Decided that I didn't want to go through another winter of scratching, so I'm looking for a humidifier. Because it's something that needs to be on pretty much all the time, and because the noise issue with it is basically the same as it is with my computer, my first instinct was to discuss it here.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on these three models, particularly in regards to their relative noise levels:
Venta Airwasher LW24
Venta-Sonic VS 207
I'm particularly keen on the Airwasher, since it's a different technology from the other two and, though it's rated for a blistering 32 dB at it's _lowest_ setting, I've read several reviews saying that it's quiet and one saying that it's quieter than the Air-O-Swiss (rated for <25 dB).
I did find this comparison between the Venta-Sonic and another Air-O-Swiss model, which makes a pretty compelling case for the Venta:
Particularly if you listen to the noise clips. But it seems that Venta-Sonic has gone out of business recently and I'm concerned about the availability of demineralization cartridges in the future if I get that model.
Anyone with an Airwasher here? Care to comment on the noise?