The A20 aviation headset also provides a new level of comfort and stability. The overall headset profile is more compact, but the ear cup cavity has been enlarged to allow more room for the ears. These proprietary cushions improve the ear cups' 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.
Bose A20 Features:
- Significantly greater noise reduction - you'll be amazed at how quiet the A20 headset is!
- Improved level of comfort - 1/3rd less clamping force than most other aviation headsets.
- Clear audio - famous Bose quality is evident in both the speakers and microphone.
- Bluetooth communications interface - wirelessly connects divices to your headset.
- Auxiliary audio input - so passengers can listen to music.
- Priority switching - you decide which audio source you want to hear.
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. BluetoothÂ® 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 side tone provides a more natural feel to BluetoothÂ® phone conversations, even when you're disconnected from the intercom.
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. Significantly improved noise reduction across a wider range of frequencies. Proprietary Bose innovations now use microphones both inside and outside each ear cup to sense and reduce more ambient aircraft noise. 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.
TriPort acoustic headset structure, available only from Bose, produces tonally balanced audio from relatively small and lightweight headphones. Active equalization electronically tunes the headphones' frequency response, enabling outstanding audio performance.
Bluetooth phone connectivity lets you take calls wirelessly through the headset. Auxiliary audio input on redesigned control module for connection to GPS and other devices. Pushbutton Intercom/AUX enables priority switching.
The ergonomic control module features independent volume controls. Runs for over 45 hours on just 2 AA batteries. Weighs just 12 oz., includes carrying case, five year warranty.
Link to BOSE Professional pilot Program for Airline/Instructor Pilots.