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Bose A20 Review

Posted by on October 28, 2010 0 Comments Category : Flight Instructor Blog Tags : ,

Bose A20 Aviation Headset

Best Headset Ever Made?

I have been using Bose headsets for many years.  My first use of the Bose A20 headset was in the cockpit of a Beechcraft Bonanza 3 years ago and I have found nothing better since then.  I continue to use Bose A20 as my only headset.  I have a comfortable headset that is lightweight and still have excellent transmissions that are very clear.

Rating by Paul: 4.5 stars

A few months ago Bose released the A20 aviation headset as a follow up to the very popular and long running Bose X series.  The company promises that this headset is the most technically advanced Bose headset has ever produced and I’ve had several requests from readers to review the newest lineup in the very competitive headset market.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to try them yet but don’t worry I know someone who has!  Jason Schappert of M0A Aviation and a regular contributor to Ask a CFI was kind enough to provide a video review of the Bose A20 which he was able to try for the first time this year at EAA AirVenture (OshKosh).  Take it away Jason!

Check the latest price of the Bose A20

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Here is the transcript from the video:

Hey everyone, Jason Shaffer doing a guest post for askacfi.com, comparing the Bose A20 headset. I had a great chance to give the Bose A20 headset a wonderful test run at Oshkosh this year. Not only did I get to use the headset, play around with it, get to interview a lot of the guys at Bose but I really got to see what the new Bose A20 is all about.

The Bose A20, just Bose in general, has really stepped up their game as if they could do that. Because its already such a great product. Now adding bluetooth and auxiliary input in features to really begin to compete with the Zulu headset. The Bose A20 is a great competitor for the Zulu headset.

And it really depends on which avenue you want to go down. Is it a brand royalty thing? Are you more loyal to the light speed over Bose, that is really up to you. But both headsets will really rock your socks. The Bose A20, some of their new features especially with their improved noise cancelling, again, as if it could get any better.

Bose has really stepped up their game. I really encourage you to check out their A20 Headset. Don’t let the price tag discourage you, your ears are so very important. I used to use an old, passive headset for hundreds upon thousands of hours, and believe me I get out of the airplane not knowing what people said because they were screaming at me, and I still couldn’t hear anything.

When I switched over to noise-cancelling headsets, it was like night and day. I really encourage you to get out there and play with the headset a little bit. Get to your pilot shop and get down there and check it out. The Bose 820, it’s light. You don’t even feel like it’s on your head most of the time.

The guys at Bose are awesome people, very innovative, on the cutting edge of all this aviation technology. I encourage you guys to get out there and check out the Bose A20 headset. I’m Jason Shappert doing a guest host for askacfi.com and guys please remember that a good pilot is always learning. I’ll catch you guys later.

Here are some more Bose A20 reviews from professional pilots:

Flying Internationally, we listen to various controllers with heavy accents who do their best to speak good English but are often hard to understand.  You need to listen carefully and not misinterpret a word.  It’s imperative that the headsets we use give us crystal clear transmissions.  After trying several other ANR sets in the past we found Bose does the best job for us.  We selected the Bose A20 because it provides superior clarity in audio.

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