Increased noise reduction. Greater comfort. Bluetooth® connectivity.
Bose was the first to introduce active noise reduction headsets to aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly. Now, the Bose A20 Aviation Headset introduces an entirely new standard. It is quite simply the quietest, most technologically advanced aviation headset ever available from Bose.
Significantly greater noise reduction—we were simply amazed at how quiet it is
Improved level of comfort—1/3rd less clamping force than most aviation headsets
Clear audio—famous Bose quality is evident in the speakers and microphone
Bluetooth communications interface—connect your phone for hands-free calling
Auxiliary audio input—now passengers can listen to music
Priority switching—you decide which audio source you want to hear (intercom, music, phone)
Made in the USA—meets or exceeds all TSO standards
There’s also a new adapter that allows you to move an aircraft powered headset to traditional twin plug aircraft. The ergonomic control module features independent volume controls. Weighs just 12 oz., includes carrying case, five year warranty.
Bose’s best noise reduction and comfort ever.
Bose engineers have discovered a new approach to sense more of the noise in any cockpit, constantly measuring it with microphones both inside and outside each earcup. Sophisticated electronics work separately with each microphone signal to compare the noise with the sound you want to hear. Then, instant by instant, the noise is reduced with a more accurate “cancelling” signal. At the same time, Bose’s new proprietary ear cushions help provide improved passive noise reduction and a more comfortable fit. An exclusive design allows more room for your ears without increasing earcup size. Distribution of weight throughout the headset and choice of materials adds to the comfort, and the A20 Aviation Headset also has one-third less clamping force than most others. You can wear this headset for hours—and maybe even forget you have it on.
Auxiliary audio input with priority switching.
There’s a new Bluetooth communications interface with integrated sidetone technology. This Bose exclusive technology lets you hear your own voice more naturally when talking on your Bluetooth mobile phone, even when not connected to your intercom. A new auxiliary audio input allows you to connect another external audio source, such as a portable GPS or traffic warning system. Priority switching gives you more control over what you hear by providing two listening settings—mixed (intercom signal mixed with the aux signal) and prioritized (aux signal mutes when intercom signal is present). Passengers and pilots both can select their own setting to match their preferences. It’s the clear audio you need—with more options you want.
Multiple configurations available.
The Bose A20 Aviation Headset comes in several configurations, allowing you to adapt it to your preferences and aircraft. Choose from standard twin plugs, 6-pin aircraft-powered plug (LEMO) or helicopter plug. See related products tab below. Each complete headset comes with a smooth glide boom microphone and an inline control module featuring auxiliary audio input, audio prioritization, left/right volume control on/off switch and optional Bluetooth communications capability. In-box accessories include two AA batteries, a male-to-male 3.5mm aux-in adapter cable and a carrying case.
New adapter cable for greater flexibility.
A new adapter cable is available that lets you move your 6-pin, aircraft-powered Bose A20 to an airplane with standard twin plugs. See related products tab below.
Active Noise Reduction (ANR) Yes
Auto Shut-off Yes
Aux Audio in (wired) Yes
Bag Included Yes
Bluetooth (Audio) No
Bluetooth (Cell) Yes
Cellphone Interface Yes
Noise Reduction Rating Not published
Warranty 5 years
Weight 12 oz.