First post, first time HA buyer. What a great community here. My question is about some HA I have not even tried yet.
I had a hearing test at Costco Friday. Before the test I had done quite a bit of reading here and went in basically happy with the idea of the KS 8.0. From my cursory look at the signs at the Costco I thought they were the more expensive option as the “pair” price was listed vs. “each” for the other name brands.
Waiting around before the test I figured out the pricing and realized that what I thought was the more expensive option was actually $800 or $900 cheaper than the others. Win! I realize that is kind of a crazy self diagnosis/selection.
Anyway, at the conclusion of the test the technician recommended, and I started the purchase process for, the Forte 8 RIC 312. I asked about the KS 8.0. He said they were good but the phone app and the Forte’s ability to focus more narrowly would help my conversation understanding. (Restaurant / Meetings)
I had not read much about the Forte’s until after that. They seem to claim some advanced processing for (I’ll call it) 360 degree sounds and yet directional focus. A little beyond me and I’m sure all manufacturers claim special abilities
In addition I’m an android user and the reviews on the android app are not universally wonderful, to say the least. Maybe they will get better as they do seem to be working on the issues. I’m not worried about the android streaming issue.
I’m certainly willing to pay more for better, but what does this group think about the comparison?