Product Comparison: Panasonic EP-MA73 Real Pro Ultra vs Inada DreamWave

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General Specifications
DreamWave (HCP-11001A)
About the Product
Conceived, engineered, and built to bring the most lifelike luxury massage experience to the comfort of your home, the MA73 is the next evolution of Panasonic’s RealPro Ultra 3D mechanism – the most advanced massage technology in the world.
All of our industry leadership and innovation has been leading to this. Introducing the DreamWave®, culminating years of research, testing, and uncompromising attention to detail and design.
Size & Weight
45.3 in.
48 in.
35.4 in.
37 in.
31.1 in.
55 in.
184 pounds
265 pounds
LCD Display
Control Type
LCD remote control
LCD remote control
What customers say about "Control"
Panasonic EP-MA73 Real Pro Ultra Massage Chair
  • It's not a pretty piece of furniture, but the chair is well built, the controls are easy to use, and there is a good selection of pre-programmed massage sequences
  • I'm just getting used to all the different settings you can do but I love the shiatsu, the lower back, neck/shoulder options, and the manual back options (not crazy for Swedish and stretch).
  • It has voice command options as well as audio connections but we haven't explored that. It came with a nice set of Panasonic Technic headphones, so I have high hopes of the audio.
Inada DreamWave Massage Chair
  • The one thing I would change is to include a "reset button" that is easily noticed and can be selected to return the chair to its original setting for exiting the chair.
Electro power
Electro power
Types of Massage
Kneading, Shiatsu, Swedish, Rolling
Massage Zone
Shoulders, Side seat, Arm and hand, Low back, Neck, Hip, Calves, Feet, Back, Waist
Low back, Back, Side seat, Hip, Thigh, Calf, Feet
What customers say about "Massage"
Panasonic EP-MA73 Real Pro Ultra Massage Chair
  • The massage is strong from soles of feet to back of neck.
  • The lower back massage and the neck/shoulder massage are also wonderful.
  • The chair uses both air inflation (squeeze) and mechanical (rolling or tapping) There are 5 different settings from 'shiatsu' to 'swedish' to 'rolling'.
  • The relief provided by massage doesn't last more than a day or two, but then, the chair is in the house and I can let it massage my hands again.
  • The arm/hands are better than the MA70, as are the heated tips, and stretch feature. I tried both chairs many times before selecting the MA73. Both are excellent choices (if no EPP the MA70 can save you thousands if you catch the right sale).
Inada DreamWave Massage Chair
  • DreamWave chair = awesome. Very relaxing. I fall asleep EVERY time no matter how stressed I am. My husband is a big fan too, and it helps his bad back feel better.
  • We purchased the Yume 3 years ago, we use it often and it gives a wonderful massage and has been holding up beautifully.
  • As a runner, I always have tight calf muscles. The calf massage on this chair cannot be beat. Not only that, but the rocking motion and back massage are just so relaxing after a long day.
Number of Massage Rollers
Number of Airbags
Pre-prorgammed Modes
Removable Side Panels
No min.
No min.
Full Body Comfort, Full Body Renewal, Unique 3D Massage System, Junetsu Kneading Techniques, Dual Zone Heated Massage
Shiatsu Point Locator, Full Upper Body Massage, Infrared Back and Seat Heat, Hip and Thigh Massage, Calf, Foot and Sole Massage, DreamWave® Technology, Over 1,200 Square Inches of Coverage, Deep Relaxation Setting
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic EP-MA73 Real Pro Ultra Massage Chair
  • But this chair is amazing. Simply spectacular. One of the problems I experienced in other chairs was how narrow they seemed at the shoulders or at the hip. This is great - I'm not a tiny person and this chair is amazing.
  • The stretching options are wonderful. The arm and hand pressure are great. With a variety of strength levels to choose from,.. This is wonderful.
  • Some additional tips If the foot peg is too painful put a hand towel over and around it to buffer it a bit. When massage ends and you want more hold the recliner option down to prevent it from going back to upright position, wait a minute and start over.
  • This chair digs deeper than most if not the most, has an amazing warranty, and looks great too.
  • There is a metal bar that runs the width of the chair, (Up front under your knees). It has no padding except for the upholstery.
Inada DreamWave Massage Chair
  • The Surge Protector is important to me in order to protect the considerable investment I have in my Inada Wave Massage Chair.
  • The fact that its manufactured in Japan was a plus for us. The calf massage is amazing but some people might find it to strong.
  • The cover is thick and appears durable and fits the chair perfectly. It is easy to take off and put on. Happy we chose this cover.
  • Shameful. A product this expensive almost breaks when assembling and is extremely difficult to get right and risks breaking the cheap plastic during assembly.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Other Information
9249.99 $

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