The Oral-B Pro 2 2500 is a UK MODEL.
It is made available for purchase on Amazon.com.au, but is an import from the UK.
It comes with the wrong power adapter for Australia.
DO NOT PURCHASE.
The Pro 2 2000 is the Australian equivalent.
Which one would we choose?
Our choice: Oral-B Pro 2 2000 (view on Amazon)
2nd choice: Oral-B Pro 2 2500
The Pro 2 2000 is the brush to go for. It is our most recommended, and winner of our best electric toothbrush here in Australia.
The Pro 2 2500 is not a model for the Australian market. It is an import from the United Kingdom. It comes with the wrong power supply.
It is technically the same as the Australian Pro 2 2000, just with a different name.
The Pro 2 2500 is an English (United Kingdom) model and is not made for the Australian market. It comes with a 2 pin UK and not a 2 pin AU power adapter.
If we ignore this significant difference, the differences between them are as follows:
- The Pro 2 2000 comes in 3 colours (dark blue, pink & black) compared to the 2 colours (black & pink) of the Pro 2 2500.
- The Pro 2 2500 comes with either a CrossAction or 3D White brush head compared to the CrossAction head only with the 2000.
- The Pro 2 2500 comes with a travel case as standard.
- The travel case provided with the Pro 2 2500 is slightly different in design to that provided with the 2 2000.
- The Pro 2 2500 is the more expensive brush.
These differences are explained at length later in this article. However, you might wish to learn more about each brush being compared. To do so, check out our hands-on reviews:
Please note. Every effort is made to ensure the key differences listed are correct, but these differences are subject to change without notice. Products and the box contents can be changed without notice and different variants can exist.
Detailed comparison: what’s the difference between the Oral-B Pro 2 2000 and Pro 2 2500?
The first difference between these 2 models is that the Pro 2 2500 is not made or designed for the Australian market.
It is sold on Amazon.com.au, but is sold by Amazon UK.
This means it comes with a 2 pin UK power adapter and not the required 2 pin AU power adapter.
To make it work here in Australia, you would need to purchase a new charging stand with the correct power plug.
I strongly advise you stick to the Pro 2 2000.
The Pro 2 2000 is essentially the same brush as the Pro 2 2500, it is just they are marketed under slightly different names for different markets.
They both have the same handle design, cleaning modes, brush motor, pressure sensor, timer, pacer and small round brush head.
Aside from this, the first difference is the colour of the grip on the handle.
The Pro 2 2000 is available with a dark blue, pink or black grip.
The Pro 2 2500 is available with either a black or pink grip.
The black gripped 2500 is actually their ‘midnight black’ colour option, which means the brush head colour is also black, whereas with the 2000 the heads are all white in colour.
The Pro 2 2500 is available with a CrossAction head on the black gripped unit and with a 3D White brush head on the pink handled variant.
With the Pro 2 2000 sold in Australia, all come with a CrossAction brush head.
This UK edition of the Pro 2 2500 comes with a travel case included in the box as standard. This is not so with the Pro 2 2000.
However, there is 1 variant, the one with the black grip that does come with a travel case.
The case provided with the Pro 2 2500 is plastic but has a squarer shape compared to the more rounded and bulbous case with the Pro 2 2000.
With the 2500, the case colour is either black or white, whereas it is transparent with the Pro 2 2000.
The final difference is the price. The Pro 2 2500 is the more expensive toothbrush.
Does one clean better than the other?
No there is no difference. Technically they are the same from the perspective of cleaning abilities so to claim one cleans better than the other is unjustified.
With the right technique and regular cleaning, you will leave your teeth feeling and looking healthier, but if you are using the Pro 2 2000 or 2 2500 on the daily clean or sensitive mode, there is no known difference in their actual results.
Is one better priced than the other?
Yes, the Pro 2 2000 is the cheaper of the 2 brushes, although on the face of it at least it looks like the Pro 2 2500 is cheaper.
At the time of writing, the exchange rate, for Great British Pounds (£) to Australian Dollars ($) is such that the 2500 comes in at around $67.
However, there are shipping fees of around $15 to add onto this.
This makes the actual price about the same as the Pro 2 2000. But, you will then have the additional cost of purchasing a replacement charging stand for the brush, because the one supplied with the Pro 2 2500 will not work in Australia.
The cost of a charging stand is about $30. So all told, the Pro 2 2500 will cost about $35 more and take longer to arrive.
But, please do not buy it.
The Pro 2 2000 has a retail price of $159, but sells for around $80.
Factor in the ongoing ownership costs of replacement brush heads ($7 each) and the cost over 3 years works out at $0.14 per day.
Please note that all prices quoted are approximates and will vary based on location, supplier and time of purchase. These figures were correct at the time of writing and should not be relied upon as hard fact, but used as a guide during your decision process.
Go for the Pro 2 2000, its the Australian equivalent to the Pro 2 500.
Just be sure to pick up the model with the bonus travel case included if you can.
Ultimately, whatever brush you decide upon, it is you who needs to make the decision; but do so based on which is best for your needs or that of the end user.
Only pay the price you are happy with and do not be led into buying something if it is not right.
Hopefully, I have presented the facts and made the whole decision process that little bit easier.
If you found this useful, have any questions, thoughts or opinions, please leave them in the comments below.