Winix 5300-2 Specification
15 x 23.6 x 8.2 in
(38.1 x 59.9 x 20.8 cm)
|Weight||15.4 lb (7 kg)|
|Coverage (up to)||360 sq. ft. (33 m2)|
|Airflow speed||35.3 - 240.1 cfm (60 - 408 m3/h)|
|Dust free (CADR)||243 cfm (413 m3/h)|
|Pollen free (CADR)||246 cfm (418 m3/h)|
|Smoke free (CADR)||232 cfm (394 m3/h)|
- Replacement cost ($)
- Replacement cost ($)
True HEPA filter
- Replacement cost ($)
Odor Absorbing Carbon Filter
|Ionizer/ Technologies||PlasmaWave Technology|
- Replacement cost ($)
Filter A 115115
|Noise level||27.8 - 60+ dB|
|Timer/ Scheduler||1, 4, 8 hours|
|Sensors||VOC sensors (Air quality)|
|Air qualityAQ indicator|
|Filter change indicator|
|More color options|
|Email/ Phone support|
- 4-stage filtration with PlasmaWave Technology
- Washable Pre-filter
- True-HEPA filter
- Odor control carbon sheet
- 4 fan speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo)
- Auto mode/ Sleep mode
- Air quality indicator - Blue (good), Yellow (fair), Red (poor)
- Timer (1, 4, 8 hours)
- Air quality odor sensor/ Light sensor
- 2 years warranty
Winix 5300-2 review
- For less than 150 (or maybe lower), it has excellent spec that matches air purifier 2-3 times of its price.
- Decent CADR and airflow output to support its 4-stage PlasmaWave filtration.
- Washable pre-filter that will trap large particles and reduce obstruction on the True HEPA filter.
- Outstanding True-HEPA filter that has no problem trapping microscopic allergens.
- Auto mode works great alongside the four speed while Sleep mode is very useful in bedroom.
- Built-in timer with 3 pre-set setting (1, 4, 8 hours).
- Extended 2 years warranty (Winix 5300 only comes with 1).
- The odor absorbing carbon filter is less effective than AOC carbon filter found in 5500-2. You'll also get remote control as standard with a little bit of top up.
- Hassle and requires quarterly filter change on the deodorization carbon filters.
- Auto mode does not react quickly to nearby irritants particularly smoke. Not a big deal as the air purifier sensor will catch on sooner or later.
Visually improved at every aspect, Winix 5300-2 exterior is a big leap from its previous model. There is updated vertical strips elements, controls, and black housing. Retaining similar size and weight as 5300 (15 x 23.6 x 8.2 in/ 15.4 lb), build quality is again sturdy with no loosed parts. There are no premium materials used in this air purifier. Everything you see and touch is plasticky as expected from the price point. No surprise on the air ventilation location. You have the air inlet tucked behind the front cover and air outlet is push to the top. Like every other Winix air purifiers, there is standard handle slot to grip on.
What’s in the control panel space is five round buttons (On/ Off, Mode, PlasmaWave, Fan Speed and Timer). Right at the center, there is an air quality indicator bar, light/ odor sensor, and a small filter reset button. Operating Winix 5300-2 air purifier could not be any easier, so let’s cover the main function first. On/ Off button is what it is, Mode button will switch between Auto mode and Sleep mode. The dedicated PlasmaWave button activates/ deactivates the Hydroxyls purifying function. Fan speed button cycle between the four speeds; timer button will cycle between 1, 4, 8 hours, and off setting. There is also a small reset button that you would only use it on a yearly basis. Air quality indicator light that will be in blue color when the surrounding air quality is good. When air quality is fair, the bar will change to yellow and dropping to red when air quality is poor. Light sensor adjusts the LED indicator light brightness based on the ambient light. Odor sensor enables Auto mode according to the level of airborne particles in a room. Like 5500-2, the controls are nicely labeled and angled for better standpoint visibility. We do miss the classic clicky button type more than touch button here.
To recap what’s in the box, 5300-2 is powered by the familiar 4-stage filtration with PlasmaWave. There is also 4 fan speeds with auto/ sleep mode, odor sensor, and light sensor. The greatly miss timer (1, 4, 8 hours), AQ indicator, replacement filter indicator. Finally, AHAM, CARB ozone-free certified, ENERGY STAR rated, and improved 2 years warranty. Remote control is sadly not included.
Airflow, speed, and CADR
What’s inside countWinix 5300-2 filter kept the same setup with the dependable 4-stage filtration. The first layer of defense is the odor absorbing carbon filter that focuses on large particles and household odors/ gases. Next is True HEPA filter that removes tiny allergens down to 0.3 micron size with a filtration rate of 99.97%. Lastly, PlasmaWave would create Hydroxyls to break apart lingering airborne pollutants. Overall, the filter size is spot on and we are happy with True HEPA filtration quality. The carbon filter though is a little bit of mixed bag. Somehow against stronger irritants, the deodorization part falls a little bit back.
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Winix 5300-2 VS the challengers
Winix 5500-2For this, you only need to top up around 50-70 dollars more. Enjoy an add-on remote and AOC Carbon Filter that only requires yearly change. Otherwise, it is essentially the same air purifier with identical design and specification.
Winix NK100Another PlasmaWave lineup, NK100 has all the Winix air cleaner attributes. Plus an improved CD carbon filter and 360-degree airflow circulation. The thinner profile comes at a cost, and that includes the weaker CADR and airflow.
Holmes HAP8650B-USimilar airflow efficiency with a slightly more affordable price tag. The big setback for Holmes HAP8650B-U air cleaner is the very basic spec that adds no value to the usability. Exterior design is unattractive either.
Coway AP-1512HH MightyCoway Mighty pops is an air purifier that pops into everyone mind that doesn't cost much to maintain. The model to go for if you need something that is powerful in airflow and supports large room. Mind you the price bracket is another level, but it's totally worth it.
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Final thoughts on Winix 5300-2Like 5500 2, Winix 5300-2 has received plenty of raving reviews on the overall value. Out of the 700+ reviews (YES 700+ in total), 86% of the reviewer has voted 4-5 stars. Most complimented on the air purifier effectiveness against dust and pet dander. Many users also feel happy that the air purifier manages to relief them from all kinds of allergies. There are also few users like how cheap Winix PlasmaWave 5300-2 air purifier is priced. Even to the extent that this is the best thing since sliced bread! On the flip side, 10% of the reviewers complained about the following issue: odor sensor durability, air purifier reliability, and longevity (break down easily). Those people that doubt 5300-2 actually does anything other than beaming light! Bring to a conclusion, 86% of the 700+ positive reviews can't be wrong. If you are happy with the previous 5300 model, this replacement model will also suit you well.
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