This is my first electric toothbrush. I do find it a bit noisy, but that doesn't affect my review. As this is a new thing for me, I can't compare the vibration to anything else, it just seems a little more rough than I anticipated. But nonetheless, this brush makes me feel like I get a much better clean than my manual brush. I really like the 30 second reminder for cleaning each area.
I chose this brush instead of the next step up because the others are all "smart" brushes and have apps you can put on your phone. Last thing I need is an app for my toothbrush.
I spoke with a dentist who is a good friend of mine, and she was happy to hear I purchased this. It is the same brush that her and her husband have, so I suppose I made a good choice!