Need a Bluetooth music player while at the same time an air purifier in your room? Why not have both? Introducing Winix latest PlasmaWave Bluetooth music air purifier: Winix QS. Identical design to NK105/ NK100, Winix QS has all the basic requirement of a HEPA air purifier for optimal filtration while delivering powerful signature sound of JBL. By comparison with closest range model's airflow delivery rate, coverage, noise level and power consumption, does Winix QS added music player option adds convenience or burden to the air purifier? Will the pricing be affected by the added premium feature? Hit on the link below to find out more about Winix QS.
Built-in two JBL 8 watts speakers with dual passive radiators
4-stage 360 degree airflow circulation with PlasmaWave Technology
Fine mesh pre-filter (P.M 2.5 ultra fine dust)
True-HEPA filter (down to 0.3 microns)
Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Filter
4 fan speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo) with Auto mode/ Sleep mode
VOC Smart sensor with air quality indicator (Red = poor, Yellow = fair, Blue = good)
2 years warranty
12.2 x 29.5 x 12.2 in
(31 x 74.9 x 31 cm)
18 lb (8.2 kg)
Pin up design awards and Reddot award winner 2016, Winix QS Bluetooth overall exterior design is comprises of magnificent durability and reliability that owner of Winix air purifier would expect no less. The all round tower body is fairly similar to Winix NK105/ NK100 with the added front speaker bar. Top fitting controls that are neatly placed for hypersensitive and responsive adjustment. With 2 years warranty intacted, Winix QS Bluetooth would have no difficulty with it in long run.
Airflow capability and purifying coverage
Like Winix tower air purifier NK100, Winix QS Bluetooth wide applicable radius is most ideal for house with standard to medium room space. In most cases, Winix QS Bluetooth fit right in living hall, office or bedroom. On top of this, Winix QS Bluetooth high capability air flow distribution would manage contaminants quickly without any difficulty. The stable CADR would take in and stop near proximity air-borne pollutants, substances and viruses from circulating around the home.
Noise level and power consumption
Winix QS Bluetooth noise level is considerably subdue because of the beautifully covered structure. Nearly no noise at low fan speed, soft noise at medium fan speed and distinct noise at high/ turbo speed. Put next with identical category home appliances, the noise level is considerably low that you would not sense Winix QS Bluetooth existence.When it comes to electricity usage, Winix QS Bluetooth is a good day by day air purifier that you will not see the massive difference in electricity bills even when the air purifier runs in max acceleration. As an Energy Star Rated unit, hardly any power usage at minimum speed while electricity consumption is still acceptable at Turbo speed.
Final thoughts on Winix QS Bluetooth
On the whole, Winix QS Bluetooth retains its reputation as a superb, trustworthy air purifier. Sharing the same pros/ cons as Winix NK100, the added Bluetooth feature ensure the downsides have no impact on the air purifier efficiency. Combining the 2 options above, we strongly recommend Winix QS Bluetooth to all that interested in air purifier with music playback functionality.
Winix QS is covered against
Hair/ Pet hair
Acclaimed Winix QS 4-stage filtration is tremendously efficient when fight against typical and micron size particles, irritants, allergens, bacteria and viruses. Rely upon substantial 48-224.6 cfm airflow distribution and wide 320 sq. ft. purifying coverage, Winix QS included Pre-filter True HEPA filter filtration is outstanding in wiping out dust, hair, pollen, mold, mildew, fungi and spores.
On dealing odors, fumes and smokes, Winix QS Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Filter is also outstanding against chemicals, diaper odors, cooking odors, cigarette odors, VOCs, tobacco smokes, radon and ammonia.
The only music player/ air purifier in the market that can deliver crisp, robust sound via its JBL Bluetooth speaker.
Round tower housing with 360 degree air flow distribution to captures airborne particles from every angle.
Comprehensive coverage with strong selectable 4 speed and Auto mode/ Sleep mode.
Complete filtration with fine mesh pre-filter, True HEPA, Carbon filter and PlasmaWave Technology.
AQ indicator, filter replacement indicator and child lock all comes standard.
All-in-one filter that only requires yearly cartridge change.
2 years warranty (although some competitors offer up to 5).
Slightly expensive to change the filter as you would need to replace the all-in-one filter at one go.
In sleep mode, the indicator light does not dim down enough to our liking.
Surprisingly pre-set timer (auto-shut down) is left out on the air purifier.
PlasmaWave is Winix exclusive, patented technology that emit positive and negative ions in order to form hydroxyls. The ions and natural water vapor combination Hydroxyls (OH) will breaks apart chemical, odors, allergens and other airborne pollutants at the molecular level. PlasmaWave is available in all Winix air purifiers and it does not produce any harmful ozone as certified by California Air Resources Board (CARB).
PlasmaWave produces hydroxyls, what is hydroxyls and is it dangerous?
Hydroxyl radical is a safe, naturally-occurring, reactive molecule formed by single oxygen and hydrogen bonding (OH). Winix PlasmaWave would replicate this natural process by producing hydroxyls to eliminate noxious gases including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), deodorize odors and destroy microorganisms like bacteria, mold, mildew. An optional feature where user have the option to activate or deactivate PlasmaWave in Winix QS air purifier.
Can I turn off the PlasmaWave feature in Winix QS air purifier?
Yes Winix QS's PlasmaWave feature can be disabled via the control panel.
What does the Winix QS limited warranty cover?
Winix QS limited warranty will cover air purifier from manufacturer defect (materials and workmanship) at Winix own discretion. The defective product must be within the warranty period and free from any tampering, accidental damage and mishandling. Proof of purchase date must be presented before any repair or exchange commence. Warranty will be null and void if Winix QS air purifier is used for non-home or consumer purposes. If you air purifier fulfilled all the stipulated conditions, you may call 1-877-MY-WINIX (1-877-699-4649) for repair validation and arrangement.
Where is Winix QS air purifier made from?
Winix QS air purifier is made and manufactured in South Korea.
What is the function of Air Quality Sensor with Auto-Mode?
Air quality sensor or particle sensor detects the level of harmful particles in its surrounding. Using the information collected from the AQ sensor, Auto-Mode would automatically adjust the ideal speed accordingly. That way you get the best of both worlds in performance and energy-efficiency. All Winix air purifiers come with air quality sensor and Auto mode.
Is Winix QS air purifier wall mountable?
No Winix QS is not wall mountable.
Does Winix QS comes with all the filters for this price or do we need to buy the filters separately?
By default, Winix QS comes bundled with all the filters required for the air purifier to work.
How do you clean the pre-filter?
Winix permanent pre-filter or specific carbon pre-filter can be wash through vacuuming or rinsing. Simply remove the front pre-filter from the air purifier and rinse it with water to clear out all dust particles. The pre-filter must be completely dry (air-dry or hair dryer) before installing back into the air purifier.
Should I vacuum Winix QS's carbon filter or HEPA filter periodically to boost the filters lifespan and usability?
Other than the AOC filter that requires cleaning once every 3 months, there is no need to vacuum the carbon filter or true HEPA filter before replacing them as the filters would be protected by the pre-filter from having contact with larger particles like dust. Furthermore, improper conduct on the carbon or HEPA filter could have a reverse effect that damage the filters usability and re-release the trapped particles like allergens, germs and bacteria out. You would, however need to clean the permanent pre-filter periodically or every 14 days depending on how much dust is accumulated by the filter.
Is Winix QS's True HEPA filter washable?
You should never wash or even vacuum Winix QS's HEPA filter unless it is clearly stated in the instructional manual. HEPA is a type of mechanical filter made completely from thin fibers. The water flow from washing or rinsing would cause irreversible damage to the HEPA filter by pushing the gap between the fibers. With opened gaps between each fibers, the HEPA filter lose its efficiency allowing fine particles like allergens pass through the filter easily.
Where do I find Winix QS replacement filter?
You can find the replacement filter for Winix QS from their official website or at Amazon. Always refer to the instructional manual on the correct filter replacement code or through our product specification section.
Can you use an extension cord to power Winix QS?
Yes you can use it on Winix QS air purifier as long as the extension cord is not damaged or overloaded from too many connected appliances that end up consuming more watts than the cord can take in.
When Auto mode is selected, sleep mode is enabled by default?
When Winix QS is in Auto mode, sleep mode will also automatically engage when the lights go out. You will have to manually select any of the speed to disable both auto mode and sleep mode.