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I decided that I wanted to try wire free earbuds, and bought a set of highly recommended models. While the sound was fine I did not care for the fit or the battery life. So I went for the QC 30. Nice sound and good fit with better battery life. While searching the net for more info on my new Bose earbuds I happened to see a blurb about the Hearphones. After some research I returned the QC 30 and paid the difference for the Hearphones (ouch!). If the audio quality is not the same it is close. Very good. But the ability to block out the outside environment OR amplify it is stunning. I should be using hearing aids but do not care for the sound. As all this info is better addressed by product reviews so I will skip ahead. The music is super and being able to home in on outside sounds is a game changer. I find that most of the sound quality issues are taken care of by understanding the settings. The more I fiddle With this product, the better it sounds. Once i began to understand the settings it only got better. There is no single setting that makes everything super, though you can end up with a “general” setting that works in most situations. It’s a learning process....
I also play some live music so I tried the Hearphones at practice. I find I can get my voice somewhat isolated and am able hear what and how I am singing very well, with no sound systems adjustments. Very close to in ear monitors.
Thanks for taking time to tell us your story. I'm sure this will be helpful to others.
My Hearphones have made a huge difference in my interactions with people in the audience between sets. I can hear them! I hope you'll find the same.
I've had tinnitus since I was little enough that I thought everyone heard the noises I did, lol It was only as an adult that I learned that it wasn't standard. I am 54 years old now, and the tinnitus has only gotten louder - and more interesting! It used to be just a high pitched whine/whistle, but now sometimes I'll get pops, clicks or shudders, or crickets, or the ocean, or even a distant train. While it can sometimes be annoying, I don't think it bothers me as much as it does some folks.
In addition, I've had some hearing loss since I was young, although not enough to alert my parents, and I didn't find out what I was missing until in my 20s when an audiologist informed me that I seem to hear as though my head is submerged in an aquarium, lol
I also have some balance issues identified by the neurologist as vestibular but they didn't put a name on it. As I have a cousin with Meniere's, between my hearing loss, tinnitus and vestibular issues, I feel fairly certain that I also come under that heading and that I am in for further hearing loss and louder tinnitus. My father has lost all hearing one ear and most of the hearing in the other, so there's that in the gene pool too. I definitely could have benefitted from hearing aids starting years ago, but insurance doesn't cover and I couldn't afford them.
Bose Hearphones have created a feeling for me much like the one my mother described when she was talking about going to see "The Wizard of Oz" in the theater when it first came out - how the first part was in black and white just like any other movie of the time, and then how the whole theater reacted when color washed across the screen after Dorothy opened the door of the house to find herself in Munchkinland. I feel that sense of amazement and wonder with these Hearphones in regard to sound, and I'm very grateful that they are available and that they don't cost nearly as much as ordinary hearing aids!