Customer Reviews4.8 / 5.0430 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (166)No (9)Would You Recommend?YesVery good upgrade from the Bose XThe A20 replaced the Bose X I had been flying with the last 15 years. I think it has a better fit with sound quality that has improved.August 16, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoReliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat noise reduction. Bluetooth works great and is easy to connect. These headsets are well thought out.August 14, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Bose A20 w/BT is amazing!I suppose it would be easy to just give a 5 star rating on one of the most popular headsets in use in aviation, but the A20 REALLY deserves it! After a bit of a debate, I went with the Blue tooth option and I'm really glad I did. The headset can be paired to your phone, ipad, etc, and you can use the headset as "headphones" while listening to music or watching a movie on your ipad, etc. Of course, watch that battery life before jumping into the airplane! As a CFI, spending quite a bit of time in piston environments, the noise cancelation and audio clarity is, in my opinion, unbelievable! Even without the ANR on, the ear cups provide a great seal but chr the ANR on, and you can literally hear the surrounding noise instantly diminish. The control box easily clips to your clothing to keep it from bouncing around. Really the only issue I've had with the A20 so far is the boom mic. For me, it's been difficult to get the mic in that perfect spot. I'm sure it just needs a quick adjustment!August 6, 2019Purchased
4 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThe sound of silenceI was impressed, after engine start I turned on noise canceling and could not even hear the engine running.August 2, 2019Purchased
4 weeks agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood for engine but not music.Light with good noise cancellation but not very good for music.August 1, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI own several and have always been very happy with my Bose.July 17, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBose A20It works wonderful. Great for being a student pilot. Can hear my instructor perfectly and noise cancelling is WONDERFUL.July 16, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesRocky Rocchietti M54. I am ecstatic about my new Bose A20. Clarity has never been so well defined. I have another brand Noise cancelling headset that is very nice, good quality but is far behind the comfort and clarity of Bose. The voice activation is immediate. My other brand has a delayed response. The mic wand stays right where I adjust it. The Bluetooth has amazing clarity and sound quality when calling ATC for clearance on the ground. The volume control is small and easy to manage. The only change I would make is to make the cord slightly longer for the jacks that are under the panel. Terrific product. Top of the Mark.July 7, 2019Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesBose A20 BTEverything they say it is. The additional stereo-in plug is great for a small mp3 player. Worth the coin.July 2, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLove my A20Wow! Works great, and my head doesn’t feel like it’s in a vice! The first time I used it was in a C-172, while taxiing out I got around to turning on the ANR, and (no “kidding”, Sherlock) I thought the engine quit! I sure wish I had the A20 fifty plus years ago when I first started flying, I’m sure that my hearing would be a lot better!June 27, 2019Purchased
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Browse 69 questions Browse 69 questions and 86 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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