The Membrane Solutions MSA3 is a relatively new air purifier on the market, while the Winix 5500-2 is a well-known, top-notch air purifier. In this article, you will find out whether the Membrane Solutions beat the unbeaten Winix 5500-2 air purifier. But, before diving into the article more deeply, let’s compare their basic specifications.
Winix 5500-2 is a large air purifier that covers rooms up to 360 sq. ft., while the Membrane Solutions MSA3 covers rooms up to 210 sq. ft. The Winix uses a four-stage filtration technology, and it has an ionizer, which is the fourth stage. Luckily the Winix 5500-2 is CARB certified, which means it doesn’t produce an unallowed amount of ozone. The Membrane Solutions, on the other hand, uses a three-stage filtration technology. It doesn’t have an ionizer and is 100% safe to use.
When speaking of build quality, I must say that they both are of very good quality, and their construction is okay. The only complaint I have is the plastic on Membrane Solutions, which gets stains quickly.
What else I want to say is that Winix has much more advanced features, from which I like the air quality sensor and auto mode the most. Membrane Solutions doesn’t have that many features but has just enough for everyday usage.
Keep reading and find out which one performed better in performance tests, which use less power, which is quieter, and which is a better buying option.
MSA3 Vs Winix 5500-2 Specifications
|Dimensions||7.7 x 13.1 x 21.5 inches (19.5 x 33.4 x 54.5 cm)||15 x 8.2 x 23.6 inches|
|Room Coverage (4.8 ACH)||210 sq. ft.||360 sq. ft.|
|Filtration Technology||Pre-filter, True HEPA Filter, and Carbon Filter||Washable Pre-filter, Washable AOC Carbon Filter, and True HEPA Filter|
|Filter Replacement Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Filter Longevity||3-6 months||up to 12 months|
|Operating Costs Ratings|
|Fan Speeds||3 – Speed 1, Speed 2, and Speed 3||5 – Sleep Mode, Speed 1, Speed 2, Speed 3, and Turbo Mode|
|Air Quality Sensor||No||Yes|
|Air Quality Indicator||No||Yes|
|Noise Levels||43.1 – 54.3 dBA||40.6 – 66.4 dBA|
|In-Depth Review||Membrane Solutions MSA3||Winix 5500-2|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Which One Does It Better?
After analyzing these two air purifiers’ aspects, I have concluded that the Winix 5500-2 is a much better buying option.
First of all, it uses much more quality filters, has many more features, is more affordable for maintenance annually, and did much better in performance tests. I believe these are enough reasons to choose the Winix 5500-2 as a better buying option.
If you have any questions about these two air purifiers, please leave a comment in the comment box below.