I like my L90s OK. The programs on my Android phone give me access to things my old Oticons did not.
I wanted to hook up an audio output to my aids, so I went to Amazon, got an AirFly device. The ad for the AirFly claims low latency. The ad also reads, “Regarding latency, ensure your device supports Bluetooth 5.2.” I don’t know if the L90s support 5.2 and the Phonak page is terribly difficult to navigate.
Pairing it was easy, but there is close to 1/4 second of delay.
I’ve hooked it up to a device that has speakers for others to hear. So in my ears, I hear what they hear from the speakers, plus the same thing in my aids, but close to 1/4 seconds later. This is not acceptable.
I hooked it up to the headphone jack, which when using wired headphones, has zero latency, so it must be in the Bluetooth connection.
Is this the fault of the hearing aids, or the AirFLy?
Do all Bluetooth devices have some latency?
Does the much more expensive Phonak TV Connector have any latency?
Is there any other Bluetooth transmitter that will give me close to zero latency to my L90s?
I don’t have a lot of experience with Bluetooth, so please forgive me if these questions are common knowledge to others. I tried the FAQs here but got lost in the answers that didn’t directly address what I’m asking about.
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For those who want more info. I play music for a living. I keep the volume down to less than 85dba on stage so as not to harm my ears any more than they are already.
I have a small 15 watt, amp/monitor+speaker that I use to hear the music as our big speakers are out in front of us. I thought I could use the L90s as ‘in-ear’ monitors’ and leave the 15w monitor at home.
Our PA has a 12 channel mixer. We are a duo, but we both sing, play guitars and synthesizers. Plus I have backing tracks with drums, bass, etc., that I make at home.
The mixer allows me to turn each channel on or off independently with push buttons. My play was to just monitor the backing tracks in the aids, so I can get my pitch while singing. At the low stage volumes we use, sometimes the audience drowns out the monitor.