Product Comparison: Winix 5300-2 vs Winix 5500-2


General Specifications
About the Product
The WINIX 5300-2 Air Purifier replaces the wildly popular 5300 model; designed for any home environment and ready to capture Dust, Pollen, Pet Dander, Smoke, Mold Spores, Volatile Organic Compounds, and Household Odors. With a fabulous CADR rating from AHAM, this unit is best used for medium to large living spaces, kitchens, or bedrooms.
The WINIX 5500-2 Air Purifier replaces the wildly popular 5500 model; designed for any home environment and ready to capture Dust, Pollen, Pet Dander, Smoke, Mold Spores, Volatile Organic Compounds, and Household Odors. With a fabulous CADR rating from AHAM, this unit is best used for medium to large living spaces, kitchens, or bedrooms. The WINIX 5500-2 uses a 3-Stage Air Cleaning System, featuring an Odor Reducing Carbon Filter, 99.97% True HEPA Filter, and WINIX PlasmaWave® Technology.
Brand
Winix
Winix
Model
5300-2
5500-2
Origin
South Korea
South Korea
Key Specs
Space of Usage
360 Sq. Ft
360 Sq. Ft
Clean Air Delivery Rate
246
246
Air Quality Indicator
No
Yes
Power
70 watts
70 watts
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA
  • It's best to run on turbo when you're not home and use 1-3 fan setting as maintance when home.
  • Works great. Moves a lot of air and has many features/adjustments for your liking. Nice size to take up minimal space.
  • Worth every penny! We have two cats and we're breathing much better. Our apartment is about 900 square feet and seems to clear the air pretty well!
  • I am a cigar smoker and people that don't smoke absolutely hate the smell. It also gets into your clothes and makes the air quite stale so I purchased this to hopefully take care of it. It does the job really, really well in an area of about 600 square feet.
  • "Plasmawave" is just a fancy word for ionization and electric air purifying. This means that despite Winix's claims, ozone is produced in small amounts. The quantity of ozone produced is low enough to pass most testing standards
Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA
  • My house is 1100 square feet and this purifier alone removes nasty odors like cat and rabbit waste products. It even lights up when someone passes gas. I would buy another one!
  • It shoots its powerful jet of fresh HEPA air directly up, which turns the room into a sort of fresh convection loop. This thing quietly yanks out all sorts of dust, smoke, mold, hair, etc from the room minutes.
  • This unit is best for smaller rooms as it does not appear to be as powerful as our other unit. It works well, it is easy to clean, and it is slightly more noisy than the green air purifier, but not enough to be annoying unless you have it on the highest speed.
  • If you have allergies like me, smoke or just feel that your air quality is not at its best, I 100% recommend this product.
  • Even on the highest fan setting there's almost no air intake (Despite a ton of air coming out the back). You can blow stuff into it and use some paper to test the suction, it's just not there.
Size & Weight
Height
23.6 in.
23.6 in.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Gray
Black
Depth
8.2 in.
8.2 in.
Width
15 in.
15 in.
Weight
15.4 lbs.
15.4 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA
  • It doesn't take much floor space, it's pretty quiet unless the fan is at it's highest setting.
  • It's light weight so easy to move to other rooms and it covers about 400 sq ft.
  • Light-weight but solid build construction. It has a top handle that makes it easy to pick up. I really like the design.
  • Its thin profile and light weight make it easy to move to different areas of our home as needed.
  • It was easy to carry around, light weight, and has a hand handle on the top.
Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA
  • We were very pleased with its size and operation. It senses the air and turns on as needed. It actually turned on while my daughter was doing her nails - one of my least favorite smells.
  • Right size for the room it's cleaning. Very quiet and adjust automatically.
  • Unit is decently sized for the capacity it is rated for and has a nice dressed look about it.
  • Very quite, light weight and portable. I don't know if i will use the remote but the small size is both easy to store and/ or loss. Its thin profile makes it easy to place out of the way. Very happy with the purchase
  • Can't give something like this 5 stars because it's size and power are always limiting factors.
Features
Control
Control Panel
Control Panel, Remote Control
Filter Type
True HEPA filter / Carbon sheet filter
Pre-filter / Washable AOC Carbon Filter / True HEPA Filter
Filter Indicator Light(s)
Yes
Yes
Humidity Control System
No
No
Number of Fan Speed
4
4
Rotating
No
No
Ionizing
No
No
Noise level
27.8 dB
27.8 dB
Extras
Variable speed selector, Smart Sensors, 3 stage air purification system, WINIX PlasmaWave® Technology
VOC Smart Sensor, 3-Stage Air Cleaning System, WINIX PlasmaWave® Technology, Timer
What customers say about "Features"
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA
  • Very quite. Turns itself to night mode in the evening. Easy to maintain.Good mechanical filtration.
  • Free carbon filters included (plus the one you place in the air purifier).
  • Fan settings 1-3 are quiet enough to have in the bedroom at night.
  • I use this thing everyday. I like that it can detect the air quality. The plasmawave is a bonus addition to its features.
  • I love the programmable feature as well as the automatic light sensor that turns the unit off and on according to how light or dark the room. Easy clean, long lasting filters.
  • Bad chemical filtration. Very thin layer of carbon filter media. Started to smell after a few days and filter changes would only help for short period of time.
Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA
  • For the price and the feature list, this just can't be beat. The cost is low, the replacement filters don't cost an arm and a leg, it covers a large area, and you get a lot of features.
  • Now when you start comparing this unit to other brands, I don’t think that there are any contenders which match the quality and features at this price point.
  • It also features a sensor to judge the current air quality and it works great. If the dog walks in front of it or if one of us farts, it changes color and increases the fan speed until it deems the air quality restored.
  • There’s also an auto-off timer feature. This is definitely a MUST HAVE if you have kids, pets or just wants to breathe cleaner air! Amazing price too!! Only $140!!! It got great reviews on other websites online as well. I definitely did my research!
  • The remote control is nifty, but a bit unreliable. I've found I have to hit buttons several times before it "wakes up" and starts controlling the unit.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
ENERGY STAR, cUL Listed
ENERGY STAR, cUL Listed
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
199.99 $
249.99 $

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