Winix C535 VS 5300

The new VS the old, let us revisit a popular but somewhat irrelevant comparison in this period of time. On the left you have the white knight Winix C535 and on the right you have the first gen Winix 5300. Even though Winix C535 is a Costco tied air purifier, there is lots of similarities between the 2 air purifiers from the design, features and filtration setup. Straight to the point, Winix C535 will always be our pick but for some reason you still want to proceed with the specification comparison, continue scrolling down.

7.9
winix c535 air cleaner

Winix C535

See replacement model: Winix-5300-2
7.6
Winix PlasmaWave 5300

Winix PlasmaWave 5300

See replacement model: Winix-5300-2

Retail suggested cost*

+- 139.99
Check Amazon price
+- 199.99
N/A

Dimension W x H x D

15 x 23.6 x 7.8 in
(38.1 x 59.9 x 19.8 cm)
16.2 x 21.8 x 8.5 in
(41.1 x 55.4 x 21.6 cm)

Weight

17.6 lb (8 kg)15 lb (6.8 kg)

Purifying Coverage

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

Dust free (CADR)

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

Pollen free (CADR)

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

Smoke free (CADR)

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

Airflow speed

35.3 - 240.1 cfm (60 - 408 m3/h)53 - 226 cfm (90 - 384 m3/h)

Fanspeed

44

Filtration stage

4-stage4-stage

Annual filter cost ($)

+- 80+- 80

Pre-filter

Pre-filter
Permanent
Pre-filter
Permanent

HEPA filter

True HEPA filter
1 year
True HEPA filter
1 year

Carbon filter

Odor Absorbing Carbon Filter
3 months
Odor Absorbing Carbon Filter
3 months

Ionizer Technologies

PlasmaWave TechnologyPlasmaWave Technology

UV-light/ PCO

-
-

Other filter

-
-

All-in-one filter/ Cartridge

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

Optional Addon

-
-

Noise level

27.8 - 60+ dB26.6 - 60+ dB

Power consumption

65 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

2 years1 year

Features

  • 4-stage filtration with PlasmaWave Technology
  • Pre-filter
  • True-HEPA filter
  • Odor Absorbing Carbon Filter
  • 4 speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo)
  • Auto mode/ Sleep mode
  • Timer (1, 4, 8 hours)
  • VOC sensor/ Light sensor
  • 2 years warranty
  • 4-stage filtration
  • Odor control carbon + pre-filter
  • True HEPA filter
  • PlasmaWave™ Technology
  • 4 fan speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo)
  • Auto mode/ Sleep mode
  • Air quality VOC sensor

Ratings

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

On the Whole

Winix C535 comes in dimension of 15 x 23.6 x 7.8 in (38.1 x 59.9 x 19.8 cm) at 17.6 lb (8 kg) weight while Winix PlasmaWave 5300 has a 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. On to airflow distribution and performance, Winix C53535.3 - 240.1 cfm (60 - 408 m3/h) airflow efficiency has great 4 speed 360 sq. ft. (33 m2) purifying coverage while Winix PlasmaWave 5300 53 - 226 cfm (90 - 384 m3/h) airflow efficiency also has a decent 4 speed 350 sq. ft. (33 m2) purifying coverage.

Moving on to the filtration, filters and features, Winix C535 comes standard with 4-stage filtration with PlasmaWave Technology, Pre-filter, True-HEPA filter, Odor Absorbing Carbon Filter, 4 speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo), Auto mode/ Sleep mode, Timer (1, 4, 8 hours), VOC sensor/ Light sensor, 2 years warranty, while Winix PlasmaWave 5300 comes bundled with 4-stage filtration, Odor control carbon + pre-filter, True HEPA filter, PlasmaWave™ Technology, 4 fan speeds (Low, Medium, High, Turbo), Auto mode/ Sleep mode, Air quality VOC sensor,

Reasons to buy Winix C535

  • Newer design with lower MRSP.
  • Slightly better airflow performance and coverage.
  • 3 preset timer.

Reasons to buy Winix PlasmaWave 5300

  • Not Costco bound although availability is also limited as it is a discontinued model.

See replacement model: Winix-5300-2

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