The vaporizer competition has never gotten as good as pitting the Davinci IQ against the Firefly 2.
These two rivals are both high-end products from reputable manufacturers with notable innovations. However, they are quite different in that the Davinci IQ is pure conduction while the Firefly 2 gives pure convention heating.
The Firefly 2 is a sophisticated update from the Firefly 1 seeing that it can handle both concentrates and flowers. By that, it can deliver one of the best-tasting vapors ever experienced by anyone. To fully understand its excellence, let’s have a breakdown of its features:
The Firefly 2 gives a sort of on-demand kind of vapor quality that is amazing once you get used to it. The herbs are only heated when you draw hot air through it. The flavor is spectacular and you will appreciate it more once you learn the ropes of using it.
Ease of use
Firefly 2 has a learning curve that you have to get past to enjoy the full tasty flavor from this product. You also need to access the Firefly 2 app to derive some functionality from this product. That too will need a lot of getting used to.
The Firefly 2 is sleek, smaller and has a removable battery. The vapor pathway is made of both glass and stainless steel. The mouthpiece is made of plastic. What’s more, is that it only takes less than 10 seconds to heat up.
The Firefly 2 has largely cut down in size from the original Firefly. However, it has a small chamber size meaning that you will be forced to repack it more often than other vaporizers.
The Firefly 2 Battery can power 4-6 sessions per charge.
The Firefly 2 gives the user a limited temperature change via its app. The concentrate setting is about 260C while herb range is 170C to 215C.
Firefly 2 costs $329.95.
This being a conductive vaporizer, it depends on the radiant heat from the hot oven walls to vaporize your herb. A brief look into its specifics is as follows:
The entire IQ pathway is made of ceramic zirconia which means that it can preserve the flavor and give an excellent vapor.
Ease of use
The IQ also has a learning curve that every user has to go through. The upside is that you won’t have to use the app after you learn about all of its special heating styles.
The Davinci IQ is sure soft to touch with all-ceramic vapor pathway. The user can also customize a ton of heating styles in one session.
The Davinci IQ comes in a smaller package than the Firefly 2 and with a large individual battery. It also has a large chamber meaning that you won’t have to repack it after every session.
The Davinci IQ’s battery takes a bit longer to charge than the Firefly but it will give you more battery life (and a few more draws) out of each session.
The IQ app offers temperature flexibility with modes that can preset temperature options. This is largely contributed by Davinci’s special feature called the Smart Paths that automatically increases temperatures during your drawing session.
The Davinci IQ costs $274.95
Conclusion: Who Wins?
Both the Davinci IQ and the Firefly 2 are impressive on their features but Firefly 2 takes this one home. Reason being that despite the cost, the device is a bit more versatile allowing the user to use both concentrates and flowers. When it comes to flavor, you can pick on the slightest of changes thereby giving you an unparalleled experience. On-demand heating is another reason to choose it over the IQ.
However, Davinci IQ is still a good buy if you consider the smart paths and battery convenience. Either of these vaporizers would be good for you depending on the features you fall in love with.