Davinci IQ v Pax 3 v Firefly 2

The Firefly 2 and Davinci IQ is discontinued and replaced by the Firefly 2 Plus! and Davinci IQ 2. Other Firefly vaporizers and Davinci Vaporizers can be found here.

To pick the best vaporizer between a DaVinci IQ, a Pax 3, and a Firefly is almost an impossible task.

How can you pick a product out from such a line up of exalted excellence? Its a bit like saying Caravaggio is better than Picasso, or Monet was superior to Vincent Van Gogh, or James Joyce was superior to Oscar Wilde. 

How can a man decide which peacock in all their beautiful blue, gold, and red plum is the superior bird? How can you choose whether ones mans experience standing on top of Everest, the top of the world, is better than another mans?

It truly is an impossible task, because sometimes in life we humans reach the pinnacle of such excellence that distinguishing between the greats becomes a task of such monumental difficulty that ultimately the task becomes an exercise in sheer futility. 

But in this blog, in spite of the difficulty of the task at hand, we will try and distinguish between the vaping greats, and come up with an answer as to who reigns supreme amongst the vaping leviathans of the world.

The Pax 3

Let's start off with The Pax 3 which is a colossal vaporizer setting the standard for vaping excellence throughout the world. 

The Pax is one of them products that not only will meet your expectations, but will blow away your expectations. After a few puffs from one of these little beauty's, you'll come away from the experience like a new man, revitalized and refreshed and ready to take on the world.

Nothing will phase you anymore, as you, and your Pax, look towards your vaping future with confidence.

Pax 3 & Pax 2 are more or less the same size and has many of the same features only better. The Pax 3 has a higher glossed metal finish in comparison to the Pax 2, and overall the vaporizer looks sleeker and more refined. The Vaporizer will heat up in a matter of seconds and this is due to the enhanced 3000mah battery which packs far more power when it comes to getting your device up and running.

The most significant advancement is the products ability to work superbly with concentrates. This vaporizer when using concentrates will provide you with a high of such magnitude and impact that you’ll be pinching yourself afterward wondering did it really happen. As most vaping connoisseurs are aware the Pax and the Pax 2 struggled badly when it came to working with dry herbs, but thankfully with the fantastic new upgrade in the Pax 3, these struggles are coming to an end. This new machine from Pax Labs has truly set the benchmark when it comes to vaping excellence.

Additionally, there are also a number of other accessories which come along with the Pax 3 such as the second oven lid which is designed for use with your half-baked bowls. Another major black mark against the Pax 2 was that you had to pack the chamber to the brim in order to achieve peak performance, but Pax Labs have solved this problem by including the second oven lid.

The product does stick to using conduction technology for heating but we don’t see this as being a major issue when you take into consideration the vapes overall performance. Your Pax 3 will also come equipped with a stainless steel chamber which helps to make your vape more flavorful and enjoyable.

Overall, the Pax 3 is marvelous device that you can't but help being impressed with. This is a product of the finest perfection that gives you an extraordinary unforgettable vape. A machine of such quality that you’ll nearly be blinded by its sublime astonishing beauty. Every last component of the Pax 3 seems to have been made with user satisfaction in mind and user enjoyment being at the forefront of Pax Labs goals. In finishing, all I can say is that as soon as you purchase a Pax 3 the product will become like a beloved member of the family supporting and reassuring you in your time of needs.

Davinci IQ

When it comes to the DaVinci IQ you'll get your hands on a vaporizer of extravagant self-indulgence. You'll receive a high of ravishing quality that will leave you drooling at the mouth with the mere thought of your next hit. This product is designed to take your vaping expectations to the next level. By using only select premium quality materials, that all serve to enhance your vaping to the next level, DaVinci has set the benchmark for vaping excellence.

The first thing you'll notice you when you purchase a Da Vinci is the size of the device. I saw some pics of the vaporizer before I bought it so I knew it wasn't exactly big, but I was surprised at how small it actually was when it finally did arrive in the door. In spite of its small size, the vaporizer does weigh more than what you would expect, with it feeling solid and durable when you hold it in your hands.

In comparison to the PAX 3, which weighs around 95grams, the IQ weighs in at 145 grams, which is heavier, but it's not exactly like carrying a tonne of bricks so the weight shouldn't be much of an issue. The overall size of the device makes the extra weight a small price to pay when you take into account the entire package that is on offer.

The buttons on the Da Vinci all work like they should and you won't encounter any issues here.

I have to say that I love the zirconia ceramic style which adds flavor and panache to the overall package. Every bit of space in the device is utilized to the highest degree with every thought seemingly going into how to provide you with a superior vaping experience. Another factor in the IQ's favor is that it doesn't seem to emit the same level of smell that some devices emit. An overpowering smell can be off-putting to some people but this is something you won't have to worry about with the IQ.

The Da Vinci IQ has gotten rid of the traditional LED screen and now the vaporizer features a grid of 51 small LED screens which conveniently provides you with feedback on your device. A very convenient feature is the interchangeable 18650 battery which allows you to change batteries at any moment. The Da Vinci also features a ceramic heating chamber which does seem superior to other devices. One of the most impressive features of the Da Vinci is the Zirconium material which is used in the vapor pathway which provides a vape compared to your standard vape.

The device uses an aluminum casing which protects your precious herbal contents from the elements. The only ceramic pathway in the vaping world adds an extra touch of class to the product and not to mention it also adds an extra level of flavorful vapors.

The newly designed "flavor chamber" sits directly on the vapor path and does seem to enhance the overall potency of your vape. The Da Vinci IQ also features a fantastic smartphone app which gives you access to precision-guided temperature control, or, you can also use the 'Smart Path' mechanism to adjust the settings as you see fit. Overall the performance of the Da Vinci is superb with excellent temperature controls, and the magnificent zirconium vapor pathway.

The DaVinci also has four pre-set profiles which facilitate your use in customizing the app. When using the machine for the first time you'll soon discover that as soon as you have it turned on the device gets going in about ten minutes and that after that you'll discover that there'll be three different heating steps to fully program. All you'll have to do is drag the steps to your desired temperature and off vaping you'll go. Some of the profiles that your app has the capacity to set up is the "flavor chaser" profile and also the "heavy hitter" profile and both of these profiles are excellent options to have within your vaping artillery.

The device also allows for temperature tuning on board, so basically you'll never have to use the app if it's not to your liking. The great thing about the Da Vinci is that the option is there if you want to use the app you can, and if you don't you still can use the Da Vinci with the same level of proficiency.

Overall, the Da Vinci is quite a marvelous vaporizer that is sure to take your vaping experience to the next level. The name itself, Da Vinci, exudes class and the machine performs with the same level of superlative skill. When you experience this superb apparatus you'll be left wondering why you ever tried any other vape. Everything that you've previously become acquainted with before will be like a wasteland of nothingness. The Da Vinci IQ is redefining the parameters of the vaping world and taking us into territories unknown.

Firefly 2

The Firefly 2 employs the latest vaporizing technology to give a high of truly spectacular quality. An ultra heating system is adroit and works a treat as it heats up your herbs in a matter of seconds. The swappable batteries are also a very convenient extra that acts to make your vaping experience smooth and easy. The product itself is sleek and professional looking with a unique and flavorful vapor. Another marvelous part of the Firefly 2 is the heating chamber which is totally unique in its design and overall functionality. You can see the heat chamber directly through the glass, which is a superb feature as it tells you when your vape needs refilling.

Unlike many other devices, the batteries of the Firefly 2 are removable which allows the user to easily swap the battery to another fully loaded one. Another positive feature is that the battery can be fully charged and ready for action in under 45 minutes. The magnetic lid is another element that excels as the lid provides an extra blanket of reliability and reassurance to the user.

One of the extra benefits of a Firefly 2 is how easy you can clean the device. With this product, you can clean it in less than 12 seconds. The only thing that may take some extra time is the mouthpiece, which does take that extra few seconds to get cleaned, but overall nothing major. One thing that does seem to attract dirt is the window, but this area is only cosmetic and more importantly, it won't affect performance.

Another factor that weighs in favour of the Firefly 2 is that you seem to encounter a lot less resistance when vaping, which for me is a tremendous advantage. As long as you're willing to experiment you're sure to find the vapor quality that suits your needs. Just be prepared to take chances with your Firefly and the Firefly will reward you handsomely. From my experience, if you try and follow the manual you'll be left sorely disappointed.

Beware of trying a steady draw as this method just doesn't suit the machine. The key to using the Firefly is to sip it like you're sipping a cup of coffee and the product will give you a very pleasurable vape. Remember, the secret is to let the Firefly heat up, wait until its ready, and then take short sips and you'll be guaranteed that the Firefly will repay your faith.

Overall, the Firefly is a vaporizer that just seems to have it all- it looks classy, it vapes classy, it operates classy, and most of all it has reliability. When the chips are down, when times are bad, the Firefly is like a trusty companion that you'll have at your side.


All three of these vaporizers are tremendous, and if there is one thing in life that I've come to understand its that everyone has different needs, wants, and desires and the same thing is true when it comes to reviewing vaporizers. I genuinely don't believe that I can single out one vaporizer as being superior to the other because that would be like me telling you what you should eat for breakfast or dinner. But in saying that, I cant get cold feet and refuse to jump into the cold icy water, sooner or later in life a man needs to make a decision and take the plunge. What's the best vaporizer? Well, ultimately, the answer to this lies with you, the vaper, only you can decide what your vaping needs are in this life.

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But on a personal level, I must say that I loved the Firefly 2. I loved the devices quick-fire sessions, and I loved the fact that the vapor was real quality. Another factor that weighed me in favour of the Firefly was the replaceable batteries which came in very handy when I was in places where I needed a quick session. I found the battery very convenient, in particular , when I was hiking and needed some back up after my original battery ran out and needed replacing. Ultimately, the Firefly is a product that seems like its always there for you in your moment of need. Also, the Firefly is a device which is easier to take a whole host of sips out in comparison to other devices. Overall, there is no right or wrong decision in regards to the best vaporizer only you can make that momentous call. 

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