Winix 9500 Review

The "Ultimate" air cleaner by Winix, Winix Ultimate Pet WAC9500 is a moderate spec air purifier designed specific to pet owners that are allergic to their pets. Whether is it canine or cats, Winix WAC9500 is excellent at filtering allergens such dust mites, bacteria, pet dander and even bad odor. With the pairing of 5-stage cleaning technologies, Winix WAC9500 can deliver clean, good quality air irregardless if you owned any pets. Intrigue? Let’s jump straight to the next section.
± 329.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 90 p
 Online price*
** MRSP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)/ RSP (Retail selling price) is provided by cleanairprice.com. Accurate at the time of posting.
^ Annual filter cost is calculated based on filter price and 12 hours of usage. Pricing could vary depending on air quality, usage frequency, and speed.

Winix 9500 Specification

ProductWinix 9500
16.5 x 21.9 x 8.9 in
(41.9 x 55.6 x 22.6 cm)
Weight18.8 lb (8.5 kg)
Coverage (up to)284 sq. ft. (26 m2)
Airflow speed49 - 184 cfm (83 - 313 m3/h)
Dust free (CADR)182 cfm (309 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)194 cfm (330 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)183 cfm (311 m3/h)
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True-HEPA filter
1 year
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
AOC Advanced Granular Carbon Filter
1 year
Ionizer/ TechnologiesPlasmaWave Technology
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
CleanCel Anti-Bacterial Treatment
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Filter D 114090
1 year
+- 89.99
Optional/ Addon
Noise level26.6 - 60+ dB
Power usage level5 - 70+ W
Timer/ Scheduler1, 4, 8 hours
SensorsParticle sensors (Dust, Odor, Light)
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty1 year
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • 5-stage purifying filtration
  • Washable Pre-Filter
  • True-HEPA Filter
  • CleanCel Anti-Bacterial Treatment
  • Washable Advanced Granular Carbon Filter
  • PlasmaWave™ Technology
  • 4 fanspeed with auto and sleep mode
  • Particle sensors with Dust, Odor, Light
  • Filter replacement indicator
  • Built-in timer (1, 4 or 8 hours)
  • Remote control


  • Advanced 5-Stage PlasmaWave filtration with separate pre-filter and carbon filter.
  • A more efficient True-HEPA filter on small particles thanks to the pre-capture by the pre-filter.
  • Upgraded advanced Granular Carbon Filter that is more effective than regular Activated Carbon Filter found in lower series.
  • Both Anti-Bacterial Pre-Filter and Carbon Filter are washable.
  • 4 selectable fanspeed plus Auto mode that works well with the sensors.
  • Comes with the handy remote control.
  • Built-in timer with pre-set 1, 4, 8 hours off option.
  • Smart particle sensor that consist of dust, odor and even light detection.
  • Detail front digital display with separate indicator on dust air quality and odor level.


  • Only "1 year" warranty compared with other Winix Signature series air purifiers that offered up to 5 years.
  • Limited replacement filters as it is discontinued despite sharing the same filters as Winix 9500.
  • Improved but still far from the category best in CADR and purifying coverage given its price tag.
  • CleanCel Anti-Bacterial Treatment is not as useful as other filtration.

The starters

Winix 9500 dimension
16.5 x 21.9 x 8.9 in
(41.9 x 55.6 x 22.6 cm)
Winix 9500 weight
18.8 lb (8.5 kg)

Bigger and heavier than Winix 9300 at 16.5 x 21.9 x 8.9 in/ 18.8 lb, Winix 9500 is still the same old box-like air purifier design that is slightly outdated compare to the latest model. Whats good though its the detail front digital display that is thoughtfully added with clear indicator. Build quality is superb as excepted from this series of air purifier. Standard specification includes 5-stage filtration, the mentioned front digital display, trio Particle sensors (Dust, Odor, Light), 4 fanspeed with Auto mode and Sleep mode, filter replacement indicator, remote control, Ozone-safe certified by CARB, AHAM verified and ENERGY STAR rated.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

Winix 9500 coverage
Purifying coverage
284 sq. ft. (26 m2)
Winix 9500 fanspeed
With a bump up 284 sq. ft. purifying applicable area and 49 - 184 cfm airflow from Winix 9300, Winix 9500 offers greater but far from the best when it comes to air purification. Ideal for small to medium-sized bedroom or small living room if you maximize the fanspeed. Up to 4 selectable fanspeed starting from Low, Medium, High and Turbo. Addon from that is Auto mode where the fanspeed would be automatically adjusted based on the surrounding air quality and for night time, there is Sleep mode where the fanspeed would be set to low with dimmed indicator light. Both auto and sleep mode is powered by the particle sensors which comes with dust, light and odor sensor.
Winix 9500 dust CADR
182 cfm (309 m3/h)
Winix 9500 pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
194 cfm (330 m3/h)
Winix 9500 smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
183 cfm (311 m3/h)
Similar with the purifying coverage, the improved CADR in Winix 9500 delivers good but not the best airflow delivery rate. Dust CADR stands at 182 cfm, Pollen CADR stands at 194 cfm and Smoke CADR stands at 183 cfm. Check out the specification table above or visit AHAM website for more comparison.

What’s inside count

Undeniably Winix 9500 5-stage filtration is what the user would be looking for. Unlike the lower end series in Winix models, there is a standalone pre-filter that would capture first stage of large particles such as dust, fur and hair. Protected by the CleanCel Anti-Bacterial Treatment that stops any micro-organism from growing on the pre-filter. With larger particles cleared, the True-HEPA filter would be more effective in capturing down to 0.3 micron size particles with the rate of 99.97%. Odors and smoke from cigarette would be dealt with by the AOC Carbon Filter. Finally Winix PlasmaWave technology would help transform any airborne pollutants into safe molecule without emitting any harmful ozone in the process.

Keep it down

Winix 9500 noise level
Noise level
26.6 - 60+ dB
Winix 9500 power consumption
Power consumption
5 - 70+ W
Nothing spectacular on Winix 9500 5 - 70+ W power consumption and 26.6 - 60+ dB noise level as it is very identical to other Winix model at similar fanspeed. At low to medium fanspeed, there is a minimal fan sound that is bearable while at high/ turbo speed, a clear but not over-loud fan noise can be heard that might be everyone cup of tea. Energy consumption is decent at low to high fanspeed as Winix 9500 is ENERGY Star rated.

At what cost

Winix 9500 MRSP/ RSP
+- 329.99
Winix 9500 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 90
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
Winix 9500 might be on the end of its life-cycle, there is still plenty of great deal available online for you to browse through. The bundled filter replacement is cost effective although you have to replace every filter in one go. Filter lifespan for HEPA and carbon is standard at 1 year or until the filter is fully exhausted. To find out more great promotion deals on Winix 9500 as mentioned earlier, visit Amazon website via our affiliate link below.

Winix 9500 VS the challengers

Winix U300

Marginally better in purifying coverage, airflow distribution and CADR, the downside is the premium price tag and you have to do without a built-in timer.

Winix P300

Similar to above with superior airflow rate and coverage at a much lower price tag. You will have to do with a 3-stage filtration and without timer.

Austin Air Pet Machine

Stronger and better airflow distribution thus the extensive purifying coverage. Expensive and have to do without the air quality and odor indicator.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
Particle Filtration
Smoke Filtration
Winix 9500 Ultimate Pet

Max Fernandez

A loving father and a dedicated reviewer for airfuji.com with more than 1000 air purifiers under his belt. Max Fernandez is also one of the million patients currently suffering from asthma. Feel free to nudge him if you have any questions.

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