The Neosonic B20 follows the Neosonic B10, and while the names are similar, the B20 has a number of extra features. Nevertheless, this hearing aid also promises a sleek charging case, a budget-friendly price, and the usual list of features that accompanies most Neosonic models.
Good news if you’re looking for a bargain, but what about everyone else? While the B20 won’t be competing with the very best hearing aids in 2022, it might put up a good fight. In this Neosonic B20 review, we’ll take an in-depth look at its key features, possible downsides, and compare it to other hearing aids.
As always, I’ll give you alternatives to consider, before I move on to a final buying decision. At the bottom of this post, you can find the usual 30-second visual review.
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I have to admit: I like the way the B20 looks. While this is naturally no reflection on how well this Neosonic model works to combat hearing loss, it’s a plus. Other than the device itself, the charging case also looks rather sleek. Aside from the cool look, the design also helps to keep dust and sweat out to protect the inner workings.
Speaking of inner workings, the Neosonic B20 has a RIC configuration, instead of the BTE configuration of the Neosonic B10. Compared to the normal BTE hearing aids, an RIC configuration offers a more natural and clearer sound. As a much smaller bonus, the wire for an RIC device is slimmer than a usual BTE wire, so this model is slightly subtler in the ear than the B10.
The Neosonic B20 is featured as:
* One of the best hearing aids under $400
Who is this hearing aid for?
The Neosonic B20 is no top-shelf hearing aid blowing you away with fancy features. Instead, it offers you a robust hearing aid for just under $400. The B20 doesn’t offer the power of its predecessor, but instead focuses on clarity. So, if you’re looking for a solid pair of rechargeable hearing aids with great sound, the Neosonic B20 is a good choice. People looking for features such as Bluetooth are better off looking at alternatives. For a more powerful model, the B10 might be a better option.
How well does the Neosonic B20 work?
The admittedly meager list of key features for this model could suggest that it lacks somewhere. Fortunately, that’s not true. The B20 just focuses on doing nothing fancy, but doing it well. First, there’s the battery life. Three hours of charging gives you 18 hours of usage, with the case providing five charges. Then there’s the sound, which is completely up to par. Two microphones add to the sound quality, depth, and direction, while feedback cancellation technology helps keep out unwanted noises.
Neosonic itself is a good option as a company. It offers a 45-day trial, one year warranty, and quick customer support on all models, including the B20.
What’s not to like about the Neosonic B20?
I’ve mentioned a few times how the B20 doesn’t really offer anything fancy. If you’re looking for features, it’s where the Neosonic B20 will disappoint. It doesn’t connect to your phone or offer advanced controls. Also, compared to the B10, you’ll lose some power.
Alternatives for the Neosonic B20
The Neosonic B20 is essentially a travel-friendly version of the Neosonic MX-RIC, which used to be the top-rated hearing aid on this website. For $150 more, you get a waterproof version with quickcharge and slightly better technology. It’s worth considering. To make up for the lack of features, the MDHearing VOLT MAX is your best bet now, as it combines most features into one design. For even more features (at a much higher price), try the Eargo 6.
If you like the no-thrills approach of the B20, you could see about its predecessor, the Neosonic B10. It’s about $100 cheaper, looks a bit more plain, and doesn’t offer the RIC configuration.
Should you buy the Neosonic B20?
Yes. I’m definitely impressed with the Neosonic B20. I always liked the B10 as a budget option, but the B20 is even more interesting. It cuts out the fancier features and offers a good listening experience for a good price. On top of that, it looks nice, and has a good battery life. Only look elsewhere if you want the fancy features on other models.
Right now, the B20 is just under $400 – shopping on the official website often gives you a discount.
The hearing aids are 1.25 X 0.3 X 0.3 inches. The charging case has a diameter of about 2.5 inches.