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Old 11-24-2017, 01:48 PM   #1  
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Hello, I have a Bose headset and have worn it for years. I have been having difficulty on the airbus with the general aviation two plug connection on some airplanes. The airbus xlr adapter works great but with newer planes coming on line without it Iím worried. It seems to be the microphone plug of the two that doesnít work.

So the questions are does anyone else use a Bose headset? If you do do you have the same issue?, and have you come up with a solution?

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Hello, I have a Bose headset and have worn it for years. I have been having difficulty on the airbus with the general aviation two plug connection on some airplanes. The airbus xlr adapter works great but with newer planes coming on line without it Iím worried. It seems to be the microphone plug of the two that doesnít work.

So the questions are does anyone else use a Bose headset? If you do do you have the same issue?, and have you come up with a solution?

Thanks.
I have been using the Bose A20 headset for three years without issue, albeit with a different company. I am curious. . .are you saying that the new 320/321's coming online have a different connector now?
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Company headsets work perfect. I take em off through 180 anyhow
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I used the Bose X for many many years, I probably put 5000hrs on it. I found the Bus to be fairly quiet, so I changed it for the in-ear thingy. It's smaller, compact and at FL180 it comes out.

Regarding your question, it *should* be all the same standard. Worst case, waste your time writing Bose and/or Airbus customer support. It could be Ohm related, so you may wanna research the tech data of the original Airbus headset (old vs new).

(It amuses me to watch some guys wear the headset all the way to cruise or even longer.)

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this might help:

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Commercial and general aviation (GA) civil airplane headset plugs are similar, but not identical. A standard  1⁄4 in monaural plug, type PJ-055, is used for headphones, paired with special tip-ring-sleeve, 0.206 inch diameter plug, type PJ-068, for the microphone. On the microphone plug the Ring is used for the microphone 'hot' and the sleeve is common or microphone 'Lo'. The extra (tip) connection in the microphone plug is often left unconnected but is also sometimes used for various functions, most commonly an optional push-to-talk switch, but on some aircraft it carries headphone audio and on others a DC supply.
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I have been using the Bose A20 headset for three years without issue, albeit with a different company. I am curious. . .are you saying that the new 320/321's coming online have a different connector now?
The newer busses don't have the Airbus single XLR type plug, but the GA standard plugs, 1/4" plug for audio and .206" for the mic.
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I recently flew with someone who had this same issue. One of the jacks didnít fit exactly right. I think he had to send the headset back to Bose a couple of times, but the issue was ultimately resolved.
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