Product Comparison: Mayflash F300 vs Mayflash F500


General Specifications
Brand
Mayflash
Mayflash
Model
F300
F500
Origin
China
China
About the Product
For its size, the Mayflash F300 definitely packs a punch – it’s compatible across 5 platforms (PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4) and provides both turbo and d-pad/analog stick switching. And while you do need to plug an Xbox One or PS4 controller into the stick before playing, the fact that the PCB comes with this multi-platform capability adds so much more value to the product.
Mayflash F500 is the big brother to F300. It’s bigger and heavier (it has a metal top and bottom plate), so it feels sturdier. Custom artwork is easy to add, and it has a plexi panel on top of the artwork to protect it. It has a headphone jack. There’s a compartment for the USB cable where you can hide it. Support for a vibrating wrist strap (has to be bought separately). Multi-platform support is wide: F500 supports PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Android, and as of now F500 supports Nintendo Switch too (after an update to the fightstick itself).
Key Specs
Number of Buttons
15
16
Axes
4
4
Weighted Base
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick Joystick
  • Buttons feel good and have not failed me after over a month of use
  • My buttons sometimes make squeak noises when I press them as they scrape against the plastic inside. I planned on replacing those first anyway so it doesn't bother me much.
  • This fighstick is excellent as it comes from the factory works quite well, since I bought it I've been playing Street Fighter 4 with charging players like Balrog and Guile and the stick is good, the buttons are good, even so I know that all this can improve with SANWA parts.
  • Being one of the cheaper, off-brand arcade sticks out there, I didn't expect much in terms of quality, but I've been pleasantly surprised with the way this stick feels. The case is durable, the stick feels sturdy, and the buttons are comfortable to press and use.
  • The stick and buttons that the F300 come with are nothing remarkable, the stick has a square gate and the buttons have a decent give to them. That said, after about a month I replaced them with Sanwa parts and been seeing an improvement.
Mayflash F500 Arcade FightStick
  • This is a amazing stick even the standard buttons and stick are great for a novice or causal plasyer.
  • Are you looking for a nice arcade stick with both XInput and DirectInput, that will give you no **** whatosever, is rock-solid, good from factory but easy to modify? Look no further.
  • A fantastic value for money purchase. I bought this stick after around 20 hours of Tekken 7 and a lifetime of fighting game experience. If you are looking for an "affordable" stick, I would recommend the F500 more than anything.
  • That's a really good joystick! Perfect to play games like street fighter, tekken and the king of fighters!
Size & Weight
Height
11 in.
5.7 in.
Width
22 in.
16.2 in.
Depth
13 in.
11.1 in.
Weight
4 lbs.
6.55 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick Joystick
  • Easily modifiable, good size for people with small hands, nice weight, responsive buttons and stick, usable on basically every platform
  • It has a nice weight to it in my opinion, although most of the weight comes from the metal bottom plate. The size is perfect for me because I am short and I have small hands(its about the same size as a Madcatz Street Fighter 4 SE Fightstick).
  • The thing that attracted me to this was firstly the price...compared to other sticks of this size its a steal.
  • The stick has a nice weight to it and also rubber feet on the bottom so it doesn't slide around if you put it on a table.
  • Came on time. I expected it to feel cheap and light, but it actually has some weight to it. It feels expensive and the metal blackpate with the rubber feet are a nice touch and isn't uncomfortable on one's lap.
Mayflash F500 Arcade FightStick
  • It's big enough to use on your lap too and a good weight. I thought build quality was excellent.
Features
Control
Stick
Stick
Handedness
Dual Hands
Dual Hands
Programmable Buttons
0
Ergonomic Design
No
No
Connectivity
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 2.0
Compatibility
XBOX ONE / XBOX ONE S, XBOX 360, Nintendo Switch, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4
Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, XBOX 360, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, XBOX ONE / XBOX ONE S
Extras
Compatible with Sanwa Denshi buttons and joystick that is perfect for customization, Supports the XINPUT and DINPUT when being used on PC, The lever and buttons are designed and placed on same layout as the arcade style, The Fighting Stick has considerable heft and rubber feet, both of which work to hold the controller firmly in place on hard, flat surfaces
Supports the headsets to output the background music and online chat on PS4 and Xbox One/Xbox One S, Supports the X input and D input when being used on PC, Supports the turbo functions with different speed settings, The D-Pad and X/Y Analog Axis mode can be exchanged, The beautiful and strong acrylic top panel for the easy customization
What customers say about "Features"
Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick Joystick
  • Connects great with Nivida Shield Android TV. Works with PS4 and Xbox One.
  • This fight stick is worth the price! Works great with all my systems. The annoying part is connecting a controller for consoles but I use it for a raspberry pi so it works great!
  • The buttons and stick might feel very lacking to someone who has used a high end fightstick, might be too small for people with big hands.
  • It is compatible with PS4, but it requires either directly connecting it to a PS4 controller (annoying for tournaments and in general) or switching to PS3 mode.
  • He's had it for a month and it still doesn't connect right away. If it does connect, if you move even the slightest, the controller disconnects. This can be very frustrating when playing ranked.
Mayflash F500 Arcade FightStick
  • The arcade stick itself gets 5 stars. When the PS4 usb dongle is plugged in the stick sometimes shuts itself off. When daisy-chained with a controller it never has.
  • Very good build quality you can use it in any console and its customizable
  • Superb I'm using on pc and have easily upgraded all buttons and joystick to Sanwa. Simple to mod no soldering as the boards compatible with JST-XH female to female cable so just plug into the new Sanwa Joystick JLF-TP-8YT and the board works perfect and use 30 mm buttons except for start 24mm.
  • It comes by default with a square gate installed (octagon gate included in the order) and a customizable plate on top. Easy to switch out components, too. For a starter stick, this is definitely the one I would recommend.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE


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