HT-3300 vs. HT-5040 vs. HT-7120 Massage Chairs
by Human Touch
If you are looking for a bargain on a good massage chair, look no further than the models produced by Human Touch. An American company with chinese-manufactured massage chairs, these quality chairs offer features once found only on more expensive chairs. For example, one of their biggest sellers is the HT-7120 massage chair, popular because of all the bells and whistles included for a reasonable price.
You can spend even less, and get either the HT-5040 or the HT-3300 with the same great roller technology. These models offer fewer features, but not everyone wants all the fancy additions found on higher priced chairs.
Since these three chairs are so closely related, I will review for you the similarities and differences between them.
HT-7120 Massage Chairs
A few years ago, the HT-125/135/136 series was popular, but improvements needed to be made. The HT-7120 was developed to include features absent from the older models, like adjustable intensity of massage rollers and calf airbags. Low back heat was not featured in older models.
The HT-7120 utilizes bonded leather instead of real leather upholstery which helps keep the cost down. The Human Touch massage chair specialty of a 60 degree swivel is included. Also, both the ottoman and chair back operate with a power recline feature.
HT-5040 and HT-3300 Massage Chairs
The HT-5040 massage chair is essentially the same chair as the HT-7120. However, intensity adjustments for the calf airbags or rollers, power recline, and low back heat are not included.
An even more basic chair is the HT-3300 with its manual feature to recline the chair back. It does include a power benefit for raising and lowering the ottoman which keeps you from having to bend over for adjustment.
HT-3300 Massage Chair
These three models all have the same basic look. The major difference in the HT-3300 massage chair is with the arm rests. The HT-7120 and HT-5040 both have soft and rounded upholstery on the arm rests, whereas the HT-3300 has arm rests of wood.
To justify prices for the HT-3300 and HT-5040 at lower levels, Human Touch has not included some of the features you will see in the higher priced models. At the time of writing this article, the HT-3300 sells for $1499, the HT-5040 for $1999, and the HT-7120 for $2899.
If you have priced quality massage chairs at all, you know that these are very good prices. I am certain you have not seen many name-brand massage chairs advertised for prices like these. However, it is good to be careful when you shop. There are incredible prices on chairs out there with lots of features and they sound wonderful. But, check around and be sure to find out the warranty and customer service guarantees before you buy.
These three Human Touch models all come with a standard one year comprehensive, on-site warranty, three year chassis/structure warranty, and two year parts warranty. One thing I have found with Human Touch is that their customer service is second to none. I love the fact that after the sale, they are always there to help whether offline or online.
It is good to think about things like warranties and customer service when you consider an off brand. If you have a problem with the chair, you want the company to be there to help you get it fixed. Human Touch has a great reputation for customer service and warranty support. Whether you decide on the HT-7120, HT-5040, or HT-3300, you will find that a Human Touch massage chair will serve you well.
Dr. Alan Weidner
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