4.8 / 5.0450 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (183)No (9)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAmazingthe Bose A20 are bar none to any other competitor headset. It was easy to use, the plug and play style is amazing and the sound quality it delivers was amazing. Glad I chose the A20 over the competition I was considering.October 15, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Oct19Really a top of the line headset, it was back ordered, but ended up shipping faster than I thought it was going to , I would highly recommend this headsetOctober 12, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat headsetI love my Bose A20 headset. It makes a huge difference in sound quality and radio reception. I will have to buy another one.October 7, 2019Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Bose A20The Bose A20’s met my expectations for a quality product with exceptional performance! I have no reservations about recommending them to those interested in high dollar aviation headsets!October 6, 2019Purchased
3 weeks agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesProtective InvestmentI am in flight training to obtain my Pilot License by Spring of my Junior year in HS (2020) with plans to get my Commercial Pilot License before I graduate college. Though the BOSE A20 is expensive, it is an investment I am willing to make to protect my hearing from early on in my training. I decided to not get a car, instead taking the bus or other modes of transportation, because I want to be a Pilot. The purchase of the Bose A20 w/Bluetooth is an investment in myself. Right out of the box, the headset was easy to pair with my phone and from the first flight I took using them, the level of hearing protection and overall comfort is unparalleled. Thank you BOSE for producing such a quality product and thank you SPORTY'S for selling them along with the 30-day trial to ensure satisfaction. Thank you, AJG, Class of 2021.September 30, 2019Purchased
1 month agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBetter then expectedMuch better than I expected. I already own Rugged Air ANR and they will be for the guest. The Bose is night and day better.September 23, 2019Purchased
1 month agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesDoes what is says on the tin!Comfortable fit and good operation. Does what it says on the tin. Improvement in clarity compared to to my DC passive 13.4 headset. The Bluetooth function make the headset more usable in different scenario eg paxing in Airline aircraft and tuning out excessive noise and other distractions.September 21, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFirst pair of Bose headset. I've been using Clarity Aloft for the past 7 years, which I like and still use, but for aircraft that have more engine noise in the cockpit, the Bose A20's with the ANR are pretty awesome. They are comfortable on the ears and don't feel like they're clamping and not as hot as I thought they might be. A little pricey, but definitely well built, sound awesome and the BT works like a champ. Definitely would recommend them if you have $1100 to spend.September 19, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI have flown with Bose X for years but felt it was time for an upgrade. I compared the A20 to the Zulu 3, not in flight but at a retailer. Both were comfortable on my head and ears but the Bose felt lighter and I MUCH prefer the aesthetic of the Bose A20. The A20 is supremely quiet and comfortable. I have no regrets spending the extra $250 on the A20.September 19, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood headsetThe noise cancelling seems to work better (quieter) in this headset compared to other ANR headsets I have tried. The bluetooth features are pretty intuitive, and the controls are easy to use. I like that there is a dedicated volume control for the bluetooth/aux. audio, separate from the communications volume controls. The ear cups are comfortable and soft enough to get a decent seal around glasses, although you do lose a small amount of noise cancelling effectiveness with glasses or sunglasses under the ear cups. For the most part the headset is comfortable, and clamping pressure is not excessive. The few drawbacks I've encountered are that the small head pad does get uncomfortable after a while, and the headset has a tendency to slide forward on my head throughout a flight, so I find myself having to readjust it back into position several times per flight (even during cruise flight, when there is no maneuvering that could dislodge the headset- just normal head movements cause it to shift). It is also quite bulky and takes up a lot of space in the flight bag, even compared to other over-the-ear headsets I have used, both active and passive. Overall a great headset, and I would recommend it despite the high price tag.September 15, 2019Purchased
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Browse 69 questions Browse 69 questions and 87 answersI 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 BluetoothCan 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.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 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.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.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.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: Either NiCad or Li-Ion rechargeable batteries will work fine. I expect Bose is being overly cautious regarding the possibilities of fire with rechargeable batteries. A legitimate concern, but probably not a major one.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: I wear state of the art hearing aids when I fly, and I can tell you, the Bose A20 works beautifully with them, unlike the David Clark ENC I used to wear. ATC comes through crystal-clear, and the noise cancelling is the best of any headset I have ever used.Can i use headset without mic boom and cable for regular airline passenger travel?BEST ANSWER: If you were to remove the cable you would not be able to use the Bluetooth or the Noise reduction. Bose does sell a headset that will meet your requirements but it is not an aviation headset.I can't hear the stall horn in a Cessna 172 with these head phones. Any ideas?BEST ANSWER: I've flown with these in a C-172S and had no issues hearing the stall horn with the ANR turned on. ANR does not cancel the frequency emitted by a stall horn, and the stall horn should have more than sufficient volume to overcome the passive noise reduction of the ear cups.Do you have a pic of the free headphones?BEST ANSWER: Please check the Bose website for a picture of the earbuds.Does it come with an adapter for GA two prong plug in?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is available in the GA two-prong plug.Does anyone know the minimum head height from the bottom of the head pad to the center of an ear seal? I currently have the Zulu3s and they're too tall of my head size.BEST ANSWER: We have an extra thick head pad available for the Zulu headsets. item 7356A.Can you ship to Japan ? I’m thinking to buy this 6BEST ANSWER: Yes, we ship worldwide.I’m looking for headsets and I want to use a20 with AS350 helicopter so my question is Does the a20 work for AS350 ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the A20 will work with this aircraft.Isn't that Amelia Earhart in the picture? No, not that one, but the newscaster from Denver who flew around the world in a PC-12. So, my question : can you connect more than 1 phone to the headset??BEST ANSWER: No, it makes a single Bluetooth connection.Can the A20 be purchased with the military plug option?BEST ANSWER: Yes, but it has to be purchased from Bose direct.Which plug type for a Cessna 172 with a Sigtronics SPA 400 intercom ?BEST ANSWER: Twin plugs are required.I am really interested to get Bose A20 aviation headset but I just need
to know, Am I on time for 10% off and free bose speaker ?BEST ANSWER: That promotion for 10% off of the second headset and a free speaker is no longer available. We do offer free ground shipping on the headset.High impedance?BEST ANSWER: Most probably as that is one of the major ways how they control the sound quality. Has great noise rejection. The main reason I bought mine is because it blue tooths to my ADSB out and Stratus II so if I do not see a target on my ipad or G1000 I get an audio alert to nearby traffic and then look at my ipad and see where the issue is in time to change course.Which connection for an sr 22t 2018?BEST ANSWER: Depends on the what is in the Aircraft. For the SR22 is could be either the LEMO or Twin plug.Hi , I'm from Mexico. I'm interested in buying Bose A20, but I'm wondering if you're shipping to Mexico? And whats its the price?BEST ANSWER: We ship worldwide, shipping price is listed when you check out. I would recommend the I-Parcel option if available.
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