Hi, I live in Australia and have recently purchased a new Airsense 10 machine from USA. ( Price difference is huge considering they are made in Aus!!) I had previously been renting exactly the same machine on a trial basis, and was so impressed with the results obtained I decided to purchase my own.
I have noticed with the new machine it is a little noisier than the rented machine. I can hear a slight motor noise that goes up and down with my breathing, which is a little annoying. It now sits on the floor instead of my bedside table. Also the display light is one color as opposed to two on the rented machine ( that doesn't worry me, it's just that it's supposed to be the same machine). Does anyone know if there should be a difference in the machines. ie made in a different factory, using different parts, different production run? Have I got a faulty machine?
Thanks for your forum. I have learnt heaps!
In general, there seem to be differences in noise levels between different machines of the same model among ResMed and Philips machines.
Sometimes, it's a flaw, but sometimes, it just seems to be more noisy for unknown reasons. There is some "black magic" in noise from airflow, so it's not really clear why one machine is noisy and another isn't.
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