After reading about the audio quality of the streamer I thought I would pick up a streamer when I got fitted last week.
Here is my thoughts for anyone who wants to know:
Pairing it with my iPhone 4 & MacBookPro was pretty easy.
The range SUCKS! I thought I could stuff it in my pocket for streaming audio from both devices rather covertly. Instead I find that I must wear the neckstrap for it to work. Even if I don’t intend to use the microphone.
The connection is too unusable if the necktrap is NOT used. It doesn’t matter if the devices are right next to each other.
But that is OK because the sound quality… Is very quiet! It sounds like there is no amplification. It is too quiet for music but very acceptable for audiobooks.
So far the best thing about the device is the volume control. I love the volume control! I can lower the volume to turn down the crying babies in the house. For this alone the device is worth some money (but I don’t think I’d pay full price for one).
I hope Oticon is planning on a better streamer with more power and less reliance on the neckstrap antenna.