I chose my first based on color available, namely I despise ‘skin tone’ colors nor brown so I didn’t want device of such color nowhere near me.
Also, I had a bit of anxiety of having something in my ear, so I wanted the smallest obstacle there. Yeah I haven’t wore in-ear headphones until 2015.
So I picked up red widex dream 330, RIC, back then
I wanted again red or purple or something, but phonak is boring for adults so I’ll have black now. However, I’ve found yesterday about ear gear and pimp my HA (but all that I’ve seen there are with tube so real BTE). Sky marvel has some colors but they can’t be RIC Why they just can’t offer all colors for all models, make them by order it shouldn’t be THAT hard
I didn’t want the tube back then and now I’m used to this tiny wire, first years I wore my hair a bit longer there, just few strains, but currently I’m on the almost shaved side.
I still like my wire, it’s crazy flexible. I didn’t try to touch tube, it’s just that it looks much sturdier to me. Oh, and it has earmold, which I didn’t like.
Now I have/test earmold with RIC
In short - try things, and allow yourself to try new things while keeping in focus what exactly you want with HA - stereo; clear understanding; statement; confidence; gadget; fashion accessory.
However, don’t push for something only for taste if it doesn’t help you properly for what you want.
I definitely want it to both give me speech clarity and look nice for me. Black is my universal go-to color so okish, but I’d still rather have it red