What's new in the Halo 2?
- 5x the processing power - That's a significant bump in speed from the original Halos, and what has enabled the new twin-compressor technology in Halo 2.
- Quad core twin-compressor technology - In Starkey's words: "[D]esigned to seamlessly transition between the demands of speech and the far more dynamic characteristics of each patient’s life."
- More channels - The old Halos had a maximum of 16 adjustable channels. The Halo 2s max out at 24 channels. This means an even tighter fit to your prescription. Note: To get the most from all that adjustment flexibility, your hearing provider should be running real ear measurments!
- Expanded dynamic range - "[L]ow distortion processing with peak input dynamic range of 110dB for fuller, richer sound."
- Higher sampling rate - As a result, the bandwidth has been increased to ~10 kHz.
- Acuity™ OS - Starkey claims that the new operating system was designed with the input of musicians, and that music and speech are processed uniquely "for the first time ever." We are eager to find out how well it performs in the real world! To learn more about Acuity™ OS, check out the PDF downloads below.
- Tinnitus Relief - Multiflex Tinnitus Technology is available in Halo 2. See the video below for more information on Multiflex Tinnitus Technology.
Here's the full Android compatibility list:
Compatible with "Google Nexus™ 6P, Google Nexus™ 5X, Samsung Galaxy S® 7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S® 7, Samsung Galaxy S® 6 Edge Plus, Samsung Galaxy S® 6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S® 6, Samsung Galaxy S® 5, Samsung Galaxy S® 4, Samsung Galaxy Note® 5, Samsung Galaxy Note® 4, Samsung Galaxy Note® 3, HTC One® M8 and HTC One® M7."
And for Apple users, here's the Apple compatibility list:
"iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini 3, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation) and Apple Watch. Use of Apple Watch requires iPhone 5 or later."