I went to the Royal Albert Hall in London last night, a concert hall with fabulous acoustics. I was really really excited about this concert as the singer was George Michael. As a child, I used to fall asleep every night listening to his music through headphones. Plus, this was my first concert with bionic hearing, and bilateral at that!
I played about with the 3 program slots and found that my usual music slot (IDR 80, no Clearvoice) made the orchestra sound mushy, kind of blurry around the edges. There was just too much stuff going on. My 3rd slot has Clearvoice high with IDR 70 and I really liked this one as it pulled out the vocals to the front, but the music was a bit quieter than I would have liked. I settled on my everyday slot, IDR70 with Clearvoice medium.
My favourite moment was when GM held out his microphone to the audience for them to sing a chorus. They did, then he shouted “I can’t hear you!” and held out the mic again. I actually understood what he said!!
My second wow moment came when he left the stage, and people started whistling for him to come back… I could hear all those whistles loud and clear!!
I loved the whole experience, it was simply brilliant, the music sounded wonderful and I am so glad I finally got to hear that amazing voice properly!