4.8 / 5.0244 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (12)No (1)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLove these headsets the noise cancelling is awsome and there super comfortable fit!August 21, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBose A20 headsetsI had two of the original Bose headsets 20+ years ago, one went away with the sale of the plane, the other I traded back to Bose for a new one for my daughter (professional helicopter pilot).
I just bought two new ones and couldn't be happier. They seem expensive, but not compared to hearing loss. Highly recommend for quality and support.August 21, 2017Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBose A20 blue toothI have the new AKG which Is wonderful but I got the Bose because it's just a little better and so much more comfortable ,the Bose is only missing the night lights which is nice to have maybe someday Bose will incorporate it into the headset like AKG . I still am keeping my AKG as a secondary.August 15, 2017Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability4 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood Aviation Headset / Not good for Aux AudioAux audio port only works for loud audio. If you turn music down to a comfortable level the audio will cut out when the volume is low. If your music has much dynamic range this is not the headset for you. The unit is not defective. The instruction manual for the headset states that this is a known issue. You are instructed to increase volume to reduce cut outs. This is not an issue if Bluetooth is used.August 15, 2017Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFantastic HeadsetAfter using 4 other brands of headsets over the years, I finally decided to buy a couple of Bose A20 headsets for my wife and myself in hopes of improving comfort. These are amazing! They fit perfectly over the ears; they don't give you a headache on long trips thanks to the design of the headband; and they do a fantastic job of noise cancelling. And, as a bonus feature, the BT plus aux plug make it well worth the purchase. Sporty's ships fast and has great customer support if you need them.August 9, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesHappy so far.First day I wore them I had them on for a total of five hours; one stretch for 2 1/2 hours. Still comfortable after all that time and the sound dampening and quality is great!August 8, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoNot comfortable on long tripsThese sound great! ...but after only 30 or 40 minutes, started giving me a headache. Not high pressure on head, but just enough to cause issues after a while. Too bad, because they look and perform great.August 4, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesProfessional Headset for the Professional PilotI use the A20 in a cockpit with 95-100dB 8-10 hours a day 5 days a week. I never get the vice-grip squeeze, or even have the urge to take the headset off.
Spring for the $100 Bluetooth option and link it to your phone. The first time you need to call FSS or Approach for a clearance or IFR cancellation at an uncontrolled airport, it'll pay for itself.
I've tried every brand and option out there, nothing comes close.July 28, 2017Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesTried Zulu and Bose A20 for 2 hrs each (wore Zulu 3 first). The Bose was a bit more comfortable and had slightly better noise reduction in a Cessna 180 Skywagon. Bluetooth to cell phone on Bose is excellent. Did not try that w/ Zulu 3.
To is too soon to rate durability and dependability.July 26, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesA20 are great, I would highly recommend everyone try them. Cons - Price is to high, but you get what you pay for, so if you can afford them, try them and you won't be sorryJuly 25, 2017Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 27 questions Browse 27 questions and 37 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.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.Do you offer a CFI discount like mypilotstore?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.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.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.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.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.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.what is the connection in picture 10 called?BEST ANSWER: That is the standard twin plug or PJ plug option.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 Bluetooth
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