pressure on the top of my jaws just below my ear. This caused jaw pain that took hours to go away after the flight ended. The headset also gave me a really bad hot spot on the top of my head. The combination of these pressures caused me to have to remove the headset several times for a few minutes each time during flight. I tried re-positioning and it never helped. Maybe I have an oddly shaped head but they just didn't work for me.November 24, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThe A20 is the headset for serious pilotsFor a piece of equipment that costs up to $1000, one would expect the best. In this case, I got it! They fit perfectly and after a while I didn’t know they were there. Transmissions from a Cessna sounds as if you were driving a Boeing. I connected the A20 to my iPhone and heard my music in a whole new light. If you’re doing serious flying in a loud cockpit, the A20 is for you.November 22, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBose A20Very impressed with the noise cancellation performance and comfort. With this headset it seems I'll never need to ask ATC to "say again" ever again. Looking forward to using the bluetooth features on long XC flights.November 16, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWorth it!Comfortable, quite, easy to use. Well worth the cost!November 14, 2017Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 32 questions Browse 32 questions and 43 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.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.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.Do you offer a CFI discount like mypilotstore?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.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.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.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.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.Wil the bluetooth work with a cessna 152 ?BEST ANSWER: The bluetooth is used with either a phone or iPad.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.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"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.Does its work with Bose A20?Bose A20 Aviation Headset with BluetoothBEST ANSWER: It should work with the Bose A20.I'd like the blue tooth option, need 2 plugs (Boeing aircraft)...... does that mean I must order the extra blue tooth adaptor? Any payment plan, like Bose offers? Thx!BEST ANSWER: The twin "PJ" plugs come in both bluetooth. You will not need and adapter. We do not have offer a payment plan. If you use paypal they offer a payment plan.Does iPhone connect to two headsets at once ?BEST ANSWER: The iPhone will only connect with one headset at a time.Does Sporty's offer a Trade-in/Trade-up program for headsets?BEST ANSWER: We do not have a Trade-in/Trade-up program.i wish to buy bose a20 dual plug with bluetooth from this website.I am wondering about this converter fit to bose a20.because i will use it different type of aircraft.thank you in advance ?Bose A20 Aviation Headset with BluetoothBEST ANSWER: Yes this will work. You can also purchase the A20 with the specific plug for the airbus.is the Bose A20 one size fits all?BEST ANSWER: Yes it is a one size fits all.I purchased this headset from you guys a bit ago. I can connect the Bluetooth to my phone and use it for phone calls or to talk to Siri but it will not play my music. How do I get it to play music from the iPhone 7 to the headset?BEST ANSWER: The older A20 only allowed for a phone connection, not music. The newer A20 (released almost 2 years ago) allows music. Do you know how old your headset is?Do you charge sales tax in Washington?BEST ANSWER: We only charge sales tax for item shipped to Ohio addresses.during checkout there is no mention about the free bluetooth speaker...is it included?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: Hello Monica, I too wear high quality hearing aids and they work great with the Bose A20's. I'm sure you'll be pleased. The A20 noise cancelling is the best I've ever experienced. Regards, Michael S. N420RM Archer III.
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