Hello everyone, I trialed Marvel M90 UP encased receiver, Naida B and Oticon Xceed 1 UP BTE. In my opinion, the one that has the best sound quality is Marvel M90; however I decided not to keep it because the fitting range wasn’t appropriate for my hearing loss. The right ear sounded perfect to me, but I felt that the left ear as if it were nonexistent. I do feel that with proper fitting, I could’ve gotten the left ear hearing well. The audiologist had me have REM, but it didn’t help. Usually, the fitting that satisfies my left ear far exceeds the prescribed target on software.
As for Naida B, I just hated how it sounded. It wasn’t natural. I returned it to the audiologist only a couple of days later because I couldn’t tolerate it.
Lastly, I trialed Xceed 1 UP with different audiologist and here what happened. I liked it. The idea of being able to answer calls without a streamer was amazing. Also, it comes with TV adapter that enables you to wirelessly hear TV. The streaming quality is very good. In my opinion, all issues related to Xceed mentioned in this discussion such as deep bass or background noise is manageable and could be fixed through Genie by reducing LF or increasing HF. I decided to keep it in the end, especially since Naida Marvel was not coming any time soon back in November when I purchased Xceed 1 UP. As for the fitting, I built on what my audiologist did. I did it myself using Genie. And again, to get optimal sound with my left ear, I had to exceed prescribed targed by about 20 db especially in MF.
That’s all. I hope you guys find my review helpful.
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