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The Avee aviation microphone kit


The Avee aviation microphone kit turns your standard ANR headphone into a premium aviation headset.

  • The Avee microphone plugs into the base of your ANR headset and is kept securely in place with a robust magnetic connection.
  • All Avee microphones are designed to fit specific premium noise cancelling headsets – giving an integrated design
  • The Avee ‘Remove Before Flight’ keychain is included with the Avee Aviation Microphone kit.
  • Two Avee400 cables are included: 130cm and 180cm
    • You can even purchase extra cables and adapters from the Additional products menu.
  • One Aircraft adapter is included (GA, XLR-5, Lemo etc ),
  • The new stiffer microphone boom is included when purchasing the Avee Aviation Microphone kit
  • Read more about the BlueLink on the Shop -> Bluelink page!
  • Make sure to give us the lasering information you want on your Avee case , in order note or email.

Note: The Avee45 made for the QC45 and QC SE even fits the Bose QC35. However: if you use the Avee45 on a QC35, you will not be able to set the volume on the headset. All volume adjustments must in this case be made from the aircraft.



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The Avee Aviation microphone

The Avee solution combines the unprecedented comfort of a range of standard headsets with a state-of-the-art aviation microphone – giving a lightweight tailor-made aviation headset with superior audio communication.

How it works

The Avee microphone combines the aircraft electronic interface and a microphone boom into a compact clip-on unit that plugs directly into the base of your ANR headphones.
The add-on is securely fastened in place with a robust magnetic connection, preventing it from accidentally detaching from your headset.

Why use standard ANR headphones
There are many reasons for using standard headphones as aviation headphones:

  • We claim that the comfort and quality of the standard state-of-the-art headphones from Bose® QC35® I & II, Bose® QC45®, Sony® WH-1000XM3/XM4®) and Bose® 700 is superior compared to any aviation headset comfort and quality. These headsets are simply made with minimum clamp-force, maximum comfort, and maximum sound quality as the main focus and goal.
    We have made an Avee aviation microphone add-on that fits each of these selected headphones.
  • The ANR in the headphones we support have developed tremendously even during the last recent years. These non-aviation headphones are produced in huge quantities for a large ‘standard customer’ market. This means that improvements and customer cost benefits are available on a much larger scale than on low production volume aviation headsets.
  • Modern aircraft (both commercial jets and private smaller aircraft with piston engines) are far less noisy than 10-20 years ago.
    The bulky and heavy headset with a fairly high degree of passive noise reduction is simply no longer needed: the modern ANR has taken over.
    All in all, it makes selected standard headphones extremely well suited as aviation headphones. They are simply made for aviation use.
  • Most pilots get a ride in the back seat once in a while. Having your own personal state-of-the-art headset available while listening to music, makes the ride quiet and comfortable.

Aircraft interface cable

  • The Kevlar-reinforced Avee400 aircraft adapter cable goes directly from the headset Avee microphone to your aviation audio panel.
    Our system is fully automated with nothing to configure – no switches to set. The estimated battery life on the headphones we support is more than 20 hrs.
    If the battery in the headphones runs out of power, you will still hear ATC & intercom: only the ANR is lost.

What you get

  • Choose from a variety of Avee products to integrate perfectly with your ANR headphones. Our kits include a microphone specific to your headset and an aircraft adapter cable.

Mix & match adapter cables

The Avee system makes it easy for multi-aircraft users.
Two different lengths of our new Avee400 aircraft interface cables are included and variety of adapter are available;simply detach and replace it with an alternative in seconds.
No configuration is required.


All Avee products are designed according to FAA TSO and EASA ETSO-C139, however, we are not using a third-party test house to verify our products.
Please read more about TSO and ETSO certifications on the TSO and ETSO tab.

What is included
The Avee aviation microphone kit includes the following parts:

  • The new stiffer microphone boom (165mm length)
  • Two flexible & thin Avee400 Aircraft Interface Cables
    • 130cm
    • 180cm
  • Your choice of aircraft adapter (dual GA,XLR5, Lemo etc).
    • Note; the Dual GA adapter is always included in the kit. Adapters for XLR-5, Lemo must be purchased separately.
  • Two extra windshields
  • Two adhesive magnetic strips
  • One Avee keychain


Additional information

Weight 0,25 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 3 cm
Headphone type

Bose® QC35, Bose® QC45/QC SE, Bose® 700, Sony® WH1000XM3/XM4

Avee Aircraft adapter

Dual GA connectors in aircraft, XLR-5 connector in aircraft, Neutricon connector in aircraft, Lemo Redel connector in aircraft, 174/U connector in aircraft

The Avee Case

Case included – but no engraving on it, Case included with engraving (use order notes or email us at sales@avee.no), No AveeCase included





Avee for the Bose® 700


The Avee microphone for the Bose® 700 is our forth generation of the Avee microphone kit. Customer feed back – as well as our own experience with our add-ons for the QC35®,QC45® and XM3/XM4 has been analysed and channelized into the development of the microphone for the Bose® 700. In brief the following improvements have been implemented in the Avee700 microphone for the Bose® 700:

  • Even better connection to the headset Four magnets for a firm & secure connection between the Avee and the Bose® 700. Safely attach and detach the add-on from the headset. On the Bose® 700 we have developed a new discrete magnetic stripe with four neodymium magnets.
  • Microphone output level We have added the possibility for a ‘wider envelope’ in the microphone output level from the Avee.
  • Angle for cable connection to Avee microphone adjusted The angle for the connector going into the Avee is changed. This means that the strength relief on the avee cable is pointing 15 degrees more forward than on previous Avee versions. The reason for changing the connection angle, is that we have had issues & comments where customers feel the cable strength relief is ‘poking into’ their shoulder.
  • Headset level adjustment Improved headphone volume regulation to the headset speakers is now available. Please note that this feature is mostly used by pilots (or more commonly the ones in the back seat with no individual headset level adjustments from the aircraft avionics.
  • Avee settings
    The microphone output level an mono/stereo settings can be done from the underside of the Avee.
  • The Avee height
    The height of the Avee700 has been reduced by a good 50% compared to the add-on for the QC35®.
  • The new microphone boom
    Last but not least, the Avee700 comes with the new Avee microphone boom.
Bose 700 issues

The Bose 700 is an extremely good headset for aviation use, but it has its ‘issues’. For some unknown reason, Bose decided to make the on/off keys (and all the other keys) as keys that can easily be invoked by accident– for example when you adjust the headset position on your head. Our experience is that it takes some time to get used to the position of these keys – and learn how not to touch them by accident. But when you do get used to it –  it really works well.

New non-needed features

Numerous new features have been built into the Bose ®700. Many of these features are not really needed when using the 700 as an aviation headset, but the possibility to adjust the headset volume from the headset itself (even when connected to the Avee or external wired source) is practical and useful

Occasional high volume

This is simply caused by the fact that the Bose 700 has been switched off: It then reverts to maximum volume ! The volume on the Bose 700 is adjusted by swiping your finger up/down on the right headphone when the Bose 700 is turned on. Swiping your finger up/down on the right headphone when Bose 700 power is turned off, does not give any result.

Way to fix:
    1. Avoid getting close to the buttons on the Bose 700 when adjusting its position ! Do not accidently turn the Bose 700 off !
    2. Set the Bose 700 volume to maximum to avoid getting extra high volume in case you accidently turn the Bose 700 off.
Complete silence – for 10 seconds

The Bose 700 have a fairly ugly issue when it is switched on: it goes completely silent for approximately 10 seconds. This is the start-up / boot period for the headset, but making it go dead for this long period is a bit over the edge. Hopefully Bose will issue an software update – fixing this issue.

Way to fix:
    1. Same as in ‘the high volume issue’  above: Avoid getting close to the buttons on the Bose 700 when adjusting its position ! Do not accidently turn the Bose 700 off and then on again!
Echo on the Bose 700

We do have some report on the “echo” from the Bose700 and this is an annoying feature for some pilots. 
Until now we only have some 10-15 reports on this issue (many thousand units sold), but we believe the problem is much more common than this.

We have studied the problem, and we find that the Bose700 is creating the “echo” when the noise cancelling is ON.
When the ANR is OFF the  “echo” is gone.  We do of course need the ANR to be ON, that is the purpose of our set up.

The root cause

We believe the root cause for the echo sound is as follows:

* A conflict between the pilot voice picked up by the Bose 700 microphones, and
* the pilot voice generated by the Avee microphone through the intercom and back into the headset speakers, and last
* the ANR system trying to eliminate the pilot voice picked up by the Bose 700 microphone.

How to do the best out of it

Unfortunately we have not found a good way to eliminate the echo completely. 
We have however found that the following setting makes the echo more tolerable:
* Set the mic level at 2 on the Avee,
* Turn on the volume on the Bose 700 headset to maximum and then last but not least;
* Adjust the boom so close to your lips as possible.

What about the other headsets
This is an interesting question (asked  by ourself). 
The Bose 700 is the only headset that has complaints on the echo.
The Bose QC25, QC35, and the Sony XM3 and XM4 does not have a single complaint about the same feature.


Will be announced Februar 2022!


  • If you’re interested in connecting your mobile device via Bluetooth during flight – the BlueLink makes that possible. Music is automatically being muted when ATC and intercom calls are detected and all basic headphone capabilities are kept even when the BluLink is empty of battery. The Bluetooth controller has an internal battery which lasts up to 40 hours. If battery power is lost only the Bluetooth connectivity is lost.
  • The Avee BlueLink may be connected to any Bluetooth enabled phone or pad which supports Bluetooth A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) and Bluetooth AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile). These technologies are available on iPhone, iPad and most Android devices with Bluetooth capabilities.

The magnetic stripe

  • The magnetic strip is adhered to the headset by following the simple installation procedure which can be found in the Magnet strip installation video under. Please note that two adhesive magnetic strips (one spare) are included when purchasing the Avee microphone kit.
  • Please be careful to choose the correct magnetic strip for your Avee microphone as these are designed for one specific Avee microphone.

Avee for the Sony® XM3 and XM4

  • The Avee340 microphone kit for the Sony® WH1000XM4 fits the old Sony®WH1000XM3 as well. Physically the XM3 and XM4 are similar however the Avee340 microphone made for the XM3 does not have the best fits for the XM4 . Please note that the Avee340 will not in any way fit the older Sony®WH1000XM2.
  • The main differences between the  XM4 and the  XM3 is that the noise cancelling feature is somewhat better on the  XM4. It is however important to know that the noise cancellation on the XM3 is extremely good.

In flight test: Avee for QC35 (French) - Vincent Bazillio

TSO and ETSO certifications

What is an TSO/ETSO approval

The TSO (US Technical Standard Order) and its European equivalent ETSO (European Technical Standard Order) authorization, represents one way (and not the only way) to have parts and appliances approved. This is an optional step in a design process which ensures that a part or appliance complies with a minimum performance standard.

Is the Avee Aviation Microphone TSO/ETSO approved ?

The complete headset solution with the Avee Aviation Microphone is not TSO or ETSO approved.
The reason for this is simple: as a manufacturer of the microphone part of the solution only, we do not have full control of the production line of the headsets we are adapting to (Bose & Sony) and hence: we can not obtain a TSO/ETSO approval.

The Avee microphone add-on itself is designed in compliance with TSO standards , while the Bose & Sony headsets most likely are designed according to different standards than the TSO.

This fact does however not mean that the quality of headset from Bose & Sony is higher – or lower – than headsets manufactured according to the TSO standards.

Their design standard is simply not TSO.

It is a fact that the quantity of high quality headset products coming out from Bose & Sony are far superior to the quantity of aviation headsets being produced.
Making low quality products would not be a good business model for sure, and the quality of Bose & Sony headsets is simply excellent

Our competitors TSO approval

We do know that some of our competitors state their products are TSO compliant – or even have a TSO approval.

This might be correct for part of the product , but will unfortunately not apply for the complete headset solution with a Bose or Sony (non TSO) headset.

The complete system as ONE UNIT has to be approved  – from cable to ear cushions. This is not possible for mixed systems like the Avee system.

Who require the TSO approval
It is important to know that the request for a TSO approved headset is an airline request, and not a FAA request.
Headsets used by the pilots in aircraft do not need a TSO or ETSO approval.

We estimate we sell around 90% of our products to commercial pilots, but we do see that the TSO requirement from airlines in the US is far more common than in airlines in the rest of the world.

Read more here

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Giacomo R.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Both commercial and private

So far the best plug-in mic for Headset

After a careful evaluation of the offer on the market, and coming from a precedent experience with another provider, i decided to upgrade my plug-in mic for QC45 headset, and I cannot regret for the choice done. No matter if Avee might be slightly expensive vs other product on the market offering the same product, i can assure the quality and details are very high. You would not think to have a cheap piece of plastic, but a durable product offering an unbeatable quality. Also for the plug-in and off of the mic, it’s straight forward, and quick - in less than a Min you mount it. Only suggestion to avee would be to find a solution for the mic and volume andjustment to be easily regulated in flight with a sort of controller installed in line on the cable prior the headset with mic. Very well suggested to all. Fyi: i’m flying a noisy ATR (all the types) and trust me quality of mic in combo with the Bose QC45 it’s amazing.

Paul D.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Commercial

So far very satisfied

Having a pair of Sony WH-1000XM4s instead of Bose headsets, Avee was one of the few providers of microphone adapters I could purchase. I fly an Embraer E195-E2 for work and found the onboard headphones (Telex 850s) very uncomfortable. The Sony and Avee combination has worked very well for me the past month on multiple 10+ hour duty days with no significant issues. My coworkers can hear me clearly over the intercom, and ATC has had no issues understanding me on broadcasts. I am using the XLR adapter, but have also used the GA adapter for comparison, with no noticeable differences. We'll see how they hold up over time. As others have suggested, the provided cables seem thin, but so far they've been durable enough to survive my carelessness handling the headphones. My last comment is that all the constituent parts of the microphone setup fit inside my existing Sony headphone case, so it's very compact to carry around. Overall I'm very satisfied and would recommend these to anyone who already has a pair of Sony ANR headphones.

Dennis B.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Private


Really good mic. Small latency, which I knew about, but it is fixable to acceptable levels, when using the QC45 Bose. Very good customer service, fast shipping.

Koray B.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Commercial

Microphone kit and bluelink kit

Hello Martine, Avee microphone kit is great and works smoothly however I have problems with bluetooth device. It doesn't turn blue while charging and doesn't turn green when fully charged. Also it automatically turns on when I plug it to charge. Another this is I can not use any other cable to charge it except that yellow Ikea one. It's impossible to understand when it's fully charged without connecting it to my phone. So far I couldn't keep track the battery life but that's for sure it doesn't last long enough to complete two flights in a row. (Answer to the last question; I strongly recommend microphone kit to anyone but I have hesitations to recommend the bluelink kit to my colleagues)

Tomasz F.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Commercial

Very good

Good customer contact, nicely done. Quick shipment. Maybe the cost of shipment is quite high only.

Loel B.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Commercial


Generally excellent, only weak spot is the tendency to disconnect if there is a light traction on the cord. It could have to do with the magnet sticker placement. I have only been using it flying commercially for a few weeks, so it’s still a bit early to assess.

Diogo R.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Commercial

Very good product

I have been using it on the A320 for last two weeks and until now seems pretty good.

Mathias P.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Commercial

Great Headset

Super easy and great tool! I would wish, that the mic can be moved up and down like on the Telex ( e.g. for eating and drinking) somehow you always have the mic close to the cup or need to bend it all the time and readjust after. With this tiny improvement kt would be perfect!

Michel D.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Private

Perfect fit to my Sony WH 4000

Efficient way to get a anr aviation headset by using a very good hi-fi headset. It works really fine ! My only concern will be the durability of the cable, which is very, very thin.

Marc B.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Commercial

Quite good

So good, the wire is a bit thin, too thin in my opinion.

Rougui D.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Private

A good add-on for Anr headset

The microphone kit is exactly what I was looking for to use with my Bose QC45, as an additional aviation headset

Mark F.
I recommend this product
  • Are you a commercial or private pilot ? Commercial

Avee Mic for QC45

Fuss free, easy installation with clear concise instructions. Mic kit works pretty much plug-and-play and apart from the echo issue inherent to the QC45 it's a great alternative to a dedicated aviation headset and more importantly, packs smaller! Would highly recommend especially in a noisy jet environment such as a 737, would work fantastic on any other modern jet aircraft.

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