Ekrin Bantam vs B37S

In this Ekrin Bantam vs B37S review, we will compare the mini massage gun and the flagship device of Boston, Massachusetts-based Ekrin Athletics to each other.

The Ekrin Bantam was created as a lightweight and budget-friendly option for a life on the go. The Ekrin B37S, on the other hand, is geared towards athletes and professional users. So should you go for the compact, yet surprisingly powerful Bantam, or opt for the B37S instead?

This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.

Stall Force

35 lbs

55 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 6 hours

Up to 8 hours

Adjustable Speed

2000 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

2000 to 3200 ppm, 5 levels

Working Noise

Up to 58 dB

Up to 55 dB




Comparison: Ekrin Bantam vs B37S


The head attachment of the Ekrin Bantam travels 10 mm into the muscle tissue, leading to a more vibrational and surface-level type of massage experience. The B37S has an amplitude of 12 mm and is thus better suitable for a more percussive treatment.

Winner: Ekrin B37S

10 mm

12 mm


With a stall force of 35 lbs, the Ekrin Bantam is a fairly powerful massage gun – especially when considering its small size. Nonetheless, it is not enough to compete with the B37S, which only reaches it limits at around 55 lbs of resistance.

Winner: Ekrin B37S

35.0 lbs

55.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

Both devices are tied when it comes to their respective minimum and maximum frequency of 2,000 and 3,200 percussions per minute (ppm). But while the Ekrin Bantam divides this range into three different speed levels, the B37S has five:

  • Level 1: 1,400 ppm
  • Level 2: 1,800 ppm
  • Level 3: 2,200 ppm
  • Level 4: 2,600 ppm
  • Level 5: 3,200 ppm

On the highest level, the frequency of Ekrin Athletics‘ flagship device alters between 2,400 and 3,200 ppm. This is done to intentionally confuse the muscle and help avoid a plateau in your recovery, which is a feature that athletes will surely appreciate.

Winner: Ekrin B37S

2000 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

2000 to 3200 ppm, 5 levels


Unfortunately, neither the Ekrin Bantam nor the B37S can be connected to your smartphone. If you would like to easily track your treatment sessions and follow some of the warm-up and recovery routines used by professional athletes, consider the Hypervolt and Theragun brands.

Winner: Draw



Ekrin Bantam Video Review


Although the Lithium-ion battery inside the Ekrin Bantam already contains enough juice for up to 6 hours of usage, it still does not come close to the 8 hours of the B37S. With every treatment taking just a few minutes, both devices will get you through several days on a single charge.

Winner: Ekrin B37S

Up to 6 hours

Up to 8 hours


Although it is the brand’s most powerful model, the engineers at Ekrin Athletics simultaneously managed to keep the Ekrin B37S’ maximum noise level at just 55 decibels (dB) and thus slightly below the 58 dB of its smaller competitor.

Winner: Ekrin B37S

Up to 58 dB

Up to 55 dB

Ekrin B37S Video Review

Attachments & Accessories

To allow you to personalize the massage experience to your exact needs and the muscle group you are about to target next, the Ekrin Bantam includes four interchangeable head attachments. The B37S even comes with six different massage heads:

  • Bullet: Pinpoint treatment including hands, feet, and knots
  • Cone: Silicone tip for targeted treatment near tender and bony areas
  • Flat: Great for overall use
  • Fork: Designed to treat the spine and neck
  • Round (Foam): Overall use on large muscle groups
  • Round (Silicone): Low impact for treating sensitive and sore areas

Both massage guns ship with a travel case for easy storage and transport.

Winner: Ekrin B37S

4 massage heads / Travel case

6 massage heads / Travel case

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Ekrin Bantam vs B37S comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of the two devices. Unsurprisingly, the Ekrin Bantam does not only have a significantly lower weight, but also takes up less space in your gym bag.

Winner: Ekrin Bantam

1.1 lbs, 6.0 x 4.5 x 1.9 in

2.2 lbs, 9.5 x 7.4 x 2.5 in

Conclusion: Ekrin Bantam vs B37S

As one would expect when comparing an entry-level device with a flagship product, the Ekrin Bantam managed to win only a single category. That said, it does exactly what it is supposed to do – being a budget-friendly and compact mini massage gun that packs a surprising punch.

If you want the better device overall, you should obviously opt for the Ekrin B37S. It is powerful enough to appeal to serious athletes, offers great possibilities for personalization with five speed levels and six head attachments, and has one of the longest lasting batteries on the market.


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