Bose A20® Aviation Headset (No Bluetooth)

ANR Aviation Headset - Enhanced Version

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  • - Designed to deliver significantly better noise reduction in even louder environments
  • - Provides greater comfort and stability, with more room for your ears
  • - Auxiliary audio input for GPS and other devices
  • - Meets or exceeds all FAA TSO requirements

The Bose® A20 aviation headset is their most advanced pilot headset yet. Its breakthrough innovations reduce more noise and provide even greater comfort than previous models, without compromising the clear audio you expect from Bose. Plus, the A20 Aviation Headset now includes auxiliary audio input and Bluetooth phone connectivity.

Next-generation pilot headset

More than 20 years ago, Bose introduced active noise reducing headsets to aviation—and launched an entire industry. Year after year, pilots have made our headsets their #1 preference. Now, the A20 aviation headset introduces an entirely new standard.

Enjoy a quieter flight

Proprietary technologies in the A20 aviation headset reduce more noise than ever before, across the full spectrum of human hearing, in even louder environments. Advanced electronics now use microphones both inside and outside each earcup to sense and reduce more ambient sound.

Improved Bose ear cushion technology helps further reduce unwanted noise. New cushion materials block more sound before it enters the earcups, providing an even quieter headset experience.

And even greater comfort

The A20 aviation headset also provides a new level of comfort and stability. The overall headset profile is more compact, but the earcup cavity has been enlarged to allow more room for the ears. These proprietary cushions improve the earcups' acoustic seals, even over eye glasses, and remain comfortable during long flights. The solid magnesium headband is extremely durable, yet lightweight, and its sheepskin cushion eliminates hot spots.

All these improvements have been achieved without increasing the headset's weight or clamping force. The A20 headset weighs just 12 ounces and exerts significantly less clamping force than most active headsets.

AUX IN and Bluetooth technology convenience

The redesigned control module now includes an auxiliary audio input with Intercom/AUX priority switching. Many pilots will want to use this input for dedicated GPS and traffic warning systems. You can set audio priority to mute the AUX input completely when intercom signal is detected, or to simply lower the AUX volume appropriately.

Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity allows you to receive calls wirelessly while wearing the A20 headset. And its enhanced EMI protection helps minimize interference from the mobile phone. Plus, the headset's integrated sidetone provides a more natural feel to Bluetooth phone conversations, even when you're disconnected from the intercom.

Smart power control

The power system in the A20 aviation headset includes a smart shutoff feature that helps provide at least 45 hours of use from just two AA alkaline batteries. With the installed version of the headset, the technology intelligently switches from aircraft power to battery power as needed.

For all types of aircraft

The A20 aviation headset is available in an installed, aircraft-powered version and in portable, battery-powered versions for various craft, including helicopters.

Acclaimed noise reduction. 30% greater active noise reduction than conventional aviation headsets.

Comfortable, stable fit. 30% less clamping force than conventional aviation headsets.

Clear audio with active equalization.

Customizable audio prioritization control. Choose “mute” to immediately mute an audio signal when receiving a communication. Choose “mix” to mix in-bound communication with your Bluetooth or plugged-in audio signal.

Simple, intuitive headset operation. Plug it in, turn it on, go flying.

Coil cord down-cable now available.*

Connect the mic to either the left or right earcup.

Flexible power with auto-on. Headset switches seamlessly to and from battery power and aircraft power.*

Certified to FAA TSO C139 standards.

Among the lightest of all noise cancelling headsets, with a weight of just 12 ounces.

High-performance microphone.

At least 45 hours of typical headset use from two AA batteries.

*Available in certain variants of the headset.

Dimensions

8.4"H x 6.3"W x 3.2"D (21.4 x 16.1 x 8 cm)

Weight

12oz (340g)

  • A20 Aviation Headset
  • In-line clothing clips
  • Control module
  • Carrying case
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Aux-in cable adapter

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A20® Aviation Headset (No Bluetooth) Product Commentary

Sarasota Avionics The A20 builds on the great lineage of the Aviation Headset X that was the envy of pilots that didn't have one. New features on the A20 headset are Bluetooth connectivity and a music input for a direct plug in to an iPod or other audio device. One design feature we find interesting is the incorporation of a small microphone on the inside and outside of the headset that is constantly receiving noise levels in the cockpit. The A20 interpolates this information and produces an opposite frequency to surpass the noise level, making for an extremely quiet active noise reduction headset. No buyer's remorse here even though it is a pricey headset. We recommend trying one, especially if you log quite a few hours per year.

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