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    Wondering the difference between Lynx 3 and Costco's Cala 8s
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    I think you are talking about the Linx 3D. It can be remotely programmed over the Internet; otherwise, it is pretty close to the Linx2 and Costco's Cala version by limited reports.
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    Hi 25Firefighter,
    thanks for your PM. On this question, the Costco ReSound Cala8 is limited design of ReSound LiNX squared 9.
    The ReSound 3D 9 is the new model with added processing capabilities.
    Your Audi sells them for $6+K, I have been talking to BuyHear and FactoryDirect at $3,200
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    Yes those are what I was referring to and thank you for the replies.
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    Actually, there's a lot of interesting stuff added to the Linx3D over the Linx2. There's lots of good info on the Resound page if you go to the "For Professionals" section.
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    Over several models companies touted things like double the processor speed. That seems to have plateaued for all save Octicon who was playing catch-up. The rocketing improvements in the last 10 years or so made more elaborate software/claims possible.

    AFAIK, the recent couple of cycles haven't had the "double the speed" claims so they moved toward software tweaks. Those get blown out of proportion by their PR department.

    Put that all together and you get product that sound and act slightly different. But there is a difference and a client may like one over the other. That's a choice that is there for each of us. It is ok to like the approach of one over the other but we shouldn't blow things out of proportion.

    Pick out an aid that sounds and works well for you. The only way is to try them. Don't have buyer's remorse over the claims you run across in advertising or thread here. Often, best is the one the fitter has worked with the most because their regular use improves their skill with the software.

    This may tell you something. My well qualified ENT has gone through 3 brands and 3 audiologist in the 8 years or so I have used him. It is a big practice and pressure from Costco, Buyhear, et al has him looking for better results. Evidently most brands are interchangeable to his informed view. He's concentrating on the economics and quality of the fitter.
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    KenP, Thank you. I'll concentrate on the basics such as voice recognition which to me is priority and not the brand, bells and whistles such as blue tooth etc.
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