4.8 / 5.0359 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (106)No (7)Would You Recommend?YesWhat I expectedFits well, stays put, very quiet, would buy again.September 20, 2018Purchased
4 weeks agoWould You Recommend?YesSo far so good!Was worried about not being able to hear engine noise very well in the helicopter but it lets plenty of sound through to moniter mechanical noise and cuts enough out to understand audio clearly.September 19, 2018Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesBose A20Works just like my other pair - the best!September 19, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGold StandardThere are lots of great headsets out there but this has always been my headset of choice. I believe its the best sound canceling. Sound quality and comfort are also excellent. Bluetooth connectivity is very reliable.September 16, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNothing compares to BoseUp until I purchased the A20 I thought my 12 year old Bose Headset was the best. Unbelievable!!! The wife gets the old set and she is a happy girl. Thanks Sporty"s and Bose.
BradSeptember 11, 2018Purchased
4 weeks agoWould You Recommend?YesSeptember 11, 2018Purchased
3 weeks agoPerformance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoCheaper products as goodI could not reconcile the cost of the unit ($1100) when cheaper models that I tried ($300 to $600) were essentially as good. The lighter weight of the Bose wasn't noticeable to me.September 2, 2018Purchased
1 month agoBose A#1-20!Four words: Bose got it right! One small request...in the soft case there is a place for two extra AA batteries. It would be nice to add two additional slots.September 2, 2018Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesGreat headsetGreat headset! Just used it on a 6hr flight across the country and I can’t imagine the flight without it. Also, the Bluetooth connected to my phone for music and phone calls. I bought a pair and feel they are well worth the money.August 27, 2018Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesAbsolutely love it! The quality of construction, sound and noise canceling is way above any other brand. Also love Sportys and their top notch customer service!August 23, 2018Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 50 questions Browse 50 questions and 62 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 BluetoothWhat 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.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.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.Do you offer a CFI discount like mypilotstore?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.Under the choose option for the plug type, which type should I get as a student pilot mostly for Cessna 172s. Don’t have any experience with headsets and was confused with the straight cord and coiled cord, battery powered or aircraft powered, twin plugs or 5 pin connector. Which option should I choose?BEST ANSWER: The typical training aircraft use the twin plug (PJ Plug)."Can you advise what connector is suitable for the ATR 72 , as it uses the XLR5 Airbus connector ? However the aircraft will not power the headset through the panel . So I would ideally need to buy the GA twin Battery Pin with and Airbus XLR5 connector ?"BEST ANSWER: I would recommend the GA connector with the XLR connector.Does the Bose A20 come with a headset bag?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the headset includes a bag.I’m currently flying modified KA350s, and alternate from left to right seat on nearly a daily basis. The company’s ANR headsets we are issued are light and comfortable, but the mic does not swivel 180 degrees to accommodate switching sides - which is an annoyance, especially draping the cord across your lap or behind you. Do these boom mics swivel so you can swap sides - or do you have to remove and physically swap the mic from one side to the other? Removing and swapping the mic from left to right would likely be a pain every day - unless it’s designed for an easy swap. Furthermore, I would imagine it would eventually wear and break unless it was specifically designed to do this frequently. Is this addressed in the Bose design, or is the mic only designed to be swapped out infrequently?BEST ANSWER: You would need to physically switch sides.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.
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