March 25:(AM) Met with Chinese lady wearing mask in food court area (quieter) in Supermarket. Despite the NAL-NL2 [NL2] rationale sounding a bit louder, sharper/crisper, VAC+ gave me better comprehension of this non-native English speaker who was wearing a mask.
More3s permitted a great conversation to unfold.
(PM) Mrs SpudGunner arrived home to great fanfare from the Newfs: switched over to NL2 with good results in terms of picking out salient sounds (not speech) from background clutter.
Was easy to understand what HerSelf®was saying, while also detecting stealthy doggies getting into trouble elsewhere in the cottage.
(PM/evening): Listened to webinar with Mrs Spud using her iPhone, sitting at kitchen table. VAC+ gave the better speech comprehension, but - after an hour of intense listening and taking notes - I found that my ears were getting tired. At this point I switched to NL2, but had to use ON app to reduce volume by -2.
[Suggestions as to what additional details would make my observations more valuable are welcome.]