I called several friendly (BC) Costco Canada HA departments today and no one is saying anything.
Is there any information about upgraded streamer hardware for the KS 8?
I am unwilling to change to Apple but I can tolerate a separate streamer.
The Rexton link doesn’t show anything yet. I posted a link to the Signia device earlier. It should work with the KS8 (but definitely confirm) and I would think would be available from Rexton (and Costco) in forseeable future.
I’m concerned about the EasyTek and Smart Connect devices.
Many complaints here and elsewhere about the reliability,poor operation and high failure rates of these devices.
I’m hoping to hear that they have been redesigned and released as new improved versions.
The picture of it indicates a new design.
Rasmus, is the KS8 available US wide or do they normally target a certain market and work their way out from there? Also, if you know, do the Costco people get a quality “refresher” in advance of new models reaching their store?
From the limited info I’ve seen (mainly looking at Signia nx compatibility), the KS8 will not be compatibile with Easy Tek or Smart Connect
If you ask around (self included)historically many people that wear HA’s hear better on a speakerphone. Speakerphones are not very private and as mentioned earlier they do not go well in a work environment unless it is a conference call.
Once again Bluetooth gives you privacy and security. FM would be like the early cordless phones or even a party line where someone you may not even know can just listen in on a conversation.
Many people consider concerns over privacy, paranoia. I suggest you might find it challenging to learn about or even help arrange a surprise party for your wife over a speakerphone.
Very good points! LOL!
Well I have them in my ears right now.
They do connect direct to iPhone.
Well that’s exciting for you.
Before names and info rubs off on the outside…can you identify what things say on the outside and also maybe small stickers of numbers and things in the battery compartment.
The KS7’s had Rexton and KS7 on the outside and then 80 6C on a little sticker on the inside. The inside would have your serial numbers but you can keep those to yourself.
I pick up my first HA’s on Sunday. The new Kirkland Signature 8.0. Excited and nervous. I will post after a few days about this device. Really appreciate all of the input and information found here. This is a very important site.
|Signal Processing Channels-Gain||42||48|
|Signal Processing Channels-MPO Handles||20||20|
|Direct Audio Streaming/Made for iPhone||No||Yes|
|Intelligent Mic Morphing||Yes||No|
|Multichannel Adaptive Directional Microphone||No||Yes|
|Automatic Directional Microphone||No||Yes|
|Fixed Directional Microphone||No||Yes|
|Volume and control coupling||Yes||Yes|
|Binaural Signal Processing Synchronization||Yes||Yes|
|Speech||TruCore Speech||MyCore Speech|
|Omni Sound Locator||Yes||iOmni|
|Sound Smoothing||Yes||3 settings|
|Wind Noise Cancellation||Yes||Intelligent|
|MyCore Automatic Optimization||No||Yes|
Kirkland Signature 7.0 vs. Rexton Legato Li
Thank you, I’m glad you did, because what you have now provided, is valuable to many people like me, who don’t understand or speak the technical language and Googling specific line item data, just doesn’t produce.
I’m sorry you misunderstood my question; I was only asking what the difference was between the two specs; 6c vs 8c and px vs Nx.
This info is pretty available on the forum. If you want to compare hearing aid features, search the name of the hearing aid and product info. That will get you to one of the nice pages that Rasmus has prepared. Find the link that lists all of the features and either save or print it up. Do the same with the other hearing aid you want to compare with. Note: Only similar hearing aids made by the same manufacturer are easy to compare. These features have few standardized names so trying to compare two dissimiliar hearing aids from manufacturer’s materials is a frustrating task. PVC did this and layed it out very nicely. If you compared Signia px and nx, the feature names would be different.
Improvements are made by engineers. Names are created by PR departments.
|Omni Sound Locator|Yes|iOmni|
So what is the difference in the two above from PVC’s list?
Was the Feedback Preventer formerly Stupid? Or did some PR guy see the need to show an enhancement? We never really know.
The Omni was in both aids. How much better is iOmni than Yes? iXXXX is a buzz word. It sexier than Yes. Other than that…
All software gets tweaked. Software engineers are always cleaning/improving their code. It is possible that the hardware was enhanced to allow more code to execute in real time. But, that’s the proprietary side that never really gets disclosed.
Ok, thank you everyone; I’m sorry you are all finding me so frustrating.
Let me try again;
What does 6c mean?
What does 8c mean?
What does px mean?
What does Nx mean?
Are those just “PR” terms, or actual “engineering” specs?
They are manufacturer’s names. It’s like asking what does a Ford Taurus mean.
Different platforms usually meaning advanced chips, sometimes die shrink, maybe faster processing, generally advanced software.