For a week, I’ve had my new KS-7’s plus a Smart Connect plus a dryer that one of the Costco staff talked me into. Here’s some initial impressions:
I can hear significantly better than with the KS-5’s they replaced
Much louder than the KS-5’s
They are about as comfortable as the KS-5’s (tulip domes that I barely feel)
The software on my iphone 5s is useful
Some voices sound harsh (likely because of higher volume)
I don’t like all the tones, especially the loooong tune at startup
Its a bit harder to open the battery doors to silence the aids (like when I walk by a house with loud yappy dogs).
The Smart Connect software does not track the current status of the aids (like if I make a change on the aids, the software shows what it last set.
I haven’t yet worn the new aids to a meeting and I’ve used the Smart Connect only one day. Not sure how useful it will be. I can hear OK using the phone’s speaker. Haven’t tried any other bluetooth devices.