The A30 Bose Headset for sale online on Pilotshop
More than 40 years ago, Bose introduced active noise reduction headsets to aviation. The new Bose Headset A30, after the A20 serie, provides a new Digital active noise reduction, only available at Bose. A new experience with a customizable active noise due to the selection of 3 modes of active noise cancellation, now pilot's can chose in function of their environment or preferences. The clamping force has been reduced for a better comfort.
You want to know more about this quality headset? Have a look at its main features!
Bose A30 aviation Headset: Features
- new digital active noise reduction
- chose between 3 modes of noise cancellation. Low mode improves interpersonal communication outside the intercom. Medium mode is designed for typical jet aircraft, providing sufficient active noise cancellation for clear and comfortable radio communication. Medium mode also meets the latest ARINC recommandation for noise reduction in jet aircraft. Finally, high mode provides a higer reduction mode for general aviation, in louder environment aircraft.
- talk-through tap control
- reduce more ambiant noise owing to the use of both inside and outside microphones in each ear cup
- redesigned ear cushions with larger interior cavity allowing more comfort for the ears
- right and left markings on the ear cup for a quick identification
- aluminium headband with less clamping force for a better comfort
- flexible and adjustale microphone, can be connected in right/left earcup easily with the swapable cable - no tool needed !
- EMI protection against communications interference
- auxiliary audio input for MP3 or GPS connection for example
- until 45 hours in use with 2 AA batteries. With continuous operation of the Bluetooth® function,
battery life will last 25-plus hours. As always, battery life varies with the type of battery, noise environment and features used during flight. The headset has a battery life indicator light to signal when batteries need to be replaced.
- straight cable with 2 general aviation plug and battery pack- with bluetooth®, synchronize with smartphone, tablet, and audio input
- automatic shut off feature to preserve battery life
- FAA & EASA TSO C139 certified
- weight : 404 g
- battery case with 2 x AA batteries
- aux-in cable adpater
- 2 clips
- 2 microphone protectors (one on the headset)
- carrying case
Bose A30 FAQ
What’s different about the Bose A30 Aviation Headset?
The Bose A30 Aviation Headset is our most advanced around-ear aviation headset ever. Its lightweight design, low clamping force and specialized earcup design enable maximum comfort, even over long flights. The A30 is customizable to pilots’ environment and/or personal preferences with three selectable modes of active noise cancellation. This industry-leading active noise cancellation is achieved without compromising the acclaimed clear audio and simplicity of use expected from Bose.
What’s the difference between the A30 Aviation Headset and its predecessor, the A20 Aviation Headset?
The A30 Aviation Headset is the evolution of the A20. Its sleek, modern design significantly improves long term comfort with a lower on-head weight and reduced clamping force. It also features three modes of active noise reduction and tap control for talk-through communication. The A30 upholds the acclaimed noise reduction and state-of-the-art materials and electronic capabilities of the A20. Each of these advancements helped create the best combination of noise reduction and audio clarity on the market.
How easy is it to hear other crew members in a lower-noise environment with the headset on?
Because active noise reduction technology excels at lower frequencies (below 1 khz), the Bose A30 Aviation Headset will not completely cancel voices. Essentially, this means that voices can be heard in situations where they would normally be completely drowned out by aircraft and wind noise. In addition, the low mode of operation helps optimize communication outside the use of an intercom. Talk-through tap control shifts the tapped earcup into this low mode and improves directional hearing for communication on just the ear that was tapped.
Can I comfortably wear glasses with the Bose A30 Aviation Headset?
Yes. The earcups have supple leatherette-covered foam cushions that provide an effective acoustic seal – even over glasses. Pilots should be able to comfortably wear thin-rimmed glasses without significantly diminishing noise reduction.
Can I switch the microphone to either side?
Yes. The integrated boom mic and cable can be attached to either side of the headset with the toolless connector mechanism in a few simple steps.
What is the latest technology in the Bose A30 Aviation Headset?
The Bose A30 Aviation Headset includes several important technology developments. The most significant advancement is the new digital active noise reduction system that provides full attenuation in even louder environments compared to the Bose A20, which is the current industry leader. In addition, the new system provides a renewed balance of attenuation across the entire spectrum of noise based on user selectable modes. Bose proprietary microphones both inside and outside the earcup enable optimized performance in loud environments across a range of frequencies. The small electronics system senses the sound by more effectively measuring, comparing and reacting to produce an opposing cancellation signal. The proprietary ear cushion design
provides additional passive attenuation, and the headset design uses carefully selected materials to block noise from entering the ear and further improve comfort. In addition, the headset features a high-performing microphone for communication and a Bluetooth® audio communications interface, both weighing in at just a fraction of competing headsets.
What makes the A30 Aviation Headset so comfortable?
Overall, the Bose A30 Aviation Headset is one of the smallest, lowest-clamping and lightest around-ear active noise cancelling headsets on the market – it’s a balance of function and comfort without sacrificing stability.
The headset’s angled earcups follow the contours of pilots’ heads, and the intentional shape of the headband pads help achieve the highest level of comfort in the lowest possible on-head weight. Additionally, the A30 has distinct left and right earcups with a quick release and a side swappable mic for improved comfort and ergonomics.
How often should I expect to replace headset accessories?
The ear cushions, microphone windscreen and headband cushion should be replaced periodically. We suggest replacing the ear cushions and microphone windscreen at least yearly (or more often with excess wear).
What is the purpose of the Bluetooth® input?
The wireless input is available so users can connect external sources such as an EFB or tablet computer, a GPS or even a cell phone.
Why is TSO important?
A Technical Standard Order (TSO) is a minimum performance standard for specified materials, parts and appliances used on civil aircraft. When a company is authorized to manufacture a material, part or appliances to a TSO standard, this is referred to as TSO authorization. When a company receives a TSO authorization, it is assured that the product meets these minimums in both design and production. Bose Corporation meets all and exceeds many TSO requirements.