Customer Reviews4.8 / 5.0384 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (129)No (8)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat performance in old Cessna 172s and 182sI've been using the A20 since the end of 2014 and love it. It significantly reduces the engine noise in the cabin even in older birds. Pairing it to my iPad for Foreflight is great for the notifications of approaching runway or destination ATIS. It was finally time to upgrade my extra headset (to the old A20) so I got myself a new A20. The design change is minimal and the performance is just as great. I finally figured out that I can run Foreflight and have my Amazon music streamed Bluetooth into the headset.
I've got two now, so I doubt I'll need another. But I love them!January 14, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThe BEST aviation headset!I haven't flown with my Bose headset yet, but I have used my son's, so I already know the reputation, as well as the excellent customer service from Bose. This is what brought me to my purchase.January 6, 2019Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesexcellent. Replaced Zulu which was falling apart..January 2, 2019Purchased
4 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesHAPPY CUSTOMERI have purchased four Bose aviation headsets. My first was purchased st Oshkosh many years ago and was sold when I sold my airplane. I now have a new plane and purchased two for that airplane. Now, my son is training to become a commercial pilot and I bought him an A20 for Xmas. Years and years of reliable service, the very best!January 1, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI would certainly recommend this product. The headset noise cancelling enables exceptional communication with my instructor and the ATC’s. The ear-cups are very comfortable and the headset is easily adjustable. And also, the blue tooth is easy to use without even needing to read the instruction manual .December 31, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBose A20Great headset! I love how well they block out background noise and how clear transmissions are. I highly recommend them!December 28, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThese really are the bestI use Bose A20 at work flying a Gulstream and I like them so much I got a pair for myself for use in my homebuilt F-1 Rocket. They work great in the Rocket, which is a very noisy environment. I can still hear the engine fine, but it’s not loud, and all communication is loud and clear. The Bose stay put even pulling 5 G on some light acro sessions, so that is one worry I had but not now.December 26, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesgreat soundas a student with english as a -not second but- third language, I can not express my satisfaction with that expensive headset. I can easily understand the ATIS and communicate with friendly ATCs. My instructor and I can understand each other. My only regret is that it muffles the engine sound to near zero and the stall horn sound is only a distant beep -but its there-. It helps you concentrate at your cockpit workload and augments your stamina. It seems breakable to me, but nothing happened yet.December 25, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesMy only regret was waiting too long long to start using them!!!December 24, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoHot head clamp for the pro pilot.Not very comfortable for a pro pilot wearing these 8-13 hrs a day. Heavy, hot, etc. Yep. Great performance for the GA pilot wearing them 1-4 hrs, but for long days nearly every day, go with Clarity Aloft.December 15, 2018Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 58 questions Browse 58 questions and 75 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.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 BluetoothJust 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.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.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.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.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.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.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.I fly Cessna 172, are these suitable? Someone told me they are better for commercial but not Cessna. Is that true?BEST ANSWER: The Bose headset does very well in the Cessna 172. The Bose Pro-Flight is the Bose headset that is designed for Jets.We are planning to buy two headsets at the same time. Will we get ten percent off the second one and two free speakers?BEST ANSWER: You will receive the 10% off of the second headset and one of the speakers.Just to be clear, each headset in an order of multiple headsets comes with a free speaker?BEST ANSWER: No, the speaker offer is per order. You will receive 10% off the second and each subsequent headset.Do you offer Black Friday shopping deals for the Bose A20?BEST ANSWER: Please watch our website for our deal of the week.I am working for a company that has the 2 plug but would like to apply to a regional airline next year and would like to not have to purchase a whole other headset. Any advice on what type plug I should get?BEST ANSWER: I would recommend the twin plug and then if need you can purchase an adapter. I would also recommend that the headset you purchase is TSO'd, (Bose or David Clark). Most airlines required the headset to be TSO'd.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.
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