DreamStation vs ResMed AirSense

Philips Respironics DreamStation vs ResMed AirSense 10

At The CPAP Shop, we have created a side-by-side CPAP machine comparison, looking at two of our most favored machines: the Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto and the ResMed AirSense 10 Auto.

Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto

The Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto is an innovative, low-profile machine that is 18% smaller and 28% lighter than its predecessor. The sleek, stylish design includes a front-facing, color screen that displays daily progress and a top-mounted humidifier hose swivel.

ResMed AirSense 10 Auto

The ResMed AirSense 10 Auto is a premium sleep therapy machine. It is designed to automatically adjust the air pressure delivery throughout the night, ensuring that you always receive the lowest pressure needed. The ResMed team has also created the AirSense 10 Auto for Her—featuring an algorithm uniquely designed to respond to female-specific sleep apnea characteristics. With each version, the top priority is to provide comfort while delivering effective therapy.

Side-by-Side Auto CPAP Machine Comparison

 DreamStation AutoAirSense 10 Auto
Warranty2 with an option for 5 years2 years
Sound Level25.8 dBa26 dBa
APAP Weight1.56 lbs2.75 lbs
APAP + Humidifier Weight2.75 lbs2.75 lbs
Size7.6 x 6.2 x 3.34.6 x 10.0 x 5.91
Cold HumidifierYesYes
Standard/Auto ModeAuto and FixedAuto and Fixed
Pressure Range4-20 cm H2O4-20 cm H2O
Exhale Pressure ReliefYesYes
Battery OperableYesYes
Leak CompensationYesYes
Heated TubingOptionalOptional
FiltersPollen and Ultra-FineUltra-Fine
Bluetooth connectivityYesYes
Ambient lightYesYes

Feedback from Users

Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto Feedback

"Extremely satisfied with comfort and ease of use." - Review by Max

The unit is very quiet and also light weight. I have no problems with the humidifier and I love the heated tubing which I have never used before. I have been using CPAP for 19 years. The new technologies incorporated into the Dream Station is very useful and amazing !!!

"Best Machine Ever" - Review by ChristheOwl

Had the DreamStation for 6 months and I gotta say that I LOVE IT!! Best machine I ever had. I have the battery pack and use it camping (no humidifier though). Works perfect.

"simply the best" - Review by bigdutch

Tried and used 3 different ones. This one is simply the best, most useable, versatile, quiet and very efficient.

ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet CPAP Machine with Heated Humidifier Feedback

"Awesome machine, worth the price" - Review by Mouthbreather

After many hours of research, this was the best. I am so happy with it. It is small and quiet. I also use the heated tubing with this machine. It is the perfect set up. I have traveled with this, used it in hotels with no issue. Comes with a perfect travel case, also. I also love being able to log into the ResMed website and track my progress with the machine.

"The AirSense 10" - Review by Steveo

My wife had purchased this unit last year. I just started a CPAP and purchased the AirSense 10. Both of us love this machine. It's very quiet, great functions and nice carrying case for when we have to travel. Definitely a great purchase!

"Great machine" - Review by Victor G

I started using this machine about a month ago and I love it. My wife says that I stopped snoring. I sleep much better and I’m so tired during the day. Should have done this years ago.

So, Which One is the Winner? Which is better AirSense 10 or DreamStation?

While both CPAP machines match in quality, there are a few characteristics that make one preferred over the other. First, The DreamStation is the more lightweight and compact machine, making it by far the best choice for frequent travel. The AirSense 10 delivers more features and functionality while still providing portability.

For users who travel and want the basics, the DreamStation is the ideal CPAP machine. For users who like sleep coaching services and an integrated humidifier in their travel CPAP, the AirSense 10 delivers.

If you have any questions about either the Philips Respironics DreamStation or the ResMed AirSense 10, call our customer care team at 866-414-9700 or email questions@thecpapshop.com.

Chris Vasta

Chris Vasta is the president of The CPAP Shop and an expert in sleep and respiratory therapy. He often provides insights on product design and functionality on various manufacturers’ prototypes and is frequently tapped to provide reviews on new releases.