S8 Elite™ II CPAP Machine
The S8 Elite II is the premium continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) model in ResMed's S8 series. The overall design has changed little, but major improvements can be seen in the quietness of the motor and the new Easy-Breathe technology. The Elite II is a compact, all-in-one system that is ideal for travel or the home.
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"I now own both machines and would like to compare them.
First, both are excellent machines and either will be the best CPAP you have ever used. Bar none! Much better than the REMstar that they replaced.
Second, both the EPR (ResMed) and C-Flex (Respironics) work beautifully. I will never again use a CPAP without this technology!
Third, both machines have excellent heated humidifiers (Yes, order the bundle!) and I would not be without this option.
Fourth, their size and weight are very similar, both travel very well
1. The Resmed Elite II is much quieter than the M Pro. The M Pro changes pitch as the C-Flex drops the pressure during exhalation. But you quickly get used to it. My wife asked me if my Elite II was working... she could not hear it, being used to the M Pro cycling. Neither is very loud but you barely hear the Elite II.
2. The M Pro is easier to set up, the Elite II has lots of options and choices. To be fair, the M pro was set up by Apria and I had very little to change. The Elite II had its CPAP pressure set by CPAP.com and I set all the other options. Quite intuitive but takes 15 - 20 minutes of reading the book.
3. The Elite II humidifier (H3i) seems to hold more water and just a bit easier to fill. Both are great.
4. The Respironics products are supported by most sleep clinics, Resmed needs to provide software and card readers to all clinics because it seems that Respironics has a lock on them... (IMHO) I don't know if my doctor can use the data from my Elite-II -- I'll ask him Monday.
Summary: Either one works beautifully and will give you the therapy you need. The Resmed Elite II will be my favorite (Quiet!) but the Respironics M Series Pro may be best for your Doctor's ability to study your therapy."
"Ramp plus EPR creates comfortable transition to peak pressure"
"I had an older S8 and was happy with it. I have had light to moderate sleep apnea for 15 years and am comfortable with a nasal mask and no humidifier. I tried the most current models of both the Resmed and Respironics machines and found that the design, compactness, and noise factor of this model beat out the newer machines that are designed to be used with a humidifier."
"I was a little nervous, buying a CPAP machine online. I thought it might be difficult to set it up myself - without the help of a technician. I was wrong.
The setup was easy; the instructions understandable. Within just a few minutes it was working perfectly. I can't believe a CPAP can be this small and quiet."
"Its small size makes traveling a breeze. Its super quiet and if you find the hidden menu to adjust air pressure, you can adjust it yourself if you get a cold and need more pressure. I wish it had a longer cord. I need to travel with an extension cord because hotels don't often have an outlet near the bed that is available and open. The air filters are ok, and rather extensive to replace. I found home depot has room airconditioner filters and if you get the ones that filter 'pollen' and/or pet dander, are the best. Its cheaper and works as a filter just as good."