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ResMed AirSense 11 vs DreamStation 2
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ResMed AirSense 11 vs DreamStation 2
Hey,

I know many people right now have a dislike (they probably would use a different word) for the DreamMachine 2 due to the recall. It's a huge mess, I understand. But I do plan - assuming they don't give me a new machine - to buy a new one at the end of the year. And I am a little torn.

I actually never liked my PR SystemOne machine. My DME at the time basically sold me an old unit as they were going out and being replaced by the DreamMachines by the time I bought my SysOne. Which, really in this case, kind of screwed me because all of the machines that have been replaced b y the recall so far have been the DreamMachines :/ But I digress. You live, and you learn. 

But it never worked right. It would never turn on automatically. Which is a huge feature that I love. 

But I knew the DreamMachine had a good humidifier system. And I read a lot of positive reviews with it. But same with the AirSense 10, and that's what i ended up replacing my SysOne with (although it is borrowed from my dad). 

The reason I am torn is the AirSense 11 doesn't look different (feature wise - I know there are physical differences). But then there's the DreamStation 2. Some people have said it seemed a step backwards from what they had, but then they complain about things I don't care about (the look, the finger prints, ect). So when it comes to the Humidifier system, the auto shut on/off feature, and the way the app works and if it shows useful data ... that's what i really care about.

So I say all of that ... to see what are the opinions of the owners of these machines? And what did you come from? Is the AirSense 11 worth upgrade from the 10? Is it basically the same (which isn't nec a bad thing)? What about the DreamStation 2 - is it better than the SysOne? Is it about the same as the AirSense 10/11? Better? Worse?
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RE: ResMed AirSense 11 vs DreamStation 2
I would say stick with the AS10. The AS11 uses the same power supply as the AirMini, 65W, whereas the AS10 uses a 90w supply. To me, this means they had to lighten up the internals to drop 25 watts. In my opinion, I feel the AS11 is a stop-gap release. It provides a sellable product when parts are scarce, and prevents anyone getting an AS11 from jailbreaking it up to a higher model's capabilities.

Again, this is just my opinion and I don't have any facts to support this theory, other than my gut.
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RE: ResMed AirSense 11 vs DreamStation 2
I preferred ResMed even before the foamgate. I would stick with that brand. I see more board members getting better therapy easier with ResMed than Philips Respironics, in part due to better algorithm control.
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RE: ResMed AirSense 11 vs DreamStation 2
@Crimson Nape & SarcasticDave94 Thank you for your replies!
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RE: ResMed AirSense 11 vs DreamStation 2
I would agree with the sentiments above.

I have an AS11. Not my choice, just what the DME chose. It’s working fine and I’m happy with it. But…

If I were choosing, I’d currently go with an AS10 (or AS10-for-her if I wanted that algorithm). There are still supply issues getting filters, heated hoses and reservoirs for the AS11 while all that stuff is readily available for the AS10. And from what I can see, the AS10 construction seems more robust than the AS11.

So while I’m happy with the AS11, I still think the AS10 wins on supply / accessory availability and construction.
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RE: ResMed AirSense 11 vs DreamStation 2
@ScottZZZ Thank you for your input! Do you think the supply chain issues will be resolved by the end of the year? That’s when I’m really considering to buy a new machine. My insurance deductible will be used after my wife has our forth child (lol I definitely need sleep after this) so that’s why I want to buy a new machine. I also don’t want to use this machine until it dies. I won’t have a back up like I did this time.

Anyway thank you so much!
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RE: ResMed AirSense 11 vs DreamStation 2
I too would purchase an A10 over the A11. Although, if you aren't ready to buy until the end of this year, you may have a harder time finding an A10 if you're going for new. I would keep that in mind.

As far as the DS2, I wouldn't personally buy one over a ResMed.
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RE: ResMed AirSense 11 vs DreamStation 2
I chose the AS10 For Her model as my Dreamstation replacement.  I wanted the extra algorithm, plus I read that the heated hose angle on the AS11 is not as good as on the AS10.  Also, the For Her version is a lot prettier.   Bigwink   I would NEVER go back to a Dreamstation.  I like the ResMed SOOO much better! like
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RE: ResMed AirSense 11 vs DreamStation 2
(02-01-2022, 08:10 AM)astraith Wrote: Do you think the supply chain issues will be resolved by the end of the year? 

I wish I knew.  It isn't clear how much of the problem is the generalized world-wide supply/shipping situation, and how much is due to Resmed's own production capacities.  

It really *seems like* (total speculation here) Resmed wasn't quite ready to start shipping the AS11 but accelerated the machine production and release due to the Respironics recall and related shortage of replacement machines.  I fear they may not ramp up production of spare parts (hoses, humidifiers, filters) until they get closer to satisfying demand for the machines themselves.

Just no way to predict, and I have not seen any statements or news releases from Resmed that would give any clue.   But owning an AS11 (I got mine in Sept-2021) and having to wait a month for a heated hose, then being unable to easily source filters, buy a spare heated hose or spare humidifier has been somewhat frustrating.  Adequate filters have become available via 3rd party manufacturers, but I haven't seen any supply improvement on the other parts -- nothing available at online sellers, and my DME reports long back-order times as well.
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RE: ResMed AirSense 11 vs DreamStation 2
I own both a ResMed AS 11 and a ResMed AS 10.  I previously used the DreamStation 2, but returned that to my DME.  So, having used all three, I too prefer ResMed, but I do not agree that the 10 is a better choice if you can get the AS 11 today.  The old user interface of the 10 has been improved greatly with the 11. If you can move away from the older hardware of the 10 (albeit a workhorse and great machine), why wouldn't you want to move into the year 2022? The AS 11 seems to do everything that the AS 10 does, but in a much slicker package. Using both devices, I prefer the AS 11. I'm certain that supply issues are temporary.
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