Which one would we choose?
The Pro 2 2000 is the winner here.
This is because it is usually the cheaper of the 2 models.
The Pro 2 2500 does however become our choice, providing it is no more than S$10-15 more than the 2000.
The 2500 comes with a travel case which the 2000 does not. This is worth a small premium.
But, more often than not it is the 2000 that is cheaper, making that the more sensible purchase.
Given the limited differences, it is more about what is right for you and what the price is at the time of purchase.
The following table lists the key differences between each brush.
A more detailed list and explanation of the differences can be found beneath the comparison table.
|Pro 2 2000||Pro 2 2500|
|Recommended Retail Price (RRP)||S$170||S$170|
|Cleaning Action||3D Oscillating Rotating & Pulsating||3D Oscillating Rotating & Pulsating|
|Number of Cleaning Modes||2||2|
|Timer & Pacer||Yes||Yes|
|Battery Life (Days – Manufacturer claimed)||14+||14+|
|Number of Brush Heads Included||1||1|
|Position Detection Technology||–||–|
|Handle Colour(s)||Dark Blue|
|Other Key Information||–||–|
- The Pro 2 2500 comes with a travel case in the box whereas the Pro 2 2000 does not.
- The Pro 2 2500 comes in 4 colour options (Black/White, White/White, Pink/White & Black Edition colour options) compared to the 2 options of the Pro 2 2000 (Dark Blue/White & Pink/White)
- Brush heads provided (subject to model).
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:
There is another model called Pro 2 2900 which many have asked about how it compares to the Pro 2 2000 & 2500. CLICK HERE to see our summary and verdict.
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?
OK, so let’s be clear from the start here the differences between these two models are minimal.
It is very easy to get confused with the array of different options available from Oral-B, so you need to pay attention to ensure you are getting the right brush for you.
Technically, the Pro 2 2500 sits above the Pro 2 2000 in the range as it offers more in the box.
With the 2 2500 you get a travel case included.
A fairly basic but functional affair, the case is made from plastic.
Hinged on the left side 2 halves of the case come together to lock tight and provide a relatively strong travel case, despite the relatively limited thickness to the plastic.
Subject to the variant, the exact design of the case and colour can differ. It is either clear, white or black in colour.
4 sides of the case are usually flat, with the right and left sides curved.
The clear case is a bit more bulbous with limited flat edges.
The case holds the brush handle and up to 2 brush heads.
Functional for the backpacker to the businessperson, it does not have the level of quality and premium construction some might desire but it does the job of avoiding accidental activation and keeping the brush out of contact with other items in your bag.
Aside from the travel case, the other key difference is the handle colour.
The physical size and features of the brushes are identical, but the colours are different.
Made from a gloss white plastic, the Pro 2 2000 comes with either a blue or pink rubber grip that runs down the front of the handle, contrasting against the white plastic, The Pro 2 2500 comes with either black, white or pink rubber down the handle.
Hopefully, this all makes sense so far.
Another slight difference is the brush head that comes provided. Both models will come supplied with 1 brush head as standard.
However, there are different package options where the brush head provided differs.
As standard, it is a CrossAction head that is included, but UltraThin and 3D white heads can be included too.
The differences between the brush heads are explained in our ultimate Oral-B brush head guide, if you would like to know more.
As a result of the case being included, it is generally the Pro 2 2500 is more expensive than the Pro 2 2000.
The Pro 2 2500 has a recommended retail price of S$170, just like the Pro 2 2000.
Both brushes typically sell with a 25% discount at around S$130.
Prices do vary, but at times the difference in price can be minimal at other times much more significant.
Either are good brushes and it’s personal opinion which is right or best for you.
S$10-15 extra is worth it for the case.
However, more often than not the Pro 2 2000 is going to be the cheaper option.
You can purchase different brush heads and even the case separately if you require, so you are not limited should you decide in the future you want a slightly different configuration.
With the key differences covered I want to reiterate how the brushes are so very similar.
Both have 2 cleaning modes, Daily Clean and Sensitive.
A timer, quadpacer and pressure sensor are built into both handles.
2 weeks battery life is possible from the built in lithium-ion battery.
The handle is water resistant and comes with a 1 year warranty.
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?
Despite the same retail price and both being subject to a discount of around 25%, because the Pro 2 2000 is more widely stocked, it is normally the cheaper of the 2 models.
At times the price of the 2500 is lower, but this is not always true.
The 2500 is worth more because of the travel case included.
You can purchase the travel case separately, this would normally be anywhere between S$15-20 so spending $10-15 extra to have this included in the box I think is worth it.
Thus if you think you would like or benefit from a travel case it might be worth paying a few dollars more over and above the Pro 2 2000 to benefit from the case.
However, given that the 2000 is sold more widely the prices tend to be more competitive and more significantly discounted, making it the more sensible purchase.
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.
I generally recommend the Pro 2 2000 as the one to go for as for most this is the better buy.
As I have pointed out though with so little between them the Pro 2 2500 sometimes will be the better buy. Particularly if you want the travel case.
Ultimately, choose the brush you are most happy with and pay a price you are content with.
Oral-B Pro 2 2900 vs Pro 2 2000/2500
As the article above has highlighted, the fundamental difference between the Pro 2 2000 and the Pro 2 2500 is the inclusion of the travel case with the 2500.
However, to complicate things further there is also a Pro 2 2900 within the Oral-B range. You may have come across it or been offered it as an option for you. No doubt you are wondering how it compares. Let me explain.
Which one would we choose?
There is not easy answer here really.
If the decision was on price alone, then the Pro 2 2900 would be our overall choice, because although it is more expensive to buy, when you factor in that for the higher price you get 2 brush handles, it actually works out better value per handle.
However, it is not necessarily as black and white as this and depends on your personal circumstances to some extent.
If you need or want dual handled package then the 2900 can be a really good value purchase.
But for most it will be the Pro 2 2000 as for most, this is the better buy.
This is because unless you need 2 brush handle, there is little point buying the 2900.
You might think you can give the other handle to a friend or relative, you certainly could. However, they would then need to buy a charging stand for it, if they did not have one.
Even if you do need 2 brush handles, the 2000 can be a more attractive option, because if you buy 2 of the 2000 models you will get 2 charging stands compared to only a single charging stand with the 2900.
Lets assume you are a couple living together and you buy the 2900. It would be cheaper to buy outright, but if you went on holiday, neither of you have a travel case to store the toothbrush handle and head in.
If you needed to charge the toothbrush, you have to share a charging stand, whereas the Pro 2000 comes with 1 with each handle and that useful travel case.
The typical price for the 2900 appears to be around S$199 compared to the $130 for the 2000. That would make 2 of the 2000 S$60, $15 more expensive than the 2900. However, factor in the cost for an extra charging stand, should you need it and the difference is now not so great.
To conclude, both brushes are technically the same. The cleaning performance is identical, its what you get in the box and the value that each offers you. You need to decide what is important.
Pro 2 2000 vs Pro 2 2900
- The Pro 2 2900 has 2 brush handles in the box whereas the Pro 2 2000 has 1.
- The Pro 2 2900 comes with either 2 x Black/White handles or 1 x Pink/White and 1 x Black/White. The Pro 2 2000 comes with 1 x Dark Blue/White or 1 x Pink/White handle.
- Pro 2 2900 comes with 2 x CrossAction brush heads. Pro 2 2000 comes with 1 x CrossAction or 1 x UltraThin head, subject to variant.
- The Pro 2 2900 comes with 1 charging stand to shared between the 2 brush handles.
- The Pro 2 2000 has a retail price of S$170 compared to $240 of the 2 2900. Both discounted by around 25%+. Price per handle generally cheaper with Pro 2 2900.
Pro 2 2500 vs Pro 2 2900
- The Pro 2 2900 has 2 brush handles in the box whereas the Pro 2 2500 has 1.
- The Pro 2 2900 comes with either 2 x Black/White handles or 1 x Pink/White and 1 x Black/White. The Pro 2 2500 comes with 1 x Black/White, 1 x White/White or 1 x Pink/White handle.
- Pro 2 2900 comes with 2 x CrossAction brush heads. Pro 2 2500 comes with 1 x CrossAction or 1 x 3D White or 1 x UltraThin head, subject to variant.
- The Pro 2 2500 comes with a travel case.
- The Pro 2 2900 comes with 1 charging stand to shared between the 2 brush handles.
- The Pro 2 2500 has a retail price of S$170 compared to $240 of the 2 2900. Both discounted by around 25%+. Price per handle generally cheaper with Pro 2 2900.
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.