Compatible with the Nuheara IQBuds2 Max. IQStream TV gives you control of your own volume levels, allowing others with you to watch tv at a comfortable audio levelThe path to better health starts here.Discover our growing assortment of fitness gear, health technology and more. Learn more about health and wellness
Nuheara IQstream TV Wireless TV Streamer (Black)
I enjoyed the Nuheara IQbuds² MAX earbuds so much, that I picked up the Nuheara IQstream TV Wireless TV Streamer days later!
Nuheara IQstream TV Wireless TV Streamer
• The matte feel and well-built construction of the IQstream TV Wireless TV Streamer matched that of the Nuheara IQbuds² MAX earbuds and charging case.
• The wireless TV streamer is small – nearly the tiny size of the IQbuds2 MAX charging case – and has a minimalist and modern design. See attached photo.
• The package contents – wireless TV streamer & cables – were nicely presented and easy to identify for set-up.
Set-Up & Nuheara App Connection
• The included printed instructions are easy to read and simple to follow – plus you can also view the 5-minute video set-up instructions at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1MQ75ABxMyY.
• The option to connect the IQstream TV Wireless TV Streamer directly to a TV or cable box and soundbar/audio components expands your connection options.
• Pairing the wireless TV streamer and connecting it to the Nuheara app is simple and easy.
• Using the Nuheara app to control the TV volume through the Nuheara IQbuds² MAX earbuds is easy given the App’s volume scrolling screen.
• Adjusting the TV volume coming through the IQbuds² MAX earbuds at a volume that I like (which often happens to be different than my family's liking) is such a personalized experience.
• The ability to hear a conversation more clearly in a noisy family room, aided by the amplification from the IQbuds² MAX earbuds, while also enjoying the direct audio input of the TV is super cool and enjoyable.
• It’s also nice to be able to step away from the family room while still being able to listen to the TV from the nearby kitchen.
• Coupling the Nuheara IQstream TV Wireless TV Streamer with the IQbuds² MAX earbuds makes for a satisfying and personalized experience.
Best Buy Order & Delivery
• My order and delivery-at-home experience from Best Buy was once again, excellent.
I highly recommend the Nuheara IQstream TV Wireless TV Streamer.Aug 18, 2021 00:08
Noopl is an iPhone® accessory that helps you hear clearly in noisy places so you can connect better with those around you. Noopl uses AirPods Pro or Beats Fit Pro dynamic head tracking to sense where you are looking and focus on the conversations you want to hear. Simply turn your head to bring someone’s voice into crisp auditory focus.
I recently purchased Noopl for an upcoming trip because I knew we would be dining out quite a bit, and I have difficulty hearing in restaurants. I'm so impressed! The device was super easy to set up, and it did a great job of filtering out the background noise, making it easier to have conversations with my girlfriend. Thanks, Noopl! I'll be bringing you along whenever I travel, eat out, or spend time in noisy places!Nov 08, 2021 17:02
Hear conversations, TV audio and more clearly with this Williams Sound Pocketalker Ultra PKT D1 HAR553800F016 personal amplifier, which offers up to 50dB amplification and features an omnidirectional electret microphone to pick up crisp sound.
The product is great, clear sound and adjustable volume. I have bought this for my neighbor and she loves it she can hear now much better than she used too. I would recommend this to anyone who has hearing problemsMar 24, 2017 04:12
This product works great. We bring it with us to use when we visit people in rest homes. Works well when hearing aids are not a viable option. This product was more expensive than other small amplifiers but this one can amplify more and is easier to reduce feedback by adjusting tone or using the included extension to move the microphone farther away from the headset. The batteries last for 120 hours and since they are AAA size, they are very easy to replace.Jul 28, 2018 08:03
I got this for my 90 year old mother who was having trouble understanding the voices on television. She would turn up the volume but that did not help.
This Solved the problem. She now listens at a normal level ad she says it is very clearFeb 10, 2019 06:40
My Grandfather has terrible hearing. Have to shout at him even a foot away and still can't hear. This product Works! He can adjust the volume and it's crystal clear!Oct 02, 2018 16:20
My mom is 81 and it's s easy for her to use
Volume wise and settings and makes it wonderful to talk and watch shows withAug 11, 2018 21:33
My mother needed a hearing aid that is easy for her to put on to maintain her independence. The volume had to be easy to adjust to avoid being blasted by loud noises. The tone control is needed since high pitched sounds were always amplified too much with other hearing aids and hurt her ears.
This hearing aid meets all of my mother's needs for ease of use and sound quality.Feb 13, 2017 14:10
This battery powered microphone picks up sound around person. I bought it for my 100 year old mother who cannot use hearing aids. She was able to wear device and hear multilayered conversation going on between 5 people sitting together. She can also listen to TV now. Device does easily, it seems, get a feedback hum that has to be adjusted. That was the only downfall.Feb 24, 2018 03:28
Bought this for a friend who has had difficulty hearing conversations in a group setting and she loves it!Mar 20, 2018 11:52
The RIC (receiver in canal) design allows the hearing amplifier to deliver an especially clear sound. It is barely visible due to the ergonomic fit behind the ear. The two rechargeable batteries also allow you to be on the safe side when traveling!
Boost your home entertainment system with these Sennheiser RS 175 wireless headphones. Multiple surround-sound modes and bass boost provide options for customizing your experience, and the in-line controls make it easy to adjust the sound from anywhere. The transmitter with these Sennheiser RS 175 headphones supports up to two headsets at once and acts as a charging dock when not in use.
The last pair of Sennheiser wireless headphones performed flawlessly for over 10 years -- until the headphones and over-the-head padding had been stepped on, broken irreparably, the repaired well over 10 tens, before leading to our decision to hunt for new ones. This new pair allows for far better fidelity - and the controls are positioned so that turning your head on a pillow doesn't result in catastrophic volume changes! Seriously, my wife just loves them - and so do I. As a 'night person' Marsha follows me into bed by about three hours on a typical night - then lies in bed watching Law & Order for another two hours. I used to wake up occasionally hearing 'dum-dada-dum-dum-dum' sneaking out of the old phones. These have much better cushioning and I haven't been woken once since we starting using the RS175 model. Looks like we might make another 34 years together the way these things are working!Dec 14, 2018 16:26
These work just great! I’ve lost quite a bit of my hearing and makes it difficult to understand what there saying in movies, even with the sound turned way up. With this headset I now hear every word very clearly. Night and day difference now watching tv. Love these headphones!Jan 17, 2018 18:32
An AMAZING set of surround sound headphones. I’ve experience high end surround sounds, sound bar ss, and headphone ss, and these are the best I’ve experienced. I use them to watch movies in the evening and not disturb my downstairs neighbors and now I prefer them over regular ss! Totally worth it if you want immersion or to not disturb someone. The cushions are soft and breathable, my ears never sweat in them. The headband is comfortable and doesn’t squeeze your head. Overall very worth the price!May 22, 2021 17:12
These are by far the best earphones I have purchased. I like to turn up the volume for the audio effects of action movies, but am constantly being scolded. Now with these headphones I am able to watch movies or tv with clear crisp sound while not disturbing anyone else in the household.Jan 05, 2019 19:48
After reading other reviews about how good these were for people hard of hearing,I had to buy them to see if it really made that big of a difference. I wound say this is my best electronic purchase ever. Before I had to blast my surround sound to here what they were saying and I was still asking my wife what did he say. My wife was always saying turn it down. Now we’re both happy. The tv can stay at a low volume and with the Sennheiser headphones I can make out every word and hear background sounds I never heard before! I just wish I had purchased these a long time ago.Jan 20, 2018 18:59
It is a very good headphone. It is easily adjusted for volume, surround and bass on the right cup. It is a bit slippery on my fine hair so I wear a nit cap. Also the over ear cups hurt my pierced ear so I have to extend the cup arms down a bit. It takes up to 16 hours to charge fully for the first time. It helps to keep my neighbor in the apartment below from calling the manager too much.Sep 23, 2018 01:38
NOTE: This review was originally posted on another well-known shopping site on the web shortly after my purchase in 2015.
I originally started shopping for wireless headphones to find something better than the so-called TV ears that a member of my immediate family who suffers from hearing loss had been using with some success. This inevitably brought me to the fine line of quality wireless headphones available from the German company Sennheiser and I had first thought about purchasing a just recently discontinued RS 170 or RS 180 model without an optical connection – analog only (As of 05/30/2015, the RS 180 was still only $199.99 at Crutchfield online with free shipping and 60-day returns). But then why spend about $200.00 on technology that is essentially 12 to 14 years old when the absolutely latest thing from Sennheiser (models RS 165, RS 175, RS 185 and RS 195) is available for just a little bit more?
Out of this latest line of Sennheiser wireless headphones with a two-year warranty it is this model – the closed-back RS 175 – that I eventually ended up purchasing from Crutchfield online. Pricing was exactly the same as it is here on Best Buy (about $280.00). However, by using my Discover card (5% rebate and 90-day price match guarantee – lowest price seen 2 weeks later was $233.97) I was able to ultimately get my pair of brand new headphones for only $219.97 with free shipping, no sales tax and 60-day returns.
I agree with CNET.com and their excellent review of the Sennheiser RS 175 that it is this specific model that gives you the most bang for your buck; it is the most cost-effective model in this product line. There is a big difference in moving from the RS 165 to the RS 175 in that the transmission distance of the RS 165 is only rated at about 90 feet while the RS 175 and other models are still functional at a distance of about 300 feet. The RS 175 also adds a low/high surround sound capability which the RS 165 (bass boost feature only) does not have.
The differences in moving to a pricier model beyond the RS 175 are not that significant, in my opinion. Whether the open-back (not as sound isolating) RS 185 with the addition of manual/automatic level control features (MLC/ALC) and a balance control located on the headset is worth an additional $90.00 premium (best current price of about $370.00) above the RS 175 is something that only you can decide.
At a cost of about $170.00 more than the RS 175, the top-of-the-line RS 195 closed-back model includes all of the aforementioned features of the RS 185 and adds 7 presets to tailor sound to individual hearing requirements as well as separate “speech” and “music” modes.
Initial setup of these RS 175 headphones was extremely simple. The most time-consuming step was waiting for the batteries located in the two headphone ear-cups to complete their initial charging process which takes about 18 hours; subsequent full recharging of the headphones should only take about 8 hours. The operating time with fully charged headphones is claimed to be up to 18 hours until recharging is required. Both analog and optical/digital connection options are available. You can choose to use both connections (say for a TV and a stereo system) and then toggle between the two at your leisure using the sliding switch provided for this purpose on the back of the headphone transmitter.
So far I have only opted to connect my television via the included 1.5 m long optical cable (don’t forget to remove both clear protective plastic end caps before using) and the optical input on the headphone transmitter which ensures optimum performance. If the cable is too short for your needs, you can always subsequently purchase a 3 m long cable like I did for about $10.00 (Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable - 9.8 Feet [3 Meters] ). Note that the appropriate output on the back of your TV or other device may not be labelled as an optical output: Mine is actually called the digital audio output, but it is definitely what is needed to make the proper connection. The unique shape of the optical connector (it really can only fit in one place) will help you figure out just where it needs to go, assuming that you have an appropriate output available and don’t need to make an analog connection. If you do make an optical/digital audio connection to your TV, be sure to go into the appropriate settings menu before first using the headphones to set the optical/digital audio output mode to PCM (pulse-code modulation). Don’t leave it on automatic or some other setting. This is specifically required in the 15-language Sennheiser instruction manual on CD that comes with the headphones!
As far as the user experience itself is concerned, these comfortable headphones with the easily adjustable headband are just what I was looking for. The member of my family who is hard of hearing has noticed a day and night difference in his ability to not only hear, but more importantly distinguish and understand speech when using these wonderfully isolating closed-back headphones. There is virtually no sound leakage in or out. He remains happily occupied in his own little world watching TV while now being able to understand essentially everything. This was not the case with the previously mentioned TV ears that cost less than $100.00 when purchased. Other people in the same room can simultaneously watch the TV in the usual manner – without headphones. Everybody’s happy.
The quality of the sound that emanates from these headphones when using an optical connection is truly amazing! There is absolutely no hissing or other distracting sound – only that which needs to be heard and nothing more. The bass boost setting is quite useful for music and can be activated on-the fly when needed by using the touch controls located on the outside of the right ear-cup (bass boost, surround sound, volume +/-) near where the on/off button for the headphones is found. The surround sound setting (off, low and high available) does create a more immersive sound experience when activated; I personally prefer the low setting and usually have the headphones set in this manner when I use them. Additional bass boost and surround sound controls, each with a separate indicator light that glows green when activated, are also found on the front of the headphone transmitter upon which the headphones are placed when not in use and for recharging. The transmission distance with these headphones is excellent: I am able to walk anywhere throughout my 1600 square foot ranch home without any signal loss whatsoever; the same holds true when I am in either my front or back yards.
I have the headphone transmitter base located near my Roku 4 in the living room and there is absolutely no interference when streaming and simultaneously using the Sennheiser headphones. However, I should note that I have my Roku 4 set to stream at 5.0 GHz on my dual-band AC router. There may or may not be a problem if your WiFi network with connected devices located near the Sennheiser transmitter is set to function in the 2.4 to 2.8 GHz range which is used by the headphones. You’ll just have to try it and see what happens. If necessary, appropriate device relocation - a greater distance of separation - should resolve any difficulties.
Overall my hearing-impaired family member and I have been exceedingly pleased with our listening experience when using these Sennheiser RS 175, closed-back, wireless headphones of impressive quality. If you too would like to experience a most enjoyable, crystal-clear earful when partaking of diverse auditory pleasures during your leisure time, I can recommend them most highly and without any reservations whatsoever.Oct 16, 2018 16:00
Excellent headphones. Best sounding headphones of this type I've ever had. These are incredibly comfortable to wear for long stretches. Despite the description, they are not actually 'surround sound's, this feature just adds some bad reverb to the audio. But the audio quality is enough to offset this and they have a really long battery life as well.Oct 21, 2021 07:14
The Enrich Pro ITC utilizes the newest Powered by Lucid patented technology to deliver a more natural sound quality that is superior to traditional “compression” hearing products, providing the wearer better communication in noisy environments as well as enhanced comfort in quiet situations. The result is clear hearing and comfort. Low-level noise suppression provides for improved comfort in quiet environments. Noises such as air conditioning, refrigerator motors or internal microphone noise are all reduced by this system. This helps keep quiet situations quiet. Our Dynamic Feedback Canceller employs a patented technique that adapts continuously to changing circumstances while maintaining excellent sound quality. Unwanted feedback is suppressed and stopped without sacrificing sound quality or gain. Two listening modes to adjust the device to accommodate Conversation and Crowd environments. Nano Technology coats every aspect of the hearing product at a nanoscopic level and protects much more thoroughly than alternative approaches. The result is a truly durable and invisible liquid repellent coating (inside and out). Our revolutionary Nano-coating does not affect working components, maintaining the look, feel, and functionality of the device. Lucid Audio’s Enrich Pro ITC employs the latest software to provide greater processing power and increased battery life. Low battery indicating signal alerts user to change batteries prior to complete battery drain. Includes comfort dome fitting tips to cover a wide range of ear canal sizes. PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for use by adults 18 years of age or older with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss. Any statement made by the product manufacturer or Best Buy in connection with the sale of the PSAP is not an examination, diagnosis, or prescription by a person licensed to practice medicine and, therefore, must not be regarded as medical opinion or advice. A PSAP will not restore normal hearing or prevent further hearing loss. Please see the product owner’s guide [or visit https://lucidhearing.com/ for more information about whether this product is right for you and when you should see a hearing professional.
After one false start (defective earpiece, batteries not fresh) the replacements are turning out to be not half bad. They're tiny, so opening and closing the battery door to turn them on and off and toggling the switch take practice. (And that matters; if you don't have both sides on the same setting, the sound is unbalanced.) But now I'm getting clear sound at appropriate volume. As I said they ARE tiny, so be careful they don't fall out, as almost happened to me the other night.Mar 16, 2019 08:59
These fit my ears, are easy to adjust, and provide better hearing than a pair from Miracle-Ear that cost 10 times as muchDec 03, 2021 16:36
IQbuds 2 MAX are multi award-winning hearing buds that personalize and enhance your listening experience. Named as Time Magazine Best 100 Inventions of 2020, IQbuds 2 MAX set a new standard in augmented hearing devices combining all the benefits of a high-end earbuds with advanced features that allow you to control your world of sound. Best in class active noise cancelling technology allows you to turn down your world while you enjoy pitch perfect sound fidelity. With Ear ID™ you can personalize your listening experience based on your own hearing profile. World sound control features include Speech-in-Noise Control (SINC) that enables you to boost conversations, FOCUS that allows you to focus on sounds in front of you, and World EQ which filters the level of bass and treble in your sound environment. IQbuds2™ MAX enables hands free phone calls and the ability to connect to SIRI and Google Assistant. With the compact charging case you can enjoy 20 hours of on-the-go Bluetooth streaming and 36 hours of hearing enhancement. Connect IQbuds2™ MAX to IQstream™ TV (sold separately) to personalize your TV volume while allowing others in the room to listen at their comfortable levels. IQbuds2™ MAX are the perfect device for when you feel like you need some situational hearing enhancement but you’re not quite ready for a hearing aid.The path to better health starts here.Discover our growing assortment of fitness gear, health technology and more. Learn more about health and wellness
Nuheara IQbuds² MAX Product Review
• The IQbuds² MAX and charging case are lightweight and impressively well-constructed.
• The matte feel of the IQbuds2 Max (and charging case) provides a very nice texture and makes the touch controls easy to use.
• Pairing the IQbuds² MAX to my Samsung Galaxy Note mobile phone was instantaneous and effortless, and their Bluetooth® 5.0 ensured a stable connection.
• The recharging case is small enough to inconspicuously fit in the front pocket of my running shorts, jeans, and dress slacks.
• Unlike other similar wireless earbuds, the IQbuds² MAX fits in my ears in an extremely low-profile manner.
• Nuheara’s provision of S/M/L memory foam and silicone tips is much appreciated (i.e. my medium-sized silicone tips created a comfortable and acoustic seal), and I was able to comfortably wear the IQbuds² MAX for several hours straight.
• Customizing left and right single-tap and double-tap acoustic functions was easy to set up and utilize.
• I found battery life to range between 4.5 to 8.5 hours depending on different settings (i.e. ambient and ANC settings, etc.), and I got over an hour of IQbuds² MAX battery life after a quick 15-minute charge.
• I enjoyed the IQbuds² MAX so much, that I picked up the Nuheara IQStream TV companion streamer 5 days later (at Best Buy, of course).
• The app interface layout is simple and is easy to navigate and use.
• The app allows you to enjoy your listening experience in a multitude of real-world, situational sound environments. You can choose four favorites of the seven available ambient environmental EQ presets – workout, street, home, office, restaurant, driving, and plane – which you can then toggle through by tapping the buds while in use. Plus, there are four ambient sound settings – volume, speech in noise control, world EQ, and focus – for all environmental presets.
• I enjoyed the exceptional sound fidelity of the IQbuds² MAX having tested them in numerous real-world and challenging sound environments.
• The Directional Focus feature allows me to easily hear and concentrate on conversations in front of me, and I can deactivate it to enjoy enhanced surround sound.
• The Speech In Noise Control feature allows me to adjust the balance of Ambience and Speech depending on my environment.
• The premium Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology is a welcomed and effective feature that mutes the world around me when enabled (precisely named “World On” and “World Off” by Nuheara).
• Hands-free calling and integrated Google Assistant (and Siri) made my calls effortless, and callers on the other end enjoyed clear conversations.
• I found the sound quality of the IQbuds² MAX to be particularly excellent for music listening (i.e. I routinely play background music via my IQbuds² MAX while working on my laptop).
• The unique Ear ID hearing assessment feature presents six pitch levels to identify potential hearing challenges and a subsequent customized sound solution.
• While I don't have hearing difficulties, the sound amplification of the IQbuds² MAX made me feel like I had enhanced "bionic hearing".
Best Buy Order & Delivery
• My order and delivery-at-home experience from Best Buy was excellent.
I highly recommend the Nuheara IQbuds² MAX.Jul 24, 2021 19:19
Great, but charge doesn't last to long .its to short of a life.Sep 24, 2021 16:16
At Lucid Hearing, our Mission is Helping People Hear Better. We amplify the outside world for clearer conversations and more enjoyable experiences. Lucid Hearing ENRICH Personal Sound Amplifier (PSAP) incorporates technology developed from years of expertise. Don’t miss a sound or a secret. Enhance your hearing and enjoy conversations, concerts, television, music and more. Listening Modes: Program one is for use in everyday situations from enhancing a speaker’s voice when you are seated in the last row of a church or auditorium to enhancing the sounds of nature during a leisurely stroll through the outdoors. Program two is adjusted to further enhance the high frequency sounds of nature. Distant birds will sound like they are sitting on your shoulder and you will be the first to hear their faint sounds. Program three is tuned to provide a full spectrum of sound, allowing you to fully experience the richness of music or low rumble of a race track while still protecting your hearing. Unlike sound plugs that distort sound, program three provides a natural full sound experience. PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for use by adults 18 years of age or older with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss. Any statement made by the product manufacturer or Best Buy in connection with the sale of the PSAP is not an examination, diagnosis, or prescription by a person licensed to practice medicine and, therefore, must not be regarded as medical opinion or advice. A PSAP will not restore normal hearing or prevent further hearing loss. Please see the product owner’s guide [or visit https://lucidhearing.com/ for more information about whether this product is right for you and when you should see a hearing professional.
I bought this for my mother, but it didn't fit. The amplification worked well. Unfortunately, she has small ears, and the choices of caps for the piece that gets inserted into the ear did not come small enough for her. Had to return it.Dec 07, 2018 13:30
Bought this for teaching so I can hear students in large rooms. Works ok a little cumbersome to wear and dials/controls can be tough. Also not the greatest quality in sound. But for the price it's not bad.Sep 21, 2019 10:35
Received my unit last evening and after browsing the instructions I started using the unit and found that, after finding the proper size ear bud for me, I was able to cut TV volume to half my previous level yet hear program very easily. Did a bit of fitting and adjusting this morning and now I can hear whatever wife is watching out in the family room very easily. Am back to order second unit for a spare OR wear in both ears in the future. I can not believe what I have been missing!Jan 10, 2019 11:05
The background noise with these is terrible and it said it helped cancel our background noise. It is actually worse with these than without and background noise is my biggest issue. Batteries don’t last more than a couple of hours and they eat them like candy. I am returning my purchase.Sep 28, 2019 05:40
I was so excited to get this for my mom, when visiting the tv is so loud it hurts my ears and yet sympathetic to her lack of hearing. She said it was very uncomfortable and didn't fit right,Jan 03, 2020 21:35
This product was one that worked fine until my grandpa died.Feb 05, 2021 16:03
price, practical, convenance, speed of delivery. instructions. etc...Oct 10, 2020 16:05
Don’t miss a sound or a secret. Enhance your hearing and enjoy conversation and concerts, TV, music and more. Our digital sound processing and three setting choices make it easy to hear more clearly. PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for use by adults 18 years of age or older with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss. Any statement made by the product manufacturer or Best Buy in connection with the sale of the PSAP is not an examination, diagnosis, or prescription by a person licensed to practice medicine and, therefore, must not be regarded as medical opinion or advice. A PSAP will not restore normal hearing or prevent further hearing loss. Please see the product owner’s guide [or visit https://lucidhearing.com/ for more information about whether this product is right for you and when you should see a hearing professional.
has bad audio quality has a almost noisy sound when using.Nov 21, 2021 04:00
When I first turned these on they worked. The second time all I hear is static. I purchased these for my mother and they were a huge disappointment. The user guide isn't on Lucid Audio's website as the insert stated. Don't waste your money on these.Nov 11, 2019 13:36
These hearbuds look nice and easy to use but not loud enough for my moderate hearing loss in both ears. I am still looking around for something more powerful. I returned them within a couple days.Jan 09, 2020 05:22
These are working wonderful and really satisfied and love shopping at best buySep 06, 2019 17:50