Bigron452 wrote:Hello Everyone,
Thrilled I found this forum. I've been using a cpap machine for the past 9 yrs, without any issues. My machine is getting older (ResMed S6) and has served me well. It's always been noisy, never had a humidifier - just a blower, tube and mask. The sound has never bothered me or my wife. Now my company has switched insurance companies and I'm looking at getting a new cpap machine. The medical supply company that I use now carries the Philips System 1 pro with humidifier. I've never used (or seen for that matter) this system in person, only photo's online. I'm looking to get user reviews of this machine, or should I take my script to another company and stick with ResMed? .. Just looking for some likes and dislikes, I will go take a look at both units, but want to know if there are some things that I should consider first. Thanks in advance for your replies!!
If the choice is between a PR System One Pro
and a Resmed S9 Escape
, there is an obvious answer.Pick the PR System One Pro. The System One Pro records full efficacy data including both leaks and AHI datahe; the S9 Escape only records compliance data.
Data is the only way you can verify that your therapy is actually working. Yes, there's the highly subjective "How do you feel?" way of measuring therapy. And if you feel great, that's fine. But if you start feeling lousy, then there's no way to figure out whether there's something that needs to be adjusted concerning your therapy.
The System One Pro is a state of the art fixed pressure machine. It compares well in terms of both comfort and quality of therapy to the Resmed S9 series. On paper it is slightly noisier, but most actual users have no trouble with the sound of the machine. The rainout control is built into the humidifier rather than an optional (and expensive) heated hose the way it is on the S9 Escape. For many of us, the System One's rainout control works quite well even without a heated hose.
The System One Pro's exhalation relief system (C-Flex+) does not work the same way that the Resmed's EPR does. So if you currently use EPR on your older Resmed machine, it may take a bit of an effort to get used to C-Flex+ instead of EPR.
Final note: If the choice were between a Resmed S9 Elite
and a PR System One Pro
, then I'd say stick with Resmed unless it would be far cheaper OOP to get the System One Pro. That's because the Elite records the full efficacy data that the Escape does not.