I have mild to moderate hearing loss and two years ago got Widex top of the line HAs (don’t remember the model anymore- Evoke maybe?). The first time I used them for a live concert I was stunned, amazed by the 3D sound! The instruments seemed spread out in space in a way I don’t remember hearing since I don’t know when. It was incredible! I used the Widex with my home stereo, though, and they were shrieky and distorted some sounds. I got rid of them and got Oticon Opn S. They sound good for most things but that 3D effect of live concerts isn’t there like with the Widex.
I think I dumped the Widex too fast out of frustration. I was new to HAs and hadn’t fully adjusted yet and I was listening in General mode, not Music mode and so all the extra processing can mess with music reproduction.
Has anyone had experience with these two brands listening to music? Do you prefer one over the other? Have you experienced the 3D/surround sound effect from either or is that just a HA newbie experience?