Does it mean one is newer than the other? Or the numbers after the "R15" have nothing to do with newer technology or not?davring said:The manufacturer. They have identical functionality. There may be some minor quirks between them though.
But just between friends here...do we know which manufacturer made which one and is one manufacturer better?zuf said:The numbers (-100, -300, and -500 for the R15s) are used to denote the hardware manufacturer and have nothing to do with which one is newer than the other. Even though they are made by different manufacturers, they should be functionally equivalent.
Awesome...thanks zuf for the info!zuf said:As a matter of fact, I was just looking for that information. Here's what I found:
As for which is better, I imagine everyone will have their own opinions. Both R15's that I own are -500, so I don't have a frame of reference.
Some people may swear one is better than the other but they are manufactured to D*'s specs. You could try a search here and see if there are reported problems with a given manufacture, I don't recall any.jersey73 said:But just between friends here...do we know which manufacturer made which one and is one manufacturer better?
I didn't know that....carl6 said:As for how new each is, in actuality the -500 came first followed by the -300 then the -100 (in the specific case of the R15).
Keep the R15-300. I LOVE my R15-300's. I PUT UP with the R22 (and the 30 skip doesn't work that great either). Read the CE threads for details.jersey73 said:We, to my chagrin, they simply sent me an R15-300. So I am trying to decide whether to un-hook and send them back the "older" R15-500 (which I believe was manufactured in Jan. 2007) or simply send back the R15-300 they just sent me (which was manufactured in May 2007.) Any advice?