Mayflash F300 vs Mayflash F500: What’s the difference?

Mayflash F500 Review

Mayflash F300 Vs Mayflash F500 Comparison Table

Mayflash F300



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Mayflash F500



Mayflash F500 Review

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Height

9 in.

9 in.

Width

11 in.

15.7 in.

Depth

5 in.

5 in.

Weight

4. lbs.

6.53 lbs.

Platforms

XBOX ONE / XBOX ONE S, XBOX 360, Nintendo Switch, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4

XBOX ONE / XBOX ONE S, XBOX 360, Nintendo Switch, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4

Features


  • 8 button layout and joystick

  • Multiple platform support including PS4 and Xbox One

  • Support for Sanwa Denshi Buttons and Joystick

  • Turbo Button


  • 8 button layout and joystick

  • Can be played on most platforms

  • Support for Sanwa Denshi Buttons and Joystick

  • Turbo Button

  • Headphone Jack

  • Replaceable Top Acrylic Panel and Top Paper Cover Panel

  • Cable Cabinet

  • 2 Metal Panels


Size and Weight

The Mayflash F500 is obviously the bigger of the two fightsticks and it weighs more. Therefore the F500 is of higher quality. Also, I find that the F500 doesn’t move around as much and stays in my lap which is where I prefer to play.

On the other hand, the F300 is more portable. I can just about fit the F300 in my backpack whereas the F500, well…good luck.

Design

The design of the Mayflash F300 is quite simple. There isn’t any flashy artwork or vibrant colors that make the stick stand out.

The Mayflash F500 is a little more exciting to look at. Not only is it bigger, but it also has this cracked artwork that looks quite cool, in my opinion. It also has some nice little touches, like a compartment for cable storage which isn’t present on the F300.

Performance

Both the Mayflash F300 and F500 use Mayflash’s stock button and joystick. Performance-wise they’re quite similar.

The buttons feel slightly mushy although it’s not too noticeable for a beginner. In addition, the joystick is a little less responsive than I would like.

If I had to pick between the two I would say the Mayflash F500 is slightly better. Ideally, I would prefer higher quality parts but it’s understandable considering the price of these fightsticks. You can of course easily mod these sticks and insert your own Sanwa parts, for example.

Modding

Both the Mayflash F300 and F500 are easy to mod. This involves removing the bottom panel via some screws and replacing the buttons and joystick.

The Mayflash F500 has the added benefit of built-in plexiglass. This means that changing the artwork is very simple.

The Mayflash F300, however, doesn’t have a built-in plexiglass. Therefore, you will need to buy this separately in order to add any artwork.

Price

The Mayflash F500 is more expensive than the F300. The price difference isn’t massive but could be a dealbreaker for some.

In terms of value for money, the Mayflash F300 is difficult to beat. It’s a great beginner fightstick that can be upgraded cheaply which will provide even more bang for your buck.

The Mayflash F500, whilst being bigger and better than the Mayflash F300, is priced closer to a mid-tier fighstick which it isn’t really. The performance of the fighstick isn’t great for the price. Whilst it’s a great fight stick you can spend a little bit more and get a decent Hori Rap Fightstick or Mayflash F500 Elite stick.

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