Buzzy vs. Rumbly Vibrations

Slutty Girl Problems Slutty Girl Problems
I'm new to reviewing toys (and using different kinds of toys), so am hoping for some help with my vocabulary.

I'm seeing a lot of vibrators described as "buzzy" versus "rumbly". What's the difference?

Is buzzy weaker, rumbly stronger? Is it the sound they make? Or something else entirely?

Thanks!!
10/29/2013
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CinnamonNights CinnamonNights
Buzzy vibrators and Rumbly vibrators are different, but mostly in the sensation they give and the noise they make. It's mostly a category for the vibration type rather than strength.

Buzzy vibrators tend to make a more loud, silence piercing noise, and of course make a BZZZZZZ noise reminiscent of a buzzy bee. Buzzy vibrators tend to feel tingly in sensation, so due to this and the noise some people don't like really strong buzzy vibrators. Too much tingling of course and it might start to "sting"....Buzzy bee sting? Bad pun so sorry.

Admittedly I haven't tried many rumbly vibrators, but this is the sort of impression I get.

Rumbly vibrators can be loud too, but they generally make a more quiet, low hum. It tends to sound slightly more muffled, and sounds more like a low pitched Vrmmmmmm. Sort of like a cat purring, or a rumbling game controller. ("RumblePaks"? Too Old?) Rumbly vibrators have a more deep vibration, and they tend to be considered stronger. Mostly they aren't stronger, they are merely felt more deeply than buzzy vibrators. I think that buzzy vibrators tend to be more pinpoint, while rumbly vibrators tend to mostly spread throughout the vibe.

Both vibrator types can come in strong or weak, so being Buzzy/Rumbly does not really decide on it's strength. Also a vibrator can be both buzzy and rumbly, as some vibrators have different settings that have a different sensation. Or a vibration can feel like a mix of rumbly and buzzy. Due to the deeper vibrations I think that Rumbly vibrations are good for internal vibrators. Either vibrator type can be good for external vibes, but I personally prefer buzzy vibrators for clit vibes. Both have good and bad points. Some like both vibe types, some only like one of them, and some people just like them depending on what they use the vibrator for.

o3o Hope it helped, and hope it wasn't too long.
10/29/2013
Slutty Girl Problems Slutty Girl Problems
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Originally posted by CinnamonNights
Buzzy vibrators and Rumbly vibrators are different, but mostly in the sensation they give and the noise they make. It's mostly a category for the vibration type rather than strength.

Buzzy vibrators tend to make a more loud, silence ... More
WOW!! Thanks for all the info - this is SO helpful! I'll definitely be on the lookout for this more as I explore my new toys, and review them..

So far, the only toy I have that seems more "Rumbly" than "Buzzy" is the We Vibe 3. I'm getting Eden's version of the Hitachi this week, so I'll see which it seems to be!

Do you guys tend to prefer rumbly or buzzy vibes?
10/30/2013
CinnamonNights CinnamonNights
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Originally posted by Slutty Girl Problems
WOW!! Thanks for all the info - this is SO helpful! I'll definitely be on the lookout for this more as I explore my new toys, and review them..

So far, the only toy I have that seems more "Rumbly" than "Buzzy" is the We ... More
I personally prefer buzzy for clitoral vibes and rumbly for internal ones. Also here's a poll thing I did on that a while ago:
link
Here ya go- doesn't have all the answers in the world but a few people answered already; It might give a general idea of peoples preferences.
10/30/2013
Slutty Girl Problems Slutty Girl Problems
Quote:
Originally posted by CinnamonNights
I personally prefer buzzy for clitoral vibes and rumbly for internal ones. Also here's a poll thing I did on that a while ago:
link
Here ya go- doesn't have all the answers in the world but a few people answered already; It might give a ... More
This is fabulous!! Thanks!
11/04/2013
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