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    Hi,
    anyone have any info regarding the new Rexton Quintra 2c at Costco? Costco "helper" (not the main fitter) said
    it just came in a week ago. Slightly bigger body than Rexton Charismo 2c. Adjuster buttons on aid.
    Promo with free pocket remote control until January.

    I went in to see the new Kirkland Signature 5.0 Helper thought the Rextons (Charismo and Quintra) and
    the Bernafon Acrivas would be better performance.

    I do 15-20 hours of outdoor sports a week (pickleball, biking) and want music clarity. So moisture resistance,
    wind noise suppression , natural sound are most important to me. Home conversations, tv watching, movie
    theatre use are big factors.

    Fitting appt next week
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnBobber View Post
    Hi,
    anyone have any info regarding the new Rexton Quintra 2c at Costco? Costco "helper" (not the main fitter) said
    it just came in a week ago. Slightly bigger body than Rexton Charismo 2c. Adjuster buttons on aid.
    Promo with free pocket remote control until January.

    I went in to see the new Kirkland Signature 5.0 Helper thought the Rextons (Charismo and Quintra) and
    the Bernafon Acrivas would be better performance.

    I do 15-20 hours of outdoor sports a week (pickleball, biking) and want music clarity. So moisture resistance,
    wind noise suppression , natural sound are most important to me. Home conversations, tv watching, movie
    theatre use are big factors.

    Fitting appt next week
    The Quintra is the Costco exclusive version of the Rexton Strata. It's basically the same thing as the Strata 2c 18.

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    Thanks,
    I am considering the Bernafon Acrivas and the Rexton Charismo---and now the Rexton Quintra/Strata.
    How is it different from the Charismo?
    I notice it is slightly bigger size. I believe it might have a battery charger option available.
    Anything meaningful on the performance that might make it a better or worse choice for me?

    Thanks
    500 750 1000 1500 2000 3K 4K 6K 8K
    -20 -30 -40 -65 -65 -65 -65 -65 -65
    -25 -40 -50 same....-65...................

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    The biggest difference is wireless support. The Quintra can use Bluetooth streamers and the remote control unit. It also has synchronized volume and program changes. The case is larger because it uses a 312 battery. It does support rechargeable batteries.

    More info on this page:
    http://www.costco.com/rexton.html

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    Just purchased my first hearing aids yesterday - the Costco Quintras. I get them 10/1 and then the fun begins. 2 aids, charger and controller for $2,700. Also, the audiologist at Costco was excellent to deal with. I will report my observations after 10/1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llagerva View Post
    Just purchased my first hearing aids yesterday - the Costco Quintras. I get them 10/1 and then the fun begins. 2 aids, charger and controller for $2,700. Also, the audiologist at Costco was excellent to deal with. I will report my observations after 10/1.
    I stopped in at the local Costco to check out hearing aids. This is the first stop in my quest; I have an appointment with an independent audiologist on Thursday, and thought that a visit to Costco would give me something to compare it to (other than when I accompanied my mother to Beltone years ago).

    With my loss (30dB @ 1k dropping to 80dB @ 8k) and hearing needs (conversion, meetings, music) the dispenser suggested the Quintras. She programmed a pair and I wore them around the store, and checked out music in the car. I was pleasantly surprised to find that music didn't sound overly bright with the boost in the high end, voices sounded natural (other than my own) and more distinct. When the aids were removed, it seemed that a blanket had been thrown over the world.

    Anyway, the information I received that should I decide to order the Quintras, they'd be back to the store in about 72 hours. That doesn't fit with the two week lead time in llagerva's post. Was my dispenser fibbing or uninformed? Thanks.

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    Wow! 72 hours is great. It took over two weeks to get my first appointment at our Costco. They must be very, very busy and selling a lot of HAs. Since I get mine on the 1st I will be interested in comparing my first observations with yours.

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    Aha, so the difference might be in how busy our respective Costco's are, and not my dispenser fibbing about the delivery time to the stores. For comparison, I called the middle of the afternoon Wednesday and got an appointment for 4:30 on Friday. Maybe you'll want to move to Iowa.

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    Why did you guys get these over the Signature 5s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smile&Nod View Post
    Why did you guys get these over the Signature 5s?
    I haven't purchased anything yet. The HAS said she was recommending the Quintra based on my hearing loss and hearing needs. Of course, I have no way of knowing if that's true. She mentioned that they don't work on commission at Costco, which I don't doubt. But having worked in a big box store myself 25 years ago, I know that just because you're not on commission doesn't mean that you don't have a vested interest in pushing certain products. I still have Nikon and Minolta jackets hanging in the closet from the "points" we'd get from selling their gear. Products may also be "spiffed" or bring a monetary reward to the salesperson. When I moved into audio, despite the mantra "no highs, no lows, must be Bose" some salesmen would always demo Bose speakers because every model carried a hefty spiff.

    Anyway, guess I'd reverse the question-- why pick the Kirkland 5's over the Quintra? (Besides the obvious price difference?)

    I'm thinking strongly of going back and trying out the Kirkland's after I see what the independent audiologist recommends on Thursday. I'll keep you posted.

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