Winix 6300 VS 5500-2

A dated comparison that only exist because of our reader request, we are comparing the old Winix 6300 VS the current top favorite Winix 5500-2. A slight unfair comparison given Winix 6300 is discontinued for quite a while VS 5500-2 the new kid on the block, there are still a few surprise elements that might raise a few eyebrows. Continue reading to find out more.

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Winix 6300 PlasmaWave

Winix 6300

See replacement model: Winix-5500-2

Retail suggested cost*

+- 199.99
N/A
+- 249.99
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Dimension W x H x D

16.2 x 21.8 x 8.5 in
(41.1 x 55.4 x 21.6 cm)
15 x 23.6 x 8.2 in
(38.1 x 59.9 x 20.8 cm)

Weight

15 lb (6.8 kg)15.4 lb (7 kg)

Purifying Coverage

350 sq. ft. (33 m2)360 sq. ft. (33 m2)

Dust free (CADR)

216 cfm (367 m3/h)243 cfm (413 m3/h)

Pollen free (CADR)

251 cfm (426 m3/h)246 cfm (418 m3/h)

Smoke free (CADR)

235 cfm (399 m3/h)232 cfm (394 m3/h)

Airflow speed

52 - 222 cfm (88 - 377 m3/h)53 - 226 cfm (90 - 384 m3/h)

Fanspeed

44

Filtration stage

5-stage4-stage

Annual filter cost ($)

+- 80+- 80

Pre-filter

Odor control carbon pre-filter
3 months
Pre-filter
Permanent

HEPA filter

True HEPA filter
1 year
True HEPA filter
1 year

Carbon filter

-
AOC Advanced Granular Carbon Filter
1 year

Ionizer Technologies

PlasmaWave TechnologyPlasmaWave Technology

UV-light/ PCO

-
-

Other filter

Sanitized anti-microbial treatment
-

All-in-one filter/ Cartridge

Filter A 115115
1 year
+- 79.99
Filter H 116130
1 year
+- 79.99

Optional Addon

-
-

Noise level

26.6 - 60+ dB26.6 - 60+ dB

Power consumption

5 - 90 W5 - 90 W

Timer/ Scheduler

1, 4, 8 hours

Sensors

VOC sensors (Air quality)VOC sensors (Air quality)

Color options

Auto mode

Air quality indicator

Filter change indicator

Wi-Fi enabled

ENERGY Star certified

Remote control

Child lock

Warranty

1 year2 years

Features

  • 4-stage filtration (5-stage with Sanitized anti-microbial treatment)
  • Odor control carbon pre-filter
  • Sanitized® anti-microbial treatment
  • True HEPA filter
  • PlasmaWave™ Technology
  • 4 fan speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo)
  • Auto mode and Sleep mode
  • Air quality VOC sensor
  • Remote control
  • 4-stage filtration with PlasmaWave™ Technology
  • Permanent pre-filter
  • AOC Advanced Granular Carbon Filter
  • True-HEPA filter - 99.97% efficiency up to 0.3 microns
  • 4 fan speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo)
  • Auto mode/ Sleep mode
  • Timer (1, 4, 8 hours)
  • Air quality indicator - Blue (good), Yellow (fair), Red (poor)
  • VOC sensor/ Light sensor
  • Remote control
  • 2 years warranty

Ratings

Build quality
6
Features
6
Coverage
6
Airflow delivery
6
Particle Filtration
8
Smoke Filtration
4
Price
8
Upkeeping
7
Build quality
7
Features
7
Coverage
6
Airflow delivery
6
Particle Filtration
8
Smoke Filtration
8
Price
7
Upkeeping
7

On the Whole

Winix 6300 comes in dimension of 16.2 x 21.8 x 8.5 in (41.1 x 55.4 x 21.6 cm) at 15 lb (6.8 kg) weight while Winix 5500-2 has a dimension of 15 x 23.6 x 8.2 in (38.1 x 59.9 x 20.8 cm) at 15.4 lb (7 kg) weight. On to airflow distribution and performance, Winix 630052 - 222 cfm (88 - 377 m3/h) airflow efficiency has great 4 speed 350 sq. ft. (33 m2) purifying coverage while Winix 5500-2 53 - 226 cfm (90 - 384 m3/h) airflow efficiency also has a decent 4 speed 360 sq. ft. (33 m2) purifying coverage.

Moving on to the filtration, filters and features, Winix 6300 comes standard with 4-stage filtration (5-stage with Sanitized anti-microbial treatment), Odor control carbon pre-filter, Sanitized® anti-microbial treatment, True HEPA filter, PlasmaWave™ Technology, 4 fan speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo) Auto mode and Sleep mode, Air quality VOC sensor, Remote control, while Winix 5500-2 comes bundled with 4-stage filtration with PlasmaWave™ Technology, Permanent pre-filter, AOC Advanced Granular Carbon Filter, True-HEPA filter - 99.97% efficiency up to 0.3 microns, 4 fan speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo), Auto mode/ Sleep mode, Timer (1, 4, 8 hours), Air quality indicator - Blue (good), Yellow (fair), Red (poor), VOC sensor/ Light sensor, Remote control, 2 years warranty,

Reasons to buy Winix 6300

  • Cheaper although discontinued.
  • Added Sanitized anti-microbial treatment on filter.
  • Slightly better pollen CADR.

See replacement model: Winix-5500-2

Reasons to buy Winix 5500-2

  • Newer design with black housing.
  • Better dust CADR output.
  • Standalone AOC Advanced Granular Carbon Filter.
  • 3 preset 1, 4, 8 hours timer
  • Additional warranty (market varies).

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