I would agree that rock solid connection is the way I would describe my TV Adapter 3.0 connection to my OPNs as well. I do have the OPN rebooting by itself (without me having to do a forced reboot on it) occasionally (actually more like every few days) while connecting to the TV Adapter, but I'm not sure if it's due to the OPN or due to the TV Adapter. Sometimes the OPN reboots when NOT connected to the TV adapter as well, so I'm inclined to think that it's entirely due to the OPN.
As for the sound quality between the iPhone streaming and the TV adapter streaming, I've tried doing A to B comparison between the 2 on the same content, in this case a music video of some soft music (not rock & roll type) that has clarity and richness, to see how they compare. The TV Adapter in this case is connected to and driven by the laptop. The video player is VLC on both the iPhone and the laptop, the exact same mp4 video file with the exact same audio. I'm also mindful to keep the volume level about the same during the comparison as well. I can tell the difference between the sound coming from the iPhone and the sound coming from the laptop/TV Adaptor combo. I wouldn't say that one sounds better than the other. But I would say that the same music from the iPhone has clarity, and the music from the laptop/TV Adapter has a little more added richness and coloration to it. I would guess that people usually associate added richness and coloration as being better, maybe. But I can also see the argument for simply clean clarity as being quite exquisite. To me they're subtly different, but one not necessarily better then the other. And it's not just on this exact A to B comparison of the exact same content. This observation is consistent in general with most of the contents that I watch/hear as well.
I also agree that the TV Adapter seems to have more headroom on the volume compared to the iPhone streaming. I've had cases where I've had to increase the volume on the iPhone to near maximum on some content that has weaker volume level. But on the TV Adapter there's always plenty of volume and usually I have to turn down the volume on my OPN to keep it at a comfortable level.
I also must say that I never get any kind of artifacts (clicking sounds and noises, etc) coming from the TV Adapter, but I do get sound artifacts from the iPhone quite regularly.
$200 for the TV Adapter 3.0 from Amazon is not bad at all. I had my audi call up Oticon to inquire about the price and she told me she can sell it to me at her cost for $200. The one I bought from eBay was listed originally for $175. Maybe the owner got it as part of a package (I heard from a poster in Canada that his OPN package came with a free TV Adapter 3.0), decided that they didn't need the TV Adapter so put it up for sale to make some money. I was able to make an offer for a lower price and they took it, but I think I was just lucky there that they just wanted to get rid of it. BuyHear.com used to sell it for $299 (List price is $349), but now they're selling it at full $349 retail price. Maybe they're low on supply or something. I checked out FactoryDirectHearing.com and they don't sell Oticon accessories, although they sell the OPN1 for $100 cheaper than BuyHear.com.
Last edited by Volusiano; 03-27-2017 at 04:05 PM.
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