Mebak 3 vs Mebak 5

Can’t decide between the Mebak 3 and the Mebak 5? Or do you simply want to know what the differences are between the two massage guns? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I will compare the Mebak massagers. I’ll also show you which one is better. Since I have tested both models myself, I can report on my own experience.

 

Comparison – Mebak 3 vs. 5

Criteria

Mebak 3

Mebak 5

My Rating

Motor Power

60 Watts

30 Watts

Speed Levels

5

5

RPM

640 - 3,200

1,300 - 2,800

Amplitude

12 mm

10 mm

Noise (from 40 cm Distance)

45 dB - 57 dB

46,5 dB - 57 dB

Material

Plastic

Plastic

Battery Capacity

2,600 mAh

2,000 mAh

Battery Life

2 to 3 hours

2 to 3 hours

Weight (without Attachment)

1.81 lbs (823 g)

1.66 lbs (754 g)

Scope of Delivery

  • Mebak 3

  • Ball Attachment

  • Flat Head Attachment

  • Nubbed Flat Head Attachment

  • Bullet Attachment

  • Fork Attachment

  • D-shaped Attachment

  • Cushion Attachment

  • Carry Bag

  • Attachment Carry Bag

  • Charger

  • Manual

  • Mebak 5

  • Ball Attachment

  • Flat Head Attachment

  • Nubbed Flat Head Attachment

  • Bullet Attachment

  • Fork Attachment

  • D-shaped Attachment

  • Carry Bag

  • Attachment Carry Bag

  • Charger

  • Manual

Mebak 3

Mebak 5

My Rating

My Rating

Motor Power

60 Watts

Motor Power

30 Watts

Speed Levels

5

Speed Levels

5

RPM

640 - 3,200

RPM

1,300 - 2,800

Amplitude

12 mm

Amplitude

10 mm

Noise (from 40 cm Distance)

45 dB - 57 dB

Noise (from 40 cm Distance)

46,5 dB - 57 dB

Material

Plastic

Material

Plastic

Battery Capacity

2,600 mAh

Battery Capacity

2,000 mAh

Battery Life

2 to 3 hours

Battery Life

2 to 3 hours

Weight (without Attachment)

1.81 lbs (823 g)

Weight (without Attachment)

1.66 lbs (754 g)

Scope of Delivery

  • Mebak 3

  • Ball Attachment

  • Flat Head Attachment

  • Nubbed Flat Head Attachment

  • Bullet Attachment

  • Fork Attachment

  • D-shaped Attachment

  • Cushion Attachment

  • Carry Bag

  • Attachment Carry Bag

  • Charger

  • Manual

Scope of Delivery

  • Mebak 5

  • Ball Attachment

  • Flat Head Attachment

  • Nubbed Flat Head Attachment

  • Bullet Attachment

  • Fork Attachment

  • D-shaped Attachment

  • Carry Bag

  • Attachment Carry Bag

  • Charger

  • Manual

 

Scope of Delivery and Attachments

I have listed the scope of delivery in the comparison table. As you can see there, both massage guns come with all the accessories you need to use such a device. Here I can’t criticize anything with both pistols.

There is a small difference between the Mebak 3 and the Mebak 5 only in the attachments. The Mebak 3 is supplied with an air cushion attachment. This is not included in the Mebak 5. If you want to massage sensitive areas, you should rather choose the Mebak 3. The air cushion attachment is intended precisely for these areas of the body.

 

 

Functionality

While the scope of delivery is quite similar, there are significant differences in functionality between the Mebak 3 and Mebak 5. The biggest difference is probably the motor. The one in the Mebak 3 has a power of 60 watts. This is double the power of the 30-watt motor in the Mebak 5, which I also noticed in use. The Mebak 5 blocked much faster under light pressure than the Mebak 3.

The Mebak 3 is slightly better than the Mebak 5 in terms of impact depth, with a stroke length of 12 mm compared to the 10 mm of the Mebak 5. The Mebak 3 also covers a wider range in terms of impact frequency. The power levels of the Mebak 3 have the following impact frequencies:

  • 1st Level: 640 rpm – daily relaxation
  • 2nd Level: 1,280 rpm – muscle activation
  • 3rd Level: 1,920 rpm – release sore muscles
  • 4th Level: 2,560 rpm – enhance blood circulation
  • 5th Level: 3,200 rpm – deep tissue massage

The shock frequencies of the Mebak 5, in turn, are as follows:

  • 1st Level: 1,300 rpm – daily relaxation
  • 2nd Level: 1,500 rpm – muscle activation
  • 3rd Level: 2,000 rpm – release sore muscles
  • 4th Level: 2,400 rpm – boost blood circulation
  • 5th Level: 2,800 rpm – deep tissue massage

From a purely functional point of view, the Mebak 3 is clearly ahead.

 

Usability

In terms of usability, the Mebak 3 and Mebak 5 do not take much from each other, as both have very similar control elements. There is a button at the top of each of the massage guns. Pressing this button for a few seconds starts the motor in the gun. By pressing the button again, the power levels are switched through. The current level is shown on display. This operation is very easy.

The only difference, however, which does not affect the operability much, is the switch on the bottom of the Mebak 3. This switches the power on and off. The Mebak 5 does not have such a switch.

 

 

Handling

Two factors are important for handling. One is the handle, and the other is the weight of the massage guns.

The handle of the Mebak 3 is rubberized and ribbed. This prevents it from slipping out of your hand quickly. However, it has quite a large circumference, which is why (very) small hands might have problems grasping it.

The Mebak 5, on the other hand, has a very narrow handle. However, it neither has a ribbing nor rubber to prevent it from slipping out of hand. Nevertheless, it can be held very well. Thus, both pistols have their advantages and disadvantages. In the end, you have to decide which of the mentioned features is more important to you.

The two massagers don’t differ too much in terms of weight either. I measured the weight of 1.81 lbs (823 g) without the attachment for the Mebak 3 and 1.66 lbs (754 g) without the attachment for the Mebak 5. Thus, both devices are in the rather low range and do not feel too heavy even during long use.

 

Power Supply

Both the Mebak 3 and the Mebak 5 have a battery for the power supply in the handle. The battery of the Mebak 3 has a capacity of 2,600 mAh. The capacity of the Mebak 5 is a bit lower at 2,000 mAh. However, since both devices have differently powerful motors, both batteries last about the same amount of time – about 2 to 3 hours in practice.

Charging both batteries is also done in the same way. Both massage guns are supplied with a power supply unit. This is plugged into the bottom of the Mebak 3 or 5 and connected to a power source. Charging thus only takes a few hours.

 

 

Both massage guns also have one negative feature in common regarding the power supply. Neither the Mebak 3 nor the Mebak 5 has a replaceable battery. So if the battery in one of the guns breaks, the entire massager has to be replaced.

 

Noise

In order to obtain comparable values for the volume, I used both massage guns from 40 cm in front of a volume meter. I obtained the following values for the Mebak 3:

  • 1st Level: ~ 45 dB to 46 dB – similar to rain
  • 2nd Level: ~ 47 dB to 48 dB – similar to croaking frogs
  • 3rd Level: ~ 49 dB to 51 dB – similar to birds chirping
  • 4th Level: ~ 52 dB to 53 dB – similar to a conversation
  • 5th Level: ~ 55 dB to 57 dB – similar to a (very) loud radio

With the Mebak 5, in turn, I determined the following noise level:

  • 1st Level: ~ 46,5 dB – similar to croaking frogs
  • 2nd Level: ~ 53 dB to 54 dB – similar to a conversation
  • 3rd Level: ~ 56 dB to 57 dB – similar light road traffic
  • 4th Level: ~ 50 dB to 51.5 dB – similar to a TV
  • 5th Level: ~ 53.5 dB – similar to a conversation

Thus, both devices are rather quiet, especially on the lowest settings. However, both devices emit annoying noises. The Mebak 3 rattled in my test. The Mebak 5, on the other hand, beeped strongly on the medium levels. This also explains the untypical increase in volume on these levels.

Overall, I would prefer the Mebak 3 in this aspect. This is mainly due to the beeping sound of the Mebak 5, which is not only very loud but also very annoying during massage. Whether this is a general problem of the Mebak 5 or only occurred with my copy, I can not say.

 

Material and Quality

Under this point, I would like to talk about the material, the processing, and the smell of the massage guns.

I will start with the material. Here, no real differences can be seen in both massage guns. Both the Mebak 3 and the 5 are made mostly of plastic. Nonetheless, both guns look very high-quality and sturdy. Only massage guns made of metal look a bit more valuable.

 

 

The two devices from Mebak are also very similar in terms of workmanship. Both devices have clean edges and small gaps. Thus, they can also keep up with top models.

I rate the smell since often cheaper models smell unpleasant of rubber. Unfortunately, I could also notice this smell on the Mebak 3. Here, the handle had a very chemical feel. This was not the case with the Mebak 5. It simply smells “new”. So the Mebak 5 has the edge here.

 

Price

I paid €101.99 for the Mebak 3 on Amazon. Even when I tested it a few weeks later, the price was around $100. For the Mebak 5, on the other hand, I paid for 99.99 €. In fact, the price when I tested it was only $80.

All in all, both massage guns are thus in a similar price range. Accordingly, I can’t name a clear winner here from a price perspective. Rather, you should pay attention to which of the two guns is more convincing.

Alternatively, you can keep an eye out to see if one of the two guns is heavily discounted. In that case, I would simply opt for the cheaper model since the two pistols are otherwise not all that different.

 

Conclusion – Mebak 3 vs Mebak 5

Mebak 3 or Mebak 5? That’s the question I wanted to answer in this article. However, as is all too common, there is a little clear answer here. Both massage guns have their strengths and weaknesses. Since both devices are also found in a similar price range, you should choose the model that better suits your needs and requirements.

Below you will find an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of both guns. These will help you with your purchase decision:

 

Mebak 3

  • low volume at low levels
  • space-saving transportable
  • carry bag included
  • simple operability
  • very good handling
  • 7 attachments included
  • with display
  • good price
  • strong motor
  • good pressure sensor
  • handle smells unpleasantly like rubber
  • not as valuable as devices made of metal
  • battery not replaceable
  • quite loud on the highest setting
  • rattling noises during use
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Mebak 5

  • low volume at the lowest level
  • carry bag included
  • space-saving transportable
  • simple operability
  • very good handling
  • 6 attachments included
  • fair price
  • with display
  • very well processed
  • loud beep sound on medium levels
  • battery not replaceable
  • motor quite weak
  • not as valuable as metal devices
  • no additional functions
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Marcel

Hi, I'm Marcel! Here at massage-gun-guide.com, I review different massage guns to find the best device on the market. All the massagers I have held in my own hands, so I can always report from my own experience. In addition, I clarify all myths and questions about massage guns. More about me.

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