Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset

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The smallest, quietest ANR headset for professional pilots

Now professional pilots can wear a Bose headset designed specifically for airline and corporate flight decks, including all the noise reduction, comfort, and advanced audio features that have made Bose the top-selling headset brand in aviation. The completely new ProFlight Aviation Headset weighs just 4.9 ounces and uses comfortable silicone eartips to virtually eliminate side pressure, so it can be worn for hours without discomf...

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The smallest, quietest ANR headset for professional pilots

Now professional pilots can wear a Bose headset designed specifically for airline and corporate flight decks, including all the noise reduction, comfort, and advanced audio features that have made Bose the top-selling headset brand in aviation. The completely new ProFlight Aviation Headset weighs just 4.9 ounces and uses comfortable silicone eartips to virtually eliminate side pressure, so it can be worn for hours without discomfort - perfect for long days in the cockpit of a Boeing or a Gulfstream. It still features digital active noise reduction, Bluetooth connectivity, and famous Bose audio quality, making it a no-compromise headset for professional pilots.

Pilot-friendly features:

  • Innovative, lightweight design weighs just 4.9 oz. - no large ear cups or ear seals
  • Contoured headband with replaceable pad - low profile with minimal clamping force
  • Rotating side pads for comfort and stability - flip up for storage or horizontal for use
  • Digital active noise cancellation - significantly reduces ambient noise (designed for jet aircraft, not piston)
  • Comfortable silicone eartips block noise - change sizes or replace without tools
  • Active equalization - automatically shapes and equalizes incoming signal for enchanced clarity
  • Adjustable boom mic - remains stable with head movement
  • Electret noise canceling mic - increases clarity and reduces background noise, even with “hot mic” airplanes

 
Perfect for airline and corporate pilots:

  • Tap control for talk-through communication - talk to a co-pilot or cabin crew without removing the headset
  • Quick-release mic and down cable - move the boom mic to either side without tools (ideal for co-pilots)
  • FAA TSO and E/TSO-C139a certified - approved for use on airline flight decks
  • Easily replaceable components - change headband pad, side pads, and eartips for hygiene

 
Ergonomic control module:

  • Three user selectable levels of noise cancellation - allows for user preference and changing aircraft
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connection - connect to mobile devices for music or lectronic flight bag notifications
  • Audio prioritization - mix Bluetooth audio with intercom audio, or auto-mute Bluetooth audio when intercom is active

 
Bose Connect app

New from Bose, this free app offers an enhanced way to enable Bluetooth audio sharing, manage connections, pair and unpair devices, or rename devices. It’s also updateable and scalable with continuously developed features - everything you need to get the most out of your ProFlight headset for years to come.
 

STAFF PIREP

eric radtke

"The unique design of the ProFlight is perfect for turbine airplanes. I love how lightweight the headset is, and how there’s virtually zero clamping force on my head. But the ANR and Bluetooth features are still there, and make those long cross-country flights a lot more enjoyable.”

- Eric Radtke

ATP, CFI

Citation pilot

 

Sporty's Test Flight Guarantee

Take your new headset flying and make sure it's the right choice for you. If you're not thrilled, return the headset to us within 30 days and in the same condition in which you received it - we'll exchange it for another headset or refund your money. There's no paperwork and no hassle. Just another reason why Sporty's is the #1 headset dealer in aviation.

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Which cable do I need?

Most headsets come in multiple cable configurations. Choosing the right one is pretty easy, it just depends on what type of aircraft you fly:

  • Battery powered, twin plugs - this is by far the most common style, with separate microphone and headphone plugs (so-called PJ plugs). Almost every airplane ever built has these two plugs in the panel, so these headsets are universal. The only downside is that, for ANR headsets, you will need to use AA batteries to power the headset.
  • Aircraft powered, 6-pin plug - the second most popular style, sometimes called the "LEMO plug," requires no batteries since it is powered by the panel. This is convenient, but it does require the 6-pin plug to be installed in the panel. While many newer airplanes come with this option, most older airplanes do not. For these applications, you'll need to have your avionics shop wire in the plug - not a big job, but not something pilots can do on their own.
  • Airbus XLR plug - less common is a single 5-pin connector that is made for Airbus jets.

When in doubt, we recommend buying the battery powered, twin plug model. This is the most universal option, and will work in almost any airplane. If you have a 6-pin plug in your airplane or you plan to install one, the aircraft powered model is a nice option.

Sporty's tips

  1. Selecting the proper ear tip size is critical. If you have the wrong size, the headset’s performance will be compromised. This is especially true of the tap control feature, which simply will not work properly. ProFlight comes with three tip sizes, S, M, L. The medium is the default size and fits most pilots best. The small and large can be found in the pouch inside the carry case. Some pilots may find that they need one size in one ear and another size for the other ear.
  2. To change the ear tip, pilots should not pull on the “wing” of the silicone ear tip. Instead, hold the wing with your index finger and thumb while supporting the base of the ear tip with your other fingers. Gently pull back and away from the ear bud to remove the tip. This will reduce the likelihood that they will tear the ear tip.
  3. Three Levels of Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) –  In fact, the three settings offer different noise cancelling profiles based on environmental factors. This means that in some aircraft pilots might find medium to be a better setting than high. We also need to stress that the low position is really just “hear-through” which optimizes voice frequencies outside the intercom. Unfortunately, wind noise is in a similar frequency range as voice, so the user will experience an increase in overall noise, even though voices will be optimized. It is important to stress that low mode is intended for use on the ground, while at the gate for example, to communicate with people coming in and out of the flight deck while staying in contact with flight ops. It is NOT intended for use while in flight. The intent is to use it when you need, then to go back to medium or high mode. 
Reviews
3.5 / 5.0
43 Reviews
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Durability
3.9 / 5
Reliability
4.0 / 5
Performance
3.7 / 5
Ease Of Use
3.3 / 5
Value
3.2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (23)
No (13)
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Cracking noises with noise cancellation on !
Well,....I've had numerous devices from Bose through the years and I have generally been pleased with their products.
I have been using the Bose proflight for work on the B-757 and B-767 for the last couple of months and I must admitt that I am a bit dissapointed . The headset fits well and is easy to wear on legs up to 9 hours . However there is a big problem with the noise cancellation.........It normally starts out fine, but during cruize it starts making some "cracking" noises and shuts down. I then have to reset it ....plug-in and plug-out to get it to work again but the problem normally repeats itself ! I have tried the different size earplugs as the manual suggests but no luck. I also find the storage-case wich the unit comes in to very bulky for this type of a headset. I reverted to using it with the "noise cancellation" turned off and thats a clear dealbreaker for a headset with this price-tag.
December 12, 2018
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I’ve used the lightspeed mach1 for years and I’ve always loved how lightweight and comfortable it was but was not noise canceling and the durability was poor. This headset has all the things I loved in the mach1 and fixed all the things that I didn’t making this the headset I will probably have for the rest of my Aviation career.
November 24, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great comfortable headset.
I have been using it on the B-737 for 6 flights. So far it has been great! It’s light and comfortable and the ANR is awesome. I read many reviews prior to ordering and was concerned about some of the complaints. I would agree with some of the gripes: cord is heavy and can pull the headset around on your head, tap control doesn’t work well, but I’ve found these are very minor annoyances that can easily be overcome and are far outweighed by the comfort of this headset. It really only took one or two legs to figure out how to attach the wire so it doesn’t pull on the headset and the tap feature doesn’t have to be on. It is so convenient to remove one earbud to hear a jumpseater or whatever. I select high on the ANR and it is super quiet. I’m sticking with this headset and highly recommend it.
October 31, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Not ready for prime time
I bought the ProFlight at OSH. Have been using it in a B737 since (about 300 hrs of use). Yes, it's light and comfortable. I haven't had the problem others describe with it moving around on my head, but I clip the cord to my epaulet. Here are the problems 1) I haven't found the earbud size that keeps it in my ear. Constantly have to keep pushing it back in. ANR is not great. I have a QC20, and those earbuds fit perfectly and the ANR is much better. 2) Must be VERY careful changing the tips. They are held on the plastic earpiece by little barbs, and it's very easy to break off those barbs, and then you're screwed. 3) The microphone is supposed to be set with the white dot towards your mouth, but mine was mounted with the white dot AWAY from the mouth. Have to twist the boom 180 degrees to position it correctly. It doesn't want to stay there, so I'm constantly twisting the boom to keep the microphone positioned correctly. 4) Wind muff on the mic refused to stay on. I finally secured it with an o-ring. 5) By far the most irritating problem is, during takeoff and landing, the ANR turns on and off randomly, especially if there is a thump like the nose wheel hitting a centerline light. Obviously distracting during critical phase of flight.

Lesson learned: Never buy the A-model of anything, I guess. A nice idea, but they need to work out a lot of bugs. I guess I'll be returning it.
October 28, 2018
Great in a Cirrus
Love the headset and functionality. Using in a Cirrus SR22T and noise reduction works great. Really like they sent 3 sets of ear sizes.
September 30, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Can’t believe they released them for sale
I was so excited to try my new headset. I had just switched rotations so I was going to be flying for 15 straight days. After the third day my ears heart so bad Iswitched back to our standard issued telex 750 non noise reduction. I waited several days and tried them again with a different set of ear buds. Much better but they would work loose in about 30 minuets. One of the other many problems is the cord is much to heavy for the weight of the headset. So between the ear buds and the weight of the cord pulling them off my head I was constantly fiddling and adjusting them. It was abustley the worst. I took them off and back into the box. That was the last time I touched them until I returned them.
September 17, 2018
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Bose ProFlight
I love them !! The best headphones in the market without doubt
September 9, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Would You Recommend?
No
Bose Pro Flight Review—Thumbs Down
I was really exited for these new headaets. Tried them on a B762 and was immediately dissappointed. They are very light making them feel unstable on the head, the extremely large cable pulled the unit around the head. It clamps so hard on the head, that you actually feel it is there, and after an hour it gets uncomfortable. The earbuds were an issue after an hour and a half of flight time (Tried both S and M), it hurts your ear and is uncomfortable. I recieved a defective unit, since the tight ear bud did not work to listen to ATC (Tried it on 3 different airplanes) I assumed it was an issue with the plug. Double tap feature was good, but it also amolified the ambient sounds (airplane, ground crew on airplane, etc) making it hard to understand the other pilot.Only great thing is that the ANR was surprisingly good.Overall I gave it a thumbs down...Returned the unit and sticking with the A20’s
September 4, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Would You Recommend?
No
Worst headset I ever owned.
I tried to like them. I tried them for a week of flying. After the second day I switched back to the telex 750 non noise canceling. Problems : 1 headset to light and flimsy . Cord way to heavy, they pull them off your head. The cord also runs wright next to the mic and I was constantly pulling it away from my mouth. The earbuds continued to loosen up and I fiddled with them nonstop. Really disappointed and returned them.
September 3, 2018
Would You Recommend?
No
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My ears hurt after one or two hours wearing it even though they included different size ear buds. I tried them all. Didn’t like how it fit. Sent it back. Great noice canceling but uncomfortable. For 1000 bucks I have to love it. Back to my Zulu 2’s.
August 28, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
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Will the 6 pin connector work on the Embraer 175/190?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do not know which connection is available in that aircraft.
Since the ProFlight does not appear have intercom communications volume control buttons (only Bluetooth volume buttons) on the control unit, can the communications volume be adjusted via the Bose App? If not, that would leave only the aircraft’s audio panel volume control affecting both pilots volume input and no individual adjustment for fine tuning to personal liking.
A shopper on Jun 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In the professional cockpits for which this headset is intended, each pilot likely has an independent audio panel. Frankly, I always found the level controls on the A20 and similar headsets to be nothing more than a "gotcha" switch. Sure as the day is long, I'd accidentally turn those suckers down pulling them out of the bag or what not. I'm glad to see them gone on the ProFlight.
What will be the shipping cost to Peru?
Sergio N on Aug 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Approximately $254.00 via I-Parcel. This includes all duties and taxes.
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 ?
Tejesh n on Jun 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe the XLR5 version of the ProFlight can run off aircraft power (if present) or batteries. An adapter is not needed, assuming the aircraft requires an XLR5.
Hi đź‘‹ Can you tell me what kind of accessories can I need for my Airbus 320 for this headphones working properly?
Carlos C on Nov 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you order the XLR connector that is specific for the Airbus you will not need any other accessories.
what is the courier charge to ship to Hong Kong?
Legant W on Sep 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: When you place your order you will be given a quote for shipping. I would recommend the iParcel Option if available.
Will it work in a Cirrus SR22T & Cirrus SF50 Jet?
Shwetty on Aug 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Better in the SF50 Jet. In piston aircraft, the noise reduction is not as good as with the A20 Bose headset.
Hi there! Was wondering when will the Bose Proflight with the 5XLR plug be available? And how much would it cost to be shipped over to Malaysia?
Jinji on Aug 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We expect to ship within the next few weeks.
Does the aircraft powered version also have the option to put batteries inside?
Mark L on Jul 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has a battery box for power if needed.
Can you send this to a P.O. box ?
Francisco G on Jul 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, ships UPS and requires a signature when delivered.
Bose has a 30 trial period when bought from them does Sportys?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if you are not satisfied with your purchase just return the headset for a refund or exchange.
What will be the shipping cost to Uk?
Tasnuva N on Jul 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Using I-Parcel the cost would be approximately $287.00 This would include all duties, taxes and tracking information.
Does it work with a Cessna Caravan C208 ?
Allan F on Jun 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we have a review by two of our pilots that were flying in a pc12 on our website.
Would this be good for use in a turbine helicopter?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend them in a helicopter. I would recommend the over-ear headset.
Will Sporty's be able to ship the Bose ProFlight Headset as fast (or faster when available) than buying directly from Bose?
Jerry on Jun 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Once available we can ship overnight. The headset will be available to ship on the same day from all vendors.
With the Battery powered twin Plugs does it work without the batteries? I understand the ANR will not work but will the head set work in stereo mode (i.e. Audio for both ears)? Asking just in case the battery collapses during a flight.
Neville B on Jun 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the headset will revert to a passive headset.
Does this unit allow for the use of an aux input connection for connections without bluetooth?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has an aux input connection.
How well does it work with a Cirrus SR 22?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The A20 will provide better ANR in a propeller-driven aircraft.
can it be used ona computer?
foxtroutromeo on Jun 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, the connections will not fit into a computer.
Does it take batteries?
Gregg S on Jun 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. two AA batteries for the twin plug configuration.
Working in a company with Airbus and boeing fleet, which terminations will you suggest in order to use it in the long term ( currently flying Airbus) ?
Killerloux on Jun 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend the connection that you fly the most. We currently have an adapter available to go from the XLR (Airbus) to GA and from the LEMO (6 pins) to GA.
Working for long term for Airbus but also and Boing could you send in Greece in Athens ?
christos c on Jun 11, 2018
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