The Moen Velocity S6320 is a good choice for those who can't decide between a rain shower and a more traditional spray. Professionals and users alike praise its generous stream, which switches from a gentle rain to a stronger spray with the touch of a lever. Users also admire its durable construction and easy installation. The only complaint we saw, apart from the high price, is that it may not produce enough flow with low water pressure.
Switches from soothing to vigorous. The Moen Velocity S6320's 8-inch head has 100 nozzles that produce a generous stream, which Fine Homebuilding magazine describes as "enough coverage to satisfy any water-loving mammal." Various reviews describe the rain shower setting as "gentle," "calming" and "soothing." Flipping a lever produces a stronger spray from just 30 jets, which Amazon.com reviewers describe as "bracing," "massaging" and great for rinsing away shampoo. Professional tests also show the shower head maintains temperature well. However, a few owners say that if you don't have strong water pressure in your home, the Moen's strong stream may dwindle to a dribble, especially when other water-using appliances are running.
Simple to install and use. Owners find the Moen Velocity S6320 easy to install. Those who had trouble with the water pressure say it's fairly easy to modify the shower head by removing the flow limiter (a small washer that can be popped out with tweezers and a paper clip). One user who had a question about the shower head called Moen and had no trouble getting answers from a cheerful and helpful associate. Reviewers also report no problems using the shower head once it's installed. Once in place, says an Amazon.com reviewer, "it was simple as get in and go."
Handsome and durable. Owners are impressed with the Moen Velocity S6320's construction. Unlike many less-expensive shower heads, it's made of metal, and users describe it as solid. They also admire the Moen's appearance. It comes in five finishes -- chrome, brushed nickel, brushed bronze, antique bronze or oil-rubbed bronze -- so there's a style to suit every home. The Velocity is backed by a limited lifetime warranty, and reviewers are pleased that it's made in the USA. They note, however, that the beautiful and durable construction comes with a steep price tag. The chrome version costs around $170, and other finishes are about $100 more.
Male and female staffers at ConsumerReports.org test 18 different shower heads, including the Moen Velocity S6320, over an eight-week period. They measure flow rate and water temperature and evaluate each shower head based on the feel of the water flow and the ease of adjustment.
Review: Showerheads, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not dated
We found about 100 reviews here for the Moen Velocity S6320, with an impressive overall rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. Owners love its strong flow, sturdy built, adjustable pressure and easy installation. The only thing they dislike is the relatively high price tag.
Review: Moen S6320 Velocity Two-Function 8-Inch Diameter Rainshower Showerhead, Chrome, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of December 2013
3. Fine Homebuilding
Interior designer Nena Donovan Levine recommends five easy-to-install shower heads. She says the Moen Velocity S6320 "has enough coverage to satisfy any water-loving mammal," but there's no indication that she has actually tested it or any of her other picks.
Review: Five Quick Showerhead Replacements, Nena Donovan Levine, April 3, 2009
Buzzillions.com has about 20 reviews for the Moen Velocity S6320, gathered from various online faucet retailers. The shower head earns 4.6 stars out of 5 overall, with praise for its performance, durability, versatility and good looks.
Review: Moen S6320 (Available in Multiple Finishes), Contributors to Buzzillions.com, As of December 2013