Among rain-can style showerheads, we found the best reviews for the Moen Velocity 6320, which includes both a rain-shower setting and a concentrated spray for effective rinsing. Users like its stylish design and say the showerhead is very comfortable to use. It's available in standard chrome; for about $100 more, you can get the same showerhead in brushed nickel, brushed bronze or antique bronze. One downside is that its wide width (eight inches) may require the installation of an extension pipe in some showers. It's also very expensive, especially if you want a finish other than chrome. If you don't want to spend so much but want a luxurious shower, owners recommend the Peerless 2-in-1 Shower System (*Est. $35), which combines a fixed and handheld shower for maximum coverage.
ConsumerReports.org and Fine Homebuilding magazine include the Moen Velocity 6320 in professional showerhead reviews, though only ConsumerReports.org appears to have tested showerheads. We found user reviews for this model at Buzzillions.com and FaucetDirect.com.
ConsumerReports.org subjects 18 showerheads, among them the Moen Velocity 6320, to rigorous tests of water consumption and hot water temperature. Panelists rate showerheads on ease of use and comfort.
Review: Showerheads, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Aug. 2009
2. Fine Homebuilding
Fine Homebuilding magazine recommends the Moen Velocity 6320 in a roundup of quick showerhead replacements. Methodology is not discussed, however, and it's unclear from the discussion whether the showerheads were tested or not.
Review: Five Quick Showerhead Replacements, Nena Donovan Levine, April 3, 2009
About 10 owners weigh in on the Moen Velocity 6320 at plumbing retailer FaucetDirect.com. All give it a perfect rating, praising its stylish design and comfort. A few note that it works well in homes with low water pressure.
Review: Moen 6320 Velocity Multi Function Shower Head Only with 1/2 Inch Connection, Contributors to FaucetDirect.com
Buzzillions.com has about a half-dozen reviews for the Moen Velocity 6320, which receives a very high average rating from users. The showerhead receives praise for its "soothing" rain-shower setting and attractive design.
Review: Moen 6320 (Available in Multiple Finishes) Reviews, Contributors to Buzzillions.com