So I’ve settled on Oticon OPn1s
The firmware has been updated, overall sound quality is much better than the 2s. Bluetooth issues such as drift L-R during a phone call not as bad yet still occurs. Am having to manually reconnect aids to iPhone less often, the Toyota BT connection is more stable. The Connect microphone might be a cool product when it is eventually rolled out.
From what I have read on these forums, none of the aids are perfect all the time. In my case, there’s bound to be a generous margin of operator error. These OPn 1s seem to work best for me. I can now once again distinguish violins from violas, pick out just one singer’s voice in a chorus and best of all I can hear my favorite people easily and without asking them to repeat themselves. If I turn on the tv, the volume is just fine at 12. Batteries (312 size) last me about 4 days, with around an hour or 2 streaming and being on 18 hours/ day.
I’ve trained myself to use the Do Not Disturb feature on the iPhone when I visit a client or professional, go to the movies, meetings, etc. That way, any of my earlier BT settings are not compromised. The connectivity in the vehicle is unaffected, and truthfully, I don’t really need to be using the iPhone for voice calls when driving. The streets are too full of drivers multitask driving as it is. There’s no compelling reason for me to purposefully add to bad traffic statistics.
Thanks for all your replies, you have all helped me.