OK, got my Pure 500’s on Tuesday. They definitely need some tuning up. My audi tried her best when first fitting them, but my voice sounds hollow regardless of trying single or double domes. She took a mold and I’m now waiting on the custom domes which would be more like my previous CIC’s, but clear with a pocket that the receiver goes into. It seems as though the experience sounds better when I put my fingers in my ears. So I can try making do with the hollow sounds, walk around with my fingers stuck in my ears, or try the custom molds :rolleyes:
They also don’t seem quite loud enough … I’m thinking I might need the more powerful receiver which she shy’d away from. Word recognition is pretty good though, the clarity good … just not quite loud enough. Whether good or bad I don’t know … I know she wants me to try to get used to the mid-powered 55db receiver rather than jump to the more powerful one. But if that will make a difference in my liking them … well. I work for a living, and straining to hear people in the office is not my idea of ideal.
As for the Tek … again, the custom molds may make a big difference. They sound OK with the one cell phone I’ve tried them with so far … sound clear and right there. Had my wife call me while driving home from work yesterday with my radio on loud enough to enjoy. The phone rang twice in my ear, then the aids switched to the cell phone and I could hear her good and clear and could not hear the radio any more. That was great. Listening to my Fuse MP3 or the computer sound player isn’t quite the experience I would have hoped for. Neither sounds exactly sweet, kind of tinny even. My Bose headset plugged into the 'puter speaker definitely sounds much better. As for the TV, I have the thing plugged into my home theater receiver’s headset jack. It sounds OK, but again lacking a lot of bass. Good enough to get by where I would not bother my wife while she sleeps in as I play the PS3 … but not quite there. Again though, I’ll reserve judgement until I get the ear molds.