Both of them are portable, and they’re both very good, but the way they heat and the way you use them varies a lot.
The Firefly vaporizes your material with super-heated air (convection), and the PAX heats your product with radiant from the hot oven walls (conduction).
They both have their advanatges and disadvantages and honestly everybody should make room in their collection for one of these (or both).
Check out the table below for the main differentiators:
|Portable Vaporizer Comparison||PAX 3||Firefly 2|
|Oven Material||Stainless Steel||Glass Walls, Steel Screen|
|Vapor Path||Stainless Steel (w/ silicone mouthpiece)||Borosilicate Glass & Stainless Steel (w/ polypropylene mouthpiece)|
|Draw Duration Required For Maximum Vapor||~5-10 seconds||~15-20 seconds|
|Charge time||~2-3 hours||~45 mins|
|Bluetooth / APP||Yes||Yes|
|True Heat-up Time||30 seconds||5 seconds|
|Easy to Load?||Yes|
|Vapor Smoothness||Very good||Amazing|
|Flavor / Taste||Above-average||Superb|
|Works with Concentrates?||Yes w/ oven accessory||Yes w/ concentrate pad|
|Precise Temp Adjust||Only with APP||Only with APP|
|Country of manufacture||China||China|
|Dimensions (my measurements)||3.9″L x 1.2″W x 0.8″H||5.1″L x 1.6″W x 1.0″H|
|Warranty||10 Years||2 Years|
|VapeRating||Tier 1 Top Pick||Tier 1 Top Pick|
|PAX 3||Firefly 2|
If you own either one of these or if you have any questions about how they compare please share your thoughts below!
In the video below I compare the Firely 2 with the PAX 2 (their previous model) but believe it or not most of what I say is still applicable for this newer comparison: