They’re similar only in the transmission.
But tv connector doesn’t have mics nor any processing of the sound. I believe I’ve found somewhere that there’s some noise cancelling going on the roger select mic itself.
Partner mic uses much simpler mic than select.
Other manufacturers also use simpler mics in their external devices.
Select recognise sound source and shifts focus there automatically.
So yeah, so far roger select and family is the only one capable of these things plus create network of them.
@jim_lewis I agree with you, it’s time that competition comes in. I’m actually surprised not seeing it already. It seems like it’s too much hassle, so others aren’t keen on doing it.
Maybe new bt will bring something new, since it will support two way communications on low power.
Roger devices cost insanely, I agree with that.
Overpriced? I can’t say that, since there’s no other way I can get the same sound quality and speech comprehension in the same environment, with the same ease of listening as I can with them. I mean, overpriced for me would be if I don’t think it’s worthy to me what they bring. But quite the opposite - they’re extraordinary worthy.
And I can’t imagine going on interviews, meetings, lunches without it and being able to follow conversations. I tried. I failed. Not cool. Not when your success depends on how good you follow conversations. Colleagues and bosses want you to be social person.
I’m happy that I’ve found such a device and can buy it. It is insanely expensive. But definitely worth every cent for me.
Hey, I’m able to turn my eyes away from the lips and still understand.
Yes, I’m aware that they won’t help everyone. Especially since I use it in my both ears.
However, that’s what trials are for - if you have money and think you might get something out of it, you start trial and see for yourself.
My conclusion was that select brings a lot, but it’s still hard with one HA only, so I went with two HAs as well.
Just accidentally had good ear HA off while using roger pen today, and it was usable but I definitely had to concentrate more. I was using pen to point onto the speaker of the phone for video call, since my SO and I were both listening and talking, so streaming to my aids only would not work.
I mean, my distance from the phone was like 50cm/20 inches, and it wasn’t that smooth bc of different signals.
Anyhow, test test test test.