ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset

ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset

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Introducing the Bose ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset

We designed the ProFlight Aviation Headset with commercial aviators, airline pilots, and lower-noise corporate flight deck environments in mind. Now, we’ve updated and improved ProFlight Series 2 to meet the exact specifications of the professional pilot community.

The new ProFlight Series 2 includes all the technology, noise cancellation, and clarity pilots appreciated in the original ProFlight, and it remains our smallest, lightest, and most comfortable aviation headset.

ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset hotspots

Digital active noise cancellation
Significantly reduces ambient noise, allowing users to lower radio volume and hear what they need to hear.

Bluetooth® connectivity and audio prioritization
Connect wirelessly to mobile devices, audio systems, and electronic flight bags. Audio prioritization allows users to mix Bluetooth audio with intercom audio, or have intercom transmissions temporarily mute Bluetooth.

New 4.5-ounce (128-gram) on-head weight
For enhanced comfort during extended use.

Three user selectable modes of noise cancellation, now with improved low mode
Adjust noise cancellation levels according to personal preference and noise environment.

Updated tap control for talk-through communication
Double tap either earbud to optimize audio for communication outside of the intercom.

New thin, flexible cable
Lighter, more supple cable allows improved freedom of movement and easy storage.

Easily adjustable mic
New mic winglets allow for precise mic and boom adjustments. Noise cancelling microphone increases clarity and reduces background noise when transmitting. Engineered for aircraft with “hot mic” or PTT systems.

Pilot wearing ProFlight Aviation Headset Series 2

Now even lighter

The ProFlight Series 2 weighs in at just 4.5 ounces (128 grams) on your head — light enough to stay comfortable even on the longest flights.

ProFlight Series 2 also includes a new thinner, lighter, and more flexible cable. Enhancements to the cable provide pilots improved freedom of movement and allow easy unpacking and storage.

Easily configured to meet your needs

Choose from three levels of active noise cancellation, control wireless Bluetooth connections to mobile devices,* audio systems, and electronic flight bags, and manage other primary functions of the ProFlight Series 2 from the ergonomic control module. The included lanyard provides easy and stable storage during flight.

*On select models. ProFlight Series 2 is now available without Bluetooth.

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Easy Bluetooth operation and prioritization in the Bose Connect app

Connect wirelessly to mobile devices, audio systems, and electronic flight bags with the ProFlight Series 2’s optional Bluetooth functions. Audio prioritization enables you to mix Bluetooth audio with intercom audio or have intercom transmissions temporarily mute Bluetooth.

The Bose Connect app makes Bluetooth audio sharing, connection management, pairing, unpairing, and renaming devices easy and user-friendly.

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Long-term durability

Deceptively light, impressively tough

Extensive testing in the Bose design assurance lab ensures that our ProFlight headsets are tough enough to withstand extended use in demanding environments. See how we tested the original ProFlight in this video. A five-year worldwide limited warranty provides further peace of mind.

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Engineering in action

The compact design of the ProFlight Series 2 incorporates more than 30 U.S. utility and design patents.

Choose your headset to match your mission

Both the improved ProFlight Series 2 and the A20 Aviation Headset are products of decades of research and development. Both are FAA TSO and EASA E/TSO-C139a certified, and both feature advanced noise cancellation technology — but each is designed for different flight deck and cockpit environments.

ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset

New ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset

In-ear configuration for pilots of moderately noisy aircraft, such as pressurized jets.

A20 Aviation Headset

A20 Aviation Headset

Around-ear configuration for higher noise environments.

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  • ProFlight Aviation Headset (sliders not extended):8.43" H x 6.34" W x 3.15" D (4.5 oz on head)

Inputs and outputs

  • Available in twin-plug, five pin XLR, or six pin LEMO plug configurations

Additional details

Two AA alkaline batteries
• Bluetooth on: At least 25 hours
• Bluetooth off: Approximately 45+ hours
Aircraft power voltage range: 10 - 32 VDC
Average power consumption: 250mW


  • ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset
  • Carry case
  • Carry case hook
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Control module holder
  • 3 sizes of StayHear+ tips (S, M, L)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose Proflight Series 2 Bluetooth w/ XLR plug This review is for the Bose Proflight Series 2 Bluetooth w/ XLR plug for Airbus aircraft. I’ve tested out this headset for a full month’s flying schedule (70 block hours) at a legacy airline. I’ve tested the headset in a variety of A320’s, A319’s, and brand new A321’s (non-NEO); I’m coming to this headset from using the Telex 850 for several years. I haven’t found a ton of reviews on the Series 2 headset so I will try to be as thorough as I can to help out others who are curious. The case itself is larger than I’m used to so I’ve had to reconfigure my flight bag for the larger size. As far as the physical construction: the headset is VERY light, it does not seem like cheap construction at all, but it also doesn’t seem like it’s super rugged either. The control box comes with a rubber strap that fits around the headset holder in the Airbus with only minor stretching. The new cord (which previously had a lot of negative reviews) is now almost identical in size to the cord on the Telex. Very light and very flexible. I’ve had zero instances of tugging or the headset moving around, and that’s through a combination of normal ops and me intentionally trying to whip my head around and get it to move. After a bit you really do forget that it’s sitting on top of your head. The mic is also very flexible and easy to position to your liking. For those that haven’t used the Bose QC20’s, the earbuds are a similar soft material and they work in the same fashion that they sit gently at the edge of your ear canal, you do NOT jam these things into your ear. I would say that the noise cancelling is really good on the high setting. At the high setting it is not 100% silent, as you can still hear the wind noise but it is so muted that you would have to intentionally focus on listening for it. During a normal conversation you barely hear any wind noise. Also, our A320’s are very old and the avionics fans are incredibly loud. This headset really worked well for quieting the loud avionics fans on our older airframes. With that being said, depending on the other guy you can still kind of hear him talking through the noise cancelling without being bothered by wind noise, for what that’s worth. The incoming audio itself is incredibly clear, my only complaint is that the mic seems a bit too sensitive for my liking. In that my own voice seems to be projected louder in my own headset, but numerous crew members have said that they hear me normally, so it must be a function within the headset itself. In terms of the XLR plug, our fleet configuration doesn’t support the auto on/off function. So I’ve been using batteries. The battery life is good (not great), but that’s me using it below FL180, and then turning it off and taking off the headset in cruise. I’ve been able to get a much longer battery life like that. Finally, the tap control for talk through: I don’t hate it, I use it when it’s convenient. It also had some negative reviews from the first version. The Series 2 version seems to work better (compared to the old reviews) just be advised that when you want tap to listen it sounds just like the QC20’s when you turn off the ANR. You can hear clearly, but the sounds might seem amplified/metallic to those not used to it. As far as the old reviews it used to have a problem with the tap control turning on/off during high power settings; I’ve had zero issues with it, it turns on/off when you want it to and that’s it, no inadvertent changes. Overall, the headset is really expensive but it’s a really great headset if you can afford it. After putting several airline trips and 70 some hours on it, I’m happy with it. Bose seems to have taken all of the negative feedback it received and made a large number of improvements with the Series 2.
Date published: 2019-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbeatable Performance & Comfort I have had a chance to try out the Bose Proflight Series 2 over 100 hours of line flying. I am currently flying the Embraer 175 and we get a good mix of various flight regimes during low level and high level flight with the regional flying we do. I may also add that I had the chance to try the initial version of the Bose Proflight as well. I must say, Bose has hit the ball out of the park with this Series 2 headset. It is simply perhaps the best high-performance headset I have used in 11 years of flying. The improvements that have been made are apparent and noticeable. The stability of the headset on the head is fantastic and you can barely feel the headband due it being so light. The longest flight I had a chance to test it on was 3.8 hours block, and after continuous wearing I had no noticeable hotspots or pressure points. As far as the earbuds go the ANR is fantastic; I don’t know how they did it but the amount of noise reduction is impeccable. I also like the fact that it has various modes of ANR that can be tailored to specific operations, as the ANR reduction targets different noise spectrums that vary from aircraft to aircraft. This feature is very useful if one desires to use the headset in more than one aircraft. The tap through feature now works flawlessly. The original Proflight had a tendency for the tap through to activate on TO or landing, however that issue has been fixed with the Series 2 version. It works so conveniently that I now have both earbuds in on pushback, activate the ANR, and tap one ear bud to hear the surroundings until tapping it back into ANR after engine start. A very well thought-out and amazing feature that I now have come to immensely enjoy having. Now onto the chord, it is AMAZING. Bose have gone ahead and completely redone the chord to be extremely mobile and easy to manipulate. Is so thin and light that clipping it and getting it out of the way in the flight deck has become a complete non-issue. The chord is simply now just right. The Bluetooth on the module has been the easiest pairing with the phone I have had with any headset. It is so fast that it pairs within 1 second of flipping the switch on the control module, and away I am making crystal clear calls and/or playing music. The audio quality is outstanding and the module has a switch to control the phone or volume music level. The headset case is super convenient and super easy to get the headset into. Simply putting the headset into the case and wrapping the chord around neatly takes me 5 seconds tops and into the flight bag it goes. I must say the case is super nice and has a convenient pouch for spare batteries and tips. All in all, this might be the last headset I buy for quite a while, or at least for the next 10+ years. Hands down I recommend for you to try it and/or purchase. I certainly won’t ever be going back to wearing a regular on-ear headset again. Bose has listened to pilot' s needs and what they want in high performance flight decks; the Proflight Series 2 headset is the proof of that effort.
Date published: 2019-11-07
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How is the ProFlight Series 2 different from the previous model?

We’ve made several improvements based on customer feedback. The most significant improvement is a thinner, lighter cable with much greater flexibility that provides improved comfort and stability, and reduces on-head weight by 0.4 ounces (11 grams). Tap control for talk-through communication has been improved. The microphone boom now includes winglets to assist in correct mic alignment and adjustment. Finally, the carry case has been improved to aid in faster stowage and transportation with the addition of a hanging loop and carabiner, and a more open internal design.

What is the difference between the ProFlight Series 2 and A20 headsets?

They are completely different headsets and have different fundamental architectures, although they share features such as Bluetooth capability, selectable stereo/mono and auto-on/auto-off. The A20 features an around-ear design and is meant for noisier aircraft, such as non-pressurized single engine models. The ProFlight Series 2 features a headbanded, in-ear design and is meant for crewed aircraft, typically pressurized and less noisy, like most jets.

How many different versions and configurations are available for the ProFlight Series 2?

Customers can configure their ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headsets in many ways. Customers have their choice of connector configurations with each module. Each connector configuration is available with Bluetooth, and non-Bluetooth variants in dual-plug and 5 pin configurations. Designed for use in both civilian and military aircraft, the ProFlight Series 2 offers most common plug configurations:

Dual G/A plug (PJ 068 and 1/4-inch stereo): With this option, the headset is connected to the aircraft’s intercom via a dual plug and is not powered by the aircraft. Two AA alkaline batteries provide a minimum of 45 hours of operation while flying. This configuration is the most common version purchased by pilots.

XLR 5 pin: Often called the Airbus plug, this configuration is a mono connection to the aircraft and, depending on the installation, may be powered by the aircraft. When disconnected, the flexible power feature lets the headset switch seamlessly from aircraft power to battery power, so users experience no interruption when the headset is plugged into or unplugged from a source of power.

6 pin connector wired to the aircraft (LEMO): With this option, the headset is connected to the aircraft via a 6 pin connector and is powered directly from the aircraft. When disconnected, the flexible power feature switches the headset seamlessly from aircraft power to battery power so users experience no interruption when the headset is plugged into or unplugged from the aircraft.*

*Adapters are available from Bose to convert a 6 pin connector to either a dual G/A plug or a U174 for additional connection flexibility.

Can I comfortably wear glasses with the ProFlight Series 2?

Yes. The side pads rest slightly behind and above the ear, which allows you to put on and remove eyeglasses without touching the headset. You can wear almost any frames you want without sacrificing noise reduction or comfort.

Can I switch the microphone to either side?

Yes. The integrated boom mic and cable assembly can be attached to either the left or right side of the headset. The self-guiding connector makes it easy to attach the boom mic and cable assembly. The cable swaps easily in seconds and without tools.

What is the battery life of the ProFlight Series 2?

Using two AA alkaline batteries, the ProFlight Series 2 will operate for at least 45 hours of flying in typical aircraft noise. With continuous operation of the Bluetooth function, battery life will be at least 25 hours. As always, battery life varies with the type of battery, the noise environment, and features used. The headset’s battery life indicator light alerts the user when batteries should be replaced.

Can I use rechargeable batteries?

Rechargeable batteries are discouraged because your flying-time battery life will be reduced from the 45-hour life, depending on the type of battery chemistry used. Rechargeable batteries also alter the accuracy of the battery status indicator light, so that when the light changes to amber, you will have less than the usual eight hours of flying time remaining that you can expect with non-rechargeable AA alkaline batteries.

Can I use lithium-ion batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries should not be used due to their typically higher voltage.

How does the auto-on feature work?

Headsets that can use aircraft power (6 pin and 5 pin XLR) will automatically turn on when the aircraft power is present. A switch inside the control module battery compartment can configure this feature based on user preference.

How does the automatic shutoff feature work?

The automatic shutoff feature in your ProFlight Series 2 detects when the headset is not in use and shuts it off after several minutes to preserve battery power. The exact time it takes to shut off varies and can range between 6 and 45 minutes of inactivity.

What is TSO, and why is it 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 appliance 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. Receiving a TSO authorization is not an approval to install and use the authorized article in the aircraft.

Is the Bose A20 Aviation Headset still available?

Yes. The ProFlight Series 2 did not replace the A20 Aviation Headset. It is designed to meet the unique needs of pilots and crew who fly pressurized and crewed aircraft, which are typically less noisy.

How does the ProFlight Series 2 compare to the A20 Aviation Headset in terms of noise reduction?

The ProFlight Series 2 does not have as much total noise reduction as the A20 Aviation Headset.

What are the advantages of the ProFlight Series 2 vs. the A20 Aviation Headset (or the Bose Aviation Headset X, Aviation Headset Series I, Aviation Headset Series II, or pre-2015 A20 Aviation Headset)?

The ProFlight Series 2 is our most advanced aviation headset yet. Compared to the Bose A20 Aviation Headset, the ProFlight Series 2 has:

  • A new level of comfort achieved through choice of materials, redistribution of weight throughout the headset, and a purposeful in-ear design.
  • Digital active noise reduction with multiple modes of active noise cancellation.
  • A microphone and cable that are side-swappable without tools. Storage in a smaller carrying case.

ProFlight Series 2 compared to Bose Aviation Headset Series I and II:

  • Weighs significantly less – 4.5 ounces (128 grams) on head and 9.7 ounces (275 grams) total vs. 18 ounces (510 grams) and is designed for greater comfort, with low clamping force (275 grams of clamping force on average heads).
  • At least 45 hours of battery life from two AA batteries (Series I had a large NICAD system or large plug installation for power; Series II had a six AA battery pack or small dime-size installation).
  • Storage in a more compact space/bag.
  • Less total noise cancellation as compared to the Bose A20.

2015 A20 Aviation Headset added features (note that these features are not present in all versions):

  • A2DP: streaming Bluetooth audio.
  • Auto-on (select models using aircraft power).
  • High-performance microphone.
  • Coil cord option.



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ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset

Our smallest, lightest, most comfortable aviation headset — updated and refined.

ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset