Worn the HA’s for 1 week. So far so good with no major complaints.
I have 2 programs - Automatic and Noise / Party. I have 3 listening programs - Café, cinema & theater, and group conversation.
In automatic mode you can adjust the mic direction and it’s really cool - one can adjust it from 360 to directly in front of you and it really works. The mic direction adjustment only works in automatic mode - it’s disabled in all other modes. I leave it set for 360 but I tried it in a noisy restaurant with the mic direction adjusted to the front and it really made a difference and I could actually hear and understand my wife. That wasn’t possible with my Oticon Agil Pros and when I worn them in restaurants I would turn the volume down so the noise wouldn’t overwhelm my ears and normal conversation was all but impossible.
For the most part I leave it in Auto mode.
I can tell very little difference between the café, cinema or group conversation listening modes. I can hear very slight differences in the background noise when one of the listening modes are selected but otherwise no discernible difference.
I just replace the 312 batteries today and that running them about 10 hrs / day.
Streaming phone calls is great. I really like receiving phone calls thru the HA’s. Music streaming is a different story. Much of my music is clipped and or suffers from hissing and or clicking (static). I’ve tried adjusting numerous setting to no avail. I would give music streaming just so-so.
The app seems pretty good. I found that the battery status bars are inaccurate. Today the status was showing approximately 80%. 2 hrs later the left battery started dying.
2 times when the app was open it wouldn’t connect. Tried restarting the app but it didn’t help. Had to turn off the phone and back on to get it to reconnect.
I’m currently wearing 4mm domes. I previously wore 6mm domes with my Oticons. I think I might go back the 6mm domes.
My HAS said to give the HA’s at least 2 months. I’ve got my next follow-up and the end of July so I will have worn them for 4 weeks before my first adjustment.
Overall I’m pleased with KS8.0’s We’ll see how they work after tweaking…