Vornado 660 vs. 733 – Which is better?

Ben Leonavicius
By Ben  • Updated:   October 2, 2023
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When pitted against each other, the Vornado 660 vs. 733, while there are a number of minor differences there is not a huge amount of MAJOR differences between the 2 fans.

In fact, if we exclude the aesthetic look of a fan there are really only 3 key differences between the 2 which you should know before you buy.

Read on to find out more.

Vornado 660

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Vornado 733

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Vornado 660 vs. 733 Key Differences

  • Full 90-degree tilt
  • 4 speeds
  • Digital switches
  • 3 base positions
  • 3 speeds
  • Analog Dial

Though there are a few differences between the 660 and 733 there are effectively 3 key differences between the 2 fans. They are the direction you can point the fan, the number of speeds, and the switches/controls.

Fan direction

A fairly key component of a fan is the direction you can point the fan. The Vornado fans are a bit different to other fans in that they are not made to oscillate, they work by creating a ‘vortex’ of air movement around the room.

The increase in air movement creates the cooler surroundings, rather than just blowing on you like a standard fan. So the fans are designed to be stationary and be pointed at the walls to help create that airflow.

No the difference between the 660 and 733 is that the 660 has no fixed direction along its axis, where you have to point it, so you can point it effectively anywhere along the axis.

The 733, however, has 3 fixed positions on the axis where it can point. This effectively means a little less control over where you can point the fan.

Speeds

Another key difference in the 660 vs 733 battle is the number of speed each fan has.

The 733 comes equipped with 3 speeds while the 660 has 4 speeds giving you slightly more control over the amount of airflow coming from the fan.

Controls

The design of the 2 fans is a little bit different with the 733, the older model of the 2 fans having a slightly more dated design (funnily enough).

To control the fan speeds there is a dial on the back of the fan which you twist around to get to each speed, similar to a volume dial on a stereo.

The 660, however, is a bit more modern in form and function with the controls to change the speeds being in the form of a button, so all you do is press the buttons to change the speeds.

Vornado 660 vs. 733 Price

The 2 fans are fairly similarly priced but depending on whether or not you catch things during a sale the 733 happens to be the slightly less expensive of the two fans.

Vornado 660 vs 733 Size

  • Vornado 660: 11.8″W x 13.5″D x 15″H
  • Vornado 733: 14.8″W x 14.9″D x 15.3″H

The Vornado 733 is the bigger of the 2 fans in width, height and depth.

Though in the greater scheme of things the difference in size is fairly negligible.

There is unlikely to be a scenario where one of these fans’fits’ better in a space than the other.

Vornado 660 vs 733 Weight

  • Vornado 660 – 7.3 lbs.
  • Vornado 733 – 8.5 lbs.

Measuring slightly larger in every dimension also means the 733 is a little heavier than the 660, but again, the difference is minimal so shouldn’t really be an issue in any way.

Vornado 660 vs 733 CFM

One of the other most important considerations when buying a fan it is airflow or CFM.

The difference between the 660 and 733 is very little with the maximum speed being a difference of 1 CFM to the 660.

Probably the important factor here is that there are 4-speed settings in the 660 which means there is a bit more airflow control on that unit.

Design

The design of the 2 fans is not too dissimilar however the 660 is the newer fan and does have, what one might say, an updated design.
Its finish is more glassy and the unit itself is more sleek looking than its 733 counterparts.

On both fans, you are able to remove the front grill, which makes the cleaning of both the 660 and 733 easy.

Vornado 660 vs 733 Customer Reviews

Like most other stats on both these fans, surprisingly though, given the number of reviews each has, customer feedback is nearly identical.

The feedback is overwhelmingly good for both these fans and there is not much that differentiates them when it comes to customer satisfaction.

In some ways it is not surprising, as effectively it looks as if the 660 is a slight upgrade of the 733.

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