Thanks for sharing here, Cucciolit. I never get any crackling when just switching between apps in my iPhone, so that’s a new one I just heard. But I do get crackling (or what I would describe as a recurring click click click noise) when I’m on the phone, maybe about 30% of the times. In that case, just switching on/off the Bluetooth setting, or by switching over to speaker mode or regular phone mode, then switch back to OPN connection, I can clear the click click click noise. Or sometimes it just goes away on its own as well. I do admit that it’s annoying, but it’s not a deal breaker for me. Because I never have this issue when streaming from the TV Adapter, only on the iPhone, I’m not ready to assign blame entirely on the OPN on this. It’s more likely an iPhone issue in my opinion. But then again why you don’t have that issue on your Widex Beyond but you have that issue on the OPN for the same iPhone you use, I don’t know. This would imply an OPN issue, not an iPhone issue. So it’s a new interesting data point that implies that Oticon still needs to improve its connection experience with the iPhone. Maybe it uses a different Oticon propriety communication protocol with the TV Adapter, and not the same Apple proprietary protocol with the iPhone, which is entirely possible. Obviously the Oticon protocol with its own TV Adapter is a lot more robust than the Apple protocol.
I do have disconnects with the OPN1 on the iPhone from time to time, too, usually on just one of the 2 HAs, like most people reported. More frequently so in the beginning, but lately not as often. Don’t know why it seems to have gotten better. Or maybe because I know how to fix it quickly with a workaround now so it’s not as annoying anymore when it happens. But it hasn’t happened to me for a while now (over a week).
I also have auto reboots for no reason from time to time. But the OPN is actually a very process-intensive computer in its own right, so I’ll allow random reboots every few days without considering that a deal breaker because the random reboots last only less than 10 seconds and I’m back in business again quickly anyway. The random reboots happen when using the TV Adapter as well.
I’m not constantly on my iPhone for streaming (either for phone calls or music or videos) to the OPNs all the times, so to me these iPhone connection issues are just minor annoyances that I can put up with. But if I stream heavily from the iPhone all day long, I can see how it can be a deal breaker for some who would have to put up with all these issues all day long. But I must say that when it works without any issue, the quality of the connection is pretty good, no complaint there.