I just received my 262's as upgrade to my old belovers Phonak pfe 122, and...what can i say ? i fracking love them ! Impossible to me to go back with the pfe, yet considered as one of the best in this price range.
Soundstage is what make the difference to the pfe to me, much larger, bigger, as well as the silky mids. I think the combination of this soundsate and the smoothy mids are an incredible match.
I have to say at first i just wanted to cry, they sound really bad to me. Muffled, Edgy mids, less bass and treble than my pfe. But...i knew they needed some burn-in. I also guess i needed to "understand" them, it's a different philosophy than my previous phonak, i was so accustomed to the pfe that i had to release my mind listening habits to realy get in.
my 2 cents.