After a lot of struggling, I’ve finally managed to get my MDEX to work with my Widex Clear220. I find that it’s fine for listening to (spoken) podcasts – better than no aids and the earbuds.
For phone calls, so far, it’s disappointing: there is quite a lot of static in the background. I tried using the jack cable to connect the phone and the MDEX instead of BT, and the static pretty much disappeared (both for me and the person I was calling). Kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? Is it inevitable to have such a drop in quality when using BT? I haven’t played much with consumer BT accessories, so I don’t have much of a point of comparison.
Music is a disaster: with BT or with cable, it’s tinny and saturated. Is this because of compression? Or because the range of the hearing aids is not wide enough for music? I saw another thread with somebody saying the base couldn’t be heard, and that’s exactly what happens. Normal Apple earbuds (which my audiologist calls “shitty”) are 1000 times better than trying to stream into my aids directly.
So, am I better off taking out my aids and using my earbuds as I’ve done until now when I want to listen to music or make phone calls? (then I’ll have to see if I’m ready to shell out the price of the MDEX to listen to podcasts, knowing the battery life is disastrous – an hour or two? what are they thinking? most of my phone calls last an hour!)
Should I invest in a headset which will go over-and-around my aids and will work for TV, music, if not phone calls?
Advice and experiences welcome