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The Bose A20 Aviation Headset is the most technologically advanced Bose headset ever.

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There is a NEW CFI Rebate Program! See details below!

Bose has updated the Bose A20 Aviation Headset. Updated Features Include:

  • Enhanced Bluetooth® Connectivity - Wireless streaming audio capability (stereo music)
  • Auto-On for aircraft powered (LEMO / XLR / Fischer) variants
  • Auto-Off improvements
  • Enhanced and expanded prioritization control
  • Improved Microphone
  • “Persistence” - headset remembers last state of operation
  • Improved markings and easier use

Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to aviation more than 25 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly. Now, the Bose A20 Aviation Headset introduces an entirely new standard.

The Bose A20 Headset has been engineered for significantly increased noise reduction in even louder environments. With an improved degree of comfort you’ll appreciate. All without compromising the clear audio you expect from Bose. Plus, it has a Bluetooth communications interface, auxiliary audio input and priority switching. It meets or exceeds all TSO requirements. No other headset can deliver this advanced combination of benefits.

Even the Battery Box has been redesigned for greater comfort and control!

Key Benefits and Technology:

  • Significantly greater noise reduction for pilots than currently available.
  • Improved level of comfort achieved through choice of materials, distribution of weight throughout the headset
  • 1/3 less clamping force than most conventional noise reducing aviation headsets, and additional room for the ears.
  • Clear audio for enhanced communications.
  • Bluetooth communications interface, now available from Bose for the first time!
  • Auxiliary audio input, also included by Bose for the first time!
  • Priority switching so pilots can decide which audio source they want to hear.
  • At least 40 hours of typical headset use from just two AA alkaline batteries.
  • Certified to FAA TSO-C139 and EASA ETSO-C139
  • All this, and these headsets still weigh only 12 ounces.
  • 5-Year Warranty

What’s included:

  • Bose A20 Aviation Headset
  • Deluxe Carry Case
  • 3.5 mm AUX audio cable
  • 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • 1 Clothing clip

Bose A20 Bluetooth Headset Models:

  • G.A. Twin Plugs, Straight Cord (Bose Part# 324843-3020)
  • Panel Powered (6-Pin LEMO) Connector, Straight Cord (Bose Part# 324843-3040)
  • Panel Powered (6-Pin LEMO) Connector, Coiled Cord (Bose Part# 324843-T040)
  • Helicopter (U-174/U) Plug, Straight Cord (Bose Part# 324843-3030)
  • Helicopter (U-174/U) Plug, Coiled Cord (Bose Part# 324843-T030)
  • Airbus 5-Pin XLR Connector, Straight Cord (Bose Part# 324843-U070)
  • Robinson Helicopter Panel (6-Pin LEMO) Plug, Straight Cord (Bose Part# 324843-J040)

RebateThere is now a NEW Bose CFI Rebate Program!

 You can qualify for a $125.00 Rebate from Bose if you purchase a Bose A20 Headset with Bluetooth:

  1. You must be a CFI and send a copy of your CFI Certificate and a copy of your most current logbook page,
  2. You must send a copy of your sales receipt to Bose within 45 days of purchase,
  3. Process your request on a special Bose Website. This site can be accessed by Clicking This Link

Limit of two rebates per CFI, valid in USA only, may not be combined with other Bose offers. 

Other Information

SKU BOS2000
Part # 324843-3020, 324843-3040, 324843-T040, 324843-T030, 324843-3030, 324843-0010 + 324843-3070, 324843-J040, 324843-U070
UPC 017817538558
Manufacturer Bose
Hearing Protection Active Noise Reduction
Stereo/Mono Stereo/Mono
TSO Approved? Yes
Warranty 5 Years
Size Adult

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Location:
KMTN
Occupation / Rating:
NASA/ATP
Excellent Headset
  • This is the 2nd Bose A20 for my Bellanca Super Viking. Excellent headset, quick shipping from MG. Very Satisfied.
  • Pros: Excellent NC & Comfort
  • Cons: None
Ratings:
Occupation / Rating:
ATP Capt.
Best Headeset I've worn, but overkill in a jet
  • This is the best headset I've ever worn. I wore a DC 13.4 for 15 years, and a Bose/UFM for the last 4. The noise cancelling on this headset is unreal. It made the E-175 stone silent, almost too quiet. The bluetooth audio for listening to music was premium quality. FWIW, since I nobody had an answer to this before I bought; with the 5 point airbus plug, NO battery required for the noise cancelling OR the bluetooth which is pretty darn nice. With that said, after about an hour or so, it started feeling a bit heavy, and on flights over 2 hrs I wanted to take it off. For me, the extra noise cancelling just wasn't worth the discomfort so I returned it. With that said, there are plenty of guys wearing these at my airline, so maybe its just me, although the guys who wear them tend to be young guys who have been wearing them since CFI days and have never worn a lighter headset. Wish I had these for the 15 years I was on a turboprop.
  • Pros: Spectacular noise cancelling and premium bluetooth sound.
  • Cons: Not a lightweight headest. Clampy after an hour or so..
Ratings:
Location:
Phoenix
Occupation / Rating:
Student
Two types of Aviation Headset - Bose A20 and OTHERS
  • Bose A20 with Bluetooth.
    Great Product with its noise cancelling technology
Ratings:
Location:
Northern Ohio
Occupation / Rating:
Mechanical Contractor
New Bose headset
  • Have only used them a few times but I AM IMPRESSED! I liked my Lightspeed set but the Bose is far superior. Time will tell on how they hold up but the quality tells me that won't be an issue.
  • Pros: Light, comfortable, quiet
  • Cons: none so far
Ratings:
Location:
California
Occupation / Rating:
Pilot/Airline Captain
DONT BUY JUST BECAUSE ARE NR HEADSETS
  • I bought 8 years ago a sennhaisers hmec26
    Before that i never try others models
    After 8 years my headset die and i decide to buy the
    BOSE !

    Error.
    The bluethooth connection is so weak, you listen the music with NOISE
    2 options for music interaction with ATC COMUNICATION
    - cut
    - mix
    Here is the Problem if you choose MIX, Literaly is mixed wich make me think that Bose just make a Board to mix everything dont even thinking on whats more important like others HEADSETS on aviation that
    Reduce the music about 80% volume allowing to hear clearly the ATC comm, but you still listening the music on 20% volume then automaticaly cames up the volume.

    ITS NO JUST ABOUT NOISE REDUCTION!
    Wich is very good, but if you never try other headset of this type you should say that this headsets are the BOMB!!

    My conclusion is that the just focus on create a noise reduction headset rather than create something confortable to your ears (how your brain wants to listen everything)
    If you like to Buy something better than this i should recommend you to buy others that cames with a good NR but with feature of lower the music or phone calls when atc comm on rather that CUT OR MIX the music imput otherwise you will be lowering the volume every time you change airspace cus maybe the atc has different mic or voice VOLUME

    I FORGOT TO TELL YOU THAT AT THE END I SOLD MY BOSE AND SEND MY SENNHAISERS TO GET FIXED.
  • Pros: Comfortable
  • Cons: bluethoot, mix music, big, looks cheaper materials, on light blink all the way
Ratings:
Location:
Florida
Occupation / Rating:
ATP/Aviation business
Excellent noise cancelling
  • I've used a competitive headset for years and was always happy with the comfort and function. However, the new Bose is superior in both ways and I'm very happy with the purchase.
  • Pros: Excellent noise cancelling and Bluetooth
  • Cons: Expensive
Ratings:
Location:
West Coast Canada
Occupation / Rating:
Chief Pilot / CL604 , C208 Amphibs
Fantastic Service even to Canada!
  • Marv and his staff run a great store. We have ordered 8 headsets from these guys over the past few months, and great service.
Ratings:
Occupation / Rating:
Commercial Pilot
Almost too Quiet
  • Purchase to delivery was what you would hope for. MG answered my questions and delivered the product quickly.

    I used the A20 the first time this week and it will take some getting use to. The headset is light, comfortable, and very quiet. The reduction in flight deck noise is so great that your perception of the aircraft's performance is altered.

    The noise cancelling ability is incredible. Using the full capability during ground communications is very beneficial as well as after takeoff. However during takeoff I find it can be too quiet. For that reason I turn off the noise cancellation and go passive and I can still enjoy very good noise cancelling effects while having a better sense of the aircraft performance. Over time I'm sure I will adjust.

    During other phases of flight the passive noise reduction is good enough and you can save the batteries. The cord is thick and seems durable. The headset construction is also well done and hopefully is designed to last for many years. The ear cups fit entirely over the ears and are very comfortable. Sliding sunglasses onto the ears has no effect on the ANC ability.

    There is a noticeable continuous background noise and apparently this is normal. You eventually become accustomed to it and it becomes less noticeable. Those that have converted their BOSE headphone don't have the background noise but their headphone's are not 100 percent STC compliant.

    The Bluetooth is a nice feature if you need to make a phone call from the flight deck. All noise is blocked and things work out so much better when you can carry on a normal conversation.

    Communicating on the flight deck requires the other pilot to have their intercom on only so I could hear them when they talked. Mine could be off since they did not have an ANC headset.

    The Bluetooth Mini Speaker was a pleasant surprise. I hook it up to my iPad or laptop to watch movies for really great sound. Using the speaker for the phone also works better than an earpiece and the speaker is small enough to take with you on a trip.

    The BOSE headset is expensive but once you experience what it can do that pain subsides a good bit. You will be happy with your purchase.
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BOSE A20 Aviation Headset
  • Simply Awesome...
  • Cons: Expensive
Ratings:
Location:
mesa
Occupation / Rating:
Flight Instructor
Bose A20 bluetooth
  • Very good quality of headset, sits really comfortable. Very good sound quality of comms and intercom and as well Phone via bluetooth. The active noise canceling is really awesome. It reduces most of the engine noise and noise in the cockpit which makes it ways easier to understand everything that is said. I heart a lot about it and I have to say that it meets all the expectations I had.
  • Pros: light, comfortable to wear for hours at the time.
  • Cons: price

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Location:
United States
Occupation / Rating:
Comm/CFI (pilot and CFO)
The best out there...
  • Confused by all the choices out there? An old traditionalist (like me) who has always said, "only David Clark's for me" but now can't figure out their insanely long product list that seems like it has a different model that varies only by the day of the week you're shopping, simply buy these and be very, very happy with your purchase and the money you invest.
  • Cons: none found so far
Ratings:
Love it!
  • So much better than the other brand I'd tried. BlueTooth works very well. The sound is clear, controls are clear and easy to use. There is no lag in voice transmission that I'd experienced in another brand. The headset is very comfortable. I am very pleased! My husband got one as well, also "loves" it.
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Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Occupation / Rating:
Engineer / Private Pilot, Instrument Rating.
Absolutely Astonishing!
  • My last headset was a basic David Clark DC-10. Not fancy, not ANR, etc. The difference is nothing short of incredible! Superb design, outstanding noise reduction, and incredible audio quality. Maybe the other brands of ANR headsets are just as good; I wouldn't know. But I can attest that the Bose A20 is an outstanding product.
  • Pros: Light weight, Good ergonomics, outstanding audio quality.
  • Cons: Cost, cost, cost, and cost. If they were a little less expensive I'd have bought two.
Ratings:
Location:
Las Vegas
Occupation / Rating:
ATP, Airline Captain
Expensive, But Worth It.
  • Virtually all the other pilots at our airline use the Bose A20. I resisted as long as I could, since I had a good working headset and hesitated to spend $1100 for this one. Have to admit after purchase of the A20, long days seem a little shorter with more comfort and far less noise.
  • Pros: noise cancelling
  • Cons: cost :-)
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Location:
AZ
Occupation / Rating:
Ret'd USAF
Pricey but worth it
  • Probably have my lifetime supply of Bose headsets. Hard to rationalize the price although the quality is first rate.
  • Pros: Quality, sound, noise canceling, comfort
  • Cons: Price
Ratings:
Location:
FORT PIERCE FL.
Occupation / Rating:
SP
BOSE A20
  • GREAT + CLR SOUND EXPERIENCE; HAVENT TRIED YET THE BLUETOOTH BUT AWESOME.
Ratings:
Occupation / Rating:
Navy, 11 years.
Amazing!
  • Ordered these from here on 21 June, got them on 23 June, Flew with them on 24 June... insane how fast of shipping and quality the whole deal was. I would highly recommend these, a lot of people say that they are expensive for what they are, but that is Bose in general. I may be buyist because I buy everything Bose. BUT I have listened to a few different sets from David Clark, to Lightspeed, and I think there are definitely comparable ones, but I just side with Bose.
  • Pros: Everything about them, people say not to get the Bluetooth... for only a $100 extra = worth it (already spending the money, may
  • Cons: They do not collapse, but I think that could be a good thing for quality.
Ratings:
Location:
United States
Fast and Great
  • Great customer service. Delivered as promised.
Ratings:
Location:
South Africa
Occupation / Rating:
Pilot
Delivery
  • Dear Team
    I have ordered from MGD several times in the past.
    Living in South Africa and not having a trusted postal service is a chalenge. Fortunately I had a friend visiting and took the opportunaty to have such an expensive piece of equipment brought over by hand.
    MGD is my favourite but not sure what I will do in future regarding deliveries to South africa ?? Overall ----Marv golden is tops !! Have not tested the headset yet.
  • Pros: Delivery --distance
  • Cons: Good service from MGD
Ratings:
BOSE A20
  • Overall great service from these guy even got a promo gift from BOSE for buying it with them would definitely recommend buying from here. All the items on line have very good picture description of what I was looking for.

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Ratings:
Location:
Southern California
Bose Aviation Headset
  • I have purchased several headsets over the last few years. I currently own Lightspeed Zulu2 and David Clark. I purchased the Bose A20 for the copilot side after purchasing the BoseA20 for myself. I know that headsets are so personal; however, my experience with both the Zulu2 and the A20 is a comparison in the same aircraft using both headsets many hours. The Bose A20 is superior in the following ways: frequency response (especially if you listen to music), quality of the microphone (very clear and crisp); and, the ability to adapt the headset to your environment...i.e. switch the mic from the left side to the right side to accommodate the copilot plugs. The other major consideration of the Bose: I use the LEMO panel plug for ship's power. Bose has a control module which allows you to use batteries if you wish. This comes in handy if you want to use the panel mount in another aircraft which does not have a panel (LEMO) plug...the adapter from LEMO to twin plug is not very expensive. Contrary: the Zulu2 does not have a provision for batteries--you have to buy an expensive adapter and use a 9V battery which lasts about 4 hrs. The other consideration: if in the future Bose upgrades a feature (such as auto on and off/a better microphone...which they just did) you do not need to buy another headset...just buy a new control module. With the Lightspeed when upgrading from the Zulu1 to the Zulu2 I had to trade in the headset, lose money, and move to the next headset. The A20 is more expensive than any other headset. It is worth it for the features and future upgrades. Customer support is terrific...you will always get a real human to answer any of your questions.
  • Pros: Adaptability, comfort,music quality, microphone quality
Ratings:
Outstanding Customer Service
  • I ordered the Bose A20 aviation headset as a gift for my pilot-in-training husband from Marv Golden. I was a bit unsure about the specifics of the order (which headphone connection he needed), but a quick call to the company (which was answered by a LIVE human being not an automated routing panel) resulted in a recommendation for the correct product based on the plane he flies.

    Unfortunately, there was a problem with delivery, outside the company’s control. Marv Golden’s employees fixed the problem very quickly and kept me up to date on the order status with personal follow-up calls and emails. I appreciate this quality customer service. It was nice to be treated like a face-to-face customer instead of just an anonymous internet shopper. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking to purchase aviation supplies and gear!
  • Pros: Outstanding customer service, quality products
  • Cons: None
Ratings:
Location:
Southern California
Occupation / Rating:
Private Pilot
"All New" Bose A20 Headset
  • I just purchased this headset after reading several reviews on Bose and other brands of aviation headsets. I decided to go with the newly released Bose A20 with Bluetooth, and Streaming Music capability. All I can say is ... WOW! I am impressed! Amazing sound and clarity with phone calls and music, top notch comfort, and the noise cancelation is amazing. The new controls are easier to see, use, and interpret than the previous model. I can now use voice commands to make a call and play music from my iPhone. No need to even take my phone out of my flight bag! All in all, a fantastic aviation headset! Bose quality all the way! Highly recommended. I will be a lifetime Bose customer.
  • Pros: Everything about it!
  • Cons: Price! But it really is worth it.
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Even Better than Before
  • I had a Bose X headset and I didn't think they could improve it this much. It is truly the best headset I've ever used. Incredible comfort and quiet.
Ratings:
Location:
CA
Occupation / Rating:
student
Great Headset
  • Amazing Headset. Love the redesign and the streaming Bluetooth.
  • Pros: Amazing Quality
  • Cons: none
Ratings:
Great sound quality
  • I like everything about the Bose except the Blue Tooth function. The Cell phone function of the blue tooth works great for communicating while on deck but falls short in it's ability to play music from my IPAD or IPHONE while flying. The DC Pro-X has this capability and even cancels all the music when ATC communications are present. Bose could also benefit from a washable ear-peace cover for us who fly in hot environments.
Ratings:
Something that works better than you thought it would.
  • Great headset! So quiet, I had a hard time knowing engine speed without looking at the tachometer....even upside down! Better than expected.
Ratings:
Excellent!!
  • Best headset I have ever used, I will never buy anything other than Bose ever again.
Ratings:
Great in the Airbus flight deck.
  • Noise-reduction is great, not perfect, but does block out a substantial amount of background noise. Headset is very comfortable, and bluetooth phone connection works a treat. Does go through batteries fairly quickly, but would still definitely recommend!
Ratings:
Top quality
  • Ticks all the boxes as far as comfort and quality of sound is concerned. My first active noise cancelling headphones, will never look back, A worthwhile investment!
    I have not tried the BT functionality yet but will do very soon and update the review

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Ratings:
excellent product
  • Using this heas seat on both Single engine Piston aircraft and single turbine Pilatus PC 6.
    The decrease of the noise level is significant and you are tiredless at the end of the day :-)
Ratings:
Excellent Headset
  • I am flying long distances in Europe on a DA42 and was looking for a comfortable and quiet new headset. Even without the noise cancellation the Bose A20 is already quiet, but with the active noise cancellation switched on it is really amazing.
Ratings:
nice headsets
  • it works!helps a lot flying turboprops everyday:)
Ratings:
Great headset but beware of Bluetooth limitations.
  • I did not realize until after I bought the unit that the Bluetooth ONLY works with telephone calls. I use the telephone for say 2 minutes per trip for IFR clearance. Then I want to hear music over long cross country trips. Bose, the world famous in MUSIC, does not allow music access via Bluetooth but only via a cable. Other makers such as DC , ZULU ETC allow telephone and music via their Bluetooth . Shame on you Bose. Maybe a free software or firmware upgrade could resolve this issue.
Ratings:
Super Quiet
  • I just used the the A20 on a flight for about 2.5 hours in a 172SP. Wow, really quiet. I have not used the BT feature yet so I cannot describe clarity etc. The headset itself is the most quiet headset I have ever worn. No hot spots on the top of my head, very lightweight. The sound literally melts away once the ANR is activated
Ratings:
The Best
  • The A20 are light little pressure on head, Quiet and the Bluetooth works great.
    Need I say More,
    DJ
Ratings:
Perfect
  • Perfect headsets i have ever seen...
Ratings:
Best Headset Ever!!!!!
  • Just flew with the A20 this past weekend, I had been using an older Telex 30 XT. The A20 is lighter and more comfortable and has much better noise suppression. Very light and audio transmissions were clear as a bell. Haven't used the Bluetooth yet but I am sure it will be amazing too.
Ratings:
Best Ever
  • Just flew with this headset for the first time, it is incredible, believe it or not, it is worth the money. Transmissions are very very clear, hearing protection is off the charts, very comfortable.....
Ratings:
Worth The Money
  • Just picked up an A20 from Marv's. I have a Bose X that I have been using for 10 years, I must say, the A20 is way better than the X and I did not think that was possible. Super quiet and more comfortable than the older x version. Needless to say, my wife will be wearing the X from now on.

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By far the best noise canceling headset I've ever used, bluetooth also great
  • I just upgraded from the David Clark H20-10X (also with electronic active noise cancellation) and though I always thought the David Clarks were fine - the improvement was unbelievable when I put the Bose on. Much, much, better noise cancellation, comfort, and sound quality. Also, I made a couple cell phone calls using the Bose A20 bluetooth connection to my iphone while on the ground during Runnup. I called two different people and both said they had never heard me clearer - and this is amazing, but, neither one could tell I was in an airplane even though the engine was roaring in the background. Simply amazing. I strongly recommend this headset despite its higher cost!
Ratings:
Headset BOSE A20 with Bluetooth
  • first of glanced, look at the price is amazing HIGH but since i'm budgeted for quite sometimes, then i buy.

    when product came to me, i directly try at my plane and the result is fantastic CLEAR voice and most of my propeller sounds i cant hear ... as said in the paper if we should noted for any others alert in the cockpit after use this headset and it is TRUE ... you hear nothing so as a pilot the SA (situation awareness) must increase after using this headset.

    this is the coolest headset i ever had !!
Ratings:
Outstanding great ANR only should have a coiled cord.
  • This is the best headset by far. the only fault is that it should have had a coiled cord.
Ratings:
Best Ever
  • This is simply the best headset I have ever used. The comfort and quiet are better than their old model. I can wear these for hours and not feel fatigued or uncomfortable.
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