I’m new to HA’s and have demo’ed in RIT’s in chronological order:
Otticon Opn 1 1 week Yechhh! Horrible!
Signia Styletto’s 1 week not so bad but metallic sound
Widex Evoke 440 1 month Excellent (with qualifications see below)
Phonak Marvel 1 week Meh! (Tamborine effect above mid gain threshold)
So because sound quality is my priority I WANT WANT WANT the Widex Evoke 440’s but here is my procrastination list:
- After purchase the clock starts ticking ≤ 45 days if I am to exchange for any expected new model release.
- Of the trials the Evoke’s gave me the most amount of feedback (but not unmanageable)
- I will order Rechargeable Z-Power knowing that it is inferior to Lithium-ion
- I noticed that the wire to the ear was much softer than the superior stiffer wire Phonak uses
However, if sound quality is everything then the Widex are unsurpassable.