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I have Epoq XWs and really like them. It has given me much improved speech clarity but like most aids, it struggles in noisy environments. While I like the Epoqs for my loss, I could not say if it is appropriate to your needs. That depends on your hearing impairment and daily environments and what you like sounds to hear like. There have been some technical issues with Epoqs requiring return and replacement or certain units that re-boot without warning.
I also have the Streamer & use it all day every day. Range on the Streamer is the same as most Bluetooth Headsets. Mine works best without cutting out at less than 10-15 feet from the device but I have gone to other rooms away from my mp3 player as far as 30 feet and not lost signal. It depends on the strength of the transmitting device & the walls and materials around you. Connection between the HAs & the streamer work best when using the neck cord. One reason I like the Streamer over the other available BT devices is that it is both a BT reciever & remote control in a single device and usually costs less than the competitors who sell them as 2 separate devices. My biggest complaint on the Streamer is the lack of Stereo.
If you search on “Streamer” you will also find alot of info and reviews on the Epoq/Streamer package. For now, here are a few links to existing Streamer & Epoq reviews in this forum.
Be aware, this info is subject to change since the threads are not always up to date. Example: In my initial review of the Epoq, there was a vanity box that came with the units and that is no longer supplied by Oticon.
Also, your location in terms of Country can also effect what models are available to you. Many things are released in Europe 6 months or more before they are available in the USA.
October is the month that Europe has it’s big Audiology convention and most of the HA manufacturers release new products at it. So now is a really good time to start your research.
Example: Oticon has announced plans to release a new HA family (most likely similar to Epoqs in function, but size & shape of the Delta) as well as a power version of the Epoqs.