The new Bose® A20™ Aviation Headset was announced today during the opening of the 2010 Airventure Oshkosh airshow. The Bose Aviation Headset X has long been the standard that all ANR headsets looked up at and the new Bose A20 appears to have kicked it up a significant notch with some very impressive features.
For the purpose of this blog, we’re going to point out one of those features – Auxiliary Audio Input
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 Bose A20 headset. And its enhanced EMI protection helps minimize interference from the mobile phone. Plus, the A20′s integrated sidetone provides a more natural feel to Bluetooth phone conversations, even when you’re disconnected from the intercom.
The Bose® A20™ Aviation Headset is the most technologically advanced Bose® headset ever. Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing 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’s 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, a Bluetooth® communications interface, auxiliary audio input and priority switching. It’s made in the U.S.A., and meets or exceeds all TSO requirements. No other headset can deliver this advanced combination of benefits.
Some of the additional benefits of the Bose A20 are:
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.
- Now available from Bose for the first time: Bluetooth® communications interface
- Also included by Bose for the first time: auxiliary audio input.
- 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
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Meets or exceeds all TSO standards.
All this, and these headsets still weigh only 12 ounces.